Serial Blasts hits not only Mumbai, but several crores of Indians heart.
Serial blasts struck Mumbai on 13-7-2011 evening, less than three years after the 26/11 terrorist attacks of 2008. The three blasts, in sequence, were timed at 6.30 pm, 6.45 pm, and 7 pm IST, and targeted in that order Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House and the Kabutarkhana area of Dadar West. Zaveri Bazaar, centre of the jewellery industry, is adjacent the iconic Mumbadevi temple from which the city derives its name; both Zaveri Bazaar and Kabutarkhana were also targeted in the 1993 serial blasts.
No other city in the world has been the tragic target of as many serial terror attacks and bombings as Mumbai: 1993, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008 and now July 13, 2011.
On 13-7-2011 Wednesday evening, three serial bomb blasts in the span of 12 minutes ripped through three of the busiest hubs in the city — Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar — at rush hour, killing 18 people and injuringmore than 100. The first explosion was at 6.54 pm at Zaveri Bazaar, followed by another at Opera House a minute later. The third explosion was at 7.06pm outside Kabutarkhana, a few metres away from the western side of Dadar railway station. This is the third terror attack at Zaveri Bazar.
The explosives with timer devices were kept on or near vehicles at Opera House and Zaveri Bazar while at Dadar a bus stop was the target. The police said the three locations, two of which were ‘khau gallis’, had been chosen for maximum impact. Police commissioner Arup Patnaik said it was a terrorist attack.
While the Mumbai police have not named any outfit responsible for the blasts, sources say that it could be the handiwork of a banned outfit, the Indian Muslims [Mujahideen ](IM), which recently formed a group, called the 313 Squad and has been recruiting youngsters to it.
Due to the invasion of Muslims to India from tenth centaury the immemorial systems, rule and customs of Indian people were subjected to a rude shocks. Mohamed Ghazni came to Hindustan in 1018 and from the Matura temple he gained vast treasure having smashed to pieces immense idols of gold and silver. During 1025-26 he captured Somnath in Gujarat and killed several thousands of Hindus. In its costly Temple to the dumb amazement of its protectors he sacked the place carrying on to Ghazni the famous golden gates of the temple and treasure worth one million pounds sterling.
Even to-day the spirit of the foreign policy of Pakistan was not even ideological. It was purely anti-Indian just like the Muslim rulers. Pakistan repudiated its own slogan of peace talk which its leaders had been shouting for over a decade in pursuit of anti-Indian objectives. Our Prime Minister giving monetary compensation to the victims is only a temporary consolation. He must take stringent action in removing the Pakistan extremist activities in India.
Gandhijis dream of Hindu, Muslim unity should not go as a dream only. Serial Blasts hits not only Mumbai, but several crores of Indians heart.