Monthly Archives: September 2008

Jodhpur temple stampede kills 200

200 People have died today, and over 350 people injured in a stampede in Chamund devi temple in Jodhpur.Today is the first day of Auspiscious Navratra(Auspiscious Nine days of divine Mother).It is estimated that 25000 people had gathered at The premises of 15th century A.D Chamunda temple.This temple is situated in Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur.

The Mehrangarh fort is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions with its huge walls, ornate interiors and views overlooking Jodhpur’s “blue city.”

The devotees had gathered at the Chamunda Devi Temple situated on a hill top of Mehrangarh Fort when the tragedy struck at around 5.30 am after some devotees slipped on a slope causing the stampede. Officials said that the stampede occurred as the devotees along the 2-km-long route to the temple tried to rush towards its door as soon as it opened. There was a scramble on the narrow 2-km path for gaining entry to the hillock shrine in the Mehrangarh Fort run by the family of erstwhile ruler Gaj Singh. The casualties occurred in the queue meant for men while that for the women and children was unaffected, officials said.

The majority of people who died were in the age group of 18-30 years.

Rajasthan’s Principal Secretary (Home) S N Thanvi from jaipur said . “As some devotees slipped on the slope on the temple path, others gathered there started falling on each other causing the stampede. A majority of those killed died due to suffocation as a result of the stampede,”

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pictures of Mehrauli Bomb blast,New delhi

At least 6 people, including a  child were killed,(3 dead,24 injured official figures) , and over dozen people injured in twin bomb blasts at Mehrauli area in New delhi on saturday 27th sep. 2008.Eyewitnesses say the alleged bombers came on bajaj pulsar bike, and dropped the bomb covered in  black polythene bag in   crowded flower market of mehrauli in South Delhi.The explosions took place at 2.15p.m local time.

Exactly two weeks back serial bomb blasts killed 26 people and injured 200 people..

The locals of Ward No. 8, mostly shop-keepers, voiced their anger at the lax security arrangements in the national capital, in spite of the serial blasts two weeks ago.

The blast shook doors and windows of the houses and shops in the area. According to eyewitnesses, two people left a tiffin(TIFFIN BOMB) on a motorcycle……

rival kashmiri groups protest outside U.N

Holding placards and banners, rival Kashmiri groups staged protests outside the United Nations on Friday afternoon during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s address to the plenary session of the UN General Assembly.

The two groups — Kashmiri American Council, a predominantly Muslim body that demands the right of Kashmiris to self-determination under the UN Security Resolutions, and the Indo American Kashmir Forum, a predominantly Hindu outfit that highlights the plight of Pandits because of ‘ethnic cleansing’ by Pakistan-aided terrorists in the state — staged the protests side by side, separated only by waist length iron barricades set up by the police.

While the KAC raised slogans against the Indian government for alleged draconian laws that imprison people who ‘resist Indian occupation,’ the IAKF blamed the Pakistani government for allegedly promoting global Islamic terrorism.

Traditionally, KAC has held protest demonstrations outside the world body every year during India’s address to the UNGA, but this was the first time IAKF held the protest as well.

“Every year, the police decline to give permission for any protests during the UNGA because there are always too many protesters during UNGA and only those who had applied early for permission to stage demonstrations, get to hold that. This year, we made it a point to prepare early to get the permission,” Lalit Kaul, president of IAKF, told rediff.com.

Both the groups handed memoranda to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, urging the world body’s intervention in solving the crisis.

KAC said that there must be an immediate and complete cessation of the “military and paramilitary action by Indian forces against the people of Jammu & Kashmir”.

The organisation demanded that all bunkers, watch towers and barricades set up by the military and paramilitary forces in towns and villages must be immediately dismantled and the right of peaceful association, assembly and demonstration should be restored to the people.

The KAC memorandum was signed by Dr. Ghulam  Nabi Fai, Shaheen Bhat, Dr Ghulam Nabi Mir, Raja Muzzaafar, Aftab Shah and Hafiz Muhammad Sabir, among others.

