Failing Hyderabad, failing India



Two aspects of yesterday’s bomb blasts in Hyderabad worry me. The first has to do with the identity of the bombers. Judging by past experience, it is probably fair to say that Indian investigators will not do a lot of detective work. In the case of previous attacks, various police forces have competed with each other to arrest the men they believe are responsible, without doing any investigation to actually determine guilt or responsibility.

It is a defining characteristic of Indian policing across the board that very little investigation is normally conducted. Usually, the police pick up a few suspects, subject them to third-degree interrogation and then record confessions or elicit the names of co-conspirators from them.

To be fair, this approach does yield some dividends. But it also leads to a lot of fake confessions extracted under torture. Over the last decade, different police forces have claimed to have arrested different terrorists responsible for exactly the same blasts.

Sometimes this can get embarrassing. Police forces had arrested jehadis in connection with the Sanjhauta Express blasts before deciding that the bombs were planted by saffron terrorists not jehadis.

What all this confusion obscures is a very real threat. Till now, all of us have taken pride in the fact that at a time when a jehadi wave has swept the Islamic world, Indian Muslims – and we have the second-largest Muslim population in the world – have remained largely immune to the politics of violence and hatred. We take the line that every terrorist attack in India emanates from Pakistan and that those Indian Muslims who do participate in the conspiracy are no more than dupes or Pakistani agents. Even the Indian Mujahideen, the shadowy group linked to many blasts, is portrayed by Indian investigators as being no more than a Pakistani proxy.

If this view is valid, then we have something to worry about but it is not a crisis that strikes deep at the heart of India’s nationhood. If, on the other hand, we are just being optimistic and the blasts are entirely home-grown then we may be in more trouble than we realise. If such a large minority as India’s Muslims does get radicalised, then terrorism will be almost impossible to fight.

So far at least, the evidence suggests that the overwhelming majority of India’s Muslims have rejected the jehadi option. But my worry is that even if a home-grown terror movement does develop, the inept nature of India’s policing and the reliance on torture over investigation, will prevent us from discovering the truth until it is too late.

My second concern is to do with the failure of intelligence. Much has been made of the fact that a terror suspect, held in connection with another case, told the Delhi Police last October that he had surveyed various possible terror targets including the Dilsukh Nagar area of Hyderabad. Why didn’t the authorities take action if they already had such a confession, ask indignant anchors.

The answer is that this information, though useful, is hardly enough to foil a terror attack. Assume, for instance, that a terrorist confessed to the Bombay Police that his group was considering whether to plant bombs in Bandra, Andheri and Parel. What can the police do?

They can’t check every car and every bicycle entering these areas indefinitely. The confession about Dilsukh Nagar, for instance, was extracted in October. The blasts took place four months later. In the interim, the police could hardly have turned each of the areas mentioned by the suspect into fortress-like, high-security zones for months on end.

The guiding principle in the war against terror is that the only way to defeat the terrorists is to find out who they are. The US has had massive success in its battle against al Qaeda in the years after 9/11. This has not been achieved by guarding every vulnerable location that might be prone to attacks. It has been achieved by identifying the terrorists, hunting them down and then either arresting them or taking them out in a drone strike or a commando attack.

The problem with India’s battle against terrorism is that we have clearly failed to identify the terror networks and that we do not have adequate information about terrorist conspiracies in real time. And even when we do know who the terror masterminds are and in which part of Pakistan they live, we lack the political will to take them out in the manner in which the Americans have eliminated virtually the entire top leadership of al Qaeda.

Much of this has to do with the inept nature of our policing and the incompetence of local police forces. A central intelligence agency must depend on information provided by the states. But in a country where state police forces are corrupt, lazy and foolish, no real information of value ever emerges from their investigations.

Which is not to say that the central services are much better. While IB gained during P Chidambaram’s tenure as home minister, R&AW has been destroyed by the apathy of the UPA. It is now a vast, useless bureaucracy whose officers spend more time plotting against each other than in gathering intelligence from abroad.

So, while I pray for the best, I am not hopeful that we can prevent Hyderabad-like attacks in the future. Our policemen and our spies inspire little confidence. And I doubt if they can keep us safe.

