The release of persons who have been red flagged by the security forces has caused much debate and heartburn among many. There is constant mud slinging over who is to be blamed over this issue and while that is one part of it the bigger question is the PDP honouring the coalition dharma.
The two parties- BJP and PDP had no option but to enter into an alliance says C D Sahay, former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). However now it is time to run the government and not an agenda, says Sahay in this interview with oneindia.
The dean of the Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute, Krishnamurthy at a recent event made an interesting and yet startling point when he said that India is not prepared to face the threat of bio-terrorism.
He also pointed out that there is an urgent need to train doctors, nurses and para medical staff to face an eventuality resulting out of bio-terrorism. Terrorists tend to use biological agents as they are difficult to detect and agents such as the smallpox virus can spread from person to person, he also noted.
Shekau who heads the Nigeria based Boko Garam thrives on brutality just the ISIS and killing 200 children in a day is child’s play for him.
There are allegations and counter allegations over the release of Masrat Alam, a top separatist leader. The PDP in Kashmir states that this is just one step in opening up the channel for talks with the separatists, but the bigger question is will it have any impact and can they be brought on board?
How much of an impact does the release of one Masrast Alam have considering that they are 100s such persons in the Valley? Can the Hurriyat Conference be brought on board considering it is a divided house.
Oneindia discusses the effects of releasing Alam and also speaks with Air Marshal B K Pandey on what is the way forward.
Is the PDP now attempting to release another prisoner after Masarat Alam? Even as the RSS met with BJP chief Amit Shah and advised not to make any compromises, the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir is making an attempt to release Asiq Faktoo of the Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen.
Faktoo according to the armed forces is a dangerous member of the Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen and has been serving a life sentence for the murder of a Human Rights Activist, Wanchoo H N. The armed forces and also the Intelligence Bureau consider Faktoo to be a dangerous customer and feel that his release may lead to a violent situation in the Valley as he cannot be brought on board to talk peace.
In the year 2013 an amendment was made to the Supreme Court rules which stated that it would be only a three judge bench which would hear cases relating to death sentences.
On August 25 2014 when the Nirbhaya case came up for hearing before a bench comprising Justices Ranjana Prakassh Desai and N V Ramana they were informed about the amendment to the Supreme Court rules and the matter was adjourned.