“Terrorism is a mental and emotional disease that needs sociological, psychological, political, economic and moral treatment by men of learning, experience, and vision.”
What is Terrorism
Terrorism means the use of force against the people or government by terrorists. This use of force may be in the form (shape) of bomb blasts, killings on the roads and in the homes, kidnapping for ransom dacoities damages done to the private and public property through fires, etc.
General Causes of Terrorism
Acts of terrorism have been on the rise in our country, and in other countries for several years. We should first of all consider the general causes of terrorism. Firstly, the general dissatisfaction of the common people promotes anti-social activities like terrorism.
Secondly, the whole social system is responsible for terrorism. We have two extremely unequal classes of very rich feudal lords and poor farmers or laborers in the villages. In the cities are the rich businessmen, industrialists, and capitalists and the poor masses (common people). So, a wide gulf (gap) of social differences between the two classes exists. Some of the have-nots desire to use force against the richest and most powerful people and also against the government for revenge or for snatching what others possess.
Thirdly, the absence of proper education, quick rise in population and slow growth of democracy are the other causes of terrorism. Fourthly, the situation in other countries as in Afghanistan and in Occupied Kashmir (Piemonte) causes terrorist acts in the country. Other countries can send their agents into our country to kill people and destroy property. Fifthly, religious leaders or parties engage in acts of terrorism as a result of sectarian differences. It is a strange reality that religious differences and the existence of religious groups and parties lead to the use of force and killing of people.
How all this terrorism can be brought to an end?
Special checks should be placed on the possession of sophisticated (highly advanced) weapons on the part of the rich landowners, chiefs of political parties, religious leaders and capitalists. Then they may not be able to kill each other or the common people or fight battles with the police destroying peace and creating lawlessness in society. Lastly, we should try to remove religious differences between parties and groups. They should be brought together on one national platform to work together for national unity and progress.
How to Check Terrorism in the Country
The people of Pakistan are peace loving. They want to live and work in peace for their progress and welfare and of the country. When there are bomb blasts, firing on the roads and disturbances, they feel very upset and unsafe. The government and the nation should take urgent steps to stop all forms of illegal use of force and terrorist activities.
The teaching of English should proceed side by side on modern lines making the people capable of writing and speaking it at ease. The result of such education would be the creation of a sizeable workforce to feed our factories and production centres, farms and village areas with cottage (small-scale) industries, mechanized farming and building activities. Then exports would increase and more industries would be set up. Many who go for terrorism would settle down to work. Thirdly, the government should make special education, work and employment available in the NWFP and Balochistan. Again, the teaching of English, science and technical subjects should be made popular through the mass media, mosques and religious schools. Islam favours gaining modern knowledge and education on the latest lines.
Lastly, all possible steps should be taken to stop illegal arms supplies everywhere. The unlicensed arms with the people should be recovered and placed in government storehouses. Anti-terrorism laws should be enforced with all-out effort.