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Monday, December 18, 2017

Pakistan      Nine civilians killed and 56 others injured as IS militants carried out suicide attack at a church in Balochistan
India      Death toll in Telangana encounter rises to nine as another body recovered
India      Clashes reported in Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir
India      Maoists set ablaze 10 vehicles in Odisha
India      Six IEDs recovered in Tripura
India      Five NDFB militants arrested in separate incidents in Assam
Bangladesh      Five ICS cadres arrested in Lalmonirhat District
India      Arms dealer arrested in Nagaland
India      Militant arrested in Arunachal Pradesh
India      NIA registers case against five IS suspects from Kerala
India      JuD 'chief' Hafiz Saeed issues 'fresh' warning to India
India      Security agencies in Delhi elevates security alert to contain a likely terrorist attack on the US and Israel nationals living in Delhi, say report
India      Over 1,000 Naga militants arrested since June 2015, states official
India      NIA will file charges against seven Jammu and Kashmir separatists for terror funding
India      Training Camps of Indian insurgents in Bangladesh have been reduced, according to BSF
Bangladesh      People won't support patrons of war criminals to assume office anymore, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Pakistan      Taliban must be brought to peace talks, says Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal
India      GoI-NSCN-IM agreement should not undermine other communities, state Kuki militant groups
Nepal      PR vote counting concludes

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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