Thursday, December 4, 2008

WHAT DO WE DO NEXT?

Well terrorists have ripped us apart and now we stand as a nation threatened by a variety of factors.As I choose to ponder as to why this situation has arisen I cant help but notice a few facts which make us so easy to be choosen as targets:

1. India has become a soft target .Foreigners like people from USA ,UK and Western Europe cant be targeted anymore  in their own country so they have started targeting the visiting foreigners in India.

2. Time and again it has been repeated and I sit here to say it once again we need a proper defence mechanism in place.US came up with Department of Homeland Security and the Act after the terror strikes.We need something surgical like that.I wouldnt term POTA because then I would stand to be viewed as biased to a party of a particular ideolouge.But we need better laws and better legislation.

3. The intelligence agencies need to have better coordination between them.We need better laws and also a few amendments in the constitution.The policy makers have to decide how to combat terrorism with a proper formula and a way to acheive the fastest response time instead of wasting valuable time in red tape mechanisms.

4. The general public has to decide in what way they want to take part in shaping the course of the nation.I mean we are a nation which gets irritated when we have to stand in a queue.We scold the policeman if he tries to check us because we are too busy .Plus we are arent Terrosists why should he check us ....Well that attitude has got to go if we want to survive.The police must be allowed to carry on their work.

5. There is no use shouting now that we dont  want politicians .Infact the constitution had given us enough resources to ask them question .How many of us have ever used an RTI act .All it takes is just 10 rupees to get a form and you can ask your local MLA just anything under the Sun ...have you ever done it?No its time we start using these tools.

6. The most important thing is to understand the very term Terrorism .Its main objective is to make us afraid make us beleive in anarchy and make us beleive we cant have respite .We have to show them that its not true we can fight back.But merely lighting a few candles wont solve the problem .What we need is a comprehensive startegy and a belive in the nation and the state.

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