Reality Check India

Blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on July 26, 2008

Two serial blasts in two days.

An inept central government – and helpless state governments.

Same media stories.

More lamenting about complete lack of progress in the past seven blast cases.

What can be done to change the state of affairs ?

Allow this to become a central election issue.

Are you crazy ? The mass of people who vote on big ticket issues has been compacted to irrelevance.

Thanks for stealing my line. But it is possible to salvage the situation.

How ?

You know how, if you have been reading this blog.

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  1. reason said, on August 3, 2008 at 11:19 am

    are you following the Jammu movement? I am surprised that this has sustained for so many days. and I am happy.

  2. B Shantanu said, on August 4, 2008 at 7:59 am

    RC: Here are a few ideas on what can be done…Would love to hear your views:

    Anyways, for whatever they are worth, here are my 7 suggestions to tackle this menace (in no particular order):

    The Political Will

    Effective Policing and Intelligence Coordination

    The role of the “middle class”

    The role of the Muslim community

    The role of Pakistan

    Better Legislation

    The Ideological Challenge

    More in my latest post: http://satyameva-jayate.org/2008/08/01/tackling-terrorism/

  3. realitycheck said, on August 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    reason,

    Yes – kind of.

    The conditions for these fires are the same. The asymmetric treatment of Indian citizens. The complicit media run by a pampered and inbred coterie. The ultimate defenders are those who pretend to analyze situations in a scholarly manner – while ignoring the obvious.

    Someone on the blogosphere exclaimed that “these issues have to be fought politically, not via the courts”. Guess what ? This is what a political streetfight looks like.

    The decision of the government to revoke the land transfer to the Amarnathji Board is deplorable. The yatra only lasts for two months. In fact permanent structures should be constructed with heating.

    Isn’t it ironic that Kashmiri muslims, whose motives have always been suspect are worried about “demographic changes” ?

  4. realitycheck said, on August 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Shantanu,

    I will read your post and get back to you.

    The only way to make the fight against terrorism work in a country that votes (note I did not use the “democracy” word) – is to make it an issue on which votes are cast.

    I think you agree with me when I say, these blast mean ZILCH for most of the political formations.

    That has to change.


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