In the modern age, terrorism has really become a way of life for those who wish to seek something from the society or the Government. Sometimes, terrorism is just used as a means to express vengeance. But the sad part is the stress and pain caused to the innocent people, who play no part in this ‘demand-return’ chain.
Latest in the sequence of terrorist activities around the world, is the kidnapping of a group of Koreans in Afghanistan. The group of Christian Koreans, who are in Afghanistan to volunteer for medical relief activities, are miserable victims for the cause of Talibans. Talibans seem to attach very little value to human lives, by killing victims on a time-out basis.
With already 2 victims murdered, the group headcount has reduced to 21. Afghan and Korean Governments must take immediate action to at least save the remaining victims. Talibans are known for their inhuman activities and they are very much capable of claiming more lives. I suggest the Afghan Government to release the requested prisoners and ensure the safety of Korean nationals. Taliban is a dangerous group, with or without these prisoners. But releasing them is appropriate at the moment, as some innocent lives are at stake. But the consequences of these inhuman activities must be realized by Taliban, sooner than later. The World must make them realize it.
It should be mandated from here on, that immediate death sentence is the punishment meted out to those, who are proved guilty on terrorist grounds. This must be the punishment, irrespective of the magnitude of crime. This must be made a universal law. Only some stringent measures like these would make the terrorists think twice, before taking on the society.