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Last week, helicopter, chopper, commandoes, satellite were the frequently used words as well as equipments.
All the effort by our officials and commandoes and police force is really appreciable while finding AP's CM YSR.
But somewhere I am not feeling very good at heart, even logically also to see a big gap in treatment to a VVIP and a lot of people caught in a natural calamity. I feel our system really needs a lot of reforms where a common-man should also get the same treatment. I have never seen or heard choppers, helicopters, commandoes going to flood affected areas and relocating people to safer areas, never, never seen that except politicians doing rounds and media reporters taking raw material for breaking-news. India a very good example of democracy, then why such a flaw in system? How RAJA become more important the whole PRAJA? And at the end whose money is this? Taxpayer's money, my money, your money, our money.
(I should mention specifically that I am not at all against whatever done as a part of search operation, I just suggested where else also we can do the same effort)


I am not alone, others are also echoing the similar sentiments. Read the Sobha De's column in Sunday Times of India:
Searching for clues: It happens only in India

Excerpt from her article -
Apart from anything else, four other lives were lost along with YSR's. Nobody has paid the slightest attention to the sorry plight of their families. Whose decision was it to take the doomed flight into hostile terrain in miserable weather? Do the loved ones of the pilots, group captain S K Bhatia, captain M S Reddy and the relatives of YSR's principal secretary S Subramanayam, plus his chief security officer A S C Wesley, have no right to question authorities, demand explanations? Or are their lives less valuable, somehow?

Watching the coverage across TV channels, it was distressing to note that the disaster was covered in such an insensitive and lop-sided manner. Granted, a VIP was killed and deserved extensive coverage - but to the exclusion of the others?

But going by the sms-es doing the rounds, here's one that needs to be addressed in the spirit of fair and free enquiry - "Billed as 'India's biggest ever search' 5,000 jawans, an ISRO remote-sensing aircraft, a Sukhoi, 14 search and rescue choppers, the forest department police, paramilitary forces, Chenchu tribal guides.... all mobilized within three short hours for a missing CM. Was the Central government sleeping during the 60 hours of Mumbai terror attacks on 26/11?"


Saach ka Saamna, anyone?

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