Ahmedabad Blasts, who do YOU blame ?

Heard the term ‘Nero fiddles while Rome burns’ ? Well, replace Nero with the Indian Politicians and Rome with an India that is descending into chaos. While the Indian politicians play games with the lives of the people and horse trade between themselves to somehow, anyhow, at any cost, keep themselves in power. This year Jaipur, then Bangalore and now Ahmedabad.. I heard the Home minister Shivraj Patil say something strange on TV like ” this is not time to blame the police, or the government.” Excuse me sir ! But when you lose your loved ones, who are you going to blame ? Who is in charge here ? Someone must teach the politicians that with power comes RESPONSIBILITY. Well, I guess for our politicians power means not responsibility, but cash. OK, lets hear everyone’s voices here – who do YOU blame ?

80 Responses to “Ahmedabad Blasts, who do YOU blame ?”

  1. Dev says:

    Dear Abhi,
    In reasoning with this Nazi joker called Brahmastra, you are simply wasting your time and energy. Your arguments are very well reasoned & valid and anybody with some sense of fairness and reason will agree with them.
    But,in this case, you are banging your head against a wall; You can write thousand credible arguments & argue till eternity, but fanatics like him are never going to see your perspective. They are as blinded by their jingoistic zeal as are those terrorists who planted bombs in Ahmedabad. In fact, people like him are even more dangerous because they can articulate their crap much better than those jihadis and even lead some ignorant people on.
    The best you can do, Abhi, is to ignore people like him; Arguing with him gives him more encouragement and space here. Let his barking die a natural death.

  2. patty says:

    Aloha Deepak and Everyone
    Barbara Hand Clow shares we will experience peace. She feels as the planet is escalating (2012) we are becoming multi-dimensional in our consciousness and we will know when someone is projecting our past fears of cataclysm catastrophic events. Those events are what I feel feeds the illusion we are violent. Until we go deep, we will continue projecting our fear of cataclysm catastrophes. If you would like to read the interview click my name. Some people actually believe oil comes the dinosaurs remains:) love patty

  3. Isabel says:

    Ah Dear Deepak …
    This ignites me …
    Why are we violent ???
    Question is: who taught us not to be???
    Ah the power of spiritual alchemy …
    It reminds of an incident when I was hijacked at gun point in my healing center at the time …
    I had bought a big Buddha statue to put in a sacred place in my garden …
    When it was delivered I realized it was too dark… I told the man who made it “This is a shadow Buddha – I don’t like it – I want a golden Buddha …
    I decided to take the shadow Buddha to his work place and together we covered it in Gold … I brought it back and put him in the garden…
    Strangely, I also had with me laminated pictures of Jesus, Mother Mary, Saibaba, Dala Lama … vibrations I adore …
    I put them inside my car before opening the garage door …
    to experience a deep tightness in my chest … thinking “ it is so dark out there”
    The next minute I had a gun against my heart and was pulled back inside …
    The strange thing was that while this man points a gun to my heart all I could see was a most beautiful black face floating in front of me …
    Holding the image I faced another 2 men who wanted to throw me inside the car …
    I saw the real possibility of being killed and remember thinking “ God has my time come ??? How strange that this is happening here in a healing centre… ok …if my time has come then let me die standing up…” …
    I felt no fear as I made the decision . . . as if conscious of the need to uphold the energy I wanted to vibrate in the here and now and beyond … including wanting to protect my loved ones from the anguish of looking for me …
    Then I heard my words to the man wrestling with me – you can kill me if you want but you will never take me with you …
    a mantra I repeated a few times before he realized I was serious – there was no compromise possible …
    Suddenly they decided to leave, leaving me behind …
    Later there was a shift in me and rage took over … not against the hijackers but against Saibaba as I had been working closely with him and felt betrayed somehow …
    so enraged I showed him my fist …“There is no God .. “
    My car was found somewhere in a location and I was asked to pick it up in a depot…
    Disconnected and still in shock I asked a friend to go with me …
    And there I was … looking at the car I liked so much … now vandalized .. and yet had no emotion as it felt unimportant…
    Then I heard the words of my friend – an engineer mind … what is that under your car???
    No idea … I said without any movement …
    My friend persisted… and without getting any reaction from me decided to pick it up himself…
    And to my absolute bewilderment there it was … the picture of Saibaba …coming back to me … without any rational explanation possible…
    Tears suddenly coming alive I rejoiced in the words “ Have faith – There is God …”
    Oh yes …
    What did I learn???
    I asked for a Golden Buddha …
    God says “if you want a golden Buddha learn to embrace its shadow with compassion”
    Reason why I felt deeply touched by the child’s words “ Daddy we are all Gods dream”
    I believe that we become violent when we forget Gods dream for each of us …

