Terrorism—A Stigma on Humanity
Terrorism can be defined as the means used by some desperate elements to express their protest or bargain for their needs. Fear and panic are created in the mind of the public. It does not follow any predictable sequence or time element or even the place of occurrence. In its recent origin, it could be traced to the Khalid episode when the terrorists had hijacked a plane and held the hostages at gunpoint to get their demand fulfilled. But now terrorism has become an international phenomenon. Terrorists in fact have no defined ideology. The reason for terrorism can be sociopolitical dissatisfaction. But now terrorism has reached the stage of frenzy. Some political powers brainwash the dissatisfied elements and cause violence, bloodshed, and destruction in the country. These people do not realize that killing innocent people will not bring a solution to the problem. The powerful feelings of democracy and freedom throughout the world have shown at large that power does not lie in the barrel of the gun. It lies in the hearts and minds of people. Terrorism cannot be curbed simply by the reactionary violence that is followed by the police. The root cause of terrorism should be identified. Efforts should be made to reduce the income inequalities eliminate, unemployment, etc. so that young people may not be drawn towards it. Rich, healthy, and violence-free entertainment should be fed to the masses. An international forum should be formed to solve this grievous problem so that man could become more human than animal.