Letter to the editor: Man-made disasters continue to horrify

History reveals that man-made errors continue to happen and a simple word like ‘regret’ cannot justify when such actions turn to disasters and beyond control.

The ongoing civilian conflict in Syria, unrest in Iraq, Yemen and Libya, frequent bombings in Afghanistan are all man-made errors and only human beings can put a stop to it. Ever since the Americans dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War, there is no end to such disasters.

It’s a shame on the world community, inadvertently the theory still exists that the poor continues to be exploited by the rich. A traditionally rich country like Iraq has been hit by several conflicts since more than two decades.

While those who struggle for a return to routine following the unending civil unrest, the tight economic disorder due to fall in oil prices further affected their return. It has become imperative to have a kind of commitment on the part of today’s generation to tackle militancy, atrocities, refugee crisis, conflicts, killings and abuse of women and children, etc.

The repeat of incidents echo pathetic situations among the youth, especially school-going children, who have been either witnessing or listening to such horrific news almost every day. Leaders must have better strategies to tackle such atrocities. The suffering from a so-called post-traumatic stress disorder is beyond words and it will take decades for today’s youth to make their life better aligned. Dollars cannot cure the suffering. Unfortunately, the concern continues to remain as delayed legal proceedings never stop recurrence of similar incidents. 

Ramachandran Nair
Via email

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