Sunday, 30 November 2008

Enough is Enough......

Late Wednesday night, Mumbai, India found itself the target of a ferocious terrorist attack
. According to report few young men entered Amchi Mumbai in small inflatable boats on Wednesday Night, carrying rucksacks filled with weapons and ammunition, and spread out to nine locations to begin their attacks. These terrorist just entered and fired randomly over the innocent people and few were taken hostages. It was a war like situation between terrorists and our soldiers, NSG, Commandos and police force. These terrorists have no religion, as no religion will teach to hurt innocent fellow human being. Our Brave force managed to rescue almost 400 guests, but in this attacks 125 people were killed and almost 327 injured, which includes 27 foreigners and not to forget few lives of our Commandos, police force and ATS Chief.

Here in UK, when we got to know the news of this terror attacks we were really tensed as all our family members and friends are back in Mumbai. By grace of GOD all were safe and few of our close family members managed to escape these attacks. One taxi which blasted at Vile Parle was near my house and my family could clearly hear the sound of the blast. I and my hubby we were both glued to the online Live coverage and were not able to sleep for 3 days till everything was over. My blood was boiling seeing the violent terror attack and tears were rolling my eyes seeing the dead bodies of the innocent victims and seeing Amchi Mumbai burning in flames.

This is not the first terror attack this Financial Capial of India has faced. There were series of bomb blast in 1993, and two years back they targetted the Life Line of Mumbai, Local trains and almost 200 commuters were killed in that blast. In this year itself many cities like Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Delhi were attacked, but this was the most ferocious attacks on Indian soil.

This terror attack is yet not over. The aftermath of this attack is going to effect the emerging economy of India. According to a British reports India is named among 20 most dangerous places to visit. The [U.S.] State Department said this year in its annual assessment of terrorist threats that 2,300 people died in 2007 in attacks by various groups in India, making it perhaps the country most affected by terrorism in the world. The consequences of these attacks are going to effect our tourism business drastically. Mumbai being a Financial Hub, foreign Investors will think twice before investing in India as many top diplomats and enterpreneur were inside Taj and Oberoi Towers.

We as a Mumbaikar are always resilient, whether they are terror attacks or natural calamities we bounce back and are back in to our normal life. But this time ''Enough is Enough''. If we Mumbaikars stop being resilient Central Government will be force to take action. We want safe and secured India. We want strong police force and well equipped with arms and ammunitions. A police who is armed with only a pistol or a gun cannot face these terrorists who are heavily armed with AK47 and Grenates. This time we don't want their promises but a solid action. This was a well coordinated attack, the Indian Intelligence services are being criticised all over the world after these attacks. Few resignations in the central government is not going to solve this problem. We need action and assurance for a safe and secured India.

Its time for all Indians from all caste and creed come together and raise voice against Government demanding our security. Lets all hold candle for the innocent victims and our Heroes who died saving our lives.


Yasmeen 30 November 2008 at 18:08  

I feel your pain purva.This is indeed devastating for all of us.Its a relief to know your family is safe.God bless India and my hear felt prayers for all the innocent victims.

Anonymous,  30 November 2008 at 18:57  

what a horrifying & heartbreaking incident.... and it seems that there is not end to it. every few months ...

glad to know that ur fam. is ok. our prayers are with all those who are affected.

CurryLeaf 30 November 2008 at 20:30  

I can understand your pain.Purva.I believe we should stand up against such attacks,we should show them we not broken.
Happy to know your family is safe and sound.

Uj 1 December 2008 at 01:27  

A really heart breaking incident. I understand your pain. Even I have a lot of my loved one's in Mumbai and very special memories attched to this place. Even otherwise it hurts to see that a lot of innocent lives were lost. Our prayers to the departed souls and their loved ones.

Lakshmi 1 December 2008 at 03:04  

untill we all bring a change to ourselves, be vigilant, report immedietly it is difficult to stop terror. Stop blaming and stand united is what we need to do in India. My prayers to the ones who lost their life. Even we were glued to TV for 3 days day and night :(

Shama Nagarajan 1 December 2008 at 10:38  

i can feel ur thoughts and pain.God will take care of everything...dont worry......lets pray for the victims.

Jaishree Iyer 1 December 2008 at 11:52  

I totally agree with you,we need a secure country,we need theGovernment to take action...THIS IS ONLY TIME IF PEOPLE FAIL TO ACT THEN WE WILL NEVER HAVE SAFETY AGAIN AND THIS WILL GO ON REPEATING AS IN PAST.
Lets pray for those good souls who fought against terrorists.

lubnakarim06 1 December 2008 at 14:55  

Sometimes i feel so dishearted on the current suitation on global terrorism. Really heart breaking incident yaar.

Unknown 1 December 2008 at 17:55  

Yes Purva I very much agree with you. Our bloods are boiling. Some serious actions must be taken. How many times and for how long? It is not the 1st time it is happening, though this time it was very very merciless killing. I was in mumbai on that day and feel the pain.

Vikis Kitchen 1 December 2008 at 19:20  

Yes Purva, this is a terrible incident in 2008.And Indians always lay on the affected group as we are so tender. I started viewing the news very late by wednesday as here in NJ/Ny too there were a lot of rumors on terrorist attack and i was so upse. Shame on these politicians who have very good bullet proof dresses while our valuable soldiers are having some dummy suits.Politicians behave so cheap:(
Good to know that ur family is ok.
Lets choose our ruling party wisely next time.

Recipeswap 1 December 2008 at 20:26  

Good to know that your family members are all fine.Still so sad to see innocent people being the victims of such incidents.

Gita Jaishankar 1 December 2008 at 22:22  

We too were saddened by the news and were following the news throughout the night. Glad to know that your family is safe dear...

Malar Gandhi 2 December 2008 at 01:48  

I felt very bad too...all my thanksgiving holidays...went by watching News. Sick people....

Glad that none of ur family members, relatives and friends are affected.

Unknown 5 December 2008 at 02:23  

One of my colleagues cousin was a commando & he lost his life in this operation. its really sad! I echo your thoughts.

Laavanya 8 December 2008 at 17:20  

Relieved to hear your family & friends are okay...
This whole attack came as such a shock.


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