1a. Difference between ‘killing’, ‘murder’ and ‘assassination’.
Killing …It means an act of causing death, especially deliberately.
a. The killing of large number of cows became necessary after Mad Cow Disease spread in the area.
b. Killing of Maoists will not be very effective to curb their menace. Some innovative political approach would perhaps be more fruitful.
Murder .. It means the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
a. The murder of the lonely couple caused heightened anxiety in the entire hill town.
b. Rigging an election is nothing but murder of democracy.
Assassination …It means the murder of an important person for political or religious reasons.
a. The assassination of President Kennedy had plunged the entire America in grief. b. The ring of armed guards could not prevent the assassination of the prime minister.
2. List of assassinated leaders. Rajiv Gandhi, Benajeer Bhuto, Benigno Aquino of Philippines
3. Why they were assassinated .. Rajiv Gandhi .. He was shot in point blank range by a LTTE supporter. It was an act of revenge by the Sri Lanka-based insurgency organization for India’s armed intervention against it. Benajeer Bhutto. .. She was assassinated by un-known groups. Taliban was suspected to be involved in the act because she had taken firm stand against it. Benigno Aquino …
Introductory note… Julius Caesar (100BC – 44BC)