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Blast In Muslim Mosques in India by Muslims
Why we know more about component of this blast and no information on others.
First time B.Raman had referred Jama Masjid blast. Why UPA had decided or we can see from action to give no info on last 3 blast.

Why government machinery is floating that Hindus may be involved? It started after Mumabi blast by Arjun and Khan.

Why no arrest on last three blast? Even before that it was just coverup.
<b>Police see Lashkar footprints in textile town</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->A cocktail of RDX, ammonium nitrate and petroleum hydro-carbon oil was used in Friday’s serial explosions in Malegaon, Nashik police said on Monday — the combination was also used in the attacks on Mumbai’s commuter trains on July 11.

The report from the Nashik police's forensic laboratory, however, needs to be confirmed, said superintendent of police Rajvardhan. “The findings will be confirmed only when we get reports from two other forensic laboratories, including the NSG's facility,” he said.

<b>Investigations have thrown up another link between the two terror strikes. Nashik and Mumbai police suspect Lashkar-e-Tayyeba's top commander Abdul Raheel Sheikh to have masterminded the terror plot in the textile town. Raheel is the “prime suspect” in the 11/7 attacks.</b>

He had stayed in Malegaon for a few weeks before finally escaping to Bangladesh in the second week of May this year, sources said.

<b>Police believe Raheel could have visited Malegaon to “issue instructions” to a large number of “active” members of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), present in Malegaon and the adjoining Jalgaon and Aurangabad districts. “The needle of suspicion is increasingly pointing towards the SIMI and the Lashkar,”</b> said a senior officer.

Police also released a sketch of the third Malegaon blast suspect. There is a possibility, said sources, that the man bought a cycle from a local shop
<b>Centre expects report from Maharashtra govt on Malegaon blasts</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Centre was awaiting the report of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory on the type of explosives used to trigger the blasts in Malegaon that left 31 people dead and nearly 300 injured.

However, the police have said the explosive devices used in Friday's attacks contained a mixture of RDX, Ammonium Nitrate and fuel oil. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
What happened to Mumbai blast? Why Central is quiet on Mumbai?

Seems like central govt. ploy to blame some Hindu organisation to use them as punching bag.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Sleuths claim vital clues </b>
Statesman News Service
NEW DELHI, Sept. 11: Investigating agencies have detected some similarities between the 11 July Mumbai serial explosions and the Malegaon blasts and claimed that they were close to solving the Malegaon attack.
Security agencies have detained many people from various parts of Maharashtra for questioning. A senior official investigating the case said all the facts are yet to be corroborated and “we can say anything about it only after we got some breakthrough”.
Preliminary examination of the explosives used in Malegaon have indicated the use of RDX, ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, similar to what was used in the Mumbai blasts.
The police today released the sketch of a person who was seen outside the mosque when the blast took place. Those detained for questioning are suspected to have direct or indirect links with the a]ccused, the police said.
Telephone records made and received from Malegaon have also been analysed by experts. “The analysis of telephone calls has hinted at something, but it would not be the right time to reveal the observations as it might help the investigations. However, the investigations into the Malegaon blasts are moving in the right direction,” the official said.
The anti-terrorist squad and National Security Guard, who are camping in Malegaon, have been examining the samples collected from the mosque, the graveyard and the busy Mushaira Chowk, where the explosions took place. They have collected plastic bags, bicycles and boxes which has helped them to ascertain the type of explosive used in the bombs. The samples have been examined in three separate labs, one of which found the mixture of RDX, ammonium nitrate and fuel oil.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Op-Ed in Deccan Chronicle, 13 Sept., 2006
<b>Sleeman’s list </b>
By V. Balachandran

Yet another terrorist attack on September 8 in Malegaon, Maharashtra and yet the same charade from the authorities as I had said on July 18 (A federal eye on terror): Lofty declarations that we will not tolerate terrorism. “Experts” will then vie with each other to give sound-bites on the identity of the organisations and the reasons for such attacks, followed by media leaks that the Central agencies had forewarned the state, although the warning might have been just “macro-information” without specifics. Who are we fooling?

<b>Just one measure recommended by the NDA Group of Ministers to set up a federal police to tackle federal crime like terrorism or Naxalite menace could have, in the long run, improved our capability on counter-terrorism</b>. However, the meeting of the<b> state satraps convened by the Prime Minister on September 5 brushed aside this suggestion, according to confidential sources. Even the BJP chief ministers did not favour this, fearing erosion of their power</b>.

