International Crisis Group in its March report says that Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a terrorist organization, remains active and dangerous despite the decimation of its ranks over the last five years.
Its links to the Pakistan group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) remain a particularly serious concern.
In this context our guest, Professor Abul Barakat, who has done extensive research on the militant's economy, says that as the government is curbing on the militants they are becoming more desperate to launch an attack.
Professor Barakat details the source of militants' economy and suggests close monitoring on funding and recruitment of the militants. He also says that long term policy on poverty alleviation and motivation against militancy is needed to curb these terrorist activities.