A key member of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) module accused of moving funds to the Burdhwan blasts, Sahanur Alom was arrested at the Nalbari district of Assam by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday night. Alom’s name had cropped up several times during the NIA’s investigation of the Burdhwan case and they had even netted his wife, Sujna last month for her alleged involvement in the case.
So much has changed between December 6th 1992 and December 6th 2014. This is a day that is remembered for the demolition of the Babri Masjid and although it will remain in the memories of many for a long time, it would be safe to say that the nation has moved on. I was just out of school when the Babri Masjid was demolished.
In fact I was in Mangalore and after the riots broke out, there was no way I was getting back home. However after a 48 hour ordeal, I managed to get into a jam packed train sit on the foot board for 24 hours and reach Bangalore. A lot of you may remember what the situation was like in the entire country.
Fast forward: Eighteen years later, I found myself at Lucknow right before the High Court. This time around I was there to report the verdict which was being passed after nearly 2 decades. There was enough and more drama that led up to the passing of this verdict. I landed in Lucknow on September 23 2010. The verdict was to be delivered on the same day. As I was leaving for the High Court the news broke that the Supreme Court had deferred the verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. I left Lucknow for Bangalore. However in the next hearing the Supreme Court had cleared the pronouncement of the verdict and I was back in Lucknow on September 30 2010
The militant attack was continuously monitored and staged from Rawalpindi and not Islamabad as many may believe.
“Are you wearing bangles?”: Message from Rawalpindi to militants before Kashmir attacks All attack pertaining to Kashmir have their control centre in Rawalpindi. A month back those in Rawalpindi had a clear message to the militants holed up in the Valley. “Kya tum chudiya pehenke baithe ho,”(are you wearing bangles?). The message was clear and that was to strike hard at the Valley not in a bid to establish control over the politics, but to create a fear in the minds of the people.
Sharma’s appointment as the IB chief has not been an easy one. There were two other front runners - Ashok Prasad and D P Sinha. However Sharma who is called a master analyst and who knows Jammu and Kashmir like the back of his hand was picked.
In this context, Oneindia speaks with Dr SQR Ilyas, the convenor of the Babri Masjid Action Committee and member of the All India Muslim Law Personal Board. In this interview, Dr Ilyas says that the case will go on no matter what as today it has become case between the Muslim Community vs the state and the Centre.
There has been a hue and cry today following the statement in Parliament on the Saradha-Burdhwan link. Many termed the statement by the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, as a clean chit to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been accused of shielding the accused of both the Burdhwan and Saradha incidents. Before we look into this, let us see what exactly the minister told the Lok Sabha in a written response, “The investigation has so far not revealed any such transaction where money was routed to Bangladesh to fund terrorist activities.