Sunday, September 28, 2008

It scares me now...

Long back, when I was in class 5th, we went to a school trip to Kashmir via Delhi. We stayed in Delhi and visited the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, etc. We clicked our photographs in a stylized way from various angles, under the Qutub Minar. The photographs are still lying somewhere in some corner. In those days it wasn’t even a trend to plant a bomb under such places that can snatch an innocent life of a child and lives of many more. All this frights me now and I feel scared for everyone who goes out to shop, goes to school, who watches film in a Cineplex, who wants to enjoy in a fair. I feel scared for people who go to crowded places for hanging out or just for buying something.

Today, I’m even scared of my life. It seems to me that the death wouldn’t come because of some disease rather it would come with a bomb blast. Why are people dying? What’s there fault? The ones who are killing; what reason do they have? I pondered a lot over this question, but it seems to be beyond the scope of my understanding. Has anyone a right to kill the innocents? The need of the hour is to be alert and take care of ourselves. It has become important that we fight against this terror together, as no one else would do it for us.

I pay my tribute to the innocent boy who lost his life in the Mehrauli Blast. My feelings are with everyone who suffered injuries in this act.

I just felt like writing after this unfortunate and sad incident. In the end, I’d like to add one more thing. To my friend Imdad, I would say, please don’t get angry and if you already are, I apologize. It’s been a very long time now and it sometimes gets really difficult to recall. Be happy wherever you are. May God bestow all his blessings on you and your family.

Manoj Bajpayee

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