How 66(A) of IT Act can be dangerous for an internet/technology user: Explained

itactSections 66(A) and 74 of the Information Technology Act (IT Act) have been termed as two draconian laws by the Supreme Court of India.
The court even questioned the Centre and asked it to make its stand clear on these two sections which were passed by the UPA government which were invoked several times to harass internet users. Read more

Exclusive: Prosecutor Bhavani Singh speaks about his ordeal to fight against Jayalalithaa

bhavaniFighting a case which involves J Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, is no mean task. Over a decade had passed and finally the court gave its decision which changed the dynamics in the politics of Tamil Nadu.
The case was initially conducted by BV Acharya who was appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP). Acharya stepped down as the Special Prosecutor after a controversy and he has mentioned several times after that there were attempts made to influence him a great deal.

Bhavani Singh was then appointed as the SPP in the case and it was under him that the final verdict was delivered in which Jayalalithaa was convicted and awarded a four year sentence which disqualified her from contesting the elections and also she had to give up her post of Chief Minister.

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Revealed: How ISIS bullied the radicals who wanted to join jihad

Pic: Daily Bhaskar
Pic: Daily Bhaskar

Jihad is just not cool. The ISIS which had said once that they want to make Jihad look cool has clearly let down several radicals who had left their homes and joined them in Syria and Iraq.

It appears that Areef Majeed is not the only one to complain about having cleaning toilets after joining the ISIS.
Complaints of jihadis who travelled to both Syria and Iraq from various other countries too have had similar complaints and have written back home begging to be rescued.

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Indoctrination of Areef Majeed

kalyan2aKalyan a small town in Maharashtra famous for the Kala Talao, Ganesh Ghat and Birla Mandir is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The indoctrination of four youth including Areef alias Areeb Majid is what is keeping this town in the news today.
Kalyan which has withstood efforts by the Mughals from being evaded faces a unique problem today and that is pertaining to the recruitment’s by the ISIS. Majeed whose return has helped investigating agencies get a lot of details on the indoctrination into the ISIS will also be used as an example that the grass is not greener on the other side.
He is being mocked heavily on social media today and there are messages galore that he went in search of heaven and ended up cleaning toilets because the radicals from India part of the Hind camp just did not have it in them to lift a gun and fight.

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Saradha did fund Burdhwan after all

Pic: Economic Times
Pic: Economic Times

The Bangladesh investigators apart from questioning the suspects in the Burdwan blasts have also given our agencies vital leads on how Saradha funds had helped carry out this operation.

Finances: Several crores of Indian rupees had been transferred to the Islamic Bank in Bangladesh which were used to fund the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh module.

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Areef Majeed went in search of heaven found hell

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Areef alias Areeb Majid, the youth who joined the ISIS only to return disillusioned, has been giving a lot of information to the National Investigating Agency (NSA). Majeed a civil engineering student was assigned odd jobs in Iraq and when he landed in the Hind camp in Iraq, due to his background he was told to supervise construction work.

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Hafiz Saeed reacts to our story

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The story-
the ISI’s remote control against India has promised separatists in Jammu and Kashmir a handsome pay hike if they disrupt the elections. The highest paid separatist in the Valley is Yasin Malik and Saeed who has been conversing on a regular basis has ensured of a major hike in pay if the elections to be held in the Valley are disrupted.
Conversation intercepted on November 18, 2014: Conversations intercepted as early as three days back by the Intelligence Bureau suggests that Saeed is still in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and has been in touch with the separatists in the Valley.

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India’s handling of ISIS on right track

IMG_0190.JPGAreef Majeed has hit the headlines and there are several reports that have been posted regarding his state of mind. While there is no doubt that he was radicalized over the Internet and felt very strongly about the cause being espoused by the ISIS, the story of his return needs to be told correctly.

The Indian government has treaded very carefully and responsibly regarding the issue of the ISIS. Right from rescuing the nurses from Mosul to bringing Majeed back, overseen by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval have been dealt with a great deal of care.

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Majeed begged, cried to be rescued

IMG_0189-3.JPGThe four youth from Maharashtra who had been radicalized on the internet before leaving for the ISIS were being monitored on a daily basis by the Indian Intelligence Bureau and during each of the conversations with their families they were weeping un-controllably seeking help to return.

In other words, Areef Majeed and the rest had literally begged to be brought back to India.

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ISIS-returnee: NIA files case against Areef Majeed under UAPA

IMG_0189-2.JPGThe National Investigating Agency has registered a case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against Areef Majeed who returned to India from Iraq after joining the ISIS.
A First Information Report has also been filed. Areef Majeed who returned to India six months after he left to allegedly fight alongside the ISIS has a bullet injury on him which the agencies believe was sustained while he was trying.
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