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POLITICS

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Swami Vivekananda, Al Qaeda, 911, Terrorism

The contrasting legacies of two 9/11s

We have to choose between the contrasting messages. The one delivered by a Hindu monk in 1893 and the other by jihadi Muslim bombers in 2001.

VARIETY

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Terrorism, Financial action task force, Pakistan, Gulalai ismail

How Pakistan suffocates women: Gulalai Ismail, women rights activist, goes missing. The worst is possible

Ismail is being hounded by Pak security services for speaking out against gang rapes, forced marriages and honour killings. Her voice is unbearable to a state which favours terrorists.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Salman Taseer, Asia bibi, Terrorism, IMF

Why I think Pakistan was, is and will always remain a terrorist state

Just establishing terror camps and sending jihadis to India isn't terrorism. Terrorising a section of your own people is also terrorism. And Pakistan, by its very nature, cannot stop doing that.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Terrorism, Al umar mujahideen, Mushtaq zargar, Anantnag terror attack

The long haul in Kashmir: Anantnag terror attack is proof that India can't fall for Pakistan's dialogue bait

Pakistan can never afford to turn off its terrorism tap. It will keep changing the faces on its terror outfits and try to claim trouble in Kashmir as indigenous. The Anantnag attack was one such attempt.

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Terrorism, FATF, Hafiz Saeed, Abdul rehman makki

Pak Comes Down on Makki: The real reason why Pakistan arrested Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Abdul Rahman Makki

Abdul Rehman Makki has hit the limelight with his arrest at a time when Hafiz Saeed has been maintaining a suspiciously low profile.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  7-minute read
2611 mumbai attacks, Terrorism, Islamic State, India-Bangladesh Relations

'Coming Soon': The 'jihadi' threat to West Bengal is very real. We need to take it very seriously

The bloodiest terror attack in Bangladesh on July 1, 2016, was an eye-opener when the five dead terrorists were profiled. Today, their ghosts have resurfaced, and issued a warning to West Bengal.

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South Asia, India, Terrorism, Pakistan

Pakistan is the 10th angriest country in the world: Why this is so worrying for India

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal — none of India’s neighbours, it seems, is steady.

POLITICS

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Terrorism, Un sanction, China, Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar Designated Global Terrorist: Why this is better than sanctions against Hafiz Saeed

The world community, including China, recognising Masood Azhar as an international terrorist fixes Pakistan’s responsibility in the Pulwama attack. The move could also boost BJP’s prospects now.

POLITICS

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Wahhabi, Terrorism, Tamil nadu thowheed jamaath, Sri lanka terror attack

India’s internal jihadist threat is rapidly growing

New Delhi’s counterterrorism focus on J&K has allowed jihadists to gain influence in states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. ISIS has even named a 'Bengal emir'. The situation is fraught and must be controlled.

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Islamic Extremism, Terrorism, ISIS, Sri lanka terror attack

Lessons India can learn from Sri Lanka attacks about religion-based terrorism

Religious terrorism isn’t about poverty, local issues, schools one studies in or the religious milieu in which someone grows up.