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Had failed love affairs, uncle was a headmaster: I didn't become a terrorist

By Vicky
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I have had my fair share of break-ups. I continue to be a journalist living with my loving wife. I did not go on to become a Hizbul Mujahideen commander. Why I say this is because of the headlines that I read this morning which said, " Failed love affair made Sabzar Bhat a dreaded terrorist."

What really is the need to romanticise terror or naxalism. Several years back during an assignment at Delhi, a very senior officer had told me that romanticising terror and naxalism are the two dreaded things that does not help solve the problem.

Had failed love affairs, uncle was a headmaster: I didn't become a terrorist

When Burhan Wani, the horrific Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist died on July 8 there were a series of tweets describing as the son of a poor headmaster. Now that his successor Bhat has been killed there are reasons being given out why he became a terrorist.

A terrorist has a sick mind and when someone has an intention to kill to have his way through there is no justification what so ever. Whether he is the son of a poor headmaster or has had a failed love affair, there is no justification in becoming a terrorist.

If Wani was the son of a poor headmaster then it is sad that his was not able to take the values his father would have preached to the students in his school. If Sabzar Bhat became a terrorist because of a failed love affair, then he may have not been man enough to keep the girl happy.

Even if the heavens fall on your head there is no justification in becoming a terrorist. If you have a problem then fight it within the ambit of the law. If you cannot then step out. I really wish my media brothers and sisters would help the cause by not romanticising terror or naxalism. At the end of it there is no justification for violence.

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