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Indian Internal Security - 4
My personal experience, local police always had better information but politcal and money power make them look towards different direction. Police is under paid and rediculed by everyone.
I can list number of incidence where culprit was under police nose and police was forced to ignore them.
IB under Patil is a total political tool. These intelligence agencies are working for 10 Janpath, just to protect their power and physical security.

B.Raman just plant stories.
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People's anger erupts

The Pioneer Edit Desk

ULFA on the run in Assam

The GOC 4 Corps, Lt Gen BS Jaswal, has provided an indication of the popular mood in Assam by disclosing that in recent months the people, tired of insurgency-related violence, have lynched seven militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom in separate incidents. The militants were set upon while they were trying to extort money or indulge in terrorism. This act of public revulsion against the ULFA has been described by the senior Army officer as a paradigm shift in the attitude of the people of Assam towards the militant group. The ULFA maintains it is fighting for an independent homeland for the people of Assam. For years, this claim has not been without a certain amount of sympathy and patronage. But recent incidents of bombings in crowded places and the slaughter of innocent civilians has resulted in revulsion overwhelming marginal support. Over the last few years, the ULFA's support base has dwindled with people on many occasions taking to the streets to protest violence -- something that was rarely witnessed a couple of years ago. The fact that the people have lynched seven militants shows just how angry they are with the organisation and its violent acts. Seeing the growing outrage against the ULFA, the Assam Government, which in the past has shown little or no courage in dealing with the separatists, on Thursday announced that it will hold talks with the organisation only within the ambit of the Constitution and that the militants must renounce violence before joining any peace process. The change in the Government's approach, influenced by the prevailing mood, can be gauged from the fact that in the past it had consistently taken a soft line, offering to hold talks without any preconditions.

The impact of the tide turning against the militants is also evident from the large number of ULFA activists surrendering before authorities -- in the past one year alone, an estimated 600 cadre have laid down arms and given up the path of terror. Most of the cadre have gone on record saying they are desperate to return to the mainstream. No doubt many of them are scared of meeting the same fate as their comrades who have been lynched, but there are also those who are disillusioned with corrupt leaders who clearly exploit both cadre and society for no other purpose than to feather their nests. The Army, which is involved with security operations against ULFA and other insurgent groups in the State, is now hopeful of getting vital intelligence inputs from the people who once sheltered ULFA militants. The killing or capturing of close to 80 top ULFA leaders in the last one year is an indicator how public anger can work against insurgency and terrorism. We have seen this happen in other parts of the country, most notably in Punjab. It could now be Assam's turn.

Maoists proclaim own ‘govt’

By Sanjay Basak

New Delhi

May 30: Taking control of the entire tribal belt stretching from Abujhmar, Bastar and Dandakaranya, the Maoists in Chhattisgarh have announced the formation and functioning of their first-ever parallel "revolutionary government". This "government" has also announced the formation of "ministries" of agriculture, finance, judiciary, health, school and culture and forests.

The Chhattisgarh government appears to have completely lost control of this remote tribal-dominated region, over which soldiers belonging to the dreaded People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) hold sway. While the Maoist health ministry is creating awareness on family planning and hygiene, the education ministry has come up with its own version of "revolutionary history." Attacks on the government-sponsored "Salwa Judum" movement is a part of the "red" syllabus.

A top central committee member, Comrade Sonu, told this newspaper: "We have rejected imperialist history and are teaching tribals about the revolution and of great heroes from their tribes." The outfit plans to set up similar revolutionary governments in other Maoist-infested states like Jharkhand and Orissa. Though there is no "foreign ministry" as such, the highest policymaking body, the central committee, maintains links with the coordination committee of Maoist parties and organisations of South Asia.

In a telephonic conversation from Raipur, Chhattisgarh’s director-general of police, Mr Vishwa Ranjan, said, however, that the state police had been successful in "smashing" the Maoist bases and that the Naxalites were on the run. He claimed that the "so-called parallel government" had been made "defunct" by the police onslaught. He said that apart from forming a special task force, the state police was also coordinating with the Greyhound force of the Andhra Pradesh police in its battle against Maoists.

Running short of arms and ammunition, the Maoists are now planning another strike on the lines of its February raid on the police post at Noigarh in Orissa. During this attack, the militants killed 13 policemen and fled with a huge cache of arms, including AK-47s and light machine-guns.

It is learnt that the Maoist agriculture ministry had taken complete control of forest products, the main source of livelihood of tribals. Even the prices of the "tendu patta" (tobacco leaves) are being fixed by Maoist leaders. "Private contractors have been paying a higher price for the leaves to the tribals than had been fixed by government contractors," the Maoist leader said.

The Maoist "judiciary" controls the kangaroo courts, where "justice" is delivered by self-styled Maoist "judges". "We let local people decide punishments for culprits," he said. The culture ministry teaches children revolutionary songs, such as "Take the bow and arrow, and axe and finish the imperialist government."

The Maoists claim to have set up at least 100 primary schools, from kindergarten to Class 5. Besides Mangal Pandey, children are also taught about "Babu Rao Sarmek" a tribal hero who rose against the British during the 1857 uprising. The children are also trained in armed combat by the Maoist-controlled "Adivasi Bal Sangathan (tribal children forum)." In history class they are taught that "Gandhi and Nehru had misled people" and that "true patriots are Maoists."

A state committee member said the Gonds, the dominant tribe in Chhattisgarh, are being told that they were named "gond" by the government since they "ate cow meat." Tribals living in Abujhmar are told that since the government considered them "idiots (abhuj)", the region is called "the land of idiots."

