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The price we pay

india Updated: Aug 28, 2007 23:37 IST

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Every time a terrorist attack takes place, the authorities announce that there is a ‘red alert’. Given the frequency of terrorist attacks that are occurring now, we should be on red alert 24 hours a day. All public places should be under camera surveillance to help review footages to track potential terrorists. Access to mobile phones should come under scrutiny before activation. Mobile phones seem to be the preferred mode of instrument to activate bombs by the terrorists. Eternal vigilance is the price we have to pay for a democratic and secular society.

HN Ramakrishna, Bangalore


The Hyderabad blast is the result of a liberal attitude of the government. The government should check the entry of foreign nationals who have got nationality during last 10 years and sent them back to their respective countries. This is the practical solution for minimising such brutal attacks as these people are dangerous for country’s security and peace because they indulge in criminal activities. The government and politicians shall act in this manner.

M Kumar, via e-mail


Killing of innocent people is aimed only to foment trouble and create a divide between those living in harmony in cities like Hyderabad and Malegaon. Perhaps our economic strength, vibrant democratic system and growing stature has become our neighbours’ envy. We should become more vigilant, having better intelligence inputs, resolving internal conflicts like Naxalism, Ulfa through dialogue and above all sealing our borders.

Raghubir Singh, Pune


When terrorism takes the form of jehad, it amounts to the abuse of Islam. If Islam continues to be represented by the fundamentalist elements and Muslims fail to present to the modern world their true image, theirs will become the most isolated and hated community.

Omar Luther King, Delhi

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