Our Bharat has suffered through a gruesome past of terrorist incidents and National Security issues that ultimately led to the emergence and empowerment of several anti-Bharat and anti-Hindu organizations. Among them, some were born in Bharat only, whereas other groups infiltrated into our territory from neighbouring countries such as Pakistan. To satisfy their unethical and fundamentalist demands, they have carried out lots of atrocities on the innocents of Bharat. The extremist and terrorist organizations such as Khalistanis, Maoists, Naxalities, and some Islamic militant organizations functioning within Bharat and in the neighbouring countries of Bharat are responsible for the tension on the land which advocated the principle of Vasudhaiva Kuttumbakkam.
The murderers of the sons and daughters of Bharat are not only found within these terrorist organizations, but those people who had sufficient power to ensure the national security of its people are also among the culprits of these innocent lives, even after a series of terrorist incidents. After multiple terrorist attacks in the national capital, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Assam, Bangalore, Hyderabad and in several other cities and states, what sort of action did the previous Governments take against the perpetrators and the enemy nations responsible for sheltering and training the militants and their organizations?
Let’s have a look at the data regarding terrorist attacks in Bharat. The bloodiest history of terrorist incidents is divided into four subtopics as follows:
- Bharat’s Biggest Terrorist Incidents:
- Terrorist Incidents: Khalistani Tyrants
- The Darkest Decade (2004 – 2014)
- National Security and Terrorism after 2014
Bharat’s Biggest Terrorist Incidents:
- 1991 Ludhiana Massacre
- 1993 Bombay Bombings
- 1998 Coimbatore Bombings
- 2006 Mumbai Train bombings
- 2008 Jaipur bombings
- 2008 Assam Bombings
- 2008 Mumbai Attack 26/11
1991 Ludhiana massacre: On 15 June 1991, 5 hours after the last day of polling for the 1991 General elections, the biggest Khalistani attack happened near Ludhiana in which people ranging from 80-126 were shot dead in two separate trains. After the incident, trains were taken to the nearest station, Badduwal Station, where a rescue team comprising doctors arrived and started treating the injured. The local villagers also took part in helping the victims with food, water, medicines, and in several other ways that further epitomized the true meaning and identity of a Sikh!!
1993 Bombay Bombings: On 12 March 1993, 12 serial bomb blasts occurred in Mumbai that shook and filled our financial capital with fear. This attack is the biggest terrorist incident in Bharat to date, in which 257 innocents lost their precious lives and around 1400 were severely injured. The attack was planned by Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company, in which the bombers were designated and monitored by malignant terrorists like Tiger Memon and Yakub Memon.
1998 Coimbatore Bombings: On 14 February 1998, a brutal attack was made on the people of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, by Al Umma, a terrorist organization led by SA Basha. It is further alleged that the attack was made to target BJP Leader LK Advani. The act resulted in the death of 58 innocents, and 200 plus were found gravely injured.
2006 Mumbai Train Bombings: On 11 July 2006, Mayanagri Mumbai faced another disastrous attack after the 1993 and 2003 bombings in which 257 and 52 people were killed, respectively. But, this time, it was a train bombing in which seven serial bombs exploded within the time period of 11 minutes in different trains of Mumbai Suburban railways in the vicinity of important locations of Mumbai such as Borivali, Santacruz, Bhayandar, Bandra, Mira Raod, Matunga, Mahim and Khar. The attack resulted in 209 civilian causalities, and 700 plus were found severely injured. The Pressure cooker bombs were planted by the Pakistan-sponsored terrorists to carry out this genocide. The involvement of the terrorist group Indian Mujahideen also got unwrapped in 2009 when its leader, Sadiq Sheikh, accepted the charges.