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Three militants of new Sikh outfit arrested in Jammu along with arms and ammunition </b>
<b>The Jammu Police on June 4 arrested three militants of newly formed outfit ‘Panj Pardhani Group’ along with a large quantity of arms and ammunition from Dumi Malpur in the Kanachak area along Jammu-Akhnoor road and foiled their plot to kill two religious preachers of Punjab—Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Pyara Singh Baniyarawala,</b> Daily Excelsior reported. Arms and ammunition recovered from their possession include one AK-56 rifle with two magazines and 150 rounds, five Chinese pistols with five magazines and 93 rounds. A large quantity of literature, written in Punjabi, including photographs of slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala, mobile telephones, diaries carrying telephone numbers of their contacts in different States and some other documents were also recovered from a car in which the three militants were travelling. They were identified as Malkeet Singh, Surjeet Singh and Harbans Singh.

All three militants, who hailed from the Barnala district of Punjab, had collected a consignment of arms and ammunition from an unidentified smuggler at Akhnoor, who had received the consignment from across the border. The consignment of arms was reported to have been sent from Pakistan by Ranjeet Singh Neeta. Further, a ring leader of the Panj Pardhani Group, based in Barnala, has been identified by police on the basis of preliminary questioning of three militants.
by: Narain Kataria : Editorial for 8-22-00

Islamic terrorism in India has assumed an alarming proportion. More than three dozen militant Muslim organizations (some of them listed below) armed with most dangerous weapons and trained by ISI in Afghanistan and Pakistan are operating with impunity and systematically eliminating Hindu leaders espousing the cause of Hindu society.

Muslims have terrorized Hindus to such an extent that no Hindu leader/movie producer/builder/industrialist feels safe in his own country. Leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani, and Balasaheb Thackeray are under threat of death. Balasaheb Thackeray and his family are being protected by 261 security guards, according to India Tribune weekly published from Chicago.

In a recent interview with PTI, Kashmir Minister of State for Home, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Lone is reported to have said that 10,514 militancy-related incidents were committed by terrorist groups since 1996 and these included 646 grenade attacks, 920 bomb explosions, 618 incidents of arson, 123 rocket attacks and 2,868 incidents of random firing. During this period, 2,868 civilians were also killed by ultras.

The situation is fraught with dangerous consequences. Muslim gangsters threaten and kill any Hindu builder/producer/director of Bollywood if he refuses to pay ransom to Muslim underworld. In Muslim majority districts like Mallapuram in Kerala and Communist ruled state of West Bengal, the writ of Indian government does not run.

In order to destabilize India and weaken Indian Army, ammunition depots in Bharatpur in Rajasthan (which caused $1.5 billion loss to tax-payers) and other cities are being destroyed by Islamic militants.

As demonstrated below, situation as prevailing in 1946 in which more than 5,000 Hindus were butchered in one day in Calcutta by Islamic mobs, has arisen again. The gravity of the situation can well be gauged by looking at the calibrated escalation and violent intensification of terrorist activities by the soldiers of Islam.

In 1993, Indian Muslims in collaboration with Dawood Ibrahim exploded bombs at 13 places in Bombay killing 257 persons besides maiming 713 other. On February 14, 1998, volunteers of Al-Umma sent three human bombs to assassinate Union Home Minister Shri L.K. Advani in Coimbatore. The serial blasts took 50 lives, maimed 200 more and destroyed property worth millions of dollars. One more attempt was made on the life of L.K. Advani and Chief Minister of Gujarat on October 13, 1998 by a Muslim Abu Kasim alias Ajmal.

When the Kargil conflict had just begun, on May 16, 1999, leaders of the Muslim organization Jamaat-e-Islami Hind organized huge meetings in Cooch Behar in West Bengal, and in menacing tones exhorted Muslim to support "Mujahideen" who were fighting against "oppressive Indian forces" in Kashmir. Communist Party of India (M), known for its treacherous role in Independence Movement, connived at these anti-national activities and chose to turn a blind eye.

Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), a militant outfit openly advocating "liberation" from India and trying to whip up communal passions among the youth, organized three ikhwans (congregations) in Kanpur (October 29-31), Aurangabad (November 5-7) and Malappuram (November 12-14, 1999). This blatantly communal organization is opposed to democracy, secularism and nationalism and projects the master terrorist, Osama bin Laden, as a "true follower of Islam"! It is believed that recorded cassettes of speeches of Pakistani militant Masood Azhar, that surfaced in Kanpur in January, was also the handiwork of SIMI, which has built a strong base in Kanpur, Rampur, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Lucknow and Azamgarh (some of the districts where SIMI propaganda is being carried out on a large scale. SIMI is preparing Muslims for Jehad all over India and is soon to become a virtual tinder box if its activities are not curbed with an iron hand. BJP Government in UP and at the Center, even though aware of SIMI's sinister designs, is afraid of taking any action against its leaders.

Indian Muslim Mohammadi Mujahideen (IMMM), another Muslim militant organization, which aims at liberation of Hyderbadad has close links with SIMI and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a terrorist group active in Kashmir Valley. It has exploded bombs at Lamba Talkies, and near the high-security Defense Research and Development Laboratory, Venkateshwar Talkies in Karimnagar, Sharda Theatre in Nanded. It bombed a candy store owned by a RSS sympathizer in Moghalpura in Hyderabad. IMMM's commander Azam Ghauri, a Nizamabad resident and top LeT leader, involved in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was recently shot dead by police after he pulled out his 7.65 mm Mauser pistol. Ghauri was connected with People's War Group and trained by LeT in Pakistan. Before that Abdul Karim Tunda and Ghauri formed Tanzim Islahul Muslimeen (TIM), ostensibly to defend Muslims. They recruited Jaleel Ansari, a doctor by profession educated at the expenses of Indian tax-payers, who helped Gauri and Tunda set off a series of 43 explosions in Mumbai and Hyderabad and seven separate explosions on trains on December 6, 1993.

