Bomb blasts in India's Hyderabad leave 18 dead

Published: February 21, 2013

Police examine the site of an explosion at Dilsukh Nagar in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad February 21, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

Police examine the site of an explosion at Dilsukh Nagar in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad February 21, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS PHOTO: @NAMAN_KAPOOR

HYDERABAD: Multiple bomb blasts in Hyderabad, India left 18 dead and over 50 injured.  

The blasts took place in the crowded Dilsukhnagar area of the city.

The injured were taken to local hospitals, where many were reportedly in critical condition.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned the attack and said the culprits will be punished.

Singh also announced Rs200,000 [Indian Rupee] compensation for the families of the deceased, Rs50,000 for the injured.

Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh said the federal government will assist in investigations.

“Police are directed to take all necessary action to make sure such an incident does not happen again,” he added.

The state government has also announced compensation worth Rs0.6 million for the relatives of the deceased.

It will also bear the cost of treating the injured. Compensation worth Rs50,000 to Rs100,000 will be awarded to them, depending on the severity of the injuries.

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9:20pm

Indian police say Hyderabad blasts were a ‘terror attack’.

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9:15pm

The nature of the blasts is not known as yet.

The police officials are unable to clear the blast site completely, where people have gathered to protest against police and the government.

Visits by political leaders have further made it difficult to control the crowd.

Investigation teams have reached the area.

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9:00pm

Police intelligence has miserably failed in Hyderabad, said Indian MP G Vivekanand.

He said nearly 20 people have been killed and over 30 injured are in critical condition.

The MP said the hospitals in the city lack facilities to deal with the sudden influx of injured.

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8:51pm

“We have 18 people dead,” a police officer who declined to be named told AFP.

Another senior police officer at the scene of one of the explosions, Amit Garg, put the number of wounded at 52.

Kailash Nath, an officer at the Osmania General Hospital, said nine bodies had arrived at the hospital and 35 people were undergoing surgery.

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8:41pm

“Both blasts took place within a radius of 150 metres,” Home Minister Shinde told reporters.

Prime Minister has announced Rs200,000 compensation for the families of the dead, Rs50,000 for the injured.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister is at the site of the blast.

Hyderabad of late has become a hotbed of terrorist activity, BJP leader Naidu said.

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8:40pm

Twitter users in Hyderabad tweeted:

Ripper Was a terrible sight at office, some colleagues who stay in Dilsukhnagar were frantically trying to get through to their loved ones.

Ratnakar SadasyulaAll buses going to Vijayawada from Hyderabad have to pass thru Dilsukhnagar, the area is packed with people always

siva kumar #hyderabadblasts hospitals were overcrowded and power stopped at that place and even mobiles jammed in Dilsukhnagar

Balaji Sridharan RT @ShivAroor: Indian Mujahideen is the top suspect group. Clear modus operandi: NIA & IB sources t

Gaurav Ojha   Please RT Help Numbers : Dhanalaxmi Ambulance Services at Dilshuknagar – +91 9391351543, 9963857749, 9440379926

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8:20pm

“We had intelligence reports that there will be blasts anywhere in the state. We try that such incidents do not happen,” Minister for State for Home Affairs said.

“Once we gather all evidence then we can make a statement. We cannot make another statement till there is an inquiry made in the matter.”

A Times of India photo showing the blast site.

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8:18pm

Police official Anurag Sharma said that 11 casualties are confirmed with 23 people injured. He added that post-blast investigation team of NSG and NI are on their way. “Our men are here to control the situation.”

A lot of onlookers are gathered at the site.

Manmohan Singh’s office tweeted: ”This is a dastardly attack; the guilty will not go unpunished.”

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8:14pm

India home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that he had talked to the chief minister and to his secretary RK Singh and confirmed three blasts.

“Two blasts in Hyderabad near Dilsukhnagar. I have talked to chief minister who said that two blasts in one location where eight people died and a second blast at a second location – where three have died,” he said.

“We had information about attacks for two days. But immediately we cannot say anything about it,” he added.

The nature of the blasts was such that the death toll could rise.

There are reports of an unexploded device found at Dilsukh Nagar, Times of India reports.

In 2007, twin blasts in the city killed 40 people.

Helpline number: 040-27853408

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8:05pm

All major Indian cities have now been put on high alert, NDTV reports.

The first explosion happened at 7:01pm, the second five minutes later at 7:06pm and the third a little later.

