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Islamic Militancy & Radicalism in Pakistan's Punjab -- Ayesha Siddiqa

Islamic Militancy & Radicalism in Pakistan's Punjab -- Ayesha Siddiqa

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Published by Tarek Fatah
This paper looks at militancy and radicalization in Punjab – the largest province of Pakistan.

The key argument of this study is that radicalization is a greater issue in Punjab than militancy primarily because militants tend to groom people for battles outside the country or the prov- ince. Thus, there is violence in the province but those figures are not commensurate with the actual amount of radicalization that takes place in Punjab. It is also observed that poverty is an important contributory factory. However, it’s the new capitalist and middle class that plays an important role, just as it had happened in Iran. The only difference being that Iran was more focused and ‘together’ in terms of religious ideology which Pakistan is not.
This paper looks at militancy and radicalization in Punjab – the largest province of Pakistan.

The key argument of this study is that radicalization is a greater issue in Punjab than militancy primarily because militants tend to groom people for battles outside the country or the prov- ince. Thus, there is violence in the province but those figures are not commensurate with the actual amount of radicalization that takes place in Punjab. It is also observed that poverty is an important contributory factory. However, it’s the new capitalist and middle class that plays an important role, just as it had happened in Iran. The only difference being that Iran was more focused and ‘together’ in terms of religious ideology which Pakistan is not.

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Published by: Tarek Fatah on Feb 18, 2013
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Militancy is directly connected with radicalism. Hence, any measures to check or discourage

militancy should also address the larger radicalization issue. Here are some recommendations

to address the militancy-radicalism problem. The recommendations have been split into sub-

categories.

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