Tuesday 29 July 2008

Mindless futility....

7 blasts in Bangalore.....16 in Ahmedabad....2 car bombs found and diffused in Surat. Well planned and perfectly coordinated to create panic and chaos. A letter sent to a media company claiming responsibility for the same. Achievement - zilch.

After I got through the first few minutes of worry and contacted the few I know in the respective cities, the futility of it all hit me. 40 odd dead....200 injured. And what gained? The chaos that the culprits wanted did not reign. The effort was full - the mail claiming responsibility also said that this was a revenge for Gujarat (presumably the 2002 riots). Must have hoped that people will suddenly turn to their illogical evil sides and take to the streets creating mayhem. What happened? People went home and slept. Gujarat riots are a topic I avoid for fear of rambling on with sentimentality stuffed in. But I truly think that people are just sick of this crap. They dont really care about politics and are becoming immune to the voilence that tries to stir such emotions. At least I hope so.

For all who were there in those times, hope your families are well. This too shall pass.

4 comments:

Mama - Mia said...

so true!

i just hope what you said is indeed why peace reigns in these two cities in a situation that could have easily led to communal flare up.

maybe all of us will finally see sense...

abha

Rasna said...

I dont think there's any religion/place in the world that hasn't suffered at the hands of another religion/people... leads u to think n ponder that the common factor in all holocausts, senseless killings, etc is just plain and simple EGO----of a being, of a party, of a sect, of a people... n we forget the common factor that stares us in the face-that we'r all just the same-----human beings...
nothing can justify this nonsense... i just hope that some generations down the road people will learn to be human beings first and christians/sikhs/hindus/muslims later if at all...

Raj said...

I assume and hope what you say holds true for the vast majority. Unfortunately, its not the vast majority that creates such bloody insanity, its the act of a few cowardly individuals and their sick cronies. Be safe and live and let live.

Harnoor said...

I hope so Abha....I just dont get the point of it all!

Ras, I doubt man will learn. As you said, he's been doing this since eternity and will probably continue doing so...only the motivation changes.

B2 bh...the surprising thing about the Gujarat riots was that though they were politically orchestrated, it was heartfelt by the common man that they were justified. Most people I knew either justified the same or glorified it. In my opinion ofcourse, this belief has been drilled into their heads such that they believe each other to be enemies....which brings us back to the point that yes, just a handful pulled the strings....