“The Kashmir question is one of the oldest unresolved international problems in the world. The experience of nearly six decades has shown that it will not go away and that an effort is urgently required to resolve it on a durable basis,” Fai said.

In its memorandum, the IAKF stated that even today the abuse of human rights of Kashmiri Hindus by the Islamic terrorists in the valley continues.

It urged the UN Secretary General to direct the Indian government to restore Kashmiri Hindus’ political and economic rights that would give them equal status, rather than a second class citizenship in their native land.

“We would continue our fight for our rights, whether the world body or the Indian government take any action or not. We will keep on fighting,” Kaul told rediff.com.

SOURCE:REDIFF.COM

Braveheart Inspector M.C.Sharma

Winner of seven gallantry awards, including the President’s gallantry medal and 150 police rewards,Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who moved with extra protection, was credited with the killing of 35 terrorists and the arrest of 80 others, Scumbed to his bullet injuries yesterday,afet he was hit by terrorist bullets,Still he managed to gun down two terrorists who were directly involved with september 13,2008, delhi blasts..

The 42 year Inspector, who always led his team from the front, always put his duty first .Sharma who joined Delhi Police in 1989, was absorbed by the Special Cell in 1997.On Friday morning, when he went into the L-18 house, Sharma was not wearing a bullet-proof jacket. His colleagues said he had joined the team straight from a Dwarka hospital where his younger son is battling dengue.

”A very brave, dynamic and intelligent officer, Inspector Sharma was one of the most illustrious of Delhi Police personnel.” A specialist of technical intelligence gathering Inspector Sharma was an asset to the Special Cell which banked upon him for crucial breakthroughs at ground level, the official added.

President of India,Prime Minister of India,UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi,Leader of Opposition Mr.L.K.Advani were among the people who paid homage to the martyr…

“He is our pride; he died a hero’s death,” Sharma’s uncle said. “For him, the police force was his family; it always came first. He gave up his life for the force, I’m sure that was what he wanted.”

“It is officers like your husband who make us all feel confident that our security is in safe hands,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote to Sharma’s wife. “Your husband’s passing away is a great loss for our country and society.”

sketches and pictures of delhi bomb blast suspects

 

These are the sketches of the suspects of delhi bomb blast.These sketches were released by Delhi police on 16-09-08.Interpol has also been alerted….

 

pictures of delhi bomb blast(13-09-2008)

3O people got killed, and more than 200 peole got injured in yesterday’s blast(official figures:24 dead, 100injured).Every sane human being condemned this act of terrorism throughout the globe.Indian politicians as usual termed it as”an cowardly act”, and appealed for patience and social harmony..But what about the common innocent people who got killed in these serial blasts…..What about their family members and their near and dear ones!!! This was the fourth serial blast this year after jaipur,Bangalore and ahmedabad..Indian Mujahidin claimed resonsibility for all the four blasts..

“In the name of Allah, Indian Mujahideen strikes back once more. … Do whatever you can. Stop us if you can,” said the message.The Indian Mujahideen was unknown before May, when it claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in the western city of Jaipur that killed 61 people. The group also said it was responsible for July blasts in the western state of Gujarat that killed at least 45…

The main purpose of the blasts apart from killing innocent civilians is to install fear in the minds of common Indians and create a deep rift between the Hindus and Muslims of India………….Majority of Indians irrespective of their caste,creed,colour and religion are law abiding and peace loving people.eye for an eye will eventually make everyone blind..

The big question however remains”what is our government doing to prevent these type of incidents?”…This was not the first blast nor the last, looking at the stastistics, there will be a bomb blast again within next few months and again precious human lives lost…be prepared to listen to that standard reply from politicians,”This is a cowardly act and we condemn this act of voilence”…and life will move on as usual…for most of us…but for some who have lost their near and dear ones, life will never be same……..never….

I feel very sorry for the relatives of blast victims…I pray to god to give them enough courage,so that they may overcome this Tragedy…”May the souls of people who lost their lives in this blast rest in peace”…..