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India and Terrorism

Submitted by on May 1, 2008 – 2:51 am

India among countries worst affected by terror: The US Dept of State has said in its annual report. Nothing surprising, though! But some observations are worth noting.

# Indian government’s counter-terrorism efforts remained hampered by outdated and overburdened law enforcement and legal systems.

#”The Indian court system was slow, laborious, and prone to corruption. Terrorism trials can take years to complete. Many of India’s local police forces were poorly staffed, lacked training, and were ill-equipped to combat terrorism effectively,” the report said.

#Noting about the attack on Samjhauta Express, the report said, it was carried out by extremists who tried to incite anger among the Hindus and Muslims.

“These attacks, which killed and injured both Muslims and Hindus, were probably conducted by extremists hoping to incite anger between the Hindu and Muslim communities. Indian officials claim that the perpetrators of these attacks have links to groups based in Pakistan and Bangladesh, particularly the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami, among others,” the report said.

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