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India is a soft State

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Submitted by S A Kapadia (India), Dec 13, 2006 at 07:47

Much as I would like to refute your statements, Mr Alex, I cannot.

India remains a soft state and cannot or will not summon the will to act against Islamic terrorism. Even making illegal immigrants leave the north eastern parts of India is something that is not being tackled by any arm of the government. The reason is all in its form of government.

Democracy demands votes and if any party wants votes, then pandering to vote banks is the easiest way to win elections. And by their growing numbers, muslims are gaining greater importance in the political process. The Congress Govt is by far the worst offender.
Recent statement of our Prime Minister ('Minorities have the first claim on our resources') being a case in point.

Terrorism cannot be tackled unless there is a strong will and a strong government backing that will.
India, sadly, lacks both.

This is why I advocate that only moderate muslims can tackle radical Islam.

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