The reasons why the state police is unable to tackle terrorism can be repeated, ad nauseam: Terrorism is borderless, professional and secretive, conducted by highly motivated cadres through high-tech operations.  Police cadres are governed by tenure rules which prevent professionalism to tackle secretive terror units. <b>State police units on the other hand are fragmented, largely inefficient, corrupt, slow in reaction, badly trained, highly politicised with Pavlovian conditioning. Posting in intelligence wings is a punishment.</b>

The operational efficiency of the police systems vastly differs from state to state. Even if the Central agencies alert a particular police, there is no guarantee that follow-up action will be efficient. Coordination between police units is hardly satisfactory. Interrogation reports are not shared promptly. Nothing illustrates this better than the case of Al-Badr terrorist Tohfooq Akmal Hashmi, brought to Mumbai on September 2 to see whether he knows anything about 7/11 although the Intelligence Bureau and J&K police had, according to media, serious misgivings.

On the other hand a centralised operation against subversive elements had always produced better results. When IRA terror hit England, the London Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch, which had tackled the menace earlier, was designated as the nodal authority to detect and prosecute IRA terrorism all over the country till MI5 was asked to take over the lead responsibility in 1992. In the United States, all such crimes against the nation, including money laundering, are investigated by federal agencies. A study of our own history will reveal that only such nodal authority could tackle such serious nation wide crimes.

A long forgotten chapter in Indian history is the suppression of the “Thughees” by a remarkable individual named William Henry Sleeman. Unlike many of his peers in the British Service, Sleeman was a polyglot having mastered Arabic, Pushtoo, Hindustani, Gurkhali and Persian. He was also interested in agronomy, ethnography, political economy, palaeontology, printing and was also responsible for introducing Mauritian sugarcane in India through his Mauritian wife of French origins.

The subject of Thughee engaged his attention as a magistrate. Till then there were only rumours on this secret sect which, according to later historians, had started operations even from Akbar’s period. Like modern terrorist groups they transcended religion and caste, used secret codes and a language called “Ramsee,” believed in omens and led double lives. They were so secretive that even their own families did not know of their activities.

The British started taking notice of this from 1810-1812 when their own sepoys and an officer named John Maunsell disappeared. The looting of an Indian bank convoy in Malegaon in 1828 jolted them into action. The estimates on the number of killings over the centuries varied from 2,00,000 according to Guinness Book of Records to 50,000 by some British historians. Although Governor-General Bentinck gave all logistical support in 1829 by designating Sleeman as the “nodal” officer in British India to fight the Thughee menace, there were formidable difficulties.

Even the roads and land mass of India were not surveyed till 1832. He had to counter the fragmented and corrupt princely state police which did not extend any cooperation. His “modern technology” consisted only of pen, paper and indexes. However, he methodically collected every scrap of paper on 200 gangs all over India, creating an impressive database of 4,000 names with family trees as well as Muslim and Hindu aliases. British historian Mike Dash has said, “Some of the techniques that he developed in the early 1830s presaged methods that would not come into common use in police departments at home in Europe for another 50-60 years.”

Reports on each Thughee murder all over British India were sent to Sleeman for collation. Each Thug was assigned a unique number. This department spread all over India from Delhi border to Hyderabad, comprised only a staff of seven assistants besides 300 “najibs” (Native soldiers). Later it was known as Political Intelligence Department which became “Intelligence Bureau” after Independence. By 1830, he managed to arrest 350 Thugs based on this databank.

The modus operandi of this anti-crime force was the same as any modern anti-terror unit like centralised collection of information, collation, analysis, dissemination to the other police systems besides conducting important centralised operations. Interrogation of captured Thugs was used to collect advance intelligence on their next operations. Secret funds were used to break die-hard Thugs to convert them as approvers.

Bentinck approved Sleeman’s hot pursuit of Thugs anywhere in India and overruled objections from princes and British residents. In 1831, Sleeman blasted the fort in Jhansi to catch a Thug leader when the ruler objected to his entry. All Thugs so arrested by Sleeman were brought for trial only in two special courts located in Sagar and Jabalpur; 4,500 Thugs were brought to trial between 1826 and 1848 of whom 3,504 were given extreme sentences like hanging and life term. Only 250 were acquitted. The Thug menace disappeared by 1840. This alone will indicate what a federal anti-terror police can achieve. Are our State leaders listening?

<i>V. Balachandran is a former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat </i><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Suspected ISI agent held in Lucknow </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Malegaon, September 13: In a major breakthrough in the Malegaon blasts on September 8, Special Task Force arrested one "ISI agent" in Lucknow, who was caught passing sensitive military information. The man, travelling on a Pakistani passport, was trained in Dhaka.
The arrested "agent" is said to be one of the mastermind behind the blasts.

