Terror attacks – My insight
One more attack was unleashed on our financial capital. In this 2008 itself we have seen several terrorist attacks all over the country. The interval in which all these attacks happened was quite alarming. Too much were happened from May 2008 but our government never took any serious action to curb the terror activities. The interest shown in giving the bail out packages to the Airline companies and slowing economic condition were not shown in the security of the nation. Mumbai attacks are the recent proofs. But now the big question is will the government learn from the mistakes made and increase the nation’s security or it will take some more terror attacks to wake it up from its deep sleep.
People were always stood united in case of any kind of attacks and there is no need for the leaders to tell about that. Each time some part of the nation was attacked these leaders have these standard statements like ‘This is an attack on the nation’, ‘People must stand united in this crisis time’ and ‘we must think beyond politics’. If we think what they have done beyond these statements was nothing. An all party meeting, cabinet meeting were all held even during the attacks happened before but whether they implemented what they have decided after the meetings. Everything was gone into the air just like a smoke. What people want from them were not the speeches but actions.
Mr.Shivraj Patil was resigned from his home minister post. If they say he was made his resignation because of his failure to stop the recent attacks on Mumbai, then this whole country will laugh. He has been presented with numerous occasions for resignation due to his inefficiency and he picked this one for his exit. Even after being in the office of home ministry for over 3 years he didn’t made any significant improvement for the security of the nation. NSA M.K.Narayanan must also vacate his office following the attacks by taking the responsibility for all the attacks happened until now. But these attacks were never deterred him and he was continuing in his post. Now Mr.P.Chidambaram was made as the new Home Minister. With only 4 months for the general elections we cannot expect much from him.
183 lives were lost including the police officers and NSG commandos. Persons like ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte, Major Unnikrishnan and Salaskar who held the highest positions were died in this battle between the terrorists. These are the people who put the safety of the people ahead of their lives. I have heard that the political parties were pasted posters in Mumbai in tribute to them. The same parties only questioned the investigation conducted by him and his integrity after the evidences were pointed out that there maybe involvement of some Sadhus. By doing this they have proved that they will do anything for the votes. Government must make sure that their families will not suffer much in financial basis. We have seen that has been happened to a family of a soldier who died fighting the terrorists during parliamentary attacks.
The news channels were showing each and everything happening at the place of fighting. By this they are indirectly helping the terrorists and the ones who are operating them. They are feeding the required news to them. They can say that that was their right but at the same time they must act sensibly at these times by thinking at the larger picture.
Terrorists were easily come through the sea and executed their plans. What our coastal guard officers have done during those times? As I already mentioned in my other article our intelligence system was not working properly. Else even after all those lapses in the last few months they didn’t functioned effectively. With all the evidences were leading to the conclusion that there is a involvement of Pakistan in the attacks Indian government must take some strong stand against them and make them to be co-operative in investigations. A diplomatic speech like what will happen to the relation between us, if we force them, will not help our cause, as we are losing the lives of innocent people every year to some fundamental rationalist group. Even the scenario in Pakistan was changing with they also being attacked by the terrorist groups. So they know what it will be like.
Now each and every citizen of our country has the feeling of insecure. They are not sure whether they are safe. So government must take all the required steps to bring back the peace in this country. Be it setting NSG hubs in all the metros or improving the security measures they must do them with immediate effect to prevent the further damage.