Today’s Call-In Show focused on
youth and terrorism, the most devastating plague in today’s world. The youth
has been playing a huge role as perpetrators as well as the victims. When
answering the questions by the callers, the panelists tried to come up with the
Terrorism has no sanction in
religion, morality or international law. Yet this plague has assumed global
proportions sparing no country and no people. This is mainly due to large
proportions of the youth suffering from frustration. These kinds of frustration
are sometimes personal, and sometimes they are due to nationwide or global
issues, such as the condition of Palestine. Some of this frustration comes from
the lack of employment and other financial problems, leading the youth to seek
for an alternative path. Sometimes extreme forms of religious views lead them
to commit such crimes such as hijacking a plane and killing innocent people of
all religions. The government can play an important role to work towards
solving the problem of terrorism. Awareness is necessary for the youth who are
sometimes lacking in the right knowledge due to the lack of education. The
panelists speak about all these issues and more on our call-in show.
The panelists included retired Major General Maniruzzaman, President of
Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), Dhaka, and Mr.
Kumud Bhattacharya, former Congress youth leader and politician, Kolkata.