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  • rabinoor singh

    I am 16 year old my name is rabinoor. Can i take part in racing to show the skills please help me

    thank you

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  • rekha

    i so get this!!

    strikes a deep chord. i too get completely emotionally involved and sometimes feel very bereft when i finish reading a book!

    but i remember i got roundly scolded for recommending n lending ‘maximum city’ to a friend… “i didnt need to know all this!!! why did you recommend this, its so depressing” she sed!!

    my response – Mum. Bye.
    :P

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  • rekha

    i so get this!!

    strikes a deep chord. i too get completely emotionally involved and sometimes feel very bereft when i finish reading a book!

    but i remember i got roundly scolded for recommending n lending ‘maximum city’ to a friend… “i didnt need to know all this!!! why did you recommend this, its so depressing” she sed!!

    my response – Mum. Bye.
    :P

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    Kushal Reply:

    So do you bravely continue to recommend books, Rekha, or just keep your happiness to yourself?

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  • Abhiroop

    My descriptions, given usually only after some prodding, of books turn people off and then I find myself trying to defend the book to dissuade them from rejecting it based on just my opinion. I used to, I mean. These days, I’ve taken to telling people that the book in my hand, which is what usually drives the chatter bookward, is the first book of my life.

    “Oh, I’d LOVE to read it, it sounds DELIGHTFUL, but I’ve sworn to read only about archeology this year, so I’ll have to borrow it next year.” Heh!

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    Kushal Reply:

    I wish I could tell people I’m reading the first book of my life, Abhiroop. (Note to self: Keep your mouth shut, idiot.)

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  • Parmanu

    Er, could you please recommend a good book on archeology?

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    Kushal Reply:

    So glad you asked, Parmanu. Finding Forgotten Cities by Nayanjot Lahiri is one of my favourites.

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    Kushal Reply:

    Also, Come Tell Me How You Live, by Agatha Christie. I kid you not.

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  • http://twitter.com/onsanjana Sanjana S

    Hang on a minute! People RETURN BORROWED BOOKS?! :P

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    Kushal Reply:

    Or else, they suffer one of my creative curses, Sanjana. Like: May your groin forever itch. Or May mangoes make you break out in boils.

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    Sanjana S Reply:

    heheh. Maybe I should try that! There are a few books that have gone missing from my shelves that I need to hex back into place.

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  • Sunil

    like other gruesome crimes, this one too will be dumped into cold storage.

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  • sailorf

    WE HAVE A CLOWN FOR A HOME NINISTER.

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    The Remedy for Terrorism

    Terrorism is an act of violence that
    inflicts pain and suffering, and is destructive to oneself and others.
    Terrorism induces fear and increases poverty, suffering and loss of life with
    no apparent gain to anyone. Instead of offering or seeking solutions, terrorism
    looks to destruction as an answer. In acts of terrorism, human values are lost.

    continued at
    http://my-guruji.blogspot.in/2012/12/remedy-for-terrorism.html

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    umesh joshi Reply:

    Yes I agree with Mr.Vir Singhviji. Our people are living only because of the Mercy of God. Our Govt. or Governance is managed by foolish and inept persons in the Government. They are lacking knowledge and zeal to govern properly and that is why we have been living only by a chance. No one knows what is stored in next second. We are really hapless. This is happening because we let loose the corrupt people and secondly we are too secularized under which bad elements of minorities hatching their eggs of hatred against majority. Therefore , this pseudo secularism must end.

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  • sanjay vikram

    I just can not disagree with Vir….he is bang. We just can say we are superpower and every year we are welcomed by blast…and we say we will look into and action will be taken. Here I put my head in shame….

    Its a systematic failure of the way we run our country and internal security…and Internal security can not be worked in isolation…..

    This is not the first time we have bombed…and for sure not the last….we..Indians…will have to face many more blast like this….this is unfortunate

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  • sanjay vikram

    You can not fight war against by being defensive…its has to be attack and eliminate the roots of terrorism….we should learn from Israel….no one can dare to even think having an attack on them….as they all know consequences will be massive and Israel will ensure that last relative of the terrorist will be eliminated….

