Happy Republic Day

on Posted by Rajesh J Advani
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Hope you all did something nice today. The only thing I did, was forget that it was my aunt's birthday.

I came across an interesting post from the Telegraph, by a Briton who lives in India, about the difference between the ways India, the US and UK each handle terrorism. Irrespective of whether you agree with the article about whether India's position on terrorism is by design, it should make at least make you think, "Yeah, that's my India".

A quote from the piece -
To my mind, however, the single biggest thing Britain and America could learn from India about terrorism is to be considerably more resilient and defiant about it.

When the bombers strike Bombay or New Delhi or Varanasi - as they have with devastating effect in the last 18 months, killing nearly 300 people - India doesn't flinch.

Jai Hind.


In The Shadows said...

We dont flinch?? Is this a good thing?

Rajesh J Advani said...

In the Shadows: Well consider the fact any act of terrorism not only spreads fear but also leads people to voluntarily give up their civil liberties. That is what makes terrorism effective.

So how else can one makes acts of terrorism less effective?

It may not be the best kind of reaction, but India has been facing terrorism for decades longer than the West. It might be the only way to deal with it other than declaring marshal law.