Terrorism is such a hot topic today that everyone discusses it and considers it as a major threat to the social, political and economic stability of a country. Many preventive measures are taken by the countries at large to uproot terrorism from the world and establish peace globally. But it is not so easy to accomplish; yet certainly not impossible. Given the many cases of terror attacks in our society, many institutions organize discussions and speech-giving ceremonies with a view to actively engage the youth of our country. So if you have any such assignment, you can look up our comprehensive and lucid collection of speeches which may make your task easier. Having a collection of both short and long speeches, you can use any of them as a reference point and prepare an effective terrorism speech.
Long and Short Speech on Terrorism
Hon’ble Principal, Vice Principal, Respected Fellow Teachers, and My Dear Students – I welcome you all to our school seminar hall. First of all, let me wish warm greetings to everyone present here!
Just like always, we have again assembled to discuss and exchange our thought process on the most pertinent issues that concern us and our country at large. And today, we are going to discuss yet another burning issue from which the whole world is suffering, i.e. Terrorism. Since I feel so strongly about this subject; I have chosen this topic in order to raise awareness of my students and make them realize in what ways it has affected the world. Though my personal opinion is not different from the rest of the world, I would still like to share it with you all and say that terrorism has caused major havoc on our planet and unsettled the lives of everybody. It is owing to the growing terrorist attacks that many brave soldiers and countless innocent people are losing their lives; the world’s economy has suffered a serious breakdown and most important of all it has created a fear in everyone’s heart that their lives are not safe anywhere.
If you reverse the clock time, you will realize that history is replete with the horrifying incidents of terrorist attacks. We can never sleep carefree at night, cannot walk freely on streets because in some way or the other we live under a constant threat of attack that hovers around and mainly because of the growing terrorist attacks and cases of murder. This is the reason we are often being told by our loved ones to avoid being in crowded places, especially during the festive seasons. Terrorism is that activity, which is purposely carried out by a group of men or several terrorist organizations to generate fear or panic amongst the masses with the sole aim to cause damage to their lives and property. It is such a hideous exercise to unsettle people’s peaceful lives and destroy their families.
The wound of Mumbai Terrorist Attack, i.e. 26/11 is still not healed and the world is witnessing an alarming rate of increase in such activities: from Pakistan bomb attacks to terrorist attacks on Mumbai Taj Hotel, from the Twin tower attack in America to bombings in London. These heinous activities are carried out by the terrorist groups without any fear in their hearts.
Unfortunately, people like us become terrorists, whose minds are brainwashed by the terrorist organizations (belonging to such places as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Taliban), to that extent that they are even willing to become suicide bombers and become appalling examples of human weapon to be used by the terrorist groups.
The aim of these terrorist activities is to wear down the social, economic and political machinery of our country or other countries in the world. As per the statistics revealed to the public, the country US spends nearly $5 million every year in order to combat terrorism. In fact, our country is also showing active participation to uproot this issue; through an alliance called POTA, which is formed by our Indian government to deal with this growing threat.
So let’s take a pledge together that we will put every bit of our efforts to stop these heinous activities of crime and murder and strengthen our country by enlightening the people and raising their consciousness towards it.
Warm Greetings to the Hon’ble Chairman of ABC Social Activist Group, Committee Members and Dear Audience!
I welcome you all to the 26th Annual Discussion Program organized to raise the consciousness of the people towards the sensitive issues that our country is grappling with. And since the news of terror attacks and bomb blasts always remain in the news highlights, I considered to take up this topic for today’s discussion and analysis.
Even though the cases of criminal violence and war threats have been making rounds since the time of human existence; the whole idea of terrorism shrouded in a form of political brutality traces its roots in le terreur, i.e. the revolution in France. In the beginning, a word to define the callous attitude of a revolutionary government regime (where around forty thousand people were beheaded) during the late 19th century was referred to as the act of “terrorism” implying almost solely to the anti-government group violence, like the Russian Narodnaya Volya, i.e. “Will of the People”. It is since then that the designation of terrorist groups or their actions has differed with the changing political aims and assumptions.
There are many questions that are raised on terrorism, such as how terrorism facilitates the disruption of a national political system or its social institutions? In what way terrorism act as a catalyst for a rapid social change? Then, in what manner can terrorism define the social correlation between a frustrated minority and the ruling political group, or between a deprived group and one that enjoys a complete monopoly by employing force? A comprehensive sociological view on terrorism is only possible through the discussion of political events that unfold on a large scale, not only in terms of cumulative numerical statements but also by examining its impact on the society.