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    Vinay Reply:

    Israel really. The country that doesn’t deem to accept Palestinians as people and are occupiers of a land that doesn’t belong to them.

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    Anangsen Reply:

    Then you must also be very anti-muslim because they have historically established their habitats by invading others. There is NO islamic nation which is not built of invasion and forcible conversion of the people. What do you say to that?

    Israel is a shining example of resistance against islamic fundamentalism. They have brought things to the point where if a palestinian fires a rocket at Israel, OTHER palestinians catch him and thrash him for inviting danger upon them all.

    I SALUTE ISRAEL!!!

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    v Reply:

    totally agree with you, people in the name of being good and sitting in thr homes forget what they are dealing with and how serious things can get.

    Indian Reply:

    The same can be said abt the Hindu Aryans who invaded and destroyed the Dravidian culture. And I think you have no idea of middle east. Well let me tell you Palestinians applauded Hamas for every rocket they fired into Israel.

    Rahmat Reply:

    You must not be aware that Aryans were Indians too.
    Get your facts straight

    Mohammad Azeemullah Reply:

    Palestinians resist against Israeli occupation. India does not occupy any one.

    Mohammad Azeemullah Reply:

    Sir, please define the steps how to control terrorism in India. Simply following Israel is too much a generalized statement!

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    Amit Reply:

    A strong anti terror law like US Homeland security Law, fast track courts and credible surveillance with tools and techniques for verifiable leads.
    Only needs a strong Police Law and things will fall in place. This is internal management.
    External Management involves a 20-25 day exercise on western borders would be more than enough. We might have to open four more foreign consulates on western border.
    Got it from me as per my understanding.

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    Mohammad Azeemullah Reply:

    Points are valid enough to contain terrorism! Thanks

    anil Reply:

    The trouble makers must be known to the police since they are there long enough and longer than the trouble makes for sure. Just get these trouble makers and put them behind bars (they should have enough of reasons for that).

    Police just do not have to arrest an innocent in the spur of the moment to show its “efficacy” or save their master (politician) from embarrassment. If they do things right terrorism will be a thing of the past like it has already bearing fruit in Gujrat.

    If Indian authorities fail to do that they should outsource the investigation job to skilled teams from countries who subscribe to free world notion. That will save more lives than buying of helicopters or fighter jets or tanks from these countries. One just have to get ones priorities right.

    May be while doing the above their will be some casualties due to desperation of the trouble makers but be assured, this will be much less than what would be otherwise for chalta hai attitude while letting loose and playing Gandhigiri.

    We do not have talk about the rest – it will automatically fall in line.

    Mohammad Azeemullah Reply:

    Agreed! Police claim to have enough clues, yet no arrest. Why? Will they arrest after the terrorists have crossed the border? Then for face-saving, arrest anyone! That is why we are not able to contain the threat of terror as the real culprits manage to escape. They come back when police activities appear to be cool and calm! We need to act before they act! A bit more aggressive!

  • Raina

    India can not survive as a soft state with pakistan ( migrane for the world) on one side and china ( hidden agenda) on other side and increasing radaclisation in Bangaldesh

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  • Srikanth

    YES,its true ,our Indian Gov failed in taking strong decisions over terroirisam.
    Police force completely failed in doing their duties and State Govt’s are playing vote Bank’s politics

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  • Mamutty chola

    The way the terrorists are targeting our cities at will,reflects failures of our intellegencrce machinariesi. -.Both at state and central levels.
    There has not been a single terrorist attack in USA since 9/11,shows how effective are their intelligence opratives .Mind you, they are targets of multiple terror groups.
    We must engage US intelligence experts in training our officers .we must bench-mark their best practices.

    Also there is a need to evolve transparent based justice systems.we cannot attain long- term internal peace without justice to the aggrieved. Innocents citizens kept in our jails without trials must be freed.Terrorists. Have No religion. No religious scriptures, be it ,Quran, Bhagvat Geeta,, Bible, gurugarath Saheb,teaches hatreds towards others. Injustice does .It is a wake up call for all Indians who love their motherland.

