August 26, 2003

More Blasts: Now in Mumbai, India

Two car bombs exploded in Indian city Mumbai (Bombay) on Monday, 25th of August. Casualty report so far: 44 dead, 150 Injured. The bomb attacks were identical as both were taxis.

One explosion took place at the Gateway of India, the city's top tourist attraction.

The other explosion took place - and claimed most of the casualties - in a busy jewelery market near the Mumba Devi temple in central Bombay. Many Bengali speaking jwelers were killed and shops destroyed. The shop owners are saying that there was a ploy going on to oust them from that market.

No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

There are lots of speculations as regards to the identity of the person/ organization who carried out these attacks. These attacks coincided with the release of a report on the controversial religious site at Ayodhya. Indian govt. is blaming the Students Islamic Movement of India (Simi) and Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba but Pakistan denied that and condemned the attack.

But all I can say that light weight and undetectable powerful bombs are the latest and deadliest tool of any terrorist of any country. You never know that you can be a victim of somebody's agenda. World politics is turning bloody and these so called terrorists are certainly not on target for achieving something. They are a menace, a virus in the society. And the thoughts of Jihad/fanaticism are out of religious boundaries, made up by dishonest politicians and illegal business rackets.

I think that there must be some control/ raids to stop the production of these illegal bombs.


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