Wednesday, September 13, 2006

13 years and six months......still counting.

Sorry to interrupt the travelogue but this post cannot wait.

The right honourable P. D. Kode pronounced the court's verdict on 4 of the 123 accused who faced trial in the 1993 Mumbai Serial blasts case.

  • 257 Dead
  • 700 Injured
  • 13 years and 6 months of trial
  • 123 Accused
  • 4 Convicted so far
  • 4 Acquitted so far
  • 686 Witnesses
  • 13,000 pages of evidence
  • 1 Court
  • 1 Act (TADA)

Statistics pregnant with a lot of possibilities.

So have we learnt our lessons?

Mumbai Riots - 1993
Gujarat Riots - 2002
Ongoing blasts in J and K
Blasts in Varanasi - 2006
Mumbai train serial blasts - 2006
Malegoan serial blasts - 2006

And these are just the milestones....

Year 2056: Court to finally give verdict in the 2006 Mumbai trains serial blasts case.......

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