Ushering Normalcy In Kashmir

Ushering Normalcy In Kashmir

by Ayan Tewari

In 2017, Indian security forces (SFs) initiated a more focused approach to dealing with militants in Kashmir, resulting in the killing of 218 terrorists so far. Although these operations were hailed as a success, the high civilian deaths (218 militants: 37 civilians in 2017 compared to 165 militants: 14 civilians in 2016) however,


'Saeed visited UK to recruit Jihadis'

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Pakistan, toured Britain in the 1990s stirring up Muslim youths to become jihadis years before 9/11, a BBC investigation has found.

Saeed, who has a $10 million bounty on his head for allegedly masterminding the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, thrilled audiences in packed mosques in cities around Britain by calling for a return to the days when Muslims waged jihad and infidels paid them protection money.

Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has denied involvement in the Mumbai carnage.

A report in Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper quoted the BBC as saying that the revelation had come amid concerns for the British government and intelligence agencies about the large number of Muslims going abroad to fight “holy wars”.

The investigation, which was the basis of a 40-minute BBC Radio 4 documentary, was broadcast on Tuesday night. It revealed that the roots of violent religious struggle by British Muslims were laid in the mid-1990s, much earlier than previously thought.

The tour of Britain was chronicled in Mujalla Al Dawah, a monthly magazine published by Saeed’s organization, Markaz Dawa Wal Irshad.

According to the articles uncovered during the BBC investigation, Hafiz Saeed arrived in Britain on August 9, 1995 and set about lecturing the youth about jihad. There was silence in Birmingham as he urged his audience to “rise up for jihad” and vilified Hindus.

That address “in real terms laid the foundation of . jihad in the UK”, according to the articles.

In Huddersfield, Saeed said: “In order to defeat infidels, it is our duty to develop all forms of arms and ammunition, including nuclear bomb. That is God’s command. We (LeT) have declared jihad and killing as first condition of our belief.

In Leicester on August 26, Saeed spoke at a conference attended by 4,000 people. His address “infused a new spirit in the youth. Hundreds of young men expressed intention to get jihad training”.

Summing up the British tour, the author wrote: “A large number of young people want to get jihad training. A group of around 50 college and varsity students has so far finalised its programme. The time is not far off when Muslims will wake up.

Manwar Ali, a computer science graduate from London who became a jihadist but has now renounced violence, told the BBC he persuaded Saeed to visit Britain to rally support for jihad and raise funds.

Whenever Saeed would come to Green Lane (Birmingham) or Rochdale, Skipton, Rotherham, Birmingham and Leicester, thousands of people would turn up,” Ali told BBC.

Each trip raised £150,000 or more. Women removed their gold bangles and earrings in response to his call. Hundreds of Britons went to battlefields in the Philippines, Jammu and Kashmir as well as Bosnia, with some losing their lives.

The LeT was banned by Pakistan in 2002 but shortly before that Hafiz Saeed resigned and formed JuD, which is currently on a watch list but officially not banned. Saeed was confined to his home in Pakistan for several months last year but has been freed since.

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Priyank's fans beat Arshi's publicist

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Bigg Boss 11 contestants Priyank Sharma and Arshi Khan have had frequent fights inside the house, and the two apparently cannot stand each other. Looks like these Bigg Boss 11 fights have now spilt into the world outside too.

Arshi's publicist Flynn Remedios has alleged that some of Priyank's fans in Mumbai assaulted him. Flynn said that he came across some of Priyank's fans on the road, who attacked him for questioning them for making derogatory comments on Arshi.

It all happened on Monday at 10 pm at Lokhandwala when he heard four 20-something-year-olds started talking about Priyank and Arshi, using foul words, said Flynn.

I was waiting outside Infinity Mall at Lokhandwala for an auto rickshaw. Standing next to me were four youths who were smoking and very animatedly discussing Bigg Boss 11, and were talking about Priyank Sharma and Arshi Khan.

When I heard the word Arshi Khan my curiosity was aroused and I stood there, pretending to hail an auto, all the while listening attentively to the four youth. They were discussing about using auto bots and fake accounts to trend a hashtag on Twitter to support Priyank. They were also discussing how fake accounts on Facebook could be used to promote positive news related to Priyank and downplay the other contestants. This got my goat and I spontaneously lashed out at the four youth and screamed at them that they must not speak about a woman using such derogatory and vulgar words," Flynn said in the email.

As soon as he introduced Arshi as his "daughter" to Priyank's fans, they allegedly attacked him mercilessly.

They asked me who was Arshi Khan to me and I said 'she is my daughter'. Without any warning, the four pounced on me and started hitting me with punches and kicks. I was slapped, punched and kicked for about a minute. Fortunately, a Police van was passing by and I yelled POLICE. The youth turned, saw the police vehicle and ran towards Adarsh Nagar," Arshi's publicist said.

However, Flynn does not intend to file any police complaint against the attackers as he feels that filing case will take a lot of time, which he does not want to waste.

I do not intend to file a police complaint as it will be a huge waste of time. I have absolutely no idea who the youth are. What is very surprising is the fact, how they just pounced on me, when I said I was connected to Arshi Khan. Maybe they got infuriated because I had heard their entire conversation," he concluded.

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