Yet another terror attack… who cares?


terror-attack-on-taj-hotelMore than 40 hours ago, Mumbai was attacked by a handful of terrorists believed to have traveled from Karachi in Pakistan. They came through the sea route, dodged every possible security measure and entered the city laced with AK 47 machine guns, hand grenades and large qualtities of RDX. They ran ruckus at the CST, the busiest railway station in Mumbai, firing at will, throwing grenades and killing innocent passengers. Some of them turned their gaze to ‘The Taj Heritage’ and ‘Oberoi Trident’, one of the finest hotels in Mumbai. Some of them even posted themselves at the Nariman House, The Kama hospital and ran a fire cracker show at the Metro Cinema. Oh did I say it was one of the biggest terrorist attacks on the city of Mumbai?

Both the hotels were engulfed in flames even as the fire personnel were desperately trying to avert further damage. The NSG commandos and army has been summoned to prevent further attacks and gun down the terrorists. The last news came that some people are still trapped inside both the hotels, being held hostages. 7 of the terrorists have been killed and 1 was arrested. All this melodrama staged by the stooges from across the border has already claimed about 150 lives and injured more than 300, including some foreigners. A local newspaper in Mumbai also bore stories of brave policemen, notably Hemant Karkare (ATS chief), Vijay Salaskar (ACP) and Ashok Kamte (ACP) and how they laid their lives fighting for us.

Brave my foot! Are we making a mockery of ourselves? I would have loved to read stories involving these officers on how their premptive actions averted a possible terror attack on the city. Today they lay there slain by some mediocre brain washed bull heads. There are guys killing innocent people at will. There is vengeance in their eyes, for reasons known best to their preachers. What was the NSG doing when these guys vehemently sailed under our nose and inside the city? So long we have been hearing stories of Indian Navy and their heroics against the pirates. But when we ask them how could these guys slip inside our waters without being noticed, they couldn’t answer. An explanation wont do any good here. The brevity of their responses and the melancholy in the national security camp bears the testimony of how incompetant we are in protecting the lives of our own people. A bunch of guys are still out there… making a mockery of our system. And we just cant do anything… we just cant!

The entire episode has left me with a bitter feeling. A feeling of angst against the growing power of the minority terrorist outfits and a feeling of guilt for not being able to help it myself. I no longer have faith on my country’s security system. I have stayed in Mumbai long enough to witness all the major attacks in recent times. Frankly speaking the people of Mumbai are now habituated to such odd things happening every now and then. It was a day of horrors yesterday. But it is business as usual since today morning. Mumbai is back on its feet. People know that nothing is going to happen. There would be inquiries, police raids, some arrests, some trials that will last for 15 years and then there would be some convictions. But things would go on the way they have been going. There is no dampening of the spirit of Mumbai. The terrorism is here to stay and the ‘Mumbaikar’ knows it. Today we are lucky to be alive. Tomorrow we might be one of those deceased… who knows? There is nobody who’s going to protect us.

PS: If there are policemen reading this, dont feel bad. We dont want you guys dead. We want you to be alive and protecting us.

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6 thoughts on “Yet another terror attack… who cares?

  1. I am very sad to listen Indian Media and Indian Government who are pointing their fingers on Pakistan. What we people have learned is its an old trick of India, to hide their weaknesses (Security Lapses) and to hide their faults, they put the blame on Pakistan right after in few minutes. My question is why can’t they improve their internal security in order to prevent such attacks?. I feel sorry for those innocent people who lost their lives in such bloody act and we all Pakistani people are sad whatever happened in India. May God Bless All. Amen

  2. It is possible that there are organizations that wants to ignite a war between India and pakistan. The boat found floating and the cellphone used by the terrorists to call pakistan may have been planted. We don’t know anything for sure.

    It is very possible that someone or some organizations want to trigger a world crisis, perhaps take advantage of the weakening u.s. economy to cause the economic collapse of nations around the world.

  3. @Raja: You are right. There has been a major security lapse and the terrorist have taken advantage of it. Its unfortunate on your part though, that they were all from Pakistan. I have nothing against the Pakistanis, except few who are promoting terror. I hate them as much as I hate our politicians who are doing nothing to protect us.

  4. How long is the world going to sleep. Pakistan is the cradle of global terrorism.

    World Bank gives grants to Pakistan to develop it’s economy and they buy F16’s, build Nukes and supply Ammo and training to the global jihadis while their Economy grinds to a halt. When will the world wake up?

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