The unforgettable ferocity of nature which took a fatal turn in Mumbai 26/7 2005 has indeed left millions in a jolt. The unpredictable stance of the monsoons and the inability to control such natural forces has reduced us to helpless beings that can only clasp our hands in prayer. However it is the other form of man made masked terror that makes us ponder and wonder about the barbaric stance adopted and at what cost.
No sooner did people have time to recover from the horrifying serial blasts in Bangalore than yet another one shattered the abode of Ahmedabad. The latter case has left behind damages that are even more severe than the ones caused by an earthquake measured 8 on a Richter scale. The 16 blasts have created a ruthless record of being the maximum to have occurred in one day/place anywhere in the world. The ‘low intensity’ of the bombs has generated ‘high voltage’ and shock waves that have led to a tumultuous situation in the dry city.
Starting from the Pink city, to the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan and then to the recent incidents. Not to forget the inhuman ones that occurred in Delhi, 2005 and the train blasts in Mumbai 7/11. This ‘cycle’ of terror has depicted its brutal form with its barbaric timing of placing it even in front of trauma care centres and hospitals to ensure the rising death tolls. While there were some bleeding in pain, others were bleeding and seething with fury and anguish on seeing such atrocities by those who are supposedly ‘humans’. It’s a shame to see bodies flung about in pieces ripped apart worse than being attacked by a wild animal. The elements of panic, fear and insecurity have engulfed the country to an extent that our so called ‘home’ seems like a wild jungle with Hannibal waiting to prey on us. Every step now spells danger at its extreme form.
It leaves us bewildered and enraged at being used as pawns in the war between the current controlling power and the masked one. The underlying motive exhibits a great deal of a vindictive stance of such individuals avenging for something that occurred years ago. One even of bloodshed is being met with double the mental anguish being inflicted on faultless people especially children who have hardly seen the world. One cannot help but retrospect into the saying by M.K.Gandhi that “An eye for an eye makes the world go blind”. It has certainly led to a blackout of humanity, compassion and consideration as this veil of war prevails into a vicious cycle.
Destruction and aggression seem to be the tools of target to meet such deadly demands which make them seem like children vying for attention from their parents. However it’s realized that these ‘children’ have grown into wild beasts only to resort to brutality in its peak form. On deep analysis of the psychodynamics of such terrifying forms only spell ‘cowardice’ and ‘callousness’ in achieving their motive.
Many of us are striving to achieve our dreams and are constantly battling our inner demons and external realities in order to reach the gateway of success. In this constant struggle, we ‘switch’ of from harsh existence to a fantastical world to unwind only to be woven into the hard hitting occurrences of the ‘stately’ affairs. It’s an irony to note that while terrorists realize their sadistic ‘dreams’, it’s at the cost of ‘hard hitting realities’ that many of us fall privy to without a choice. The only option being to ask ourselves: “who next or rather what next in this case”.