Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mad dogs and Martyrs

Bad enough we lose one of our brave NSG commandos to the terrorists, worse is having politicos making their “condolences” a very public affair. Its like some Page 3 Party. Every politico giving sound bytes to popular news channels. Ensuring they have an entourage of new reporters, security personnel, sniffer dogs, other sychophants. WHY ? All this just to SEE and be SEEN as the first ones to offer LIP service. Nothing More, Nothing Less.

"He served the country well," said the father of slain NSG Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan in a choked voice while his mother caressed the face of her only son who died fighting the militants in Mumbai. The poignant moment when every Indian’s heart went out to his grieving mother sat next to the body touching the cold forehead of her son and seemed reluctant to leave him while his grief-stricken father K Unnikrishnan looked on.

Who is Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan?

Shaheed Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was serving the Indian army in the cream of the crop National Security Guard and was assigned to the Special Action Group (SAG) of NSG on January 2007. This 31 year old brave man was born in Cheruvannur - Kozhikode district, Kerala on March 17, 1977 from where his family migrated to Bangalore and was settled there. Major Sandeep was the only son of retired ISRO officer Mr. K. Unnikrishnan and Mrs. Dhanalakshmi,

“Major Unnikrishnan rescued an injured commando before he was hit,” Director-General of NSG J.K. Dutt said after he announced ‘mission accomplished’ at the Taj and quoted the slain major as telling his crack team, “Do not come up, I will handle them.” Excerpts from

Now the politicos and their Tamasha : Faced with criticism for delay in showing respect to slain NSG commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Sunday called on the soldier's family members, but a depressed father of Sandeep declined to accept his condolences.

The chief minister asked “Is there a rule that the chief ministers of Kerala and Karnataka should be there at the same time? After a pause, the chief minister went on to say “If it had not been Sandeep’s house, not even a dog would have glanced that way.”
Then Mr. CM, please respond why were police sniffer dogs sent into the house when security personnel came there ahead of your visit to perform their duties.

PLEASE resign if you cannot apologise. You can’t even walk on your own, how are you even a leader? At first we had scant respect, now we have our contempt.

Yes it is true we wouldn’t have even known about Major Sandeep if it wasn’t for Operation Black Tornado or his martyrdom. He would have been just another nameless/faceless soldier many of whom we don’t even hear of as they lose their lives protecting our borders.

We can’t bring back their son. The least we can do is to show some mercy and allow the family to grieve in private.

Another case of that of Hemant Karkare the ATS chief: His widow was offered 1 crore in compensation by Narendara Modi(WTF??). She refused to accept it. A Slap on his face and all politicos who think they can get away with such public announcements. India is no mood for lip service from Politicians.

Fool us once, Shame on you! Fool us twice, Shame on us. We just dont seem to learn and continue to vote for the "lesser of two evils" in any political campaign.


girish said...

SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!
Keep it flowing.

All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born with the same inalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick skulls, then, regime change will be necessary.

Clinton said...

that bloke of a CM, (the dog face ) believe is a 7th grade drop out, what more can you expect from him, he has the uneducated brain washed or the extreme comrades who only see the color red is voted to power, people in the right senses actually do not consider him a worthy leader.

I, a Keralite for sure and I know many who is of the same view.

Deepa Subbaraman said...

Someone fwded this one to me. IT dos curl my blood

BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,
"Some women wearing powder and lipstick, and 5 men wearing suits and taking to the streets in Mumbai in protest, do not represent the people of India. They do not even vote on election day" -

It is the people wearing suits and lipstick, pay the taxes, which pays for his Z security!! -

NCP MLA, Dy. CM and Home Minister of Maharashtra - R R Patil
Itne bade shahar mein chhota hadsa ho jata hai. To total failure nahi hai. (In big cities like this, small incidents do happen. It's is not a total failure. They wanted to kill 5000 people, but we fought them, and less than 200 were killed"

- Should we be saying ..'thank you for killing only 200 people!"

Congress MLA, Chief Minister of Maharashtra - Vilasrao Deshmukh
"IF the responsibility lies with me, I have OFFERED to resign" -

--Despite being the Chief Minister of the state, he doesnt even think, he has a responsibility. He says "IF". He goes on a "tour" of the hotel, with film producer Ram Gopal Verma, who has made many films based on real life incidents.

Congress MP, Home Minister of India - Shivraj Patil
"I Accepted moral responsibility and resigned" -
---It was his job to provide internal security. He was the home minister. It is not his 'moral' responsibility, but he has not done his job.

Most politicians have not even bothered to come out and react to the terror attacks. These are actually just a few who have reacted, and that just shows across party lines, the politicians seem to think, the people of the country are unreasonable in expecting that terror attacks must stop and people need action.

In Contrast - an eye witness accout said the following, about the hotel staff at Oberoi

"The terrorist ordered a hotel staff to start a fire, to distract the security guards outside. The hotel staff refused and was shot down by the terrorist. The terrorist then asked 2 more hotel staff to start the fire, and they too refused. They too were shot down"

If ordinary folks like these, who are just employees of the hotel, can be so courageous and have such a strong sense of duty, we too can be courageous and come out on the streets, to demand our Fundamental right to security....

Larry B said...

Great article! Thanks for sharing.

olive oyl said...

Rights imply duty. if we don't vote for the right people then we are not executing our rights.