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  • PPrasad

    “…. inept nature of our policing and the incompetence of local police forces……” ,
    “……police forces are corrupt, lazy and foolish….” .
    Vir Sanghvi is happily kicking the police forces, but why just blame the Police Force ??

    The whole governance mechanism is not working or is non-existent.
    And, Who is responsible for this state of affairs??? – The party that is ruling India for 60+ years !!

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  • afsir

    A thought provoking article but hardly anything new. Vir would have done well not to compare USA with India….we are still far away from being a fair society.

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  • vijay

    This congressi are laughing stock of the world after 9/11 in U.S. there is no major terror incident after.After 7/7 there is another incident in fact in U.K. catching them and locking them in jail In India they are playing politics with terror threat

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  • Ramesh

    Vir Sanghvi is alive?? Congress agent seems to have all the aswers!

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  • TheDarkKnight

    ASHAMED TO BE A HINDU!! U SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED!!! HINDUS ARE BL000DY COWARDS!!! 20th February, 2013, (day before yesterday) HINDUS WERE BUTCHERED IN VILLAGES of “NALIAKHALI AREA” OF SOUTH 24-Parganas DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL, BY MUSLIM MOBS WHO WENT THERE FROM KOLKATA IN 150 TRUCKS FILLED WITH MUSLIM MOBS. IT WAS NOT A POLITICAL FIGHT. TEMPLES WERE BROKEN, WOMEN WERE R @ P E D AND KILLED, MEN, CHILDREN, NONE SPARED.

    AND THE WHOLE MEDIA OF THE COUNTRY IS SILENT, WHERE R THE SICKULARS????? WHAT KIND OF MEDIA DOES INDIA HAVE???? WHO ONLY CRY WHEN MUSLIMS ARE KILLED????? WHAT IS BEGUM MAMATA DOIN???? WHY IS CPI(M) AND CONGRESS SILENT??? WHY OIS BJP SILENT???? Go to TAPAN GHOSH’s (Leader of Hindu Samhati) Profile page in Facebook and check the facts. WHY DID HT NOT REPORT IT??? WHERE WAS REVOLUTIONARY Mr. ARNAB GOSWAMI, BURQA DUTT N PARTY????******AND MR. VIR SHANGVI !! WHAT R U DOING!!???
    CHATTING ON THE PHONE WITH MS RADIA,, R U???

    *******WE HINDUS DESERVE TO BE WIPED OUT FROM THE PLANET!! WE ARE CASTE-DIVIDED, CLASS DIVIDED, REGION DIVIDED, Hindus of maharashtra don’t care about Hindus of Bihar and west bengal and vice versa and this applies to whole INDIA……WE WILL KEEP TALKING ABOUT ROTI , KAPDA , MAKAAN WHILE THEY WILL KEEP PUSHING US OUT OF OUR OWN LAND…

    .SHAME ON YOU COWARD, INDIFFERENT, CORRUPT, DEBAUCHED, SELFISH HINDU, MAY YOU ALL MEET THE SAME FATE OF HINDUS OF KASHMIR VALLEY, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, NORTH KERALA, AFGHANISTAN ETC..

    …AND U WILL MEET THAT FATE…KEEP WAITING FOR THE FIRE OF PISLAM TO REACH YOUR HOME…AND THEN START TO RUN…..TO THE NEIGHBOURING LAND AS REFUGEES TILL U ALL HINDUS OF INDIA RUN OUT OF LANDS AND JUMP INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN…..AND i AM ASHAMED TOO, BECAUSE i AM ALSO A COWARD HINDU LIKE YOU!! SHAME!!*****ON COWARD HINDUS INCLUDING ME….WE DESERVE TO WIPED OUT BY ISLAM….

    I WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY IF ISLAM PROVIDED A PROSPEROUS SOCIETY BY REPLACING HINDUISM, BUT SADLY IT DOES NOT, NO MUSLIM COUNTRY OUT THERE IS HAVING ANY PEACE, EVERYONE CONTINUES TO FIGHT IN THE NAME OF SHIA-SUNNI, WAHAABBI-SUFI, ARZAL, ASHRAF, ALJAF, AHMEDIYA, BARELVI, SALAAFI etc etc etc OR AFRIDI, YUSUFZAI, SINDHI VS PATHAN VS MUHAJIR VS PUNJABI VS BALOCHI VS BENGALI VS ARABIAN VS BLACK VS WHITE…..

