Jaago India, Jaago Duniya!

on Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hi friends, I was told that the earlier post was too long and was suggested to separate it for better reading. I dunno wht difference it makes if I separte it , but, nyways, here it is, same wine in a new bottle!

Getting started!
Please read the guidelines below to understand how WE as a citizen can help:- (These are commonsensical things. Yet, they seem to be not followed or known by many.)
1) Be calm and patient. Do not panic. Be wary of rumors and chaos which cause unnecessary delays in rescue operations.
2) Do not mix religion and politics into it. It adds fuel to the fire. This is what the terrorist want you to do; make you fight amongst yourselves. Stop the blame game.
3) Be informed. Try to understand the motive beyond such acts. Listen to radio and television for instructions.
4) If terror strikes in your area, do not crowd and make matters difficult to handle for the police. Instead, volunteer to help the affected. Provide first aid if possible. Donate blood if you can. Help, but don’t get in the way of rescue operations. Co-operate with the defense officials.
5) Just criticizing the government and police won’t help. Kudos, to NSG for their bravery in Mumbai rescue mission. There are people who are putting their lives on line to save you. See how you can improve the system.
6) Corruption harbors terrorism. By bribing, potential terrorists illegally get hand on passports, credit cards and identity cards. Please try to avoid it as far as possible. If you find it difficult to take a stand. Inform someone who can do something about it. Inform the media.
7) Terrorist know how to use technology to their advantage. Please avoid entertaining any unknown e-mail address asking for confidential information. Please report spam mail. Also, please notify when you come across inflammatory or agitating emails with the sole purpose of infuriating mobs. (These may be seen on many social networking sites).
8) Be alert and aware about who and what is normal in your surroundings. Knowing this, can help you detect suspicious activity. You may recognize suspicious activity by:
a) Unusual enquiries: Asking about an individual or location’s where about and history or unnecessary interest about the security system and working of an area. Do not give out such confidential information unless you are familiar with the person.
b) Unusual and sudden accommodation of people: A person suddenly lodges in a hotel and is then frequently visited and joined by a large number of seemingly unrelated people. Also, notice their secretive behavior.
c) Noting down of exact location and architectural plan details: The person not only takes pictures of the building. But, also, makes a note of entry points, number of cameras, etc. Creates rough sketch of the entire area and is visible at certain points of the day, trying to monitor and get rough estimation of people to expect at a given point in the day.
d)Unusual deliveries and commodity orders: A media channel reported that the Mumbai blast terrorists had allegedly stocked food well in advance. Terrorist may stock supplies to ready themselves before their ghastly operation comes into action. Do notice if someone is suddenly placing orders for large number of commodities and getting frequent suspicious deliveries.
e)Report unattended packages: On seeing unattended bundles and packages do not panic, if suspicious report such observations. Please store helpline numbers in your cell phone. You never know who you may need to contact in case of emergency.
9) Report details accurately. When providing any information about suspicious activity to a defense official try to be clear in your description. Report only what you saw not what you feel or think might have happened.
a)In case of people description, try to keep the following things in mind: height, hair color, approximate age, sex, scars, unique mark or identity characteristics, dialect and tone of conversation, etc.
b) In case of vehicles, note the color, make, model, body damage, license plate number, etc.
10) Do not take law into your hands. After going through the trauma of terror attack, a backlash is unwanted. Please do not join or encourage angry mobs which burn down shops, buses, etc in the disguise of expressing anger against the government’s inefficiency.
11) Join the anti-terrorism movement. If you think that there is something unjust going on. Do not just keep mum. Find out how you can help. Spread the message. Try to change the chalta hain attitude of others. Every individual has a power to make a difference.
12) Support such organizations who are trying to highlight the issue to the concerned people. You can use you skills like writing, advertisements, etc to help campaign in a non-violent manner.
13) Pressurize the government for action and proper enforcement of law. Ask them to stop manipulating laws for political gains. Pressurize the government to not only lay down policies, firm terror laws but also implement them.
14) Children are our future. Please never encourage anti-religious sentiments in them. Volunteer to educate kids in orphanages, schools, anywhere for that matter. Try to build a positive way of thinking.
15) Last, but not the least, believe that things can change. And that you as a citizen can play an active role in bringing about the change. Be positive. Be the change.


Nita said...

I realized that I had left an important point out ......exercie ur right to vote....it is very important....and makes a difference...so guys, please do it...