The recent bomb blasts in Bombay deserve to be condemned by all and sundry. It was only a matter of time that the terrorists strike again after NY, Spain, and London. What was surprising was that India was the target this time around given that India has been relatively lying low on Iraq, Afghanistan and other issues. So it was a little surprising that India was the target this time around.
In any case, a few post-blast developments deserve to be mentioned.
- The Govt. Of India has been cautious. They have not come out and blamed their neighbors. At least not yet.
- LeT and some of the other groups have condemned the attack and said that they were not responsible for them. (I can’t recall where I read this!)
Both of these are positive developments no doubt. One can only hope that there is no retaliation of any sort for these attacks. Such moves by anyone or any group can only worsen an already bad situation. Retaliation of any sort will only perpetuate the cycle of violence.