“Collecting and keeping evidence safe and secure at this time would be extremely difficult,” NDTV reports.

It was a planned terrorist attack in which bombs were planted on cycles, NDTV reports.

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8:00pm

An investigation team of the National Security Guard will depart from Delhi in a short while for Hyderabad, Home Secretary RK Singh said.

Venkiah Naidu, the spokesman for the Bharatya Janata Party has asked the people of Hyderabad to remain calm and to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and local government, NDTV reported.

Naidu said that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was responsible for these blasts and wanted to take revenge for the recent hanging of Afzal Guru.

The Indian government officials are saying that two blasts have been reported to them by the National Investigations Agency (NIA), according to NDTV.

However, the NDTV is itself reporting about three blasts.

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is now at the site.

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7:55pm

The police and officials of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) will arrive at the site shortly, NDTV reported.

Security official are facing difficulties clearing the packed area which has a maze of narrow lanes.

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has also taken notice of the bombings and will be visiting the affected areas shortly.

“I can confirm that 12 people have lost their lives and at least 52 people have been injured,” Amit Garg, a senior police officer at the scene of one of the explosions, told AFP.

“These were three separate bomb blasts in (the Hyderabad suburb of) Dilsukh Nagar,” said Garg.

The Dilsukhnagar area is a large fruits and grocery market which is densely crowded at tis time of the evening, NDTV said.

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7:50pm

There is huge amount of black smoke in the sky over the area, NDTV reported.

One bomb was placed on a cycle and another on a motorbike, Hyderabad MP Akbaduddin Owaisi tells TV channels.

The blasts took place near a popular cinema, an elevated pedestrian bridge and a bus stand in Dilsukhnagar.

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7:47pm

Investigators and senior police would soon be visiting the site, home secretary RK Singh says.

Mobile phone networks have been jammed in and around Dilsukhnagar.

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7:43pm

There have been three blasts and seven people are dead and 47 people have been rushed to hospital with injuries,” an official in the police control room told AFP, adding that one of the explosions occurred in a small suburban eatery.

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar has called for an emergency meeting after reports of the blasts.

Preliminary reports suggest that this was bomb timed to timers and not through other means of detonation.

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7:40pm

Sources in Indian Home Ministry say it was a well-planned terrorist attack.

More than 50 people have been shifted to hospitals.

The blasts have caused a traffic jam in the area.

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7:30pm

Three blasts have been confirmed in Hyderabad.

Police have cleared the area.

Other Indian states have also been put on alert.

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7:25pm

Injured have been shifted to local hospitals.

Death toll from the explosion has reached 15.

The area is predominantly occupied by the Hindu community.

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Reader Comments (77)

  • sabi
    Feb 21, 2013 - 7:20PM

    Now in India too.Where are we heading oh sub.continent.

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  • HRK
    Feb 21, 2013 - 7:25PM

    Extremely sad news. Condolences to the victims and may all be safe.

    P.S. a request to Indian media and public – please don’t be too fast in pointing fingers at Pakistan; we as Pakistanis share your sorrows.

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  • Omar
    Feb 21, 2013 - 7:36PM

    How come they haven’t blamed the ISI yet?Recommend

  • Asad
    Feb 21, 2013 - 7:36PM

    Now India will once again blame Pakistan

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  • Stranger
    Feb 21, 2013 - 7:57PM

    Shameless people taking mobile pictures of this scene. Hyderabad is a peaceful city with Hindus and Muslims living in harmoney since several hundred years. Who did this and why ?

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  • Hammad Mian
    Feb 21, 2013 - 7:58PM

    Now India Media will start blithering against Pakistan and ISIRecommend

  • Feb 21, 2013 - 8:05PM

    The Game move from Pakistan to India :)

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  • unknow
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:11PM

    and now indians will blam isi or pakistan without any prrof or anything

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  • aj
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:12PM

    o come on ET, do care quetta and karachi… indians will take care of hyderabad..no need of reporting this story like this

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:12PM

    It was a “peaceful” bomb blast, I am sure. And this is the second time Dilsukhnagar area was targeted,

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  • Indian Wisdom
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:19PM

    Very unfortunate!!
    A case of gross Intelligence failure!!!
    At time when our neighbor Bangladesh is showing way and overwhelmed the religion oriented groups; we are still living in the period of religious vendetta…
    Lets hope there is no link with neighboring countries and the fragile peace process is not derailed!!
    However unfortunate incidents like these are bound to happen till we have inefficient Home Ministers like Mr. Shinde..He is more interested in getting political mileage out of non issues than being really concerned about the security of country…..
    The terrorists really know where to strike to hurt most…and there could not have been a better target than progressive info-tech city of Hyderabad….unfortunate for the communal harmony in India.

