Countering Terror Financing – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Third Ministerial of ‘No Money for Terror’ (NMFT) on Counter-Terror Financing was held in New Delhi recently. Delegates from ~75 countries and international bodies attended the event. The event was focused on ways to combat global terror financing networks. Prior to this, India had also hosted a special meeting… Continue reading Countering Terror Financing – Explained, pointwise

UAPA and the recent judgments – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction In the backdrop of the Tripura violence, the police used the provisions under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967) to charge journalists and 100-odd social media users for posts on communal violence. What are the other recent cases filed under UAPA? Kashmir: Recently, students in Kashmir were booked… Continue reading UAPA and the recent judgments – Explained, pointwise

What the attacks against minorities in Kashmir reveal 

Synopsis: Reasons behind recent terrorist attacks in Kashmir, challenges involved and the future course of action. Introduction  The targeted terror attacks against minorities in Kashmir indicate a dangerous move. Sikhs and Hindus were identified and shot for being who they are. It also led to Muslim casualties. The purpose was to spread terror, threating minorities… Continue reading What the attacks against minorities in Kashmir reveal 

How the world — and India — changed in the 20 years after 9/11

Synopsis: After the 9/11 attacks, geopolitics changed dramatically. Even democratic nation-states underwent a change to respond to non-state actors. Introduction It was September 11, 2001, when planes struck the twin towers of the USA. The attack on the superpower by non-state actors highlighted the new threats that states were forced to deal with in the… Continue reading How the world — and India — changed in the 20 years after 9/11

Terror didn’t win: 9/11 changed democratic countries in some unlovely ways. But democracies stayed on track

Synopsis: This article highlights how global democracies change after the 9/11 attack. Introduction A study from the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies estimated that the number of active terrorist groups was 67 in 2018, the most since 1980. A new study from the Costs of War project at Brown University calculates that the… Continue reading Terror didn’t win: 9/11 changed democratic countries in some unlovely ways. But democracies stayed on track

Terrorism caused $1 trillion loss to world economy: PM Modi at BRICS summit

News:Indian Prime Minister has attended the 11th BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil. Facts: About BRICS: BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS 2019 summit was held  under the theme BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future. During the… Continue reading Terrorism caused $1 trillion loss to world economy: PM Modi at BRICS summit

Conflicting views pervade BRICS Ministers’ meeting

The two-day BRICS foreign ministers was held in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. This meeting was held in preparation for the 11th BRICS summit in November,2019. During the meeting,the foreign ministers called on all States to prevent the financing of terrorist networks and terrorist actions from their territories. BRICS nations also said that a comprehensive approach is… Continue reading Conflicting views pervade BRICS Ministers’ meeting

G-20 resolves to free Internet of extremism

The leaders of G20 after the Osaka summit has agreed to prevent the use of the internet to fund and facilitate terrorism and extremism. They asserted that while the internet must be open,free and secure but it cannot serve as a safe haven for terrorists. The leaders also called for implementing relevant UN resolutions,the UN… Continue reading G-20 resolves to free Internet of extremism

Terrorism biggest threat to humanity: Narendra Modi at informal BRICS leaders’ meeting in Osaka

An informal meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) nations was conducted on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka,Japan. During the meeting,Indian PM has said that terrorism is the biggest threat to humanity which not only kills innocents but also severely affects the economic development and social stability. The… Continue reading Terrorism biggest threat to humanity: Narendra Modi at informal BRICS leaders’ meeting in Osaka

At Osaka G20 summit, PM Modi to talk global meet on terror

Prime Minister is going for the 2019 G20 Summit to be held in Osaka, Japan.The summit will be the 14th such gathering.The theme of the G20 summit 2019 is human-centred future society. There will be four key sessions at the summit (a)Global Economy:Trade and Investment (b)Innovation in Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence (c)Addressing Inequalities and… Continue reading At Osaka G20 summit, PM Modi to talk global meet on terror

China offers tacit support to India

During the 16th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia,India and China (RIC) at New Delhi, the three nations strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The ministers said that those committing,inciting or supporting terrorist acts must be held accountable and brought to justice in accordance with existing international commitments on countering terrorism,… Continue reading China offers tacit support to India

J&K-based Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen banned: MHA

The home ministry has banned Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)(UAPA) Act, which has been operating in the Kashmir Valley for promoting terrorism and other subversive activities. UAPA is anti-terrorist law aimed at effective prevention of unlawful activities, associations in India.Its main objective is to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against integrity… Continue reading J&K-based Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen banned: MHA