BALI'S DEAD REMEMBERED AND HONOURED. A PRIME MINISTER AMONG THEM.
Security will be tight this weekend as more than 2,000 people - most of them Australians remembering their country's 88 victims - descend on the island for the anniversary.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard will take part in an outdoor memorial service. Later, mourners will visit the bomb site for a moment of silence.
Mourners on Friday (Oct 10, 2003) walked to the bomb site and a nearby temple that features a granite stone with victims' names etched in gold. Some left messages to their loved ones on a nearby fence, including one that read: ``Dear Mummy, Have a good night in the sky, Love Katie.''
At the new Paddy's bar about 100 yards from the site, a patron who identified himself as John raised his glass and proclaimed to loud cheers: ``Tell the terrorists we're back. We want to show the terrorists that we win.''
On Oct. 12, 2002, the popular stretch of nightclubs and bars in Bali known as Kuta was filling up with its usual mix of foreign backpackers, rugby players and the occasional family. Just before 11 p.m., a dark Mitsubishi minivan packed with 110 pounds of explosives pulled in front of the Sari Club. An Indonesian later identified as Iqbal strolled into Paddy's wearing a bomb concealed in a vest.]
The victims of ISLAMIC terrorism on the island of Bali are being remembered and honoured this weekend (11-12 October, 2003).
We Indians could also remember the ONE HUNDRED Hindu pilgrims to Amarnath Cave Yatra a few years ago. They were sleeping peacefully under tents when suddenly bursts of gun fire finished them off to the last man.
We could also remember the THIRTY-SIX Sikhs of a village in South Kashmir who had just finished their evening meal when suddenly disturbed by loud knocks and yells on their doors. They were all summoned out, stood in front of a wall and SHOT DEAD in cold blood.
Did the Prime Minister of INDIA go to Jammu or Chattisinghpura to hold a memorial service to honour the dead?
NO. But there is one grand memorial ceremony taking place right now (11 Oct. 03) in Tamil Nadu where BOFORS CHOR was blown up.
This is Bharat, our Hindu Rashtra that was meant to stand tall, wedged between ISLAMIC Pakistan. and ISLAMIC BOGUS(Bangla)desh.