Islamic State fighters purportedly behind the Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed 270 people in 2019. Photo: AP
Islamic State fighters purportedly behind the Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed 270 people in 2019. Photo: AP
Shyam Tekwani
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Shyam Tekwani

In war on terror and Isis, South Asia is fighting itself

  • Regional leaders have made a show of standing together on terrorism, but individually they use anti-terror laws to suppress dissent and minorities
  • In unleashing violence on sections of their own populations these countries only make it easier for groups like Islamic State to take hold

Islamic State fighters purportedly behind the Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed 270 people in 2019. Photo: AP
Islamic State fighters purportedly behind the Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed 270 people in 2019. Photo: AP
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