MPs respond to Mumbai terror Attacks- Thupstan Chhewang
The anger being directed at politicians is not completely unjustified. After all, some careless remarks by soe senior politicians have hurt the sentiments of many people. However, one should not make general statements about the entire political class. Politicians are the representatives of the people and are very much a part of the society. I am from Ladakh and these situations are something we have to deal with so often. TIme and again we have raised concerns over national security but very little has been done. With neighbours like China and Pakistan the situation is always fragile and volatile.
Ours is a vibrant democracy, yet we ahve been almost anarchic when it has come to issues over law and order and national security. It is time we woke up and formulated strong policy to tackle terrorism. Aggressive steps are necessary to ensure that perpetrators of such violence do not have a freehand. Each of us has a role and responsibility and must fulfil this to ensure our democracy is functional. Blaming one and other will not solve our problems and nor will it let us live in peace.