Bombay Commuter Trains Bombed

"Dozens reported killed in India bombings" 11 July 2006

Seven explosions hit Bombay's commuter rail network Tuesday evening during rush hour, ripping apart train compartments, officials said. Indian television reported dozens may have been killed.

The blasts appeared to have come in quick succession — a common tactic employed by Kashmiri militants that have repeatedly targeted India's cities.


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Kashmiri separatists my ARRSE....God help any Moslems in Mumbai at the moment...some poor sod is almost guaranteed to get torched just because he happens to believe in the 'wrong' set of gods....

Back in 2002 , after communal violence in Gujerat a Moslem woman, NIGHAT GANDHI, married to a Hindu wrote this in one of India's larger dailies:

When I finally got home on the morning of March 5, I was overwrought. My husband held me in a long embrace, and I couldn't let go of my children. I console myself with the thought that killing in the name of religion is perhaps another stage in human evolution. Men invented gods and religions, and perhaps it is time women and men got together to reinvent "godlessness", in the sense of abolishing the idea of different gods and different religions for different groups of human beings. Perhaps, in time, we will look back upon incidents like Gujarat as the Dark Age of humanity. But that doesn't help us now, it doesn't help the child whose family was butchered before its eyes, nor the bereaved whose dear ones were burned alive in a train compartment.
Thoughts and prayers with the families now bereaved, equally as for those of British casualties.

Mathew 5: 9

Le Chevre
Wildly off-topic meanderings and responses chopped.

170 people so far dead. That's 170 Commonwealth citizens killed on their way to work. Now the disturbing thing apart from the atrocity itself, is the leading militant Kashmiri groups have denied responsibility. Both Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen have denied making the attacks, even going as far as to condemn the attacks and describing them as barbaric. Castlereagh and other South Asia hands can either confirm or put me straight here, but I thought these "groups normally attacked Indian Military, Para-military and Government targets?

The initial resonse by Indian security forces is to blame Kashmiri militants, but Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said in a barely polite statement

"Pakistan should fully join the battle in isolating and eliminating terrorists"

When asked whether he suspected the hand of terrorists operating from Pakistan to be behind the July 11 blasts, Sharma said: "We have to first ascertain the identity of terrorists and then establish the source of their funding. There is a global network of militant organizations operating from the Pakistani territory."

Now you could just write this off as the old India-Pakistan thing, but I believe he has a point.

And as per Goatmans' sentiments , condolences to the bereaved of a Commonwealth nation.

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