Internal Terrorism in India

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Internal Terrorism in India

By | October 2010
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Table of content
Introduction 01
Chronology of major incidents 04
Western india 04
Jammu and kashmir 05
Northern and Northwestern India 06
Northeastern india 10
South india 13
Challenges before India’s Internal Security 14
Internal strategy 16


Introduction
Internal terrorism has been an ugly scene in India probably for as long as we have known. The independence war saw the nation split into two parts which led to not only blood shed but left a scar across the hearts of many. People who were living together were made to separate and more importantly ideologies were imposed and the immediate next generation exposed to hatred of the worst kinds. India then got involved in the problems of the eastern part of pakistan and freed bangladesh. What it brought about was another wave of resentment and more people added to the list of intolerants. The eastern states were not stranger to the problem of maosits, cry for gorkhaland and more! Jammu and Kashmir with time became the symbol of “war for independence” and with time internal disturbances else where became self determination symbols. The Punjab terrorism of the mid 80′s is a stark example of fundamentalism rearing to give it a go. Probably the only example where it was “contained” (am not proud of the way it was handled and what it became) yet the fundamentalism was throttled. There is something interesting i have observed, living in Punjab for close to 5 years, that the present generation living there does not have scars etched in them badly. No denying that since the terrorism has stopped now the present generation has a peaceful life, but also it is pertinent to note that the horrors of the past are not being made a part of the present understanding. The wars being fought everyday on the borders of India are no trivial matters. They are a total mis understanding of what...
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