Politics and Terrorism
It is difficult to believe politics and terrorism do not go hand in hand and this makes it easy for anyone to create doubts and also to unite people.
Politics is like parseltongue for common people as it becomes difficult for the people comprehend the language in which politicians talk. It appears to be in the language which we can understand but several layers of code make it a parseltongue. Around the globe, politics have been regularly linked with terrorism, which makes it difficult to create trust among the people. This sometimes leads to biased political perceptions among the people.
When Mumbai got attacked in year 2008 by terrorists, central government came under severe criticisms. Some of the worst allegations pointed were the very involvement of the government in those attacks. The ability of terrorist to enter Indian soil without political help was in question. During the same time, congress was tackling with the negative limelight due to allegations of using illegal methods of vote collection in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, this made the political involvement question of high relevance as government is alleged to gain from such diversion. Further, the allegations on supporting militancy from the minorities opposed to majority made the scenario lot worse for the government. In such scenarios, it becomes very challenging for the common people to trust any information as it can be the outcome of political bias or politics.
Terrorism although makes political water rough, the sentiments of the people is homogenized. Everyone suffers irrespective of their caste, creed or color at the hands of terrorism, which helps in uniting people as they stand together in the need of the hour. For example, in the above example of Mumbai attack, there were tensions between North Indians and Maharashtrians, but terrorist attack blunted the tensions and the political parties who were alleged of fueling those tensions by beating innocent people and students faced an extremely strong backlash.