Every time our country winesses a terror attack, people react strongly expressing their anger towards terrorists and terrorism.
And when the attack is at temples and places of religious importance, their reaction only gets stronger as their sentiments take a hit.
In a country where almost every household has a 'mandir' and god is remembered for almost everything ranging from pain and suffering to cricket matches, one can imagine the reactions bomb blasts on a religious site will generate.
'Bodhgaya' and 'Mahabodhi' started trending on Twitter ever since the story of the bomb blasts in Bodhgaya's temple premises first emerged and continued to trend till the evening.
A lot of tweets had a strong political flavor to them. Some favored one party, others favored another and some requested politicians not to politicise the issue.
One of the best things however, that one can take away from the reactions that poured in against blasts is how god unites people, irrespective of their religion.
Hundreds of people tweeted about how condemnable it was that the monument of a very peace-loving religion, Buddhism, was brutalised and many others simply asked one question: Who would have anything against the Buddhists?
Here's a compilation of some of the tweets that show people's surprise and anger towards this attack:
Shocked at the #Bodhgaya bombings. The last place one could think of harming.— anisha singh (@Anisha_4890) July 7, 2013
God is in Danger; once again fail to protect himself in Bodhgaya bomb blast... Who will save our God???— Vagrant Vj (@vyycos) July 7, 2013
Trying 2 comprehend why any1 would want to bomb #Bodhgaya Is peaceful co existence against our very nature?— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 7, 2013
Those who are blaming others and politicizing the blasts will never take responsibility for the blast. I see a pattern #bodhgaya— Arun Mysore (@arunmsk) July 7, 2013
Bodhgaya serial blasts are going to remain as a blot on our #InternalSecurity.— kvr (@wenkatk) July 7, 2013
JD(U) + CONgress = #Bodhgaya...... indicator to the turbulent times ahead......— rajan mehrotra (@MissdOportunity) July 7, 2013
Why adequate security was not provided for Bodhgaya temple despite alert by intelligence agencies ?Communal,Secular politics !— Bikash Jain (@bikashindian) July 7, 2013
Were these blasts in Bodhgaya engineered to divert attention from Uttrkhand tragedy and impending bashing by SC on 10th July.— Advocate VB Singh (@vbsingh60) July 7, 2013
Gautam Buddha preached non-violence & King Ashoka promoted it. But Bodhgaya suffers from terror strike. Sad #Peace— Gurinder S Ahluwalia (@Guri02) July 7, 2013
...and Manmohan singh strongly condemns the terrorist attacks for the 50th time #Bodhgaya— Alok Srivastava (@alok174) July 7, 2013
What for IB is when its 'inputs' never get implemented? The documents say Bihar CM had the info bout the possibility of blasts in Bodhgaya..— Rahul Vasudev (@vasudevrahul) July 7, 2013
No1 is safe in ths cntry nt evn God. 1st hopeles efrts f d govt aftr naturl disastr in UK. nw ths terror attck n Bodhgaya's Mahabodhi temple— Nikita Mehta (@NikitaMehta10) July 7, 2013
First Akshardham Temple, Gujarat and now Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya; people please spare God atleast and places of religious importance >•<— KRUTIKA BUDHANI (@KRUTIKABUDHANI) July 7, 2013
Riots in burma;amar jawan memorial dessicrated in munbai.killings in mynmaar;mahabodhi temple blasted.ne1 who did this is no indian#bodhgaya— mohak joshi (@mohakj) July 7, 2013