BD up 6 notches on global terrorism index

Dhaka, Tuesday   31 March 2020

Akash

BD up 6 notches on global terrorism index

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:19 PM, 22 February 2020   Updated: 07:40 PM, 22 February 2020

Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of DMP

Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of DMP

Bangladesh has made six notches to improve the Global Terrorism Index where the country now ranks at number 31 in the ‘Global Terrorism Index 2019’.

Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of DMP, disclosed the information at a press conference with the media at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday. 

He said, “Bangladesh has dropped six places to number 31 from the risk of terrorism in the Global Terrorism Index.” 

For this reason, he urged the print and electronic media of Bangladesh to be careful in the fight against extremism or terrorism.

The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) — a report published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) — that provides an overview of the global trends in terrorism and a summary of patterns since 2000 

In November last year, the Sydney-based IEP published the Global Terrorism Index 2019. The Global Terrorism Index is made on the situation of 163 countries based on 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators. The population of these countries is 99.7 percent of the world’s total population, the report mentioned. 

In this report, Bangladesh’s position improved to 31 and the score is 5.208. That is, the impact of terrorism in this country is moderate.  

Bangladesh was ranked 25th in the index of 2018. Bangladesh was the 21st in the previous year. That is, Bangladesh is steadily improving in combating terrorism. Overall, Bangladesh’s progress is the highest among South Asian countries.

Bangladesh was the fourth of the seven countries excluding the Maldives where Nepal is ahead of Bangladesh (34th on the global list), Sri Lanka (55th), and Bhutan (137th), according to the report about the situation in South Asian Terrorism. 

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