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Class conflict, state terrorism and the Pakistani military: the Okara Military Farms dispute

Class conflict, state terrorism and the Pakistani military: the Okara Military Farms dispute In their dispute with their tenants, in what is known as the Okara Military Farms dispute, army landlords in the Punjab province of Pakistan resorted to state terrorism conducted by paramilitary troops, in alliance with other state agencies, in an unsuccessful attempt to break farmer resistance to attempts to remove their security of tenure. Analysis of the dispute provides strong support for the argument that state violence can, in some instances, be categorised as a specific form of terrorism. The article, therefore, aims to contribute to the growing literature on state terrorism which has been neglected as a legitimate and important topic for scholarly inquiry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Critical Studies on Terrorism Taylor & Francis

Class conflict, state terrorism and the Pakistani military: the Okara Military Farms dispute

Critical Studies on Terrorism , Volume 6 (2): 13 – Aug 1, 2013
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1753-9161
eISSN
1753-9153
DOI
10.1080/17539153.2012.748481
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Abstract

In their dispute with their tenants, in what is known as the Okara Military Farms dispute, army landlords in the Punjab province of Pakistan resorted to state terrorism conducted by paramilitary troops, in alliance with other state agencies, in an unsuccessful attempt to break farmer resistance to attempts to remove their security of tenure. Analysis of the dispute provides strong support for the argument that state violence can, in some instances, be categorised as a specific form of terrorism. The article, therefore, aims to contribute to the growing literature on state terrorism which has been neglected as a legitimate and important topic for scholarly inquiry.

Journal

Critical Studies on TerrorismTaylor & Francis

Published: Aug 1, 2013

Keywords: state terrorism; Pakistan; military; farmers; class conflict

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