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Khalistan movement has seen a decline in recent years, but the threat of terrorism and violence associated with it continues to be a concern for India’s internal security. India needs to be vigilant and take preventive measures to nip the Khalistan movement in the bud. Discuss.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

6. Khalistan movement has seen a decline in recent years, but the threat of terrorism and violence associated with it continues to be a concern for India’s internal security. India needs to be vigilant and take preventive measures to nip the Khalistan movement in the bud. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Hindustan Time ,  Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

A group of pro-Khalistan protesters on Sunday attacked and damaged the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, prompting sharp condemnation from Indian-Americans who demanded immediate action against those responsible for it.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the threats from the Khalistani separatist movements and steps needed to nip it in the bud.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

In the first part, write about the decline that was witnessed in the Khalistan insurgency in the recent years to due various steps of the government.

Next, write about recent developments and the Khalistan movement in India and abroad and threats to Indian internal security from it.

Next, write about the measures that are needed to tackle it.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.