ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Legitimate Security Concerns

In his article, “Capitalising on Calamity: 26/11 and Jingoist Politics” (EPW, 12 December 2009), Anand Teltumbde raises several pertinent issues in relation to 26/11 and India’s response.

Some of the criticism, even if valid, demands further scrutiny. Teltumbde has three main contentions: class bias of the media, ineptitude of the government, and conferring of martyrdom on those for whom fighting for national security is a duty or mere occupational hazard.

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