Wednesday, January 16, 2008

While the mayhem continues!

India breaks into top three in terror casualty chart
The serial blasts in Hyderabad are a reminiscent of the fact that terrorism is here to stay and that no one is safe from being at the receiving end of terror. While Special Task Force of Andhra Pradesh Police is out on major manhunt, this incident has once again shown sheer incompetence of the state police in fighting an invisible enemy, remote-controlled mostly from across the border. And while a spineless government is expressing its helplessness to both remove or reduce terror as well as give shape to strong anti terror laws, it is the common man who keeps paying the price. Terrorism in India has already claimed more than 47,371, since January 1994, which is just second to the war-torn country - Iraq.

India is the worst hit country on the terror chart experiencing more than 3,000 terrorism incidents and 2,070 hostage cases. As per Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS), India ranks second in terms of incidence of terror related casualties, third for hostages (next to Iraq & Nepal). Absence of a professionally managed pan -India anti-terror federal agency severely inhibits the ability of the country to confront unforeseen contingencies and save precious lives, through prevention of terror act. From India’s financial hub Mumbai to Ayodhya, to Delhi, to Malegaon to prestigious Indian Parliament and now to cyber capital Hyderabad, all these cities have confronted terrorist activities. In last three years alone, over 8,430 people were severely injured in terror acts. Terrorism has its impact on the economy too. Projects worth Rs.11,000 crores in Kashmir valley and projects worth Rs.3,800 crores in Assam were abandoned due to severe threats from the militias which additionally is a reason for internal instability. If India has to survive and flourish, it acts has to be effective and fast. Or else....

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Source : IIPM Editorial, 2007

An IIPM and Professor Arindam Chaudhuri (Renowned Management Guru and Economist) Initiative

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