Blast kills 67 on India-Pakistan friendship train PANIPAT, India, Feb 19 (AFP) At least 67 people burned to death after a blast aboard a train from India to Pakistan that officials said Monday was intended to damage the peace process between the two neighbours. “We have counted 67 bodies so far …….
It is clear that there are forces (ostensibly on both the sides of the border) that are afraid of any real headway that might be made on the peace front. First it was the tragic incident in Mumbai that derailed the peace process and now this dastardly act of terror. The real challenge for both the governments will be to rise above the blame game and let the peace process continue. I am hoping against hope..perhaps not?
We are trapped in a vicious cycle of violence bred by extremism on both the sides. We have to face the sorid realities of our time and work together – the respective states and the socieites- to counter this sorry situation.