Terrorism, human rights, and development
RESPONSES to terrorism ought to be based on a
holistic understanding of security, within the human rights and rule
of law framework. Terrorism in all its dimensions has a long history
in India; the attack at the Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore,
was only the latest incident. Every time a terrorist strike takes
place on Indian soil or elsewhere in the world, governments tend to
formulate similar responses.
Rise and fall of Coromandel Muslims
BEFORE the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English
established themselves on the Coromandel or East Tamil Nadu
coastline, maritime trade was entirely in the hands of
Tamil-speaking Muslims of Arab-Tamil ancestry.