2008 Jaipur bombings: Another incident of Serial bombing was recorded on 13 May 2008 in Jaipur’s Bari Chaupar, Manak Chowk Police Station, Johari Bazar, Tripolia Bazar, Choti Choupar, and Kotwali area in which eight blasts occurred 63 people were murdered and 216 plus people hospitalized. Some reports also claim the death toll to be 80, and later, Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for this terrorist attacks, and the name of the Bangladeshi terrorist group Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami Bangladesh also came forward. An e-mail also surfaced that claimed that if India does not resist supporting the UK and the USA, then there will be an “open war against India,” and we will further “destroy the faith of infidels (used for Hindus) of India.”
2008 Assam Bombings: In the same year, the Assam bombings also occurred on 30 October, barely six months after the Jaipur bombings. In this attack, nearly 18 bombs exploded in Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar and Barpeta to tremble the land of Assam. This gruesome attack resulted in 81 casualties, and more than 470 people were rushed to hospitals. NDFB (National Democratic Front of Boroland), a separatist organization, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
2008 Mumbai Attack 26/11: Bharat’s most talked about terror attack that is 26/11, occurred on 26th to 29th November in Mumbai. This attack involved mass shootings, genocide, siege situations, bombings and all other possible ways to destroy humanity. The major hotspots that witnessed this attack were Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Cama Hospital, Nariman House, leopard café, St. Xavier’s College and Leopard café. The attack resulted in 164 murders, and more than 300 people were left injured.
Out of 164 casualties, 17 were from defence (15 police personnel and 2 NSG Commandos) also includes Joint Commissioner of Police and Mumbai ATS Chief Hemant Karkare, Sub Inspector Tukaram Omble, Encounter Specialist Vijay Salaskar, Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte, NSG Commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, and NSG Commando Hawaldar Gajendra Singh Bisht. Most importantly, foreign casualties were around 29, of which 6 and 4 were from the USA and Israel, respectively. Due to such a large number, this incident became a huge international shame for us. In the end, security forces finally succeeded in neutralizing and capturing all nine terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan.
Terrorist Incidents: Khalistani Tyrants:
Between 1981 and 1995, the demand for a separate nation of Khalistan and its militancy was at its peak, ultimately leading to tensions across the northern part of Bharat. The proposed Map by the Khalistan by Khalistani terrorists covers the whole of Punjab, including Himachal Pradesh, parts of UP, Haryana, and Rajasthan. The attacks and terror incidents were so grave that even the Five Prime ministers changed during the same period, but none of them was capable enough of uprooting this problem. Let’s have a glimpse of the incidents:
- In August 1982, two separate plane hijacks occurred in Amritsar and Mumbai, respectively.
- In April 1983, DIG Punjab Police Avtar Singh Atwal was shot dead by Khalistani terrorists and a follower of Jarnail Singh Bhinderwala outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
- In October 1983, around 58 innocents were ruthlessly murdered by the Khalistani militants, whereas the unofficial figures suggest different data that further exceeds 100. The incident occurred 15 years after the Central Government under Indira Gandhi imposed presidential rule in Punjab.
- In October and November 1983, two separate bus attacks were made in which 6 and 4 passengers, respectively, were killed. In the second attack, a Nihang Sikh, namely Baba Ajit Singh, confronted the militants and saved several innocents.
- During the first five months of 1984, or until Operation Blue Star, the situation in Punjab worsened to such an extent that around 300 more innocent lives were sacrificed to bring peace to Punjab. The unofficial data exceeds the mark of 500.
Later, Bharat’s two most significant events occurred in the same month of June 1984, that was Operation Blue Star and the Assassination of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. After that, this Caravan of hatred took another turn to become more destructive and violent, and that move was the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots in which several innocent Sikh families were butchered. In these riots, around 3350 innocents were killed, as per the government data and if we analyze the independent sources, then the figure lies between 8000 to 17000 fatalities. These riots were more of revenge than a usual tussle between groups in which many perpetrators were from a ruling party of that time.
- On 10th and 11th May, 1985, around 85 innocent Hindus were killed in a serial bomb blast by the Khalistani Militants.
