Devika was one of the few teenage witnesses whose testimonies led to Kasab’s conviction and ultimately his execution. But being victims and witnesses of the 26/11 terrorist attacks carried a strange stigma for the family.
The 26/11 frame is an apt one to survey and take stock of India’s readiness and/or vulnerabilities today. Sheer shock and awe ensured it was a day of reckoning for India’s internal security apparatus: its strengths and weaknesses were on public display.
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh together account for nearly half the number of primary health centres running without doctors in the country. The three poll-bound states have a medical emergency of a different kind.