Monday, February 19, 2007

Indians forgot about 7/11 attacks, so Islamic terror strikes again

I have said multiple times on this blog that the only reason we Indians are being attacked by Radical Islamic terrorists so many times, while USA UK and Spain were attacked only once (on 9/11, 7/7, and 3/11 respectively), is because we Indians keep forgetting about past attacks very soon after they occur. Our political leaders know that we will not punish the Government for failing to fulfill its most fundamental duty: protecting the life and property of ordinary citizens, and instead focusing on Casteist Divide and Rule politics aimed at dividing Hindus (like the OBC Reservations), and winning elections by trying to appease the Muslim vote bank.

India is the only country in the world that relaxed anti-terror laws (UPA Govt. got rid of the POTA law) while the rest of the world created stronger laws to fight Islamic terror (like the PATRIOT ACT of America).

What does that tell you about our Government's priorities ?

The BBC reports:
Dozens dead in India train blasts
Samjhauta Express
The fire engulfed two carriages on the Samjhauta Express
At least 64 people have been killed in a series of explosions and a fire on a Pakistan-bound train in the northern Indian state of Haryana, officials say.

Passengers reported hearing two blasts as the train passed near Panipat, about 80km (50 miles) north of Delhi.

The train - the Samjhauta Express - was part of a service taking passengers from Delhi to Lahore in Pakistan.

A spokesman for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the explosions were probably an "act of terror".

A number of other passengers were injured, and officials say the death toll may rise.

'Explosive devices'

The BBC's Navdip Dhariwal in Delhi says a series of small blasts took place in two carriages at about midnight (1830 GMT), as the train reached a station in the village of Deewana.

She says the train came to a standstill and a ball of fire engulfed the two coaches.

Map of India
The injured were pulled out of the burning carriages onto the trackside by fellow passengers, she adds.

"I heard a loud explosion and then it was all smoke," passenger Tara Chand was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.

"Looking at the intensity of the smoke, many people must have suffocated to death before being charred."

Officials said many of the victims were Pakistanis but some were Indian security personnel.

Railway officials said five small explosive devices capable of causing a huge fire were defused at the site.

The Samjhauta Express is one of two train services connecting India and Pakistan.

After a two-year gap, it was reopened in 2004 as part of the peace process between the two countries.



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