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Varanasi twin bomb blast series of 2006

Varanasi twin bomb blast series of 2006 occurred on 7 March 2006.

Varanasi twin bomb blast series of 2006 on 7 March 2006, Varanasi saw a series of bomb blasts over the town. In the blow at least 28 people reportedly lost their lives and 101 were severely wounded. The Indian city Varanasi is deemed a divine place by Hindus and is the oldest existing city in the world.

Varanasi twin bomb blast
Varanasi twin bomb blast series of 2006

The fact that we still require enormous misery personally, ripping our nation’s unity apart into religious pieces; around as if we are doomed to Endure the Separation massacre in every period, seeking to achieve accounts which never even up. Each particular occurrence of violence in the name of religion forces us to ask the question to ourselves that why does our nation always has violence in the name of religion? We still do not know that how many innocent peoples have to lost their lives in the name of religious violence or terrorist attack. 


On March 7, at 6.20 p.m. A large crowd of devotees had assembled at Sankatmochan Mandir in the middle of the center and were doing the dusk aarti (prayer) with full faithfulness when a thunderous blast killed the religious hymns and shuddered the temple to its feet. The Sankat Mochan temple is the most ancient Hanuman temple in Varanasi city.

At least 21 people lost their lives in the twin blasts that occurred at Varanasi’s Sankatmochan temple and Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station on 7 March, in the year 2006. A third explosive was located in Godaulia but it did not explode. All explosives were made by preparing bombs in pressure cookers a cooking utensil. Later the police alleged that the explosions were performed by Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami is an Islamic fundamentalist organization men.

Varanasi's Sankatmochan temple's blast
Varanasi’s Sankatmochan temple’s blast

The people who were inside the holy place were blasted to pieces and the rug was covered with parts of human flesh and cut offshoots in puddles of human blood. With their faith, both earthly and divine shaken, there was nobody to quell the panic. The eruption brought the hostellers of the neighboring Banaras Hindu University to the temple in huge amounts, who aided in taking the wounded peoples to the varsity’s hospital.

Varanasi bomb blast
Varanasi’s Sankatmochan temple

The additional bomb was fixed off at evening in the yard of the Sankat Mochan temple, devoted to the Hindu god, Hanuman, as thousands of pilgrims assembled for the dusk prayers at the temple. Varanasi blasts: Horrors of jihadis attempting to encourage communal destruction to realign. The blast on one of the most sacred Hindu temples strengthens worries that jihadis are now wanting spiritual destinations to provoke a communal clash.


Hardly after 15 minutes of that first blast, there was a second blast that occurred at the Varanasi’s Cantonment railway station which conveyed terrified travelers struggling for protection. Trauma and terror in the people were moreover kindled by rumors of live explosives being obtained from Varanasi’s Lohta railway station and a road next to the city’s greatest shrine, the Vishwanath temple

A comparable blast in the standing section of the Varanasi railway station accompanied by the temple explosion. A bomb went off in the area of the station master’s room at Varanasi’s Lohta railway station, taking the lives of 11 peoples and leaving more than 20 injured. Another alive explosive was discovered in Gudaulia suburban area. Three alive explosives were recovered from the temple area, another active bomb from a restaurant, from Godolia and the third one from Dashaswamedh ghat these all were recovered from the holiest city of India Varanasi.

Varanasi Cantonment railway station
Varanasi twin bomb blast at Cantonment railway station

The time and the day were taken for the explosions show that the offenders’ plan was the greatest slaughter. The oldest Hanuman temples in Varanasi are specially gathered on Tuesdays. Furthermore, the educational board examination was running on and this indicated that several students would attend the temple and prayers. In the railway station, the hour was intended to correspond with the hurry of travelers readying to board the Shiv Ganga express. 

The plan these perpetrators made literally indicates their intention of slaughtering innocent people who were there to attend prayers in the Hindu temple. Once or twice in a decade in India, Indian people go through this massive grief and sorrow of losing their loved ones, many lost their families in terrorist attacks and many lost their lives in communal conflicts just in the name of holy religions.


Police investigation gathered the evidence after that the explosives were manufactured in Bihar a state in India and the bomb elements which were used in the blast were illegally smuggled into the country from Nepal. The Lashkar-e-Taiba the terrorist organization was the onslaught leader. This is the same organization that conveyed out the Mumbai terror attacks two years following. One of the organization’s affiliated persons was fired and killed by the policemen the following day in Varanasi. Soon later, Varanasi and major other centers were placed on high warning.

Shortly later, a person describing himself as Abdullah Jabbar a.k.a Abu Feroz rang up a local news company in Srinagar and alleged the accountability for the bombardment. He stated that he belonged to the group name Lashkar-e Kahar/Qahab, a practically anonymous organization. It is considered that the attacks were a bit of a group that carried the onslaught at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and the Akshardham Temple in Gujarat.

The terror of the explosive eruptions was returned four years afterward when an explosion befell at the Sheetla Ghat, in Uttar Pradesh, which also occurred on the date 7 December in the year 2010. This eruption took the lives of 2 innocents and wounded approximately 40 peoples, and the responsibility of the attack was taken by the Indian Mujahideen.