Monday, March 16, 2009 Posted In Edit This 4 Comments »
First of all sorry for not visiting the blog past 6 months. Now I am back and will keep contributing my thoughts via this blog..Below is the basic elements about

Terrorism is the common phenomenon in today’s life. There is hardly any country that has not suffered because of terrorism in one way or the other. India is in the leading list. The word terrorism raises the following questions in one’s mind - What is terrorism? What are its features? What are its consequences? How can it be prevented?

Terrorism is the use of violence, or the threat of violence, to create a climate of fear in a given population. Terrorist violence targets ethnic or religious groups, governments, political parties, corporations, and media enterprises. Terrorists murder and kidnap people, set off bombs, hijack airplanes, set fires, and commit other serious crimes.

Terrorist acts are committed for various reasons and their goals differ from those of ordinary criminals. Most criminals want money or some other form of personal gain. Some individuals and groups that use terrorism support a particular political philosophy. Others represent minority groups seeking liberation from governments in power. Dictators and governments also use violence to frighten or eliminate their opponents. Organizations that engage in acts of terror are almost always small in size and limited in resources compared to the populations and institutions they terrorize. Through publicity and fear generated by their violence, they seek to magnify their influence and power to affect political change on either a local or an international level.

The terrorist activities have been known to result in mass destruction. Many innocent people loose their lives in this dirty play by human animals. Hundreds, and thousands of people are being injured or killed every year in terrorist acts. A huge loss of property and wealth is also occurred due to these activities. It has created an atmosphere of fear and horror over the globe. We have seen in the recent Mumbai attacks that 11 terrorists entered our premises at 10 different places – The Taj place, the Oberoi Trident , Nariman House, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus etc. There was coordinated shooting and bombing for 3 days resulting in the death of atleast 173 people. But this is not the end. We are also suffering from Kashmir issue since independence. It is the fight between India and Pakistan for the ownership of Kashmir. The list is endless on the local as well as on the international front.

There are ways of prevention against these attacks and can be achieved but it will be a long, drawn out and challenging process. First of all the politicians should start thinking for the country security and welfare instead of their own selfish interests. Our civil ways would have to be changed. The airports, railways and seaways should operate in a stricter manner. Our borders need to be more strictly regulated. We need to control immigration, to help stop terrorism. There should be strictly no mercy for the terrorists and all the people involved. Common people also play a vital role in fight against terrorism by choosing the right candidate during elections. Lastly, we need to think as our enemies do. There needs to be severe consequences on the terrorists to make aware that we are a strong country,

It is true that many Indians have realized their responsibilities and coming forward to fight against terrorism and using their right to vote in an intellectual manner but still we all have to travel a long journey and have to take swear that we will work together in eradicating this evil from our country. The perfect example of the spirit we Indians need is described in the video below.

New Anthem By Lead India..