Maybe it was not there or maybe I did not notice it for the Mumbai blasts (11/7/2006) but this time around for Delhi-Attari Samjhauta Express Train Blast I noticed two strong, angry and skeptical reactions (cross posted at Blogbharti).
Phaniprasad at Sane and Able says he is sick of rhetoric that follows after such incidents and how I agree with him. He says:
A few predictable ones that came out this time around are..
1. “We condemn this incident.” – PM (achaa?)
2. “It is an act of terrorism.” – HM (ha! no way, kya baat kar raha hai)
3. “It is an act of cowardice.” (heard THAT before)
4. “India will not bow before terrorism.” PM again (he said the same thing after 7/11)
Gowrishankar is angry that event after event happens and almost nothing changes.
I can easily guess what would be reaction for next few days.
1) VIPS visit the spot.
2) Media will be covering the scenes exclusively. Interviewing survivors/victim’s family/politicians.
3) Government/Police suspect X or Y terrorist groups involvement.
4) Opposition blame the government for not being pro-active.
5) A special commission will be formed to investigate the case.
So easy right!!!
What is happennig to the reports submitted to government by these commissions for ealier incidents?
The mind sometimes just feels too numb to react.