November 2009

The findings of the internal inquiry of RAW into the Rabinder Singh episode will never be known even to the Indian Parliament or a parliamentary committee. How then can we be sure of their effectiveness in gathering information and protecting the country.

The Home Minister has to ensure that an oversight mechanism be created to ensure that such vital issues (Rabinder Singh episode) affecting national security are not swept under the carpet and appropriate lessons are drawn from it.

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As India observes the first anniversary of the deadly terror strike in Mumbai, we have forgotten the fact that its also the 20th anniversary of terrorism in India. Violence against the Indian State that began in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989 has now spread to almost all of India. Year after year, the country has been hit by terror strikes of greater magnitude but all we do is organize candle light vigils for the victims, observe the anniversaries, and talk about resilience, and courage.

We forget things very easily and hence never learn from our mistakes. Nobody seems to be questioning the government as to why the Mumbai attack inquiry report has not been tabled in the Maharashtra Assembly till now. And why has it been designated as classified? If the US can make public the 9/11 Commission report and own up to the mistakes made by the administration, why can’t the Indian Government? The spineless politicians of India have really failed this country.

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The investigation agencies should also concentrate on the bribe givers and reveal their identities. The government and agencies should not act in a partisan manner (as they usually do) of revealing what is in their political interest and not in their economic interest. Is the government also culpable of bribe taking like Koda allegedly is?

All the MoUs signed by Koda should be canceled as they are anti-nation and anti-people. They have been signed for bribes and do not benefit the nation.

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