A multilateral framework of regional cooperation, human rights based strategy, addressing the root causes and a higher priority for the issue in foreign policy are necessary to comprehensively deal with the challenge of human trafficking.
Terrorists are often wealthy, well-employed, and middle class and those who support terrorist causes are often also of a higher income bracket.
With India’s security apparatus once again standing exposed and the security overhaul envisaged after 26/11 being still a work in progress, it is time for some harsh introspection.
The recent activities of SIMI as well as its suspected links with groups like the Popular Front of India and the Karnataka Forum for Dignity and even the Indian Mujahideen suggest that it is regrouping to undertake terrorist attacks in different parts of India.
There is a need to conclusively revisit the issue of India’s response, and other pro-active measures, to deter and forestall terrorist attacks in future.