Tuesday, December 2, 2008
In Search of Peace
It has been a disturbing last week. It is only now that the dark clouds of the worst ever terrorist attack on India have begun to settle down. Events over the past week which involved an attack on India’s iconic symbols in Mumbai by a handful of brainwashed individuals have left us permanently scarred and insecure. A fallout of the terrorist attack has been an unprecedented anger and resentment against the country’s corrupt politicians; those who have sought to pursue their narrow minded, divisive, vote based agendas, overlooking country’s real needs; like security. The Silver lining in this otherwise darkest moment of all times has been the uniting together of all the countrymen as one. It was a heartening moment to see people across diverse creeds and faiths talking in one tone, spewing their anger against the common enemy- Terrorism. In fact, as is the situation today, with the serpent of terrorism raising its ugly head everywhere, it would be a narrow minded approach to limit the spirit of unity to a country specific; it is a global problem to be tackled by all the democracies of the world, united in action and spirit. That will be true globalization, when the countries will unite to wipe out the ideology of terrorism, when the global boundaries will dissolve, and when we can attain that perfect world order where the need for keeping armies is rendered redundant.