For the second time round, Pune has hit headlines for an allegedly terror/mischief monger attack. While the German Bakery blast was horrendous, Wednesday’s series of mini blasts at the prime Jangli Maharaj Road probably have a bigger, more dangerous message
While the horror of the German Bakery blast still haunts Puneites, Wednesday’s min-serial blasts on the prime Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road should be seen as terrorists/mischief mongers’ activity, sending out a maximum message of defiance, a comeback and loud warning.
While fortunately only one person was injured, the 15 minutes of half-hearted explosions that rocked JM Road reflected the cunning strategy of the culprits that has succeeded in shattering Pune’s confidence of peace and inciting fear into every Puneite. Here’s why:
(Vinita Deshmukh is the consulting editor of Moneylife, an RTI activist and convener of the Pune Metro Jagruti Abhiyaan. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like the Statesman Award for Rural Reporting which she won twice in 1998 and 2005 and the Chameli Devi Jain award for outstanding media person for her investigation series on Dow Chemicals. She co-authored the book “To The Last Bullet - The Inspiring Story of A Braveheart - Ashok Kamte” with Vinita Kamte. She can be reached at [email protected])
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