- In March 1986, in three separate incidents, more than 30 innocents were killed, including CPI leader Arjan Singh Mastana and his bodyguards. On 29th March of the same year, around 20 families of innocent labourers ended up in tears.
- In the remaining months of 1986, more than 70 innocents were murdered and, forgot about unofficial data it comes with much more.
Several legislators and top personalities were also murdered, including President of Akali Dal Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, Congress Sikh MLA Sant Singh Liddar, a Shiv Sena leader, Sukhdev Singh(son of Akali leader Jiwan Singh Umranagal), Deepak Dhawan of CPI, Gurnam Singh Uppal and several other also fell victims to these terrorists. Retired Army Chief of Staff Gen. Arun Shridhar Vaidya, who was involved in Operation Blue Star, was also murdered in Pune by followers of Bhindarwale.
- In 1987, two major bus massacres occurred in Lalru and Fatehabad, in which 38 and 34 passengers were killed by militants, respectively.
Between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of innocents lost their precious lives with that many families were destroyed after they lost their hopes of earning and livelihood at the hands of these Khalistani butchers.
- On 17th October 1991, in Rudrapur city of Uttarakhand, 2 IED blasts occurred in which 41 people were killed and 140 found injured. The first bomb was thrown at Ramlila, and only after 15-20 minutes, the second bomb was thrown at the hospital campus. Bhindarwale Saffron Tigers of Khalistan and Khalistan National Army took responsibility for this heinous act.
- On 31st August 1995, former Punjab CM Beant Singh, along with other associates, was killed by a suicide bomber sent by terrorist organization Babbar Khalsa. At his demise, he was acting Chief Minister of the state.
Important Note: These terrorist incidents, as mentioned above, are not even 20% of the actual massacre of the innocents by these Khalistani tyrants.
The Darkest Decade (2004 to 2014)
Even after witnessing 15-20 years of Khalistani tyranny, 1993 bombings, Temple attacks like the 2003 Akshardham Temple attack, the 2001 J&K Car Bombings, the Parliament attack, and other brutal massacres, the issue of national security didn’t receive that importance and seriousness what it demands to be. Therefore, the worst period for national security and the immense suffering of the people of Bharat (in terms of terrorism) is yet to arrive. We have already discussed the 2006 Mumbai Train bombings, the 2008 Jaipur, Assam and Mumbai’s 26/11 bombings. Now let’s put some light on other significant attacks:
- In 2004 Dimapur bombings, a blast occurred at Dimapur railway station in which 30 people were killed, and more than 100 were found injured.
- Barely a year after the Dimapur bombings, on 29th October 2005, three serial bomb blasts occurred in New Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar, Paharganj, and Govindpuri. The blasts caused heavy destruction, in which 62 were found dead, and more than 210 became bedridden. Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba took responsibility for the act.
- In 2006, the Varanasi and Malegaon Bombings occurred in which 28 and 45 were killed, whereas more than 101 and 125 were found injured, respectively. Walliullah Khan, mastermind of the Varanasi Bombing, was given a death sentence. On the other hand, the Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Abhinav Bharat were allegedly involved in the Malegaon terror act.
Important Note: Please don’t consider Abhinav Bharat as the Abhinav Bharat Society formed by VD Savarkar.
- In 2007 Samjhauta Express Bombings was a train bombing that occurred near Panipat, Haryana, in which around 70 were killed and 50 plus were injured. It was alleged that whether Lashkar-e-Taiba or Abhinav Bharat was involved in the bombings.
- In the same year of 2007, a Hyderabad terrorist attack occurred in which around 42 were found dead and 54 were sent to hospital. Additionally, a day after the blasts, police discovered around 19 unexploded bombs, and the responsibility for the act was taken by Harkat ul Jehadi Islami (Huji). Still, the Home Ministry suspected the role of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad because Lashkar militant Shahid Iiyas Bilal also witnessed in the Huji camp.
