The stupid Khalistan
Yesterday while Indians were celebrating Independence day in London, thousands of Sikhs protested outside in front of National Gallery situated near Trafalgar Square. There were seeking declaration of freedom of Punjab as an independent Khalistan. Demonstration was organised by Non-Indian Sikhs. Mostly those who had perhaps never even visited India. In response the Indians held their own demonstration singing nationalist songs, dances and of course waving of national flag, the Tricolour.
Has any one seen such a rally by Quebec, demanding independence fro Canada? Would London permit such rally at Trafalgar Square. Would Irish or Scots permitted to have such protest? I would seriously doubt it. Continue reading
Understanding the metaphor called Pakistan.
Oldest ongoing war on planet is between Pakistan and India, going on since 1947. While I am writing, Govt of India is busy thinking what to do next after the High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned and served with stern warning without any visible effect on unprovoked firing going on line of control in J&K. In fact High Commissioner smiled coyly at TV camera like a bully student who just got reprimanded from Principal. That covers the attitude.
Terrorism and Pakistan.
Terrorists get trained in Pakistan, kill people in India, get caught and spill Paki beans but Pakistan denies its involvement. Others ignore it.
People including little children get killed in Pakistan, Mosques attacked, sitting Ministers’ home blasted away, somebody who calls himself Prime Minister of Pakistan makes gestures, cusses terrorists and terrorism but in a few weeks similar shooting or blast happens and same show repeats. Nothing changes? 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:
Dry riverbed of Ganges
Kashmir which includes Jammu and the area presently administered by Pakistan was part of Punjab and was ceded to East India Company in 1846, and the Company ‘sold’ it to Golab Singh for 50 hundred thousand Rupees by a sale deed executed at Amritsar. Ladakh and other areas were annexed by him later. Continue reading