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A terrific article, sir. “Terrorism is one word that has much of the world engulfed with fear. The historical events interspersed in time have left a deep wound. Repetition of the events in recent times has not done any good either. Yet what is more endearing is the suffering of those related to the victims. This provoked me to think as to what possibly could be the reason for this. Post reading numerous articles I felt that the roots of it lies not in present but somewhat originates back in time to the industrial revolution. Since then, the world has witnessed rapid change. This change has transformed the way the world used to be in the nineteenth century. The one thing that has remained constant over the years is change, be it the shift from the horse-carriage to railways, or be it the shift from hand stitched clothes to a mechanised output of clothing. However, despite the change do we as humans really embrace change all the time or is there an innate sense to hold ground firmly without wavering to the rapid change? We live in a world which is delicately balanced on certain support systems. If we radically change one of the pillar, we have to ensure that the other pillars are balanced to absorb the change. If technology changes rapidly, the shift is to a new untested area. The insecurity of the humans prevents them from quickly adapting to it. The tendency is to stick to something that remains stable despite such volatility and the easiest option appears to be religion or nationalism. This is one field that has remained the same over time or even if it has changed, the deviation has not been at par with the change in world preferences. According to me, the religious extremism is a manifestation of this inability to accept rapid change in one’s life. Terrorism in a way is an attempt to validate one’s life in the global context and make ones presence felt. Whenever an attack is conducted in any part of the world there is some terror group that claims responsibility for it. It often appears to be a gimmick where one organisation just wants to claim responsibility. If that is not the case, we people go ahead and associate isolated incidents to terrorism irrespective of whether it was the case or not. This is what I have felt and may not necessarily be true. I believe that since terrorism is more rooted as a psychological aspect, the redressal of the issue should be in a similar fashion. As mentioned by sir, it is disheartening that hardly any effort is being made to engage with terrorists in a non-violent manner. All terrorists, in the long run, are amenable to reason and logic. It is much more complex than what it appears to be as it involves dealing with the psychological aspect. The people have to come up with novel ways to deal with terrorists. Hatred cannot kill hatred. The world has to unite if a solution is to be arrived at in order to deal with terrorism.

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