I express my emotions for the series of tragic events that took place on 26 Nov and the days to follow. These feelings have been an amalgamation of anxiety and anger altogether. Even though exams were due in a couple of days we took up every chance to be in front of the TV and hear news about whats happening. What happened then, we all know.
I specially want to condole the losses that have incurred. I talk of losses that aren’t repairable or repayable, that lie in mind and souls. those are forgotten by historians and yet mark the change and act as the lifeline of society.Those 2 days, some have been unfortunate to lose their dearest ones and we have been unfortunate to bear an act like this on our soil. I feel at this juncture one must name them as Martyrs of Nation. Special accolades to the security personal and late police officers who acted to their duties and have raised the head of the Motherland. Although one may feel I am saying all this as a hypocrite and would not understand the loss, I feel I could relate to one’s losing some dear one.
From the past fortnight our nation has seen a time it hasn’t seen from a long time. The long peace march in Mumbai, the outburst of public sentiment, the cohesiveness of the Government and the opposition in action, the way we have shown our maturity and great values in dealing with Pakistan and International community and of course the way we have dealt with the recovery. This biggest attack on the nation from a foreign soil has brought the above actions to act in our favor in disguise.
I feel a little embarrased by the way the electronic media specially has covered the whole incident. Well the issues like classified operations, sensivity of the issue and the fact that making speculations too hard and too vague at a very premature time is dangerous both for the society as well external affairs. Rightly so i agree with the govt and public that the media should be curtailed and have restrictions on during this type of operations.
I again applaude the way the Govt has gone about handling the situation and think that War eventually should be the option that could be considered at the last, not to avenge but prove a point that we are not weak, meek or a dummy. The fact that no country should interfere in the issues related to naitonal interest or even mediate between Us and Pakistan has been voiced loud and clear which is right. The last week in parliament where the Anti Terror bill was kept and passed within a few days and the fact that all voices echo together is a good sign for us. Rarely have I seen a unanimity and similar tripartisan views in the Parliament. If you get time, do have a look at the speeches made by Mr LK Advani (www.lkadvani.in), Mr. Chidambaram and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.( The debates you can get on www.loksabha.gov.in ). We aren’t a piece of wood which is being eaten by termites( alias the internal problems.), we can unite a bigger enemy, an enemy which is no state but a disease, a phenomenon known as Terrorism.