3 Bomb Blasts in Mumbai

Its unfortunate news that there has been another serial blomb blasts after 2008 in Mumbai. There have been 3 bomb blasts reported so far and there is no accurate information of the number of casualties yet.

Nearly 100 people were reportedly injured. One of the blast was triggered off in meter box. And currently there is also failed bomb which Bomb Squad is trying to diffuse.  All the places are crowed place that at the peak time in evening.

The blasts were timed at 6.30 pm, 6.45 pm, and 7 pm IST and locations of these blasts were:

  • Zaveri Bazaar
  • Opera House
  • Dadar West (Kabutarkhana area)

 

 

Notes

  • Those injured have been rushed to JJ and KEM hospital.
  • Emergency Numbers: 022-22621855, 022-22621983, 022-22625020
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Enough is Enough – really?

I have been reading/watching news, listening to my family and friends about their views on these terrorists, reading the forwarded emails and sms and the words. What I want to say is that the words  “Enough is Enough” to Indians not the terrorists or our Government.

Anyone reading this is thinking that I am a India hater or a Fanatic Muslim or a Indian living abroad, then the answer is no I am not. I am born a  Hindu and would die a Hindu. To be true, I don’t give a shit about what religion I am. You might ask why is that? well because I have not seen God, but I have seen many kind individuals in my life so far do so much for me or others. I believe in God because someone did make us and I also sometimes pray, but that said I value human relations more because when in trouble I do not see God in front of me, I only see human beings and some may say GOD put them there but who cares I saw a Human being and that the bloody truth whether you like it or not.

I have never done anything in my life to enhance life of others or something charitable. I plan to do these things.. just like everyone else does.. but till now I have never done anything. This does not give me the right to speak about others and complain, but if every other person is doing it, I think even I can.

This blog post is in response to what everyone thinks about this situation and about who is responsible. I came about this article yesterday (Link: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/tracking-the-mumbai-attacks/?ref=asia ) If you scroll down on this linked page you would see some comments against India.

I have so many questions in my head that I do not know how to put them here. I would still try to make an attempt in a hope someone agrees with me.

Terrorists killed people in Mumbai bomb blasts, 1993 bomb blasts, recent blasts in Delhi and Gujarat. it was not taken seriously. With recent attacks in financial centre, everyone seems to be talking. I don’t get it, why was such high level of activity by all of us not taken earlier? If not then, why now?

I am not complaining about what people are doing, this is good this is Democracy and People’s Government and this is what we should be doing. Writing about it, so often that it becomes difficult for anyone to forget and only then a change happens. But would this solve any problem. Is there any dumb person forwarding emails and sms not knowing about the present state of Israel? They are developed have great intelligence but still so many attacks. If someone becomes free from sending emails, they should try to sit silently and this why the world is so wrong before sending a message about anything that could create more hatred.

Do we throw and kill our family members if they do a mistake? If kids don’t learn or rob something do parents kill them? It’s very easy to bomb a country, hate others, hate a specific religion but nothing provides a solution. The great America tried hard, and so did the terrorists. And that’s why when the terrorists got a chance, they hit them hard and killed around 3,000 people belonging to so many countries in few seconds.

We humans are expanding in all levels from science, space technology, medicines but the one thing that should had been easy i.e. Human Relationships seems to have become one of the hardest things to improve upon.

We are crying about 180-190 people, I am really sorry for them but what about the people dead in Riots in Mumbai and Godhra, the massacre of Sikhs? Does anyone still remembers how many died there?

We simply get up and ask ourself why did these Terrorist not kill the politicians and why just us? The answer is if politicans were killed we had stayed home and laughed, but now since people among us are dying we are finally started taking action. This is democracy where we can change what we don’t like, its people’s government and when next time Indian Government, Politicians or Military attacks anyone or kills anyone, don’t just sit and think “oh poor guys but what can we do, its our Government” because it’s not our Government it’s actually us who are doing wrong.

The only once we need to blame is ourselves about how a civilization that created great things like Indus valley, the world’s first university, who was so rich in culture and heritage has become to what we are now?

Finding the culpirts and killing them is not the end, we should make sure we make noise like now every single time, people from minority caste our killed and many other things that happen in India which we know and ignore.

At end, the problem is not the world or the terrorists or our Government, the problem is just US.

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Shootings, blasts rock Mumbai.

There have been a series of attacks in Mumbai late Wednesday, with police reporting firing incidents and explosions at different sites across Mumbai.

So far the number of casualties have not been confirmed but have said to be above 16. People with lots of ammunition are also currently present inside the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai.

More information can be found at:

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26th November 2008, Mumbai , India ’s financial capital witnessed 10 simultaneous terrorist attacks. As the news reports are coming in, there are about a hundred dead including some foreign nationals. All except one of the attacks took place in South Mumbai, at the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station; two five-star hotels: the Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point, and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower near the Gateway of India; the Leopold Café, a popular tourist restaurant in Colaba; the Cama Hospital; at least three high-level officers, including chief of the Anti Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra, were killed by gunfire. A previously unknown organisation identifying itself as the Deccan Mujahideen claimed responsibility by email sent to news organizations. Some media reports have attributed these terrorist attacks to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group. This is an attempt by Pinstormers to help mumbaikars get all the information that they require at one place. We call it, “help mumbai”.

IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS

*BMC Disaster Management Cell, Emmanuel: 180, +91 22 22694725

*J J Hospital Blood Bank: Contact Person : Dr.Ganesh , Dr.Nair — 022 – 23739400

*Bombay Hospital: Contact Person : Ms.Purohit — 22067676 extn 216

*Cama Hospital Blood Bank : 022-22611648

*Cooper Hospital: Contact Person: Mugdha: 26207254 Ext: 263

*St. George Hospital Direct Blood Bank: Contact Person: Tarun — 022 – 22620344

*US State Dept Call Center for Americans concerned about U.S. family/friends in Mumbai 1-888-407-4747

*British Foreign Office help line in London — 0207 0080000

*Taj Hotel – 022-66574322, 022-66574372, 1800 111 825;

*Trident Hotel – 022-23890606 20

*Oberoi Hotels enquiry no’s: +91981095688, 011-23890606, 011-23890505

*Canadian Helpline 1-613-996-8885, 1-800-387-3124 elsewhere (the toll free number is not working)

*Canadian High Commision in Delhi : 011-41782000

*Australian Embassy Help Line: (Mumbai) 022-66698000, (international) +61 2 6261 3305

*Brazilian Vice Chancellor, Chateaubriand Neto: 09820686143

*Polish Consul Janusz Bilinski: +919821238313

*French Help Line: 0033 14 555 8000

* For Blood Donors.

Call 922 222 1947 and tell them you want to donate blood. They’ll get back to you when someone needs it OR Send an sms – type BLOOD <type blood group> and send it to 96000 97000, donor will call up for donation

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