    THATS WHY I AM SAD THAT HINDUISM WILL BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MUCH WORSE…..IF HINDUISM WERE TO BE REPLACED BY CIVILIZED XIANS THAN I WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SO SAD…BUT NO, WE R NOT THAT LUCKY…WE WILL ALL BE CONVERTING UNDER SWORD TO PISLAM OR WE WILL HAVE TO JUMP INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN….BECAUSE GOD IS ANGRY AT US BECAUSE OF OUR INDIFFERENCE, SELFISHNESS AND COWARDICE. GO TO HELL ALL HINDUS INCLUDING ME.******************** ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ************

    MAY YOU ALWAYS KEEP THE FLAG OF RIGHTEOUS COURAGE FLYING HIGH MY SIKH BROTHERS…I KNOW YOU TRIED YOUR BEST TO SAVE US HINDUS…AND SHAKE US HINDUS OUT OF COWARDICE,

    BUT NO ONE CAN HELP US SELFISH COWARDS…
    .
    LET THE HINDUS KEEP VOTING, THINKING, AND DREAMING ON CASTE, BIRADARI, MARATHI, BIHARI, KANNADIGA ETC ETC, TAMIL, TELEGU, TELENGANA, SEEMANDHRA, RAYALSEEMA, SANTHAL, MUNDA, JAAAT, NON-JAAAT, YADAV, KURMI, THAKUR, BRAHMIN, SC,ST OBC, NORTH INDIAN, SOUTH INDIAN, TAMIL PRIDE, BENGALI PRIDE, MARATHI PRIDE, ORIYA PRIDE AND ROTI, KAPDA, MAKAAN, CAREER, INFLATION…ETC ETC ETC, ANYTHING BUT PATRIOTISM AND A SENSE OF BROTHERHOOD FOR FELLOW HINDUS, SENSE OF UNITY AGAINST THIS FASCIST ISLAMIC CANCER DESTROYING INDIA(and the world).

    NOT EVEN GOD CAN SAVE SUCH SELFISH, IGNORANT(Hindus NEVER LEARN FROM HISTORY,,,,and THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY….ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.), COWARD PEOPLE LIKE US HINDUS.

    !! RAJ KAREGA KHALSA EK DIN….SANAATAN DHARM GAYA BHAAD ME!! MY SIKH BROTHERS CHHODNA MAT IN k2UON KO!! CHAIN SE JEENE NA DINE IN ARABIAN BIMAARI KE SHIKAAR K U T T O N KO,

    MY SIKH BROTHERS, AB TO WATAN TUMHARE HAWALE SATHIYON…

    JO BOLE SO NIHAAAL!! SAT SRI AKAAAL!!!”

    EVEN BJP IS A COWARD: THEY DO NOT HAVE THE B@LL$ TO DO A PRESS CONFERENCE AND EXPOSE THE FASCIST VERSES OF QURAN AND EXPOSE WHAT ISLAM HAS BEEN DOING IN SOUTH ASIA SINCE LAT 1200 YEARS..
    SHAME ON U BJP….YOU ARE NOT WORTHY OF THE LEGACY OF DR, SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE OR VEER SAVARKAR OR SHIVAJI MAHARAJ OR GURU GOBIND SINGH JI OR MAHA RANA PRATAP, OR SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE, OR VEER NATHURAM GODSE (who sacrificed his life and became known as the worst criminal of India, just to save his country from muslims, yeah, Gandhi’s aaamaran-anshan-fast-unto-death-blackmail forced India to donate Rs 60 CRORES to an impoverished Pakistan, and then Pakistan used that money to fund the invasion of J&K, which led the death of thousands of Indian soldiers and Kashmir became a dispute and a wound for India that continues to BLEED, and if Nathuram Godse had not killed him, Mr. Gandhi was on his way to achieve more goodies for Pakistan to slam India with, and remember, Rs 60 crore in 1947 was HELLUVA lot of money)!!!!

