Terrorism is such a hot topic today that everyone discusses about it and considers it as a major threat to the social, political and economic stability of a country. Many preventive measures are taken by the countries at large to uproot terrorism from the world and establish peace globally. But it is not so easy to accomplish; yet certainly not impossible. Given the many cases of terror attacks in our society, many institutions organize discussions and speech giving ceremonies with a view to actively engage the youth of our country. So if you have any such assignment, you can look up our comprehensive and lucid collection of speeches which may make your task easier. Having a collection of both short speech on terrorism and long speech on terrorism, you can use any of them as a reference point and prepare an effective terrorism speech.
Speech on Terrorism
Terrorism Speech – 1
Hon’ble Principal, Vice Principal, Respected Fellow Teachers and My Dear Students – I welcome you all to our school seminar hall. First of all, let me wish warm greetings to everyone present here!
Just like always, we have again assembled to discuss and exchange our thought process on the most pertinent issues that concern us and our country at large. And today, we are going to discuss yet another burning issue from which the whole world is suffering, i.e. Terrorism. Since I feel so strongly about this subject; I have chosen this topic in order to raise awareness of my students and make them realize in what ways it has affected the world. Though my personal opinion is not different from the rest of the world, I would still like to share it with you all and say that terrorism has caused a major havoc on our planet and unsettled the lives of everybody. It is owing to the growing terrorist attacks that many brave soldiers and countless innocent people are losing their lives; the world’s economy has suffered a serious breakdown and most important of all it has created a fear in everyone’s heart that their lives are not safe anywhere.
If you reverse the clock time, you will realize that the history is replete with the horrifying incidents of terrorist attacks. We can never sleep carefree at night, cannot walk freely on streets because in some way or the other we live under a constant threat of attack that hovers around and mainly because of the growing terrorist attacks and cases of murder. This is the reason we are often being told by our loved ones to avoid being at crowded places, especially during the festive seasons. Terrorism is that activity, which is purposely carried out by a group of men or several terrorist organizations to generate fear or panic amongst the masses with the sole aim to cause damage to their lives and property. It is such a hideous exercise to unsettle people’s peaceful lives and destroy their families.
The wound of Mumbai Terrorist Attack, i.e. 26/11 is still not healed and the world is witnessing an alarming rate of increase in such activities: from Pakistan bomb attacks to terrorist attacks on Mumbai Taj Hotel, from the Twin tower attack in America to bombings in London. These heinous activities are carried out by the terrorist groups without any fear in their hearts.
Unfortunately, people like us become terrorists, whose minds are brainwashed by the terrorist organizations (belonging to such places as Afghanistan, Iraq and Taliban), to that extent that they are even willing to become suicide bombers and become appalling examples of human weapon to be used by the terrorist groups.
The aim of these terrorist activities is to wear down the social, economical and political machinery of our country or other countries in the world. As per the statistics revealed to the public, the country US spends nearly $5 million every year in order to combat terrorism. In fact, our country is also showing an active participation to uproot this issue; through an alliance called POTA, which is formed by our Indian government to deal with this growing threat.
So let’s take a pledge together that we will put every bit of our efforts to stop these heinous activities of crime and murder and strengthen our country by enlightening the people and raising their consciousness towards it.
Terrorism Speech – 2
Warm Greetings to the Hon’ble Chairman of ABC Social Activist Group, Committee Members and Dear Audience!
I welcome you all to the 26th Annual Discussion Program organized to raise consciousness of the people towards the sensitive issues that our country is grappling with. And since the news of terror attacks and bomb blasts always remain in the news highlights, I considered to take up this topic for today’s discussion and analysis.
Even though the cases of criminal violence and war threats have been making rounds since the time of human existence; the whole idea of terrorism shrouded in a form of political brutality traces its roots in le terreur, i.e. the revolution in France. In the beginning, a word to define the callous attitude of a revolutionary government regime (where around forty thousand people were beheaded) during the late 19th century was referred to as the act of “terrorism” implying almost solely to the anti-government group violence, like the Russian Narodnaya Volya, i.e. “Will of the People”. It is since then that the designation of terrorist groups or their actions has differed with the changing political aims and assumptions.
There are many questions that are raised on terrorism, such as how terrorism facilitates the disruption of a national political system or its social institutions? In what way terrorism act as a catalyst for a rapid social change? Then, in what manner can terrorism define the social correlation between a frustrated minority and the ruling political group, or between a deprived group and one that enjoys a complete monopoly by employing force? A comprehensive sociological view on terrorism is only possible through the discussion of political events that unfold on a large scale, not only in terms of cumulative numerical statements, but also by examining its impact on the society.
