This Valentine's day (2019) has been very weird. This is one of the worst terror attacks in India (Jammu and Kashmir) in which 40+ lives of CRPF jawans of our country were lost. The blood of these soldiers has bled not once - repeated times with very limited actual retaliation by India. Supposedly, we are diplomatic and reserve our anger. For the whole list, now there is a Wikipedia page on Terrorism incidents in India. I was wondering about the family members and countless wellwishers of Indian soldiers who were seeing this on TV on the eve of Valentine's day. One sane response was that no channel was airing the balloons and chocolate cake parties that we typically see on this day. The prime time was full of the anger that people had regarding this event. It was black, And it was red.
Should we have stopped all the celebrations? Yes. Should we have acted larger than ever? Yes.
The blood was black on this Valentine's day and sitting with black bands on our hands is not enough.