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Dear Terrorist ...A Letter From Mumbaikar

Dear Terrorist,

Even if you are not reading this we don't care. Time & again you tried to disturb us & disrupt our life - killing innocent civilians by planting bombs in trains, buses & cars. You have tried hard to bring death & destruction, cause panic & fear & create communal disharmony but everytime you were disgustingly unsuccessful. Do you know how we pass our life in Mumbai? How much it takes for us to earn that single rupee? If you wanted to give us a shock then we are sorry to say that you failed miserably in your ulterior motives. Better look elsewere, not here.

We are not Hindus & Muslims or Gujaratis & Marathis or Punjabis & Bengaliies. Nor do we distinguish ourselves as owners or workers, govt. employees or private employees. WE ARE MUMBAIKERS (Bombay-ites, if you like). We will not allow you to disrupt our life like this. On the last few occassions when you struck (including the 7 deadly blasts in a single day killing over 250 people & injuring 500+ in 1993), we went to work next day in full strength. This time we cleared everything within a few hours & were back to normal - the vendors placing their next order, businessmen finalizing the next deals & the office workers rushing to catch the next train. (Yes the same train you targetted)

Fathom this: Within 3 hours of the blasts, long queues of blood donating volunteers were seen outside various hospital, where most of the injured were admitted. By 12 midnight, the hospital had to issue a notification that blood banks were full & they didn't require any more blood. The next day, attendance at schools & office was close to 100%, trains & buses were packed to the brim, the crowds were back. The city has simply dusted itself off & moved on - perhaps with greater vigour. We are Mumbaikers & we live like brothers in times like this. So, do not dare to threaten us with your crackers. The spirit of Mumbai is very strong & can not be harmed.

Please forward this to others. U never know, by chance it may come to hands of a terrorist who can then read this message which is specially meant for him.

With Love,
From the people of Mumbai (Bombay)
Regards MUMbaiker.

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