Terrorism has became the most current news in today's life. Every morning we come across sensational news and reports of heinous acts of terrorism. Sometimes it is murder of an eminent politician, sometimes it is the kidnapping of a boy by terrorist in order to blackmail a government to concede to their just or unjust demands. Hijacking of aeroplanes is a common phenomenon nowadays. Still more common are serial bomb blasts taking place in crowded areas.

There are many other forms of these anti-social or anti-national, inhuman activities. Fishplates are removed from the railway tracks, the wells or water tanks are poisoned by the terrorist.

These anti-social or anti-national activities are performed by the terrorists in order to call attention of the National Government or the world community on a certain problem and to get their just or unjust demands fulfilled.

Terrorism is not limited to national label. It is an international problem which has clouded our lives and made them very insecure and unsafe. We do not know at what moment we may be the victims of a bomb explosion or a railway accident or the hijacking of aeroplane. We have still in our mind the Mumbai bomb- blasts, the Godhra incident, Akshar dham attack, Russian massacre or many more. The terrorist attacks bring to mind the stirring words of Rabindranath Tagore:

Give me a voice of thunder

That I may hurl imprecation upon

This cannibal, whose gruesome hunger

Spares neither women nor children

We may classify terrorism into two categories: positive and negative terrorism. Positive terrorism is one in which the aims are good. For example, a number of Indian patriots took to terrorism against the British government to force it to grant freedom to India. The terrorism of South Africa and North Ireland etc may be included in this category. This type of terrorism is understandable since it's aims are good for mankind. But we would notrecommend such means for every right ends. In order to secure the achievement of nobel ends, right means must be employed, as Mahatma Gandhi did.

Negative terrorism is one in which an unsatisfied section of a community holds the entire community to ransom in order to get its unacceptable demands fulfilled.

Terrorism has no boundarie. It can occur anytime anywhere in the world without any intention. It seems the terrorists have no human hearts. They are worse than the beasts. They spare none not even the innocent little children.

No doubt terrorists are the persons who have been created by our society. It is the misguided zeal of a few genius who are spreading it in the world. We must handle them with care otherwise the whole world will be doomed. There is a need to spread a public awareness. The whole world must come forward to fight against terrorism unitedly. It is time to take action so that these shameful acts may be prevented. Terrorism is contempt for human dignity and it must be uprooted at any cost.