“Imma Imma,” the cries of Baby Moshe still fill up my ears

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Baby Moshe with his nanny

I can never get over the cries of ‘Imma Imma’ by a two year old baby. It was December 1 2008 and the horrific Mumbai 26/11 attack had just come to an end. I wanted to be at the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai and extend my support to Moshe who back then was referred by all of us as ‘Baby Moshe. Those brutal terrorists from Pakistan had launched an attack on the Nariman or Chabad House and killed Baby Moshe’s parents Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg.
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Former Pak NSA’s 26/11 claim: Old wine in an older bottle

On Monday, former National Security Advisor of Pakistan, Muhammad Durrani said that the Mumbai 26/11 attack was a classic example of cross-border terrorism carried out by his country.

He however said that the Pakistan government had no role to play in it. Many in the media went to town with the news, but the fact is that there is nothing new in the claim.

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How language became the bond between TN ISIS recruit and Pakistanis?

ISIS-afghanBengaluru, Oct 25: Subhani Haja Moideen who was arrested for his alleged ties with the ISIS, has revealed that he knew Ghani Usman, a Pakistani national who was involved in the 26/11 attack. During the course of the investigations he said that he was close to Ghani.
Ghani was a bomb maker with the Lashkar-e-Taiba at the time of the 26/11 attack in Mumbai. He, however, joined the ISIS later. OneIndia had reported that Ghani’s role in the 26/11 attack was unclear and investigators are trying to get a clearer picture on the same.

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India makes another move to question Tawahhur Rana

tahawwur-hussain-rana20Tawahhur Rana, a close aide of David Headley will walk out of a US jail in 6 years. India feels that before he is released from jail, they need to move the US authorities seeking his custody or at least question him.
Rana who is alleged to have provided support to Headley while the latter conducted a reconnaissance at Mumbai in connection with the 26/11 attack, was arrested in 2009.

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Aurangabad arms case: MCOCA court says there was plan to eliminate Modi

abujundal_newNew Delhi, July 28: Stating that there was a conspiracy to eliminate Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, a special MCOCA court on Thursday held Abu Jundal and others guilty in the Aurangabad arms haul case.
Abu Jundal who was deported to India from Saudi Arabia on the charge that he had given Hindi tuitions to the terrorists who attacked Mumbai on 26/11 was also charged in the Aurangabad arms haul case.

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Will Pakistan cooperate on Mumbai 26/11 probe?

2611New Delhi, May 28: The United States of America told Pakistan yesterday that it needs to cooperate with India on the Mumbai 26/11 attack probe. The US has been issuing such statements for long, but the big question is will Pakistan listen?
India however must not expect too much from Pakistan on this case. It was after all a state sponsored attack and Pakistan would go out of its way to protect its own.

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Mumbai 26/11: Enough of the revelations, act instead

26/11 Taj under attack. Photo courtesy: The Express Tribune
26/11 Taj under attack. Photo courtesy: The Express Tribune

Another book and another startling revelation regarding the Mumbai 26/11 attack. This time the book is India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t We Just Be Friends written by former Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani.

The book narrates what former ISI chief, Shuja Pasha had said about the attacks. According to the book he had said the planners of the attack (26/11) were “our people” but it wasn’t “our operation.”

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David Headley’s flip flops: Why he cannot be trusted

  David Headley,the man who carried out the reconnaissance of targets in Mumbai which eventually led to the 26/11 attack has deposed before a court and is currently being cross examined. To sum up the Headley affair in court, one could say that he can say what he wants as he has already been pardoned.
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USA lied through its teeth and still got away when it came to Headley

  David Headley who is being cross-examined at a Mumbai court made an interesting revelation about the Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States of America had sponsored a trip of his in 1997 to Pakistan. This is an interesting revelation considering the United States of America has always kept quiet about Headley’s status as a double agent. Headley was sent by the DEA to Pakistan to gather information about drug smugglers who were operating along the Pak-Afghan border. However he is said to have turned rogue. On Wednesday, Headley also told the court in the year 1992, he had met with a person called Zeb Shah who is a drug lord and got into the business that very same year.
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This Pak fan came to India, observed and then struck on 26/11

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Sajid Mir

The statement by senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that when a Pakistan cricket team comes to India then ISI agents too visit is an interesting one and there has been one major instance in the past to support that view.

When a Pakistan cricket team visits India, there is permission granted to several others who travel to India as fans to cheer their national team. However in the year 2005 one dangerous fan slipped into India with the rest and what he did was there for everyone to see on that horrific night of 26/11.

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