Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mumbai, meri jaan

On hearing the news of recent spate of attack on Mumbai, I was very furious at the unscrupulous terrorist activity carried out by Jihadis. I wished to have been in the defence forces(my childhood dream) fighting out these militants.

I first got the news early morning on 27th Nov, when my sister called me from US. Since then, I couldn't keep away from the news and was closely watching every update on my PC. Even in office, I felt hard to concentrate on my work and kept returning to news websites for updates. It was difficult to see my home town bleeding.

Although, Mumbai is popularly known to be resilient, but it should not be taken as a cover, allowing another such incidents of brutality. Mumbai, the commercial capital is the pride of India where most of the business is transacted. Mumbai generates 5% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 40% of maritime trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy. Such attack on the pride cannot be tolerated. A war has been openly raged. People of Mumbai, intelligence and government should join hands to prepare for a battle to attack the ones who look at Mumbai with such intentions.

Witnessing the pictures of grieving parents, children, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters and friends, I see my problems to be miniscule to theirs. I feel apologetic for the people who keep fighting over the petty matters in their day-to-day life. I advise them to visit border areas or face such terrorists to satisfy their interest of fighting. They can atleast put their negative skillset to a better use.

India lost some of it's best and brightest individuals, at a time when India is closely being perceived as a new Super Power under development. I express my heartfelt condolence to the innocent people killed in the attack and salute to the martyrs who lost their life while performing their duties. Not to forget the brave joint operation by NSG commandos, Navy coast guards, Mumbai police and RAF. We are proud of you.

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