Quality of our Policing

Most jokes, especially political ones are recirculated. Nevertheless they do not fail to make an impact on the reader. This is an old Political Joke that was in circulation at least in 2 places – USSR about KGB and in Egypt during Nasser’s period. I have been toying with the idea of adopting it for Indian context for Hindu Terror. But a vernacular Magazine has beat me to it. Ananda Vikatan, an old and popular Mag has a supplementary caled *En Vikatan* In their latest issue dated 19th July, 2012 they have this story:

A town has a small forest near by. In this forest there lives a lion which troubles the town dwellers who go into the forest. First the town dwellers call in the CIA. After two weeks of intense search, the CIA throws up its hands and go away. Next the KGB steps in. They also give up after 2 – 3 weeks. Next the Scotland Yard. They also give up after intense efforts. Next the local police (famed to be equivalent of Scotland Yard – a staple dialogue of all tamil movies that involves Police) moves in. A few weeks later people go in to the forest in search of the missing police. They find them with a bear that shouts – Don’t torture me any further. Will confess that I am the Lion.

Jai Ho

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