Alive and Present Danger
  Religious polarisation creates flashpoints for terrorists to exploit

 Queues of visitors entering India International Trade Fair.
 Despite several attacks, basic security arrangement remains
Investigating the 7 September 2011 Delhi high court terrorist attack along with the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Jammu and Kashmir police made a discovery. Following the traditional trail of Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba and Hizbul Mujahideen, it stumbled across a free-wheeling, non-aligned, self-motivated radicalised group purportedly led by a medical student Wasim Akram Malik studying in Bangladesh. Malik’s parents, wary of the political atmosphere in Kashmir, sent their son out as far as they could imagine from the radicalism of his home state. However, they hadn’t bargained for the power of Internet. Not only Malik found radical inspiration online, he found motivation as well as resources to vent his rage. He apparently (investigation is still underway) recruited fellow sympathisers to carry out the attack and a conduit to supply them with explosives.
After nearly a decade of investigating unceasing terror attacks in various parts of the country and trying to understand the minds of arrested terrorists, the Indian internal security apparatus is now up against a completely new and unpredictable threat: Start-up, independent small groups which do not appear to be working towards a purpose, except venting their rage and disenchantment. The traditional Indian counter-terrorism thinking so far worked on a neatly defined grid formed around the nucleus of Pakistan-created and sponsored terrorist sleeper cells, which were periodically activated at the behest of Pakistan.
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