    HINDU COWARDS
    IF U STILL WANNA SAVE YOURSELFS, THAN START IMMEDIATE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL BOYCOTT OF ALL MUSLIMS….ALL OF THEM!!
    AND BOYCOTT ALL PSEUDOSICKULAR PARTIES. MOST MUSLIMS ARE DOING OSCAR WORTHY-TAQQIYA WITH U, and MUSLIMS WHO ARE TRULY SECULAR ARE RARER THAN PLATINUM…AND U CANNOT TELL WHO IS WHO BY THEIR OVERT BEHAVIOUR. THEREFORE BOYCOTT ALL MUSLIMS,
    OR
    ALLOW THE PISLAMIC CANCER TO SPREAD WITH THE LOVE OF YOUR IGNORANT, F00LISH SECULARISM, UNTIL WHOLE OF INDIA IS CONSUMED BY THE DISEASE OF ARABIA, LIKE IRAN, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, KASHMIR, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, BRUNEI, KOSOVO, BOSNIA, TURKEY, JORDAN, SYRIA, EGYPT TO MOROCCO, MALI, NORTHERN NIGERIA, SOUTHERN THAILAND, SOUTHERN PHILLIPPINES, XINJIANG(CHINA), CHECNYA, DAGESTAN(BOTH IN RUSSIA), SOMALIA, NORTHERN KENYA, ETC.

    DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM MUSLIMS. DO NOT SELL ANYTHING TO THEM. PERIOD!! MAKE THEM STARVE AND LEAVE INDIA…..
    OTHERWISE U R D000MED, THESE NETAS WILL FLEE ABROAD IN AUGUSTAWESTLAND HELICOPTERS AND U WILL ALL HAVE TO JUMP INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN COWARD HINDUS…..NAPUNSAK HINDUS!!!

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    Sohail Reply:

    Keep taking the tablets,

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    Vijay Reply:

    NALIAKHALI is in Bangladesh not West Bengal. Who ever told you the **** is high on weed and so are you.

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    KattarHindu Reply:

    abe o bhutnike K2e!!! NOA-KHALI IS IN BANGLADESH, u M 0 r 0 n!!

    yeah, NOA-Khali where 50,000 hindus were butchered in 1946,

    That post talks about NALIA-KHALI, West Bengal, get out of here, and stay outta my sight, coz if I find u, I’ll be the last person u will ever get to see before u meet YAMRAAJ IN NARAK k2E!!!

    and why are u hiding behind a kuffar name u m 0 d e r ******* i n g follower of a 6th century pedophile Savage bedouin??? too ashamed to use ur real arabic name u coward???

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  • ashamed congressi

    bunch of impotent minister and media ….always protect the terrorist. Look at how center is investigation an encounter of terrorist for their political mileage!!!

    Shame on congress and biased media!!!

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  • ashamed congressi

    The looter, scammers, rioters are busy in their usual business…creating fake cases against Gujarat govt., looting our country, hiding all documents related to chopper scam…and so on…what a shame….congressi lacks in pro-activeness….but they are world best pro-active in looting, scamming, blaming, rioting, raping, killing…….shame on people who votes for them.

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  • h.mani

    It is the same old sad story,a bad bombing,a lull,then regrouping,another city ,then the GOI goes to sleep,announces a lac of rupee,every thing is honkey-dory till the next bomb blast,meantime we play Test cricket,talk about Sachin the God of cricket,in between,Dabang 1 or Debang2,and we thank ourselves it happened in Hyderabad not in Gwalior or Indore.What a coward set of people,Hindus and all of Indian Nation,all are to blame.In my opinion ,India has lost the plot of nationhood,no direction,no vision,blame Congress,BJP,RSS or Im or Muslims or Islam.India lost the plot when Indias leaders of early pre & post 1947,adopted words such as Socialism,secularism,mixed economy and ‘roti,kapada or makkan.What India needed was good water,good roads,good control on population growth and finally a Presidenial form of Govt with 2 party system with constant ideology right,left,right of the center or left,not a ‘Kichdi’ of make no sense incompetent governing.It is too late now,it will only get worse.If you can summerise all write up,you will see why India has lost the plot.It is pretty much hopeless,no one can make a diferance not Rahul Baba(he will only make it worse) or Modi(he will only polarize already coming apart at the seam Hindu/Muslim divide)I confess I have no clue either how to fight terrorism,Singavi should have confessed too,but he never has a reputation of honest writing,so why bother.Police,it was all way corrupt and lazy,all’ they know how to beat up people in tana’ It was well known fact of Indian life,’Stay away from policewala” I was thought by my father,he also told me to leave for WEST,which I finally listened.Indians are not Europeans and India is not America,India and system has no Ba***ls.End of story.H.Mani

