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The Khalistani movement is largely dormant in the present day, but some extremist elements continue to advocate for a separate state. The Indian government must remain vigilant and take a tough stance against any activities that are deemed to threaten the country’s territorial integrity and national security. Analyse.

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

6. The Khalistani movement is largely dormant in the present day, but some extremist elements continue to advocate for a separate state. The Indian government must remain vigilant and take a tough stance against any activities that are deemed to threaten the country’s territorial integrity and national security. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

In Punjab, a preacher called Amritpal Singh was waging a real war against the state by leading an angry mob in an attack on Ajnala police station to demand the release of a comrade.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the Khalistani movement in the present day and need to

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving context of Khalistani movement in 1970s and 1980s.

Body:

First, in brief, write about the Khalistani separatist movement and its impact.

Next, write about the dormant nature of Khalistani movement in the present day and how it is mostly operated through abroad.

Next, write about concerns and risks associated with rise of new extremist elements and the course of action to be taken in this regard.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.