Opinion | Mumbai’s policemen reduced to statues
If one had asked Patel how to spend 3,000 crore, he would have probably given it to the Mumbai police
The tenth anniversary of the Mumbai attack on 26/11 has had the usual political response. The standard praise and salute for those who lost their lives, a strict warning to terrorists, some identity politics played using Pakistan and Islamic terror as targets, and finally praising the spirit of Mumbaikars. The script has been followed for 10 years, with some minor changes, and Indians have bought it. But the crucial lessons in crumbling infrastructure and state capacity have neither been addressed nor fixed.