Monday, 12 January 2015
Be Vigilant... For Everyone's Sake!
"A bag containing eight crude bombs was found on Sunday inside the Gondwana Express which runs between Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi, officials said.
The bag was brought to the notice of the train ticket examiner by a passenger at around 3 pm, after the train had left Jabalpur"
The Dainik Bhaskar is more specific in this news :
"जबलपुर-निजामुद्दीन एक्सप्रेस (22181) की एस-8 बोगी में रविवार रात बम मिलने से सनसनी फैल गई। बम बोगी की 14 नंबर बर्थ के नीचे एक काले रंग के बैग में रखा था। एक यात्री ने लावारिस बैग की सूचना जीआरपी को दी। सिहोरा रोड स्टेशन पर बैग चेक किया गया तो उसमें बम रखा मिला, जो एक मल्टी मीटर से जुड़ा था। "
A Passenger did what no one among us does : checks the luggage around him in the train. Had this person not checked, who knows what might have happened?
How many of us take this simple precaution? We consider that such things dont happen, or just dont care. I know from personal experience, since I, too, have a habit of checking luggage just to be sure. Remember : our carelessness has a heavy cost in such cases! And yet, people tend to sneer, laugh and summarily dismiss such behaviour; I know, since I have borne the brunt of such laughs.
Wake Up, India! Learn to be vigilant! One moment's precaution can lead to the lives of innocent people being saved. All it takes is just one minute, just be vigilant and check the luggage around you in trains, buses and, as far as possible, in public places. It doesn't take much, just one minute!
Please spread this around : if not this post, then this learning!