It’s begun to seem surreal. The mind has gone numb watching television. But I can’t seem to tear myself away from it. The need to know what happens next is critical. It seems like a long, unending, terrifying reality show……..
The chief minister has just strolled in …after 39 hours of the siege. There is no sense of urgency on his face or in his walk….. “This is an attack on the nation and not just Maharashtra”- and there, he just washed his hands off the responsibility of this bloody mess.
I have been hugely impressed with the coverage by certain news channels. I think Times Now, with Arnab Goswami at the helm of affairs, has been able to put together excellent coverage. It was extremely well co ordinated between the various sites of the siege. Some, on the other hand, were extremely shallow and irresponsible. India TV for instance. To put a call on claiming it to be the terrorist…really!!No coverage, only sensationalism.
But one thing is very clear. It has been a very well planned attack. These guys knew the layouts of the hotels. They’ve lasted so many hours. More disturbingly, they had the arms to last them for so many hours. Does this mean that these arms were smuggled in beforehand? Yes in fact it has just been confirmed that they were. It’s been more than 12 hours that we heard that there is one lone injured militant inside TAJ. He still hasn’t been cornered. Who are these people? Are they more inside?
40 hours? 20 militants?
But for once we did not negotiate. We took a stand against terror. I salute that.
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