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The Indian Inquiry

In Politics on September 10, 2018 at 9:25 am

As we celebrate yet another national Indian holiday in the form of a Bharat bandh, it is only appropriate to analyse just how much the political class is vested in the protection of it’s residential citizens.

September 11th, 2001, marked a watershed point in North American history leading on to their administration setting a benchmark on how to retaliate against an illegitimate foreign entity carrying out brazen attacks on their national soil.

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), chaired by Thomas Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, was formed in late 2002 to prepare a thorough account of the circumstances surrounding the attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.

As stated above, a commission was immediately tasked with making sense of a senseless, in-humane massacre. The commission produced their detailed report on July 22, 2004, just 3 years after the initial attack.

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“We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management”.

The nation state accepted their failures. And as we all know, failure is the crucial stepping stone to atonement.

Their commission’s mission was accomplished in 2011;

Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 AM local time (4:00 PM eastern time) by a United States military special operations unit.

These actions set a precedent and deterrent for any other non-governmental agencies planning similar attacks on the democracy of United States of America.

Now let us have a look at the attack on Indian soil, which occurred at Mumbai on November 26, 2008. (In the author’s opinion when it came to plagiarizing the title of those attacks they should have chosen from another white civilization, specifically the Brits, and should have been Remember, remember, the 26th of November!)

Unlike the plane crash concocted at New York, this attack left a lone survivor, Ajmal Kasab, one of those terrorists armed to his teeth. A grunt. Spineless. Unable to have an original thought even if his life depended on it. That hopeless soul met his end in a stop-gap government mandated hanging and lies in an unmarked grave at present.

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Ajmal Kasab (left); Taj Hotel under attack on the fateful on November 26th, 2008 (right)

There was no commission formed to investigate the act. Essentially the government, neither the state(Maharashtra), nor central India(federal), were, or are keen to be held accountable. Haphazard investigations netted all kinds of suspects, some whom were falsely charged and held, two of them were in prison for 8 years and released later on without any compensation. Let us at least find solace in the fact this is much less of a reaction as opposed to Guantanamo Bay. If Bharat Rashtra embarked on such a scale, the misery would be unprecedented, but you should also consider that they could easily evaluate the American approach and plagiarise the accurate & substantial actions taken. But as with every other dimension of life, nothing substantial is ever preferred by the perpetrators of Bharat’s Governance. Take today’s Bharat Bandh for example. A hue and cry over exorbitant taxes applied on fuel. Opposition party declares shutdown of entire Indian Industry to protest even though all the actors involved have full knowledge that nothing of substance is going to result from this farcical exercise.

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In the end, our North American counterpart(FBI) nabbed one of the masterminds of the November attacks, David Headly and they still have him in custody. The National Intelligence Agency is busy harrassing it’s own citizens who speak up against rampant corruption and segregation based on religion, caste(societal hierarchy based on profession, a vestigial from a bygone era). All while the educated class sit idle twiddling their thumbs waiting for someone else to stand up and take on the intimidating mission of holding the state accountable.

Mission Status: Pending

 

 

 

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