In one such campaign, text messages by anonymous senders drew crowds on the streets at Colaba. Citizens gathered after an SMS did the rounds to protest against politicians who did nothing to stop the terror attacks.
The SMS said, “The politicians and administration are equally to be blamed. They only want our votes. If they can’t protect me and secure the country then I want all of them out.”
The carnage in South Mumbai has ended but it has started a a citizens’ movement — a movement which is gathering momentum on the Internet and via mobile text messages.
Lashing out at politicians, one sender said, “For the first time in my life, I am not proud to be an Indian.”
And on popular social networking site Facebook, home truths that hurt. Four days after the carnage began, the protest had spread.
Protesters took out a candlelight march from Marine Drive via the Trident and finally to the Taj. They were shocked at the brutal terror attacks and their grief turned into anger; anger directed at our politicians.
“Initially, I saw journalists ducking when the shots were fired. Then by the third day got used to it,” said actress Juhi Chawla.
After the attacks, the people of Mumbai are demanding accountability and will settle for no less.