Pakistan has struggled to cope with the spread of polio, a debilitating viral disease. Human infections are frequently reported despite government and international agencies’ efforts to eliminate the disease. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) estimate, at least 72 polio cases were recorded in Pakistan in 2013, compared to 58 cases in 2012. In 2014, the number of infected children had already reached 115 through August. The most affected provinces of Pakistan are Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
It's jihad gone desi down the digital way. Against the backdrop of reports that young men from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a hitherto unheard of militant organisation has posted ISIS videos with Hindi, Tamil and Urdu subtitles and jihadi literature in Hindi on the Net.
Read about Pakistan's Frankenstein’s monster, Mast Gul
"Legendary Kashmiri Militant Mast Gul Reemerges after Long Hibernation" , Militant Leadership Monitor [June 2014 Volume V, Issue 6] [Animesh Roul]
Documentary recently released follows beauty pageant hopefuls and Hindu right-wing training camp for girls.
Alys Francis: Al Jazeera 19 Jun 2014
Excerpts: Hindutva ideology
Transnational Islamist terrorist groups have recently made sporadic attempts to lure India’s Muslim population towards global jihad, frequently urging them to fight the democratically elected secular government. India-specific incitements have issued from al-Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri and al-Qaeda ideologue Maulana Asim Umar through audio-visual messages that directly target Indian Muslims.
'The Modi-led BJP govt is on global terror radar'
May 28, 2014 12:24 IST
Inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to India to be a part of his swearing-in ceremony was a masterstroke on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s part. But will it solve the problem of cross-border terror?
"Indian Investigations Reveal Funding System for Promoting Jihad in Kashmir" , Terrorism Monitor (Jamestown Foundation) Volume: 12 Issue: 7, April 4, 2014.
Widespread violence, marked by protest rallies, hartals (general shutdowns), group clashes and bombings have led to massive confrontations between secular and Islamist forces in Bangladesh over the last year. Now, al-Qaeda leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri has issued a call for jihad in Bangladesh, the fourth largest Muslim nation in the world.
Deba R Mohanty (Vice President, SSPC) has published a policy paper titled "Assertive but Flexible: India‘s Approach to Non-Proliferation and Export Control Regimes" (NFG Policy Paper Series, No. 02, December 2013), NFG Research Group, Asian Perceptions of the EU“, Freie Universität Berlin.