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  • rahul
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:20PM

    This is mess, India should act very tuff on terrorist attack with no legal proceedings straight death

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:20PM

    The irony is that Hyderabadi muslims are Shia predominantly…..the same people who are ruthlessly massacred in Pakistan everyday.

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  • khan
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:30PM

    BJP will now blame pakistan, the same happend when bomb was blasted in makkah masjid also, the same lashkar and all craps… i wonder y BJP is BLAMING MUSLIMS for every blasts…

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  • NItin Gandhi
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:40PM

    **@Omar:
    You are just making FUN of your OWN Actual reputation in the world… but honestly you cannot deny the truth !!!!!!

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  • Rajiv
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:41PM

    why is that important? please grow up there is no confirmation who did this, this can be a political issue between states as Hyderabad is converting to a IT hub. I am present here it is not what they are reporting in the news. Muslims, Hindus? no humans died! grow up

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  • Hanif
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:45PM

    Sincere condolences with all the Indians, this is something that we go through almost every month now in Pakistan

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  • Paras Vikmani
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:46PM

    Innocent lives lost again :’(

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  • G. Din
    Feb 21, 2013 - 8:51PM

    WE SHALL NOT BEND!

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  • hamza khan
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:00PM

    condolences to all indians on these deaths. goes to show that terrorism has not geographic borders and that its a common menace. indian society has a lot of issues it must address, or it will continue to be a victim of these acts.

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  • Raj - USA
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:08PM

    I am sure the government and investigating agencies shall find out who carried out these blasts and their motives. Investigation techniques have improved and it is not all that easy to cover or brush off such incidences by giving a color, be it green or saffron. I am very sure that many arrests would be made and the clues and proof unearthed within the next day or two. Everyone in India is serious in wiping out the remnants of terrorism totally. I am equally sure that the punishment to the terrorists or whoever committed these acts shall be swift and severe. I am also sure some security cameras would have picked up some clues.

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  • 1984
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:10PM

    @Stranger:
    Hyderabad is a peaceful city with Hindus and Muslims living in harmoney since several hundred years. Who did this and why ?

    I knew this would happen when Akbaruddin Owaisi gave his famous hate speech and incited muslims to wage war against Hindus….

    This was a collective failure by the Indian people who allow hatemongers like these to divide the country

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  • Raj - USA
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:17PM

    Pathetic to see political leaders from Congress and BJP rushing to the crime scene with their supporters. Even media is doing the same thing. The police are unable to control the crowd. The gathering of crowd around the crime scene is destroying critical evidence.

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  • Analyzer
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:28PM

    Loss of innocent lives is tragic no matter where it happens. Hope they can catch the culprits.

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  • NAA
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:32PM

    @khan: Very sad you are accusing an entity right away by your own means, please do not direct the hatred and disgust at this deed to another but reflect upon it as what it is, inhumane…no religion teaches this…

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  • Avijit
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:34PM

    D security level shud b high.

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  • Jayannth
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:35PM

    I think that the bomb blast had not made by pakistanis

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  • Omar
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:40PM

    @NItin Gandhi:
    Oh please, look after your people. Stop crying about it.
    Your intelligence failed badly.

    You had intelligence 2 days before but still couldn’t stop it. Well done.

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  • Syed
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:42PM

    Someone said it correctly, we Pakistanis are used to the bomb blasts. I hope and pray that Pakistan and India should stop fighting and unite together and fight these fanatics. Doesn’t matter if you are India or Pakistan, these fanatics can’t be trusted.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:53PM

    @Syed:
    Rightly said Brother…..We may belong to different nations demarcated by humans, but genetically too we are all the same.. Be it Indians or Pakistanis, we must condemn the act of terrorism and maintain peace and order at this juncture where innocents are targeted for their political and fanatical means.

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  • Jim
    Feb 21, 2013 - 9:54PM

    The bomb blasts were carried out by cowards, and it doesn’t matter if they were green oor saffron, hindu or muslim. They have only one faith — cowardliness. Whether in Quetta or Lahore or Hyderabad or Mumbai or Srinagar, they are basically yellow cowards. Their religion is cowardice.

