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 http://www.orkutheroes.com/majorsandeep/
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.