“Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”Winston Churchill
Countless times, I have written about freedom of speech on this website. Every single time I have said that freedom of speech is a pillar of the democratic world we live in. For centuries, people fought against oppressors to attain the right to speak their minds. All of the revolutions or movements which have taken place in history, whether it be the English Revolution, the French Revolution or the Indian independence movement; all of them shared the same objective: to get freedom.
“Surely we have a responsibility to leave for future generations a planet that is healthy and habitable by all species.” – David Attenborough
One of the key challenges which the world faces today is sustainable development. For hundreds of years, humans have exploited the riches of mother nature to advance themselves. In the wake of this advancement, all we can see is the destruction of our only home in this universe.
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while at the same time sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depends.
Terrorism has become a concern for the world. Countries across the globe are combating terrorism of some form or the other. However, the question which pops up in our minds while discussing terrorism is, “what is terrorism?” Different countries have different definitions of terrorism. Hence when it comes to combating it, there are times when countries are unable to cooperate with each other simply because their notion of terrorism something completely different.
“Terrorism has no nationality or religion.” – Vladimir Putin
To understand this conflict let us take an example from history.
Bhagat Singh was an Indian nationalist who fought for the independence of India. He carried out various violent attacks against the British administration in India which included the bombing of the central assembly. For the Indian people Bhagat Singh is a ‘freedom fighter.’ Whereas the British Government had labelled him as a terrorist.