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Colin Gonsalves

In: Mumbai Post 26/11: An Alternate Perspective

Chapter 14: Our Politicians are Still not Listening*

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Our Politicians are Still not Listening*
Our politicians are still not listening

One would have thought that after the Bombay attack and the public outpouring of resentment against politicians, that the establishment would get its act in order. One would expect that careful thought would go into the making of proposals to combat terrorism and to keep the people secure. Instead what do we find? The same old clichés and the usual attack on human rights activists.

What the people of India expected was that the governments would give careful thought to making the police a professional fighting force oriented towards the security of the ordinary citizens of India rather than operating, as it does now, as the protectors of politicians. They also expected that the police ...

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