Life is back to normal in Mumbai even though anger remains in everyone’s heart. Each and every citizen we talked wants justice this time. “Enough is Enough” is what the people have been saying and further adding that the politicians who have ignored the warnings, have taken each attack so lightly should not be asked to resign, should be penalized to work hard and find a solution, interesting huh!
A Taxi Driver in Mumbai said “Patil pehle istifa kyu nahin diya jab Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur mein Dhamaka Hua. Pehle de deta aur koi achcha minister aata toh Mumbai Dhamaka toh nahin hota.. (Why didnt Mr. Shivraj Patil offered resignation before when we had blasts in Bangalore, Delhi and Jaipur. Had he offered his resignation then and a able minister taken his post the Mumbai Attacks would have been averted)”. One said “Minister ko toh dugna kaam karwao and agar next time dhamaka hoga toh unko face karne do (Ministers should work double hard now and if at all there is blast next time they should face it (and not NSGs))”. Probably anger against the politicians is at its peak now!
However, the big question is – Why is every time there is a blast we get news that intelligent warning was ignored”. On Mumbai Attacks, can we ask the Government, who was that BLESSED FACE who ignored such important warning? Shouldn’t that person or department be criminally prosecuted. Doesn’t that department or person know we have had paid HUGE PRICE in terms of lives and property in the past ignoring those warnings?
FIA (federal Investigation Agency) was due to setup in the year 2002 and because of the opposition from State Governments that was never implemented. Why? Some said like POTA law, FIA will be misused and it will intrude into the power of the local police. What a SHAMEFUL justification! Now, where are those State Government Hiding? Do you have any answers now?
It will take a while for people to heal the wound, but the scar, the terror, the nightmare will haunt for years to come. Ultimately we have learnt a big lesson from this blast – even a small warning or report should not be ignored, ministers and security agencies should be doing their jobs correctly and one mistake can cause HUGE disaster.
Further, we just cannot rely on the security agencies, ministers. We ignore many suspicious activities and movement, which if taken seriously might avert some problems.
Though we are not the best person to advise what steps should be taken, here are some thoughts: