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The Great Security Circus

With the coming of 71st Republic Day of India, there has been whole lot of security measures being taken up in the state particularly in Greater Imphal area and the justification for these measures are to curb anti social activities.

One can see many security personnel frisking and checking commuters in important locations and at times performing Combing Operation in different localities in early morning.  This is good in one way taking in view of the law and order of the state and other past incidents.

In spite of all these whole security measures, bombs have blasted in different places in this month alone. This can be termed as a complete failure on the part of authorities whether it may be Intelligence or Manipur Police department. What is surprising is that, such types of incidents have occurred before in the rundown to Independence Day and Republic Day. Here, mention may be made of the security measures taken Post 9/11 attack in the United States, more than 263 organizations were either created or reorganized after the attack and many security measures were taken up to prevent any unwanted activities and terror activities did minimized to lowest low after this. Doesn’t mean we need to act like what is being done in the US, but at least security thing could be taken a lot more seriously and prevent such untoward things from happening. If they cannot prevent such unwanted activities and protect common people lives and properties, then there is no point in conducting activities like frisking and Combing Operation in the name of security. The whole setup can be termed as a charade or a way to harass the common people in the name of security, if such unwanted activities keep on happening. Commuters, mostly teenagers are stopped by the police and frisked as if they are some petty criminals. How far is this frisking and Combing Operations fruitful?

The need of the hour is to beef up Intelligence activities and a complete recheck of the whole setup and not to stick on just some aged old activities for namesake. After all, it is the sworn duty of the Police department to protect the public and not to trouble them.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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