Thursday, November 27, 2008

Why it's Mumbai, always??

As a common man i was forced to sleep at 2 AM in Morning while the police fought the terrorist!!
But couldn't sleep..Got up at 5 AM to catch up on the update.
I cried after knowing that ATS chief Hemant Karkare,Encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Add DIG Amte faced the bullets while i slept!!
Got lot of calls from friends and family about my own well being.
The biggest farce for me is the news that 200 NSG commandos being called from Delhi?Don't we have them in MUmbai?Why do we pay our taxes Why all NSG is busy saving the politicians when we die each day.Its the softest target the Great Mumbai!!
I was told as a kid that our Navy and Coast guard are the saviours who protect our waters!!
Is this protection?
What is done during the half hourly helicopter surveillance under taken by Coast guards?
I have no questions from the Intelligence community?They are great as they must be busy working overtime on vote shares in the ensuing and forthcoming elections.
I know what fate as a Mumbaikar i have?
1.The NEWS channels will report the terror attack for few days.
2.High profile visits will be undertaken of the site and hospitals?
3.Compensation will be announced for the dead?
4.The home minister will get another great opportunity to show his class and style in dressing?
5.The Pakistani angle will be explored?
6.Underworld links will be established?
7.The investigation will continue?
8.Those who are directly not involves will forget the attack slowly?
9.The spirit of Mumbai will be praised and commended?
All this till the next terror attack???
Then what ??
All this will be repeated again!!
We will continue to get the third grade policing and security.
Yes VIP security will be increased many fold??
Welcome to my India and my home Mumbai.Don't worry till its your turn..


Anonymous said...

Very true....
- Another Mumbaiker

Anonymous said...

What are you as a citizen doing about this ? I though your country was the biggest democratic country ?? Time to wake up i guess and stop blameing your politicians who you elected.
I am sure they are doing there best to cope with all this mess.
have faith and be strong.

Eran Sharom

Anonymous said...

I agree with Eran.

Amit - I lost my only sister in to this ugly war of the 21st century and infact i am in Mumbai right now trying to get a flight back tonight to Isreal.
Have faith...


dxtr said...

Yeah its always Mumbai because its one of the most prominent cities of our country and its easily accesible!
Its kinda sad.

Sakshi Danti said...


Amit Shekhar said...

Thanks for the visit and comments...

Amit Shekhar said...

By hari trivedi on Sat Dec 6 17:17

I can't remember which election this was during, but I vividly remember the case. Poor farmers from a constituency in Andhra Pradesh were not seeing any solutions to their issues, only empty promises. So, one such election, about 500 odd farmers stood as independant candidates. The votes were horribly split & a coalition had to be announced. Now these simple farmers used the same tactics that corrupt politicians do- split votes, get some mandate in the elected coalition, so that they can peacefully share in the loot for the next 5 years, and the cycle continues. Bigger question is if this actually succeeded. Unfortunately, I could not find any follow-up media coverage on this.

But imagine if this could be re enacted on a larger scale, all over India, for the next elections, tens of thousands of independant candidates- all they need is about 100-150 votes per person, not very difficult, considering that a person on facebook alone seems to know that many people personally.

Imagine if this was possible? Imagine if we can threaten to pull the rug from below these corrupt politicians' feet, everytime we felt they were not taking the correct steps to work towards the nation's benefit!

This too could fail if the wrong persons stood for elections. But if we adopted a method like the US elections debates, we would probably be able to identify born leaders for the role.

I came across this mail, something I wish I knew about in previous elections.... But should not be used without understanding the abilities of our candidates completely... sometime, we might end up eliminating a really capable leader.

Do you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!

Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".

Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them. This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....

Please spread this news to as many as you know... Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power, expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on...

"Please forward this mail to as many as possible, so that we, the people of India , can really use this power to save our nation". Use your voting right for a better INDIA.