India Terrorism: Sickening terrorists, Sickening leadership

Friday, November 28, 2008

Below is chronology of terror attacks in 2008...I do not claim it to be complete just what comes to mind immediately.  The Prime Minister is a buffoon when it comes to these situations...he gave a 'insipid, robotic speech' decrying terrorism.

Mumbai, Nov 26, 2008: Several killed and many more injured in seven terror attacks targeting mostly foreigners' hangout places.  And the Prime Minister says:  you guessed it 'condemned the blasted terrorists' and the Action taken will be..yup you guessed it NONE

Assam, Oct 30, 2008: At least 45 killed (figure can change) and over 100 injured in 18 terror bombings across Assam.

Guwahati, Nov 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday strongly rejected the charge that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government was soft on terrorism and said there will be no compromise on this account.  The Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson reviewed the latest situation in the state with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, his cabinet colleagues and senior officials of the state government at Guwahatis Borjhar airport before their departure for New Delhi.
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, who is already in Guwahati, visited the blast sites at Kokrajhar and Barpeta Road today and said both the Centre and the state government would ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Action:   NONE

Imphal, Oct 21, 2008: 17 killed in a powerful blast near Manipur Police Commando complex.
Manipur shares a long porous border with Myanmar of around 370 km (230 miles) and security officials want the entire stretch to be barbed-wired to stop smuggling of weapons and explosives.
Ringed by China, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan, India's northeast is home to more than 200 tribes and has been racked by separatist revolts since India gained independence from Britain in 1947.
"We want the centre (federal government) to fence the border, we cannot let them (PREPAK) escape after the incident," Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh told Reuters on Wednesday.
Action: NONE..not even acknowledged by Centre.

Kanpur, Oct 14, 2008: Eight people injured after bomb planted on a rented bicycle went off Colonelganj market.

Action: NONE..not even acknowledged by Centre

Malegaon, Maharashtra, Sep 29, 2008: Five people died after a bomb kept in a motorbike went off in a crowded market.

Action: NONE..not even acknowledged by Centre.

Modasa, Gujarat, Sep 29 2008: One killed and several injured after a low-intensity bomb kept on a motorcycle went off near a mosque.

Action: NONE..not even acknowledged by Centre

New Delhi, Sep 27, 2008: Three people killed after a crude bomb was thrown in a busy market in Mehrauli.
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) As the news of a blast in south Delhi trickled in here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday expressed “shock and grief” at this apparent terrorist incident and asked senior officials travelling with him to monitor the situation. “The prime minister has expressed his shock and grief. Officials are monitoring the situation,” a senior official of the Prime Minister’s Office told reporters here.
Action: NONE

New Delhi, Sep 13, 2008: 26 people killed in six blasts across the city.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan singh condemned the serial bomb blasts in delhi and requested the people of Delhi to maintain peace. Congress President Soniya Said that the those responsible for delhi bombings will not be spared.
Action: NONE

Ahmedabad, July 26, 2008: 57 people killed after 20-odd synchronised bombs went off within less than two hours.
Condemning the serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sanctioned an ex-gratia payment of Rs 1 lakh to the next of kin of those dead.  He also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for those injured in the blasts.
Action: NONE

Bangalore, July 25, 2008: One person killed in a low-intensity bomb explosion.
Indian Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has condemned the Serial blasts in Bangalore and has the people on Friday to remain calm and maintain communal harmony

Actiion: NONE

Jaipur, May 13, 2008: 68 people killed in serial bombings.
Both Indian President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned the blasts and appealed to people to maintain communal harmony in the state.
Action: NONE



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6 Post Comments:

Anonymous said...

The corrupt officials and police are responsible for these. nk.

Lee said...

The UPA government has no concrete plan despite so many attacks...even the man who attacked our parliament has not been hanged; this is after our Supreme court has judged him guilty and ordered him to be hanged.

What can you expect from shallow vote-chasers? Best to boot them out with the only thing they understand..VOTE.

Shreyas said...

Have you ever thought about the reason that these terrorist activities are taking place in this country? Why is it that someone said that the politicians and the police officials are corrupt even after many of the most respected and honest police officers have lost their lives in the recent attacks? Who are you and me to give a verdict on this democratically elected government, its by the people, of the people and for the people ... atleast by defination.
I believe the problem is that we try to solve the current situation and not the root cause. What guarantee do you give that after booting the UPA, the NDA will deliver? Why not concentrate on the problem then? People speak about corrupt politicians ... what about opportunist politicians ... can somebody explain me the reason of the Gujrat chief minister coming to Mumbai in this time of crisis? Not only does he come here ... he is the first person to critise the government. Maybe he really felt for the people ... or maybe not?
Most of the attacks carried out by the terrorists post 2002 are done as a revenge for the 2002 gujrat riots ... why is justice not being done to those victims. Why not end it there itself. If justice is done to one and all .... what reason the terrorists wil have to take a revenge about?

Lee said...

Shreyas
I do not think killing innocent people has any justification...ever. Becoming the evil is not a solution.

The problem is security...not burning of Sabarmati, breaking Babri Masjid, burning hundreds of temples in Kashmir, 1984 riots in Delhi and so forth. All peoples have fanatics and criminals..that will not change. People take to violence for various reasons..a person fired from a company has been known to kill people because he feels wronged. I do not need to know his reasons to say he is wrong.

I feel the current government has not reacted to increasing number of incidents and killing of innocent people. This is not acceptable. I did feel that when NDA and Vajpayee ji were in power the approach to lawlessness and terrorism was more pro-active and leadership was apparent.

Shreyas said...

Lee,
I agree completely that killing innocent people has no justification, and I too am equally angry as all otheres. The thing I want to bring to notice is that ... the security is needed because in some sections in the society there is feeling of injustice among them, so they take up this violence route to settle the scores. I am saying ... lets get rid of that feeling first.

NDA, UPA or ne other front in the center ... tell me ... Who will be providing the safety to the people of this nation? Not the govt leaders ... but their policies which indirectly will affect the security forces. Now if policies are itself going to be biased towards some sections of this society .... the feeling of in justice will always be there.

You are completely right about the people who killed their employers, but at the same time ... if that employer could provide an alternate to this employee ... i dont see any reason for this employee to take some revenge. This is what i am saying. Lets look at the root cause and not which party is ruling right now.

Lee said...

Shreyas
The problem with root causes is there is no end...Babri Masjid destroyed..do you want the root cause to be that Ram temple was destroyed hundred's of years ago. I do not want to go that route for their is no end.

We need security..we need policies to deal with the present and plan for the future.
Focus on root causes and Mayawati will be Prime Minister..perhaps deservedly. There are many injuries of the past...but we have to live today and tomorrow.

Their is no disagreement that I want security for myself and my family, education for my children, good jobs and careers...we all want that. Every responsible person, irrespective of religion or race or creed. This is a fundamental agreement among us all.

Those that seek to divert attention from this divide us...i do no care why a terrorist kills or criminal steals...they are wrong. However, we must be a just society to provide a path to decent living to all our citizens.

I believe the Congress government does not understand that belittling Muslims by not taking stringent action against terrorists is wrong.

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