TerrorismParisPeace has no religion and humanity is not bound by geographical borders.
The heinous coordinated attacks on Paris on the 13th of November were shockingly reminiscent of the attacks on Mumbai on 26th November 2008. 

The loss and grief of the bereaved is the same across the world. The shock and outrage felt by the people similar. And my reaction to this is the same. I mourn… 


Republishing the post with a few edits. The original post link is below.

I mourn…

The death of all those innocents caught in the crossfire of a mindless terror war. Because in the final analysis, politicians will have their say and innocents will lose their lives.

I mourn…

The death of values that we hold dear. Values like trust and hope. And with the way things are, there’s just despair all around, they are not coming back to us in a hurry.


I mourn…

The death of our sense of freedom. While our fatalistic sense tells us that nothing is certain, fear is now taken to another level with the knowledge that it’s very easy for terrorists to enter and take siege of our beloved city

I mourn…

The fact that the ones who we can depend on the most, the ones who are prepared to lay down their lives to protect us, the ones who have reinstated our faith in the system are the ones who have gone into combat, in the frontline, virtually unprotected.

I mourn…

The fact that the ones we would lay our implicit trust in, are the ones we have lost.

I mourn…

The short term memory of the people. Because the family of those who laid down their lives are soon going to go into oblivion after 10 days of intensive melodramatic coverage and interviews by the media.

I mourn…

The vilification and mindless destruction of iconic monuments and places of interest. Because every flame destroys our pride in our city, our spirit and our self-respect, every thing that these places represent for us.

I mourn…

The resilient spirit of humanity. Because no longer is it resilience, no longer is it tolerance, it’s almost ‘doormat’ behaviour and we are being taken for granted because of that.

And I would willingly mourn

The death of this tolerant spirit we are so famous for, because it is time that we stopped being tolerant and rose in anger against one common enemy, terror. And there can be no holds barred in this war, no resilience, no tolerance, just war. Exactly what the French President said, This is war.

I mourn.

Link to the original post on Mumbai terror attacks

 

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