Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Disgusting! Shameful! Despicable!

These and more such adjectives can probably describe the ghastly attack unfurled on the Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore for a tour by terrorists. Many well known players were shot at by gunmen, though thankfully no one has succumbed to injuries yet. However, according to yahoo news, 6 policemen and a civilian were killed in the attack.

While countries like India who had canceled their Pakistan tour plans due to security reasons must be heaving a sigh of relief, Sri Lankans seem to have their plate full of difficulties, what with all the mess of LTTE back home. I feel terrible for all those who got injured/killed, and sincerely hope that this incident draws strong reactions from the world communities.

It is no secret that terrorism situation is getting out of hand in Pakistan. And they seem to have accepted their fate of being "taken over, ruled, wiped out" by the Taliban. Its just one dosiier followed by another, with all parties passing the buck, instead of confronting and accepting the situation. But the buck SHOULD stop here.

5000 people died in 9/11 attacks, 500 people were injured or killed in Mumbai attacks. What is the world waiting for... an attack that kills tens of thousands of people, before strict action is taken agaisnt the terrorists and those supporting them? Surely now every country will snap any diplomatic ties with Pakistan... no sports or music or any other cultural relations. But is that enough? Unless those economies who can yeild power over Pakistan hit them where it really hurts, nothing will come out of any anti-terrorism efforts.

I really hope this incident amongst other, serves as a wake up call, for those those who have still not accepted the reality and have buried their head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich. Better nip this terrorism in a bud before it engulfs the whole world and threatens the very existence of humanity.

As for the terrorists, I would say only one thing to them... what the hell are you trying to prove by hurting innocent and unarmed people behind masks? Himmat hai to saamne se waar karo, barabari ke partner ke saath... Phir dekhte hain kisme kitna hai dum!


Yashika Totlani said...

terrorists are the biggest cowards. you're right. hitting from the back... hitting unprepared innocents. himmat hoti to chunoti deke dikhate.

crisp write up. if while talking about internation aid you were refering to the US, they cant curtail aid for the safety and wellbeing of its troops in afghanistan (for pakistan is the only route right now for delivering supplies). although they will find a way around that... and when that happens, pakistan will be done for. correctly placed disgust... kudos for the prompt post!

Sugar&Spice said...

Thanks yashika.. i hope someone, anyone, does find a way around this!

AshenGlow said...

Gosh.. If everybody especially the so called protectors of law and order thought like you, world would have been a better place to live in...

Adi, people realise only when it actually happens to them. But Sri Lankans face it in their own country. the LTTE is another organised terrorist faction. Just because the trouble hardly goes out of the boundaries of the nation, it cannot be any less dangerous than the pak terrorists. I wonder what Sri Lanka itself has done to curb the same.
As for pakistan, well its high time, as you correctly said, that the world does something about it. For how long would the globe be held at ransom by a petty group of cowards who dont even have the courage to show their faces to the world!


Sugar&Spice said...

thanks lekha.. really hope something happens..