Home Minister of India Sushil Kumar Shinde raised an important point yesterday at New Delhi when he said that Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed had visited the border areas in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) a few days before the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops.
Intelligence Bureau officials tell rediff.com that that Saeed was at the Lashkar camp to oversee a batch of 20 infiltrators who were to wage a battle in Kashmir. The intercepts are very clear regarding his visit and he was there more as a motivational visit to over see one batch of highly trained militants who were to cross over into Kashmir. The Pakistan army in turn was providing both diversionary fire (death of the Indian Jawans) and cover fire to help this process through. Normally an operation of this nature is carried out by the local commanders of the Lashkar. It is only in the case of highly trained militants who form part of the core group does a person like Saeed visit personally.
Even as the Union Home Ministry assured that a decision on Telangana would be taken by January 20th, there are two very important meetings which will be held in New Delhi and Lucknow on the same issue.
The Joint Action Committee for Telangana will meet with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and a group seeking a united Andhra Pradesh will be meeting with both Akilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lucknow. Continue reading “Telangana- What will it be?”
Akbaruddin Owaisi, the MIM leader from Hyderabad accused of delivering a hate speech has been sent to police custody for five days. The investigating team sought police custody of Owaisi for five days to question him and the court allowed their application.
The Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission of India and the Central Government to file its reponse on a petition seeking action against political parties which violated the law relating to foreign funds. The Bench comprising
Justices Sanjay Kishen Kaul and Indermeet Kaur ordered notices to this effect.
Was the decision to reduce the age of Juvenile delinquents a wrong one? If one would look at the statistics pertaining to rape crimes by juvenile offenders, then one may have to re-think the laws yet again.
The recent police crackdown in Ramnagaram on organ trading resulted in the arrest of a few middlemen, who were found to have lured donors to part with their kidneys for a pittance. But the arrests and investigations have not deterred the touts who run a thriving organ trade business right here, under the very nose of the city police.
A team from The Hindu posed as relatives of a woman in need of an urgent kidney transplant . The meeting with a “kidney-agent” — who boasted that he was a “senior in the field working for the last 25 years” — stretched over two sessions on consecutive days. What emerged from the encounter was a picture of a flourishing trade in kidneys, orchestrated from the heart of Bangalore, where a recipient with deep pockets could source a kidney without difficulty.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court has admitted a petition filed by Akbaruddin Owaisi seeking quashing of charges against him. The High Court also issued notices to the Andhra Pradesh Government and the police on the petition. The court however refused to grant a stay on the proceedings against him and suggested that the matter would be heard in detail during the next course of hearing.
Owaisi had moved the high court after the police had booked a series of charges against him. The police had booked Owaisi foir insighting communal tension and also waging war against the state after he had delivered a hate speech. Continue reading “HC admits Owaisi’s plea”