Death sentence to Kasab and the recent incidences of Naxalite violence have brought the issue of terrorism back to the forefront of public debate. And we are desperately searching for answers and solutions.
Law certainly would take its course and punish the perpetrators of such violent acts, but it is more like shredding the leaves while the roots remain intact and flourishing.
As for the jihadist terrorism, it is a far more complex issue and must be handled tactfully. Blind use of force, regardless of the magnitude, would only make matters worse. On the other hand, sentencing terrorists to death, which is no less than judicially endorsed martyrdom to them, also fails to deter or prevent others from taking up terror methods to serve their own purposes. Instead of overlooking the facts that stare right in
our faces, let's face them and think forward. It's going to be a long-drawn war.