Seven serial blasts rocked the city of Jaipur after 7 p.m., killing 60 people and injuring more than 150. The explosives were possibly planted on bicycles in crowded market places. Click on this link for the latest news updates.Though investigations are going on, the synchronised nature of the blasts seems to suggest the involvement of a major terrorist organisation that is based in a foreign country. The same organisation is believed to have been behind the serial blasts in the Indian city of Hyderabad last year.
Jaipur, known as the Pink City, is the capital of the state of Rajasthan . . .
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Serial blasts have been occurring in Indian cities with an alarming frequency. The terrorists are cold-blooded murderers as they have deliberately targetted crowded places like markets, public parks, restaurants, public squares and places of worship. The very fact that the places of worship belonged to different communities makes it clear that it is the handiwork of dangerous external elements who want to create communal disharmony in India. I hope the people see through the designs of those external elements and do not let the blasts destroy the peace between different communities. I hope the politicians do not play the blame game but concentrate on utilising the resources at their disposal to bring the culprits to book.
The Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, the Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed are believed to be behind many of the terrorist bombings in Indian cities. These groups are believed to have close links with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda and many of their cadres are trained by those two terrorist organisations in Afghanistan. Those damned organisations are bent upon destabilising India by creating terror and provoking communal tensions between the two major religious communities in India. They seem to have a loose network of sleeper cells in different cities that are activated by their handlers in foreign countries who supply them with the explosive materials. Investigators have discovered that the terrorists have used mobile phones and SIM cards procured in India to trigger some of the blasts, indicating that they have a crude network of cells, conduits, suppliers and handlers.
The Prime Minister and other leaders have stressed the need to remain calm and not let dangerous elements create trouble by causing communal disharmony. It is important not to suspect the members of one particular community as a whole as everyone is sure that these acts of terrorism are carried out by a microscopic minority of lunatic fringe elements, some of whom are not from India.
I pray for the souls of the innocent people who were killed and for their families and for my fellow citizens who were injured in the blasts and wish them a speedy recovery.