With US President Donald Trump coming down hard on Pakistan, the nation is left to chose between the devil and the deep sea. The suspension of aid to Pakistan has been reported widely and it is to be seen how much of an impact it would have on the country.
Jammu and Kashmir Taliban is the latest outfit to take birth in the militancy infested state. Zakir Musa who had threatened to behead separatists had a falling out with the Hizbul Mujahideen following which he announced the launch of his new outfit, J&K Taliban.
Naxal violence is ranked fourth in the world after the Taliban, Islamic State and the Boko Haram. Following the bloodbath at Chhattisgarh on Monday, the death toll of security personnel since 2004 has shot up to 1,914. Looking at the statistics, it is clear that Naxal violence has claimed more lives of security personnel in India when compared to other attacks in states such as Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the information shared with New Delhi, the abductors are likely to seek ransom and this has indicated that it could be the job of a organised cartel.
New Delhi, June 10: As unknown gunmen abducted an Indian female aid worker in Afghanistan, hectic efforts are on to trace her. New Delhi is in constant touch with Kabul following this development. Highly placed sources in New Delhi say that there is not much information at the moment, but Kabul has assured us that the lady will be traced. Ironically the abduction of Judith D’souza, a 40 year old Indian aid worker comes a month after an advisory had been issued by the Embassy of India in Kabul.
The decision by the Taliban to chose Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada a religious leader over a warrior to head the outfit was quite a surprising move. Many believed that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar one of the co-founders of the Taliban would be made the leader. The might of the Taliban leaders is based on their contribution during the Soviet war.Haibatullah a former deputy of the Chief Justice, Afghanistan was not even part of the war with the Soviet. In fact during the entire duration of the war he was away in Pakistan which makes the decision to make him head today even more surprising.