Get your domestic act right, guys !
My simple hypothesis is “It’s not possible to bring one’s home down unless there is a mole within.”
No way it’s possible for anybody to spread this kind of terror in any foreign territory unless it has support in that country. One can certainly press the button on the remote control from across the border, but somebody physically has to plant the explosives in this country for remote control to be used. Does our administration really think that people are coming from across the border, studying the DNA of our cities, finding loop holes and then trying to exploit it? No way. People from across the border can, at best, only facilitate the entire process but executing this entire plan with this kind of precision - I think, only fools would like to believe that it’s done by foreign entities ONLY.
This brings me to my second point. Before we call for international attention to clear problems stemming out of a foreign land or a disputed territory, shouldn’t we try to first set our own house in order. We have been facing cross-border terrorism since independence. Going by the above hypothesis, there has been domestic support to these acts of terror. Aren’t 60 years long enough to at least clean one’s own house before crying out loud about the neighbor throwing rubbish in our backyard? We have banned SIMIs of the world due to security reasons. But having established them to be anti-social elements, what stops us from uprooting them. Why do we allow its leaders to go to media and openly support and defend their cause? Why don’t we punish them so hard that forget claiming leadership, nobody would even dare to talk about such organizations? Just to save so called ‘secular’ face of India. Just to protect vote banks. What kind of wisdom is this? Administration is to protect us or to destroy us? Is our administration so thick-skinned and insensitive that it can jeopardize civilians’ lives to protect vote banks & come to power?
And then on one not so fine day, when the terrorism shakes the system, the security agencies go to the Muslim localities and round up the suspects. Suspects could be a local tailor, a grocer, a baker or a butcher. Most of them are later released, having found them innocent. What message is our administration trying to convey to this community? Have they ever thought of the possible implications of such actions on the consciousness of this community? What faith would this instill in the minds of this community? Even if they don’t harbor any love for our neighbor, these acts certainly give them reasons, sufficient enough to hate India.
Noted lyricist & writer Javed Akhtar recently challenged these SIMI-types, who claim to be messiah of the community to contest elections. His hypothesis being they won’t garner even one percentage of the community’s votes for even the community doesn’t buy their philosophy.
So my dear Indian administrations, as per your records whoever these suspects are, please round them up for once and all. Put them through a thorough enquiry, and give the strictest of the punishment to those found guilty. And please let others live a life of an honorable Indian.
Before pointing your finger across the border, please get your domestic act right.