Why Mumbai again?

Singapore
July 13, 2011 9:27pm CST
It seems that Mumbai is targetted again because of some terrorist attack and it is getting dangerous to reside in Mumbai. Being the financial centre in India, it must be a pretty attractive target to draw world attention to their cause. But really, is there any other possible reason that Mumbai seems to feature on the terrorist list regularly? Can you think of any. Is it the proportion of muslims versus hindus living here. Or is there a visible international crowd living in this capital. Or are there so many people that security can be an issue? Do share your thoughts on this.
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7 responses
• India
14 Jul 11
Hello, Even I have been wondering about it since last night. Why is it happening again and again. They definitely are mentally sick people.Now and again, just to prove that they still exist, these terrorists plant bombs in crowded places, fully realizing that the targets of their bomb attacks are mostly lower background people who are simply busy in their own world.
• Singapore
14 Jul 11
i think education and mentoring of the young are very important. If a very militant approach is being taught to the young, I fear the worst. Thus policing and accredition of schools and religious organisations are necessary measures for greater control. I know some refer to India as the greatest democracy but there can be so much damage due to the free-wheeling that is going on sometimes.
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• India
14 Jul 11
Mumbai again because it is a soft spot for terrorists. It is the financial capital of India. It is also very populated and large number of people means more casulties and the biggest fault in India is the government as they are not bothered as to what happens in the country as they are all corrupt and just interested in cheating the public and will not think of doing anything good for the country. A minister said in his speech after the blasts that Mumbai has to unite and fight back. Unite and fight back by protests or by lighting candles for the ones that lost their lives or by motivating the people to do different things. Just nonscence. Corrupt officers should be removed and the tax collected from citizens should be used to improve the security of the country. Do something that will safeguard the needs of their citizens. But these things will never happen. Mumbai will other key parts of India will continue to be on the terrorists lists an the next time you here of an attack in India dont be suprised. You can start the discussion by "Ohh its India again"..
• Singapore
14 Jul 11
thanks for replying. You are right, the whole of the country and Mthe people of Mumbai in particular has a stake in protecting its own backyard. The intelligence and informants must work closely. Corruption I think features greatly here too and the drive against corruption is a continuous process.
• India
14 Jul 11
Absolutely no need to protest and show any sort of discontent or discomfort. If any protest to be held it should be against the government. Another problem is that the intellegence agencys and also informants are not trust worthy and cannot be relyed on. They will provide information after the information has taken place. The drive against corruption is a continuous process but in India its is a scret process and will never be revealed and the drive against terrorism is also a continuous process which comes to a halt after about 2 weeks from the day the blasts took place. Its like going back to square one..
@rayhaan (100)
• India
14 Jul 11
Terrorists are attacking Mumbai because it is well known. Government didn't expect such attack. It can also be as it is the financial centre.
• Singapore
15 Jul 11
I think being prepared should be on the motto of everyone's mind. Everyone has a stake in the peace and security of the capital. After the 2008 terrorists act at a major hotel which has a number of casualties, continuous vigilance is necessary. We need preventive medicine!
@narthan (326)
• India
14 Jul 11
Every thing these have become uncertain. There is no guarantee that I will return home safely and alive after a day long work at office. One Straight question to the ruling government of India is: Where is the Security? What are our security officials doing? Have we not learned any lessons from repeated serial blasts. Will these attacks become a part of lives everyday? I think there has to be an investigation held at high level as to the security measures that was taken these days and what was the loophole and more importantly what to be done next to ensure 100% security. Also I would like to remind our politicians that "You are not elected to fulfill your family's need but to serve our nation as a obedient and punctual social servent"
• Singapore
14 Jul 11
Besides physical checks at borders and immigration checkpoints, more plainsclothes policemen should be deployed on the ground to gather intelligence. Known terrorist groups should be clampdown and tougher penalties to be put in place - for the good of the Indian people!
• United States
14 Jul 11
I think it's about the number of people(internationals), it being a financial capital, and with so many people, security is hard. This all stems from the issue of Kashmir, with muslims and hindus on opposite sides of the debate and those in the minority being radicalized(as I see it).
• Singapore
14 Jul 11
but is there not an Indian-side Kashmir and a Pakistan one already. The fact is innocent people are impacted by violence. I think there ought to be a harder line against terrorist groups and a clampdown.
@magtibaygom (4864)
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
Is Mumbai getting neglected by your government? Is the security and protection being given by the Indian government to the city of Mumbai different from what they are giving to their other cities like New Delhi?
• Singapore
14 Jul 11
hi and thanks for responding. I think there needs to be tighter security in place if not already so. I do not think the Mumbai governing body would want to risk their financial repute.
• India
14 Jul 11
Mumbai again because it is a soft spot for terrorists. It is the financial capital of India. It is also very populated and large number of people means more casulties and the biggest fault in India is the government as they are not bothered as to what happens in the country as they are all corrupt and just interested in cheating the public and will not think of doing anything good for the country. A minister said in his speech after the blasts that Mumbai has to unite and fight back. Unite and fight back by protests or by lighting candles for the ones that lost their lives or by motivating the people to do different things. Just nonscence. Corrupt officers should be removed and the tax collected from citizens should be used to improve the security of the country. Do something that will safeguard the needs of their citizens. But these things will never happen. Mumbai will other key parts of India will continue to be on the terrorists lists an the next time you here of an attack in India dont be suprised. You can start the discussion by "Ohh its India again"..