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We have failed our 39 Indians

I was greatly disturbed when I heard the announcement made by the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj that 39 Indians abducted by ISIS four-year ago were murdered and now declared dead.

I am not going to comment on the strategy adopted by the Indian government to work towards saving our 39 Indians abducted; whatever may have been the strategy, it failed and thats the hard fact.

To make matters worse and being absolutely insensitive to the family of the murdered Indians not a single person from the Indian government meet with the family personally but informed them about the tragedy via a phone call.

The family got to know about the tragedy when the Minister informed the Parliament about this shocking news and that news was flashed across news channels.

Sometimes I think we do not value the lives of Indian.

It is strange that today I am reading book titled ‘Mossad – The Greatest Mission of the Israeli Secret Service’ and its throws light on the numerous case studies wherein the Israeli Secret Service worked tenaciously to save their people or enact vengeance against those who harmed and killed Israeli’s in different parts of the world.

The commitment to its people is infectious and the determination to work for the safety and protection of its people globally is incredible.

I don’t know if our governments now and in the past ever cared enough to take such firm steps to protect its citizens.

There is one case of a Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann who was responsible for executing 6 million Jews during the Holocaust; Mossad tracked down this criminal in Argentina after years of keeping a watch; they find him, bring him back to Israel and try him in court and then ensure that he is hanged for his war crimes.

India must avenge this massacre in a manner that sends a message. ISIS murdered our Indians and today in India we allow ISIS flags to be waved in some places, or fight for the rights of some girls to marry men having links to ISIS.

This a greatly depressing news; no amount of compensation, which will certainly follow, can bring back the dead.

I pray that the family gets the strength to overcome this grief.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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