July 22, 2011

Ever wondered why, while attacks in Mumbai keep happening, another 9/11 has not happened in the US?

Mumbai has become a living example of how terrorists can come at their will, kill hundreds of innocents, destroy property worth hundreds of crores, instill a state of perpetual fear in those who manage to survive and thereby blatantly spit on the face of Indian sovereignty, time and again. And the best that we can do is offer condolences for the aggrieved, and wait for the next blast to happen. No doubt, we have attained a state of shameless vulnerability and have almost epitomised it. And that is the reason why since the last few years, the incidence of terror attacks has not only seen an unprecedented surge, but has become increasingly blatant, gory and on the face. It is as if a blast or two a year has almost become an annual ritual. And every such blast also blows away into pieces the resolve that our government had taken during the previous attack – calling it a bold step against terror. And the saga continues...

The matter of the fact is that today, not only do we lack political will and stringent comprehensive laws to counter terrorism, our law enforcement agencies don’t even have a proper clue about the same. So much so, the terrorists are better versed about the loopholes in the existing anti-terror laws and abuse it to the hilt. And why shouldn’t they – not only are our laws old and crying to be updated, but they are also laden with loopholes. In spite of trapping the actual culprits, these laws have been used more to settle political and personal scores. Take for instance the Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act, better known as POTA, which was used by law enforcement agencies more to arrest people who were innocent rather than actual terrorists. The abuse and misuse of the law was so rampant that the law, for sometime, had to be repealed. For the uninitiated, this law was on the lines of UK’s Prevention of Terrorism Act and America’s PATRIOT Act. However, unlike our law, their laws strengthened the anti-terror operations and aided the counter-terrorism cell.
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6 comments:

Kathan Shukla said...

A very interesting article: How India can tackle terrorism from Pakistan: http://globiansperspective.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-can-india-tackle-terrorism-from.html

PRAKASH IIPM said...

awesome sir..would like to tell you to write something about the current education system...pls..because in order to develop our nation and mentality we fist have to educate all the section in good manner..so please write something abt the corrupt education policy system in india..and focus on better education system in future...

Ravindra Kulkarni said...

Dear Arindam,
Are you really serious and dare to think Beyond then I would request you to go through the proposal given by " Arthakranti". Please log on to http://www.arthakranti.org/

Aravind S said...

This is good. Are we looking at our system? Can a common man provide any missing links of passport operandi in the system to right place?

sailaxmi said...

no wonder....everyone knows that this attacks happen due to not providing proper security to the State. Terrorist come through Ship Across Ocean...and our govt. instead of knowing everything wait for another attack....after blaming each other...

sailaxmi said...

please bomb the parliment and kill some leaders.after 1year india can reach the top with america and china. WE NEED YOUNG BLOOOOOOOOOD, ITS YOUNG INDIA, give retirement to all politicians above 60, they cannot take bold, correct decisions........

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