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  • JS
    Feb 21, 2013 - 10:01PM

    Time to build the “Great Wall Of India”. Keep them out.

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  • Bandgi
    Feb 21, 2013 - 10:06PM

    Capitalism is responsible of Terrorism in the World. Stop Terrorism.

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  • Feb 21, 2013 - 10:33PM

    @Bandgi:
    agree with you. Dilsukhnagar is part of Cyberabad, not under Hyderabad. Greed leads to acts of terrorism.

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  • Raj - USA
    Feb 21, 2013 - 10:35PM

    @Jayannth:
    Agree with you. I also feel that this bomb blast has nothing to do with Pakistan.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Feb 21, 2013 - 10:36PM

    @JS:
    How wrong you can get, just blame every one else just like the Pakistanis do, the fact is India has problems in Assam and Kashmir, and people get frustrated with the heavy handedness of the security forces and this could be the result, innocent people being killed for no reason or fault of theirs. My heart goes out to the bereaved families and May God rest their soul in peace.It is no time for any one to be gloating over India’s problems but we should stop this carnage where ever it is taking place.

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  • Feb 21, 2013 - 10:38PM

    @JS: Keep who out? First kick them [politicians] out!

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  • observer
    Feb 21, 2013 - 11:03PM

    @khan:
    @unknow:
    @Hammad Mian:
    @Asad:
    @Omar:
    @HRK:

    Why are you guys so eager to claim responsibility?

    Has any one accused you so far?

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  • mohana murali kola
    Feb 21, 2013 - 11:19PM

    it’s disgusting to face the trails of terrorists again,
    the chance taken again fasists to critisise religious aspects and people

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  • Romm
    Feb 21, 2013 - 11:34PM

    Very sad to know. Instead of starting blame game Indans shud try to investigate first. We experience bomb blast every day. Instaed of blaming RAW or CIA, our govt and army behave sensibly. We expect the same from indian brethren. May god save india.

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  • Syed
    Feb 21, 2013 - 11:45PM

    @Yuri Kondratyuk. Are you out of your mind???? Are you implying that Shia population of Hyderabad is behind this attack? I can’t believe someone would be that naive and dumb to think like that.Recommend

  • Zalmai
    Feb 21, 2013 - 11:46PM

    Terrorism has become a fad copied by trendy terrorists of the third world. Even Palestinians’, infamous for terrorism and suicide bombings have exhausted themselves and question the fading efficacy of terrorism.

    The merchants of death always find new recruits in developing societies where communal tension can be ignited by such callous behavior.

    God bless the departed and may God help the injured recover from their injuries.

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  • Bande Mataram
    Feb 21, 2013 - 11:49PM

    @Asad:
    Its truly the hand of Pakistan. Recommend

  • Feb 22, 2013 - 12:04AM

    omg…whole hyderabad is on alert, but what is the use of alerting while the bombs are already blasted very badly killed 15 peoples,

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  • Thomas
    Feb 22, 2013 - 12:08AM

    @Asad:
    Ofcourse, and most probably they are the culprits. I hope India hangs the culprits and their families with a speedy trial. Hope India start a new court system to try these people as enemy combatants..

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  • QC
    Feb 22, 2013 - 12:17AM

    I have a feeling that this bombing was carried out to let off the press from its ”Choppergate” scanldle bashing.

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  • Yasir Mian
    Feb 22, 2013 - 12:27AM

    @observer:

    Listen Indian! this is your tendency to accuse Pakistan even for that small cracker blasted on Holi Diwali festivals.

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  • sana
    Feb 22, 2013 - 12:59AM

    As usual Indian intelligence failed to gather evidence for bomb attacks neither It was able to track where the attack would take place.The law and order in our country is pathetic and anyone can do whatever he/she wants.Now after the attack people conveniently blame muslim militants or name the group indirectly pointing their finger on muslim community.The people who died were muslims,hindus,christians along with innocent kids.The culprits who are doing this are not following any religion.This can also be a political move in favor of politicians who want to extract votes as elections are just round the corner

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  • Lala Gee
    Feb 22, 2013 - 1:18AM

    @Rajiv:

    “please grow up there is no confirmation who did this, this can be a political issue between states as Hyderabad is converting to a IT hub. I am present here it is not what they are reporting in the news. Muslims, Hindus? no humans died! grow up.”

