The Home Minister, today said, that the Centre ‘knew’ about that blasts were going to take place in Delhi. But of course, since the information was not complete no action could be taken! Not even alerting the police to monitor crowded areas, inform shopkeepers to be on the lookout. This statement of course is nothing but a political gimmick to respond to Modi’s (equally gimmicky) claim to have informed the government about an impending attack. Does Shivraj Patil realise that his job comes with the responsibility of protecting people’s lives ? Does he realise how pathetic it sounds when after every attack, our government comes out and says, errrr, we knew that there was going to be an attack but we just did not when and where !!! You know who else knows that there was going to be an attack, 1130 million Indians. But unlike you, they dont have a 100 armed men to protect their precious lives.
Personally, I dont think there is much the government can do to stop these attacks in the short term. Think about how easy it is to climb aboard a crowded local in Mumbai, and leave a suitcase full of explosives there. I shudder to think of the scene inside a Mumbai local, with every passenger scouring his neighbour, to see if he/she is carrying his/her death. The terrorist groups have a dedicated, angry group of recruits to wreak havoc across the country. In the long term, uplift and justice for Muslims has to be a must, if for nothing else but cutting down the recruiting base for these organizations. I dont see what strict laws can achieve, the police are helpless anyways.
But it looks like the Bajrang Dal is hell bent on creating Christian terrorists too.