The Indian country has a glorious and memorable past with a notable escapade which is still being a revelation to other countries, which is our non-violent endeavor for Freedom, which was served to us in a platter by our great leaders who had the temerity to withstand the bloodthirsty bullets of the British brutes.
Our 62 year old history of freedom undoubtedly is gradually withering away as it has become a place for terror attacks owing to a poor and deficient security system. This statement is clearly proved by the frequent onslaughts and their magnitude in the consequent years from 2003 to 2007 including the recent Mumbai terror attack in Nov 2008. These brutal attacks are gradually defacing the face of our motherland; though this fact has been realized by every Indian, the Government is still denying permission to the states like Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan to pass their own anti – terror laws. This attitude of our Government remains anomalous, which has again shoved our people into a state of panic as India is constantly receiving alarms from the US government on the odds of another terror attack on our Nation.
The feasibility index for the foray to take place is high as the upcoming series of major holidays could provide terrorist groups an opportunity to stage an attack. The Nov 2008 Mumbai attack provided a vivid reminder that luxury hotels, malls and other crowded areas would be the main targets for the terrorist. We lost many of our citizens to the peckish wolves including numerous foreign casualties during the attack, and this has really created a substandard situation for the foreigners to enter our country. The American and Canadian Governments have warned their citizens who are flying to India to maintain a high level of vigilance and have asked them to avoid going to the highly crowded areas, to maintain their personal safety.
As the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure”, our nation has received sirens and now its time to take preventive measures to safeguard our people and nation from the wicked hands of terrorism. Our Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh has promised to strengthen the air and maritime security forces. It is also time for our government to have a radical relook at the anti terror laws because the law should not be so frail that it could embolden the terrorist groups to strike India without fear. The abolition of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) 2004 and the politicization of its anti terror response has left India with no effective central law to counter terrorism.
So as the terrorist groups are becoming technologically advanced and many are functioning with the active help of countries, it is imperative to take extraordinary efforts to tackle them to prevent our nation, our people and our beloved possessions from the scourge of terrorism.