You will be delighted to know that Indians have finally attained that elusive state, which Lord Krishna preached in the Gita: blissful equanimity, or Stithaprajna. I have this on authority of two bloggers I deeply respect: Nitin, who instead of writing an incisive piece on the Mumbai Siege (Nov 2008), has merely posted an open thread, and JK has posted a collection of links. I think they have become finally and fully evolved spiritual beings.
And thereby show me the path that I must tread. The same path that our Gentle Prime Minister, his Bosserina, and the Saintly Shivraj Patil have trod for the last four years. If their tagline for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls is Tackling Terror with a Smile, their victory will be a foregone conclusion. But by calling the Army, they have blunted their chances a bit. But there’s still time. They can leave the terrorists to their devices…actually I have a better suggestion.
I urge the terrorists to surrender. They only need to look at Afzal Guru to appreciate the kind of treatment that’s in store for them. The entire media and secular establishment will risk their all to defend them. They will protect them against barbaric prison treatment. They will light candles. They will exert maximum pressure at the highest levels to ensure humane treatment. On the side, they will author heart-rending articles about the eternal spirit of Mumbai. The defence will be multi-pronged.
You have anyway accomplished your objective of mowing down tens of innocent Indian citizens. Surrender, and take some rest in our jails. We anyway know that your other brothers will be arriving soon on a similar mission. Nothing deters our equanimity.
Terrorism, not Hinduism is a way of life for us.
- Exhibit 1: Curiously, just yesterday, India and Pakistan agreed to stop blaming each other for terror attacks. Barely a few hours, this happens.
- Exhibit 2: Dangerously, cops reveal that folks in Mumbai were getting instructions from their brothers in Karachi via satellite phones.
- Wait and Watch: If the UPA will go behind these guys with the same zestful zeal they recently displayed vis a vis the Malegaon blasts