- In 2008, Ahmadabad witnessed 17 serial bomb blasts in which around 55 people were killed, and more than 200 were gravely injured. Indian Mujahideen and Huji were involved in bombings, and 38 people involved in this terror act were awarded the Death penalty.
- In 2008 itself, cities like Bengaluru, Delhi, Imphal, and Agartala also suffered through terrorist incidents.
- In 2009 and 2010, several bombings occurred in Guwahati, Pune, Dantewada, and Varanasi, whereas in 2011, Mumbai and Delhi again fell victim to terrorism, and 26 and 15 people sacrificed their precious lives.
It is difficult to enlist all the terrorist incidents and atrocities that our Bharat has gone through. The history of terrorist incidents is too deep, and it was just a glimpse of that, but the major thing is how we tackled them. What approach did we had? How poised were we? The answer is very simple that we miserably failed in prioritizing National Security.
Let’s find out the answer to the question: what changed after 2014?
National Security and Terrorism after 2014:
After 2014, a drastic change arose in Bharat regarding National Security and Anti-terrorism operations. Bharat and its enemies are astonished to witness Indian forces striking back at the enemies and seeking revenge for the Uri and Pulwama attacks. Before 2014, no one was familiar with words like surgical or airstrike, and the kind approach government and ministers adopted was only restricted to expressing condemnation and returning to their homes, but now it is New India, and New India is capable enough to answer its enemies in their language.
Earlier, there was barely any area in Bharat which is not affected by terrorist incidents, but now terrorism is restricted to only certain provinces, and that day is also not far enough when this disease of terrorism decimates entirely from the divine soil of Bharat. However, the threat of terrorism in Bharat is not one-dimensional; instead, it’s multi-dimensional. Talking about insurgency in Northeastern states, majorly in Assam and Tripura, there was a time when people dared to approach these states due to separatist militants and terrorist activities. However, the government of Bharat signed a historic peace accord with NDFB, NLFT, UNLF, and other insurgent groups to finish a 30-40-year-long struggle with northeastern states.
One of the major insurgent groups of Assam that are Bodo’s also signed a peace accord in the presence of HM Amit Shah in 2020. That’s how the Northeastern states who were rebelling and demanding a separate nation now feel proud to be called Bharatiya. Even at those times, that was not their mistake, and it was indeed our mistake, our government’s mistake, that we constantly abused and ashamed them with words like “Chini” and didn’t adopt them as our brothers and sisters. But, now we are happy and proud that all the sons and daughters of Bharat Maa are united.
In 2022-23, when Khalistani fanatics started re-emerging and planning to restart the work they left in 1995 with the help of terrorists like Pannu, Nijjar, and Amritpal Singh, the Government bought them under control without any delay. Amritpal Singh, who was styled to become the new Jarnail Singh Bhinderwala, was captured by security forces and transferred to the location he was worthy of, that is, prison.
Another Khalistani Militant, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was president of Khalistan Tiger Force and associate of SFJ (Sikh for Justice), was shot dead in Canada in 2023 by unknown assailants!! USA further alleged that Pannu’s life was in danger as Indian agents were about to assassinate him, whereas Canada is also protesting against the killing of terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjara and alleging that India was behind his killing. Whatever it may be, the biggest thing is that the innocents of Bharat are again saved from this Khalistani threat. The most significant thing is that our government placed the nation’s security and people above all relations.
After abrogating Article 370 and 35A, the terrorism in Kashmir valley is also reducing, and Kashmiris are happy to adopt development instead of guns. During the last four years, a major dip in terrorist incidents in Bharat is witnessed, and our nation is moving towards the target of Zero terrorism. It’s pretty apparent that we will not know what kind of strategy was adopted by the present government due to its confidentiality, but we are capable of experiencing the result of that strategy, which prioritized the issue of national security and the safety of the people of Bharatvarsh.
That’s why Go For NAMO 2024 for ensuring terrorism free Bharat.
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