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  • Threat of Radicalisation in Syria’s ISIS Prisons

    Concerns of radicalisation in SDF-run facilities in Syria remain high, given that reports flag corruption, crime, and deplorable security conditions at these camps.

    October 18, 2022

    Vineet Ravindran asked: Why do almost all global debates on Kashmir, irrespective of democratic or Islamic countries, seem to focus mainly on the Indian side of Kashmir and not Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK)?

    Ashok Kumar Behuria replies: This is not entirely true. There has been wider criticism of the way Pakistan has handled PoJK over the years. The Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the European Union have castigated Pakistan for its high-handed behaviour in the PoK/PoJK (which includes the so-called “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” and “Gilgit–Baltistan”). 

    Jihadists, White Supremacists Vex Russia–Ukraine War

    With the war in Ukraine moving towards an uncertain resolution, there is a danger that the influx of heavy weaponry and foreign fighters could bring in a new set of imponderables into an already vicious and escalating conflict.

    March 28, 2022

    Emerging Contours of Security in Jammu and Kashmir

    The decline in terrorist incidents and reduction in infiltration from across the border is no doubt a positive development but this alone cannot guarantee peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Strengthening of democratic institutions at the grassroots level is also required.

    February 21, 2022

    Ashutosh Kumar asked: What is the difference between sleeper cells and hybrid militants?

    Adil Rasheed replies: In recent times, the term ‘hybrid militant’ has been the subject of intense scrutiny and discussion. The term is used by the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police for youths who are not listed as militants in its records, but who carry out terrorist attacks and then keep living as regular civilians, without going underground.

    Challenge of Recidivism to Counter-Radicalisation Programmes

    The false compliance present within the radicalised individuals and convicted terrorist offenders pose a considerable threat to the society, following their release from de-radicalisation-based institutions.

    January 28, 2022

    Attack on Mohamed Nasheed and Challenges Ahead for the Maldives

    The attack on Mohamed Nasheed has exposed Maldives’ vulnerability to acts of terrorism. The biggest test for President Solih is to overcome the challenges to tackling national security threats and address the concerns of the liberal Maldivians.

    July 01, 2021

    Countering Islamic State Ideology: Voices of Singapore Scholars edited by Muhammad Haniff Hassan and Rohan Gunaratna, with a Foreword by Karen Armstrong

    People often complain that Islamic scholars do little more than condemn the inhuman acts of so-called jihadist groups and fall short of delivering strong, incontrovertible rebuttals against the vicious narratives of terrorist groups, like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS). It has also been stated that the ever-rearing Hydra-like heads of terrorism will have to be endlessly severed until genuine Islamic scholarship drains the very swamp of irreligious radicalism from which the monstrosity continually raises new and ugly distortions.

    April-June 2021

    Imran Khan's Single National Curriculum: An Overdose of Religion?

    Imran Khan’s overemphasis on further mainstreaming the religious education might result in increased conflict between his government and the opposition and also the civil society in Pakistan.

    June 01, 2021

    Jihadist Radicalisation in Tamil Nadu

    Greater attention needs to be focused on effectively countering threats of radicalisation affecting India from Southeast Asia.

    March 01, 2021

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