Wednesday, November 26, 2008

all in the name of democracy


Bridge blast kills 5 Indian police officers
Suspected communist rebels blew up a bridge in India's restive east Tuesday, killing five police officers who were escorting election officials. Officials from India's Election Commission are in the region to hold polls for the state legislature. The rebels, who claim to be inspired by Chinese revolutionary Mao Zedong, have been fighting for more than two decades in several eastern Indian states.



Plan to cut fuel prices sparks row
Bowing to in-house political pressure, the government is set to reduce motor fuel prices by Rs 5 a litre for petrol and Rs 3 for diesel after the current round of assembly polls are concluded. The announcement immediately led to howls of protest from BJP and UPA's former ally, the Left, who said this was a form of "appeasement'' when state elections were still in progress. BJP threatened to move the Election Commission on the matter. 



Grenade blast kills 1,injures 40 in Indian Kashmir
Suspected Islamic rebels attacked a pro-India party candidate with a hand grenade on Tuesday in the Indian portion of Kashmir, killing one of his supporters and wounding three others.The attack occurred while Ganaie was campaigning for elections in the Indian portion of Kashmir.This was the first attack by suspected rebels on a candidate after staggered voting for the state legislature began Nov. 17.




Violence rocks key India election
The beginning of a crucial round of state elections in India has been marred by outbreaks of violence. Maoist rebels have snatched voting machines, kidnapped polling officials and set off a landmine in the central Chattisgarh state.The police say that they have had gun battles with rebels in at least six places in the state. The election is the first in a series of votes that may determine whether the government calls an early general poll. 

34 comments:

Karthik said...

Wih!! tat bloody pic!! Man!! Tat makes me feel numb!! BJP s a party wic i hate most!! Ha ha!! They want t govt to step down when petrol prices r increased and nw whn govt s set 2 bring it down, they protest it!! Put them n t oil barrrels and pack 2 Somalia... Even if govt reduce price within few months they r goanna incresae it again!! :)

Diana said...

Its getting dirtier by the day....worseis yet to come.

Harshita said...

I agree with Diana...but I am an optimist and I do believe that there will for sure be someone who'll put country at a higher priority than the party.

These bloody pictures are so disturbing... uhuh!

dil ki pyar said...

these is just the beginnning...we get to see more worst things in the future...

but the question is that..shud we be waiting to face that worser things?? ir shud we work hard to make them better????

lukkydivz said...

anu u seem to have born just to scare me :O

why this post?

Senorita said...

@ Sawan... does it look like anyone cares??

Everyone has the "whos father what goes" approach...

Vin said...

u bet on that..i second Sen..nobody cares!

Priya Joyce said...

any govt comes..all will do the same in such situations..coz values of people have changed..hav lost ethics..no one is bothered about stuffs like people's lyf...ahhh! MONEY is the boss...so its not just dun...we r all lyk some dolls..just some pieces of paper rule over..dirty politics..dirty ppl

Scrawler said...

Everyone has lost faith in Democracy!

Traveller said...

@Scrawler, I ve not.
@Sawan : Mumbai is burning. None of our friends, relatives out there are injured.... but thats not all. Your post suddenly become more important, terror... in then name of whatsoever....is to be condemned and its practisioners should be punished without any mercy.

Scattered Thoughts... said...

out of words again :( was already feeling so low after watching the news on Mumbai terror and then saw your post.. honestly.. didn't even feel like reading it..

CrazyHeart said...

what kinda ppl aree they wht do they eat..
how they imagine killing their own species..

Meghna said...

mumbai terrorism terrorizes evry soul....may Indians unite an fight back!

Ria said...

the worst is yet to come...plz add the mumbai terror attacks to ur list as well!!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Let's hope the situation gets better soon.

sawan said...

@Karthik: after all what happened in mumbai, m sure the snaps in this post would no longer make you feel numb! polititions will be polititions.. i thought this incident would bring them together, but no! they already started the blame game :-(

sawan said...

@Diana: worse hit just one day after your comment! i just wish it ends here :-(

sawan said...

@Harshitha: Still optimistic? polititions already started their blame game :-(

sawan said...

@dil ki pyar: how long do we wait?

sawan said...

@luckydivz: i dont know why i wrote this, but suddenly it got more meaning after 4 days!!

sawan said...

@Sen: You are true girl.. I guess a military rule would be much better :-(

sawan said...

@Vins: Odcourse there are people who cares.. the prob is that the ones who control those people or who akes decision, does not care..

sawan said...

@Priya: I join you with your words :-(

sawan said...

@scrawler: So have I :-(

sawan said...

@Traveller: I seriously wished this vote bank politics din show its dirty face at this point of time.. but hell, it did.. i am sad :-(

sawan said...

@scattered thoughts: i dnt blame you :-)

sawan said...

@crazyheart: i wish i have the answers.. you take care girl.. just realize that there are people with more reasons to cry and yet they face it.. cheer up..

sawan said...

@meghna: wish ur words come true..

sawan said...

@ria: the way govt is hadling things, i think i would have to add it soon :-(

sawan said...

@sameera: we could only wish :-(

Scrawler said...

@ sawan..i wrote a poem Trials &Tribulations on wed night around 8.30/9.00pm.it was about human relations..half an hour later..i was shocked to hear the terror news!somehow...after that whenever i read the verses...my mind kept on relating the lines with mumbai situation.

Scattered Thoughts... said...

sawan - where were you dear.. overloaded with work?

scrawler - that is what I did after reading the poem.. and that is what I commented on it..

sawan said...

@Scrawler: yeah, i saw the poem.. its well on time..

sawan said...

@scattered thoughts: i was indeed overloaded with work last week, and for the four days, i din feel like blogging :-(