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TTP pledges to fight in Kashmir, implement sharia in India PDF Print E-mail
Written by PTI   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:00

[PTI, Washington, from Deccan Herald]

A top Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Wali Ur Rehman in a rare video appearance has pledged to send fighters in Kashmir and wage a struggle for implementation of Sharia rule in India.

Wali Ur Rehman, against whom the US has announced a USD 5 million reward for his involvement in the murder of seven CIA officials in Afghanistan in December 2009, is believed to have said this in a rare video of his along with the TTP chief Hamikullah Mehsud, in which the two militant leaders have for the first time spoken about their ambitions transcending beyond the Af-Pak border taking them to Kashmir, India and the United States as well.

Putting our children in line of fire PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shahid Aziz   
Sunday, 06 January 2013 00:00

[From The Nation]: Kargil, like every other meaningless war that we have fought, brings home lessons we continue to refuse to learn. Instead, we proudly call it our history written in the blood of our children. Indeed, our children penning down our misdeeds with their blood! Medals for some, few songs, a cross road renamed, and of course annual remembrance day and a memorial for those who sacrificed their tomorrow for our today; thus preparing more war fodder for our continuing misadventures. Since nothing went wrong, so there is nothing to learn. We shall do it again. We decide. You die. We sing.

Srinagar almost under curfew to prevent Muharram procession PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mukhtar Ahmad   
Friday, 23 November 2012 00:00

[From Rediff] Srinagar: Authorities imposed strict security restrictions in certain areas of Srinagar [Images] on Friday to foil a Muharram procession.

Very few Pandits returning to Kashmir: Minority panel chief PDF Print E-mail
Written by Aditi Tandon   
Thursday, 06 September 2012 00:00

[New Delhi; Tribune News Service]: Urging Jammu and Kashmir to take action on the long-pending demand of setting up a state minority panel to inspire confidence among the minorities, the chief of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) today admitted that migrant Kashmiri Pandits were not returning to the Valley in the expected numbers.

“It is sad that Kashmiri Pandits are returning to the Valley in very small, virtually insignificant numbers. I recently attended a convention held to reward successful wards of Kashmiri Hindu migrants. When I asked the awardees why didn’t they return to Kashmir, they said they had no real desire left to go back. That’s very sad, a poor reflection on the state of affairs,” Wajahat Habibullah told The Tribune today.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 September 2012 17:59
Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrew C. McCarthy   
Saturday, 25 August 2012 00:00

[From National Review Online]: I’m a big fan of the 1 percent. No, not the dastardly 1 percent of Occupy Wall Street myth; I’m partial, instead, to the 1 percent of Congress that takes seriously the threat of Islamic-supremacist influence operations against our government.

The people have 435 representatives serving in the House and another hundred in the Senate. Of these 535, a total of 288 are Republicans — 241 and 47 in the lower and upper chambers, respectively. Of these, only five House conservatives — five — have had the fortitude to raise concerns about the Islamist connections of government officials entrusted with positions enabling them to shape U.S. policy.

Think about that. Republicans purport to be the national-security party. For decades this claim was well founded, starting with Ronald Reagan’s clarity in seeing the Soviets as enemies to be defeated, not accommodated. President Reagan’s plan for the Cold War was, “We win, they lose,” and he pulled it off because he was not under any illusions about who “they” were.

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