India is ranked 7th in the list of the victims of terrorism related attacks in a country. The countries were ranked by The Institute of Economics and Peace. A Sweden based think tank who published the Global Terrorist Index (GTI) 2015.
India is one of the six Asian countries ranked among the top 10 nations in the list.
The declaration voiced particular concern about the high level of violence by ISIS and its affiliates, the Haqqani Network, al Qaaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Tarhreek-e-Taliban Pakistan– all south Asia based terrorist organisations.
As many as 797 terrorist attacks were recorded in which 289 deaths were reported in 2015.
In 2015 the terrorist attacks were highest since 2000, 80% were non-lethal. Near about 49 different terrorist groups were engaged in attacks but 31 of these failed to kill anyone.
India experienced 7% of the global attacks, the fourth highest after Iraq(20%), Afghanistan(14%) and Pakistan(8%.)
Economic loss from terrorism $635 billion over 16 years
The global economic impact of terrorism has been $635 billion over 16 years, from 2000 to 2015. That is an amount equivalent to the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of Egypt and Malaysia.
Since 2014, the loss has declined from a 16-year high of $106 billion to the second-highest level of $90 billion, at constant 2015 prices. The GTI report said the decline related to the decrease in terror deaths from 2014 to 2015.
Iraq conceded, the highest economic impact of terrorism, as a proportion of a country’s GDP, at 17.3 per cent, followed by Afghanistan (16.8 per cent) and Syria (8.3 per cent).
Violent conflict, as a whole, caused $13.6 trillion loss to the global economy in 2015 (in purchasing parity terms), or 13.3 of global GDP.
ISIS world’s deadliest group
ISIS overtook its African affiliate Boko Haram as the world’s deadliest terrorist group in 2015, with attacks causing 6,141 deaths. The terror-outfit expanded the number of countries where it conducted attacks from six in 2014 to 11 in 2015.
A staggering 4,502 people were killed in terrorist attacks by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2015, a 29 per cent increase since 2014. The year 2015 was also the deadliest for terrorism in Afghanistan. As the Afghan security forces struggle to contain a resurgent Taliban and the United States draws down its troop presence in the country.
The increased violence threatens the $2 billion worth of Indian aid in a bid to stabilize Afghanistan’s civilian leadership.
There is no good or bad terrorism. A terrorist is a terrorist not for a country but for entire humanity. We must unite and fight against it.
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