Terrorism In Pakistan

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Myth about Terrorism in Pakistan Evaluate prevalent myth about terrorism in Pakistan. Highlight, with reasons and examples, why it is a myth. Terrorism: Definition: According to the 1996 United Nations Declaration: "Criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them." However, there is not a fixed definition of terrorism as there are various views and approaches. TERRORISM is a majorly effective issue in the country of Pakistan. There are many opinions in…show more content…
On June 11, 2011, there was an article in the DAWN Newspaper, The military authorities expressed serious concern over what they called dismally low rate of terrorists’ conviction by courts throughout the country and had asked the government to see if some necessary change were made in relevant laws. The issue was of the increase in terrorist activities, also gaining acquittals from courts, mainly in the absence of adequate evidence, came up and it was decided to have a complete review of the law of evidence. This was one of the areas, which led the public to begin assuming and blaming its judicial and court system. Why were the terrorists and terrorism still on high if the court was to be punishing these people? Was the judicial system flawed? Thoughts emerged and spread like wild…show more content…
But what if one of the sources of continuing militancy is the stigmatization, brutal state violence and incarceration of non-hardcore militants or ideological supporters of these militant causes? A century of research into criminality and violent actions shows that brutal state repression, long prison sentences and stigmatizing people as ‘terrorist’, ‘extremist’, ‘sectarian’, ‘traitors’, etc, ensures that non-hardcore militants or mere ideological supporters are completely alienated or cut off from society, become firmly incorporated within militancy and as a consequence, become hardcore

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