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Saturday, November 29, 2008

My heart bleeds as Mumbai is attacked

Friends 26th Nov 2008 has made an unforgetful impact on me.

On this day at around 8.30pm at New Delhi I was excited and celebrating my very first award - The prestigious Karamveer Puraskaar national award for social action AND here in Mumbai ( my Janam and Karma bhoomi ) the unholy battle plan was laid down to attack the ever vibrant city.

At 9pm the award ceremony got over and I was returning to my cousin place in Greater Noida after small meal. As I reached home by 10pm and was planning to celebrate the award with my family, my phone started ringing and I thought it was the congratulation calls ,but I was shocked and surprised that Mumbai was Attacked by Terrorist.

I could not believe it and made the calls back home and tried to put on the television - which some how did not start at that time. So I took help of my reliable laptop net connection - but at that time got to know that there were some firing at few places in Mumbai and it was reported that there might be gang war. But I could not believe this as gang war cant happen simultaneously in so many places.

I felt restless, felt tied down, wanted to reach down Mumbai immediately. It was those unforgetful moments and never ending night. The dark and cold night at Delhi was killing the good thought in me. All kind of terrible dreams came to me.

Early next morning I got up at 6am and tried to put on the television and luckily it started. And then saw my Mumbai burning, so many people killed, so many hostages, so many bullets and so many grenades.

Mumbai was once again in eye of storm, why it is attacked again and again, Mumbai once again was on Evils eye. It seems like we were in Beirut in those time or at Bagdad.

It was difficult to believe what was happening, but now I was not too surprised. Because this was suppose to happen, But did not imagine at this scale. It was WAR ON MUMBAI.

India is burning, for last 5 years there has been series of Terrorist attack all over the country.Ahyodhya,Bangalogre,Ahmedabad,Ajamer,Jaipur,Malegaoan,Assam,Delhi,Mumbai,Kashmir - they are every where. They even dare to attack our Parliament. They come, they stay, they attack, and they vanish or get caught or killed. Terrorist come from no where and make fun of our system, our laws and our self esteem. They challenge our security, they challenge our sovereignty. They have taken route of land and now sea AND in future it will be Air.......

But our government, our politicians sit calm shamelessly, make noice at trouble time and then are back at there political dharma. Politicians play the blame game, they are just to appease particular community or section of society, and they are just bothered about their Vote Bank. They dont have will to fight the terror, the Terrorist.

Politician forget that Terrorist don’t belong to any Nation or Religion, but are supported by some nation or some fundamentalist for their own selfless purpose. They only take advantage of illiteracy, unemployment and religion to attack any one around the globe.

Innocent citizens, our security forces are the one who suffer, they are the one who take the burn.

What has happen to this country ? What has happen to our unity, what has happen to our great tradition and history?

USA has not seen any attack in their country or embassy since 9/11, there has been no attack on Australia, very few in UK. We have to learn lesson form USA ,we need to learn lesson from UK with regards to Irish Terrorism.

Its high time that citizens of this country should wake up or this politician will destroy our motherland on the hands of this Terrorism.

We cant sit down calmly, we cant pat our back and show that we are back on action - we are happy to see our BSE working next day, our local trains are crowded next day, our city back to normal next day. I think this is enough, this is just our EGO. We should stop acting funny, whom are we showing and what. It’s so easy for terrorist to attack any place any time. This so called spirit of Mumbai / city – its just to pacify ourselves.

We need to act, we need to come on street, we need to write to government, we need to pressurize the government to take tough action. We should STOP doing any thing(HARTAL/Gandhigiri) unless government takes us seriously and do something about the innocent lives of its citizens and security forces. Government is answerable to its citizens; they should tell us the action plan to fight Terrorism.



Following are some of the recommendation:
• Immediately have Federal Agency to control Terrorism

• An ex defense or serving defense expert in counter terrorism to head this Federal agency, they should be given Authority and responsibility. This should not be political appointment but only on merits under watchful eyes of Supreme Court

• This federal agency should work in coordination with three wings of Army and Para Military forces

• This federal agency should work in coordination with global anti terrorism agency

• India should take proactive step to establish Global Anti Terrorism Agency and work with them

• The NSA (National Security Advisor) should be of the a defense person only

• Any act of Terrorism should be under federal government and not on the state government

• To make our National, State, District, City, Panchayat level Intelligence powerful – take help of local police, post office , ration office , Cable TV wala , Barber , laundry wala etc

• Make a strict Law to tackle terrorism - even if we have to sacrifice some of our basic freedom

• Max punishment should be Death for any act of terrorism and it cant be appealed

• Immediately Hang all the terrorist who have been convicted

• Make a special court with time bound to tackle terrorism cases - max 6 months time to dispose the case
• To have NSG at all state Capitol

• At time of any terrorist attack NSG should only play the active role supported by local police and para defense forces

• At any terrorist attack ,a Curfew should be implement till the final sanitizing of the place or clearance by NSG

• To have 6 monthly drill in each metro city of the state

• To have one single national ID card programme

• All Bangladeshi should be removed from this country - Supreme Court has already issued this order long ago

• To have Electrical fencing all through out the border

• To have multi tier and well coordinated Air and Sea surveillance system

• To train all people near border and sea coast with basic defense and security system

• To train one squad of Police / Defense in each district with Anti Terrorist warfare

• To immediately have latest weapon/ ammunition for fight with Terrorist – like infra red guns, night vision guns, helicopters, speed boats etc

• To have strict vigil at all time at all the entry points of all the major metropolitan city

• To immediately install CCTV at all major traffic signals, entry points, railway station , hotels, major installations. Also to maintain the same and have routine check ups.

• To have Disaster management at place in each district , which meets every month

• Media should be regulated at such event, what kind of reporting should be done

• Jammer for Satellite phones should be tried

• To take action on all those corrupt government officials, politicians and citizens who collaborate with terrorist – the enemy of country ,the enemy of humanity

• No public or politician should be allowed at this site at time of action

• To take help of specialized forces around the globe

• To give basic training in self defense to all college students

• To emphasis on Education, employment and self employment of weaker section of society


A proactive approach and a will, could help to tackle Terrorism.


Lets not sit down, lets not blame any one, let’s take action, lets make effort towards better and peaceful world

India needs a strong leader, a political will, needs a responsible and nationalist citizens.


Together we all can DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Salute to all those security persons who fought with the terrorist and Lets pray for the peace of those who died in this battle.



So wake up Indians ,Unite - this might be last opportunity to save our Country, to save ourselves.




Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.

1 comment:

pooja said...

Then just think about Jamu&Kashmir where attacks take place every day . Fight against the politicions & the system not only 4 Mumbai but also 4 the heaven on this earth, Jamu&Kashmir.which was heaven & terrorist made it as hell.