  4. Cinda says:

    rather…
    who is RESPONSIBLE?
    the word blame seems to just point a finger with no room for solution or change…I believe help will arrive to a situation, more meaningfully and swiftly, by finding out who is responsible…meaning the ones who need to RESPOND to provide a solution.
    So many of us are responsible, unconsciously, and still remain unaware of our contributions to such events…and yet, point, away from ourselves
    …funny thing about that is,
    when we point in a particular direction, if you followed that line all the way around the earth, the line of pointing will eventually end up at your own back…must be some wisdom in that some where, not sure
    Loving healing prayers to all those who are in need…
    In Spirit,
    Cinda

  5. Akram Hassan says:

    Tolerance is what we need in this age.

  6. brahmastra says:

    Abhi,
    If you read my posts correctly, you will see that I am suggesting the same thing as you about cracking down on the terrorists and not letting the Indian muslim community fall prey to the strategy of ISI and their mind-controlled terrorist robots. FYI, I have several Pakistani and other muslim friends, people are just people until they become victims of fanatic ideologies..this is not about targeting communities of people, but about targeting such fanatic ideologies.
    The main ideology of the ISI is to divide and destabilise India in whichever way possible..and one of their most obvious plan is to turn the Indian muslims against the majority and vice-versa.
    And the sad fact is these militants can easily camouflage themselves within the muslim community with or without help, and there is bound to be profiling to weed them out. This is just a necessary evil at this point.
    Dev,
    People like you are born slaves. You fail to see that you are the one with a completely closed and fanatic mindset. Just by babbling some pretentious do-gooder stuff here won’t aid your low esteem. Indians like you are, in fact, the best friends of these terrorists cause you manage to keep paralyzing the system from doing anything..you should be ashamed of yourself for indirectly supporting such terrorist acts. When a person is sick from a strong virus, the cure is equally strong. In Ayurveda, there is a saying “Sometimes, to eliminate a poison, you need a poison”
    And please, for your sake, learn to absorb the depths of what i say instead of skimming the surface and painting it with your own shallow “communal colours”.

  7. Vanmala says:

    Dear Dev -if Brahmastra is a natzi, he is not alone – a huge volume of ‘natzies’ covering the globe, both Indian and others. Every white Canadian I spoke did the same -after all there was a terrorist threat and preparation by Islamic young men two years ago who threatened to blow up downtown Toronto. The cases are pending before the court. So did Russians of Toronto who faced sectarian beliefs and views of Uzbek Muslims in Uzbekistan.
    Several people on Shekhar’s blog expressed the same view as Brahmastra.
    Ghettoization -was it forced on minorities of India? People of certain group prefer to live in ghettos both in India and outside. We have such Islamic Ghetto in Canada, hating North American values, avoiding the mainstream, yet partaking the benefits provided by the Canadian Government.
    Abhi’s views are like ‘sneh lep’, pragmatic. Unfortunately, Indian blood is boiling and each one wants an eye for eye? Brahmastra, this is what the terrorist want -they want people to react, engage in retaliatory tactics and let loose a trail of bloodshed. It won’t end. When Muslims engage in terrorist activities, it is the expression of minority suffering. When Hindus retaliate, it is majority trying to suppress minorities. That having said, much as we all hate, we need to exert patience, very tough to do, but it is essential that we not play into terrorists’ hands.
    Hindus have been complacent far too long. Only bomb blasts like these can wake us. We need to unite to formulate and learn strategies from other countries even from Israel as someone suggested in TOI. Though, the mere mention of Israel is likely to flame Islamic militants further.
    Yet, much as we all want to act, only the government machinery has the power to move. I was hopeful but feel let down again.
    Please read TOI, Tarun Vijay The Right View -‘ This War Involves us’ 28 July 2008, where he has expressed that politicians should come together to ‘“strategize a time-bound ‘eliminate terror’ programme? For power sharing they come together – sworn enemies of yesterday become born twins on political platforms. To liberate India from the dreaded scourge of jihad and all other kinds of terror we feel shy and instead keep ourselves busy in attacking each other, facilitating the country’s enemies.
    Indians can fight each other on a hundred issues of political programming or power grab. But on the question of our sovereignty and security we must stand united, as one – and it must be visible too. After all, where would all these leaders take their money and enjoy it if India doesn’t survive? Even to enjoy the loot they must have a station to leisure and be free of threats.”
    Except one or two, most of 135 people who commented on this much in line of Brahmastra.
    Muslims now stand isolated – they are ashamed, they are sad as well, above all scared of retaliation. All fingers point towards them and they’re aware of it. The onus is on them squarely, both for everyone’s safety as well as theirs, to isolate those involved in terrorist activities.
    The politicians of India, the film personalities except Shekhar -all so eager to court the media are suddenly silent -sub ko saap soong gaya. -Vanmala

