What about the unsung heroes?

untitled3It has been more than a month since the terrorist attacks on Mumbai. More than any thing, it was a boon for the media guys and some opportunistic politicials. So there were banners placed on every nook and corner of Mumbai featuring the pictures of Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte, Vijay Salaskar and some others. The bill boards first highlighted the political party and then the heroics of these policemen.

Excuse me gentlemen? What heroics are we talking about here? With all due respect to the individual accomplishments of these guys and their bravery, what they did on the night of 26th November was mere bad decision making. They could have easily lived and planned the retaliation. They however ended up losing lives like the other unarmed civilians. Not their fault though…

If some one really saved Mumbai were the NSG commandos, the marines and the team at Girgaum’s check post (especially Tukaram Omble and Vishwas Kadam.) They are the ones who should be applauded. We should put the placards around the country praising the NSG and the Marines. Despite risking their lives, the Marines and commandos remain out of the lime light. We know names of no one except Gyanendra Singh and Sandeep Unnikrishnan (who lost their lives.) None of the others were given the much deserved credit. C’mon guys! There should be nothing about being a ‘Marathi’ or a ‘Non-Marathi’ here. Nor should any one try to gain a political mileage out of it.

Show some respect and acknowledge the real heroes! Jai Hind!