I salute Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who died while fighting the terrorists & saving men under his command. That’s the spirit of Indian Army & its officers. I feel ashamed that we don’t do enough to acknowledge that & give our love & warmth to the families who make these brave men. As a nation we’re more focused on celebrating cricketers, film stars and politically connected forces rather than celebrating real heros.
Mumbai seige finally ended and most hostages were release. Some unfortunate ones died after undergoing torture from the terrorists. Our commandos & security forces faught bravely and booted the terrorists out. This terror attack was a proxy war that we’re suffering from – and just like in any other war there was collateral damage – the Taj was burnt, Oberoi is damaged and so was Nariman House. All these buildings & surroundings will be rebuilt & I’m sure their glory will return. But what about the people who died during the attacks – what about the security personnel who either died or suffered injuries during the battle – can we bring them back? can we heal their injuries? Can we make it up to their parents & bring back the glory? The answer is NO –
I got really angry when people kept focusing on collateral damage and not on HUMAN being who died saving us. I love the Taj – I love south bombay – but they’re very small compared to the human loss.
Here is my Salute to all the brave people who died in the attacks & heartfelt condolensces to families for their irreplacable losses.