  8. abhi says:

    The problem begins when you start seeing the terrorist attacks as attack on Hindus, and identifying India as a Hindu country. Not all killed in the attacks are Hindus. They were not specifically targeted at the Hindus, either. The bombs were planted at public places. These were attacks on the State, and we have to deal with that. The moment you take away the thing of Hindus from that you will be able to remove the Islam part of it too.
    By bringing in Israel in this discussion, I think you are trying to legitimate what Israel is doing in Palestine. Nobody with a sense of history can forgive Israel for what they are doing in Palestine.
    And about most of the people on this blog having strong (anti-muslim) views, well, I’d explained that in my previous comment. The homogeneous nature of our readers, their misplaced priorities, and lack of knowledge of history and concern for fellow citizens.

  9. Isabel says:

    Ah .. dear Shekhar
    How can I describe the impact of your little girl’s words in my soul’s quest???
    a resonance I know so well …
    a mystical call …
    I believe your child is destined to become …
    I am writing a book about the flight of the eagle – the mystical hero’s journey – which I have stuggled to put in writing for a long while …
    resisting it to my core…
    as it feels so overwhelming at times …
    with no avail …
    as it keeps pursuing me in ways where I keep going down to my knees …
    as if being trained to look at the world upside down – like a fool …
    the last event took me back to you without understanding why …
    a deep connection I have felt for a while without making any logical sense …
    yet a language I learned to recognise …
    and this the story I am inspired to tell …
    there was a man named Mark whose passion was to fly eagles as a show …
    As eagles have pursued me all my life (I fell in love with Krisnamurti as a young girl) I chose to regularly go to the high mountains – here in Africa and watch the gliding of Marks eagle…
    My last trip – in May this year – led met to a sudden twist I have struggled to integrate …
    as I was traveling to Falcon Ridge and to the eagles show (600 kms from where I live) I saw a head on collusion where clearly the driver of one of the cars had no chance … a young boy on the ground was being assisted by someone …
    I did not want to stop as we were running late and I realized there was not much I could do …
    and yet as I passed the accident spot I felt a powerful hit in my heart and my body jerked forward as if hit by the impact .. I lost my breath and told my friend – please stop – I need to go back …
    I went back and was pulled to the dead body .. as if calling me to stay with him …
    his hands looked like claws and his mouth had taken the shape of a O …
    I stood there as if suspended…
    praying and guiding him to the light …
    afterwards we went to falcon ridge to find that it was closed … to find a red heart on the ground with the words LOVE written on it and with wings on each side…
    Distressed at some level I decided to look for Marks Black Eagle to find her completely withdrawn (I used to joke with mark that the eagle was his wife) – to feel another hit I chose to discard – could that person be connected to the eagle?
    I spent a few hours in the mountains as if gliding with deep streams – I kept finding along the way …
    bewildered to the realization that it felt like I was gliding not only in the open skies but with the depth of the earth …
    as above so below – I kept thinking
    I came back home and the next day I woke up highly distressed at 2 in the morning – writing in Deepak’s forum – a place of refuge for many years now …
    I went back to bed and later woke up with the command to phone the place I had been …
    but who??? I wondered
    got a number of a hotel and there I was ” I am Isabel and I need to know the name of the person who died yesterday …”
    oh we don’t know the person ..
    oh can you give me another number I can ask …
    to eventually being told “it was Mark from Falcon Ridge” …
    to watch my body breaking down into uncontrollable sobs as I knew Mark so well …
    as yet for reasons I cannot explain I was suspended for almost 24 hours …while gliding with Marks Spirit …
    and here lies the mystery …
    Mark had surprised me in 2006 with the gift of 4 eagle feathers – which I experienced as one of the most exquisite gifts I have received …
    leading me to you – to your movie “The 4 feathers” .. A movie I wanted to watch after falling in love with Elisabeth …and yet was unable to find it in the stores…
    This time I persisted and managed to get it …with great delight …
    to experience the bewilderment yet again …
    what is this about???
    a redemption call???
    ah yes .. what did I get from Marks events?
    I went to Falcon Ridge to watch the eagle’s show…
    yet this time Mark called me – not to watch it as a show .. but as a real and timeless experience of gliding with the power of the spirit … as above – so below …
    oh yes … my suspension as I faced Marks body crushed to the core … a body I knew well and yet failed to recognize in that moment ….
    Gods message yet again “to glide as an eagle learn to see beyond human tragedies so that in high vibration you answer the call of my dream”
    ah .. the depth of the mystical call …
    where I ponder about the message of the 4 feathers …
    wanting to run away in my cowardice …
    to be found over and over …
    by forces seeking us to show up and to play our part …
    away from the cocoons we tend to hide, in ignorance or cowardice into conscious choices of indomitable courage and a spiritual alchemy focus …
    ” why are you protecting me? I have no choice … God put you in my way ”
    the power of sacred contracts … we cannot escape from … as Gods guidance to something bigger …
    oh yes … the hit
    I CAN’T SEE .. I CAN’T SEE …
    the plight of humanity …as I see it …
    “I am not proud now .. I am on my knees …”
    the surrender call …
    in humbleness
    from which everything becomes possible …
    oh yes … your dear child …
    give her a big hug for me …
    as suddenly the words ” Daddy we are all Gods dream” have become my divine mantra …
    inspiring me to move forth …
    purposefully…
    with renewed faith…
    ALL IS WELL…
    THANK YOU …