At least 37 people were killed and 56 were seriously injured on September 8 when three bombs concealed on cycles went off near a mosque in Maharashtra’s Malegaon town, when people were coming out after Friday afternoon prayers. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
So Azmi was intentionally blaming Hindus and Owasi was blaming Bajarang Dal.
Do they read newspaper or check authority?

<b>One more arrest for seizure of explosives in Nasik</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->One more man was detained in connection with the seizure of explosives in Nasik, taking the total number of arrests to five, as a local court on Thursday remanded four of the accused to police custody till September 22.

Mohammed Khatib was arrested on Wednesday night in connection with seizure of gelatine sticks and detonators from a flat in Indira Nagar area, police said.

<b>Wasim Jabbar Ali Sayyad (23), Joheb Gulam Sarvarkhan (22) and Sameer Khan, who were arrested earlier, and Khatib </b>were remanded to police custody till September 22 by judge Chitra Hankare.

<b>Phirojkhan Hussainkhan Pathan alias Munnakhan, (24), </b>who was arrested on Tuesday, has been remanded to police custody till September 19, officials said.
According to police, more arrests are likely. Police suspect the seizure was linked to the August 31 kidnapping of Juber Harun Rangrej, a resident of Nasik, who was abducted by four persons and was dumped near Trimbakeshwar after being shot.
<b>Police have claimed the two seizures were not linked to the bomb blasts in Malegaon or to terrorist attacks.</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->SIMI activist arrested for Malegaon blasts
TN Raghunatha | Mumbai
In the <b>first arrest linked to the recent serial blasts at Malegaon, the police have arrested a 25-year-old SIMI activist, Noor-ul-Hooda, for allegedly planting a cocktail of explosives comprising RDX, ammonium nitrate and lubricant in bicycles</b>.

Hooda has been remanded to police custody till November 3. The explosives-laden bicycles, parked in front of a mosque and the adjoining "Bada Kabristan" at Mushaira Chowk in the communally-sensitive town in Nashik district, had gone off on September 8, 2006, killing 37 people and injuring several others.

Briefing media persons at the State police headquarters, Director General of Police PS Pasricha said the police would also seek the remand of another accused, Shabbir Batterywalla, who is currently in custody in connection with another case, in the Malegaon blasts case.

While confirming that Hooda was a SIMI activist, Dr Pasricha declined to hazard a guess as to which other militant outfit he was linked to.

Pascricha said the arrest of Batterywala in the September 12, 2006 "hoax bomb" incident at Malegaon led to the arrest of Hooda in the serial blasts case<b>. "We had sent the samples recovered from the hoax bomb site (a shopping centre) and that from the September 8 blast sites to the forensic laboratories for analysis. The analysis established that there was similarities in the two samples</b>," he said.

<b>On Batterywala's role in the Malegaon blasts, Paricha said he was a conspirator, </b>because his godown had been used to store the explosives.

He did not say whether Hooda or Batterywala had visited Pakistan or Bangladesh for training. "We have arrested the first man now. It is not proper for me to speak out of turn," he added.

Azmi was blaming Hindus and whole media was blaminig VHP, Bajarang Dal. Its time they should hang their head in shame.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->they should hang their head in shame<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
You are assume they have some shame. By now they've probabily moved on to some other cause beating some hindu boogeyman elsewhere.
<b>ATS arrests Raees Ahmed for complicity in Malegaon Blasts </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Mumbai, Nov 05: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) today arrested Raees Ahmed for his complicity in the September 8 serial blasts in Malegaon that killed 31 people.

He was produced before a special MCOCA court that remanded him to police custody till November 16.

"Raees is a conspirator and a bomb planter," said a senior ATS official.

He is the brother-in-law of Shabbir Ahmed Masiullah alias Shabbir Batterywala, the prime conspirator, and was earlier arrested for his role in a September 13 bomb hoax at Malegaon.

Over 300 injured in four blasts that rocked the powerloom town on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat.

<b>Raees is a resident of Malegaon and a suspected SIMI activist</b>, ATS officials said.
This is the third arrest in connection with the Malegaon blasts.
Earlier, Noorul Huda Samsudoha and Shabbir Batterywala were arrested.

Damn, media is still quiet, where are morons from Asian Age, HT and TOI? Where is shame?
<b>2 docs held for Malegaon blasts</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> Mumbai, November 7: Two Unani doctors were on Tuesday arrested on charges of conspiracy behind the Malegaon serial blasts, Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) sources said.

