Monday, March 30, 2009

Talibanization of Pakistan, a time for concerted action from civilized world

The impunity with which the terrorists are executing their savage plans, gives an eerie feeling of a powerful invisible hand, providing support to these organizations. Pakistan has been witness to close to 18 gory attacks which includes sri lankan team and the recent police training center, in a span of 30-40 days, it goes on to show that no one is in command there.
This is truly a precarious situation for India, which needs immediate attention, and a pragmatic approach to deal with the situation. I feel that first the mistrust which we have on Pakistan has to be played down and explore situation, where a true solution can be reached through serious dialogues, based on facts and analysis.
We can't afford to have neighbor under Taliban control. What is surprising me is in some way the complacency of the US, either they are not truly comprehending the exigency of the situation or they have some other game plan, like neutralizing the hard core Talibans through moderate ones, or creating factionalism in the group.
However, I don't feel that the philosophy which Taliban follows there is any scope of neutral and extreme.
It is time for urgent action, the coming together of civilized world, to act on this brute force, which has the potential to create an Armageddon.
There is an urgent to need to look at reasons beyond militancy and ideologies, that why people who are barely in their 20's are ready to give up their life for a cause, they don't even understand. Is there a social-economic imperative that needs to be looked into. Has the time come to create a more equitable system, globally, so that extreme disparity does not become a congenial ground for breeding terror?

1 comment:

Sikander Hayat said...

Today’s attack on Lahore is not Islam, Islam teach us humility, love and compassion for fellow human beings, Islam tell us to respect, women, elder and anything which is beneficial to humans even when at war. Let’s call these people what they are, they are our fascists who want a totalitarian version of their own perverted view of Islam to subjugate the free people of Pakistan.

By Sikander Hayat