Punjab Research Group

Terror: The Aftermath by Anand Patwardhan

Posted in Articles, News/Information by Pippa on December 19, 2008

The Hindustan Times, December 09, 2008

The attack on Mumbai is over. Nearly 200 dead. And now, after heart-rending stories of bereavement, come the repercussions, the blame game and the “solutions”. Loud voices, amplified by saturation TV demanding: Why don’t we amend our Constitution and create new anti-terror laws? Why don’t we arm our police with AK 47s? Why don’t we do what Israel did after Munich or the USA did after 9/11 and hit terror camps across the border?

 

Solutions that can only lead us further into the abyss. For terror is a self-fulfilling prophecy. It thrives on reaction, polarization and militarization. The only thing that can undermine it is that which least occurs to those thirsting for revenge.

To read full article: http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=1a4e229d-e36b-4950-977d-0b513089d0d7

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