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23 AUGUST, 2017 (MAINS)

TODAYS ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-III

 

Q1. Extremism has been a serious threat to the country, since the past few decades. However, there has been a significant drop in the Extremists violence and related deaths. However, in order to defeat extremism completely, the State needs to build on the gains, failing which there could revival of the movement. Substantiate. (200 words)

 

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  • Osho Korde

    Terrorism is a tactic used by a small set of extremists to fight against an overwhelmingly powerful opponent while surrounded by a large population that mostly just wants peace and quiet.

    It begins with addressing the forces that radicalize individuals to join violent extremist groups. Yearning for belonging, perceptions of injustice, corruption, neglect, and marginalization – all can create fertile ground for violent ideologies to grow. In the present age, digitalized communication platforms and the easy flow of people and goods make it much easier for religious extremists to penetrate our communities with hateful messages and false promises of fulfillment. Social media has revolutionized terrorism.
    Although some police and government agencies in India have begun to develop a counter-extremism framework, it is time that India came up with a comprehensive counter-extremism strategy to complement its counterterrorism policy.

    we must continue to speak out against discrimination and marginalization. Extremism of all stripes often flourishes when basic human dignity is violated, aspirations for inclusion are ignored, and young people lack good prospects. Success in countering violent extremism would depend a great deal upon government officials and administrators, as they play a crucial role by governing effectively and inclusively, which limits
    the grievances that are exploited by the violent extremists.

    The police should play a pivotal role too in preventing radicalization and extremism from emerging by empowering the civil society and staying true to the values of tolerance and forgiveness. The policemen should listen carefully to the grievances of the people they claim to serve and diligently act to address them.