Terrorism and its global effect
Introduction:-Terrorism is an act, which aims to create
fear among ordinary people by illegal means. It is a threat to
humanity. It includes person or group spreading violence, riots,
burglaries, rapes, kidnappings, fighting, bombings, etc.
Terrorism is an act of cowardice. Also, terrorism has nothing to
do with religion. A terrorist is only a terrorist, not a Hindu or a
Terrorism is usually defined as using indiscriminate destruction to
provoke fear or terror in people’s hearts to attain financial,
religious, ideological or political goals. In recent years, terrorism
has expanded its appendages globally and is the favourite
fanatics method to achieve what they aspire. Terrorism is a
crucial quandary all across the world at the moment. It influences
a country’s automation. Terrorists were formed in the name of
religion. The world is united today in a manner never seen before
The question is Does terrorism succeed? It attracts the attention
of the news media and the public, and the issue ranks high on
the agendas of many governments and international
organizations. However, does recognition of the threat or even of
the grievances behind terrorism produce favorable political
outcomes? Despite widespread publicity, the political
effectiveness of terrorism is generally short-term and limited in
scope. Terrorism may intimidate jurors or dissuade tourists, but it
cannot compel popular majorities to give in to minority demands.
Terrorism polarizes opinion by mobilizing support and hardening
opposition. In this way, it can inflame existing conflicts and
disrupt peace processes, but it rarely changes fundamental
Impacts of Terrorism Globally:-Terrorism also has
economic consequences, both directly and indirectly. Terrorists
target structures and areas that are essential financially or in
terms of perceptibility or both. They damage buildings, devices,
plants, transportation and other financial resources that can cost
between thousands and billions of dollars in repairing or
constructing. Trade, stock markets, insurance and tourism also
take severe hits due to terrorist attacks.
Terrorism has also contributed to the growth of nationalism and
heightened scepticism of international businesses, cultures,
emigrants, and expatriates. Racism is on the surge across the
globe, and countries are closing their borders to immigrants, thus
reducing economic transactions’ size and diversity, which has
How to prevent global impact of terrorism?
There are numerous ways to prevent impact of terrorism. Some
are as follows:-
1.Be vigilant in public areas
Be extra vigilant in places with large numbers of people, for
example metro and train stations, festivals and concert
venues, and shopping centres.
Check the location of the emergency exits in every building you
enter. Don’t leave your belongings unattended.
2.Report suspicious situations
Whether or not a situation is suspicious depends very much on
the context. For example, an unattended suitcase on a train
not necessarily mean anything sinister. Still, the best course of
action is to notify a member of staff straight away. Or call the
3.Its better to be aware of things near us,if anything suspicious
we can call the police department and report.
4.Surveillance—Are you aware of anyone recording or
monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps,
binoculars, etc., near a key facility?
5. Questioning—Are you aware of anyone attempting to gain
information in person, by phone, mail, e-mail, etc., regarding
a key facility or its personnel?
6.Acquiring Supplies—Are you aware of anyone attempting
to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition,
dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals,
access cards or identification for a key facility or to legally
obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be
used in a terrorist attack?
These all are some prevention for terrorism. How can one
Conclusion:-Terrorism is very much a reality of modern
times. The mere threat of a terrorist attack is enough to generate
panic and fear among the general populace. We cannot deny the
fact that global terrorism has affected policy decisions to a great
extent. The internet has given terrorist organizations a global
platform to spread their agenda and recruit more people.
However, it may be time for a more militaristic solution to the
problem of global terrorism.