There is no reason to deny that terrorism demobilizes and discourages populations and creates ruptures in a society even though in a striking contrast it also works as an integrative mechanism in bringing people together for a common goal. Terrorism creates chaos in society and disrupts the law and order of a state or a country, i.e. kidnapping or killing of people from one sect by another sect on religious grounds or owing to the sub-cultural distinctions. However, no act of terrorism can ever be a method for speeding up the historical changes or a ploy for achieving any goals.
A recent terrorist attack that took place was on July 11, 2017. It was an attack on Amarnath Yatra in Anantnag where seven casualties were recorded and more than 19 people got severely wounded. Another incident that preceded it was the 2017 Bhopal-Ujjain bombing terror attack on a passenger train that occurred on 7th March. The bombing incident unfolded at Jabri Railway Station in the district of Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh, wounding 10 travelers.
Even though sociologically terrorists may not be able to topple up the social order; however they do create ruptures within that order and weaken the administrative capacity of the officials as well as the ruling elite.
It is, therefore, not right to encourage or shelter the anti-social elements in our society and we all should become a little more pro-active in terms of keeping a close watch on our surroundings and reporting things to police if we observe anything suspicious. This is all I have to say!
Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen!
Before this event begins, I would like to thank all the people for gathering here and take this opportunity to say a few words on terrorism. As we all know that today this event is organized in this area to spread awareness about terrorism amongst people. It has become very important for people to understand what is terrorism actually?
Terrorism could be defined simply as it is an unlawful act that is to create violence among people. Nowadays fear of terrorism is spreading rapidly all over the world. Terrorists spread terrorism on the name of religion and people are living in a fear of losing the lives of their loved ones, especially those who are living in vulnerable places. There are many terrorist groups such as ISIS, AL-QUAEDA, etc. Directly or indirectly, the whole world is getting affected by the spread of terrorism. Terrorist activities take place due to political, religious, personal and ideological gains. As the whole world is suffering from this problem called terrorism, thus it could be solved internationally. Only one or a few countries are not responsible for it.
India had faced many problems as a nation in her entire history and terrorism is the biggest of them. There are many instances where the country had gone through the fear of terrorism and the most obscene attack was on the Taj Hotel which had left an awful impact on a whole country. The country had faced a huge loss of lives and had gone through economical crises during this attack. These kinds of attacks exercised by those terrorists are for their political and other unjustified gains. They do unjustified killings for their unjustified demands. These attacks aimed to demobilize people and make the whole country suffer in various aspects.
Many people from our own country are in the support of these terrorist attacks and they think that what these terrorists are doing to their own country is justified and this is meriting shame for us. All these attacks exercised to create hoax among people. Recently, terrorists attacked pilgrims in South Kashmir’s Anantnag due to which seven of those pilgrims were killed including five women and 12 got injured. Is it still justified to kill those innocent people? No religion says to kill people, but they are only people who do killings on the name of religion. Thus, India is spending a lot of money on the country’s security every year to stop attacks done on the nation and to fight against terrorism, but these groups of terrorists are so highly trained that they still manage to secretly enter in our country. Our country may not be the safest country, but it has the latest technological security devices to fight against these terrorist groups.
The world can overcome this dangerous problem only when the awareness among people will increase and when the countries will come together to solve this problem with unity.
On this note, I would like to end my speech and extend special thanks to all of you for joining us today and for making this event such a success.
Respected Principal, Respected Teachers, and My Dear Friends!
As we all know that today this event is organized in this auditorium to spread knowledge about terrorism amongst young generations and as a head girl I would like to take this opportunity to say few words on terrorism. As we all are cognizant of today’s biggest problem of the entire world and thus it is very important to understand that what is terrorism and why is terrorism? To use unlawful violence against people or property to achieve political objectives is called terrorism. The spread of terrorism is for their political and personal gains.
