Pune blast – Witness accounts

February 13, 2010

A bomb ripped through a packed restaurant in Pune on Saturday, killing at least eight people. Here are two witness accounts.


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In your article regarding the recent blasts in Pune, you mentioned that “some Hindu militants have also been suspected of carrying out several attacks”. I was simply wondering what kind of evidence allows you to make such a stupid observation? Is it the Naxalite movement? Because yes many of the Communists are Hindus. But their cause is not religious, political. Your wording made it seem as if Hindus were also instigating a religious war. Islamic terrorism is intended to establish Islamic rule over India. That is the difference that was not clearly explained in your article. Please don’t make such silly mistakes, because there is plenty of anti-Hindu hate in the Indian media anyways. I apologize if it wasn’t you yourself who wrote the article because I noticed several reporters had been cited as adding to your piece. If it was another reporter please pass on my comments to them. Thank you

Posted by bobji73ape | Report as abusive

I fully second Bobji’s point. Terror knows or sees no religion. Please avoid using terms such as ‘Islamic’ militants / terrorists or ‘Hindu’ terrorists. It simply does not make sense. Media ends up unconsciously creating the rift as a result.

Posted by freesoul15580 | Report as abusive

i do agree with folks, militants doesn’t belong to any religion. datz true.

Posted by sam123456 | Report as abusive

@i do agree with folks, militants doesn’t belong to any religion. datz true.”

—I disagree.

Posted by RajeevK | Report as abusive