Local Indian Native Speaks Out on Homeland Violence

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

It has been a tense couple of days for one local resident as he watches his native India torn apart by terrorism. Dr. Joel Mathai shared his thoughts with News 3 Thursday.

He says much of the conflict dates back to when India was divided into two countries in 1947. Mathai says since then, tensions have grown, and occasionally flared, between different groups and cultures.

Mathai says while terrorism is a form of aggression that has been around for some time, the type of terrorism on display in India is different. He says it is the first time they are specifically looking for Americans and Britons. He also says these terrorists are much younger and dress like many of the tourists.

Mathai says the people of India are deeply concerned about the rash of violence but will overcome it.

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