Write in detail about the terrorist acts that took place in contemporary India. - Political Science

Advertisements
Advertisements
Answer in Brief

Write in detail about the terrorist acts that took place in contemporary India.

Advertisements

Solution

Terrorism is a form of warfare. It is called ‘asymmetric warfare’ because there is no pattern to the nature of violent attacks that are conducted.

The traditional form of terrorism was state-centric. The fight was for specific people fighting for their rights against the State.

For example, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were fighting for the rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka, Irish Republican Army (IRA) fought for the rights of the Irish people, Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) separatists fought for their rights against the Spanish government.

The modern form of terrorism is not state-centric. The modern-day terrorist fights for abstract ideological goals or beliefs. These goals may be religious in nature. They are usually part of some organisation that fights at a global level.

The New York attack of 11 September 2001 (popularly called 9/11) is considered the beginning of modern-day terrorism. The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, the Afghan Taliban are some examples of such groups.

Concept: Terrorism
  Is there an error in this question or solution?
Chapter 4: Contemporary India: Challenges to Peace, Stability and National Integration - Q.6) Write the answers in 80 to 100 words

APPEARS IN

SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 12th Standard HSC Political Science Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Contemporary India: Challenges to Peace, Stability and National Integration
Q.6) Write the answers in 80 to 100 words | Q 6. 3)
Share
Notifications



      Forgot password?
Use app×