For the information of your readers, listed herewith are some of the militant organizations which (most of them) openly preach hatred and violence against Kafirs (Hindus-Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists) and are working to establish Nizame-Mustafa (Islamic domination) in India:
<span style='color:red'>
(1) Muslim Volunteer Force,
(2) Islamic Revolutionary Front,
(3) Islamic Liberation Army of Assam,
(4) Jamait-e-Islami,
(4) Hurriyat Conference,
(5) Jamit-al-Quran Hadis,
(6) Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam,
(7) Al Ummah,
(8) Islamic Movement of India,
(8) Student Islamic Movement of India,
(9) Islamic Youth Center,
(10) Jihad Committee,
(11) Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam,
(12) Muslim Liberation Front of Assam,
(13) Al Huda,
(14) Jehad,
(15) Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen,
(16) National Democratic Front,
(17) Mili Parliament, and
(18) Indian Muslim Mohammadi Mujahideen. </span>

Listed below are names of some of the Hindu leaders who were murdered by Muslim goons: Ramdas Nayak, BJP (MP), Prem Kumar Sharma, BJP, Mr. More Shiv Sena MLA, BJP leader Swami Raj Kotal, P. Rajgopalan of Hindu Munnani, Veera Ganeshan of Hindu Munnani, Manickam and Selvraj of BJP, Bible Shanmugham, Pandit Tikka Lal Taploo, Geetaben B. Shah, animal lover, Shri Chittaranjan, BJP leader from Bhatkal, Shri Thampi from Kuttipuram and 11 RSS volunteers in bomb blast in Chennai.

Dawood Ibrahim, Chotta Shakeel and Abu Salems gangs are notorious for bombing, killing, extortion and all other underworld activities. Any Hindu producer/director, actor who flouts their dicta is bumped off. In a recent dastardly attack, Gulshan Kumar was murdered in the broad-day-light allegedly by Muslim Music Director Nadeem. A bomb attack was made on the life of Mani Ratnam, the famous director of movie Bombay. Daler Mehndi, Rakesh Roshan, J.P. Dutta, Kamal Hassan, were also threatened and attacked to pay the ransom. Last month Shiva Sena leaders, Vikas Patil, 26 was dragged out of his residence and murdered while he was engaged in puja in Navi Mumbai. Another Hindu leader Sopanrao Nichal, Municipal Corporator was dragged out of a religious function in May, 2000 and attacked with a chopper-like instrument on his head, neck and chest.

If any editor/reporter dares to expose the anti-national activities of Muslims, and in order to demoralize (on one or the other pretext) peace loving Hindus, Muslims organize attacks on newspapers owned by Hindus and frighten them into submission. Recent attack on Indian Express office in Bangalore in which thousands of Muslims attacked Indian Express office and set on fire cars is an instance of brazen violence. On June 30, a violent Muslim mob attacked the office of Pratidin, a local eveninger published at Bankra area of Howrah District and set several vehicles ablaze, pelted stones injuring two sub-inspectors and five constables. The reason which made these religious fanatics angry was a letter against their co-religionist Azharuddin whom Hindus had gladly accepted as leader of Indian Cricket team for so many years.

What has been stated above in only a tip of the iceberg. The situation is worsening day-by-day. Chronic diseases call for drastic action. The weak and vacillating attitude of the Government of India has emboldened these anti-national elements. Posterity will not forgive us for not liquidating the anti-India and anti-Hindus forces, guided and motivated by Quranic injunctions on Muslims which incite them to kill Kafirs: "Make war on them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme" (Surah 8, Ayat 39). People have given mandate to NDA government led by BJP to govern the country properly and establish an egalitarian society. The first and foremost duty of the Government is to protect its citizens from these lawless elements. Government of India and Hindus can ignore this warning only at their own peril.

©2000, hinduunity.org
Justice still eludes Chittaranjan's family

K.V. Subramanya

The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA for Bhatkal was shot dead on April 10, 1996 in his house

# Nine CBI teams have probed the murder
# No arrests have been made in the case
# CBI plea to close the case rejected by court

BANGALORE: Justice seems to be a far cry for the family of U. Chittaranjan, MLA for Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district, who was shot dead on April 10, 1996. Chittaranjan's murder was the first incident in the State where an MLA was shot dead.

Though nearly 10 years have gone by since then, the Central Bureau of Investigation, the country's apex investigation agency, which is probing the murder, has not arrested the assailants who shot the BJP MLA while he was watching television at his house in the communally sensitive Bhatkal town.

The family of Chittaranjan, which approached even the Union Home Minister seeking justice, is feeling "let down by the system and also the party which he represented."

Official sources told The Hindu that the CBI took over the case (registered as 37/9 in the Bhatkal police station) on May 27, 1996.

Over the years, nine teams from the CBI probed the murder, without success.

A year ago, the CBI sought the permission of the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court, Bhatkal, to close the case and file a "C" report, as the culprits had not been traced.

The court rejected the CBI's request to close the case after the counsel for Chittaranjan's family S. Doreraju opposed the CBI's plea and prayed the court to direct the agency to continue the investigation. But, the CBI had still not made any progress, the sources said.

Chittaranjan's son U. Rajesh Bhat said on Monday that when the BJP was in power at the Centre, he had met the then Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani twice and requested him to ensure that the CBI's hastened the probe.

Dr. Bhat, a cardiologist, said his family had been let down by the "system and also the party for which his father sacrificed his life."

