The ususal suspects

The Indian media did not waste much time to start pointing fingers at Pakistan for the recent attacks in Mumbai, India. My heart goes out to all the families who lost the loved ones, but I am just sick of this ‘typical’ blame game.

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Taj Burning

Times of India is already reporting that Pakistani militants have been captured and that this whole incident could not have happened without support from across the border. Now I am sure that similar to 2001 Indian Parliament Attack, NADRA issued ID cards will be found in possession of all these terrorists and then it will be no brainer! The western media also jumping on the bandwagon is trying its best to portray this as another al-qaeda attack.

Maybe we should also borrow a page from our neighbor’s book and God forbid, next time when we have a terrorist attack in Pakistan, simply blame it on RAW and get on with our lives. In fact a lot of analysts believe that foreign elements have played part in the recent attacks in Pakistan, but unlike the Indian government, our government doesn’t have the balls to blame any external element.

It’s about that the Indian media stop its propaganda and do some soul searching as to the actual reasons behind these attacks. A good starting point maybe, the state of Muslims in India.

12 Comments so far

  1. marlonbrando on November 28th, 2008 @ 9:54 am

    i’m with u on this, a 110 percent…

  2. santoshm on November 28th, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    I am an Indian.I read your past with interest and I want to respond:
    I believe its time for both our peoples to work together to sort this out together.We share too many common interests, values and history to allow these events that cause widening chasms to continue. I am a Mumbaikar and right now am very depressed and angry about whats happening. I believe we Indians have some big problems to solve like the Pakistanis have their problems to solve.But one problem which binds us is the problem of terror.We must find sane sensible solutions together.
    I think that while getting to the ‘root cause’ must be done by the Indian state.We, the people of India and Pakistan must eliminate together the supply lines and moral support bases that exist in BOTH countries.This thing called terror is a monster. It has been known to consume the target and the creator.We must fight in it in all its manifestations. Not through blame games but through people power. What do you guys think?

  3. wkhang on November 28th, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

    I agreed with santosh,, we must work together and India Media should sttop blaming us but in order to do this Indian Govt should take some steps.

    Look our cricket teams were there to play, our ministers are there, our singers, actors etc are with you people involving, this is called a positive relations.

    We are with Mumbai People, we feel sorry and at the same time angry on the act.


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  5. usmanc on November 29th, 2008 @ 4:21 am

    "In fact a lot of analysts believe that foreign elements have played part in the recent attacks in Pakistan, but unlike the Indian government, our government doesn’t have the balls to blame any external element."

    I coudlnt agree with you anymore.

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  7. paknation on November 30th, 2008 @ 1:51 am

    @tperacha: Very nice thoughtful post…..congrats

    @santoshm: You are right 100%……bravo

    @Wkhang: Agree with you brother

  8. nakul on November 30th, 2008 @ 9:26 am

    I am an Indian and I agree with your point on soul searching, there are route causes in my own country which we need to consider and develop solutions to, irrespective of the involvement of any other country. However at no point would I necessarily want to solely focus on the plight of Muslims in my country; the operative word here is solely. Yes Muslim concerns at their treatment in India are legitimate, as are the concerns of other minorities, castes, even geographies- fortunately or unfortunately the Indian state at its base line has managed to alienate pretty much everyone; the life of the common man here, irrespective of identity is pretty bleak in so many contexts. To really find a way forward, there is need for both our countries to develop systems and procedures that enable our citizens to give reality to their dreams and aspirations: a playing field that can be made as level as possible. From this premise, one can then branch out and take into account the unique characteristics of each community/ castes etc. to tailor solutions that deal with the more pressing issues relevant to that community. And at no point should we ever attempt to justify such barbarous and terrorist acts as recently witnessed in Mumbai, on the basis of a particular communities’ angst and grievances. The Mumbai shootings and bomb blast are as uncalled for as are church burnings in Orissa or the bomb blasts in Malegaon.

  9. tperacha on November 30th, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    very well said nakul and others. we the pakistanis, wish nothing but peace and prosperity for our neighbors and i agree with the common sentiment that both Pakistan and India need to be on the same page when it comes to tackling terrorism. However, it doesn’t help when one side, India or Pakistan, get straight into the blame game when an unfortunate incident, like Mumbai attacks, happens.

    After Samjohta Express blast similar accusions were hureled at Pakistan, which now time proves was a knee jerk reaction as the Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel PS Purohit is the main suspect of those blast now

    We the people of Pakistan, feel the pain of Mumbaites, but request and urge the Indian CITIZENS not to jump on conclusions based on the ‘masala’ reporting. Let there be fair and transparent investigation into these attacks and if indeed Pakistan comes out to be the guilty party then I will be first one to admit that how screwed we are. But till then lets all live in peace…

  10. kaami on December 3rd, 2008 @ 7:10 am

    @tperacha I agree with you, its still too early to jump to conclusions and help to fan yet another fire fueled by the Sub-Continent Media. The same media that has already helped in crippling this country. So I am staying out of it for now.

    The question for Pakistani’s is not that who did what, and how? Its the question of principle of where we as a nation stand on issues like terrorism and suicidal fanaticism?

    The thing that annoys me the most is that, though we went to a great extent of making fun of our own, scrutinize them and subject them to orchestrated criticism but when it comes to despots like Osama, Zawahiri, Baitullah Mahsood or that beheader Fazlullah we tend to get numb and retrieve into a submissive posture.

    Now look at how other Muslim countries dealt with this fitna:

    Indonasia: After Bali bombing rounded up the Jamaat-e-Islami fanatics and dealt with them firmly. The country is back on track.

    Malaysia: Don’t even need to mention, their action was swift.

    Lebanon: A warn torn country, in conflict with Israel did not tolerate 15 Al-Qaeda operatives that setup a cell there. All 15 were eliminated and the whole country rallied on this issue.

    Bangladesh: This country is also doing well, and keeping its fanatics under control.

    Iraq: This is an another extreme, though they are in direct conflict with the US, but they also got fed up with the fanatics, recently, the local tribesmen fought and five suicidal maniacs and paraded their bodies in an open pickup. The whole town showered shoes and chappals… the scene was unwatchable.

    Here in Pakistan we are still confused, the cancer is rapidly spreading and we are still in denial.

  11. wkhang on December 3rd, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

    @ Kaami,

    My brother I have not read your whole comment but yep last few words is explaning the whole story " Here in Pakistan we are still confused, the cancer is rapidly spreading and we are still in denial ",

    I would say to you only " Be Positive ", rest of us all are ready for any incoming : /, BRRRRRRING it OOOOOON

  12. kaami on December 6th, 2008 @ 5:41 am

    @wkhang there is no danger to this country from outside, its the insides that are crumbling and we haven’t started taking our medications yet, not even treating the symptoms.

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