Friday, November 28, 2008
India Salutes Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Hemant Karkare and all its bravest
By Manuwant Choudhary
Hemant Karkare, Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Gajendra Singh and all policemen who lost their lives in attempts to save the lives of others..are given national honours...draped in national flags..and their bodies being carried by senior army officials...India salutes its bravest in Bombay, Bangalore and New Delhi.
First anti-terror squad chief Hemant Karkare was killed while fightng terror, then Commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan at the Taj Mahal Hotel and then yesterday Hawlidar Gajendra Singh at Nariman House
India grieves along with all their family members, whereever they may be.
India grieves for all Indians and all foriegners who lost their lives in this terror attack.
Someone asked me who are the men who did this?
I simply do not know.
But they were men trained to kill and get killed but only after causing maximum harm.
They did what they came to do, no doubt about that at all.
Now its our time to do what we must.
They were messengers of death and death itself.
We must try and be messengers of life.
Like the Jewish rabbi and his wife who made Bombay their home and helped and fed all who visited them at Nariman House.
Like Hemant, Sandeep, Gajendra and countless others who are not with us anymore.
Operation Cyclone is still on as I write this.
People sombrely shout at the funeral processions `Bharat Mata Ki Jai'....`Long Live India.'