  10. ravi swami says:

    When I read the phrase “with power comes responsibility” – I think of the line in Spiderman – vigilanti-ism seems to be a potent theme in films these days, what with Batman – The Dark Knight and so on, and where there seems to be a blurring of the distinction between the masked “hero” and his psychotic adversary – they both seem to be cast from the same mold.
    I sometimes think that racists, and the victims of racism have one thing in common, which is that both suffer from a kind of mental illness – one could argue the same about “terrorists” and the State, with the public caught inbetween a war of unbalanced individuals, each with an unshakeable belief in their own moral position.

  11. Neeta says:

    I blame the terrorists and their sponsors ofcourse.
    As for the govt. and politicians, they have not even attempted to rehabilitate the many Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland, which is a much easier task than securing the entire nation.
    I read your statement ‘terrorism arises out of discontent’, but it certainly doesn’t justify it. Nothing justifies terrorism. I’m not sure if you denounce terrorism! I watched Paradise Now and I just couldn’t accept it’s message. Military action always aims to minimise civilian casualties while terrorism aims to maximise it! It’s terrifying beyond words.

  12. Dara says:

    Why are we emulating our polticians and getting into this blame game and name calling? Everyone knows who is to blame; the terrorists themselves, political bungling, lack of intelligence, the ISI etc. etc…. the list goes on. This is just a good opportunity to have a good old fashioned rant.
    We will probably be better off asking ourselves what is to be done now? That would be more constructive.
    Dara

