When somebody doesn't do their duty over and over again in an office - what happens to them? They get fired. When a businessman doesn't perform and do his work, what happens? His company goes into losses and he goes bankrupt.
But what happens when our government doesn't offer basic security to its citizens? Over and over again, we accept a government that doesn't care about the security of its citizens. It is very sad that over and over again our fellow brothers and sisters are blown up because of a lack of security. It makes me very upset, when I see people talking about how 'strong' and 'resilient' Mumbai is. It isn't - ask the families who have lost loved ones. Ask people who have lost their hands and legs in terrorist attacks. People go to work the next day - because work is part of our life - but that doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean we are immune to terrorist attacks. Yes, they are winning the war by killing our people. Till we don't accept their is a problem, how are we going to solve it?
Any politician who feels that there isn't a problem - should think about how they would feel if their wife, children or loved ones were at Dadar or Zaveri Bazaar when the blasts took place. Just because they live in gated communities with Z-Plus security - it doesn't mean everything is alright. If they feel security is so good, they too should get rid of their security troops and police cars following them. Why don't they?
According to any religion - it is a greater sin to tolerate evil than to do evil on others. God doesn't want his children to be scare and afraid of evil, He wants us to fight it. When we are quiet about terrorist attacks and pretend it is nothing - it is a big sin. To be honest I don't care if the next day the Sensex/NIFTY bounce up or down after a terrorist attack- if human life has no value. What is the use of wealth - if you can't enjoy it with your loved ones?
What has our government learned since 26/11? Why are terrorists like ajmal kassab and afzal guru still alive? It is high time India stops being a soft state. I'm sure, that today if any ordinary citizen was given power to rule this country for even a single day he or she would first ensure that terrorists and terrorism is destroyed. Throughout history a ruler, needs to first ensure security and safety of citizens. If the ruler doesn't, people take things in their own hands. The ruler is removed - and the enemy is destroyed.
I don't care about politicians or politics. But in this hour, our politicians should rise up to be leaders. If they can't still realize that I think each one of them should be fired. We at the moment are a country of NO Intelligence - only FAILURE. Instead our politicians are saying there was no intelligence failure.
Let us all keep our eyes and ears open to people who we feel are suspicious. If you think someone is a potential terrorist do not hesitate even for a moment to call your local police. I have done this in the past and noticed that the police force indeed does respond quickly. Also ensure you keep your eyes and ears open to people who support terrorists even in ideology. You never know what their motives are, complain about them immediately. Even if the opposite person isn't a terrorist at least you have done your duty. It is better to be safe and sorry.
God has given us a mind in order to use it.
Let us pray to those who lost their lives. May God bless their souls and may the Almighty give strength to their families and loves ones.