Debate on Terrorism

राज्यसभा
Debate on Terrorism

27 July 2005

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI (MAHARASHTRA): I am going to be the last speaker in this debate from the floor, and you have given me that honour. So, I will try to wrap it up in less than 3 or 4 sentences. I find, to my great sorrow, that everybody in this House is a kind of terrorist. There are some people who find themselves culturally and technically incapable of terrorism, and, therefore, they are finding new philosophies to justify that. We have people who are economic terrorists and, therefore, make excuses out of economic injustices. Somebody would quote Iraq in order to kill me here on the road. The one principle that I enunciated earlier is that there is no justification for terrorism. You can’t kill me because your grandmother kept you starving for the whole day. That is the basic principle. And no injustice, no hardship can justify terrorism. On this side, we have people who justify economic terrorism, there are people who justify communal terrorism and there is a very thin veneer of apple and secularism, which covers up the UPA cloak. That it is. Thank you very much. 
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