Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Terror strikes again...

I do not wish to Die. Let me live fearlessly.

If I feel this way, you can not blame me. You can not call me paranoid. 

I understand well, this is no time for blame game. But it surely is a time to take a stock of the situation objectively. It is a high time I exercise my right to live peacefully, fearlessly and hold people answerable and accountable who we elected in power.

You need to look at how well prepared our security and intelligence agencies are?  

Are they well trained? Are they well experienced? Are they well prepared to deal with terror and terrorists? These are many questions raised when we are exposed to terror attacks so easily. 

The news reports saying, the handlers are based in India and have their network well organized. 

This is a serious concern and it becomes more so because hundreds of Bangladeshis and Pakistanis are crossing the borders and settling in Indian cities. Because India is a safe heaven for them. Some are coming through official channels and simply not returning back to their country of origins. Where do they go and settle? In every investigation, it is found that the terrorists plans were executed with the help of local net work  who are based in India and providing all support from making explosives till planting them at selected places. Pune blast  investigation is pointing the same. 26/11 too was a similar story and all previous terror attacks too, received a local support.

Now the bigger questions need answers are....  

why our intelligence fails every time to nab the culprit? How is it that the  US intelligence is ahead, quick and gets to know to warn us of possible terror plans well in advance?

In Pune Blast case too, we had received intelligence information from US, our Home Minister claims and further states that the same was passed on to Government of Maharashtra. That is State Home Ministry and CM.  Now the questions need to be answered are...

What was the State government doing after receiving the information? What action plan was drawn to safeguard lives, places? 

I read in the print media that Home Ministry said, information received about possible Terror attacks  was sketchy, vague and not clear? But Pune, Mumbai names were mentioned in the intelligence reports and also areas like Osho Ashram. If this is true.

Why was it that our own intelligence could not take the leads seriously and dig-in for more information?

We criticize US immigration style of handling visitors if we are stopped at their entry points and questioned as a rule and law of the land. That may sound to some Indians  paranoid approach  or a sort of harassment but, because they are damn serious,  and 9/11 has taught them a very costly lesson, they do not take chances. They do not wish to loose one single life in terror attack anymore.  They take security of their citizens and country seriously and if required willing to go all out in their defense because they consider...

IT is a WAR against their country and US citizens. And so, they just want to finish their enemy. No talks. No discussions. No debates.

Here in India, surprisingly, the Minister says on Camera, this type of small incidents will keep happening. You really can't stop such attacks. You need not make a big issue of such small incidents? Can you beat it?? With this kind of attitude, can they ever fight Terror head on? Can they ever provide security to common people on the roads?  The political class of today is become shameless. Do you believe with this attitude they can provide you and me safety.


I have said this before and will say it again. Unless you treat this like a war like situation, You will NEVER  succeed in your efforts.  Unless you punish your attackers, you will never win this war. Unless you display Iron will, you will never ever stop the enemy. Hang them. Kill them. Crush them. The only approach to teach them never try to push your luck with us.

Throw the illegal immigrants out

Scan them to find out who have links with outside handlers. Nab them. Punish them severely that the others will not have the guts to ever dream of setting a foot on Indian soil.  Those politicians who support them to create vote banks for themselves and settle them on Indian soil, declare them traitors, unpatriotic and put them behind the bars.

Corruption at all levels is major cause why illegal immigrants settle. For 50 and 100 Rs you can get a ration card. You can get birth certificates. You can get passports.

There is an urgent need for Identity cards for every citizen 

YES!  it is a must.  We have been only talking about it and discussing. Again a political game is being played and for many years we could not do it. Millions of rupees so far are spent and millions must have been pocketed by ministers. The political will is lacking. The reason is,  political parties are engaged in building their vote banks in all slums. The slums are protected by politicians for their own political gains. Who cares for the terror attacks? The political class moves with Z security and has nothing to worry. It is the amm aadmi whose life is at stake. He /she leaves in the morning for work and not sure will get to see the family.  Family is not sure either. What a life?

Some one lost a young son, a daughter, wife. father, mother, brother, sister, who cares?

But I do. I am a man on the street. I am a common man who travels in train and Bus. If I die, nobody will loose anything. It will not make a dime of a difference to this government or any politician.

But my family will suffer like many families are suffering. Just like the next door one.  I will talk against this corrupt system. I will talk against non performing government.  I will talk against incompetent ministers. 

Because I do care.

If you care for your life, do say so here in support. It will inspire many others and may be we can change the system.  

And I truly believe we can.

Ajay Angre
Author, Writer, Publisher