September 08, 2005
It's been a year Beslan happened. An interesting column on the anniversary of this incident questions the government actions. This incident is at the one extreme of countering the hostage crisis. Brazen display of an aggression almost criminal in nature! Mosco dealt this incident in almost same manner in which it responded to the Moscow theatre hostage crisis 3 years back. Another end of the spectrum is the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu in 1999. The government gave in so meekly that it amounted to mockery of all the soldiers who laid their life to capture the terrorists, who were released to end the crisis.