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Thursday, February 21, 2013

blasts kill 13 at Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad & injures more

It is not a place known for its calmness or even when calm, there is the simmering tensions prevailing in the city ~ and as usual the common man is worried as there are no clues as yet after the dastardly killing.  Only recently, it became more notorious after the hate speech of a legislator, who challenged what would happen, if only Police / army were to be kept away for a short time  !!!
Thursday, 21st Feb 2013 - A sad day for the Nation ~ mindless bloodshed ~ more innocents losing their lives………. it has happened before and today it is Dilsukhnagar with pincode – 500060.  Dilsukhnagar is reportedly one of the largest commercial and residential centers in Hyderabad.   The name was derived from a resident who owned agricultural land around Malakpet, they say. . Gaddiannaram Fruit Market situated here is Andhra Pradesh's main fruit market and is one of the largest in the world. Today. Thursday, 21st Feb 2013,  three blasts [some versions state them to be 2] occurred in the locality killing more than 15 and injuring more than 50 people.

Another Indian city, this time Hyderabad again,  shaken with deadly bomb blasts; innocent masses dying again.  Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde says he has informed PM Manmohan Singh and spoke to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Kiran Kumar Reddy. Asked whether it was a terror attack, the minister said "it was too early to say anything and only an investigation will reveal it". PM Manmohan Singh strongly condemned the blasts in Hyderabad  calling them  a 'dastardly attack', and the guilty will not go unpunished.  He further appealed to the public to remain calm and maintain peace.

Reports suggest that the  two bombs were placed within a radius of 100 to 150 metres on bicycles in Dilsukhnagar area. The blasts took place during peak hours outside a roadside eatery near a bus stand and Konark cinema theatre resulting in a stampede-like situation with people trying flee to safety.  Reports further state that blasts were from a hero Honda bike parked closer to bus stop in between Konark and Venkatadri theatres.

As usual, UPA Chairperson, Central government and PM condemned the blasts. Central home ministry declared high alert across the country. State police forces started heavy combing across all sensitive areas of the city. How will the Nation restore the confidence of the people ? who will provide succor to the kin of the victims………….. people dying for no fault of theirs, we say terrorism has no religion and terrorists are not supported by common man or groups. We want the guilty punished.  Not all the time, the perpetrators are brought to book; then they face long trial meantime provided with all facilities, there are different appellate courts; even for the death sentence awarded to rarest of rare criminals, the mercy scheme is open and if at all it comes to hanging,  Yet so much hue and cry raised for protecting them by the people, who seldom care for those innocents and police personnel killed by terrorists… a great democracy.

We must all strongly condemns these kind of barbarian acts and demand the severe most punishment to the perpetrators and their supporters.  All their ilk must be socially outcast and should not be treated anywhere including hospitals and public places.

Reports state that a team of National Security Guards (NSG) was being rushed to Hyderabad on a BSF aircraft.  Some would start blaming the forces ‘across the border' for the blasts.  They perhaps follow a pattern.  The previous major attack in Hyderabad was on August 25, 2007 when two blasts took place almost simultaneously.  Then the first bomb exploded in Lumbini Amusement Park and within 5 minutes another at  Gokul Chat Bhandar  a popular restaurant about 5 kilometres (3 mi) away. At least 42 people were reported to have died in the two bombings.  An outfit from Bangladesh was reported to be behind those blasts.

Sad ~ when we call it cross border terrorism, why not declare those States as enemy states and boycott all trade relations with them.

With profound regrets
S. Sampathkumar.
21st Feb 2013 @ 20.30 hrs.

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