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Paying price for playing politics with terror

Mumbai’s night turned red , the soul of the city shattered and blood and chaos spilled over. The terror thumbstruck the city with long hands claiming the lives of more than 80 and injuring more than 250. The attack was brazzen , audacious and challenging the entire country of India. Its a warning to India , Indian public and shows how ridiculous our politicians are who instead of uniting to fight terror play politics with terror for more votes. Its shamefull that we have politicians of such colours cutting across all parties who are unwilling to join ranks to fight terror but being oppurtunisitics to play communal cards for their own voting arithmatics.

The Indian public should question , should be angry , should seek answers from the political power who are insensitive to the dangers that plague India and our life. Do we ? We at the end of the day tend to forget the events after few days when the dust is settled and bloods are wiped off. We are selfish party and we are partly to be blamed too. We make a mumble only when the terrorist strikes and then later watch the politicians play their callous and dangerous antics. The problem can be contained only if the common public arise to hold the collors ( if possible even the collar bones ) of the Indian politician and seek a solution for it without them playing politics with terror. Do we ?

The terror struck the main areas of mumbai – the hyper-busy CST (formerly VT) rail terminus; the landmark Taj Hotel at the Gateway and the luxury Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point; the domestic airport at Santa Cruz; the Cama and GT hospitals near CST; the Metro Adlabs multiplex and Mazgaon Dockyard . The terror cast its shadow in the streets of Mumbai claiming lives of innocents. Even now as i write this post there are visuals of Taj and Oberai under seige and special commandos trying to secure the hostages.

Meanwhile we lost brave policemen including the senior cops high-profile chief of the anti-terror squad Hemant Karkare , celebrated encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar , Mumbai’s additional commissioner of police (east) Ashok Kamte along with faceless common public and policemen. May their soul rest in peace. May Lord Krishna bless their soul and give their families and friends the strength and support at this most tragic hour.

0 27 November, 2008 India Matters November 27, 2008

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  1. janflora

    My heart goes out to all caught in the terror and political violence. I hope you are safe. The world is watching!

  2. Afaque

    its so depressing you know… we have been witnessing such attacks for more than two years now… it has become may b an ordinary thing but still the public at large is too depressed… God forbid these cruel people…. 🙁

  3. snow

    What is worse is the fact that every time such a tragedy strikes, everyone stands united for a while — but soon they forget and nothing ever gets done in the end which gives those $%^&* the chance to strike again, cuz they know how UNunited we really are. All they do is exploit our weakness.

  4. Mr.R

    @ Janflora

    Thanks for your concern and sharing our pain. Terrorism is an universal problem and hope we all stand united against it. Yes am safe as am not from mumbai.

    @ Afaque

    Terrorists have become like a mad dog that they bite anyone these days ..

    @ snow

    very true … frankly speaking common public needs to be blamed too partly , they fail to press the government for more stern and strick actions and forget the whole incident after few days till it strikes again … we have a short memory.

  5. Hellogoodbye AKA Butter AKA Lucky

    I am thankful to my Indian govt for making me emotionally numb and immune to any reaction as if nothing affect me, not even the death of someone close to me. I was not like this before. Even showing a car accident in TV news, it wud tear away my heart. For a week I wud be thinking about their family and how death wud affect them and refuse to think abt anything else. Nowadays my emotion remains flat, and numb and reckon as if just another routine day. I still find people out here and there are unlike me, but I know, sooner or later they become one of me, thanks to our government.

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