Dr. Bhat said that during his conversation with Mr. Advani in February 2000, he had also mentioned that the ISI-backed terrorism was spreading to south India and "Bhatkal was the centre of the terrorism."

He claimed that the CBI officers had told him that they were not "privy" to the reports of the Justice Ramachandraiah Commission that probed Chittaranjan's murder and the Justice Kedambadi Jagannath Shetty Commission that inquired into the communal riots at Bhatkal in 1992-93, in which at least 16 people were killed.
"Though all and sundry know the contents of the reports, the State Government has officially not made the two reports public despite several pleas made by opposition parties," Dr. Bhat said.

The Justice Jagannath Shetty Commission report, which was published in a section of the press, had made a detailed mention of the ISI activities in Bhatkal taluk.

Though the J.H. Patel and S.M. Krishna governments had announced that the two reports would be discussed in the Cabinet and then placed before the State Legislature, the State Government has still kept the two reports under wraps. </b>
From Deccan chronicle, 9 June 2008

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Centre must be more proactive to set up a federal anti-terror agency
By Joginder Singh

<b>We are governed by laws given to us by the British more than 145 years ago. There was no need for them to have a federal investigating agency as the top rulers — the governors-general and viceroys, governors and district heads — were all British. There was no question of working at cross-purposes as sometimes happens now. As absolute foreign rulers they did not have to indulge in popularity contests or votebank politics as is now the case. Even in the first 30 years of India’s independence, there was no need for a federal investigating agency because there was one ruling party, both at the Centre and the states. Besides, at that time, problems such as terrorism, hijacking and drug-peddling did not exist to the extent that they do now.</b>

Terrorists take advantage of a deficient and ill-trained police force, and an extremely pro-criminal and pro-accused liberal legal framework. Loopholes in the criminal justice system, delays in investigation and a long-drawn judicial process don’t help matters any.

<b>India was among the countries worst hit by terrorism in 2007, with more than 2,300 deaths. The government’s counter-terrorism efforts remained hampered by an "ill-equipped" law-enforcement machinery and "slow and laborious" legal systems, said a US state department study. The report added that the Indian court system was "slow, laborious and prone to corruption. Terrorism trials can take years to complete. Many of India’s local police forces are poorly staffed, lack training and are ill-equipped to combat terrorism effectively." The report also mentioned that the Indian government’s counter-terror measures remained hampered by outdated and overburdened law-enforcement and legal systems.</b>

<b>To eradicate terrorism, a focused response that includes intelligence gathering, data processing, investigation, and counter-terror operations on a national scale is required. At present, these tasks are carried out by a multiplicity of agencies keen to protect their turf and score brownie points with the powers that be. A federal investigating agency can be effective only if there are proper intelligence inputs to it and the present confusing intelligence scenario is rectified.</b>

The recent bomb blasts in Jaipur that left 70 people dead and 180 injured has again focused national attention on and reiterated the need for a federal investigating agency. The reasons for such an agency are obvious. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed himself in favour of the proposal. In an earlier period, this had failed to materialise because of the reluctance of some states to "surrender" their powers.

<b>The Union government is responsible for safeguarding the sovereignty and integrity of the country. The onus of eradicating terrorism lies squarely with the Centre. Under Article 355 of the Constitution, it is the responsibility of the Union government to protect every state against internal disturbances, and to ensure that governance in every state is carried on in accordance with the Constitution. What the terrorists aim to do with their activities is to wreck the Constitution, bring the State to its knees, leading ultimately to the disintegration of the nation. The kind of quibbling that we engage in, whether the Centre does or does not have the power to put things right, only serves to help the terrorist. The real problem is not the lack of strength, but the lack of "will". What the Centre should do and the way to do it is incredibly simple. But whether it is willing to do it is another matter altogether.</b>

If the Centre is serious about the setting up of a federal agency, it can simply pass a law like the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946, under which the Central Bureau of Investigation derives its powers. <b>Surely, it does not need the consent of state governments to create a Central agency at the national level that could deal with crimes like terrorism, hijacking and drug-peddling and the like, which threaten India’s integrity and security.</b> Nothing will ever be attempted or achieved if all possible objections are first sought to be removed. Once a law is in place, hardly any state will object to the Central investigative agency taking up tough cases of terrorism or counterfeit currency. If anything, they will welcome it, and eventually take the opportunity to pass on responsibility for crimes of an all-India nature to such an agency.

No two men ever judge alike. It is impossible to find two identical opinions. Theoretically, VIP security arrangements, including that of the Prime Minister, is the responsibility of the state governments. But no state has objected to the Special Protection Group providing security to the PM and his family, and to a few other SPG protectees. The responsibility for airport security used to be that of the state governments, but after the hijacking of IC-814 from Kathmandu in 1999, all states have accepted security provided by the Centre at airports. Besides, if some states do not accept such a Central law, they will have to face the blame for encouraging terrorism and not doing their best to curb it. The NDA government’s Group of Ministers had decided in February 2001 that the home ministry should be proactive in ensuring internal security safeguards and bear nodal responsibility for internal security. Unless that decision is cancelled by the present government, it is legally and morally bound to implement it. Karl Marx had once said: "It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving, as if it were an individual person... History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends."