  13. AJ says:

    Pls plan to attend
    VIGIL to pay Respect to the Terror Bomb Blast Victims
    Date & Time: Sunday August 3, 2008 4:00pm
    Venue: Plaza De Cesar, Chavez Park, Market & Park Ave,San Jose,CA 95113
    The gruesome attacks of terror that struck the heart of India on July 25th and 26th left scores of people dead leaving behind a trail of destruction. The serial bomb blasts that were triggered by terrorist groups in more than 25 places within a span of 24 hours in the cities of Bangalore and Ahmedabad were intentionally aimed at breaking the resolve of the Indian people to fight terror in all its forms. The hideous nature of the attackers is evident from the fact that they chose to attack even the hospitals where grievously injured were being treated.
    This terrorist act is nothing short of an attack on humanity and the citadels of civilized world. Terrorism knows no boundaries or nationalities. It is a menace that needs to be uprooted. The world needs to unequivocally condemn this dastardly act and not remain mute spectators.
    Various Indian organizations, Friends of India and people of Indian origin in the Bay area will be holding a vigil to pay respects to the victims, show solidarity with the Indian people in this hour of grief and pledge support to stringent measures to bring the culprits to justice. This is the moment for us all to show our strongest support and to re-energize our community and the civil society against terrorism. Please participate in this vigil in strength to make our voices heard. The venue and time of the vigil are given below.
    Date & Time: Sunday August 3, 2008 4:00pm
    Venue: Plaza De Cesar, Chavez Park, Market & Park Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95113

  14. AJ says:

    Vigil to pay respects to the victims of Bangalore & Gujarat terrorist attacks
    The gruesome attacks of terror that struck the heart of India on July 25th and 26th left scores of people dead leaving behind a trail of destruction. The serial bomb blasts that were triggered by terrorist groups in more than 25 places within a span of 24 hours in the cities of Bangalore and Ahmedabad were intentionally aimed at breaking the resolve of the Indian people to fight terror in all its forms. The hideous nature of the attackers is evident from the fact that they chose to attack even the hospitals where grievously injured were being treated.
    This terrorist act is nothing short of an attack on humanity and the citadels of civilized world. Terrorism knows no boundaries or nationalities. It is a menace that needs to be uprooted. The world needs to unequivocally condemn this dastardly act and not remain mute spectators.
    Various Indian organizations, Friends of India and people of Indian origin in the Bay area will be holding a vigil to pay respects to the victims, show solidarity with the Indian people in this hour of grief and pledge support to stringent measures to bring the culprits to justice. This is the moment for us all to show our strongest support and to re-energize our community and the civil society against terrorism.
    Please participate in this vigil in strength to make our voices heard.
    Date & Time: August 3, 2008 4:00pm
    Venue: Plaza De Cesar, Chavez Park, Market & Park Avenue,
    San Jose, CA 95113

  15. brahmastra says:

    When a person gets sick from a virus, it won’t help him much to indulge in wayward philosophy..he has to find some concrete cure.
    The ISI and their controlling Pakistani administration are a deadly virus to have afflicted not only India, but the world as a whole. Some of their main strategies are: giving royal refuge to Indian underworld dons and gaining access to their underground framework, providing assistance to separatist groups all around, growing terrorists and bombers, spreading corrupted fanatic versions of Islam through madrasas and such….on the whole, creating divisions and instability in whatever ruthless manner possible. Isn’t this already obvious? Indian muslims are just another tool in their hands. If these guys are not stopped right now, it is only going to polarize this to undesirable depths.
    It should also be taken into consideration that the Pakistani admin is quite shaky right now, and they could be using these attacks on India as to stay in power by getting the support of the fanatic populace there.
    So you short-sighted pseudo-secularists need to get your act together and support the only cure which is a government that can go after them with the necessary force -> that of BJP/NDA. So what if they support a Hindutva ideology..it is a great added blessing. The way things are in India, it could definitely use some spiritual direction. Many countries have failed miserably to use religion as a tool to unite the masses..that is because they did not have the proper religion. In the case of India, it just might work.
    The UPA is the height of one of the most defunt, corrupt, fragmented, short-sighted and self-serving governments in the history of a nation, so electing it as a leader is self-destructive.

  16. hong says:

    this bombing is the beginning of the end of islam.
    If Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister of India,
    two things will happen.
    1) India & China will become closer.
    2) India and China will eradicate Islam.
    Modi will nuke Mecca, Medina.
    Modi will spread a neo aids virus accross the middle east.
    China will quietly exterminate muslims aggression as it does in xianjing today.
    I hope normal muslims realize, that their very existence will become an afterthought, if they continue to allow bombings like this.

