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6) Do you think terror has religion ? Analyse with recent examples where terrorism has been often related to religion. (250 words)

Topic :  Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

6) Do you think terror has religion ? Analyse with recent examples where terrorism has been often related to religion. (250 words)

Indianexpress

Why this question:

The article discusses how religion is often associated with terrorism.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must thus evaluate the theme of religious terrorism, recent incidences, cause driving them and discuss what should be done to overcome it.

Directive word:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In a few lines brief about the recent incidences where terror attacks where associated with religion.

Body:

  • Discuss the concept of Religious terrorism- one that is carried out based on motivations and goals that may have a predominantly religious character or influence.
  • Then move on to explain how terrorism is usually understood as the use or threat of violence to further a political cause. There is no universally agreed definition of terrorism making it a difficult object to quantify.
  • The visualization below shows the annual number of terrorist attacks globally and by country:
  • Take cues from the article – discuss examples ranging from Pragya Thakur – Malegaon case to the recent attacks in Australia in the mosque.
  • What should be the way forward to overcome?

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting road ahead to curb terrorism.