India's Overprotected Politicos

The Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, which have cast a long, dark shadow of terror across India, have brought the subject of the vast cocoon of security for India’s public figures under increasing scrutiny. Public anger is building at a system in which, for instance, more than 9,000 police, supplemented by hundreds of paramilitary guards, protect just 391 VIPs in New Delhi, while across India only one badly trained policeman is available on average for each 670 citizens.

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