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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pakistan      Two Policemen and one civilian killed in two separate incidents in Karachi
India      Two Maoists killed in Jharkhand
Pakistan      Religious scholar shot dead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
India      Two CRPF personnel injured in blast in Chhattisgarh
Bangladesh      19 bombs and five bullets recovered in Chittagong District
Bangladesh      44 BNP-JeI activists arrested from different places during BNP-led 20-party alliance's countrywide blockade
India      11 militants arrested in separate incidents in Assam
India      Six persons arrested along with FICN in Tamil Nadu
India      Five Naxalites arrested in Telangana
India      Four militants arrested in Meghalaya
India      Two PREPAK militants arrested in Manipur
Pakistan      Terror suspect arrested in Balochistan
India      Two Maoists surrender in Odisha
India      Bangalore Court hands over custody of two IM operatives to Mumbai ATS
India      Prosecution witnesses examined in 2006 SIMI conspiracy case in Kerala
India      Pakistani intelligence officers posted in Sri Lanka depute spies to get details of Project Varsha in Vishakhapatnam, according to NIA chargesheet
Pakistan      TTP planning attacks on dams and barrages, reveal Interior Ministry sources
India      FBI needs to improve to check terror, according to FBI 9/11 Review Commission Report
Sri Lanka      Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tours Tamil heartland in a reconciliation bid
India      NSCN-K abrogates cease fire with GoI
Pakistan      JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed calls for country wide movement for countering western conspiracies and protecting Muslim holy places
Pakistan      Tribal elders express inability to maintain peace in North Waziristan Agency of FATA
Nepal      Government decides to provide remaining NPR 500,000 each to conflict victims
India      413 fatalities in militant attacks in North East India in 2014

The SOUTH ASIA TERRORISM PORTAL is a project rooted in a deep conviction that the rising scourge of terrorism is a threat not only to this region, but to all humanity. Terrorism is a method that recognises no limits of law and knows no constraints of morality, of honour, of human compassion, or even of the minimal rules of warfare. Crucially, it transcends all international boundaries, and returns to consume the very systems and societies that create, support and sponsor it, even as it destroys those who tolerate or succumb to it.

For some years now, a part of the political and intellectual world has been seduced by the improbable idea of a clash of civilisations, of a final determination of the superiority of one culture, ideology or Faith over all others. And terrorist violence is sometimes seen as a legitimate instrument in this final, millennial, struggle by those who are absolutely convinced that their vision of the world is the only one possible. But no nation, culture or civilisation can conceivably benefit from terrorism. This is the pitiless enemy of every nation state in the world, of all cultures and of civilisation itself.

Terrorism, moreover, is not the problem of its victim societies alone. Its impact reverberates across the globe. A victory for terrorism anywhere in the world is a victory for terrorism everywhere.

This is why this evil must be fought collectively, by all nations, all cultures and all civilisations. When we speak of defeating terrorism, we do not speak of the right or wrong of a specific ideology or Faith, or of any nation's claims in a particular dispute. We speak only of the rejection of an extraordinarily inhuman and barbaric method of warfare as an instrument of resolution.

The global community must now come together to arm and defend itself against the random and indiscriminate violence of the rising tide of terror. But this, alone, will not suffice. Arms and force are necessary, if we are not to succumb. But the eventual victory against terrorism will be secured in the minds of men.

Therein lies the significance of the Internet. Like terrorism, it transcends international borders; unlike terrorism, however, it creates and communicates the possibilities of a greater understanding of the diversity of mankind, of the resolution of disputes and differences without violence, of the hopes and dreams of all of humanity living in peace.

It has often been said that, if you wish to change the world, you must first accept and understand it as it is. The SOUTH ASIA TERRORISM PORTAL is an endeavour to achieve such an understanding of the world of terror.

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