Different people perceive things differently. This is my take on things, I, an average human being...speak now...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

9/11? We've had lots of those!

The recent benumbing attacks on the Taj hotel as well as The Oberoi, The Nariman House etc. will be remembered for a long time. My sincerest condolences to the deceased and the immortal soldiers who laid down their lives.

I heard several media personnel comparing the attacks to the 9/11 attacks in the US. Probably it was similar, but only because of the planning that had gone underneath. I ask myself, we had a similar attack on 7 trains a couple of years ago and several people lost their lives then too. Then why do we see people waking up and thinking of restructuring the system only now?

Comparison is what we never fail to do, and it is what we'll always keep on doing. We've had 17 blasts in Ahmedabad, lots of those in Delhi and Bangalore as well, so why are the people and the government "waking" up now?
Is it only because a bunch of millionaires bit the dust in the Taj, and the people who died before were "nothing"?
I am afraid that is the only reason anybody can offer, coz that's the damn truth.

If every instance of destruction of peace and property was treated as 9/11, the government and the people can prevent further such devastating onslaughts. The US has only one such 9/11 to talk of, we have a dozen of them in the last year itself. Every life lost is precious, be it a slumdog or a tycoon, because it is a human (not even an Indian, here) and if people understood that, then we won't have to regret ever again.

4 comments:

  1. could not agree more with u yaar...
    dats d absolute damn truth....
    i will even go a step further n say dat it was because of this very reason dat the elite politicians had to bite d bullet and resign....

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  2. completely agree wid u bro.U have framed ur views nicely.
    comparison is in our blood.
    Is 9/11 benchmark of terrorism?

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  3. We moving closer to being Iraq and Afghanistan.Bomb Blasts every other day,every other second,every other inch of the space you live in.Big Hullabaloo for a day or so,and then.....

    FORGET AND MOVE ON....This the next blast...and the vicious cycle continues

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  4. I do not think the politicians are to blame..It is the disgusting "Chalta Hai" attitude of Mumbai that should be blamed. Why just these ghastly incidents of terror? There are so many more. All the gangsters who r roaming free.. For how long have we been waiting for someone else to take the first step, someone else to go ahead & protest, someone else to do everything while we just shrug nonchalantly & go on about our stupid lives.. Something has to be done. not by the politicians, not by any activists, not by Aamir or any other celebrity & not by any NGO. It has to be done by us. The old & young alike, the people of Mumbai, the people who call Mumbai their own.
    The city that never sleeps needs to be saved from being a city whose people never wake up to its call.

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