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Hyderabad bomb blasts

               “Ishwar Allah tere jahan me nafrat kyon hai jang hai kyon….

Tera dil to itna bada hai, insaan ka dil tang hai kyon……”

                The bomb blasts are back again, killing people, injuring many.  The terror is back.  I have a friend from Assam. When we speak about blasts, he says its common there, he doesn’t feel it is something new.  But is it that easy to just not feel anything about it? And not to worry at all about the lives lost? Every day when we leave our home we are not sure whether we will return back safely or not. Anything can happen. If nothing does, there is at least a bomb blast waiting to happen. A student died in the blast when he went to purchase books. Would he have been saved if he dint? Can we blame it all on fate, pray nothing such happens to us and our close ones and forget it all in coming days?

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NDTV new report says “The police are attempting to make sketches of possible suspects, work hampered by the fact that both the CCTV cameras near the blast sites were not working. There are reports that the wires of these cameras had been found severed a few days ago but had not been fixed.”

“NDTV has accessed details of a terror alert sent by the Centre two days before blasts. That had warned of possible attacks in Hyderabad among other cities. The alert also mentioned Bangalore, Hubli and Coimbatore as possible targets. The alert also talked about possible revival of Indian Mujahideen and  Lashkar modules.”

               This remind me of the various movies where you see different people, the police men, the officers at various levels trying several things to save the country from any harm. The reports really make me wonder whether it only happens in movies and never in real life. The people who died may have been saved if only there had been an action taken to the alerts. Now there are investigating agencies working to find out the about monsters who did this. But I don’t understand what do they do the other times? Do they have to work only when there is a tragic event like this? When they know who the suspects are then don’t they have enough authority and power to track them down, instead of waiting for something such to happen? If there had been alerts and the CCTV cameras were tampered with, should not they have suspected something fishy and not wait till the bomb blasts to just “investigate”?

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           There is one more thing I don’t understand- the hatred! Why is it that there is so much hatred that people don’t even think twice before killing so many people? I am a muslim. But I don’t hate non-muslims. We are all humans and that’s enough for me to respect and love my fellow beings. But it is not the case everywhere. I was travelling in bus the other day, when there were some women who wanted a seat. There were girls in burkha who dint get up at all to give them the seat. It is the just an individual issue. But the women started with “muslim girls are like this. Blah blah…”  Where does that come from? When I got a seat( I too was in burkha) I offered it to those women. They had nothing to say then.

One more incident was when my friend and I (both wearing burkha) were waiting for a bus. It was late in the evening, we had finished our tuitions. A woman (in burkha) came to us and asked us why we are out so late at night. We said her we had tuitions that just had gotten over. She started lecturing us “girls should not go out so late at night. If you have to then just take care of yourselves.” And here is what made me think so hard about humanity. “ .. you are muslims so I am saying. If it was hindu or other girls I would not have cared. It is ok if anything happens to them but muslims should not be hurt.” I mean what the hell!! Why doesn’t it matter if some other girl is hurt? Just because she is not a muslim does it mean it is alright if she is raped or if she dies?

This hatred has killed many. There had been an incident few years back when someone had thrown pig in masjid and cow in temple or something like that.  And that lead to riots between hindus and muslims. Is it not stupid not to understand that someone is doing this on purpose. It is obvious that someone wants these fights. But when coming to such things people seem to have no common sense. They just blame it on each other.

It is really horrible to read the news and get to know what various people think and how much they hate. There had been some incident where some boys had molested a girl for not joining in some campaign. And there is some leader saying that the other religion people faked the girl’s wound to pull their party down!! Who could think of a thing like that? Which girl would agree to do such a thing? That too in a country like India where they say “betiyan ghar ki izzat hai”( girls are the honor of a house.)

From our childhood we listen to a story about the sticks. When they are separate they can be easily broken but when put together it is impossible to break them. But it just became a silly tale. There is always so much praise for Japan as it has found its way through all the difficulties. If there needs to be a change, then everyone should work together. Every other day there are fights on name of religion or state or something else. Till we all dont join together and work, how do we expect India to grow??

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                  Hatred is seen even in kids. My cousin brother, when was in first standard, declared that he won’t make non-muslim friends. Cant understand from where kids get all such ideas. His dad scolded him and said he should not differentiate in that manner. Now, after ten years, the boy does not say anything such and has made many non-muslim friends. He invites them to home and never indulges in these hindu-muslim fights.

Most of the people don’t want the fights or the deadly riots or the bomb blasts. But just praying for safety wont do anything. It should be understood that if people don’t want any such terror around them, it should start with their own homes. Hope everyone would teach this and don’t let the hatred bud at all. If I cant take care of whole nation I should at least take care of my people in my family and make sure that there is no harm that will be caused by my family to the country. One less terrorist equals one less blast which in turn will save thousands of life.

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Fathima and Chinmay

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