Fighting terrorism: It's time India took lessons from the US

Written by: Nirmal Raibole
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Four years after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, India is still playing the perfect host to Amir Ajmal Kasab in trying to give its lone survivor a fair trial, while the world saw terror head Osama bin Laden leave for his heavenly abode when he messed up with the US for bringing their country to a stand still after the 9/11 attacks. Government's promises and plans to bolster the security in the country in the interest of its citizens never materialized. The country still stands where it was in this regard.

What comes as a shame to the country is the fact that US has announced a $10 million bounty on Hafiz Saeed, the man who is alleged to have spun notorious webs of plot and conspiracy against India, while he continues to enjoy a leisurely life in Pakistan, despite India having strong evidences against him for his role in the 26/11 attacks.

Isn't the fact that Saeed's anti-Indian rallies in Pakistan attended by hundreds enough for our country to vent anger on its enemy. Why does India always have to take a backseat over issues that deserve grave attention? 

"There cannot be any peace while India remains intact. Cut them, cut them so much that they kneel before you and ask for mercy” and “India has shown us this path. We  would like to give India a tit-for-tat response and reciprocate in the same way by killing the Hindus, just like it is killing the Muslims in Kashmir," remains one of Hafiz's famous speech against India. 

According to a news report, "Hafiz Saeed is a very protected individual in Pakistan."

The series of attack on Indian soil, be it the Delhi High Court blast or the attack on the Israeli Embassy by extremist groups and government's stand to defend itself every time claiming there is no intelligence failure, only highlights the huge security lapse in the country.

India continued to fail in the eyes of its public when it let go off three terrorists during the Kandahar airplane hijack, which again threw light on the government's inability to secure the release of its passengers. US in this regard, has surely projected its seriousness in its fight against terrorism and invested more in their intelligence, while Indians continue to pay the price for the government's lackadaisical attitude.

India's intelligence agencies also went for a toss when they failed to see the upcoming tragedy that was in store for the country-1993 Mumbai blast conspired by the most wanted don, Dawood Ibrahim, 'who came, saw and conquered' what he wanted and is now living away in the lap of luxury in Pakistan, allegedly conspiring against India with China.

Our country which has been a victim to series of terror attacks has never learnt its lessons hard. Its time that India gets over its teething troubles when it comes to tackling terrorism in the country.

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