Saturday, November 29, 2008

THE UNSUCCESSFUL PLOT



The Taj and Trident hotels and the Narriman point complex have been sanitized now. I am still continuing with my respect and prayers for the all these brave souls countering a plot to destroy our country. Some of them sacrificed their life; some are in hospital recovering speedily from the physical and mental wounds. They are the brave members of our surveillance, defense, firefighting parties, Commandos, media persons and last but not the least the hostages who transformed their muscular nerves to steel. Besides creating a world wide massive terror and panic the aim of this pot was to destroy the reputations of our surveillance and defense skills, hospitality etc. The extremists wanted the Indians to bow down before them possibly by freeing their counterparts and paying a ransom. They wanted to scare our foreign guests to cancel their visit to India as a tourist or businessman. But it turned out to be a different thing. The whole world saw through the lenses of brave media persons the skillful, methodical and professional approach and the neat actions of our defense forces. These are not our words of appreciations but came from the mouths of the ex-hostages of the terrorists. Some of them are our guests from other parts of the world. The resultant effect of this episode is the sudden surge of patriotism in the whole country. Let us take an oath before the funeral pyre of the recent martyrs of the country, the oath of awakening ourselves. Like the first rule of safety, do an act of co-operation whenever we see something suspicious be it a baggage or some persons are trying to take photograph of vital installations. If we see persons with heavy baggage and entering public places and escaping unnoticed although the metal detector yelled a lot, bring it to the notice of security personnel. I saw in railway stations the person trying to escape the metal detectors or even it beeps, the security personnel is not alert.

In these Bombay happenings, I have certain questions and may someone be kind enough to enlighten me. Can two or three persons enter a building like Narriman House or five-star hotels like Taj, being unnoticed, carrying heavy baggage of ammunitions and foodstuffs sufficient to fight for 60 hours? The persons were described as lean and thin. Even if we double the persons is it true that they entered being unchecked? If they made a forceful entry can it be without any scuffle or blood shedding? Was there any alarm system in Taj or Trident?

8 comments:

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

oh yes, we need to salute our defense forces for thier great work. it was aired here too in CNN, and most foreigners interviewed said they were pleased with the way our military acted. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog. Your profession seems truly interesting.

Sayani said...

These are the questions which bring forth the naked callousness and irresponsibility or may be professionalism at some part

And really Amen to those who saved us again ,sacrificing themselves

A very powerful post
take care :)

hitch writer said...

We all have witnessed the armed forces and fire brigades do their bit...

Time for the babu's to do their bit and go after the perpetrators of this crime... Will they do it??

June Saville said...

In Australia we followed the horrors of Mumbai closely and wondered at the heroism of those protecting your society and the apparent delusions of those who would destroy.
Personally, I am pleased to see you report that your country folk are banding together in response.
Thanks for visiting my blogs and becoming a follower. I will do the same with yours.
June

Pradip Biswas said...

Thanks Lakshmi, Sayani, hitch writer and June saville for visiting my blog. I was going through each of your blogs and trying to learn how to post such powerful blogs.Watch for the actions now which are inevitable now. If we do not take actions now the frequency of future attacks shall increase. If we do give a reply the army junta, the tiger on which the Pakistani politicians are riding shall start roaring "Developed countries, give us arms free or cost to the country with our cut-money percentages"

Sucharita Sarkar said...

We salute those brave souls who saved so many more, and also the other nameless ones who helped however they could.

i agree with sayani, powerful post!

Anil P said...

It may never be possible to trap all evil intent, all the time before they do damage!

Pradip Biswas said...

Thank you AnilP for your comments. I agree with you but question is what is our level of seriousness od security as compared to others. Come to some of the Major railway stations, the metal detectors are not utilized by the person sitting next to it. Recently with a heavy beep sound at the Entry the security persons were ineffective but not the few youths. They caught the peson got his baggage checked. But this examples are few. We are too much santhust.