Thursday, July 13, 2006

Mumbai Citizen's Voice...after the blasts.

Received the below from a pal =>
What happened on Tuesday is a horrendous. And as usual Bombay, as it has always been, sprung up and was back in action the very next as if nothing great ever happened. If the explosion has managed to rip off the thick doors of the train's compartments, I can well imagine what the state of the passengers in that compartment could have been.

And to add to the already existing chaos, we have our mantris and babus flying into the city and telling us to what to do now, rather than zeroing on the culprits. They have mastered the art of passing the buck and playing the blame game.

This does nothing but creates a hurdle in rescue and relief operations.

The people of Bombay have taken such incidents for granted and have accepted these acts of terror as part of their lives.

I think it is high time that we the tax-payers and citizens of this country collectively boycott paying taxes.

If the finance minister can issue PAN cards and put in place a mechanism that can track and trace every financial transaction of the poor middle-class citizen and casting his tax net wider as time progresses thereby ensuring that more and more people are brought under his tax net every year, I am sure the government can as well issue PF cards and Social security cards to its citizens.

Life is short but moreover it is unpredictable.

My condolences to the families of the deceased.

May God grant their souls eternal rest.

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