There is no reason to deny that terrorism demobilizes and discourages populations and creates ruptures in a society even though in a striking contrast it also works as an integrative mechanism in bringing people together for a common goal. Terrorism creates chaos in a society and disrupts the law and order of a state or a country, i.e. kidnapping or killing of people from one sect by another sect on religious grounds or owing to the sub-cultural distinctions. However, no act of terrorism can ever be a method for speeding up the historical changes or a ploy for achieving any goals.
A recent terrorist attack that took place was on July 11, 2017. It was an attack on Amarnath Yatra in Anantnag where seven casualties were recorded and more than 19 people got severely wounded. Another incident that preceded it was the 2017 Bhopal-Ujjain bombing terror attack on a passenger train that occurred on 7th March. The bombing incident unfolded at Jabri Railway Station in the district of Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh, wounding 10 travelers.
Even though sociologically terrorists may not be able of toppling up the social order; however they do create ruptures within that order and weaken the administrative capacity of the officials as well as the ruling elite.
It is, therefore, not right to encourage or shelter the anti-social elements in our society and we all should become a little more pro-active in terms of keeping a close watch on our surroundings and reporting things to police if we observe anything suspicious. This is all I have to say!
Terrorism Speech – 3
Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen!
Before this event begins, I would like to thank all the people for gathering here and take this opportunity to say a few words on terrorism. As we all know that today this event is organized in this area to spread awareness about terrorism amongst people. It has become very important for people to understand what is terrorism actually?
Terrorism could be defined simply as it is an unlawful act that is to create violence among people. Now-a-days fear of terrorism is spreading rapidly all over the world. Terrorists spread terrorism on the name of religion and people are living in a fear of losing lives of their loved ones, especially those who are living in vulnerable places. There are many terrorists groups such as ISIS, AL-QUAEDA, etc. Directly or indirectly, whole world is getting affected by the spread of terrorism. Terrorist activities take place due to political, religious, personal and ideological gains. As the whole world is suffering from this problem called terrorism, thus it could be solved internationally. Only one or few countries are not responsible for it.
India had faced many problems as a nation in her entire history and terrorism is a biggest of them. There are many instances where the country had gone through the fear of terrorism and the most obscene attack was on the Taj Hotel which had left an awful impact on a whole country. The country had faced a huge loss of lives and had gone through economical crises during this attack. These kinds of attacks exercised by those terrorists are for their political and other unjustified gains. They do unjustified killings for their unjustified demands. These attacks aimed to demobilize people and make the whole country suffer in various aspects.
Many people from our own country are in the support of these terrorist attacks and they think that what these terrorists are doing to their own country is justified and this is meriting shame for us. All these attacks exercised to create hoax among people. Recently, terrorists attacked pilgrims in South Kashmir’s Anantnag due to which seven of those pilgrims were killed including five women and 12 got injured. Is it still justified to kill those innocent people? No religion says to kill people, but they are only people who do killings on the name of religion. Thus, India is spending a lot of money on country’s security every year to stop attacks done on the nation and to fight against terrorism, but these groups of terrorists are so highly trained that they still manage to secretly enter in our country. Our country may not be the safest country, but it has the latest technological security devises to fight against these terrorists groups.
The world can overcome this dangerous problem only when the awareness among people will increase and when the countries will come together to solve this problem with unity.
On this note, I would like to end my speech and extend special thanks to all of you for joining us today and for making this event such a success.
Terrorism Speech – 4
Respected principal, Respected Teachers and My Dear Friends!
As we all know that today this event is organized in this auditorium to spread knowledge about terrorism amongst young generations and as a head girl I would like to take this opportunity to say few words on terrorism. As we all are cognizant of today’s biggest problem of the entire world and thus it is very important to understand that what is terrorism and why is terrorism? To use unlawful violence against people or property to achieve political objectives is called terrorism. The spread of terrorism is for their political and personal gains.
