Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cross posting from my post on Red County-Terrorism in India contd ....?

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.

9 comments:

melanie said...

I do pray for the people of India. Thank you for posting on this. I do pray that they are just rumors..or that if not they will be stopped.

Grandma J said...

Hi Frasypoo, thank you for visiting my blog. I laughed so hard at the thought of your dog drinking from an unflushed toilet!

I really admire your writing, and I pray for your family in India. No one should live in fear.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, why can't the bad people just go away!!! I pray for all of their safety..and that they can recover from this horrid attack. Sorry for your family....
Suz

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

A friend of mine was vacation in India a couple of months ago and missed two separate bombings by a matter of hours. Don't go there! It's not exactly a dream destination.

Pat Jenkins said...

terrorism and being robbed seem to carry the same emotions. all sense of security is lost!!!.. i hope your mother still makes her trip though... on a fashion note the indian army has to do something about the design of those helmets they have their soldiers wear. those things look hideous!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

sorry Frass..I know u saw my tribute already..bless u!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy Birthday Frass!!!!
I hope it is a good day and a wonderful year!!!!
Suz

dons_mind said...

happy birthday frasy!!!!! now that you've finally made it to 25 - go celebrate!!! tell hubby to take you to dinner..... ;) :)

MyKidsMom said...

I can't imagine having to live with that kind of fear. Thanks for the reminder to pray for these people having to deal with this right now. It's easy for those of us without a connection to forget about what's going on so far away.