Turmoil in region

The civil wars for power and endurance are apparently affecting the young generation, wherein women and children become the most affected.

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Published: Wed 28 Jan 2015, 8:30 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:45 PM

The ongoing civil wars and sectarian events are heavily influencing the life of people in the Middle East region and become more complex these days. Ever since the Kuwait conflict was started two decades ago, guns never fell silent in this historically rich part of the world.

With recent events of recurring invasions and advancing of ethnic groups clashing for religious gains, the region’s affluence is getting severely affected.

The civil wars for power and endurance are apparently affecting the young generation, wherein women and children become the most affected.

There has been massive flood of weapons to several countries in the region, thus taking the advantages of little sectarian groups, further dividing the poor and classy lifestyle of people.

It is sad that there were no hardcore efforts on the part of countries that have influence in the region and neighbouring places, with the backing of United Nations and other organisation that work for the benefits of human accord.

More than two decades of conflicts have already disturbed the life of ordinary people, i.e. they had a huge psychological impact on people, their family life and society, education, employment, privacy, recreation etc have already been traumatised beyond the limits.

Ramachandran Nair, by email 

• The fall of Kobane back to the locals is an encouraging development. The Daesh is a threat to the region, and all possible resources should be mobilised to stem the militia.

It is not only a threat to the regional countries but far beyond places like Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Indonesia, where it could easily find sympathisers.

That is why Daesh has to be eliminated the sooner the better. The Western forces cannot afford to stay on the sidelines and they need to actively wage a war on the militants — in the same manner they fought Al Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Suresh A, by email

This letter expresses the personal views of the author and does not reflect the opinion of Khaleej Times.



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