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It's a small World

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It's a world of laughter, a world of tears It's a world of hopes and a world of fears There's so much that we share That it's time we're aware It's a small world after all These simple words written many years ago, seem so relevant today. The context however, is sadly very different. It surely is a world of terror, a world of fear. However, if we all jointly make an effort, we can have some hope in making it a better world for us and our children. Terror attacks time and again occur in various parts of the world. We hear of it, read about it, feel remorse, hope our leaders and politicians act on their words and move on, hoping it will not happen again and hoping it will not affect us. Some time later, the cycle re occurs. We are now getting frustrated and depressed with it all. The recent terror attacks in Mumbai (26/11/08) have been particularly traumatising. How can we let this happen How can the culprits get away with something like this We heard enough is enough etc in the media. More than three months down the line, what has been acheived apart from a meagre war of words Plus another barbaric act has occurred and that too on cricketers who supposedly had adequate security! This is not acceptable to us. Some action has to be taken. This is truly a global problem. It has to be acknowledged. Several countries have had their share of terror attacks. Even in the recent Mumbai attacks, the terrorists specifically asked for foreign nationals. It is time we see this as an attack on people of the world rather than on the specific countries. World leaders simply visited the sub continent and again had a dialogue and left. What is the result If culprits of one country take refuge in another, why can�t something be done about it Why do we have to keep pleading that country to take action. Why do we only have to rely on this kind of so called political pressure We are no world experts on this. However, our common sense tells us there should be some sort of a global body to address this problem. We ask for an International Court of Justice, particularly for terror attacks. This body should have the ultimate power to try the accused and punish the culprits. This body should have the ultimate power to reach out to the culprits irrespective of which country they take refuge. The punishment should be such that no terrorist dare think about carrying out such attacks again. We ask for this action immediately and ask for the case of the Mumbai attacks to be the first. We will not let the culprits get away with this. We urge the United Nations to take action as we realize individual countries seem helpless, given all the political diplomacy. An International Court of Justice does exist but seems powerless and somehow does not seem to be involved. We, the undersigned request and urge for some action to be taken. Thank You.

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