12 July, 2006

Dear Terrorist...

Dear Terrorist,

Even if you are not reading this we don't care. Time and again you tried to disturb us and disrupt our life - killing innocent civilians by planting bombs in trains, buses and cars. You have tried hard to bring death and destruction, cause panic and fear and create communal disharmony but everytime you were disgustingly unsuccessful. Do you know how we pass our life in Mumbai? How much it takes for us to earn that single rupee? If you wanted to give us a shock then we are sorry to say that you failed miserably in your ulterior motives. Better look elsewere, not here.

We are not Hindus and Muslims or Gujaratis and Marathis or Punjabis and Bengaliies. Nor do we distinguish ourselves as owners or workers, govt. employees or private employees. We are Mumbaikers (Bombay-ites, if you like). We will not allow you to disrupt our life like this. On the last few occassions when you struck (including the 7 deadly blasts in a single day killing over 250 people and injuring 500+ in 1993), we went to work next day in full strength. This time we cleared everything within a few hours and were back to normal - the vendors placing their next order, businessmen finalizing the next deals and the office workers rushing to catch the next train. (Yes the same train you targetted)

Fathom this: Within 3 hours of the blasts, long queues of blood donating volunteers were seen outside various hospital, where most of the injured were admitted. By 12 midnight, the hospital had to issue a notification that blood banks were full and they didn't require any more blood. The next day, attendance at schools and office was close to 100%, trains & buses were packed to the brim, the crowds were back. The city has simply dusted itself off and moved one - perhaps with greater vigour.

We are Mumbaikers and we live like brothers in times like this. So, do not dare to threaten us with your crackers. The spirit of Mumbai is very strong and can not be harmed.

With Love,

From the people of Mumbai (Bombay)

P.S.: Got this in mail from a friend.


Blogger Jugal said...

Dear Terrorists,
You don't even know how to ruin a city like Bombay? How many attempts does it take to learn that these small acts are basically futile?

Even a child learns that a B has only two loops after being wrong twice.

These small bombs may kill one, two or may be a couple of hundreds, but yeah, that's it. That's all you're capable of? I can't help but laugh at your stupid efforts to make a point (and I also know you're making these stupid efforts because your point is pointless).

Thanks a lot for reminding us again, that you exist. But don't worry, we'll forget it soon again.


P.S.: Next time, try the nuke with a good range, that might just work. Though, the roaches of Bombay will still survive.

12/7/06 16:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a life u Mumbaikers!!! U ppl are starting to disgust me now.

I appreciated this communal attitude during the floods last year. But, having the same attitude and reaction to a terroist attack is just beyond my understanding . What is this whole thing about being "Mr. nice guy". Have we lost the value for human life, the lives of our own fellow citizens or just that we are so used to getting attacked that we take it in a stride.

Help, relief and rescue efforts taken up by citizens without waiting for the respective authorities, are worthy of anyone's appreciation. But, to get back to normal life as though it was just nitemare and never happened is cowardice.

Living is denial is not going to help!!! We were attacked .

__ The One

15/7/06 00:20  

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