We all know that our country had gone through many internal and external threats in the history, but terrorists had disseminated its roots all over the country that it has become very difficult to counter it. It has its huge impact, especially on our country’s youth. Many children, especially from Islam community are getting trapped in their net of violence. Our country is getting victimized many times by those terrorists and hence there are many examples of their attacks. Recently, there were two such cases in 2017. First, on March 7, 2017 terrorists had attacked Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train with bombs. The bombing occurred at Jabri Railway Station of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh in which 10 passengers got injured. Secondly, on July 11, 2017 terrorists attacked Amarnath Yatra in Anantnag of Jammu and Kashmir. In this attack seven pilgrims were dead and six pilgrims got injured. These killings of innocent people are totally unjustified and such attacks are completely unlawful.
Due to these attacks our country had suffered from huge loss of lives and economical instability. Although, these attacks were mostly occur under the northern-western region of the country. The most effected state of our country is Jammu and Kashmir. The people living in this state are still living under fear of these terrorists’ attacks. But these days terrorists are striving to spread their roots deep down in this whole country as well as in the whole world.
Not only we, but the whole world is suffering due to these terrorists groups. Many countries like Iraq and Iran got trapped almost fully under these groups. The people living in these countries are still fighting for their freedom. Terrorism is a cause of different ideologies and religions of people. Religion varies from place to place on this earth and due to this when two different people of different religion meet; it causes a clash of different ideologies. We all have to understand that every person has its own way of thinking and set of beliefs.
Thus, terrorism is not only a specific country’s problem and this whole world wants to get rid of the terrorism. It is absolutely impossible for one country to solve the problem of terrorism. It is an international problem and thus action should be taken internationally by every country.
On this note I would like to conclude my speech and you may have your snacks now.
I wish you all a great day ahead!
Essay on Terrorism
Article on Terrorism
Slogans on Terrorism
Terrorism implies the use of violence to terrorize a population or government for certain political, religious or ideological purpose. The threat of terrorism has become a worldwide concern with several parts of the world reeling under frequent terrorist strikes. With little concern for human lives, terrorists continue to strike with impunity, leaving a trail of death and destruction, wherever they choose to inflict their blows.
There have been several terror attacks in India, resulting in grievous loss of lives and properties. Here we are providing you some useful articles on terrorism under various categories according to varying words limits. You can choose any of them as per your need:
Article on Terrorism 1 (300 words)
Terrorism has emerged as a major threat to the unity and integrity of India. The masterminds of terror seek to achieve their objectives by creating an atmosphere of fear with a view to destabilize India. The major regions affected by terrorist activities in India include Jammu and Kashmir, east-central and south-central India (Naxalism) and the Seven Sisters (North-East).
Causes behind terror:
Unemployment has been one of the major causes due to which terrorist groups lure the young generation easily by providing them hoards of easy money. In return, the youngsters have to spread hatred, and indulge in bloodbath and killings on the street.
Poverty stricken young people belonging to poor socio-economic background are the ultimate target of the ISI, as they get easily influenced to do their bidding in return of easy money.
A Wide Network: India has already been ranked among the top ten terrorism affected countries in the world. Apart from radical terrorism affected states such as Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Tripura, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur, there are other states which have been victims of Naxalite terrorism, which emanated from Naxalbari village in West Bengal through a movement by the landless against the land owners of that village. This movement soon spread across the country.
Currently, there are various terrorist organizations operating in the country in a clandestine manner with their members hard to be recognized. The authorities have established their links with various international terrorism organizations most of which are being operated on a global level to supply arms, ammunition in different countries to destabilize the nation.
Poverty and unemployment are among the major reasons fuelling the growth of terrorism in India. If we want to curb terrorism, we are required to address the causes which have given rise to radicalization of youth in different parts of the country.
Article on Terrorism 2 (500 words)
Terrorism means the unlawful use of violence (or the threat of violence) intended to create terror for achieving a religious, economic, ideological or political goal, in deliberate disregard of the safety of victims.
According to a report issued by the Global Terrorism Index 2014, India was ranked among the top ten countries greatly affected by terrorism activities.
Causes of terrorism in India
There are several causes of terrorism in India. To begin with, there are political reasons for the growth of terrorism in India. This is primarily seen in The North-East region. The state government there have failed to control and manage large-scale illegal Muslim immigration from Bangladesh.
Economic causes too contribute to terrorism in India. These include rural unemployment, exploitation of landless labourers by those who own land and lack of land reforms. The major states affected by such causes include Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. The absence of land reforms, rural unemployment, exploitation of landless labourers by land owners, economic grievances and perceptions of gross social injustice in these states have given rise to ideological terrorist groups such as the various Marxist/Maoist groups waging a war against the respective state government.