    Hyderabad city is the only big Indian city, 4th by population, where Muslim population is over 40% (41.3%, 2001 census), and Hindu population is 54%. It is highly unlikely that Muslim militants would choose this city for bombing over Hindu majority cities in order to take revenge of Afzal Guru, or for whatever other reasons.

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  • Fianl Solution
    Feb 22, 2013 - 1:19AM

    Indian police should raid Darul Uloom DeobandRecommend

  • Lala Gee
    Feb 22, 2013 - 1:19AM

    @Yuri Kondratyuk:

    “It was a “peaceful” bomb blast”

    Like “Smiling Buddha”, the first Indian nuclear explosion???

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  • indian
    Feb 22, 2013 - 1:25AM

    definitely ISI involved…..

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Feb 22, 2013 - 1:34AM

    I don’t think the Indian authorities have blamed anyone yet. Does the truth matter to many of you here?

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  • agnelo Jude waring
    Feb 22, 2013 - 1:40AM

    Good heavens! Muslims again??

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  • Vikas
    Feb 22, 2013 - 1:41AM

    This is the work of Non Indian Resident.

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  • Feb 22, 2013 - 2:11AM

    @Syed: Hyderabadi Shias are very nice people. They are a busy lot, many in very high positions and some of Jung family [they are both shia and sunni] are very influential people. They dont stoop to cheapo tactics. They believe in doing what they can for the country and never ask for anything. Even to suggest that they are responsible, is inviting shame upon oneself!

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  • gp65
    Feb 22, 2013 - 2:21AM

    @Syed: “@Yuri Kondratyuk. Are you out of your mind???? Are you implying that Shia population of Hyderabad is behind this attack? I can’t believe someone would be that naive and dumb to think like that.”

    You may not be aware of some local events in Hyderabad Syed and why Yuri (who from past posts appears to live in Hyderabad) came to the conclusion he did. In the last week of December, a local MLA called Akbaruddin Owaisi addressed a large crowd wherein he said ” If police went away for a day, we 25 crore Muslims could get rid of 100 crore Hindus’. The crowd roared in support. This does not mean all Hyderabadi Muslims support or feel this way but it clearly means some do.

    COngress dilly dallied about taking action but due to public pressure sometime around mid January, he was arrested and his supporters said they would take revenge. A lot of people in India think that these bomb blasts could be by Owaisi supporters in Hyderabad since serial blasts is a signature of some Islamic terror groups i India. It is not that there cannot be any Hindu terrorists – of course there can be e.g. Samjhauta express or Dantewada massacres in India but serial bombing is not their modus operandi.

    Again while this is not time to trade blame, Yuri’s statement did not come from air – there are some local events that have occurred that lead people to believe who the culprits might be.

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  • Alexander
    Feb 22, 2013 - 2:36AM

    Heart breaking and India will for sure take care of this mess and they will be hanged when caught. These rogues have no religion. Kasab and co killed 45 muslims out of 160 casualities. …yet sympathy persisted in pakistan and in some muslims. The time to ask whether these kind of muslims have any religion??
    It will be impossible to catch those sick minds before crime in a population of 1.1 billion in India. Just impossible. The more we decrease the impact the better. Hope to see less and less of these.Excess religion of any kind is a state of disease that needs to be treated medically.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 22, 2013 - 2:44AM

    @Syed:

    Are you out of your mind???? Are you
    implying that Shia population of
    Hyderabad is behind this attack?

    Shia is pretty much all there is in Hyderabad.
    And Sir Syed, don’t try to be a Mehdi now.

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  • Alexander
    Feb 22, 2013 - 3:02AM

    @naeem khan Manhattan,Ks:
    Not anywhere close to what nightmares your nation has in all of its areas. None is blaming Pakistan yet.

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  • Sterry
    Feb 22, 2013 - 3:33AM

    After India has been paying criminals and terrorists to do these things in other countries, does it surprise India that their own criminals would cause such havoc in India too?

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  • Green Tiger
    Feb 22, 2013 - 3:48AM

    Once Militant nexus with Pakistan.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21534048
    Birmingham men guilty of mass bomb plot

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  • maestro
    Feb 22, 2013 - 3:52AM

    Majority of Pakistanis like me are standing besides our Indian brothers and sisters in this hour of sadness.. Extremism and violence knows no religion and no boundaries. I condemn this act of murder in the highest terms! Pakistan goes through this everyday almost right now and we feel your pain India. Uper walla hum sab per rehm karay. Ameen.

