Mr. Shafqat Munir, Research Fellow and Head of Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research (BCTR) at BIPSS recently spoke at the 4th Counter Terrorism Conference held at Gurugram, Haryana. It was jointly organised by the India Foundation, Government of the State of Haryana and the Bureau of Police Research and Development of the Government of India. Mr. Munir was part of a panel on ‘Constructing Counter Narratives’. In his remarks Mr. Munir empasised on the importance of fighting the ideological battle and presenting a proper narrative to counter the nefarious narratives spread by the extremists. He also stressed on the importance of greater regional cooperation.
The Counter Terrorism Conference is a pre-eminent conclave of scholars and practitioners of CT/CVE. The conference looked at some of the cutting edge issues related to the current counter terrorism discourse. The conference was attended by delegates from over 30 countries and was addressed by senior cabinet ministers as well as senior officials from India and the wider region.
It may be mentioned that BCTR, a constituent unit of BIPSS is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Since its inception BCTR has been relentlessly engaged in research, training, analysis and outreach on all aspects of CT/CVE issues.