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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Extremists taking advantage of global Covid lockdowns to recruit youths online: UN chief

Listing startling numbers, UN chief Antonio Guterres said one of every five young people was already not in education, training or employment.
A protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, after Friday prayers, at Jama Masjid | PTI

Indian liberals missed the mark yet again by protesting ‘la ilaha illallah’ in CAA debate

Shashi Tharoor and Sadanand Dhume both thought Muslims asserting their existence through ‘la ilaha Illallah’ was too extreme for the anti-CAA protests.
Protests in Soura, Downtown Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on 11th August, 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain

Why self-determination for Kashmir would have meant autonomy only for extremists

India knows that the Sunni Muslim demand for autonomy is a danger to the freedoms of smaller minorities, Kashmiri Muslim women and LGBTQ community.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church where a bomb blast took place in Negombo, Sri Lanka. | Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Neuroscience is the missing link that can separate terrorists from non-violent extremists

While joining the IS, foreigners were required to enlist skills and willingness to carry out suicide attacks, but not everyone signed up.
File photo of Islamic State's flag | Getty

Terrorists can be beaten, but we’re doing it wrong

Extremism should be monitored & analysed by demographic instead of region, says Kashmir-born Farah Pandith, who served as a special representative to Muslim communities under Hillary Clinton.

Rahul Gandhi says excluded groups may turn to ISIS-like extremism: Realistic or alarmist?

Addressing a gathering at the Bucerius Summer School in Hamburg, Germany, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP government of excluding minorities, Dalits and tribals from the “development process”. Citing the example of ISIS, he said exclusion “could be a dangerous thing”. He also linked lynchings in India to unemployment. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Rahul’s “veiled threat” is “unbelievable”. ThePrint asks – Rahul Gandhi says excluded groups may turn to ISIS-like extremism: Realistic or alarmist? India’s Muslims have shown little radicalisation, even after Babri and Godhra carnage Harsh Mander Former IAS officer, and social activist Rahul Gandhi was right about many things in his recent Hamburg speech. He was right to speak about the intense exclusion of India’s most vulnerable communities from the development process – the tribal communities, Dalits and India’s religious minorities, particularly Muslims. He was right to stress the devastation that demonetisation wreaked on India’s poorest, and the suffering of tiny and...
PM Modi said relations with Africa were India's top priority

India & Africa to strengthen cooperation to combat terror: PM Modi

He also says the partnership currently includes establishment of 180 Lines of Credit amounting to $11 billion in over 40 African countries.
Social Media

How tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity

The difficulty social media companies face is that if a terrorist group is blocked from one platform they get active in another one.
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From key Pakistani general to ISIS terrorist ‘killed’ in Jihad, the chilling saga of Shahid Aziz

An army cannot afford to allow so many ideologically motivated hardliners to rise to senior ranks and to freelance on behalf of their ideology after retirement.
The Darul Uloom Haqqania religious seminary

‘University Of Jihad’ gets public funds even as Pakistan fights extremism

For years, Pakistan has promised to clamp down on religious schools that preach violence, yet radical seminaries like Darul Uloom Haqqania continue to receive government funds.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has just one obsession — exams. And it has made a mess of it.

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.