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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2015, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 6)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2015.00001.7

Terrorism: A Sociological Analysis

Dwivedi Anurag*

Department of Sociology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur-273009

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Anurag Dwivedi, Department of Sociology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 273009 Email: adwivedi.ddu@gmail.com

Online published on 22 March, 2016.


India as a nation state must have a clear perspective and unambiguous attitude towards terrorism for tackling the menace and containing it. Internal security constitutes inner strength and health potential of the country. In the recent past attack on police and paramilitary forces indicate the increasing outreach of Naxalism in India, thus threatening National Security. National Security can be defined as a Nation's capability in the preservence of integrity and strengthening values and objectives. Gopal Chowdhary in his editorial remarks said “Counter terror policy world over has come a long way since its being bracketed with “us” v/s “them” syndrome immediately after 9/11 attacks”. (K.N. Chowdhary, 2011). Terrorism implies use of violence and threat of violence for political purposes. It is a term used to describe the “methodology used by an organized group to achieve its avowed aims, chiefly through the systematic use of violence” (Hardman, 2006). The first part of the paper deals with the overview of terrorism, the second part deals with the types of terrorism and the last part deals with the future trend of terrorism.


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