Joginder Singh is a former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation


One comment. Even though he is former director of CBI he has to quote a US report for legitimacy of his arguements which should be based on Indian milieu. Could be the trap of Official Secrets Act eetc and US primacy in every walk of life due to globalization.
Having said that to make sure of the efficacy of a future all India organization, it is better to get the States buy-in failing which the Central legislation should be passed.However this new agency should not become another tool for the party in power at the Center to harrass its opponents because of absolute powers such an agency will have.
Tarun Vijay in ToI: Fire in the northeast
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Just two days ago, a camp of a Hindu organisation near Ganga Sagar, a pilgrim centre of great significance, was attacked by a communally charged crowd. The result was that the state govt. accused the victims themselves of fomenting trouble and none of the attackers was arrested.

So which part of India is safe and can be visited for a pilgrimage and a Bharat dekho tour? From Kashmir to Kamakhya (Assam) and Jaipur to Darjeeling, Jihadis and Maoists have left their ugly marks. Manipur, famous for heavenly lakes and Krishna's legacy, is in the grip of anti-India, anti-anything Hindu terror outfits. So is the condition in Nagaland and Tripura. Are they going the way of Malaysia – another place which has seen anti-Hindu repression by the state?

Beyond Darjeeling the entire northeast is a region of enchanting natural panorama and religious pilgrimage. But you can't even think of going there for a holiday. Recently a new wave of killings was reported from the Karbi Anglong area of Assam. An organization known as the Black Widows killed 11 labourers and workers on May 15 in the North Cachar hills. This was said to be in retaliation against the army's action that saw 12 Black Widow terrorists eliminated. The same day, Black Widow gunmen killed 10 truck drivers who were bringing daily supplies to the interior areas.

Why should a terrorist organization be known as Black Widows? Is there any virtue in it, as the terrorists are known to find, the way they named their gang of murderers as Lashkar-e-Toiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad? The name, 'Black Widows', doesn't convey anything like that. It instantly attracts media attention though none has been authoritatively able to tell the reason behind such a weird name. One half-baked explanation is that a terrorist organization, Hmar Peoples' Convention, had killed 18 Dimasas in 1995 in Karbi Anglong, widowing 18 women. To avenge that, the Dimasas formed a group that later on became known as Black Widows.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->But the traitor is not amused and is teasing the secular nincompoops from inside the jail and the Home Minister issues an annual report that's a bahi khata, a ledger of shame. Every single war against terror, waged by the initiative of brave forces, has been turned into a defeat for the sake of votes. A Times of India front page report said Afzal is not being hanged for fear of annoying the minorities. How can any Indian group, belonging to any faith, feel bad to see an anti-national going to the gallows at the orders of the country’s Supreme Court?

Look, the face of India. The army is deployed to keep peace in Sikkim, it is ordered to face the criminal gangs of the northeast working under various garbs of faith and is also deployed in internal and border security duties in the Valley. Yet we say we are a dynamic democracy surging ahead! <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Another greatest achievement of shameless Moron Singh.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Top Govt tech intelligence unit faces major exodus
Sidharth Mishra | New Delhi
India's top security set-up has been hit hard by a crisis which had been troubling the armed forces for some time now. Well-placed sources say there is a virtual exodus of officers from the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) due to "suffocating" working conditions. The unit functions under the National Security Adviser.

At least three unit heads have recently taken repatriation to their parent organisations following "poor environment" prevailing in the organisation, the sources said. Such an exodus is taking place again in the unit in less than a year. <b>Last year too, six officers holding crucial positions had withdrawn from the organisation</b>. Some of the officers who have now repatriated to their respective parent bodies have either taken voluntary retirement or their papers are being processed under the scheme.

Set up following the Kargil war, NTRO functions under the National Security Adviser in the Prime Minister's Office and is ostensibly engaged in the development and deployment of systems for national security. After the setting up of RAW in 1968, the setting up of NTRO in 2004 -- following the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) -- has been the biggest Government initiative in the field of gathering intelligence.

Modelled on the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States, this supposedly super-technical spy organisation has hit a roadblock with the officers returning to their parent organisations. <b>Sources say that with acquisition of equipment stalled by a powerful lobby within the intelligence set-up, the organisation has been feeling increasingly rudderless first with the demise of former National Security Adviser JN Dixit and then the superannuation of its founder-secretary RS Bedi.</b>

The Kargil Review Committee, set up under the chairpersonship of K Subramanium, had criticised the functioning of RAW for the Kargil fiasco. It had decried the absence of intelligence-sharing among different security agencies. The technical ancillaries of RAW, like the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), shared information just with their parent body. In the case of NTRO, it was to function as the storehouse of technical intelligence (TECHINT). Besides, the information was to be equitably shared for supplementing the technical information garnered by the affiliates of other security agencies. It was mandated to gather technical information on almost all issues, from external aggression to internal subversion, but was never equipped to do so.
Moron Singh turn out to be worst PM India every had. Whether its infrastructure or terrorism or security or economy, he failed every where, only place he had shown sign of achievement that is bending up and down in front of Queen and her kids.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Blast in India's northeast kills 6
By WASBIR HUSSAIN – 10 hours ago

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A blast at a crowded roadside market Sunday in India's restive northeast killed six people and injured 40, a local official said.

The explosives were strapped to a bicycle at a busy weekly market that sells pigs, goats, vegetables and clothes in Kumarikata in western Assam, near the Bhutan border, local police official G.P. Singh said.

About 20 of the victims were injured critically, he said.

The blast was under investigation, but officials suspected a leading separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Asom, may have been involved because it has been active in the area, Singh said.

ULFA is one of several rebel groups that are fighting for autonomy or independence in India's northeast.

The militants say India's national government exploits the region's rich natural resources but does little for the area's indigenous people, most of whom are ethnically closer to people in Myanmar and China than the rest of India.

Last week, several ULFA commanders announced a cease-fire and called for an end to their 30-year rebellion.

Other factions of the militant group have rejected the truce, and analysts expected violence to flare as the rebel leaders struggled for control.

