Sunday, June 04, 2017

Terror attack in London

It is tragic that that terror events are becoming more frequent. Saturday's attack in London Bridge and Borough Market are absolutely shocking.

Politicians in U.K. have reacted sensibly. Read what Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Labour Party, has said:

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “We are all shocked and horrified by the brutal attacks in London. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have died and the many who have been injured. Today, we will all grieve for their loss.
“I would like to thank the police and emergency services for their bravery and professionalism in acting to save lives and deal with these appalling acts of terrorism, as well as NHS staff and members of the public who sought to protect others.
“The Labour party will be suspending national campaigning until this evening, after consultations with other parties, as a mark of respect for those who have died and suffered injury.
“Those who wish to harm our people, divide our communities and attack our democracy will not succeed. We will stand together to defend our common values of solidarity, humanity and justice, and will not allow terrorists to derail our democratic process.”

This opposition leader has not taken advantage of the terror attack to undermine the chances of the ruling party in the ensuing General Election. Can we ever expect such maturity from our political parties? Unfortunately, in India every calamity is an opportunity to embarrass the government of the day. It may be offensive, but true, that the British took away political decency with them when they departed from India.

1 comment:

akji said...

Rightly said. But u would have noticed one more thing I.e only people living there are only acting as terrorists & not out siders