I was away from Hyderabad last weekend and did not follow the news. I was absolutely shocked when I heard about the terrorist attack. A second attack in a span of 3 months! Atrocious! To add a pinch of salt, the place where the attack took place is hardly 500 meters from the ‘Andhra Pradesh Secretariat’, which is supposed to have top security.
Government cannot be blamed for everything that happens in the name of terrorism. After all, security cannot be provided to every nook and corner of the city where people gather. But I was greatly disheartened to see the indifferent attitude of Security personnel (In fact there were not too many!) in the Secunderabad Railway Station, when I returned on Tuesday, hardly 3 days after the attack. They seem to be checking none and there were no metal detectors available. Railway Stations, bus terminals and shopping malls are a few places which attract huge crowds. Security must be tightened at least in those locations, so that the probability of another attack comes down.
Only a calculative and intelligent approach by the Government and the concerned authorities can put a check to these criminal activities. Terrorist activities seem to be on a rise in the past 5-6 years. Done to incite communal disharmony, these activities claim hundreds of innocent lives. No country is an exception to this trauma and World is a single place, as far as terrorism is concerned.
I greatly appreciate the steps taken by AP Government to combat terrorist activities in the city. But every security personnel must do their duty to utmost perfection and do not indulge in perfunctory activities. At this juncture, I remember a song written by a tamil poet. (Translated) “Thievery cannot be eradicated, unless the thieves decides to stop it”… I believe, the same analogy holds good to those involving themselves in terrorist activities.
A plea to the terrorists – “PLEASE SPARE THE WORLD!!”