Friday, January 23, 2004

Republic day terrorism

Every year since the early 80s, the first indications that the Republic/Independence Day is around the corner are news items about capture of terrorists who plan to disrupt the celebrations.

Interesting thing is that there's no follow up - ever. Or to put it more accurately, I haven't read about any followups. Are these "fake encounters"? Are these stories fabricated? It's hard to imagine, that year after year twice a year, these guys - usually from the flavor-of-the-day terrorist group - plan these attacks and then get arrested.

If it's true, it means that our law enforcement folk get extra-vigilant during this period. In which case they should figure out a way to remain this vigilant all thru the year! If it's not, then someone must out this scam asap.

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