Bihar train tragedy
It is sad that a train mowed down pilgrims while they were crossing unmanned tracks in Bihar. Sadder still is the behaviour of the mob that assembled after the accident and brutally assaulted the train driver and set a dozen coaches on fire. The mob also ransacked offices and held railway staff hostage for several hours. This kind of violence and illegal behaviour of the mob is unacceptable, no matter what the circumstances. The fault was not entirely of the authorities. The clearance was given as the train did not have a stoppage at Dhamara Ghat, where the accident occurred. It appears the victims didnt follow the rules while crossing railway tracks. The question to be asked is: When people take risks by not following rules, can the authorities be held responsible It is now the duty of the concerned authorities to ensure that the law of the land is followed.