  17. ram says:

    I cant wait till lok sabha elections.
    Modi will become PM.
    Islam will vanish from Bharat.
    islam was a curse by bakasur, for his bad treatment by indra. the time for curse is ending soon.
    JAI SRI RAM

  18. Mithilesh says:

    I have one suggestion. Our retired elderly are almost without anything much to do with a lot of daily time spent on tea and Newspaper. Actually with their experience they could be doing a lot of constructive social activities. Perhaps they could be used to form neighbourhood watchdogs who with their social networks in their neighbourhood could inform police/government about anything fishy/unusual in their surroundings.
    Blame:
    1. Politicians- for taking public support for granted. Of late they have learnt a new trick ie praise the affected people’s spirit as a way to console them eg Mumbai’s spirit, Ahmedabad’s spirit etc.
    2. Intelligence agencies- its recruits are not bold enough to penetrate into terror organizations and break info in advance.
    3. Muslim moderates- for not informing police/govt about radical elements/instigators in their community and condemning them.
    4. Media – Our media has probably the largest civilian informers network after intelligence agencies. Some of them are often accused of spying for foreign governments. They could easily get information about hideouts and wherabouts of terrorists and publish them in advance. It’s a pity they run after only sensational news.

  19. shekhar says:

    I am dissapointed by some of the more rabid comments about Islam by the community on our blog. I personally feel that in doing so we are falling directly into the terrorists ambitions, as they want to to tear apart the fabric and ideals our nation was built on – and I would like to people to temper down their rhetoric and perhaps concentrate the comments on those in power now that are not in any way adhering to those ideals. Which in my view is the cause of this problem.
    There is an extremist fringe in every group, be it religious or political or even nationalistic. Hitlers crimes against the Jews were not based on any religion but on ideas of racial superiority or inferiority, as were the crimes of white colonists in Africa. Their crimes were much horrible and even more impossible to comprehend. Lets accept that it was the extremist fringe in the Hinduism too that provoked the whole Babri Masjid fiasco. Which was completely aided abetted and promoted by political interests.
    Back to my first contention. We have a severe leadership problem in India – we are led by self serving interests in the guise of political leadership.
    I agree that the Islamic minority that indulges in such terrible acts of terrorism should be dealt with very firmly and forcibly. But one cannot take the blame to the majority of Muslims living in our nation or to the religion itself.
    When you have a cancer in your body, you do not kill the body, you isolate and destroy the cancer cells.
    shekhar

  20. Shekhar, you did stir more than a hornet’s nest with this one isnt it? btw ,are you considering censoring comments as well now;-)
    You seem convinced that the leadership or lack of it is the issue here.There is suggestion of radical action as well.I say,how do you promote ‘decisive’ leadership through a multi-party consensus powered government? Presidential democracy in the US,is far more decisive,(whether you agree or not with the decisions it makes).
    – We are led by self-serving politicians – Yes.But I fail to see how they are different from the average Indian.As a nation we are self-serving.Our biggest commitment and only commitment is to our families.At schools,for every 1 honest student in the examination hall,there are 3 dishonest ones.We breed it.
    At a practical level I agree with many of the ideas on this debate(none which talk the language of isolation,annhilation). I’ll add another:
    * Indian intelligence needs a ‘face’ and a solid image makover.The average ‘terrorist’ in India doesn’t have to ‘worry’ about getting caught,its a billion strong nation.Government needs to raise RAW/CBI to epitomous levels within public consciousness.They need to evoke emotions such as fear,idea of speediness,proactiveness.It may mean a well planned and sustained publicity campaign,some more openness.Remember what ‘Seshan’ did for the Election commision.

  21. Dev says:

    Dear Shekhar,
    That was a much needed comment from you.
    Best Regards
    Dev

  22. brahmastra says:

