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The Delhi Blasts

As you would have heard, there have been five bomb blasts in Delhi. My deepest condolences to the victim’s families. Words cannot describe the outrage I feel, the anger boiling inside, the frustration of placing one’s security in the hands of those that are incapable of respecting it.

What are we doing, as a country? Do they not have money? Or people? Why can’t they tell us that, instead of calling random committee meetings and announcing compensation. What does compensation do, pay for our blood? Is it worth that little to you?

Why doesn’t something on the likes of FBI exist in India? The CBI is ridiculously understaffed, underfunded, and unequipped to handle something of this magnitude. To be fair, the blasts were low intensity, in crowded places. It might be made of stuff sourced from your nearby hardware and chemical store. They aren’t designed to cause widespread damage – just spread terror. And that is the very thing we must prevail on – the terror they cause must be wiped out by our fitting reply and our ability to recover.

This is not a community or religion thing. No religion advocates terror. This is about an organisation where the value of life is little. We must find the perpetrators and immediately sentence them, and destroy the organisations base – even if that base is in a different country.

This is why I must say I agree with US operations inside Pakistan – Every such terrorist they rid the world of, is one less that we have to do. Yes, we, us – we will have to do it in the end – you and me, us, India and even Pakistan. But whatever you do, don’t target a community or a religion – you become as barbaric when you do that. It’s not about Muslims or Pakistanis or whatever. It’s about SIMI, or IM or the individuals that plan terror.

Let’s break them. I don’t even know where to start to help. Let’s create our own version of an “India” force. Let’s use technology to beat them. Let’s talk, discuss, and create ways to ensure our crowded markets are safe. CCTV, a federalized data gathering system, local “eyes and ears”, truth generating drugs – whatever it takes, we, the internet enabled class of India, must contribute. It’s no longer about “them” – it’s about us. I need to think more about what’s out there and what’s missing, but I now know it’s not about me complaining that no one is doing anything. It’s about YOU AND ME not doing anything. It’s time. No, it was time 5 years ago. It’s too late today to ask for directions. We gotta create our own.

My future, and yours, depends on our success.

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