Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mumbai Under Seige

It has happened again... the hand of terror has hit Mumbai with such power and force that the city is still reeling from its effects.. more than 190 are dead and 300 injured, there have been blasts at Ville Parle, Hilton towers, Taj hotel and even Cama & GT Hospitals(!!) two taxis have been blown to smithereens, there was firing still going on at CST and Taj for two days and terrorists were throwing grenades out of a five star hotel while holding hostages inside!!

I was numbed into silence and cudn't seem to get myself out of this trance like state... didnt feel like talking to anyone, just wanted to sit and cry... and vent out my anger for these dastardly acts of terror... so many dead, so many injured...

What action or motive justifies this killing of innocent people??? which god gives these people the sanction to take the lives of innocent men and women?? does the agony and trauma of the common man not mean anything?? how does one wrong correct another wrong??? there are so many questions but no one to answer them.. In fact there are no answers... and while politicians start the blame game and play politics with the current tragedy, commandos risk their lives trying to flush out terrorists, people keep dying and Mumbai keeps burning..  Policemen helplessly watch Taj break into flames  Taj burns.. its like a nightmare!

Ambulance vans outside the Taj, hostages escaping through the windows, Army outside the Taj corridor,  Injured being brought out to the ambulance, hostages running for their lives at Trident Hotel and snipers pointing at Nariman house.. all these scenes thrown at us from the television screens just filled everyone with more despair than hope!!

With all this happening once again in our country, the question remains.. what are we going to do about it.. this question is for you.. and for me.. are we, the youth of India, again going to just sit back and watch the events unfold in front of our eyes, or are we going to take things in our hands and do something about it!!

Will we keep watching our brothers and sisters being killed mercilessly everytime a psychopath decides to fling a gun and throw grenades at us?? Or will we decide to take things in our hands to make sure something like this never happens again?

Our FATE is in our Hands.


vikram said...

So here we are now once again face to face with reality.

This year it started with the Jaipur attacks followed by the blasts in delhi and then Malegoan and finally the Mumbai the " maximum " city!... sure it took the maximum impact among all the terror strikes so far!

Do u know the reality?

nevermind.... in a short while I am gonna let you know that.

we all keep speaking about the spirit of the nation, the integrity of Indians, nothing kills the spirit of Indians, .........and all that! Whew! i wanna know who said all these....
On a serious note... what does all this mean? Does it have any real significance or is it just an emotional outburst of passionate words?

once again.... do you know the reality?

the PM has offered his condolences, internationally the presidents of he nations of UNESCO have offered their condolences over the phone, the compensations were offered to the late soldiers' families..... but............. does all this mean anything in terms of protecting the liberty of family, friends and of course ourselves whenever and wherever.......

The reality my dear friends is that we are under a false impression that India is a free country. There is evidence against it.......... infact there has never been more evidence as much as it had been this year itself!

So where are we......... Why have we come to this stage? what went wrong? Where did we go wrong? Are we missing something?

who is going to answer my questions?

I am a citizen of this country and as a citizen I have a right to ask this question if my country is really providing me the freedom to exercise my fundamental rights or is it just few words typed into out constitution?

Anonymous said...

maharashtra police has suffered a lot of changes right from its inception. previously it had a power to control crime and give a tough fight. but in due course of time, due to the fallacies in the law, some corrupt politicians and other anti social elements ( so called human rights welfare societies and media) have reduced the work of a policeman to just of maintaining proper law and order. most of the powers that police had are now questioned.. politicians and some senior police officers hav to b blamed. the recent police is not given proper trainin regarding modern arms and ammunition. also the bullet proof jackets that our police have ,can sustain the injuries of only 0.9 mm pistol or other weapon of this category ,whereas, the terrorists are equipped with AK47,56 and so on..there is no advantage of using those heavy jackets unless they r modernised. u cant blame a single person for this incidence. our entire system has to think and act well before its too late.. as far as the death toll is concerned.. wat we see on television is a approx figure. the original count of those dead- identified and missing is even more..

Anonymous said...

this time they will do something since the rich, opulent, and foreigners got affected.

Common lives have no values. Nothing was done with LT explosions etc. Now they are already blaming Pak and removing bus/train services.

Unknown said...

Well....Its all clear now..This Indian govt. is just a bunch of eunuches who don've the guts 2 take any action against the terrorists.They are just worried ab't their vote bank.We need those people who have the BALLS 2 do something Like Mr. Narendra Modi. Just look at Israel,small country surrounded my all terrorists BUT there are NO blasts there.They kill 100 terrorists if one of their citizens is killed.Are we so Weak,helpless in defending ourselves?????Everytime after a terror attack in India,All the politicians give all political crap like we won't tolerate these acts,all Indians sh'd maintain peace n harmony blah blah blah...
every time they blame pak fr it..Ok even after proving pak behind all terror acts..WTF have these politicians done???NOTHING..
So its upto us 2 elect sum1 good this time..If congress comes again 2 power thn we don've the MORAL RIGHT 2 crib n cry in future...

Unknown said...

Dear Friends,

Sorry. I am usually not a fan of forwarded emails but this one is so important.

Vishal Dadlani, music producer in Bombay had initiated this petition with a view to submit it in the High Court, Bombay.

If you agree with it


2] PASS IT ON to friends, family members, sympathizers and also sign for people who may not be computer literate or have easy access to it.



Unknown said...

I feel so helpless in having to contend myself with blogging.
Can we not do anything else?

Anonymous said...

No doubt we need to arm police and defence people properly to ensure a better chance against..... Not gun restrictions like US wants