It has been reported of late that disorganised militants are trying to regroup in a bid to carrying out sabotage ahead of the upcoming parliamentary election. The media, citing law enforcement agencies, have let us know that discrete members of banned militant outfits including Jamaat-ul-Mujahedeen Bangladesh have resorted to new strategy to regroup. They are trying to reorganise through online communications. It is also learnt that besides reconnecting with the scattered away old group members, the fanatics are trying to indoctrinate new members, particularly women.
It goes without saying militants in the country have literally been crushed by countrywide fierce anti-militant drives by the law enforcement agencies over the last couple of years, particularly after the ghastly terror attack in the capital’s posh Gulshan area in July 2016, and lost the capacity to carry out coordinated attack. However, since we have not been able to wipe out militants and their ideology completely as yet, there is always a chance that they would make repeated attempts to recoup their strength. Nonetheless, that our law enforcement agencies are well aware of the probability of the militants’ reuniting and are keeping constant vigilance over the radical elements to thwart their ploys is what makes us feel reassured.
The fact that needs to be kept in mind that losing their organised armed strength terrorists have now scattered away to the remote areas and got mingled with common people. This might turn out to a great threat to the security of general citizens in the long run as they terrorists might become desperate any time and resort to attempts at random attacks on innocent public. Therefore, it is very much necessary that our law enforcers rake through the terrorists who have mixed with ordinary people and stamp out militancy from the country. We also feel apart from destroying terrorists, this is also necessary that their sponsors and the cells that control them, wherever they might be, are also destroyed. And in this case, coordination of both intelligence and anti-terror efforts and use of technology rather than only manpower are crucial.
It is our hope that our law enforcement and anti-terror organisations will look after these aspects with seriousness and will thereby attain complete success in annihilating militancy and terrorism in the country.