All Talk and No Action Saturday, December 13, 2008

I have been feeding on all news related to this man.

Any tiny winy news bits available...and I gobble them up...

Try as I may, I can't bring myself to hate this guy...

He is responsible for mayhem, bloodshed, fear, hatred and much more...

He is responsible for tearing the peaceful fabric of the city I love...

Yet, it's difficult to hate him.

Because I see him as -

A 21 year old who should have been in college
A poverty struck, mis-led youth consumed with hatred and anger for the world
A guy who wanted to make sense of his life
A guy who wanted to be respected, if not in life, then in death
A guy who hated his family for denying him what is deemed basic necessities by world standards

I see him as a Pawn

I burnt with anger during those 60 hours...

Yet, as the news about investigations started pouring in, I was shocked to learn about this 21 year old.

Just WHAT in the whole world can lead one to become a stone, kill without flinching and being remorseless?

Is it money alone? Respect and recognition in community?

Do all poverty stricken, slum bred, penniless men and women turn to terrorism?

NO.

I don't want to get into what led him to become a monster.

All I now want is that his confessions should be made public around the globe.

I DO NOT want him to be given legal aid !

No. That would be a mockery of this whole attack.


I want justice for my city, for the people.

I want Indians, in general, to have more spine. I want us to wake up and start "Doing" stuff rather than complaining.

I now want to get lost and doze off before this becomes one lengthy, whining, boring, caustic post !

Have a good weekend ahead...

6 comments:

Ye manzilen !! said...

Accha Dil Laayi ho....

Devil Incarnate said...

Ys, this guy is famous as the "face of terror", even i was shocked to realise that he is more young than my brother.I wondering whn al the focus is this youngone, wt the real culprits r doing behind the scene, the ones who really brainwashed those youngsters with anger and fury and gav AK47s, whn they shud b in college havin fun with their loved ones.

Al i wud want is some justice to those who died in mumbai and a piece of relief to whoever gone through the entire drama, just being a mumbaikar or an indian.

Maher Lewis said...

I totally concur with you. He is 21, an impressionable age. How difficult can it be to manipulate him?

I feel sad for him and his parents, his mom specially! Can't imagine what she must be going through!

I think if he feels remorse, we should not hang him, instead try to rehabilitate him, but then again, none of my family members got hurt, so ...

All Talk and No Action said...

@Ye Manilen - I don't think its about dil...I absolutely have no answer about what to do with him...Even if we were to sentence him to death...would such attacks stop in future? No.

@Devil Incarnate - The real culprits as u mentioned - these are the people we need to target. This basic fanaticism has to be uprooted.

@Maher - Yup, I feel bad for his mom.
Yet, I wouldn't want to rehabilitate this guy. After all does anyone angry with life and poverty take up arms? No.
Again, sending him to Indian Re-hab would be a slap on all families who have lost their loved ones.

india unbound said...

I agree with alomost everything on the post except the fact that he should have access to legal aid.
Besides, I feel, its high time that we attack the root cause of terrorism.

All Talk and No Action said...

@India unbound - Yup...getting down to the root cause is the most important thing...Yet, I just can't imagine spending tax payer's money to defend a terrorist...
Maybe we need to change our constitution....