Let’s shatter the myth that confidence building measures can stamp out seed of hatred from the heart of enemy.The tale becomes sorrier since UPA government,being trapped in inherent contradictions,lacks a concrete agenda to combat terrorism. To put it simply a strong line of action and determination to bulldoze the breeding grounds of terrorism are the only ways to ensure peace and stability in the nation.In retrospect,it’s time to for the government to rise above dirty politics played in the name of welfare of the minorities.The flawed policies of inept and corrupt leaders have turned India into a soft state.The problems like Naxalism and terrorism have spiraled out of control because of lack of vision in leaders at the helm of affairs.
Worse,there is little hope,the way appeasement game has come to dictate the state of affairs,that government would stamp out anti-national elements from its land.It’s obsession for welfare of minorities has tied the hands government in framing policies for evacuation of illegal migrants in Assam and West Bengal.This has encouraged ISI to take advantage of chaos and confusion prevailing in the Indian subcontinent.It would be foolhardy to expect present government to carve a tough line of action .
The death of innocent people should by now give rise to sense of disillusionment in the hearts and minds of those who believe that anti-national elements could be curbed via display of benevolence.Yes,life goes on but it does not mean to become obvious of the lessons it offers through tragic incidents or,for that matter,absolve the perpetrators of such heinous crimes.
It’s still not too late to realize that Pakistan is like a horse which needs to be whipped from time to time to keep it in a desirable direction.Let’s accept the harsh truth that the continuance of dialogue with Pakistan has not resulted in downfall in terrorist activities.Let’s not commit the blunder to pursue a soft policy towards a nation adept in treacherous means,to an extent that even bus or train services started to Pakistan have turned out to be mediums to plant terrorists in India.There is no need for government to have a green signal from its Western counterparts which,given the conflict of interests, is never going to come. However,government needs to rise above its inherent contradictions to frame a comprehensive policy to weed out jehadi elements. It’s the absence of ‘collective will’ within the nation,which has encouraged the agents of al Qaeda to assault the integrity of nation.Unless we come to tame the silent supporters of jehadi operatives in the nation,it wouldn’t be easy to curb the treacherous influence of foreign aided terrorists .At least it should become clear to Pakistan there is no scope for it to spell disaster in India via Salahuddins and Dawoods .
Had India taken bold steps to eliminate people involved in weakening internal security,supported by strict laws, it would have provided sigh of relief not only to commoners but also to security men now forced to live on the edge all the time.How can we claim to be on the road to development when ordinary citizens are being subjected to dog’s life,being vulnerable to terrorist attack almost anywhere,anytime?It has become a routine thing for our rulers to deliver contradictory statements during critical moments either to shrewdly defend the culprits, owing to their nexus with minorities , or buy time to defuse the tension .It’s really tragic that our Prime minister cannot do anything other than asking people to remain calm or speak about “tough measures ” which we all know are not going to surface as long vote-bank politics rules the roost.Only God knows when this realization is going to dawn on our rulers that neither foreign help nor knee-jerk reactions but determined approach with hard-core strategies will alone provide its citizens opportunity to reckon with real peace.At present,it has become their fate to intercept illusory peace as the real one !
The ideal way to bring right changes would come through the electorate who need to be judicious in electing their representatives for the highest posts . Let our voters become conscious of the fact that group of right men/women alone can put the nation back on tracks.Certainly one can’t expect people immersed neck deep in corruption to shape the future of nation in a desired way .