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  • Vivek Parmar

    Contrary to what BJP and RSS potray him as anti-Muslim. Sardar Vallabhai Patel was a true leader, in the sense that he did not flatter the people but plainly told them where they were wrong. In August 1947 he said again in ringing words how and why India could not be divided. India, he said, is one and indivisible. You cannot divide the sea or split the running waters of a river. He said this not merely to the Muslims and the Sikhs but also to the Hindus when the RSS made a strong plea that India should become a Hindu state. His words were: “We in the Government have been dealing with the RSS movement. They want that Hindu Rajya or Hindu culture should be imposed by force. No Government can tolerate this.”
    Valabhbhai was not against any­body except the fanatic. If you were a fanatic he was against you, whether you were a Hindu or a Muslim or a Sikh. It is wrong to
    portray him as being anti-Muslim. Vallabhbhai, as the Home Minister, had the
    courage to ban the RSS. That conclusively shows how totally secular and
    non-communal Sardar Patel was in his approach.

    So I would say to BJP and RSS and their friends, stop this hatred. Stop using these bombings to whip up communal frenzy

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  • Anonymous

    For all and every of its failures India sees a Pakistan Hand may be from the beginning of time, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde just a week earlier mentioned about saffron terror and RSS activities who previously was also behind the 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing in Hyderabad and the Samjhauta Express bombings. There were more bombings in 2008 in Malegaon again and also Modasa in Gujarat. Rather Blaming any body else India should focus on its domestic problems, there are more that a doze freedom movement gaining strength, Nexels and Maoists control more than 40% of the area right in the belly. Inspite all of its pesudo projections India is not a safe place for investment as it fails to provide basic infra structure and needed security.

    8, including 6 police dead, in Bihar landmine blast

    Patna, February 22, 2013: Eight persons, including six Bihar policemen, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Gaya district of south-central Bihar, early Friday afternoon. The incident took place between Uchla and Dhamania villages under Roshanganj police station in Banke Bazaar block in Shergahati sub-division of Gaya, around 12.30 pm. Gaya city SP Akhtar Hussain confirmed it.

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  • aks_USA

    VIR SHaghvi 1d0ts like u are problem —u were crying of hanging of Afzal Guru and now you are linking this blast to so called Saffron terror ……r u sure that statement of those so called involved in Saffron terror are not taken by force ……Well u guys are nothing else but terrorists supporters —or so called secular forces …..for u Modi is still the biggest terrorists and ur love for terrorists like Afzal guru is incomparable — Please stop this paid news and think from your brain —if you got any

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  • mythbreaker

    ISI strategy 1989
    1 Make Kashmir valley 100% Muslim area and radicalise Kashmiri muslims , ISI succeded in this

    2 Bring Terror to the terror to streets of India ISIS succeded again

    3 Burn India to death , Seems ISI is successding also

    2025 Mission accomplished Dis/integrate India into pieces

    reason vote bank politics and a soft state

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  • Arj

    With the a week government as ever before and lack of leadership I think it is time for a big revolution in India.

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  • Sam

    The only form of investigation Indian police knows is torture,in order to solve the case and satisfy public outcry,this is the fastest way to get result where a innocent man could confess to anything and everything the police wants him to confess,this will encourage the real perpetuators to do more of this terrorism and feel invincible,they need to bring more sophistication to there crime fighting ability by educating themselves and by atleast following there western counterparts,who are very savvy in fighting terrorism and keeping there citizens safe.

