New Delhi, Feb 21: Pakistan will stay in the grey list until June 2020. If it fails to act on terror funding and money laundering, it will be downgraded to the black list. This was decided at the plenary of the FATF, which concluded on Thursday at Paris.
Pakistan was told that it could end up in the black list if it failed to complete its 27 point action, according to sources.
Several instances of girls being converted to Islam in Kerala have made it into Intelligence reports. With money as motive, Muslim youths have been using social stigma and torture methods to trick and force Hindu and Christian girls to convert to Islam
The National Commission for Women has raised concerns over the growing number of forced conversions or Love Jihad cases in Kerala. Earlier this NCW chief, Rekha Sharma, likened the problem to a ticking time bomb and asked the Kerala government to take action on it.
Sharma went on to say that the fear was not only among the Hindus but among Christians as well. She said that women were being lured in Kerala and forcibly converted to Islam, and this was a serious concern.
Saroj Kumar Rath, a professor at the Delhi University and author of “Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror attacks,” said that there were many people back then who had tried to paint a very different image of the 26/11 attack
The events around the Mumbai 26/11 attack were raked up following the revelations made by lead investigator and former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria.
Maria, who led the probe into the attack in his book, “Let Me Say it Now”, spoke about how attempts were made to pass of the entire attack as a doing of the Hindus. He also said that had Ajmal Kasab not been caught, then he would have lived as Samir Choudhary.
New Delhi, Feb 20: US President Donald Trump will have a packed schedule during his India visit next week. Trump would leave US on Sunday morning and arrive in Germany. Following a one and half hour stop, he would leave for India.
At India, both Trump and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi would jointly address the Namaste Trump event at the Motera stadium in Gujarat.
New Delhi, Feb 20: In a major development, China has joined India and the US to send a strong message to Pakistan to act on terror funding.
Saudi Arabia too has joined the above mentioned countries and has told Pakistan to complete its commitments on action against terror funding and money laundering given by the Financial Action Task Force.
New Delhi, Feb 20: The Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared a 2.4 billion USD deal to purchase 24 American multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk anti submarine helicopters for the Indian Navy.
The Lockheed Martin built helicopters are being purchased under the Foreign Military Sales route. The US FMS programme is for its allies to acquire defence articles, services and training through government to government agreements.
New Delhi, Feb 19: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against 11 persons in connection with a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh case. Investigations revealed that the members of the JMB were involved in a criminal conspiracy to commit acts of terror.
They were raising funds by committing dacoities for their terrorist activities, organising terrorist camps, recruiting persons for committing terrorist activities, harbouring group members, procurement of explosive and ammunitions for anti-national activities.