Supposing we are lucky AGAIN next year and in Oct2008 our hills come out totally unscathed from the monsoons. If no major landslides occur and there are negligible casualties or loss to property and the “silent” disaster of Sep2007 turns out to be nothing more than a bad dream...
( I have no doubt that all of us want it to be so, not only in 2008 but for the many, many years to come)
What then would happen to “savethehills”?
Well, at the most we maybe accused of being over enthusiastic zealots whose excessive apprehensions and concern, though well meaning, were based on unrealistic information and insufficient or incorrect data.
On the other hand, supposing we are not so lucky next year or in the few years ahead, and those mountains with yawning cracks or the villages which are on the verge of sliding down actually start moving during the monsoons, then..
What would happen to the all those who could have acted in time to prevent or mitigate such a premonition but did not?
Placed on this blogspot is a body of incriminating evidence (which has yet to be refuted, denied or challenged by any Govt agency or NGO) in terms of reports, writings and photographs which show what has happened to us, our homes, roads, jhoras and our mountains;
all pointing towards the fact that time is running out...
This should be reason enough for the Govt (and the powers that be) to be concerned, and more importantly, start acting...