Mumbai, the lifeline of India was shattered by 7 bomb blasts in the western railway 1st class compartment. The life of mumbaikar became standstill for a moment, everything seem to be stopped and everyone went into deep shock. The death toll kept on increasing, 20, 30, 47, 63, 90, 137, 174, 200. People came out to help each other, police woke up from their long sleep and got themselves on the duty to help people. Politicians started preparing speeches, opposition party leaders got themselves ready to bash the ruling party.

The day ended with: over 180 deaths and over 600 injuries, thousands of teary eyes, bunch of happy people celebrating their success, anger on face of thousands people, numerous questions raised by media and people, puzzle to find out the culprit, lies by politicians.

Next morning, everything is back to normal, commuters travel by the same trains with fear on their face. Security on the stations remains almost same. Newspapers come up with sources claiming work of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Police and intelligence is busy in tracing the culprits, Prime Minister prepares for the speech given to the nation.

The time passes by, investigations reveal involvement of SIMI in the blasts, the Prime Minister salutes spirit of Mumbai in his speech but fails to prepare a strong speech. People still have no idea about the progress and government’s steps in the case.

Days pass by, the police confirms work of LET and SIMI, few arrests are being made. The case is being lodged…

Months pass by, the case is still going on, the culprits are getting their daily bread and butter from the government, the money to feed them is being taken from the pockets of Mumbaikar, the fees for the judges is taken from the the form of taxes….but the case still goes on….

Few more months pass by, the Mumbaikar has forgotten the blasts and do not want to remember it again, politicians have forgotten the blasts and are preparing their stand for next blasts…

Years pass by, few of the culprits are left on bail because of lack of evidence (Thanks to our politicians), few are given life imprisonment (Thanks to Human Rights Commission).

BUT Mumbai still remains vulnerable, Mumbai still takes fraction of India’s population, Mumbai still remains highest tax paying city, politicians still give high hopes to people, planning for next bomb blasts start and my Mumbai still cries…..