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  • Kolsat
    Feb 22, 2013 - 4:11AM

    @sabi: India also has muredrerous Muslims known as Indian Mujahidins and they are responsible for this latest atrocity. India also has an incomeptent Home Minister. Another complicating fact is that the Muslims are the ruling Congrss’s vote bank and therefore Congress governments of India treat Muslim murderes softly such as they did for kasab keeping him alive and well fed for 4 years and Afzal for 9 years.

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  • Kolsat
    Feb 22, 2013 - 4:12AM

    @Hammad Mian: and why not?

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  • Indian
    Feb 22, 2013 - 5:14AM

    Condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and Why to fight about the responsibility about this blast, we all knew that media and government agencies blame either Indian Mujhadeen or Laskar e toiba etc… when they are failed to bring the real culprits simple as that

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  • Rational
    Feb 22, 2013 - 9:09AM

    Glancing at the comments quickly, came to an idea that majority of the people of both countries (except few ones) have finally come to conclude that blame game won’t work. Good development..

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  • vasan
    Feb 22, 2013 - 9:23AM

    Why dont we all keep quiet till any claim is made by some group or the govt announces their educated guess. Then we can get into a keyboard debate.

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  • Khan
    Feb 22, 2013 - 9:31AM

    A sad incident indeed.But please do not point fingers towards us now.We are already busy in clearing the mess on our side of the world.

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  • Unknown
    Feb 22, 2013 - 4:10PM

    Oh god , do people care more for taking mobile pics of the bomb-blast site or the people who’ve died !?!?

    I want to break their mobiles , then their hands .

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 22, 2013 - 4:15PM

    @Dr Priyanka:

    agree with you. Dilsukhnagar is part
    of Cyberabad, not under Hyderabad.
    Greed leads to acts of terrorism.

    Cyberabad is a matter of convenience administrative nomenclature. What’s called Hyderabad today encompasses of four districts. And also, Dilsukhnagar isn’t a IT hub at all it’s commercial center. The nearest IT hub of sorts is Ameerpet which is atleast 15km away.

    So Madam, please don’t make ignorant and insensitive remarks if you don’t know what you are talking about.

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  • Feb 23, 2013 - 12:34AM

    @Yuri Kondratyuk:
    I was born and brought up in Hyderabad till I left for Saudi Arabia and then landed in the UK. IT hub and Ameerpet? My original home is in Banjara hills, I was there this New year’s eve. As far as I am aware Hitech city which is nearer Banjara hills and not Ameerpet is THE IT hub,and some members of my family are IT people. Dilsukhnagar is far, far away. Mr Yuri [if that is your real name], I know what I’m talking about!

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 23, 2013 - 8:40AM

    @Dr Priyanka:

    Capitalism is responsible of Terrorism in the World. Stop Terrorism.
    @Bandgi: agree with you. Dilsukhnagar is part of Cyberabad, not under Hyderabad. Greed leads to acts of terrorism.

    Madam, I find the logical implication of your statement to be that IT driven wealth (greed) has attracted terrorist attacks. You have successfully blamed the victims and justified the perpetrators.

    Even if your logic were to be true, the nearest place to Dilsukhnagar where IT aka “cyber” activities take place is Ameerpet. And that invalidates you flawed logic automatically.

    BTW, I never heard any Hyderabadi use the term Cyberabad to describe a place!
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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Feb 23, 2013 - 11:14AM

    @observer:
    Because we know very well India’s bad nature and playing old blame game’s attitude and as usual and always India accuses Pakistan of any mishap occurred in India without evidences and defames Pakistan by the baseless and untrue allegations and accusations of involvements…..

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  • Sobriquet
    Feb 23, 2013 - 3:43PM

    @observer:
    They feel left out if they are not given undue attention. Essentially a flippant reaction and self-parody on the dark secrets from their past.

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  • Someone
    Feb 23, 2013 - 4:20PM

    @NItin Gandhi:
    Actually he wasn’t “making fun” of his own rep; it’s called sarcasm mate. Look it up.

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  • Jazz
    Mar 11, 2013 - 5:37PM

    @ Yasir … its not a small cracker atleast 18 people lost their lives ..

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