High Time for India to Introspect and Reform


By

Simeon S. Simon
B.E, MBA
Senior Faculty
Management Studies
Prathyusha Institute of Technology and Management
Thiruvallur
 


Let the days pass by when we extolled ourselves and were self complacent. Let this be the time of deep introspection so as to realize where we stand before the state-sponsored terrorism. Let this incident of terrorism which waged war against Bombay and other places and the loss of innocent lives may humiliate us so that we may discern the exact reality of our standing in front of terrorism.

NOT WORDS BUT ACTION:

It is action what people want from politicians. ' Enough is enough 'is the feeling of our people. The country has seen the worst kind of terror strikes repeatedly in places like Bombay, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Assam and Jammu Kashmir and so on. Consequently lot of innocent lives was lost. This is the high time of awakening. Let us not slumber anymore. Let us wipe out the dust and rise up.  We could see the outburst of people of India--specially the people of Bombay and their feeling of insecurity and fear.

No wonder, there is some truth in their feeling of outrage.  True! It is the basic expectation of every human being in this world and the people of our land that they should be well protected. If there is a question mark over people security, the very existence of Government serves no purpose.

LATHI [WOODEN STICK] VS AK47:

How can we encounter terrorism which is equipped with modern technology with Lathi (Wooden stick) or even with rifle?  Let us understand at least now that we have to upgrade our system—to equip our police personnel with improved version of modern gadgets.  Lathi and out-dated rifle has no relevance to tackle modern day terrorism.  By this way we would loose more of our devoted and committed police officers as happened in Bombay

This is the high time we have to support our police personnel with modern amenities; time to upgrade our Army and Air force. We have learnt a lesson. Let us act swiftly.

WHAT IS DIVIDING OUR PEOPLE?

What is it that divides our people and oneness of our Indians?—is it terrorism?   Or are they our enemies?

No! Never!   It is the division within—not without! Are we not divided by caste feelings?

Feeling of Caste has devastated and ruined our country to the Uttermost.  Feeling of Caste has been injected into our blood stream.  We breathe caste and talk caste more often than any thing else. This has ruined our inward nerves and become like cancer. Evidently fighting, conflicts, factions, animosity, deep rooted hatred, dissentions, discord, fits of rage between people, and murders were the  ultimate repercussions.    Is it not a great divider of our country?  Let us repent.

RELIGION HAS NO TERRORISM:

Who can link terrorism with Religion?—absolutely not!   Religion has no relevance with terrorism. Either it is sheer madness of   belief that terrorism has some roots from religion or it is sheer fanaticism of practicing it. Can any sane person believe in killing   innocent people and still believe himself as a child of God?  Let no one deceive himself that he is serving god by involving in terrorism.  Terrorism is nothing but blood   sucking brutalism. Let us not mock any one and be mocked

DEAL WITH TERRORISM STRINGENTLY:

There cannot be any soft corner while dealing with terrorism.  Perpetrators of terrorism have to be spotted out wherever they are and brought to Justice and they should be held accountable irrespective of whoever they may be.  Due punishment has to be given without compromising. Delay in punishing the confirmed terrorists is as good as giving them freedom and liberty.  Our Judicial system should be so swift as to deal with terrorist cases and ensure that no one who is stained with such act should escape.

GENERATE A FOOLPROOF SYSTEM:

It is a   high time to strengthen our coastal surveillance and security system. Let us accept our intelligence failure   and go ahead with whatever has to be done.  Let us be vigilant, watchful and let us be equipped with all weapons of warfare against terrorism. 

If we feel that we are not equal to combat terrorism, let us go ahead one step further to seek international cooperation, leaving aside our self complacency

MEDIA PLAYS VITAL ROLE:

Media plays pivotal role in communicating message. Media should know that every one in this world is watching whatever has been shown in media—Public as well as   terrorists.  Media should not forget the fact that there is possibility even for terrorists to update themselves from media and can act accordingly, which may further complicate our decision making in dealing with vital matters.

In conclusion, let us love every one irrespective of caste or creed, language, or region.   Let us be free from bondage within and without. Let peace and joy bubble out from each and every one of our heart..
 


Simeon S. Simon
B.E, MBA
Senior Faculty
Management Studies
Prathyusha Institute of Technology and Management
Thiruvallur
 

Source: E-mail December 11, 2008

          

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