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Random thoughts on terror
Root cause of terrorism the world over is the feeling among a section of the people that they have been wronged and that all established procedures have failed to get them justice for a long time. This could well be a perception.

The problem now is that it is impossible to establish that it is just a feeling and not the truth. Because it could well be the truth at least in parts. So the first remedy is to accept the fact that society on this side has harmed the section on the other side; knowingly or unknowingly; yesterday if not today. Make amendments. That is the most important first step.

At the same time we can not run away from the realisation that it has now become a war. Which has to be fought. Not as much to win the war as to make the adversary realise that the exercise is futile. They can not win the war at any cost.

This is what governments world over are doing. The only improvement that we can think of is to make it 80-20. 80% efforts to make amends for the wrongs. 20% to contain the violence.

And the most important third step is not to allow either the disparity or the violence to escalate at any cost. By suitably altering the 80-20 prescription.

The catch, or shall we say the solace, is that no discontentment can be sustained for long and passed on to the next generation. So the best tactics to battle terrorism is to gain time. The worst of course is to fight for a clear win. Terrorism is a problem which cannot be solved. It should be allowed to be dissolved. In that eternal solution called time.

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