Bangladesh has encroached upon 500 acres: Assam
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Assam assembly on Tuesday witnessed noisy scenes after the government conceded that Bangladesh and neighbouring states have encroached upon more than 700 acres of the state's land.

<b>As much as 500 acres were being encroached by Bangladesh along the border, </b>while nearly 87 hectares were illegally occupied by Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Meghalaya and a small stretch by West Bengal, Assam Accord Implementation Minister Bhumidhar Barman said in the House.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
One MP from Assam who can do something about this - PM Manmohan Singh, is too busy saving his own kursi, future of our eastern states be damned.
The serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad in the last two days once again highlight the fact that terrorism within India is spreading. These serial blasts may have been directed by elements across our borders but the fact remains that the actual execution required substantial logistic assistance from within India.

Having said that the next question arises is what the security apparatus is doing to prevent future blasts. As we have seen , whenever such serial blasts takes place, there is some media noise for a few weeks and then all is forgotten. There is no point in just blaming the Central Government and the various State Governments for these serial failures. We the people of India are also to be blamed for our lack of motivation and effort in tackling the issue. We need to be more vigilant in our day to day life. Often , We do not follow the simple precaution of verifying the antecedents of an individual who take a room or flat on rent. This is just one example of our carefree attitude towards life.

The time has changed and in the immediate future, it is unlikely that the security environment of urban India. I am aware of the fact that our security apparatus needs to be made more efficient, there needs to be more better coordination between the Central and State security agencies particularly in the exchange of information and same is the case between India and other countries. At the same time, every citizen of India need to be more vigilant and keep his/hers ears and eyes open and report all suspicious observations. In the process, we may sometime infringe on the privacy of others but that is a small price for ensuring a better security for our society at large.
Government need to take following steps -

- IB should be used to spy terrorist and terrorist group not to spy opposition leaders.
- Politician should not be given government security. If these politicians feel insecure get their own private security.
- Fire Home minister and State home minister.
- Install spy camera near every Mosque in India.
- Law to allow Indians to carry registered guns.
- Stop blaming Pakistan or Bangladesh, they should open eyes and monitor Indian Muslims.
- Increase police salary and provide better benefits to police.
- Make CBI independent body.

If sitting 1000 miles away we can predict attacks why Indian Government fails.
Lack of will and vision of Nikama PM of India.

For Indian Citizens -
- Watch neigbours
- Get registered weapons
- protect your family
- vote out current government
- make politicans accountable

After 9/11 not a single attack on US soil, I give credit to US government will and tough law and law enforcement officers. They give damn to what leftist/liberals say.
the police are also being hampered by political intereference. the intelligence agencies would have been busy serving their political masters in helping them win the confidence motion.
the media as usual starts blaming the police for their high handedness everytime they try to go after the perpetrators with zeal.

What more can you expect from the central government when the prime minister proclaims that paksitan like india also sufferes from terrorism. he might ad a few countries to the this list.

'The blasts are a proclamation by terrorists'
One of India's highly experienced sleuths who is an expert on Pakistan, told rediff.com that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence has strengthened its bases in Nepal and Bangladesh after General Kiyani took over as Army chief.
When asked why Indian investigators are not getting enough evidence against the terrorists and winning convincingly in courts, he said, "Karnal Singh is Delhi's first rate investigating officer from the special anti-terrorist squad who has been investigating terrorism since the last four years. Currently he is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with a case involving RDX and terrorists. Now Delhi's police officers are reluctant to take risks because the political establishment is not ready to support policemen who take risks beyond the call of duty."

another police officer from Delhi Policem ACP rajbir Singh who cracked the parliament attack case was shot dead in an alleged property dispute earlier this year. he was the same person who was maligned and hounded by the media a few years back, for the ansal plaza shooutout incident.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Four cyber cafe owners arrested in Gurgaon </b>
Rahul Kumar | Gurgaon
With nation on high alert due to the recent bombings, the Gurgaon Police have pulled up its socks and arrested five cyber cafe owners for failing to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in their cafes and for not maintaining identity records of the customers visiting their cafes. Out of those arrested, two café owners are from Orissa. According to Joint Commissioner of Police MS Ahalawat after the incidents of terrorist bombings at Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmadabad, Section 144 had been clamped in Gurgaon making it mandatory for the cyber café owners to install CCTV cameras and maintain records of their visitors. The police have inspected 35 cyber cafes in DLF Phase-2 and found that five cyber café owners violated these directions, against which case were registered.

<b>"Sixteen cyber café owners have given an undertaking of installing CCTV cameras in their outlets in specified time period while six others have decided to down the shutters of their cafes instead. We have arrested five café owners for failing to install CCTV cameras and maintain records of the visitors," </b>the JCP said. In view of the recent terrorist bomb blasts at Bangalore and Ahmadabad, a red alert had been sounded in Gurgaon.

The District Magistrate Rakesh Gupta had made it mandatory for cyber café, PCO booth owners and dealers of old mobile phones to keep record of the customers. The DM had passed an order under Section 144 CrPC in which it has been stated that the all cyber café owners and PCO booth owners in district Gurgaon should maintain record of persons using cyber café or the PCO booth facility.