    Yes, this is not about Islam as a whole. It is quite evident that a lot of people across the globe who have been born into Islam have not been victims of its corrupted versions. This human corruption is an inevitable problem with all religions..the kings of yore had learnt the most clever forms of mind-control by instilling the fear of God and religion in their subjects, and this trend continues today with utmost brilliance.
    All beings have an inbuilt sense of compassion and brotherhood. But it is upon this that crafty separationist religions are superimposed as a supplement to the existing ego mechanism. It cannot be denied that some of the newer religions are far more separationist than the ancient ones.
    The entire middle-east was supposed to have been a Vedic civilization before the advent of Chrisitan crusades which gave birth to fanatic Islam as a counter force. The middle-eastern people still feel a deep connection towards Indian culture, and those who are not afflicted by the fanatic versions of Islam are gems of people.
    A lot of Indians, out of their limited intellect and conditioning are prone to stereotyping situations into secular and communal, hindu and muslim, etc. The pseudo-secularists form an equal part of this lot. And in overreacting out of fear of suppression of minorities, they are ignoring the fact that this has increasingly lead to the suppression of the majority..and this is a sure recipe for disaster. This is what is happening in Jammu now, and it will spread across the country if this issue is not addressed soon. The corrupt and complacent Indian governments have underestimated several aspects of these issues for many years.
    Babri masjid was a miniscule incident compared to the millenium and centuries of atrocities that the Hindus had been subjected to by the mughals, deservedly or not on a higher scheme, and one only has to read accounts of what the mughal monkey Babur did to Hindus to easily justify the destruction of babri masjid. And this is no ordinary temple..it is the temple at the birth-place of Hinduism’s most revered realized soul..that of Lord Rama. It should be viewed as removal of a small veil of ego from the self. It is estimated in some sources that over 5000 temples were destroyed..and it is a fact that even the Taj Mahal (Tejo Mahal) was a temple(And a little known fact is that Shahjahan cut off the hands of
    20,000 workers after the completion of the Taj Mahal so that no one would ever be
    able to build such a marvelous monument again..and it can be fairly concluded that a vast majority of these were Hindus.)
    Regardless of all this, the basic fact is that the consciousness of the people needs to be upgraded for a peaceful functioning of any land. The open and peaceful nature of Indians are a long-lasting by-product of the ancient vedic culture…and is not due to any new ideals or form of government or anything that the nation was founded upon..that was just a formality of the design. So to go back into that peace, the ancient ways need to be revived in India, and people need to get out of their pseudo-secular thinking and recognize that Hinduism is not comparable to other religions and is the most secular and efficient organization of “several ways and beliefs” of life and government.

  23. a cursory glance at the comments to this post gives me a sinking feeling that we indians are playng into the hands of the terror merchants. very sad!

  24. Em Posts says:

    Proxy war is all that crosses my mind. BTW blasts took place in Bangalore, a day before Ahmedabad. I hope you knew that. Hmmmm news channels covered both incidents very well, based on Area Ahmedabad is bigger.

  25. Nilanjana Som says:

    Kill that Yasin Mallik and Afzal Guru….. For God’s sake!! Why are we feeding them? For another plane hijack

  26. suresh says:

    i agree with kochutheresiamma. no point in playing blame games. i feel for those who died and their near and dear ones. beyond that i have lost all feeling during natural and unnatural calamities.
    Being in Baroda, we felt as if we were also somehow responsible ( guilt association would be what a psychologist would say.

  27. sanjay mittal says:

    Politicians from the Congress are already visiting certain families to offer condolences and express sympathy. This includes the former Chief Minister of UP, Ram Naresh Yadav.
    Guess who these families are….
    Are they the families of the poor innocent men, women and children who died in the blasts?
    No … no… not at all. The Congress does not have any time for them.
    These are the families of the terror masterminds and the people and terrorists who planted the bomb. The Congress leaders are visiting their houses, shedding tears that these perpetuators of terror have been arrested.
    Shame on the Congress.
    It has forgotten that two of its supreme leaders died because of tedrror attacks.
    Shame on the wierd political system in India.
    Which has tears for terrorists and none for the terror victims….

  28. Vipin says:

    All western countries have politicians with corrupt minds but they dare not do any corruption as they are almost always end up in jail. Because investigating agencies like Police are independent, fair and accountable to public not politicians. If you punish one corrupt politicians, you stop 20 from doing corruption. We should all start a national movement to force our govt to start long awaited police reforms and not wait for a great, honest and tough Leader to come to power.Our destiny is in our hands.

  29. Vik says:

    Who to Blame ?
    I think i blame myself. I am still watching this happen and looking for others to answer this. Just acting the same way like others and hoping it will all be stopped and okay one day.
    If i can see that RESPONSIBILITY is of others then its mine too to remind these Men of Dishonor to do their duty and not fill that CASH in their foreign accounts at the cost of my life,maybe tomorrow somewhere.
    And if that tomorrow comes i will never know the answer.
    What am i doing. I am not doing anything, so i cant even say “STOP Blaming Others”.

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