Terrorism And Militancy In South Asia
This book reviews the terrorist environment in South Asia, concentrating on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, but also including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. With U.S.-led counter terrorism efforts focused especially on Southwest Asia, the existence of international terrorist groups and their supporters in South Asia is identified as a threat to both regional stability and to the attainment of central U.S. policy goals. Al Qaeda forces that fled from Afghanistan with their Taliban supporters remain active on Pakistani territory, and Al Qaeda is believed to have links with indigenous Pakistani terrorist groups that have conducted anti-Western attacks and that support separatist militancy in Indian Kashmir. A significant portion of PakistanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ethnic Pashtun population is reported to sympathize with the Taliban and even Al Qaeda. The United States maintains close counter terrorism cooperation with Pakistan aimed especially at bolstering security and stability in neighboring Afghanistan. The Islamabad government began limited military operations in the traditionally autonomous tribal areas of western Pakistan. There are indications that such operations are intensifying in coordination with U.S. and Afghan forces just across the international frontier.
Niranjan Dass has obtained his M. Phil from C.C. Singh University. He is an assistant Professor of international Politics at DAV College of Art and Commerce, where he co-directs the students towards role of Politics in international environment. His research interests are in discovering Terrorism and their activities in South Asia. His recent papers have appeared in international Security Magazines and in journals. He also participated in various conferences and seminars organized by Govt. and Private Organizations.
Preface v 1. Global Terrorism 1 2. Terrorism and Deadly Conflict 11 3. A Political Terrorism 31 4 A Terrorism: U N Perspective 59 5. Fundamentalism Terrorism is South Asia 71 6. Terrorism is South Asia 105 7. Support of International Terrorism 121 8. Terrorism in India 133 9. Terrorism Violence in India 153 10. Kashmir Question: Need for a Visionary Approach 173 11. Caste Conflict: Its Causes and Resolution 177 12 Impact of Modern Terrorism on Indian Politics 183 13. Role of Media in Terrorism 195 14. Terrorism in South Asia: Bangladesh 207 15. Terrorism and Democracy: Pakistan’s Perspective 215 16. Terrorism in South Asia: Pakistan’s Perspective 225 17. Terrorism in South Asia: Sri Lanka’s Perspective 247 18. Terrorism in South Asia: Nepal’s Perspective 317 19. Cooperative Environment for Dealing With Terrorism 343 20 Working on Terrorism 371 21. Fight Against Terrorism 381 22. Human Violence Search for Peace 397 Bibliography 403 Index 407