<b>The details of the user like name, parentage address, contact number, duration for which internet or PCO was used, identification document shown, signature, thumb impression etc should be entered into the register, which would be kept as the permanent record register. The cyber café owners have been asked to install CCTV in their café with recording facility and keep a photographic record of all visitors who make use of cyber café for a period of three months. </b>

The DM also directed the cyber café and PCO booth owners and second hand cell phone dealers to obey the directions issued by police authorities from time to time. The order has come into force with immediate effect and action for violation will be initiated under Section 188 of IPC.
<!--QuoteBegin-ravish+Jul 27 2008, 12:19 AM-->QUOTE(ravish @ Jul 27 2008, 12:19 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->These serial blasts may have been directed by elements across our borders but the fact remains that the actual execution required substantial logistic assistance from within India.
Hush, don't list such un-secular things.
If lone secular beacon on this website cross over to the "dark side", what are we to do?

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->We the people of India are also to be blamed for our lack of motivation and effort in tackling the issue. We need to be more vigilant in our day to day life. Often , We do not follow the simple precaution of verifying the antecedents of an individual who take a room or flat on rent. This is just one example of our carefree attitude towards life.
The cable/cybershop owner/operator who failed to take snapshots or install cameras will be hauled over coal. For the actual terrorist, there'll be discussions in parliament to overrule SC sentencing and dharans and "hunger"-fast in remote capitals of the world.
C'est a la vie.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The time has changed and in the immediate future, it is unlikely that the security environment of urban India. I am aware of the fact that our security apparatus needs to be made more efficient, there needs to be more better coordination between the Central and State security agencies particularly in the exchange of information and same is the case between India and other countries. At the same time, every citizen of India need to be more vigilant and keep his/hers  ears and eyes open and report all suspicious observations.
This is like when George Bush was asked as to what suspicious behavior was, he responded that 'if you see someone hovering around farm aircraft filled with fertilizers, you ought to report him'. Sorry can't roll my eyes high enough.
For someone who grew up being told to avoid touching any unattended radios/transistors in bus/trains, such "advise" is absolutely worthless.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->In the process, we may sometime infringe on the privacy of others but that is a small price for ensuring a better security for our society at large.
Well in our colorful nation, it's a matter of who advocates this line of reason. If say Manmohan says this (despite his dismal record of having more terrorist incidents and body count on his watch than his predecessor), we'll raise our glass of wine and and applaud him as a visionary. If some CM of a non-Congress aligned state (Modi, Patnaik, Nitish, Yeduriappa etc) says this, we'll have hooman rights people and card-carrying seculars descend upon him before you could spell c-o-m-m-u-n-a-l.

Tech-savvy cyber crooks could steal your Net identity</b>

Anand Parthasarathy

Technology exists to prove a malicious e-mail did not originate from your PC

Bangalore: When several television channels received e-mails last week claiming credit for the bomb blasts in Ahmedabad on behalf of an outfit that called itself the Indian Mujahideen, the police traced the mail through an IP, or Internet Protocol, address to the e-mail account of a Navi Mumbai resident. Many of the same channels wasted no time to flash headlines that suggested that an American national was somehow involved in the “terror mail.”

The police, under pressure to “show results” and in many cases hampered by an insufficient understanding of how such technologies work (and how they can be misused), have also not been averse in similar situations to rush to judgment. The argument being advanced in such cases in India seems to be: “The Internet Service Provider (ISP) has stated that this e-mail was sent from your e-mail account. So you must have sent it.”
No relief

The onus is then on the e-mail account holder to prove otherwise. If you are an average non-tech-savvy user — as are most of us — that is not easy to do. The law as it is being applied in India to such “cyber crime” is merely an extension of the principle that one is responsible for actions that take place under one’s roof.

The Information Technology Act, 2000, provides no succour to innocent victims of cyber-savvy Net criminals indulging in what is known as identity theft — stealing your e-mail ID and sending mails that seems to have emanated from you. The Act has not highlighted the fact that unlike a physical entity like a house, you may not be in sole control of your PC — particularly one that is “always on” — connected to the Net by a broadband connection, as so many lakhs of Indian machines are.

Net Security products sold by leading players may claim to insulate your PC from viruses, spam (junk mail) phishing (attempts to steal personal data such as passwords) and identity theft. The truth is, makers of such products have to play a non-stop game of “catch up” with the cyber criminal. A determined attacker will get past your firewall — especially the mass market products most of us use.

The sad fact today for most of us lay e-mail users as well as corporates is that we are vulnerable to anonymous attacks which assume our identity to perform malicious acts. But there are a few technology facts that PC users and e-mail account holders need to know, to prove their innocence in the event their accounts are hacked: The IP address of the originator that the ISP has logged with every e-mail sent or received — and which is the first clue law enforcers seek — is not the only ‘signature’ on the impugned mail. If your PC is connected to the ISP through a cable broadband connection or even wirelessly in an apartment complex or hotel, it must pass through a network card in your machine — it could be a network router or a wireless card or even a modem attached to an ethernet port.

This “gateway” on your PC has a unique MAC, or Media Access Control, number which is, in effect, the “address” of your physical machine.

You can easily obtain the MAC number of your Network card or modem: In Windows PCs, click on the “Run” command and type ‘cmd.’ This will open the black screen of the older ‘command mode’ that PCs used 15 years ago.
Exclusive to machine

Type ‘ipconfig/all’ at the winking cursor. The screen will fill with a page of numbers that is in effect the full ‘horoscope’ of your PC, including the infamous IP address the police rely on — and something called physical address ... 12 digits or letters, two by two separated by dashes. This is your MAC number. If someone hacked your e-mail account and sent a mail in your identity, it will bear your IP address. But the physical address is something unique to your physical machine. Unless a mail was actually sent from your PC, it cannot bear this number.

