Monday, July 28, 2008

Numbed by Terror....

Its all a bit too terrifyingly familiar. No more are we perturbed when we see visuals of mayhem on television. Have we become so numbed by all the violence that it hardly invokes a shock. Has it become almost a regular event, that we get to see? I suppose that's the price to be paid to be at one of the terror hot spots of the world. It really is very painful. I truly condemn the attack, and condole the lives that were lost. It could have been anyone in their shoes. Just a normal day, which turned out to be a nightmare of sorts. Someone just going about their normal lives, suddenly finds it shattered.

Even as i write, the television channels continue to show the remains of a brutal act of violence. Like it happens each and every time, the security services go into an over drive. Seeking answers desperately. Will they be able to keep up with the foe in the future, to prevent such re-occurrences? Nothing can be sure of.

At least one thing that i am happy about is, regarding the absence of political bickering and blame games. At least let all the dust settle and the bruises heal before they start on that. For someone who has lost a lot, seeing grown men point fingers at each other, would hardly be a reassuring gesture.

The question is - For what? What was the purpose achieved by this senseless attack. Well apparently nothing. And in fact that's the way it should be. Bowing down to such cowardly acts should not break our spirits in any way. Its was clearly an attempt to demoralize us, but lets show them that we aren't going down so easy. No matter what ever the reason might be, whether - political, territorial, or even religious - violence against the innocent cant be excused for any reason. No point was made by this, and none will ever be.

Anyway, i can only hope that such things don't happen in the future. Hope is probably the only thing that can give any sort of relief from the pain. Its easy to talk tough when so far away from it all. B Obviously it must be most painful to be in the place of those who have lost a loved one. And unless in their position its difficult to understand their suffering. Apparently those responsible for such heinous crimes, don't value such emotions.

As for all of us Indians, its time to be brave, be united and not go around spreading rumors, like those 10 odd messages i received on my mobile. Because that's exactly what they want to do. Instill fear in our minds. Cant let them control our actions. Where we go and what we do, it shouldn't be them to decide. So staying indoors is not going to save anyone. People die in their bathrooms too. So go out and be vigilant...!

Vande Mataram

5 Comments:

Visu said...

It is really pathetic, people dying like chickens is atrocious, what the hell. I suspect political activity behind these blasts (Oh come'on its obvious). They wanted to bring down the morale, mind numbingly cruel.Its almost impossible to secure each and every part of the country amidst this humongous population, can't blame the police. As some wise men said "Thirudanaai paarthu thirundhaa vitaal, thirutai ozhika mudiyaadhu".The perpetrator must think !
And yeah, I too got loads of such crappy sms, it made me laugh. If its destined to happen, let it. As of now, as you said, Lets hope it won't continue. Perhaps, hope is the only thing we have got.

Vande Mataram.

Anonymous said...

Bomb blasts at main cities made me dumb as whichever channel i tuned headlines shows serial bomb blasts.. i feel its ill-time for india that v citizens hav to face threats from terrorists n politicians(recently trust vote in sansad)..anyways no one can recover the loss of so many lives... let the souls RIP...

seshdotcom said...

The serial Blasts has made people people scared and in North side they are even afraid to attend a Public Gathering and even we don't know what is going to happen when...So Pray to God one More Mishap-Mother India cannot stand firm

seshdotcom said...

The Bomb Blasts in various area has made people go Mad and Dumb and they cannot recover from this they are afraid and scared to attend even the Public Gatherings..My God No More Mishaps-Mother India cannot Stand Firm..

Aslam said...

Yes... and i had seen in the news that the diamond industry in Surat has taken a hit... no buyers entering the city because of fear.
People need to move on with their lives quickly...!! no point living in constant fear...