Another day, another set of blasts ripping apart the harmony of one of our cities, this time it was the capital itself, a series of blasts killing at atleast 20 people and injuring scores, the blasts rocked major commercial and shopping districts in the national capital region of Delhi. Innocent lives lost again and what the government can do is just condemn. Let’s look at what some of our politicians have to say about the blast
Sonia Gandhi – “dastardly” and act cowardice”. Those behind the blasts will not be spared and they have no place in civilized society (Ms Gandhi, we could do with more than just rhetoric)
Manmohan Singh – A PMO spokesman has said that the PM strongly condemns the serial blasts in the national capital this evening and appealed to the people to maintain calm. (For how long Mr. Singh, even though you have real intention of curbing terrorism, others in your party don’t share the same view)
Shivraj Patil – “Stringent punishment” to those behind the serial blasts in the national capital and appealed to people to unitedly thwart their nefarious designs”. Mr. Patil, your government has not cracked any blast case so far and has been unsuccessful in understanding, leave alone thrashing the terror network in the country. Your government is so feeble that it’s still pondering over whether to carry out the execution of Afzal Guru (man behind the parliament blasts), we have serious doubts over your ability to put into action what you are preaching.
What our country needs is a strong anti-terror framework that comprises of stringent laws like POTA coupled with a federal agency whose powers transcend regional boundaries. Why is the government shirking when it comes to implementing stronger laws, is it the fear of losing the support of the minority community? Why is the government letting vote bank politics come into the way of policies that are for the greater security of our country. These are tough questions which the government doesn’t have answers to, or does not want to answer them for obvious reasons.