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  • Anonymous

    India should get used to these bombing because terrorists know that there are many people in ruling establishment especially congress who will come to their rescue. They know there is a lobby who is actively working to put hindus on defensive by blaming hindus for blasts.

    Remember according to Congress 26/11 was RSS ki Saazish.

    According to CIA, Samjhauta was done by LeT but our incompetent NIA under the guidance of chirstian-muslim UPA govt. blames hindus.

    The hindus should accept the fate and continue to live like 2nd grade citizen in their own land.

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  • Allie McBiel

    Somebody please put this Vir Sanghvi out of his misery please! Come on! Where are the Bajrangies when you really need them.

    The Hindu Bajrangies are the most useless people… Can;’t you guys figure out the location of Vir Sanghvi and make him an offer he can’t refuse?

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    ally Reply:

    he will only deal with radia, not others. & don’t bring in bajrangies with this guy.

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  • Allie McBiel

    I feel like beating Vir Singhi with a cricket bat and crack his skuII in front of his wife and children

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    I first read your comment then the article. I was consciously looking for something that provoked you to react in such extreme.

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the cause for such reaction from your side. Have I missed something? Could you please point out with specifics ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Boss..use logic to beat him not violence. This is indeed very bad. You should take back your comments.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    What sort of comment is this ? Did you read the article ?

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    jack Reply:

    don’t waste your bat for a cockroach.

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  • raj

    the bombs were planted by saffron terrorists not jehadis.

    —- can you pls share the proof. … not your views.

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  • raj

    Indian Muslims – and we have the second-largest Muslim population in the world – have remained largely immune to the politics of violence and hatred.

    —- you are out of touch, there in increase of showing off the religion. you can see more burka & breads then say 10 years back. these days many say allha kudhas – arabian version.
    for few weeks , cut off your pseudo secular link & go on a indian tour to see more of real india & indians.

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  • raj

    If such a large minority as India’s Muslims does get radicalised, then terrorism will be almost impossible to fight.
    —– typical useless hang wringing by pseudo seculars. how come USA & eurpoe keep thing under control ? holland & sweden hv sizable radicalised population but things are under control. momo in sweden has mojority & still under control

    —- atleast now you have stopped apologising & trying to make us understand why bombs explode.

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  • raj

    without doing any investigation

    —- but when they do, pseudo seculars shout – innocent m—- are harassed. you think a terrorist will tell everything after arrested. police torture to get more information, if it can stop another 10 bombs blast, then its worth it.
    —- still not a word bad about UPA or home minister.

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  • Panditji

    The right for Indian diplomats is either incompetent or useless or probably both! From my first hand experience in Australia, I would say that both the descriptions apply to most of Indian diplomats with one or two exceptions that would be Nanda and Parthasarthy.

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  • Babu

    There is no Indian diplomacy as such. All we do is to wait for events to take place and then scramble to cover our a**.

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  • Niranjan Desai

    All are criminals, crooks and corrupts. period.

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  • Surinder Kade

    How about Amb.Hardeep S.Puri,what a great job he did to advance India’s agenda.Surinder S.Kade ,New York

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    Hallam Reply:

    Yes, you are right. They are both good. The current Ambassdor to Germany (tipped to be the next Foreign Secretary) is quite useless -have seen her in operation in Austrlia earlier.

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  • Shantonu Bhadury

    The diplomats in Singapore are extremely useless. My family member was deported last month from Singapore and when I approached the high commission for help, the response from them was that they will try to get an answer from the immigration dept but cant promise anything. I feel like a second tier citizen.

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  • Roger

    I concur that Indian diplomacy is an unknown and is run with an ‘elite’ mentality. However, let us not forget that the IFS is open to all – and that many individuals with meager backgrounds get into the cadre merely based on their performance in the competitive exams.

    Secondly, I think it is better to keep this cadre under-exposed because, we as Indians, do not know how to keep our hands off of things that we understand very little about. All of us are ‘experts’ in anything that we think we know how to spell. IMHO, unfortunate but true.

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