It was a black day for India yesterday, July 11, 2006.There were grenade attacks in Srinagar, J&K, five in all. 7 killed, many injured. It happened around 1.30 pm.
In the evening starting 6.25 pm there were series of blasts in the western railway line in Mumbai which lasted for eleven minutes. Eight blasts in all. Local trains, that too first class bogies were targetted. It was that time when most were returning from work. The trains are crowded at that time.The impacts were so great that the bogies were blown off. Blood and gore everywhere. Latest news, 190 dead, 650 injured. The figure can only rise. Many are missing.
Why were innocent people targetted? Those who have nothing to do with policies. Those who only worry for their family.
When is our Govt going to learn? Why do we have such soft policies? Why can't we be hard on terrorists? Why do we let Pakistan have its way? Why do we support pseudo-secularism?What purpose has talks served with Pakistan? We need answers, hard decisions and change in policies.
Why do our politicians need so much security that the common man is left without any? Why does our intelligence has failed time and time again? When will we learn from the past mistakes?
It fills me with deep anguish. I know there are no easy answers but I ask nonetheless......