The standard sequence of events—-
1. Bomb blasts happen in a crowded area of an Indian city X bringing death and destruction in its wake.
2. Startling revelations are made by the administration within a few hours, bringing to light facts no-one could have guessed.
“Obviously, it’s a terrorist plot,” A.S. Gill, the police chief of Rajasthan, said hours after the attack. “The way it has been done, the attempt was to cause the maximum damage to human life.”
God damn those terrorists. Just when we think that they would do things in a way so as to cause the minimum damage to human life, they go ahead and do something totally unexpected.
3. Congress strongman Shivraj Patil, the bane of all Jihadis, lets out a blood-curdling warning to the evil men, so scary that the blood of tiger turns to water (old jungle proverb).
The wicked designs of terrorists will be thwarted boldly and their attempts will be foiled
4. Citizens like the great Shabnam Hashmi (who this author first came to know of when he attended a vicious diatribe delivered by her against the nation of India at his alma mater in 2002) and someone whose name is Mr. Punani (intentionally mis-spelt) come up with a statement flagellating the prejudiced state of India, punctuated with gems like the one below.
So many such acts of terror have taken place, Malegaon, Banaras, Mumbai, but how many places have the communal disharmony erupted? Are the terrorist’s fools to repeat the act which is not having the desired result?
No terrorists are not fools. As long as they destabilize normal life, kill Indians and make the state bleed, their purpose is indeed being well served. So yes of course they will keep repeating their acts. Cause they know that they won’t get caught. Not the masterminds anyway. And even in the unlikely case that they are caught and sentenced to execution, their “death sentence” will be indefinitely delayed to prevent “hurting” certain political interests.
So yes the terrorists are not fools. Which is of course not what I can say for the “concerned citizens”.
5. Tough anti-terror legislation is asked for. Madam Sonia, having nothing to do with such crap, asks “Yeh POTA POTA kya hain. Yeh POTA POTA”? What next will these morons ask for—Rahul Gandhi to not be the next emperor of the Congress? However since she does care about the people of the country, she makes a visit to the affected city and praises the resilience of the citizens.
6. Tears are shed. CNN-IBN plays ominous music. Sagarika Ghosh does her best Barkha Dutt-impression.
7. People forget it all. After all what can be more important than Aamir Khan, in a crude imitation of Mithunda’s iconic “Tere naam ka kutta paloo” calling Shahrukh Khan a smelly, toe-licking dog on his blog ? Certainly not national security.
8. A Bangladeshi man, on a false passport near an Indian city Y dials a number in Pakistan. He has with him a large number of ball bearings.
9. Y becomes the next X.