It is really an irony that despite the secular ethos of India having shown the path of non-violence and peace to the whole world a section of the people across the globe has got derailed and such people have denigrated the religious sanctity by resorting to violence in the name of religion. Today humanity is passing through a critical phase with terrorism being the greatest threat and it is really unfortunate that there are unabated attempts by certain sections to link terrorism to religion to protect their vested interests at the cost of Humanity. In furthering their personal agenda such elements are hell bent upon creating the communal divides especially on the basis of religion thus spreading hatred to keep the pots boiling. It is quite surprising that despite being at the receiving end the common people get befooled by the so called leaders very easily least realizing the game plan behind such hatred that ultimately leads to violence and bloodshed. The merchants of death and destruction will continue to succeed in their ulterior plans till the common people understand the ground realities. The height of the things is that even the religious heads have been coerced by such elements so that there remains no scope for correct interpretation of religion. As of today, it is for the people to realize the gravity of their miseries that have befallen on them due to their own follies. This most aptly applies to the people of the world’s largest democracy especially to Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory which is still witnessing the post turbulence effects. People today need to understand that every religion preaches peace, tolerance and brotherhood. Each religion has made great contributions for the people of this Union Territory, the nation and the whole world at large. Further it needs to be understood that the Taliban or ISIS ideology is the self created ideology by some vested interests and does not find justified or approved by any religion, despite the fact that Taliban has taken over Afghanistan and approved by Pakistan and China for their own interests. This might have further encouraged certain elements to follow the Taliban, Al-Qaeda or ISIS ideology of mayhem and hatred. However, such derailed minds in communities following different faiths and religions can be brought back easily to the peaceful mainstream, provided they are made aware about the essence and realities about their religions. It is the duty of the religious heads and preachers as well as the politicians of different communities especially in the valley which was a paradise lost that has been retrieved today, to come out of the clutches of the denigrated elements in the society who are goading them to suit their agenda thus keeping them under the sporadic cover of terrorism. Despite having been a timeless fountain of peace and an ancient source of traditions and faiths besides the communal harmony being time tested, even India is facing grave threat on account of religious hatred and intolerance. How the people are being befooled by politicians is an open secret now and it is a testing time for people to rise to the occasion. Sane elements of all religions need to shoulder the responsibility in this regard by adopting proactive strategies so that none indulges in any sort of hatred and intolerance especially in terms of religion. Today’s dire need is to make the politicians realize that there is no room for them to befool the people as they are fully aware of the exploitation they have been subject to for decades.