Terrorism is a system of frightening people, to make them do what the terrorists want. Senator Denton has called it “the most widely practiced form of modern warfare”. These activities of terrorism are both fashionable and fascinating nor are romantic fights for freedom but are criminal actions which are plain and simple. The motives behind terrorism may be personal or political. Whatever the motives of the terrorists may be, they affect the National Integration.
Today, terrorism is a world-wide problem ranging from aircraft hijacking, planting of bombs in air craft’s, brutal killing of opponents and innocent people by the terrorists are heard every day from far and near. It is often seen that terrorist groups whether in India or Sri Lanka or elsewhere in the world, receive money, weapon and training from other foreign countries. These terrorists have unlimited access to sophisticated weapons’. They believe that the highest form of revolutionary terrorism should utilize the most advanced science and technology.
In Indian terrorism had struck in the recent past in one form or another, especially in Punjab, Assam, Kashmir and other Stats. The newspapers are filled with reports of violence, murder, explosion, shooting. In these terrorist activities hundred of innocent men and women had died. Many of official buildings were either destroyed or burnt to ashes, without any reason. Today its looks uncertain that how long this lust for blood will continue. But it is rather obvious that these people have no other reason for the terrorist activities than creating menace among the people.
Several steps are now taken all over the world to control these activities like establishment of anti-terrorist forces to battle terrorism. The counties like Britain, Russia, and Germany have their own anti-terrorist forces. India has also established such forces to fight the terrorists. The police and sundry para military forces have been present in certain areas of the country where violence is at worst. India has not taken steps to check the terrorism in her own country but also helped her neighboring countries like Sri Lanka to fight to them.
A day is not far away when these terrorist activities will come to an end. As whenever any other countries have tried to threaten India’s integrity, India has always responded positively to maintain the dignity of her motherland: which she had got after years of struggle.