64 killed as Samjhauta Express becomes terror target
February 2007: As the news of huge explosions in the Samjhauta Express killing around 65 persons and seriously injuring hundreds appeared, the first routine statements started coming 'IT IS A TERRORIST ATTACK'. No doubt the heinous crime of such a great magnitude cannot be
perpetrated without a well organised terrorist network. Though still no official version has been issued but some lunatics have started propounding their theory whereby to hold Pakistan's ISI responsible for this gory incident, ignoring the fact that most of the victims were the nationals of that country. While it is certain that the primary motive behind this tragedy is an attempt to derail the ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan, but the core question is who is most interested in the continued conflict between these two neighbours : whether Kashmiri secessionists or those
Hindutva forces who ruined the entire political image of Mr. LK Advani as an architect of Hindu Fascist Movement simply because he called 'JINAH' as a secular personality or the Bush administration who executed 9 / 11 attacks on American business towers in order to use them as a ploy to spread American terrorist network throughout the world, and is determined to create more areas of conflagration.
Now as everybody has got disgusted of the stereotype stories that inevitably follow such ghastly occurrences, the government must try to get at the root and identify the real
culprits. And the most effective way for that is investigation of the Samjhauta Express explosions through either the INTERPOL or the combined intelligence agencies of some neutral countries.
Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani
Former President, All India Muslim Forum, Lucknow
Presently, Dean, Faculty of Law and Shariah Zanzibar University, Tanzania