Why doesn’t the government heed the points raised by security experts? Much of what experts recommend is pretty commonsensical; at any rate, it is not rocket science. More CCTVs; better trained, equipped, and motivated cops; police reforms—one need not be a K.P.S. Gill to know the importance of all these things. So, why doesn’t the ruling elite open its eyes and see that Islamic terror is evil? Or is it that its eyes are open and it just doesn’t want to see?
Early this week Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah carried out massive reshuffle in his council of ministers and also the ruling party National Conference, of which he is the Working President. Though an exercise in interest of political expediency in view of next year’s elections the reshuffle in the cabinet is a first welcome step in giving voices to the margins. The move has significantly challenged the urban power centres to share the highest decision making table with peripheries of all three regions in Jammu and Kashmir. However, the revamp in the ruling National Conference was essentially an honourable exit of few persons from ministry and other positions to make way for some long neglected people and areas
We should overlook this agenda driven yellow journalism, and, instead, put our house in order soonest for our own national good.