Thursday, 27 November 2008

Mumbai - Calm Collected Response Need of the Hour

This continues to be Mumbaikars' worst nightmare prolonged beyond comprehension. However, I believe that as a city we need to remain calm and not be instigated. A number of our "celebrities" have made inflammatory remarks and displayed not just immaturity but a total lack of balanced view. [1] As educated citizens we should refrain from reacting to these statements with aggression.

The need of the hour is for us to stand together and help the task forces in the rescue operations. We need to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities at the earliest. It is imperative now that we all display maturity, efficiency and professionalism. Mumbai is a city that has come out of various crisis only because of its spirit and unity. This time we need to deploy our perseverance, courage and togetherness like never before. Let the world know that not only are we not deterred but we also salute and support our defense personnel who have done a tremendous job in the last 24 plus hours.

[1] Point in case is Mrs. Shobha De, who in her attack on the government and authorities has completely forgotten that lapses have happened on the part of private enterprise as well. This is not the time to point fingers and call for public uproar. The hotels have lost a number of their staff, 14 policemen have been martyred and over a 125 civilians have been brutally murdered. My deepest condolences to all the bereaved families.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The conduct of our political leadership, ranging from Vilasrao Deshmukh to RR Patil, Shivraj Patil to LK Advani and even Mumbai’s own Raj Thackrey has been despicable. In this terrible hour of tragedy they have either tried to make excuses for the failure of their administration or have tried to gain political mileage. Raj Thackrey is conspicuous in his absence while his youth wing VP has been pathetic with his derogatory SMS! However, our defense personnel, police and citizens have been outstanding in their courage and sacrifice. Indian politicians need to let the country live and the citizens need to ensure that these absolute losers do not come back to power! It is OUR country and WE need to take decisions FROM NOW ON!