Mumbai is Where My Friends Live: A Pakistani on 26/11

I wanted to write something on this day which marks the second year since the occurrence of the tragic 26/11 Mumbai Attacks to honor the memory of the people who lost their lives on that tragic day, but it was too overwhelming, words failed me. So I thought maybe the eloquent words of the President of the United States could help me.

As a Pakistani, I feel an unspoken guilt that Kasab was a Pakistani national and that the attacks were planned by Pakistani terrorist groups, but also the confidence and relief that the people of Pakistan have nothing to do with those terrorists.

Why?

Because I and We don’t mean any harm to the Indian people.

Mumbai is where my friends live.

Among other places.

I condemn wars and violence.

No wars.

Not for Kashmir, not for anything.

It was plainly terrorism. A common enemy of India and Pakistan.

 

Shalom and Peace friends, in Mumbai and wherever you are. And Be Safe.

 

4 Responses

  1. Wonderful thoughts, mate. Thank you.

  2. Shalom and peace Haroon. God be with you.

  3. but pak isi and milatary was involved, so its does not clear pakistn or its people

    terrorist who threaten india roam openly in pakkistn as state guest.

    pakistni delegate at CWG were given a very warm welcome at delhi when they entered the stadium,

    but i as a mumbaikar will never forgive pakistn, this inspite of not being in india at the time of attack
    and i did not know wnayone personally who died , but i was hurt and in rage of what kasab had to say about pakistni military handlers

    yes i too have many friend in karachi very good friends, we attaned each others festival, marriage ect, but
    no way will me or my mumbaikar ever forgive pakistn

    the least pak could do was try the culprits, so we knoe they do not support these group, but no

    so its clear pakistn is resposible

    sorry mate

  4. Wonderful. I’ve been lurking around your blog and decided to comment.

    I understand how you feel. Unfortunately it’s going to be a very long time before political relations between Indian and Pakistan improve. If ever.

    By the way, you’re really cute. 😉

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