September 14, 2008

Life is Cheap, Vote is Priceless - II

Lives Lost...

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September 13, 2008 - at least 15 were killed and over 110 injured in 5 bomb blasts in Dehli markets.

July 26, 2008 - at least 29 were killed and over 110 injured in 17 serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad.

July 25, 2008 - at least 2 were killed and 20 injured in 8 low intensity bomb blasts in Bangalore.

May 13, 2008 - at least 63 were killed in 9 bomb blasts along 6 areas in Jaipur.

August 25, 2007 - at least 42 people were killed in two blasts in Hyderabad's Lumbini park and a restaurant. The police reportedly managed to find and defuse another bomb in the same area.

May 18, 2007 - at least 13 people were killed, including 4 killed by the Indian police in the rioting that followed, in the bombing at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad that took place during the Friday prayers.

September 8, 2006 - at least 37 people killed and 125 injured in a series of bomb blasts in the vicinity of a mosque in Malegaon, Maharashtra

July 11, 2006 - At least 200 people killed in a series of 7 train bombing during the evening rush hour near Mumbai.
Anti-national elements have been trying to disturb peace... The Government will continue to deal firmly with such elements... Let us on this occasion [sic]... maintain peace and tranquility ...

Anti-national elements have been trying to disturb peace... The Government will continue to deal firmly with such elements... Let us on this occasion [sic]... maintain peace and tranquility ...

Anti-national elements have been trying to disturb peace... The Government will continue to deal firmly with such elements... Let us on this occasion [sic]... maintain peace and tranquility ...

Anti-national elements have been trying to disturb peace... The Government will continue to deal firmly with such elements... Let us on this occasion [sic]... maintain peace and tranquility ...

Anti-national elements have been trying to disturb peace... The Government will continue to deal firmly with such elements... Let us on this occasion [sic]... maintain peace and tranquility ...

Anti-national elements have been trying to disturb peace... The Government will continue to deal firmly with such elements... Let us on this occasion [sic]... maintain peace and tranquility ...

Anti-national elements have been trying to disturb peace... The Government will continue to deal firmly with such elements... Let us on this occasion [sic]... maintain peace and tranquility ...

Votes Gained...

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Mohamed Haneef (born 29 September 1979, India) is a 28-year old Indian physician who was accused of aiding terrorists, and left Australia upon cancellation of his visa amid great political controversy... Dr Haneef now works in Dubai...
Expressing solidarity with the family of Dr Haneef Mohammad..., Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] rushed Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahmed to call upon them in Bangalore on Friday.

Government on Thursday stepped up its initiative in Mohammad Haneef case, with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee speaking to his Australian counterpart Alexander Downer...

The foreign ministry in Delhi summoned the Australian High Commissioner and told him that Dr Muhammad Haneef should be treated fairly.

[Prime Minister Manmohan] Singh said he couldn’t sleep at night after he saw the distraught family of detained Indian doctor Mohammad Haneef pleading on TV.

3 comments :
  1. TRF:
    Interesting perspective, but can the two be really combined?
    Hanif was not proven to be guilty, was he?
    I would say that the two biggest events that made India vulnerable were the kidnapping of Abdullah's daughter with the Government's capitulation, and the Kandahar hijack, which made me wish I weren't an Indian.

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  2. doc,
    Sure, Haneef was not proven guilty, but the point here is about the reactions of the fellows who are sworn to protect the lives and liberty of the people of India. One non-resident innocent is accused of abetting terrorism and tried, and the PM is sleepless, etc., etc. Then, hundreds of innocents are massacred, and what do we get and why? Hence the title.

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  3. Do you really have to show a blood splattered body of a woman to make your point ?

    Eh

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