Showing posts with label Terrorist Attack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Terrorist Attack. Show all posts

Disaster Management

Almost every Indian city is vulnerable to man made and natural disasters. Some of the man made disasters are bomb blast, terrorist attack / naxalite attacks while natural calamities like floods  in Bihar, Bengal and Mumbai in recent years and earthquakes in Kashmir, Gujarat. Storms / Tsunami in various coastal regions have left big impact on the mind & strength of nation. Although the whole nation stands united during the hour of crisis but the lack of disaster management, shortage of equipments & infrastructure and non-co-ordination between various government agencies because of lazy attitude of government workers led to the loss of life and assets on very large scale. Some of the disasters left never ending marks on social life.Some important points which needs to be analyzed are as follows :


  • In case of earthquake at Gujarat I read and listen that debris removing equipments (which are human friendly and modern) of International Community are very much better in comparison to Indian equipments.


  • In case of Tsunami USA has better warning systems with them.

  • After WTC attacks USA made its security system very strong and saved / failed further terrorist attacks.

Many more disasters could have been stopped if government is alerted. Actually we don't have proper policies and system which are required during crisis hour. Generally Army is called in case of natural calamities which should be the last option but it seems that it is the only option with authorities.
Almost all of our metro cities has high rise buildings (group housings/corporate offices/malls)  and mostly all of them constructed after approvals of various government agencies but in case of any mis-happenings like (fire/bomb blast/ earthquake/flood/etc.) in these buildings do the district administration have complete infrastructure/equipment to deal with this problem. Like case of Fire at IOC in Jaipur all safety measures failed and even central government is not successful to stop fire. Personally I knows that once the approval from concerned authority is taken most of the safety measures dies due to lack of maintenance. A regular monitoring/inspection system of safety measures should be in place so that we can reduce the chances of any disaster. It must be made sure that inspection is not only a formality which gets completed because of corruption means enforcement of law should goes in strict manner.

Attack on Mumbai

The financial capital of India attacked again and more than 100 peoples died in the attack including some foreigners and more than 300 are injured. The famous Taj Hotel is under fire. It is sad that Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) Chief Hemant Karkare, Additional Commissioner Ashok Kamte and known encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar were killed outside Mumbai's Cama hospital when terrorist throw the grenades on Police and ATS team. Some other police personals are also killed while fighting with terrorists. School & Colleges will remain close today and all the international flights from Mumbai has been canceled. Stock market will also remain close. In Taj Hotel and Trident Hotel (Oberoi) terrorist have made hostage of peoples and most of them are foreigners. As per the witnesses terrorist were looking for Americans and British peoples. Taj Hotel is the heritage of Mumbai is under fire and army and navy commandos are their for rescue. NSG Commandos and sharp shooters from other security agencies have also reached Mumbai to curb terrorist. Home Minister Shivraj Patil himself have reached Mumbai while Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is reaching their and requested the Mumbaikars to remain calm. President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi have condemned the attack. Other VVIP are also visiting Mumbai which is not good as I think will increase the problems of security agencies and affect the relief operations.

 

The Terrorist attack in hospital shows that terrorist have no humanity inside them and they are totally against whole world.

 

But it should be noted that Police teams are not trained properly and do not have enough modern weapons to to fight the terrorist attack due to which we are losing our brave police and other security personals. Their must be some special team equipped with latest technology and modern weapons present on 24 x 7 x 365 basis in every city which is highly sensitive from terrorist attack point of view.

 

At last Salute to Every Soldier for their invaluable sacrifice.