Politicians need to Watch their Mouth
As per latest news, the death toll from yesterday’s blasts in Mumbai has risen to 190 and more 600 people have been injured. I have been practically glued to the phone and television since last nights. Relatives and friends from all over calling/messaging, wanting to know that their loved ones are safe and sound.
While watching the Television last night and today morning, I couldn’t help but wonder – Are the Politicians of our country far more dangerous and even bigger villains then the terrorists who carried out these bomb blasts?
I mean at one end we have hundreds of innocent lives lost and many more seriously injured lying on hospital floors and on the other hand we have the likes of BJP minister L. K. Advani who was practically loosing his breath over bad mouthing the central government. He blamed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government at the Centre for “failure” to ensure internal security. Gopinath Munde and Shiv Sena leaders also followed the same path of bitching and provoking citizens against Pakistan and Congress leaders.
Do we really need to hear all this bull-shit at this hour too? Do we need them to instigate further aggression among regular Mumbaikars, who have already been thru so much in the past couple of weeks? Do they want to ignite Hindu-Muslim riots once again in my city? Why can’t they stop playing their name-games for once and try to look beyond their political aspirations?
The ones left behind
To top it all Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray has said that his party will demonstrate against Sonia Gandhi when she visits the city. What the heck are these people thinking? Anyways the traffic towards the airport, bomb sites and hospitals are choked up since last night because of the bloody VIP visits and now the families of the victims as well as many other daily commuters would have suffer further anguish because of the Shiv Sena dharna.
It’s totally shocking to what extent these ministers would get down to for some free dance in front of the media. Do we really need them to come from their cities to meet the victims and their families in the hospitals, what will it fetch us?
It’s nothing but a waste of tax-payers money in all of their private jet travels and car rides in and around the city. They might as well stay put where they and try to organize support/help/money for the ones effected in yesterday’s blasts in Mumbai and Srinagar. The Shiv-Sena should continue with their relief operations and not think of irrelevant demonstrations, at least for the next few weeks.
A helping hand
Not to sound too preachy or anything on similar lines, I have also noticed that (some) people on various blogs and websites have posted anti-Muslim comments, which is nothing but an inappropriate and pathetic act looking at the current scenario in the city and nation-wide. I mean let’s act like matured adults here. Why is it so hard to understand that these incidents don’t spare anyone; be it a Muslim, a Hindu or a Christian or any other religion/no religion for that matter? Individuals, who helped out the victims of yesterday’s blasts, did so out of humanity and not because they were directed by their religion. We need to differentiate and understand that the ones who carried out this despicable act do not belong to any religion or caste or community, they are not even worth calling human beings.
This is the time not to waste or indulge in blame-games but instead be there for the ones who need our support and strength. We will bounce back in no time, after all we are Mumbaikars and second, do we have a choice?.