MUMBAI: A day after the most violent terror attacks on Indian soil, chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday said his government has decided to set up a "state-level NSG-like organisation'' to tackle terrorism.
"Mumbai has always been on the top of the terrorists' hit list. After Wednesday's terror attacks, I feel we should have an NSG-like organisation to deal with terrorists,'' Deshmukh said after a special cabinet meeting to review the law and order situation.
Deshmukh said he would ask the home department to draft a proposal for the same once the situation in the metropolis is back to normal. "We will set up the state-level NSG in a time-bound manner,'' said Deshmukh.
Another IPS officer said setting up a special agency for Mumbai on the lines of NSG was the need of the hour. "The local police are unable to retaliate, as such we should have NSG like organisation,'' he said.
All this raises very important questions: Has the Centre completely failed in defending India? Should defense - a federal subject the world over - also move to the states? Is terrorism so widespread within Indian states that the army stationed in border areas can't do anything to prevent it?
And yeah, Yeddy, are you listening?
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