Friday, 3 October 2008

Where is the next blast going to be?

Bomb blasts have become a regular feature in India, especially in 2008 with blasts happening in 7 cities and we can assume that there are more to come. There was a time when we considered life in Jammu & Kashmir to be dangerous but today is there any town or city in India which can be called safe from terrorism? Terrorists have spread themselves to every nook and corner of this country and therefore we can never know where the next blast might happen.

Where is this country headed? Terrorists are sending e-mails and contacting the country’s security forces or the media threatening or challenging them to do whatever possible and they have been largely successful in causing terror in people’s minds about the condition of internal security of our country.

All the blasts have been executed in a very planned manner and they have crossed every limit of humanity. This time around, the terrorists even targeted hospitals and timed the blasts so that they took the maximum number of lives by timing them exactly when the blast victims were being rushed into the hospitals. This inhuman act speaks a lot about their intentions and that they don’t value human lives. None whatsoever.

"Do whatever you can. Stop us if you can," This was the statement given by a group calling itself the "Indian Mujahideen". A small bunch of anti-social elements which deviated from SIMI challenging the world’s largest democracy ? What is the Government of India Doing ?

India has been the target of repeated terrorist attacks attributed to Islamist terrorists. Experts say the vast majority of those attacks in the last few years were carried out by SIMI with help from outside India, chiefly Pakistan. Till now, SIMI has been responsible for most of 1,193 deaths attributed to Islamic terrorists in India since Sept. 11, 2001, according to the South Asia Terrorism Portal, a New Delhi research firm.

Are we getting habitual of these blasts? That is the quintessential question. Do we have an answer to this question? I don’t have any answer to it yet. What kind of future are we going to give to the next generation? A seed that was bowed during partition has now grown into a big tress, and unfortunately today this tree is fruiting products like Indian Mujahideen, SIMI, and foreign terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba. Bomb blasts are heinous crimes on humanity. The people who are doing so are puppets controlled by the hands of masterminds sitting away at safe places but these puppets work away methodically like machines without asking questions.

Hope that the scene changes soon and that we wouldn’t be seeing such gory pictures as the one above in the days to come. Here I am wishing for a better and terror free India.

Chronology of Major Bomb Blasts in India

• October 1, 2008: Blast in Agartala, Tripura killed 2 and injured 100.

• September 30, 2008: Blast in Malegaon, Maharastra killed 4 and injured 70.

• September 27, 2008: Blast in Delhi's Mehrauli flower market killed 1 and injured 23.

• September 13, 2008: Serial blasts in Delhi killed at least 24 people and injured more than 100.

• July 26, 2008: Serial blasts in Ahmedabad killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100.

• July 25, 2008: Nine explosions in Bangalore create terror killing 2 people and injuring 12.

• May 2008: Eight serial blasts rock Jaipur in a span of 12 minutes leaving 65 dead and over 150 injured.

• January 2008: Terrorist attack on CRPF camp in Rampur kills 8.

• October 2007: 2 killed in a blast inside Ajmer Sharif shrine during Ramadan.

• August 2007: 30 dead, 60 hurt in Hyderabad 'terror' strike.

• May 2007: A bomb at Mecca mosque in Hyderabad kills 11 people.

• February 19, 2007: Two bombs explode aboard a train bound from India to Pakistan, burning to death at least 66 passengers, most of them Pakistanis.

• September 2006: 30 dead and 100 hurt in twin blasts at a mosque in Malegaon.

• July 2006: Seven bombs on Mumbai's trains kill over 200 and injure 700 others.

• March 2006: Twin bombings at a train station and a temple in Varanasi kill 20 people.

• October 2005: Three bombs placed in busy New Delhi markets a day before Diwali kill 62 people and injure hundreds.

• August 2003: Two taxis packed with explosives blow up outside a Mumbai tourist attraction and a busy market, killing 52 and wounding more than 100.

• September 24, 2002: Militants with guns and explosives attack the Akshardham Hindu temple in the western state of Gujarat, 31 killed, More than 80 injured.

• May 14: Militants attack an army camp near Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu, killing more than 30, including wives and children of soldiers.

• December 13, 2001: More than a dozen people, including five gunmen, killed in an attack on parliament in New Delhi.

• October 1, 2001: Militants storm the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly complex, killing about 35 people.

• March 1993: Mumbai serial bombings kill 257 people and injure more than 1,100.

1 comment:

  1. This is the history of our country bro...some people do stay in this country, but still they consider themselves as outcasts. Sometimes, these attacks just run a chill down my backbone. Hope we survive to see 100 years of Indian Independence!!