From plotting a hijack to creating the JeM, why Pakistan guards Masood Azhar so much

New Delhi, Aug 02: Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar is undeniably one of the most protected persons in Pakistan. The history of the terrorist who is an accused in the 2001 Parliament attack and 2019 Pulwama bombing case is an interesting one considering the lengths Pakistan goes to protect him.

A Times Now Navbharat report said that Pakistan’s deep state continues to provide a safe haven for several terrorists including Azhar. The report said that Azhar has two houses in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur with one located next to the Osman-O-Ali-Masjid and the National Orthopaedic and General Hospital.

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Fighting alongside Taliban, how Pak’s Lashkar is adding to woes of Afghansitan

New Delhi, July 28: Prior to the attacks of Mumbai 26/11, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had indicated its willingness to fight alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. Back in the day, the ISI had not approved of this and felt that the focus of the outfit should be on India, especially Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan did not want its most important proxy to fight in Afghanistan as the US troops were very much in place there. The 26/11 attack originally planned by Ilyas Kashmiri of the 313 Brigade of the Al-Qaeda was handed over to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba with the sole intention of keeping its fighters away from Afghanistan.

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Amidst ceasefire claims, Pakistan continues to keep J&K on the boil

New Delhi, July 22: With 10 encounters in 20 days in July, the number of terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year has gone up to 86. The months of June and July have been particularly active when it comes to anti terror operations and the security forces have gunned down 36 terrorists.

Until July 19, the number of terrorists killed in the Valley stood at 80. Of these 41 were from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, while the rest were from the Hizbul Mujahideen, Al-Badr, Jaish-e-Mohammad and AuGH, Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said.

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Pakistan funded Rs 80 crore to Hizbul to further terror activities in J&K

New Delhi, July 12: Charges have been framed following an investigation by the National Investigation Agency in the Jammu Kashmir Affectees Relief Trusst (JKART) case of Kashmir.

Charges were framed abasing several persons including those based in Pakistan. Between 2004 and 2011, illegal funding was made to the tune of Rs 80 crore from Pakistan to the Hizbul Mujahideen to carry out terror activities in India. Accused Mohammad Shafi Shah was an active member of the Hizbul Mujahideen and had collected a huge amount of money from Pakistan and distributed the same to the cadres of the terror outfit.

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Mumbai 7/11: The role played by the deadly 12 backed by Pakistan

New Delhi, July 11: It is 15 years since the bloody 7/11 Mumbai train bombings. On this day 15 years back the backbone of Mumbai, its trains were attacked in a brutal fashion in which 209 were killed while over 700 injured.

In around 10 minutes on July 11 2006, seven blasts took place on the Western; one of the Suburban Railway in Mumbai. The trial in case dragged on for nearly 10 years and in 2015, a Special MCOCA court which had convicted 12 accused delivered the verdict on the quantum of sentence. 5 persons were awarded death penalty, while 7 others were given a lifer.

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With Taliban readying scores of suicide bombers with Lashkar’s help, Pak intends keeping Kabul bloody

New Delhi, July 11: With the Army and ISI chief in Pakistan stating that their country would be the first to recognise a Taliban government once it came to power in Afghanistan, India is keeping a close watch on the developments.

Officials tell OneIndia that some of the developments taking place in Kabul are worrisome and the Taliban has clearly violated the peace deal it signed with the US in 2020. To add to the problem is the Pakistan backed Lashkar-e-Tayiba which has sent scores of its fighters to back the Taliban. The Lashkar bosses not only continue to advise the Taliban, but are also part of training camps.

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300 drone sightings since abrogation of Article 370: What is making Pakistan desperate

New Delhi, July 05: Over 300 drone sightings have been reported along the India-Pakistan border since 2019, when Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir.

A week ago the first drone attack was reported in India, when two explosives were dropped off at an Indian Air Force base in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pak accuses R&AW of carrying out blast outside Saeed’s house: Delhi rubbishes charge

New Delhi, July 05: Pakistan ended its four month halt on accusations against India and blamed New Delhi for the blast that took place outside the house of Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief, Hafiz Saeed.

On June 23, a bomb blast took place outside the house of Saeed and Pakistan has now called it India sponsored terrorism. Pakistan’s National Security Advisor, Moeed Yusuf told reporters in Islamabad that the mastermind of the attack that killed three and injured 24 people is an Indian citizen and he is associated with the Research and Analysis Wing. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan said on Twitter that the planning and financing of the attack has links to Indian sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan. He also asked the global community to mobilise international institutions against this rogue behaviour.

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IAF base attack: Why the role of Pakistan state players cannot be ruled out

New Delhi, July 03: While the probe into the drone attack at the Indian Air Force base points to the role of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba the role of Pakistan state players is not being ruled out.

Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbagh Singh said that there is a strong suspicion that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba was behind the incident, but the involvement of Pakistan state agencies cannot be ruled. He said that this is because an IED attack had been planned by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba at a crowded place in Jammu the same evening. Since the Lashkar is run from Pakistan, in a way Pakistan’s involvement cannot be ruled out, Singh also said. The question however is to what extent are the Pakistan agencies involved, he also said.

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Drone spotted at residential area of Indian High Commission in Pak: Concerns raised in note verbale

New Delhi, July 02: New Delhi has raised security concerns in a note verbale after drone was spotted in the residential area of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The issue was taken up by the Indian side with Pakistan. 

The incident took place on June 26. This is the first time that such an incident has been reported and the same took place when an event was underway at the Indian mission. Incidentally this comes at a time when the Indian security forces have been reporting incidents of drone spotting. 

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