The recent attack in Indian Institute of Science by terrorists raises quite a few questions and brings forth a number of pressing issues that must be addressed on a war footing.
Firstly, for all the intelligence might and the regular intelligence reports that we have, the security seems to be pretty lax. It can be argued that such intelligence reports would crop up dime-a-dozen and not all of them can be taken into cognizance. However, in the overall scope, i think it would be better if the institute as a separate entity takes up the issue of security a bit more seriously. It would be appropriate to bring to notice here, that a few months ago, in the very same place, a tibetean protestor had shown flags against the chinese premier. The state government remains fuly accountable for not conducting a proper investigation into that happening.
It might be easier to wash off the entire episode as a one off thing, but taking the larger intrests into consideration, and the perceived threats to bangalore as a whole, i think that it would be better if the institute beefs up its security.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:39 AM