Letter to the Editor

Overt vs covert challenges

Dear editor,
POLITICAL rallies are conducted openly.
Politicians similarly reside at known residences.
By contrast, the current gassing terror is an “underground operation”.
The capabilities required to handle the two are very different.
To argue that the police should have responded quickly in the same way they quickly respond to political rallies ignores the fact that the capabilities required to handle an overt/ open challenge are different from those required to handle a covert/ underground threat.
The police need our unqualified support not only in fighting the underground terror group but in, if they exist, rooting out compromised or “bad cops” within the security apparatus.
CHANDA
Ndola


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