Death to keep terror alive: Hindu leaders’ murders show common pattern and motive

If one looks at the probe papers closely, it becomes clear that the intention is to spread terror and panic in the minds of the Hindu community. The motive clearly is to keep the Hindu community on tenterhooks.

New Delhi, Aug 17: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found a similar pattern in the murders of several Hindus in recent times. While investigating the murder of Praveen Nettare, a BJP Yuva Morcha activist in Bellare town in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district, the agency found that the primary intention was to create terror in the minds of the Hindu community.

A similar pattern was found in the murders of Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur, Umesh Kolhe in Amaravati, Rudresh in Bengaluru, Harsha in Shivamogga. While at first it was made to look that the sole purpose was revenge, the probes have found that the larger goal was to create terror in the minds of the Hindu community.

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With Zawahiri’s death, ISIS plots to spread, hog Al-Qaeda’s terror space

The Islamic State has already set in motion a plan to take over the space that the Al-Qaeda had managed. The propaganda machinery is already in overdrive mode especially in India to raise local issues and create communal discord.

New Delhi, Aug 17: Earlier this month, the United States of America announced that it had carried out a precision strike in Afghanistan that killed the chief of the Al-Qaeda Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

The death of Zawahiri is no doubt a big blow for the Al-Qaeda which had been gaining traction of late after lying low for long following the death of Osama Bin Laden, its founder and supreme leader.

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Radicalisation in Karnataka: Shivamogga violence is yet another warning we mustn’t ignore

Intelligence reports indicate that terrorists and radical elements have taken shelter in coastal Karnataka as well as areas in and around Shivamogga for long. The problem is gradually catching up in many places in the state.

New Delhi, Aug 16: Shivamogga is witnessing its second incident of a Hindu man being attacked in the past six months. While in February a Hindu activist Harsha was murdered, now one Prem Singh has been stabbed and the accused have been identified as Nadeem (25), Abdul Rehman (25) and Jabiullah.

The arrests took place a day after Singh was stabbed in the Gandhi Bazar area of Shivamogga in Karnataka hours after a row erupted over a poster of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar which was put up at the Ameer Ahmed Circle on Independence Day. Two groups clashed over installing a poster of Savarkar and Tipu Sultan on Monday.

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Har Ghar Tiranga: Active terrorists hoist Tricolour on ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’

From the times when the Valley lived in fear and terror and was scared of even displaying the Tiranga, this Independence day was drastically different. Family members of active terror commanders of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Hizbul Mujahideen hoisted the Tricolour at their residences in the Valley.

New Delhi, Aug 16: August 15, 2022 was a landmark day in the history of India. The nation celebrated 75 years of India’s independence on August 15 and the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign not just aroused the sentiments of every India, but did more than that.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the abrogation of Article 370 and the no-nonsense policy of the Union Government has brought about several changes. On August 15, it was a day to witness when the Tiranga flew atop the house of active terrorists in the Valley.

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Right to die in dignity: What the laws in India say about euthanasia

On March 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of India legalised passive euthanasia by means of withdrawal of life support to patients in a permanent vegetative state.

New Delhi, Aug 13: A woman approached the Delhi High Court seeking to stop her friend from travelling to Switzerland to undergo euthanasia on account of his debilitating inflammatory disease.

In her plea she has sought a directive to the Centre not to grant her friend emigration clearance. She said in her petition that her friend is suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and he was travelling to Switzerland for the physician assisted suicide.

The origin:

The word ‘Euthanasia’ comes from the Ancient Greek word ‘Eu’ meaning good and ‘thanos’ which means death. Euthanasia means good death and it is an act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or in an incurable condition by injection or by suspending extraordinary medical treatment in order to free the patient of the intolerable pain.

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NIA makes 9th arrest in Udaipur Hindu tailor’s murder case

Kanhaiya Lal

New Delhi, Aug 12: The National Investigation Agency has arrested the 9th accused in the Udaipur killing case.

The arrested person has been identified as Muslim Khan alias Muslim Raza aged 41 years. He is a resident of Pratapgarh in Rajasthan and was part of the gang that plotted and killed Udaipur based Hindu tailor, Kanhaiya Lal on June 28.

Following the murder two accused Riyaz Akthari and Ghouse Mohammad posted a video of the killing soon after the incident and said that they had avenged an insult to Islam.

On July 22, the NIA made the 8th arrest in the case when the agency arrested 19 year old Mohammad Javed. Notably the main accused Akthari and Mohammad were arrested immediately after the murder. Subsequently five more persons were arrested. On July 9 the agency arrested one Farhad Mohammad Sheikh alias Baba.

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Conversions, abuse, sexual crimes: Will Pope apologise for these when he visits India too?

A report in 2021 said that the Christian Church and its priests were indulging in widespread sexual exploitation and further termed the apology by Pope Francis as a mere formality under pressure.

Pope Francis

New Delhi, Aug 12: The papal apology tour in Canada has grabbed headlines. Pope Francis was on a six-day visit to Canada to apologise to the indigenous people for abuse in government schools run by the Roman Catholic Church.

During his visit in July, the Pope said that he was pained that the Catholics had supported oppressive and unjust policies against them.

Reports last year had said that the Pope is likely to visit India in 2022 or early 2023. The question is whether the Pope would offer apologies to the numerous numbers of conversions that have taken place in India. There have been multiple reports of abuse by the Church in India, especially in Goa.

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Mamata aide’s arrest exposes a murky cattle scam in Bengal

The CBI said that the cattle were smuggled from India to Bangladesh after paying illegal gratification to BSF personnel manning the international border.

New Delhi, Aug 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s close aide Anubrata Mondal in connection with a 2020 cattle smuggling case. Mondal is the TMC’s Birbhum district president.

Mondal had earlier been questioned by the CBI twice as part of its investigation into the cattle smuggling case.

The cattle smuggling scam is a huge one. It is alleged that the cattle shown as seized at the Indo-Bangladesh border were undervalued and auctioned with the help of some Customs officers so that cow traders could buy them back at a very low cost. Following this they would legally sell it again to their counterparts in Bangladesh.

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Arrested and released thrice, LeT terrorist who targeted Pandits in J&K finally killed

Rather had become a headache in the Valley and was responsible for scores of incidents in which both the security personnel and civilians were targeted.

New Delhi, Aug 11: Three Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists, including Lateef Ahmad Rather involved in the killing of several civilians, were gunned down by the security forces in an encounter at Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.

Rather was involved in the killing of Rahul Bhat and TV actor Amreen Bhat. Rather, a resident of Badipora Chadoora, had joined the terror ranks in 2000 and had been active since then. Besides targeting security forces, he had in particular targeted Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.

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Foreign-funded Islamist hit squads on a mission to eliminate Hindus

An Intelligence Bureau official says that such hit squads are being formed following a clarion call by the Islamic Courts which have been specifically set up to target Hindus in India.

New Delhi, Aug 10: The nation has witnessed a spate of targeted killings of Hindus in recent months. There have also been targeted attacks on Hindus and its leaders by radical Islamists in addition to violence and vandalism from all the corners of the country.

The Karnataka police, which is probing the killing of BJP worker Praveen Nettar, has learnt that a hit squad was formed by these radical elements. While the squad managed to murder Praveen, they were unsuccessful in murdering two other Hindus who they had identified and placed on their hit-list.

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