Thirdly, religious causes too lead to terrorism in India. Punjab witnessed the growth of terrorism when certain organisations of Sikhs led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale raised the demand for Khalistan, an independent state for Sikhs. Some elements belonging to different organisations shifted to terrorism for the creation of a separate state known as Khalistan for the Sikhs. Similarly, Jammu & Kashmir has been reeling under religious extremism which seeks to appropriate all rights for Muslim majority.
Agencies Fighting Terrorism in India
National Intelligence Wings: Among them, mention can be made of Intelligence Bureau, an internal intelligence agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs; the Research and Analysis Wing, an external intelligence agency under the Cabinet secretariat; the Defence Intelligence, and the intelligence directorate generals of the armed forces.
Physical security agencies: Among them, we have the Central Industrial Security Force, which is responsible for security at airports and sensitive establishments, and the National Security Guards (NSG), a specially trained force, which is called in the wake of emergencies such as hijacking, hostage-taking, etc. Then we have the Special Protection Group (SPG), which is responsible for the security of the prime minister and former prime ministers.
Paramilitary forces: Not to be left behind, forces such as Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Border Security Force (BSF), assist the police in counter-terrorism operations in times of need.
The Army: The Indian Army has a significant role in India’s fight against terrorism. It has a permanent position in J&K, which is bearing the brunt of large-scale infiltration from Pakistan and the presence of divisive elements within the troubled state.
At the immediate level, terrorism results in loss of lives and livelihood, and destruction of properties. But overall, terrorism creates a negative environment for the growth of trade and commerce, leading to huge losses, recession and unemployment. India needs a strong political will to fight the scourge of terrorism unitedly.
Article on Terrorism 3 (600 words)
Terrorism is an act of repeated violence committed by (semi-) clandestine individual, group or state actors, for peculiar, criminal or political reasons. The immediate human victims of terrorism are generally chosen randomly or selectively (representative or symbolic targets) from a target population, and serve as message generators.
India has long been a victim of terrorism. Terrorism in India is said to be largely sponsored by Pakistan, through its secret service and intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Pakistan has consistently denied its involvement, but in July 2016, the Indian Government released the data on a series of terror strikes in India since 2005 that claimed 707 lives and left over 3,200 injured, all pointing at Pakistan’s involvement.
Kidnapping: Terrorists’ favourite weapon
Kidnapping has been a favourite tactic employed by terrorist groups whether they are religious or non-religious for ransom. They have sought to make others agree to their demands through kidnapping. For instance, a Romanian diplomat was kidnapped by the Khalistan Commando Force, a Sikh terrorist group, in New Delhi in 1991. Similarly, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front kidnapped some Israeli tourists in J&K in 1992.
Terrorist groups have affinity with terrorist groups of their ilk in other countries. For instance, the Marxist groups of India are aligned with Maoist groups of Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The separatist, terrorist Kashmiri outfits are connected with the religious, fundamentalist and jihadi organizations of Pakistan. Similar is the link between the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) with jihadi elements in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
The overseas diaspora too funds and supports home-grown terrorist groups both in moral and material terms. In its heydays, the Khalistan movement in Punjab found a resonance with the overseas Sikh community in the UK and Canada and flourished rapidly. The Mirpuris, migrants from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who have settled in Western countries, are said to help Kashmiri organizations in all sorts of ways. Similarly, the Marxist groups within India find encouragement and support from the people of Marxist leanings within the overseas Indian community.
Causes of Terrorism
There are several causes of terrorism in India: political, economic, and religious.
The political cause of terrorism is primarily seen in Tripura and Assam where the political factors resulted in terrorism after the respective state governments failed to control and manage the large-scale illegal Muslim immigration from Bangladesh. The terrorist outfits capitalized upon the alienation of the daughters and sons of the soil who did not wish to share the opportunities of employment with the refugees.
Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh are prime examples of economic causes of terrorism in India. Factors such as rural unemployment, exploitation of landless labourers and lack of land reforms created perceptions of gross social injustice. All this led to the rise of ideological groups such as the several Marxist/Maoist groups waging a war against the State.
One of instance of religious terrorism was the growth of Sikh militancy in Punjab for the creation of an independent Sikh nation called Khalistan. In Jammu and Kashmir, the dream of a separate Kashmir nation has drawn many Muslim organizations together against India.
