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Countering Insurgencies, Terrorism and Violent Extremism in South Asia

By  Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Feb. 17, 2017

Countering Insurgencies, Terrorism and Violent Extremism in South Asia

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Countering Insurgencies, Terrorism and Violent Extremism in South Asia

Violent Extremism Terrorism Counter Insurgency Counter Terrorism Conflict Resolution

South Asia continues to remains a hotbed of various forms of extremism. Indiscriminate violent terrorism with a strong religious overtone claims the highest number of victims, most notably in Pakistan and India. Islamist Jihadi movements backed by external actors keep the state of Jammu and Kashmir on a boil. Globally inspired Jihad in search of a shariah-ruled state has recur-rently raised its head in Bangladesh. Linkages with global jihad and movements that have rallied support to an anti-West platform have escalated their violence potential. They remain a threat not just to the region but have demonstrated an inclination to network with groups having a trans-regional agenda.