Thursday 25 September 2008
Terrorism is under siege. The recent encounters followed by arrests linking to Delhi, Ahmadabad Serial blasts had shown the hidden potential of our policemen. We have also lost a sincere officer in addition to the toll of deaths by terrorists inside our nation. The arrests and further information from them exposed the approach of terrorists’ hands. They penetrated into the educational institutes, corporate organisations; IT firms, where people who are building blocks of country’s overall growth are present.
But in some where in my mind a doubt arises about all these so called exposure of power of police. This reminds me a movie story where because of the pressure from media, ministry, and public police encountered some innocent Muslims, and during course one officer opposes and he will also be killed. Finally police gets public applause and the killed officer will be treated as martyr. I wish this has not become true now. Otherwise another blast may be waiting to realise this to us.
The arrested persons who police claim that are terrorists are mainly students of Jamia Islamic University. One of them is a MBA student and during the blast he was writing an exam. Parents of almost all the arrested claim that there children are innocent. Not only parents even the neighbours also are not accepting the arrests. Now even the college is battling for them. Over a single night they made to confess and also further details were gathered from them. If they are terrorists how can these happen so fast?
I really do not wish to doubt the brave work of police. Many times the effort of policemen will be suppressed and neglected by politicians and media while their fallouts are exposed for getting publicity. Also they are not equipped with high quality and latest modern technologies and weapons to counter the modern terrorists or any other criminals. Inspite of all these circumstances police have managed to create a confidence in securing us from terrorists. The lawmakers are still in dilemma over making a stringent law against terrorism. Even though people like A.P.J Kalam asked for powerful law to save nation, government is arguing for human rights for terrorists!! Of late government has understood the ground realities of security and intelligence agencies and is taking some steps in bringing a common platform for both with latest technology support. Hope that will discourage the far higher tech trained terrorists!!
But if the movie story becomes true then all these will lead to increase the strength of “I hate India”. The attitude of suspecting every Muslim as terrorist will not make our nation happy. It adds to more hatred between religions and our nation will loose the respect of being mother of all the religions on earth caring them equally with love.
However at the same time this should not stop government from putting a strong law against terror and also direct action against them. Every big nation is having such laws. It is unfortunate that because of politics terror attacked states like Gujarat; Rajasthan, UP are not having laws which Maharashtra government is utilizing for control of terror. If central government does not agree with what the state government proposed then they should form a nationwide common law against terror. Secondly activities of SIMI, IM, LeT etc who are brainwashing to create demons to humanity are to be stopped by bringing the change in teachings in Madrasas, Mosques. Government needs to take such effective and constructive actions which can bring backward Muslims in main stream of our nation instead of vote bank oriented quota system. Love, Respect, Follow your religion and same time let other also do the same with their religion. Humanity is not for any religion.
Hatred can not save humanity. We have to kill the thought of terrorism.
But truth is God also can not save us. With the Home Minister like Shivraj Patil who is more concerned of changing clothes during blast effected hours, and openly tells about his confidence of “blessing” from madam what else can we expect? Now one more portfolios been created just to eat more tax money of us in the name of Internal Security Ministry. Then what for home minister post is there?
It is not that Muslims have choosen India rather than any other Muslim Nation to live. It is their county also. They also have to be involved with nation growth as every citizen of a nation does. From years we are living together. Now if somebody from outside is trying create hatred between us that should not be entertained by all of us. The thought that "India has given to Muslims" or "Muslims have served India" , both should not treated as Give and Take business. It is duty of each citizen to serve the nation and nation cares the citizen. Such mentallity are to be promoted.
Humanity is ultimate religion.
Kill the Thought of Terrorism Not Muslims!!
Pangala Nagendra Rao