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Monday, March 02, 2015

Pakistan      Two SF personnel and two militants killed in Balochistan
Bangladesh      One person killed during BNP-led 20-party alliance's countrywide nonstop blockade
India      One militant killed in Manipur
Pakistan      Girls' school damaged in bomb blast in Karachi
Pakistan      Bombs recovered in Peshawar
India      Four Maoists involved in Gaya landmine blast arrested
India      Four militants arrested in separate incidents in Nagaland
India      GNLA militant and three others arrested in Meghalaya
India      Three militants arrested in Assam
Pakistan      Islamabad Police arrests two terrorist foiling terror plot planned for Pakistan Day
India      NLFT 'commander' detained under NSA in Tripura
India      Hurriyat Conference, militant outfits and Pakistan allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly polls, says CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Pakistan      Kashmir issue also on agenda for talks with India, says Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz
India      Tighten cyber laws to protect citizens, says RBI Executive Director G. Padmanabhan
India      Prime Minister Narendra Modi red-flags cyber security as global concern
Nepal      Prime Minister turns down demand of opposition alliance to dissolve Questionnaire Committee as condition to resume stalled talks
Sri Lanka      TNA expresses lack of faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official
India      Government hires two private choppers for military sorties
Sri Lanka      Significant challenges to press freedom still remain in Sri Lanka, says international media mission
Nepal      30,000 protesters staged demonstration over constitution

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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