13 years and six months……still counting.

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 but 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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