Tag: Banana Republic

India, Qatar and democracy

Some feel M. F. Husain should not have accepted Qatar nationality because Qatar is not a democracy. They have not considered the reality. Qatar has better rule of law than India. M. F. Husain felt safe in Qatar. In India people who call for murder of someone are not arrested. Is that democracy? Having elections once in five years or so is not democracy. Law has to take course and guilty need to be punished. People who call for murder of someone and announce reward need to be prosecuted and punished. Victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, 1992 post-Babri Mosque demolition riots, 1993 Bombay riots, 2002 Gujarat riots and many other riots have not got justice. That is mobocracy. Films certified by CBFC are not allowed to be shown in theatres by hooligans and they are not punished. That is mobocracy. Policemen who molest get medals and awards. Is that democracy? To prosecute government officials who commit crimes you need government sanction. Is that democracy? Frequent disruptions take place in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies. Some MPs justify disruptions saying disruptions are covered by the media and their long speeches are not covered. Disruptions are not supposed to take place and should not take place. When votes of confidence take place some legislators switch sides betraying the people who elected them. People who go on rampage and destroy public and private property, uproot railway tracks, disrupt transport, engage in arson and other destructive activities are not punished. There is no fear of the law. Where is democracy? Link to e-book King – a novel: http://go4quiz.com/vincent/king

Is India a banana republic?

India is a nuclear power and a country of more than a billion people.  It has a strong army, navy and air force.  Yet its past and present shows it to be a soft state. 

In 1989 Rubia Sayeed, daughter of the then Home Minister of India Mufti Mohammed Sayeed,   was kidnapped.  Five terrorists were released to secure her release.  Terrorism in Kashmir got a boost. 

Later the country followed an inconsistent policy with regard to kidnappings.  In some cases nobody was released.  When Doraisamy was kidnapped there was release of terrorist(s) to secure his release. 

In 1999 Indian Airlines aerpolane was hijacked.  The aeroplane was in Amritsar at least for 25 minutes.  It was allowed to take off.  It went to Kandahar.  Three terrorists were released.  One of them later attacked Jammu & Kashmir Legislature building which killed 41 people. 

Terrorist acts are frequent in India.  Very few times people who are involved in crimes are caught.  Fewer times they are punished. 

Naxal movement is spreading its wings.  It is a challenge to the nation.  Nothing substantial is done to contain it. 

What is the use of having nuclear weapons if a few terrorists can hold the country to ransom? 

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