Lay users have a responsibility to see their PCs are not misused. But that can rarely happen in a home situation. Once you have secured your PC physically, the MAC number will help you prove mails sent by hackers did not originate from your machine. That is the status today... till hackers come up with something new against MAC numbers.
Paying a price

Sadly, ISPs are not sharing this basic information with customers — or circulate it widely among law enforcement agencies, who could save themselves some pointless sleuthing and save innocent citizens the trauma of negative publicity.
<b> ‘Policemen lack cutting edge to tackle terrorism’</b>

Vinay Kumar

NEW DELHI: Even as the Union Home Ministry has sent advisories to the States to strengthen ground-level policing and spruce up special police branches for gathering intelligence, the cutting edge of police officers – right from beat constables to inspectors – do not have technological edge, lack expertise and motivation to deal with the threat of terrorism and smash tech-savvy terror networks.

Jolted by a series of blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad and recovery of unexploded bombs in Surat, the Home Ministry is giving a re-look at the basics of the core policing and involving citizens, voluntary groups and other sections of society to remain alert and act as a bulwark against the threat of terrorism. The Ministry has also prepared a blueprint for “metro policing” in cities like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

Though it sounds ambitious, the fact remains that “beat policing” has taken a back seat even in the Capital, which is bursting at its seams with the population crossing 1.50 crore. “With a pittance being offered to constables in Delhi Police, it is no surprise that they are turning out to be performers,” said a Delhi Police official who has put in nearly two decades of service.
Low salaries
Citing example of low salaries of a Delhi Police constable, which is pegged at Rs. 8,000 a month, the official said the force was so hard-pressed that their personnel did not find time to attend refresher or training courses which were important to sharpen their skills. While a beat constable is supposed to do his policing on a bicycle, an inspector gets a measly monthly conveyance allowance of Rs.500.</b>

“With such low levels of financial package, the system encourages these personnel to take recourse to illegal means of fulfilling their basic needs which breeds corruption and affects their performance. These ranks — constables, head constables, assistant sub-inspectors, sub-inspectors and inspectors — are supposed to be on duty round the clock. The British concept of the police representing the brute force of the State and an instrument of repression has not at all changed even after 60 years of our Independence. That is why one finds human rights violations, cases of police excesses and atrocities,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, admitted.

While Delhi is divided into 10 police districts which have nearly 135 police stations and a total force of nearly 65,000 personnel, the force has a sizeable chunk devoted for VIP security duties. Insiders in the force say that nearly half of the 2005 batch of sub-inspectors has left the force for greener pastures. “Typically, a sub-inspector will take nearly 17 years to be promoted to the rank of inspector and become an assistant commissioner of police before retirement,” the official said.
Regular briefings

Asked how well informed the constables were about terror threat, officials said Delhi Police regularly held briefings and updates on latest threats and terror outfits in police stations. In addition, each of the 10 police districts had to depend on a dog squad and a bomb disposal team which was insufficient.

Police personnel in Delhi and other metros can hope to be sensitised to some extent on terror threats, possible attacks but the state of preparedness of police forces in States left much to be desired, Ministry officials said.

In the wake of serial blasts, Gujarat has written to the Ministry that it was ready to set up a police university for research and training and would expedite the process to fill vacancies in its police force. Senior Ministry officials said the government has taken a serious view of the inability of the States to swiftly fill police vacancies.

Terror activities on the rise in State: BJP
Staff Reporter

MALAMPUZHA (PALAKKAD): Kerala is becoming the centre of planning and intelligence for terrorist groups in the country, BJP State president P.K. Krishnadas has said.

Inaugurating a three-day State ‘shibiram’ of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha at Hotel Triptenta here on Wednesday, Mr. Krishnadas said the terrorists arrested after the recent Jaipur bomb blasts were the same people who were arrested from Thanayikulam at Aluva in 2006.

The Kerala police had arrested 18 SIMI workers at Aluva. But 13 of them were set free and cases were charged against 5 of them incorporating weak provisions.

When these militants were set free there was opposition from a section of the police force in the State. Thus, the soft stand taken by the Kerala government had led to the bomb blasts in Jaipur, he alleged.

The BJP leader said the militants were having a free run here because of the support they get from the ruling and Opposition parties. They are placating a particular community with an eye on their vote bank. He said the service of paramilitary forces should be sought by the State government to effectively curb the activities of terrorists and militants operating from here. A ‘Kashmir model operation’ against terrorism should be implemented in the State too, he said.

The meeting was presided over by Yuva Morcha State president K. Surendran. It was addressed by BJP State secretary A.N. Radhakrishnan, Yuva Morch secretary P.N. Venugopal and district president P. Sabu.

<b>Blasts will not dilute BJP's battle against terror'</b>

Chennai (PTI): The BJP on Thursday said the recent serial blasts in the party-ruled states would not dilute its determination to combat terrorism and called for strengthening intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces.

"By targeting BJP ruled states, the terrorists will not succeed in their efforts of intimidating BJP to dilute its war against terrorism. In fact, it has strengthened our conviction and resolve to crush this deadly evil," party President Rajnath Singh told at a press conference here.

Accusing the UPA Government of being 'soft' on terrorism, he said the recent serial blasts in Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmedabad had clearly indicated that the life and property of common man was virtually at stake under the UPA rule.

"We have been advocating a strong policy on terror, which included a multi-pronged and integrated action against terrorists for the past four years.

"But the UPA Government did not pay heed to our suggestion and was still continuing its fight against terror in a disoriented and casual manner," he said.

Rajnath said there was a need to strengthen the intelligence agencies and para-military forces by providing them latest weapons and equipment.

On the Centre's suggestion of a federal investigation agency to deal with terrorism, he said such an agency would be ineffective unless it was given 'strong teeth and claws'.

"The idea of a federal agency without a stringent anti-terror law is like sending an army to fight a battle without any weapon," he said.

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