In India, almost all the political parties are of the view that the country should accord top priority to end the terrorist menace caused by religious and political extremists. They have indeed coordinated the services of all concerned towards this purpose, but the trouble arises when they implement their plans. When a trap is laid to hook the culprit, someone at the top applies a break saying that it will affect our secular image. Sometimes it looks like a football match. The players smartly pass on the ball from one to the other overcoming all sorts of obstacles and just when one of them is all set to score the goal the referee blows the long whistle to indicate a foul (the replay would show that there was no foul). The name of the game is political rivalry which eclipses everything else. If the state concerned is Gujarat you would hear the long whistle of the referee off and on.