Friday, 29 June 2007

Militants or Extremists, Terrorists or Fighters!!!!

I was scrolling through a news site (BBC) where they reported about the comments of the HAMAS Militants. Almost instantly I was reminded of the way the Indian Freedom Fighters were termed as militants by the British and perhaps, the rest of the world... And the question which has always been disturbing me started squeezing the grey cells of my brain again!!! Who are they actually... My discussion is restricted not only to the Hamas but to the "Terrorists" on the whole... Are they actually the Terrorists or are they Freedom Fighters... Freeing themselves from poverty, illiteracy, and most importantly freeing themselves from FEAR....

Now, I personally don't agree that you should kill innocent people for freeing yourself from FEAR... But weren't at some point of time these people victims of some atrocity by the PEACE ENVOYS of the world...

Saddam Hussain was executed for being an authoritarian.... Many of us justified his execution just as the British might have justified Bhagat Singh's execution (Bhagat Singh was an extremist freedom fighter of India and prayed by people even till now...) I am not saying that they are same in any respect but wasn't Saddam treated as God by many Iraqis... He was not perfect but then who is?? And I shall not go into te details of what happened and is happening to Iraq when Saddam left it.... Who knows the inside story?? Is the Media objective enough? Bah...

Lets go to the Kashmir Issue... To Indians there is a region called Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and for Pakistanis there is a region called India Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and there are I-don't-know-how many-groups (so called militant groups) fighting for Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir)... Haaa- Kashmir, known as the paradise on the Earth, is now a mere battleground.. But one inevitable result of all this will be that there will be more violence, more people will fight to have a "Better" Kashmir... Who is responsible for the birth of such violent people??

Does Terrorism comprise only those acts of violence which have a negative effect on the US?? But what about those acts which are caused by the US itself?? Shouldn't the Iraq War be called a Terrorist attack by the US?? I am not attacking even the US here... They might have had their reasons which I may not understand.. But why so many people had to be killed?? Everyday you come across the name of a new group fighting for something.... Why?? Have we tried to sit with them and find the root of their behaviour?? May be they are just looking for some attention and love and are unable to comprehend their feelings... May be their causes are noble but they don't know the Best ways of reaching their goal... May be they actually are freedom fighters but we are being misguided by the media and the people around us...

I remember, when I was young, people used to tell me that the Muslims are not good people, they are all terrorists... Today, I say with utmost pride that only two guys who are very close to me are Muslims, and I just love both of them... Had I lived with the feeling which was tried to be evolved in me, I would have been an anti-muslim?? And I come from the so-called educated well-to-do class... Then what about those children who have been denied even the basic necessities of life and the reason given to them is a certain group of people... Isn't their hatred for that group of people justified?? Isn't their fight for creating a prosperous world for their children justified??

I read a story where a Kashmir girl (about 12 years old) was raped by a Hindu Pandit... 5-6 years later she was ready to be a human bomb and kill a large number of Hindus.... I agree that her revenge took away lives of several innocent people but isn't the lust of the Pandit the root cause of these deaths... Had he not done what he did, perhaps Kashmir would have had a capable doctor, socialist or a perfect home maker....

The sole purpose of my writing this blog is to see that are the present day terrorists actually terrorists or just fighters!! The solution here is not to execute the present terrorists only to give birth to terrorists... For every one terrorist we kill today, 10 more might be born... The solution is to stop the birth of new terrorists!!! NOOOOO..... Please don't start killing the women now... Just make sure that the people get the basic necessities of life and justice if anything wrong has been done to them.... Politicians should take care of even those people who are not a major part of their vote banks... If each one of us pledges that we will take care of atleast one helpless person, we really won't have any problem... Come on guys!!! Just one less fortunate person.... You guys can do it....

If every family decides to adopt a less fortunate child, there won't be any more terrorists taking birth.... Take a pledge to adopt a less fortunate child, to make sure he/she gets educated, gets a lot of love, sees the beautiful side of the world!! What are you waiting for?? Just one child and you'll make an enormous difference... For that matter even save a lot of lives..... Spread your love and you will see how happy you become....

"A simple solution to a very complex problem"


ETHA said...

Well written ;D Cheers.

Bart Simpson said...

Well written! :) Pehle to mujhe laga ki ye Devdasi Bandit Queen ban gayi hai, but then I realized it's just Mother Teresa in a Rang De Basanti avatar :D

Your take is good, but adopting a child to end terrorism is a very 'Freakonomics' way of dealing with it. (You might want to read the book, has some interesting cause-effect discussions) Terrorism mostly roots from extremism, predominantly religious and a lot of times political. It was extremism that gave us the Babri Masjid demolition, extremism that gave us Godhra, that made M F Hussain leave the country, Salman Rushdie live in hiding, that killed more than a million Shias and Kurds in Iraq. Saddam deserved to die, though not at the hands of Bush.

Many terrorists hail from good, well to do families. Our educated society gives us nasty views about Muslims, don't terrorists sprout up from there? The poor who turn into terrorists, are turned into extremists by other extremists. The hundreds of 12 year old girls who turn into suicide bombers are told by the terrorists that hindus should be killed. They are victims at the hands of extremist-terrorists themselves.

It is not the revenge, but the extremism of few that leads to terrorism, and when that doesn't end neither will terrorism. Obviously extremism will never end, because Murphy's Law always holds! Darn!


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