(NSI News Source Info) February 22, 2009: TERRORISTS CAN appear anytime and anywhere and commit heinous crimes against humanity. Now the question is what compels a particular community to think and organise itself to act against humanity? The simple answer is conservativeness.
When a community wholly rejects and discards the liberal concepts laid down by religion, it compels the people to live conservatively. Conservatives do not accept modernity and thus try to emphasise the traditional lifestyle. Conservative leaders are responsible for propagating against liberalisation of religious concepts. The best example is provided by the Taliban culture in Afghanistan. Taliban wants the entire community to go back to the Dark Ages. Everybody knows that terrorism originates from such pockets alone. Terrorist camps are organised for young men where they are imparted intensive training in use of weapons, brainwashed and finally sent in different directions to commit horror just to fulfil the ambitions of conservatives. In Afghanistan, the Taliban has destroyed hundreds of schools and banned women from pursuing education. All the declarations of Taliban in Afghanistan are against humanity. But unfortunately the whole world is viewing it helplessly. No one is able to eradicate such elements. Terrorists are attacking and killing people and destroying property all over the world. The ultimate question is what the solution to terrorism is. How can terrorist activities be stopped? There is no concrete answer to this question with any government. But there are many options to get rid of terrorism in future.
The first option is to educate the conservatives and enlighten them.
Secondly, a complete ban on child labour is needed .
Thirdly, free education for boys and girls up to the 10th standard should be enforced.
Fourthly, a ban on religious activities and propaganda on the part of the conservatives should be imposed.
Fifth; all the operational terrorist camps should be destroyed irrespective of their religious and state leanings. Theoretically the said options seem to be a simple and ideal solution to terrorism. But practically it is not possible in the near future. Again the question how to get rid of terrorism without delay arises. Again the answer is ’not known’. Even then there is the ultimate way left to tackle the problem. Only the ’United Nations’ can authoritatively take action against any state encouraging terrorism. Without delay, the UN must take military action and destroy all terrorist camps around the world and enforce the international law strictly. This is the only way to avoid criticism, because when a state takes military action against terrorists, it comes under criticism from various quarters. For example, after the 9/11 incident, US attacked Afghanistan to destroy terrorist camps but it could not eradicate the Taliban and the other terrorists organisations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. On the other hand, the US came under criticism for various reasons.
In the same way, if India takes military action against Pakistan or Afghanistan or PoK to destroy terrorist camps, other powerful countries including US will counsel peace. They will try to mediate, call upon the two sides to cease fire and undertake other measures. The problem will remain unsolved. The very intention behind forming UN is to maintain peace globally and protect humanity. Whenever there was a crisis the UN has not come forward practically except for arranging discussions in the Security Council and the General Assembly. That will not work any more. Nations like US, China, Russia, Japan, Germany and England who strongly advocate fight against terrorism should come forward and send their troops under the joint command of the UN to attack and demolish terrorist camps wherever they are. Thus UN must act and act now. Nobody can question its action.