Look at the two contrasting pictures below.
Now help me answer a simple question. “Is violence an answer to more violence?” The terrorists, bandits or jehadis… whatever you may wish to call them, are taking vows to avenge the Gujarat riots. On the contrary, it all started in 1992-93 when the babri masjid was destroyed. Major riots broke out in Mumbai following the distruction leading to killings of hundreds of hindu-muslim households alike. Tiger Memon took an opportunity along with Dawood to blow up Mumbai in the serial blasts in 1993. It helped the Muslims in no way, but promoted even more haterd between the communities. The ‘Ayodhya’ movement gathered steam. Some anti social elements objected and set a train on fire in Godhra. The riots in Gujarat were nothing but an outburst of the killings of ‘innocent’ kar sevaks in Godhra. In response to Godhra, the jehadis blew up trains in Mumbai 2 years back. Surprisingly they are still avenging the ‘defeat’ and so called shody treatment to the Muslims. However this is not about the religion as they say it. ‘Islam’, from whatever I know is actually a very peaceful religion. The Quran doesn’t preach innocent killings. In fact it doesn’t preach the violence at all. Why on earth, then we have so many fidayeens willing to lay their lives on being brain washed by a bunch of selfish culprits? I’m sure many Indian and Pakistani politicians are involved in this dirty race for power.
There is probably no answer to this. All we need to do is use our brains and use them well. These young guys who pleadge their lives are not dying for a noble cause. Sad thing is, they don’t understand this. All they believe is what they see. Their failure to think means we have continued terrorism not only in India but around the world.
So coming back to the question. “Is violence the answer to violence?” Tell me about it!
Fellow Blogger Ramana Rajagopaul as written an excellent article on terrorism in India. Here it is, worth a read: Terrorism in India