IT HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA
It is almost one year since 26/11.
What India has learnt or otherwise, time will tell and that will be separate subject for a blog post.
Have we as a Nation been sensitive towards those who died for us?
Have we as a Nation been sensitive towards those who are ensuring that another 26/11 is avoided?
The answer seems to a very disturbing, unfortunate and a negative reply.
Post 26/11, The Taj and Trident/Oberoi are being guarded by the State Reserve Police Force.
Jawans , 25 of them, those who are guarding Trident/Oberoi have been living in a van and sleep in the van after 12 hours of duty. They naturally wash their clothes in the van, they cook in the van, and they wash their utensils in the van. Their living situation becomes worst during monsoons due to lack of a ceiling over their head.
Jawans, those who are guarding the Taj Hotel are worse of.
They are using historical Gateway of India as their house. Despite a rush of evening visitors/tourists to the the Gateway, these jawans cook their food, wash their clothes, dry their clothes, wash their utensils on the pavement.(SHAME)
Hemant Karkare lost his life fighting for the country. It is alleged that the bullet proof vest he was wearing was of sub standard quality. The Govt ordered an enquiry and----hold your breath----the file of procurement suddenly is lost.(SHAME)
Hemant Karkare’s wife did not give up. She followed up the case as the Govt still had the defective jacket Karkare wore which was the only substantial piece of evidence.---hold your breath---the jacket has gone missing.(SHAME)
Is that how we are going to honour our heroes who died for us?
Is that how we are going to treat our jawans who are securing us?
Mr Ashok Chavan, CM, is on record to say that the “THE GOVT CAN NOT PROVIDE THESE JAWANS HOUSES” (are we ashamed of such people and statements?)
Mr Ashok Dongre, the Deputy Inspector General of SRPF has this comment to make “THE MATTER WILL BE LOOKED INTO” (are we ashamed of such people and statements?)
Government has no house for the Jawans on duty against terror, but only last week there was a report in a local paper which said----
MEIRA KUMAR, LOK SABHA SPEAKER HAS BEEN ALLOTTED TWO SPRAWLING BUNGALOWS IN DELHI.
GULAM NABI AZAD, HEALTH MINISTER HAS BEEN ALLOTTED TWO SPRAWLING BUNGALOWS IN DELHI.
The only action I could take after writing this post was to stand in silence for one minute.
You may want to do so.
let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.
posted on 20/11/09 by b k chowla.