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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Terrorism and Masses

The fear and agony that comes to the mind as soon as we hear the word terrorism or terror attack is what every man is aware of. A year has gone by since the unfortunate Mumbai’s tragic tryst with terror the way it affected all and Sundry that terrorism as an issue to be tackled sincerely saw the daylight. It was for the first time that our so- called influential five- star class came face- to -face with the perils of losing life in such a disastrous way; the utter truth that was once only faced by common people travelling in trains, buses and for not being prosperous enough to shop in up market security-proofed malls.

Ironically, the ease and abruptness with which our political parties vent out their anger while they engage in blame games only emphasize that there is no “Political Will” towards solving this menace from the root , although, it looks as if our leaders takes this as an opportunity to ride high on vote- bank politics in their pursuit of national ambitions. At the same time, these incidents clearly precedent how dysfunctional our system is – be it ‘Policing, Intelligence or Legality’.

Never the less, the only one losing this battle on both the sides is the Common Man. As a society, we do our bits by creating social platforms on networking sites, discussion panels on news channels or by organizing candle-light marches in the memory of the departed souls and things alike but unfortunately we forget about the “kith and kin” of those who lost their lives; or who fortunately got saved but for the rest of their lives they have to live with the ruined souls and who can forget the bereaved families of soldiers, firemen and policemen with the less available resources who fight their lives out to save the strangers.

Sadly, the way the local Muslims are tortured so as to prove their linkage with the terror- attack as an aid to the terrorist is the other side of the same coin. This in turn questions their patriotic loyalty making them prone to identity-crisis and in a way giving rise to threat towards internal security of the nation. The Naxalities and the similar terror outfits are the outcome of this policy and it is high time that we question the people who misuse power and stop taking everything for granted “For no reform can be thrust upon the debris of the nation, debris left behind by democracy through mismanagement.”