By Jasjit gill :
We are being considered as a state with a soft underbelly but why!
The need of the hour is that we need not only to present a united face to the terrorism or but really feel united and change our basic attitude to this menace. We need to feel for others, we need to feel for fellow Indians on the street. we need to be careful of our immediate surroundings,we need to be vigilant about what others who are close to us in street are doing or acting, we need to watch others more carefully than we are doing now a days. This attitude is that we are very happy if we have a non interfering attitude.We need to remember that discreet interference and observation will save us and others .No longer we can say “what to me’ or ‘What to us if he is doing this?’ We need to be nosy given the present scenario of global terrorism especially the people who live in Metros and big cities where it is known fact that a neighbour generally does not know his neighbour. In modern terrorism environment this fashion statement that I am non interfering kind will not work. We need to help our int agencies by giving them all kind of inputs. It will be better to be embarrassed once a while suspecting a terrorist action rather than be the target of one such crime against our very being.It is time heads must roll at the bureaucratic level where the intelligence failure has occurred mere politics on statements on who said what will not work. Some Leaders like Mr Rahul Gandhi have spoken plain truth and candidly .
What is wrong when he says 1% terror plans will get through if the terrorists have the intent despite our best efforts at security and active surveillance. It is reality check time for us as a nation. We must remember a lone assassin got through to President of USA Mr Reagan despite their best efforts on security and so did 9/11 perpetrators.
As it is the policing strength and citizen numbers to be protected ratio is far below the expected levels . To sort out this gap one suggestion is that we need to focus on the civil society or common citizen participation to fill this gap. We all must become soldiers for our nation to safeguard national interests which are being undermined by such inimical forces with their cowardly actions. Active citizens with a little training in surveillance can keep an eye on the terrorist elements which will make their immediate residence and work environs safe and make things extremely difficult for the terrorists to carry out their nefarious designs.
We as nation need to carry out overt operations to destroy capabilities and carry out covert operations to nail and destroy the perpetrators or ready in stock terrorists. An active sate is always feared as compared to a nation which hands over the terrorists in exchange of hostages. The special forces with full national support must take out certain elements detrimental to our interests where they might be.
We also need to bring in some laws quickly to sort out delays in our law dispensing procedures especially those dealing with terror related crimes. Our enemies are targeting us because we are having a very parochial approach to things dealing with our security because we are divided on religion , political,language and caste lines. Time is here and now to reassert the spirit of ONE INDIA- all others issues are below NATIONAL SECURITY AND HONOUR