Archive for the ‘apathy’ Category

Mumbai: India’s Security From The Sea a Mix of Neglect, Apathy, Ineptitude

December 1, 2008

A lot is being said about the intelligence failure of central agencies and the Navy that led to the attack on Mumbai but a review made by the Centre recently on the status of patrolling of its maritime zones across eight coastal states revealed a sordid saga of neglect and apathy.

The Times of India

A report submitted by the Comptroller and Auditor General to the government in October said that a central scheme to procure 26 patrol boats at a cost of Rs 25 crore for patrolling of exclusive fishing zones in the first 12 miles of the coastline of eight states was largely unfruitful.

The boats were “either not constructed or were lying idle and not being used for the intended purpose” while authorities even failed to carry out mid-course correction, it pointed out.

Read the rest:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Maharashtra_
neglected_marine_security_CAG_report/articleshow/3781321.cms

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Fear, apathy corrode Pakistan elections

February 8, 2008
By STEPHEN GRAHAM, Associated Press Writer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Worshippers were standing in silent prayer in a village mosque when a suicide bomber struck. Former Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao survived the attack, the second aimed at him in eight months, but 53 people around him died in a hail of shrapnel.

A wave of Islamic militant attacks on both senior opposition and government figures is casting a long shadow over Pakistan‘s parliamentary elections, especially in the volatile northwest, where candidates like Sherpao have been reduced to campaigning behind closed doors.

“They want….