Wednesday, December 18, 2013


SECURITY....................The state of being free from danger or threat"

In any country, security of its citizens, its internal security and its external security is of prime importance and responsibility of the Govt in power.

We, however, have made a joke of our security systems. One is curious as to why should elected representatives need security from its own people?

VIP security of our leaders (sic !!!!) could put a Ruler of any Sultanate to shame. When Indian VIPs move, en-route, city roads are blocked for traffic for them and their convoy. It is termed as VIP movement by the authorities. There have been instances when persons have lost their life unable to reach the hospital or have been denied entry to hospital while a PM has been visit.

It is laughable, Every time it’s a terror attack or a bomb blast, the security that of VIPs is tightened and not that of the common man.

Last year  while thousands young boys and girls  were protesting on the streets of in Delhi, against  Nirbhaya  rape case, it was the Chief Minister of Delhi whose security was increased and not that of the protesters. CM’s house was almost converted into a fortress. Having secured the CM, protesters, mostly young students, were lathi charged and water cannons were fired. So what? Our popularly elected CM hid behind secured security ring. Damn the common man and his security.

In the US, on 4th July, citizens are all over the town with US flags in hand celebrate Independence Day. It is celebration time for them. Come our Independence day, we are made to sit behind closed doors and high rise windows are kept shut to keep a check on sharp shooters and markets in that area are closed a day in advance so that the PM delvers his speech from behind bullet proof screen (Even though the content has been same for decades) from Red Fort.

Situation on the Republic day is no different. At the end of the three hours of India having shown its might to the world of its preparedness, state is unable to provide basic security to its helpless people.

It was 6th Dec when (unfortunately) Babri Masjid was demolished. Every year on that day the area is converted into a fortress with security forces all over the place. The Situation before 364 days and after 364 days from 6th Dec seems to be of little concern. Damn the common man during rest of the year.

It was 23rd Dec when Indian Parliament was terror attacked. Since then, all measures have been taken to increase security for the parliamentarians. Year after year, on this day huge promises are made for security for the man on the street. Instead, VIP security gets tightened
Muslims from Myanmar are crossing over to Hyderabad and are being sheltered. Instead of screening them, those giving shelter to illegal are being given security cover.Arent they a security risk?

Illegal crossing over from Bangladesh is now undisputed fact .Reportedly; BSF has been instructed not to fire on that crossing over.Arent they a security risk?

Are we, the citizens free from danger or threat? No, we are not. We are ourselves to be blamed for the state of affairs. Unless we make our concerns felt and our voice of reasoning heard loud enough, nothing will change.

They are not MASTERS and we are not SUBJECTS. Let us get over our colonial mind set.



SG said...

If you need security from the people you want to lead, you are not a leader. Looks like heavy security is a status symbol nowadays.

Sandhya said...

It has become the norm of the day now. Even if the leadership changes, it is going to be the same. We, common people have to take care of ourselves. Do you think AAP will be different? They look/sound different, but once they get into power, they will be typical Indian politicians.

Here, in Chennai, wherever jayalalitha goes, the people who walk on the platform are not allowed to walk on the movements should be there on the road, a policeman said...Gundammakku kovam varum, he said. Fat woman would get angry, it seems!

Shilpa Garg said...

I have never understood the rationale of diverting/stopping the traffic on roads when a VIP is passing by. This year Vasundhara Raje has said that her travel convoy will halt at red lights and she will travel like the common man! Some sense has prevailed!

Unknown said...

It is indeed a matter of disgust that thousands of people have to suffer because the so called V.I.P.s have to take the same route. All politicians are alike.Even the newly formed AAP is learning fast. Did you see a chamcha tying K's shoe laces?

Vijay Tiwari said...

Yes, Hindustan(India) needs to revamp as far as security of a common man is concerned. I may be wrong but I heard a long time back that for eg:- Mumbai spends less than 200INR per Mumbaikar for Security and Safety. This figure of 200INR is laughable. Till date nothing has changed for Mumbaikars. Indian People are persistently getting mocked by VVIPs & VIPs why? It is only used as Status Symbol and this nonsense has to stop. The people of India not only needs Safety and Security but also Social & Economic Security. I Thank you for writing on this topic which is equally significant amid Corruption griping like cancer in our country. Jai Hind, Vande Mataram.

Rachna said...

completely agree with you, Chowlaji! Why are common people treated inferior and the politicians get preference every single time?


Whose democracy is it anyway? Only the high and might have freedom. The rest are serfs!

indu chhibber said...

You know how it is'andha baante rewari,phir phir apnon ko de'
Our politicians get elected to look after their own welfare.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Hope the New Year brings better sense and wisdom to the ruling class, Chowlaji!

S.R.Ayyangar said...

Every time some bomb blast take place, the so called Goverment asks the administration to 'Tighten the security'. God only knows what this means which they keep repeating year after year!

Alka Gurha said...

Timely and apt. Hope things change for the positive from now on.
Wish you and your family a very happy new year.

BK Chowla, said...

Absolutely.It is more of a status symbol and left overs of the British Raaj

BK Chowla, said...

Don't ever expect things to change .
Change has to be brought out by us and we are just silent spectators.

BK Chowla, said...

Shilpa Garg ,
Vasundra May or may not change her security.It is not about an individual.It is about us,you, me we all who suffer their stupidity .

BK Chowla, said...

Usha Menon ,
AAP has already started Channing colours.
They have all taken official,accommodations,Govt cars.
Unless,we change,nothing will change

BK Chowla, said...

Vijay Tiwari,
Good to see you on my blog site .
The day we raise our voice and come out of our colonial mind set,VIPS will start to behave themselves.

BK Chowla, said...

We are being treated inferior because we have never shown our disgust towards what we face in our daily lives.

BK Chowla, said...

It has been redefined by the present govt.

BK Chowla, said...

Indu Chibbar,
Politics in India is a business with highest rate of ROI

BK Chowla, said...

Rahul Bhatia,
I really wish it does.I am very optimistic

BK Chowla, said...


A very happy new year to you too.
Take dare

BK Chowla, said...

Yes,they tighten us and tighten VIP security to tease us

BK Chowla, said...

Alka Gurha,

Lets see if situation changes and when.But,I am very hopeful.

Wish you and your family a happy new year too.
Take care

R. Ramesh said...

BKC sir..sure all well..sorry i could not be in regular touch as v r busy with daughter's wedding plan god willing on feb2..will stay connected best wishes to you always sir

Insignia said...

Security...hmm whats that? Its not for common man like you or me.

Its a luxury that VIP get as if its their birthright