Terrorist activities have extremely adverse implications for any country, India being no exception. Terrorism poses a deadly threat to the unity and integrity of the nation. The society, media and political parties must make it a common cause to fight the menace of terrorism in a cohesive and united spirit. We have to show to the world that we are not a soft state in dealing with any terrorist strikes on our soil.
Article on Terrorism 4 (800 words)
Terrorism can be defined as an intentional act of terror or violence on the part of clandestine individual/s, group or state actors to inflict death, injury or property damage, or induce fear among its victims. Terrorism seeks to take refuse in posturing of political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature.
The victims of violence are generally chosen from a target population, to serve a message. Terrorism poses a grave threat to the citizens of India.
Terrorism: Spreading tentacles in India
India has been tackling the menace of terrorism ever since its independence. Jammu and Kashmir has always been a troubled state with Pakistan using it as a means of waging a proxy war against India. The North-East region has been the hotbed of part insurgent-part terrorist movements. The nation also had to grapple with the pro-Khalistan movements in Punjab in the eighties though now the situation has returned to normal there.
Causes of terrorism
Political factors led to insurgency-cum-terrorism especially in Assam and Tripura. The governments of these states failed to control large-scale illegal immigration of Muslims from Bangladesh. It resulted in insurgent movements that raised the demand of economic benefits for the sons and daughters of the soil.
Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar are prime examples of economic causes behind terrorism. Against the backdrop of the absence of land reforms, rural unemployment, exploitation of landless labourers by land owners, etc, the economic grievances of people of the states multiplied, giving rise to ideological terrorist groups such as the various Marxist/Maoist groups operating under different names. They consider the ideology of Marx, Engel, Mao, Lenin as the only valid economic path. All of them resort to terrorist activities to reclaim social justice for the people.
In J&K, there is an unmistakable religious angle to terrorism. Pakistan has been making consistent efforts to cause religious polarization in the state. The state has various pro-Pak terrorist organizations such as Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen.
Funding of Terrorism
Terrorist and insurgent groups in India receive funding from various sources such as Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI); religious, fundamentalist and pan-Islamic jihadi organizations in Pakistan; ostensibly charitable organizations in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia; the mafia group led by Dawood Ibrahim who operates from Karachi, Pakistan.
Sometimes, terrorists resort to extortions and ransom payments for releasing hostages, and collect contributions — voluntary or forced — from the people living in the area where they operate. Narcotics smuggling is another source of funding for terrorist organizations and they use informal hawala channel to transmit funds.
Terrorist Attacks in India
Terrorists have struck time and again in India. Some of such incidents are as follows:
- 1985 bombing of an Air India flight from Canada to India, killing all 329 people on board.
- 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, which killed about 250 civilians.
- 2001 Attack on Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001, in which 9 policemen and parliament staff were killed, besides all five terrorists who were identified as Pakistani nationals.
- 2005 Delhi bombings on 29 October 2005, which killed more than 60 people and injured at least 200 others.
- 2006 Varanasi bombings in which 15 people were reported to have been killed and as many as 101 others were injured.
- 2006 Mumbai attack, when two of the prime hotels, a landmark train station, and a Jewish Chabad house, in South Mumbai, were attacked and sieged.
- 2007 Hyderabad bombings, where two bombs exploded almost simultaneously on 25 August 2007.
- 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing in Hyderabad which left 15 people dead in the immediate aftermath.
- 2008 Bangalore serial blasts in which two people were killed and 20 injured.
- 2010 Varanasi bombing on 7 December 2010 that killed a toddler, and set off a stampede in which 20 people, including four foreigners, were injured.
- 2011 High Court bombing on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 at outside Gate No. 5 of the Delhi High Court, killing 12 people and injuring 76.
- 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley, Chhattisgarh, which killed 28 people.
- 2015 Gurdaspur attack in Dina Nagar, Gurdaspur, Punjab, killing 10 people.
- 2016 attack at PathankotAir Force Station, killing 7 people.
- 2016 Pampore attack, claiming 8 lives.
- 2016 Uri attack that left 20 dead.
- 2016 Baramulla attack and 2016 Handwara attack at Rashtriya Riffles Camp.
Conclusion: Terrorism presents a grave challenge to the people and government of India. If we want to effectively deal with this menace, the entire nation needs to stand united to fight the perpetrators of terror. All political parties need to rise above their partisan lines to give a befitting reply to terrorists and their masterminds operating from across the borders. India has to demonstrate that it is not a soft state but a capable nation with zero tolerance to any terrorist activities carried out by the enemies of the nation.
Essay on Terrorism
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