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 reasons why.
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.