2001 Parliament attack: If Pakistan attempts another strike today, they would have no place to hide

parliament-attack-mnAs we look back at the 2001 Parliament attack, we also need to assess the present situation. Though the mindset of the ISI or Pakistan may not have changed, India has come leaps and bounds and is better equipped to deal with terror threats.

Eighteen years have gone by since India witnessed one of its most horrific attacks. The December 13, 2001 Parliament attack was one of the most audacious acts by Pakistan and its Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Not only did the attack try to shake the foundation of democracy, but it also gave birth to one of the most dangerous terrorist outfits in the world, the Jaish-e-Mohammad. MyNation caught up with former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, CD Sahay, to discuss the security scenario today.

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Let us not deny it, the illegal immigrants would soon agitate for a Greater Bangladesh

immigrantsWhether involved in criminal activities or looking for livelihood, illegal immigrants will soon be in the fight for a Greater Bangladesh

Illegal immigrants is the hot topic and has blown into a full blown political war. Over the years the agencies in India have painstakingly worked to try and control this problem, but the hypocrisy of the political parties and the lust to use them as vote banks has prevented any major action.

When one speaks about the migration from Bangladesh, it is not a human rights problem. It is a clear attempt to establish a Greater Bangladesh and ensure that the bordering areas are always on the boil.

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Religious persecution a salient feature: Why Pakistan should mind its business on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

amit-shah-mnOnce again, Pakistan has sought to interfere in India’s internal matter by criticising the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. However, it is the violation of the Nehru-Liaquat pact by Pakistan that has led to the need of the CAB

It was on expected lines that Pakistan once again sought to interfere in India’s internal matter. After criticising India’s decision to abrogate Article 370, Pakistan has now raised questions on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Pakistan described the Bill as the malafide intent by New Delhi to interfere in the affairs of the neighbouring countries. We condemn the legislation as regressive and discriminatory. It is in violation of all relevant international conventions and norms.

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Intel warning ignored in 2010: It’s time to speed up deportation of Rohingya Muslims

rohingya-mnThe Rohingyas are sitting ducks for terrorist groups and India has no option but to deport them. We are already facing a huge crisis thanks to the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and in such a scenario, we cannot afford to accommodate more, an Intelligence Bureau official told MyNation.

During the debate in Parliament regarding the historic Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Union home minister Amit Shah made it clear that the Rohingyas will never be accepted as Indian citizens.

They infiltrated India through Bangladesh. They are from Myanmar and they will never be accepted citizens of India, Shah also said before the Bill was passed in Lok Sabha.

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Persecuted, married to their rapists in Pakistan; why Citizenship Bill is the need of the hour

loksabha-amit-shah-mnThere are instances clearly pointing to the fact that the Hindus have been persecuted in Pakistan and over the years have had no home to live. Several girls from the Hindu community along from those of other minority communities like the Christians are abducted every month and forcibly converted. Reports suggest that Christian and Hindu minority women were forcibly married off to their abductors or rapists. Here’s why the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill becomes extremely important.

The partition of India resulted in the severe persecution of Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan.

As of 2010, Pakistan had the fifth largest Hindu population in the world. However there has been a historical decline in the population of Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists in the areas of Pakistan. Post 1947, around 4.7 million Hindus and Sikhs moved to India. In the aftermath of the Babri Masjid demolition, the Hindus in Pakistan faced riots and mobs attacked the Hindu temples in Karachi and set fire to 25 temples in the provinces of Sindh. The shops of Hindus were attacked in Sukur and Hindu homes were attacked in Quetta. These instances clearly show that the Hindus have been persecuted in Pakistan and over the years have had no home to live. In this context, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill becomes extremely important.

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Lashkar uses religious Indian Muslims abroad to fund its terror network in India

Lashkar-e-Tayiba-1Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), which is the financial wing of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT), had roped in an Indian Muslim and a Pakistani to set up sleeper cells and modules to raise funds for the outfit, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a module of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) which has been identifying Indian Muslims abroad to fund a terror network.

Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), which is the financial wing of the LeT, had roped in an Indian Muslim and a Pakistani to set up sleeper cells and modules to raise funds for the outfit, the NIA has said.

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Huge pendency of rape cases: Time to fast track justice and request SC to stop hearing frivolous cases

justiceWhile reactions have poured in after the encounter that saw the deaths of the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian rape-murder case, the elephant in the room just seems to be getting bigger, and one cannot help talk about the number of rape cases that are still pending

The reactions to the encounter in the Hyderabad gang-rape and murder case were plenty. Many rejoiced the encounter, terming it as instant justice, but then there were a few who felt that the due legal process ought to have been followed.

The Nirbhaya case outraged the nation and it was assured that the killers would be brought to justice soon. It has been seven years now and the rapists and killers are yet to be hanged. The killers have exhausted almost all remedies to avoid being hanged, but there are a couple of remedies that still remain.

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Terror down: How Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory is helping seamless coordination between security forces

Kashmir-mnSince the decision to abrogate Article 370 was taken, the number of terror related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have come down. The data also reveals that due to a concerted effort by security forces, 157 terrorists have been killed.

Even as questions are being raised by many curious about the logic behind the abrogation of Article 370, there is data to prove that backs of terrorists have been broken.

Another key decision that was taken was with regard to bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into two Union Territories. This ensured that the entire control of the administration and especially the law and mechanism was under the Union Government.

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A burden of Rs 1,800 crore: Do the Gandhis miss feeling like the PM with SPG cover withdrawn?

spg-mnAn extremely important Bill was passed by the Parliament, which is aimed at reducing a big burden on the exchequer. The Special Protection Group (Amendment) BIll cleared the Rajya Sabha hurdle and as expected the Congress staged a walk out.

The Congress even cited a security breach at the home of its leader, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, but remained mum on why it brought up the incident six days after it had taken place. The Congress has been alleging political vendetta behind the move to withdraw SPG security to the Gandhis.

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NCP MLA wants Bhima Koregaon case dropped: Is there no limit to playing with national security?

jitendra-Ahwad1When a government is trying to crush the Naxal movement, which has claimed so many lives, especially that of our brave soldiers, is it even fair to be complacent and issue such irresponsible statements pertaining to the dropping of the Bhima Koregaon case?

“Those arrested in the Aarey agitation have been freed. This government should now free those arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. They were booked on false cases. This is our government”.

This was a tweet that was put out in Marathi by NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. It would be interesting to see, what the Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray would do now owing to alliance compulsions. Let us remind you that the CM had once called these persons a threat to democracy.

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