Young MPs respond to the Mumbai Tragedy-Anant Kumar Hegde, MP, 41 years
Anant Kumar Hegde, MP, 41 years
Such citizen outrage is justified and necessary. Politicians are corrupt and something needs to be done about that. In all the recent bombings, especially the one in Mumbai, response for relief and tackling the terrorists was extremely delayed. Moreover, when commandos went in they were ill-prepared for the situation. Both - lack of preparedness and delayed decision making - caused the situation to exacerbate more than necessary. Politicians of this country have not fulfilled their mandated role of policymakers but have been working in their own personal interests.
The media too has been most irresponsible in these situations and have engaged in furthering their own image and opinions.
A federal agency needs to be set up to tackle terrorism. This should be autonomous and outside the purview of the government since all political parties are equally responsible for the recent happenings.
Politicians and media need to be subject to some sort of controls since both have demonstrated irresponsible behaviour, especially in times of crises.