How the hasty Afghanistan pull out by US added to rise in Islamic radicalisation in India

The Al-Qaeda is getting stronger thanks to the backing from the Taliban and this is leading to the problem of radicalisation across the globe

New Delhi, Jun 15: The Al-Qaeda is on overdrive mode and its chief Ayman-al-Zawahiri has released several videos in the past couple of months. The worry however is that most of them are India centric where he comments on India’s internal affairs and attempts to instigate Indian Muslims.

For India it is not just the Al-Qaeda which is a worry. With the United States hastily pulling of Afghanistan, the region has been unstable under the rule of the Taliban. This has also led to the strengthening of the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) in Afghanistan. After the Taliban took over several of its leaders were released from prison.

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Bigger, better, safer: Why this year’s Amarnath Yatra will be symbolic

The government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the Yatra goes off smoothly. The use of technology is one of the main features of the Yatra this year

New Delhi, Jun 14: After a span of two years, the 43 day long Amarnath Yatra would begin on June 30. The Yatra would begin from the twin routes- 48 kilometre Nunwan in South Kashmir and Pahalgam a 14 kilometre shorter route in Baltal, Central Kashmir.

Owing to COVD-19 the Yatra had not taken place for the past two years. The Amarnath Yatra is important not just for the communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir, but it would also provide a boost to the economy of the Union Territory.

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India set to get new CDS: The importance of a military theatre command

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The new CDS would have a challenging job ahead. Apart from speeding up military reforms, he would also take into consideration the various global developments such as the Ukraine war also

New Delhi, Jun 08: The announcement made by the government has suggested that a new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) will be named soon. The government has been looking to fill up the post following the tragic and untimely death of India’s first CDS, General Bipin Rawat.

A CDS becomes important to speed up the theaterisation drive which would boost the synergy among the Indian Armed Forces. Prior to his death last year, General Rawat had asked the three services to submit a comprehensive report on the theaterisation and joint structure. While the timeline had not been set, it got further delayed due to the untimely death of General Rawat in a chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

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Burqa clad terrorists of J&K: Facing heat from forces Lashkar plans re-launch of Dukhtareen-e-Tayiba

New Delhi, Apr 02: A woman identified as Hasina Akhtar from Baramulla was arrested after she was caught on camera hurling a bomb at a CRPF camp while wearing a burqa.

The police learnt that she had come in contact with the pro-Pakistan Asiya Andrabi who is already in jail for her role in a terror funding case. Hasina was already under the scanner for posting posters of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in Handwara in 2021.

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How a call between PM Modi-President Putin led to evacuation of more Indians from Ukraine

New Delhi, Mar 03: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and discussed the situation in Ukraine. Several 1,000 students are stranded in Kharkiv which is virtually under the control of Russia today.

The call between the two leaders was an important one and following this the girl students were sent to the Ukraine border by train. The journey lasted 20 hours and was undertaken with the help of the Russians.

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What ED said about Nawab Mallik’s alleged links to the D-Gang

Nawab Mallik

New Delhi, Feb 24: Maharashtra minister and NCP leader, Nawab Mallik was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday. He faces charges relating to a land deal that is linked with terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. He was remanded in ED custody until March 3.

The ED said that Mallik had allegedly bought around 3 acres of land at Gowala Compound in Kurla and paid Rs 85 lakh, including Rs 55 lakh in cash between 1999 and 2005. He had paid the cash to Dawood’s sister, Haseena Parkar. The property according to the ED was usurped from its original owners and sold to Mallik.

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Violence at the drop of a hat because Islamic radicalisation is so deep down south

Recently the US state department had said that there are 66 Indian Muslims fighting for the Islamic State abroad and the maximum are from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

New Delhi, Feb 15: In recent times protests be it the anti-CAA ones or the recent one relating to the hijab issue have taken violent turns. The anti-CAA protests in particular got very violent and one could see the destruction it caused in Mangaluru and other parts of the country.

This brings us to the often asked question about radicalisation. The fact that the ISIS found so much success in Kerala is thanks to years and years of Islamic radicalisation that went unchecked.

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Repeal: Farm laws were in interest of farmers, but PM had larger national interest in mind

New Delhi, Nov 20: There are contrasting suggestions behind the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal the farm laws. There was a suggestion that the farm laws could lead to tensions in Punjab since a majority of those protesting against these laws were from the Sikh community.

Moreover the timing is also key since the decision was made on Guru Nanak Jayanti. The government had also two days back opened up the Kartarpur Sahib corridor to Pakistan for Sikh pilgrims.

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In ongoing Poonch encounter, Indian Army guns down 6 Lashkar terrorists

New Delhi, Oct 19: The Indian Army hit back by gunning down 6 Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists in an ongoing encounter in the jungles of Rajouri. In all 10 terrorists had infiltrated into the jungles and a gun battle has been on since last week.

The Indian Army lost nine of its men in the ongoing operation. Sources tell OneIndia around 9 to 10 terrorists infiltrated from Pakistan into the jungles of Poonch-Rajouri. They were heavily armed and trained extensively by the Pakistan Army.

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Crackdown on terrorists and their sympathisers: NIA raids multiple locations in J&K

New Delhi, Oct 12: As part of its massive crackdown against terrorists and their sympathisers in the aftermath of the civilian killings, the National Investigation Agency conducted raids at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The raids that were conducted at Chattabal, Chanapora and Solina are aimed at cracking down on the Overground Workers of terror groups. While The Resistance Front has claimed responsibility for the killings, the NIA is also looking into the roles of the operatives part of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Al-Badr.

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