Sunday, December 14, 2008

A drop for them too...

The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks have left an indelible scar on the minds of all Indians and a few others.

There was so much of pain and agony around. People are at a paranoic high that even a door banging with wind can send a chill down their spines.

Politicians as usual went on with the blamegame round. Frustrated people, especially those who lost their loved ones, once again spewed their venom on the netas. Media switched to a caretaker mode. Analysis on what happened, what more would have happened and what can happen in future filled the newspapers. Panelists fought it out for their points on TV channels. Suggestions flooded the media on how to tackle terror. All at the cost of an appaling number of innocent lives.

There would not be anybody who have not shed at least two drops of tears at the pictures of not the dead, but those alive... those who have to live with the tragedy till their life ended.

A young Moshe crying as his parents didn't come to him for an unusually long time, a grieving mother cuddling Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's face, still in disbelief... Media flashed the images until they made the hearts melt...

But far away in Pakistan, some families are crying silently - the family of the 10 terrorists who carried out the dreaded act, nine of whom were killed and their mutilated bodies making frequent appearances in newspapers, TV channels and websites. The one who was caught alive and is the most priced property in India now, undergoing interrogation.

Ajmal Amir Kasab became the most luckiest and the ill-fated of them all at the same time. Lucky for he is alive, ill-fated as millions of Indians are waiting to spill out even the last drop of blood out of him. During interrogation, he is reported to have told: "Mujhe maaf kar do. Mujhe Pakistan vapas jaana hai... meri ammi ke paas jana hai..."

Miles away, the ammi of this 21-year-old would have been shattered. So are the other families whose sons became puppets at the hands of the real criminals, poverty and circumstances...
While praying for all those whose dreams were shattered with their AK-47s, my heart certainly bleeds for these families too...

3 comments:

jorge said...

don't let it bleed too much...
or u will end up bloodless

sandsofchange said...

Good to see this point of view. I am sure there are so many families who have lost their misguided youth. -- PRADEEP

Akhil said...

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