When the Hell broke loose, in the City of Gods...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Hell broke loose when devil's descendents tried to rock the holy city of varanasi... An atmosphere of fear and confusion is prevailing in the temple town of Varanasi, a day after a series of bomb blasts killed 20-30 people and injured more 50 others.

The blasts took place at the famous Sankatmochan Temple , and the Cantonment railway station. The temple was crowded with devotees today being Tuesday , a day on which special prayers are offered to Lord Hanuman,and also several marriges were being held in the temple arena. The area is still splattered with blood and scattered with body parts and passengers' belongings soaked in blood.A third blast also was reported at the holding area of the platform at the Varanasi railway but it caused no damage.

A few live bombs were also discovered from dashashwamesh and gowdholia which are amongst the most crowded places in the city. One thing is simply clear, its the handiwork of terrorists, which wanted to harm as many as human beings as they can , as they selected few of the most crowded and closed spaces in the city.

A few of the IT BHU students are also hurt in the incidence, as it was the peak time for students going for their coaching classes which began from 6:30 pm.And the timings of blast were 6:15 and 6:25 pm.We all were sitting in classes when the information about blasts came and soon everyone rushed for their respective hostels.

The whole way from sankatmochan to Sunderlal hospital was jammed, as you all must be knowing the conditions of the roads in varanasi, and other way was being used for carrying hurt people from the blast site to the hospital.

An ex-gratia amount of Rs 5,000,00 for the kins of the dead and Rs 1 lakh for the injured has been announced by the govt.Seviral dignitaries of the govt have also visited varanasi since the blast, which include Ms Sonia Gandhi, Mulayam singh,Shivraj Patil and a few more...

Just 20 hrs prior to the blast former crickter 'Ajay Jadeja' was present in Sankatmochan temple, as he was there in the Valedictory function for SPARDHA, the All India Annual Sports meet in IT BHU.

After the blasts the situation is vrey tense out here in varanasi, an un announced curfew has been imposed, seems there is "Banaras Band" ,all the shops are closed, no public transport available, police and STF all around. The timing of the incident is really bad for the students as the students were to leave on thursday and friday for Holi vaccations. But as for now they are trapped in their hostels. Situation outside BHU is not good to roam around. The danger of communal riots is also increasing.

What we can do sitting out here in the hostels is just pray to God.... Let the souls of those died in blasts rest in peace, and those injured recover fast.....

Signing off.....
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