The Gurdaspur Attack
27th July 2015 has become one of the saddest day for India. The day started with a terrorist attack in Punjab – The Gurdaspur Attack and ended with the news of the death of our former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam due to heart attack in Shillong.
It has not been first time that the country has been shaken by the terrorist attacks. In India people have to live under the fear of terrorism. When a person goes out for work then his family members are always tensed that whether he is safe or not. The recent terror attack Gurdaspur has created in minds of people in our country and especially those living near to the place where the incident took place. Therefore, high alert has been sounded across the country especially in the nearby states.
These states are states like Haryana, Uttarakhand and the national capital Delhi which has been the target of these types of attacks many a times. Before this incident Punjab has been target of terrorist attacks by Sikh militant groups during 1980s. Moreover in 1988, 120 people were killed in bomb blasts which occurred at three places which were Hoshiarpur, Patiala and Gurdaspur.
In this particular incident 7 people were killed which included Superintendant of Police (Detective), 3 home guards and 3 civilians. It took 12 hours to kill all those three terrorists. 5 bombs were also planted on the railway which was disposed of by the bomb squad which had saved lives of many people.
It is only after such attacks we become alert and all these events act as an eye opener for us but attacks like this one after the other proves that till now we have not learnt any lesson from them. We talk about the issue for some time and then forget about it. The question arises when we will be free from terrorism. It has not been a problem for one country, it has been a problem for all the countries of the world and all of them should come together and fight against it with full power and stop any loss of life of innocent people due to terrorism.
Also, we should always be aware and report to police if we see anything suspicious around us as our self awareness can effectively help to prevent any incident like this to occur. So, as a responsible citizen we should always be alert and fight against the evil ‘terrorism’.
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