Boomerang of Radical Islam and terrorism in Pakistan

21 10 2007


If the latest statistics from the SATP (SOUTH ASIATERRORISM PORTAL)an apex think tank on South asian terrorism is to be taken note of the Boomerang is the word used for pakistan for the Terror nurturement it has been doing in the name of supporting freedom struggles.

A total of 2,056 people had lost their lives in terrorist incidents in India up to October 10 this year. Including the Ajmer blast that happened after that date, in which 3 people died, the number would now stand at 2,059. SATP figures put the casualties in Pakistan till October 10 at 2,151.

Islamist extremism has been used by Pakistan, as an instrument of state policy
since the 1980s to further the country’s foreign policy goals vis-à-vis
Afghanistan and India, and its quest for ‘strategic depth’. The Pakistani state
and the Taliban had co-sponsored a terrorist network that essentially relied on
Madrassas (seminaries) and terrorist training camps located in Pakistan and
(previously) in Afghanistan. There are an estimated over one million students in
at least 10,000 seminaries in Pakistan (some private estimates place their
number between 40,000 and 50,000), with militant Islam as their core syllabus.
(SATP South Asia Assessment 2003)

Pak lost more lives to terror in ’07 than India
Shankar Raghuraman TIG

21st Oct 2007 Times of India

New Delhi: For years, India has been the worst victim of terror groups, many of them backed by the Pakistani establishment. That has now changed. In 2007, Pakistan has lost more lives to terror than India. Considering it has a population that is barely one-seventh of India’s population, that is a stunning indicator of just how badly terror has boomeranged on Pakistan. According to data compiled by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), a total of 2,056 people had lost their lives in terrorist incidents in India up to October 10 this year. Including the Ajmer blast that happened after that date, in which 3 people died, the number would now stand at 2,059. SATP figures put the casualties in Pakistan till October 10 at 2,151. Since then there have been a couple of minor incidents and Wednesday’s massive suicide attack in Karachi. If the death toll from the Karachi blast stays at 135, that would take Pakistani casualties this year up to 2,295. Interestingly, the pattern of deaths in the two countries is quite similar despite the different nature of the terror attacks. Of India’s 2,059 deaths, 811 are civilians and 304 security personnel, while 944 terrorists have been reported killed. In Pakistan, the corresponding numbers would be 886 civilians, 413 security personnel and 996 terrorists. This is based on preliminary estimates of the Karachi toll, which suggest that two terrorists and about 20 cops may have been among the 135 killed. Thus, in both countries, terrorist deaths are slightly more than civilian casualties, while security personnel account for fewer deaths than either of these categories. With a population of roughly 165 million to India’s 1.1 billion plus, the impact of terror on Pakistan has clearly been much higher in 2007 than on India.

Bomb blast kills seven in Pakistan
23 hours ago

20th Oct 2007 Islamabad: At least seven people, including two women and a child, were killed and five others injured on Saturday when a bomb planted in a passenger van went off near a hotel in a town in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province.

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