This refers to the report “Pakistan launches operation against banned organisation” ( Dec. 9). The lone terrorist — captured in India after the Mumbai attack — who has named the mastermind, is no doubt a prize catch. The raid and the capture of militants are only a concrete expression of Pakistan’s response to intense international […]
The strikingly demonstrated power and potential of the emerging phenomenon of the Citizen Journalist suggests a simple, inexpensive and effective answer to our crying need for ground-level intelligence. Why can’t the constable, who constitutes the bulk of the manpower in the police force, and who lives and works within the community, be equipped and trained […]
As a security consultant who has worked overseas for 25 years, I am stunned at the callous, unprofessional and totally disorganised security response to a situation such as the Mumbai terror attack. I can understand politicians trying to divert public attention by blaming Pakistan, which has never been a friend. It is well known that […]
Terror has no heart. But we have to live with it. We need to make some changes in our way of life. We must overcome differences of religion, caste, region, etc., and vote for candidates on merit. We should cooperate with the authorities in maintaining tight security, and inform the police of suspicious characters and […]
The live coverage of the tragedy on television was chaotic. It was evident that the news channels were competing among themselves with each one of them claiming that “we are the first to have this news or enter the area.” The media should behave in a way that helps those who are performing their duty. […]
India’s unity and integrity cannot be harmed by cowardly terror attacks on innocent people. Every patriotic citizen should salute the security personnel who died fighting the terrorists.
P. Linga Reddy, Nalgonda …(Read Further)
The army, the police and the NSG deserve our gratitude for ending the terrorist siege in Mumbai. Having said that, one wonders how a dozen terrorists could land in Mumbai by sea, walk into two prominent five-star hotels, a restaurant, hospital and a busy railway terminal with AK-47s and bombs and start firing at innocent […]
The most spectacular fight back to the Mumbai attacks was led by the Mumbai police - at the CST railway station and the D.B. Marg station. In the face of heavy firing from AK-47s, they valiantly fought back with their self-loading rifles, pistols and lathis.
And the policemen of D.B. Marg station captured a fidayeen […]
The Mumbai terror attack was a slap in our face. We cannot blame the government alone because in a big country like India, it is difficult to check every individual entering or leaving a city. Besides, the terrorists were a motivated lot which was evident from what we saw last week — they did not […]
There is one word that is being flashed repeatedly on our television screens with respect to the Mumbai attacks — Pakistan. As a young citizen, I am afraid of the direction my anger is taking. Afraid, because I see that as a people we seem to have developed a gut-level violent reaction to that word. […]