It was yesterday while listening to the news regarding the 2 fishermen who were killed by the Italians and how these men were being treated as special guests by the authorities (even when they have been charged for murder); I was wondering when an Indian will be valued by an Indian. One couldn’t avoid a wee bit of envy for the Italians while painfully watch every kind of Italian and Indian trying to get these marines out.
If this happens in the Indian soil it has been thus in other countries too. The Norwegian issue brought to light the pathetic existence of our embassies. When helpless children were taken away, the parents could turn to none. I think it has shamed a few and now SM Krishna is calling for accountability.
In Egypt for a three-day visit, Krishna asked Indian embassies and consulates to evolve new mechanisms to address grievances in a timely manner, during a meeting with Indian envoys to the Middle Eastern nations, here.
Complaints lodged by Indian nationals will be responded to quickly and ambassadors, in a new accountability system, will effectively monitor such complaints and responses by officials, he said.
Here in Kuwait, it is the Embassy of Philippines that the Indian Embassy ought to learn from. Every issue involving a citizen of Philippines has been dealt with utmost care and tough laws have been created to protect them.
After all, only when you value yourself will others value you.