Ever since then, there have been several such unexplained occasions of terror outbreak in Karnataka, and there has never been one occasion with a solid display of security being restored in the real sense. By this what we mean is a real restoration of safety and a guarantee of non-repetiton of such untoward events around us.
But of course, terror unrelenting, on Friday, Bengaluru witnessed a series of blasts, minutes apart from each other, just like they did in some other capital cities in India. And as always, the people holding the stick, are clueless and seem to be asking themselves - who could it be?! where did these terrorist come from?! how could we have prevented it?!
Experts have come up with many reasons for the dismal record of our administration in combating terrorism, these being:
- Lack of legislative teeth for our security agencies to combat organized terror network
- Lack of investment to provide for adequate infrastructure & training for our police force
- High corruption levels in our police force
- Political interference in appointment of police officials to key intelligence and investigative wings
- Appeasement of certain sections of society by politicians for narrow political gains
- Indoctrination of certain sections of society with extremist ideologies
However, one significant point missed out in this whole discourse is about the lack of a mechanism to track people who live in a particular state and those who travel in / out of that state. If each state could really have an account of all its citizens, have basic information about their whereabouts, know when someone new has entered the state, as to why he has entered the state, what is the duration of his stay there, it would greatly help the state security agencies to accomplish their job better. This mechanism will act as a major deterrent for mischief mongers who as of now can simply board a bus in (say) Chennai or Hyderabad, come to (say) Bengaluru, perpetuate a terrorist act and catch a train and travel to (say) Ahmedabad for their next terrorist act there.