Hyderabad bomb blasts send shock waves among people

February 22, 2013 14:57
Hyderabad bomb blasts send shock waves among people

The union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has today visited the unfortunate place where series of bomb blasts took place in Hyderabad. Dilsukhnagar area, which is supposedly one of the busiest places in the city was not the first time that reportedly entered the target list of terrorists. In fact, a couple of years a bomb was noticed and defused near foot over bridge of Dilsukhnagar. Even after that incident, it was really unfortunate, as per the observers and common people, that proper steps were not taken to prevent such incidents.


Sushil Kumar Shinde last night mentioned to the media that the union home ministry alerted the state governments about the terrorist activities. Nonetheless, he said that there was no specific alert on Hyderabad. Even after alerting, what Kiran sarkar has done? What steps did it take to ensure public safety, are the questions that are being widely discussed across the city irrespective of age groups.


Even TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, who visited Dilsukhnagar area this morning, has enquired about the incident. He said these bomb blasts are result of negligence of government. Governor ESL Narasimhan, chief minister Kiran Kumar, home minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and other ministers too visited the place.


The kin and kith of the deceased are going to get Rs. 7 lakh exgratia from Andhra Pradesh Government and Rs. 2 lakh exgratia from the prime minister, said Sushil Kumar Shinde.


What happened last night?

At around 7 pm on Thursday night, Dilsukhnagar area was as usual bustling with people. Suddenly, a major explosion took place outside Konark theatre. Within a few seconds another blast took place at Venkatadri theatre. In all, as per various media reports, over a dozen people lost their lives while hundreds of persons got injured out of which ten persons' condition was said to be critical. The injured persons were shifted to nearby hospitals.



“I was in the city bus. Completed my duty and boarded the bus in Koti. As the bus reached Dilsukhnagar, there was horrible sound that made me think that I lost my ears. After about 10 to 15 seconds, another sound I heard. The bus shook. Then we noticed that bomb blasts occurred. This is unfortunate.”


All in all, it's really unfortunate to note this incident. Andhra Wishesh is deeply saddened by the serial bomb blasts in Hyderabad. It is the time for all of us to (especially the political parties) to put aside the agendas and condemn the terrorism instead of playing blame game. May the souls of the deceased rest in peace!


(AW Phani)


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