China Non Grata:
Governments may have constraints in reacting promptly but people have no such constrains in reacting.
The Delhi Hotel and Guest House Owners Association (Dhurva) has taken a major decision today on the demand for boycott of Chinese goods by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAT). In view of the nefarious antics of China, it has been decided that henceforth no Chinese person will be entertained in Delhi’s hotel and guest houses. Delhi has about 3000 budget hotels and guest houses with about 75 thousand rooms.
While giving this information today, the General Secretary of Delhi Hotel and Guest House Owners Association said that due to the way China is dealing with India and the manner in which it has brutally massacred soldiers, all over Delhi there is an anger among hoteliers. At a time when CAT has campaigned for boycott of Chinese goods across the country, Delhi’s hotel and guest house businessmen will participate enthusiastically. In view of this, we have decided that henceforth no Chinese person will be entertained in any budget hotel or guest house in Delhi.
It may be noted that this association does not represent five star hotels in Delhi. Presently this move is symbolic as international travelling has not yet resumed but it tells the way forward for China in India.
My conspiracy theory:
It started about two years ago in 2018 when a terror module was busted in western U.P. resulting in recovery of large number of guns, explosives, IEDs, timers etc. What was its connection with New Delhi? Most of the persons who were picked up by National Intelligence Agency handling terrorism in India, were residents of Jafrabad New Delhi. See this old tweet:
ANI (@ANI) Tweeted:
IG NIA: Searches have been conducted in Delhi’s Seelampur and UP’s Amroha, Hapur, Meerut and Lucknow. Large quantities of explosive material, weapons and ammunition including a country made rocket launcher have been recovered so far. https://t.co/y3eh1D4IiK (https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1077880340709019648?s=20)
In past about 3 or 4 days 50 to 70 policemen are admitted into hospital with bullet shot wounds. Gunshot injury is very rare as guns are not easily available to general public. There are also reports that in past few months police have intercepted smuggling of guns from neighbouring state into Delhi. See this tweet:
Delhi Elections for Assembly.
1,33,09,708 voters are entitled to vote in Delhi Elections being held to elect local Government of State of Delhi on 7th February 2015. After a fortnight of canvassing, blaring loudspeakers and slogan shouting it is a quite morning in springs. Chirping birds welcomed this morning. Poll canvassing stopped yesterday evening. Apparently the 36 hours are given to voters to mull over the choices they have been presented by political parties.
The obvious perception is that it is two way fight between Modi’s BJP and Kejriwal’s AAP but not in every constituency. Continue reading
Living in Delhi is living in insecurity.
Does Police ever learn from their past mistakes?
Delhi and Mumbai are two cities of India which have faced maximum wrath of terrorism. Innocent people and young children have died in markets from the bombs but brave terrorism risk every day. But it seems that police never learns from its past mistake. Laziness or ignorance of police personnel at street level may become major security threat any time. But to under stand the implication of a small mistake (which I will point out later), let us briefly review the last terror attack in Delhi on Parliament of India.
Revisiting the attack on Parliament on 13th December 2001.
Terrorist riding in a car which looked like an official car of an MP, passed the first corridor of security. It was at second layer of security that they were suspected and thereafter the terrorist inside the car opened fire and killed police personnel on duty. After a prolonged shoot out the terrorists were gunned down but by then they had killed 6 security personnel besides 8 others. In 2014 the entire Parliament paid homage to these security personal who sacrificed their life on the line of duty in a rather elaborate public function which was televised live.
Prime Minister paying homage to martyrs of 2001 attack on Parliament of India.
Now if we notice the most important component in attack is the car. One can not walk down the street with AK-47. It can only be concealed in a Car. What is better is a car which looks like official. Now look at the picture below:
Car No. DL2FDE0063 with red beacon.
Z Class or Maximum Security and a rogue car with red beacon:
The pleasant breeze. Bloom everywhere and just becoming unbearable Sun. It is springs time in New Delhi, India.