ISBN: 8176483311 Publisher:APH Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 215pages Year of Publication: 2002
At 11.45 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2001 India trembled, and a few gunshots and dead bodies later, India sighed. Those moments could have been very different, they could have changed the destiny of the country, like what September 11 had done to the United States of America, but more politically devastating. That did not happen. But the pre-noon terrorist attack at the Parliament House was another warning, another realisation, another reminder of the truth: the Republic is under attack. The terrorists, suicide bombers more probably, aimed at the highest temple of Indian democracy—the Parliament House. The session, albeit unruly, was on. Those who tried, and nearly succeeded, in shaking India had got their target symbolism right. Now it is for India to comprehend the enormity of the danger: the nation is in the line of fire. The book elaborately discusses the December 13, 2001 attack on the Parliament House bringing forth the conspiracy behind the attack and the links of the terrorists involved with the IC 814 hijacking. The burning issue of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance, 2001 (POTO) has also been discussed in the book. The book therefore, merits attention of experts on Asia, diplomats and policymakers of the developed countries.