My mother has been my main source to all thats been going on in India.
She mentioned that threats of more attacks on the 6th were circulating.The 6th of December was the day that the Babri Masjid(a Muslim mosque) was destroyed by Hindus in 1992. It lead to a lot of riots then.The Hindus in India want to build a temple on that site and its been a bone of contention for a long time.
There have been news flashes sent out asking people not to go to the local malls,theatres and restaurants as warnings of more bombings continue. The local airports have been threatened too. The news had reported that there were a few terrorists who came in with the others were in Bangalore,Chennai and Delhi.
So when you thinks its over,is it really over ? Is it a case of being cautious and heeding every rumour or warning?
Heres how this affects me personally. My mother is travelling next weekend to the US and had planned to spend a few days shopping in Mumbai. And is now wondering what she needs to do? Whether she even needs to travel at this time.Which is what every other person there is going through.
I also feel for the average Muslim who lives in India.The everyday person like you and me who just wants peace but is probably looked at with suspicion because of all thats going on.They are not radicals and believe in a religion of peace.
Security has been tightened of course and every citizen is very aware of their sorroundings.
It is truly a time of turmoil and unrest in India.Again,I hope that nothing happens and the rumours were just rumours.