By Roohi Gupta, Punjab : Terrorism is basically a way to create a fear in the mind of people by violent ways.Terrorism is a worldwide phenomenon, it is a crime which cannot be justified at any cost. The British ruled over India and made us their slaves. We were just puppets of their hands. Great leaders sacrificed their lives to attain freedom from British. Mahatma Gandhi preached us to adopt non violence in life. He followed the path of truth, love and non violence. But what is the use of freedom. Freedom fighters freed us from British and again we become slave of fear, dreams and terrorism.
Human life seems to be so small for us that we take only a single moment to finish the precious life. There are so many reasons behind the terrorism like – Political, economic and unfulfillment of luxurious dreams.There has been exploitation of the weak and the poor for centuries by the rich and the powerful. Low standard of living sometimes embarrasses man. He feels insulted himself in the front of his friend. To improve his standard of living, he followed the simple way and the simple way is just to shoot anyone for money. Big size of family can also be the reason of it. When a family has only one earner and have to take care of big family, he considered the way of terrorism right for him. He has in his mind that it is just to fire anyone. That’s it……….. And money will be in your hands. He does not want to do hard work but want to lead rich life.
Political sector also play an important role in encouraging terrorism. They misuse the innocent people to meet their political ends. They misguide youngsters and do brain drain. They just wash their minds and provoke them to fight for their religion. Terrorists were not born but they were made in the name of religion. Our religious books always preach that We are one. We are different by color, caste creed and looks But our heart and blood running in veins are same. Then Who the bloody hell give our political leaders a right to divide us by the name of religion.
Terrorism has different forms in different countries. In Afghanistan it was in the name of Taliban and in Iraq it was in the name Sadam Hussein. Terrorism always affects innocents. In 1984, Terrorism took its place in Punjab. Thousand of people were killed in it. Number of families was ruined. Children become orphan, wives become widow and parents become childless parents.
Here I am quoting my own tragedy which I can never forget. It was afternoon; my uncle was coming back from his work with his friends by car. In the way, they were stopped by some young boys. They were threatened by showing their weapons to them. Young boys abused and warned them not to try to run. But everyone love their life. They also tried to save themselves. They cried for help but in vain. Young boys got angry when refused to obey their orders. They shoot them. They lost their life on the spot. My aunt had two kids she had lost her support, love of her husband and father of two kids. Life is nothing without partner; it is very hard to live it. The young boys did not think for a minute before firing. Today, I got tears in my eyes while writing this tragedy on paper. Because that two kids are now my elder brother and sister. The ruined woman is my mother. After the death of my uncle, she got marry with his husband’s younger brother. I did not use word TERRORIST for the young boys because they were young and had no knowledge of right or wrong. Some devil washed their brain and encouraged them to do all this.
It is very easy to bring tears in others eyes and very hard to see the same in the eyes of your dear ones. I want to ask the people that the cost of one’s life is nothing in the front of money. We get ready to shed the blood of innocents for no reason. Their one shoot and life come to an end. The people who commit the crime please answer my question that if someone kills your parents and dear ones then what would you feels? How would the life become easy for you without parental love? How can you take the pleasure of money by killing innocent people? How would you feel sorry to god after bringing an end to the life of his creatures? How can you prove yourself an ideal daughter or son? Do you any answers to my questions? I know your reply will be ‘ NO ‘. Because you people don’t have souls and heart to feel the pain. You are not ideal children of your parents. Your mother will be ashamed of her womb. She will be regretted with the thought that her children has no value of others precious life.
May be you are the king of the world of human beings but you will also become the slaves of god one day. Then it will not be between you and ruined people but it will be between you and god. You have time to repent. Make your life and soul pure and free from evils.