Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicJihadists

Topic: Jihadists

Modi govt’s order to reduce AFSPA in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland bold. Kashmir should be next

For generations, Indian discussions on counterinsurgency have been curiously amnesiac. Modi govt needs to see that the problem isn't AFSPA.

Peshawar attack shows Islamic State has come home — in arms of jihadists Imran Khan embraces

Throughout his years as PM, Imran Khan coddled the religious far-Right. Now it’s dragging Pakistan into abyss of sectarian warfare.

At least 40 Indians who joined ISIS now in Middle-East prison camps, find there’s no way home

Indians who joined IS are mostly from diaspora, and are thought to be held in camps run by Kurdish forces, and jails in Turkey & Libya. Indian govt gives no diplomatic assistance.

How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

India must consolidate its gains in Kashmir. Jihadist groups eyeing expansion opportunity

There are signs that the Pakistan army may no longer be willing—or able, in the face of a resurgent Taliban—to take on its jihadist proxies.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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