Thursday, October 30, 2008

5 years of Bomb Blasts and still going.....!

Oct 30 - Eleven bomb blasts in quick succession ripped through Guwahati and three other towns on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and wounding 235.





The number of dead is going up by the day.....the injureds are innumerable.
Here a victim of the blast in Gauhati is being helped by the police.




People looking at the disaster...!




Heart wrenching scenes of innocent victim's plights...!





At Jaipur, a blast victim is still on his ride........!





May 13, 2008 - Seven bombs rip through the crowded streets of Jaipur, killing at least 63 people in markets and outside Hindu temples.A little-known group called the "Indian Mujahideen" claims responsibility for the attack and the May 13 attack in Jaipur.






Above- A mother mourns her daughter. Srilekha, 18, was killed along with two other members of her family in the Gokul Chat eatery explosion in Hyderabad on August 25. The Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI) is suspected to be behind the blasts.




The poor fruit vendor's fate........!!!!







May 18, 2007 - A bomb explodes during Friday prayers at a historic mosque in Hyderabad, killing 11 worshippers. Police later shoot dead five people in clashes with hundreds of enraged Muslims who protest against the attack.


Aug 25, 2007 - Three coordinated explosions at an amusement park and a street stall in Hyderabad kill at least 40 people.


Following is a chronology of some of the major attacks in India in the past five years:March 13, 2003 - A bomb attack on a commuter train in Mumbai kills 11 people.Aug 25, 2003 - Two car bombs kill about 60 in Mumbai.Aug 15, 2004 - A bomb explodes in Assam, killing 16 people, mostly schoolchildren, and wounding dozens.Oct 29, 2005 - Sixty-six people are killed when three blasts rip through markets in New Delhi.March 7, 2006 - At least 15 people are killed and 60 wounded in three blasts in the Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi.July 11, 2006 - More than 180 people are killed in seven bomb explosions at railway stations and on trains in Mumbai that are blamed on Islamist militants.Sept 8, 2006 - At least 32 people are killed in a series of explosions, including one near a mosque, in Malegaon town, 260 km northeast of Mumbai.Feb 19, 2007 - Two bombs explode aboard a train heading from India to Pakistan; at least 66 passengers, most of them PakistanisMay 13, 2008 - Seven bombs rip through the crowded streets of Jaipur, killing at least 63 people in markets and outside Hindu temples. , burn to death.
Aug 25, 2007 - Three coordinated explosions at an amusement park and a street stall in Hyderabad kill at least 40 people.July 25 - Eight small bombs hit Bangalore, killing at least one woman and wounding at least 15.July 26 - At least 16 small bombs explode in Ahmedabad, killing 45 people and wounding 161.A little-known group called the "Indian Mujahideen" claims responsibility for the attack and the May 13 attack in Jaipur.Sept 13 - At least five bombs explode in crowded markets and streets in the heart of New Delhi, killing at least 23 people and injuring more than 100. The Indian Mujahideen again claims responsibility.

The Blasts have now become a weekly, some times daily occurence. Initially it caused immense concern to people from all walks of life - be it the politicians, celebrities, socialites, businessmen and VIPs. Every one gave statements of concern, but gradually the blasts have become almost a part of life, an item in the newspaper, news headlines on TV channels at best. but general life goes on while hundreds are njured, or even dead each time a city is beseiged with bomb blasts. While in some city human lives are targets of blasts, in another city people are celebrating, festivals like Eid, Divali and Dassera. In one city blast victims families are mourning their departed members, in another city international test cricket is being played with frenzy. In one city bombs are serially blasting by the minute, in another town India is holding Commonwealth youth Games, or celebrating the success of Indian Economy. Ironical India indeed.









3 comments:

white crow said...

irony indeed!!!

The Things We Carried said...

These photos stop my heart and make me gasp for breath. i am so sorry for the sadness in India over this. I am heartbroken here for your people to hurt in these nightmarish ways.

As a woman, a mother, a citizen of the earth I send you a hug and my sorrow for what you have seen. It is not enough, but it is from my heart.

Hilary said...

Such heart-wrenching images, statistics and events. I can't imagine living a life in such fear and sadness. My heart goes out to you and yours.