Friday, November 28, 2008

warzone mumbai... 26-28th november...


I am writing this post with a lump in my throat, tears in my eyes and extreme sadness in my heart as the terror in Mumbai enters its 46th hour..

This is all iv been seeing from the last two days, flipping from one news channel to another... a series of highly unfortunate events unfolding in the financial capital of India one after another....
leaving almost 150 people dead and more than 350 injured..

What has our country become??? a mere banana republic... is it?

The NSG forces, mumbai police, navy commandos have been fighting the terrorists from the past two days...
We know it will be over in a few hours... when the last terrorist at The Taj dies...

But there are deeper issues that need to be addressed...
Who is to be blamed for all this?

The police? who were informed by foreign investigative services about a possible attack but did nothing..
The so called 'foreign hand'? (I'm not blaming any country or any religion here, cos' terrorist will continue to exist.. it is the country which makes the decision if they want to be vulnerable towards such attacks... 9/11 changed they way US dealt with terrorism.. and there has been no major terrorist attack ever since)

who?
who is to be blamed???

Its the government...
And I'm not just talking about the current UPA coalition.. I'm talking about all the parties. ALL
every damn minister on this land has failed to do anything about terrorism.
all they do is hold high level meetings, and call press conferences and 'POLITICISE' terrorism.. by blaming the government at centre...
They choose to indulge in blame-game rather than doing something about the intelligence agencies of our country or bringing about police reforms...

The politics of the leaders has failed the State... the nation.. the people...
(p.s L.K Advani gave out statements that the PM and he were supposed to come on the same flight to mumbai, and even looked a bit sympathetic with what had happened.. but just when i thought this event will bring the parties and leaders together, BJP came out with a huge quarter page anti-govt Ad in all major national dailies.. And this is exactly how they'v failed the country)

26th november 2008, a sad day in the history of this country..
As much as it sounds cliched... but it is still the 'mumbai spirit n Delhi soul' which keeps us going...

2 comments:

santa phrase said...

Probably the first thing i understand is that we need to grow beyond the fact that its state sponsored terrorism...or rather think that when u call it state sponsored, often our politicians are party to make it so gross. Terrorism has no boundaries or religion, it is a face of satan, as any christian priest would preach...I commend the fact that you did something to express than mere switching the channel to MTV

yashasvi said...

i feel sometimes its very easy to blame politicians for everything..yes, they may be at fault, but theyre only the lawmakers.. the actual fault lies in the enforcement of these laws, corrupt police officials and babus are ruining the system, not just politicians...