We all know that our country had gone through many internal and external threats in history, but terrorists had disseminated its roots all over the country that it has become very difficult to counter it. It has a huge impact, especially on our country’s youth. Many children, especially from the Islamic community are getting trapped in their net of violence. Our country is getting victimized many times by those terrorists and hence there are many examples of their attacks. Recently, there were two such cases in 2017. First, on March 7, 2017, terrorists had attacked the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train with bombs. The bombing occurred at Jabri Railway Station of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh in which 10 passengers got injured. Secondly, on July 11, 2017, terrorists attacked Amarnath Yatra in Anantnag of Jammu and Kashmir. In this attack seven pilgrims were dead and six pilgrims got injured. These killings of innocent people are totally unjustified and such attacks are completely unlawful.
Due to these attacks our country had suffered from a huge loss of lives and economic instability. Although, these attacks mostly occurred under the northern-western region of the country. The most affected state of our country is Jammu and Kashmir. The people living in this state are still living under the fear of these terrorists’ attacks. But these days terrorists are striving to spread their roots deep down in this whole country as well as in the whole world.
Not only we, but the whole world is suffering due to these terrorist groups. Many countries like Iraq and Iran got trapped almost fully under these groups. The people living in these countries are still fighting for their freedom. Terrorism is a cause of different ideologies and religions of people. Religion varies from place to place on this earth and due to this when two different people of different religions meet; it causes a clash of different ideologies. We all have to understand that every person has its own way of thinking and set of beliefs.
Thus, terrorism is not only a specific country’s problem and this whole world wants to get rid of terrorism. It is absolutely impossible for one country to solve the problem of terrorism. It is an international problem and thus action should be taken internationally by every country.
On this note, I would like to conclude my speech and you may have your snacks now.
I wish you all a great day ahead!
Speech 5 – Causes/Root of Terrorism in India
Hello everyone, thank you for assembling at the seminar today. First of all, I would like to welcome the honorable Chief Guest, Respected Principal, Vice Principal, Respected Fellow Teachers, and dear Students.
Today is the annual day of our school and like every year, we keep a session for discussing the burning issues that concern our society, family and ourselves. This year, we have chosen the topic ‘Terrorism’. It is not only highly pertinent in India; it also disturbs the harmony of the entire world; thereby disrupting the peace and harmony of every individual.
Terrorism can be defined as the application of violence and bloodshed with the main purpose of advancing the ideological or political objective at the cost of the common people. Terrorism can be imposed in various forms with different causes and results. While terrorism always has a hazardous result, its root cause can be social, religious or political differences and ethnic when one class or community of people is suppressed by another.
It is mainly adopted by some anti-social elements for drawing the attention of the political parties and the citizens towards a particular issue. While terrorism is a global issue, it has rapidly increased in India post Independence and today, it has become the most critical issue faced not only by the innocent civilians but also by the political parties who somewhere or the other are responsible for such heinous activities.
Some places in India such as Jammu and Kashmir, South and East-Central India (Naxalites), Assam (ULFA), Jharkhand, West Bengal and many more are highly affected by terrorism. According to M. K. Narayanan (National Security Advisor), there are approximately 800 terrorist cells that are operating in India.
You all must be watching in the news that most of the terrorist activities in Kashmir, Pakistan induced i.e. ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) as alleged by Media, while the Pakistani Government denies the same every time.
Out of various other causes, the religious cause is one of the most critical reasons for terrorism in India, due to its sensitivity and influence on youth generations. Many people have misconceptions about how they view ‘religion’ and some anti-social elements take advantage of this and brainwash the minds of innocent youths converting them in terrorists. The report says that the majority of the deaths and incidents in India have occurred due to religion-induced terrorism.
Other causes of terrorism can be economic causes such as unemployment in the rural areas, missing land reforms, exploitation and abuse of poor and uneducated laborers by the land-owners, etc. These and other reasons have resulted in various terrorist groups such as the Maoist, Marxist, etc. functioning under various names.
Social issues such as unemployment, poverty, un-education, lack of basic amenities and infrastructure such as proper healthcare and transport systems, etc may also create a rage amongst the common civilians against the government creating different terrorist groups.
Terrorism is a very critical issue of India today and it is equally hazardous for the entire world. Terrorism not only threatens humanity, but it also disturbs the law, peace, and harmony. I, therefore through this seminar, appeal to all of you, especially the youths that you should stay away from all such elements who influence you in the name of religion, social or economic cause. Terrorism is not the solution of any issue; it in fact only results in the bloodshed of the innocent people who are in no way responsible for the current situation of the country.
On this note, I will rest my speech today; hope you enjoy your day throughout!