Dance of death in our premier political families

The dastardly assassination of Benazir Bhutto today underlines how bloody deaths have become the common theme of the premier political families of Pakistan and India, two countries born within two days of each other, over the blood of a million innocent people.

1979: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, hanged by Zia Ul Haq regime

1980: Shahnawaz Bhutto, killed in suspicious circumstances in France

1980: Sanjay Gandhi, killed mysteriously in a glider crash

1984: Indira Gandhi, shot dead by Sikh bodyguards in her home

1991: Rajiv Gandhi, shot dead killed by LTTE suicide bomber in an election campaign

1996: Mir Murtaza, shot dead in police encounter

2007: Benazir Bhutto, shot dead by suicide bomber in an election campaign