Salman was picked up by ATS from his hideout at Govandi in north east Mumbai while Farooq was arrested from Malegaon, the sources said.

"According to initial reports, both are suspected to be conspirators in the case. Further details would be known later," a high-ranking ATS officer said in Mumbai.

Both will be booked under stringent MCOCA and produced before a special court, he said.

With this, the total number of arrests in the case has risen to five.

Thirty-one people were killed and over 300 injured in four explosions that rocked the powerloom of Malegaon in north Maharashtra on September 8.
Re-run of Afzal here.
<b>Muslims to observe ''Black-Day'' in Malegaon </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Malegaon, Nov 10: Muslims in the powerloom town of Malegaon would observe a `Black Day'' on Friday to protest the `targeting of innocent'' people in the blast case, said Moulana Abdul Hamid Ajahari.

This decision was taken at a meeting held here yesterday by the ''ulemas'' and ''moulanas'' (clerics), he told reporters after the meet.

Thirty-one persons were killed and over 300 injured in blasts at Malegaon on September 8. Five persons have been arrested in the case.

However,<b> Jamat-e-Ulema said, "our organisation would remain neutral on the issue</b>".

Meanwhile, Janata Dal (Secular) has threatened to observe Malegaon bandh on November 14 during the visit of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh to perform ''bhoomi pooja'' of a proposed civil hospital.

The party had observed a Black-Day on September 15 alleging that police were targetting common people in the case<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Nov 5 2006, 09:31 PM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ Nov 5 2006, 09:31 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin--> <b>ATS arrests Raees Ahmed for complicity in Malegaon Blasts  </b><!--QuoteBegin--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Mumbai, Nov 05: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) today arrested Raees Ahmed for his complicity in the September 8 serial blasts in Malegaon that killed 31 people.

"Raees is a conspirator and a bomb planter," said a senior ATS official.

He is the brother-in-law of Shabbir Ahmed Masiullah alias Shabbir Batterywala, the prime conspirator, and was earlier arrested for his role in a September 13 bomb hoax at Malegaon.

Over 300 injured in four blasts that rocked the powerloom town on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat.

<b>Raees is a resident of Malegaon and a suspected SIMI activist</b>, ATS officials said.
This is the third arrest in connection with the Malegaon blasts.
Earlier, Noorul Huda Samsudoha and Shabbir Batterywala were arrested.
<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Damn, media is still quiet, where are morons from Asian Age, HT and TOI? Where is shame?
The Malegaon blast and inventing Hindu terror by S.Gurumurthy

As suspected, it wasn't a question of shame at all (implying error or ignorance or at worst bias against Hindus on the media's part). It was an entirely intentional exercise by the media. They have purposefully been using the incident to manufacture the idea of 'Hindu terrorism' and the possibility of the existence of 'Hindu terrorist cells', when everyone knows that terrorism is limited to christoislamism.
It's like how the international media wholly invented 'systematic Serbian rape of the (islamic) ethnic Albanian and Kosovo women'. They propagated their lies in headlines and breaking news reports all over the globe. Finally one or two print media ran a tiny retraction in their newspapers' least-read pages. But by then, all the willful, intended, damage was already done. That's why few today know of the retractions.

The objective of the media in the Indian case is the same: to get the idea of Hindu terrorism started and to instill this false concept in the Indian populace. Until now, it was well-known that there never was and never will be any Hindu terrorism. This is why the Malegaon case served such a useful role for the anti-Hindu, anti-Indian media. Although media lies were wholly fabricated (and it turned out to be just another case of christoislamic terrorism) they have done their job now: next time they want to blame unknowns in any terrorist case, they can use the term 'Hindu terrorism' as if it had always existed, and present Hindus as possible instigators of such a case. That way they hope the suspicions of the masses in future cases won't immediately fall on the actual culprits (christoislamics) but on 'anybody' - and particularly, also on Hindus.

And as expected, the retractions for this instance of false reporting are either very slow in coming or - what's more likely - not forthcoming at all. Asian Age, HT, TOI might not even admit their error (it was intentional after all) or only do so when the retractions will have the least effect and reach the fewest number of readers.

These false allegations have to be refuted completely, because, without Hindus having done anything, the lying media has already stained Hindus' (and thereby Hinduism's) reputation.
<b>Malegaon blasts case solved, 2 Pakistanis involved: Police</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The police on Monday claimed to have successfully solved the September 8 Malegaon serial blasts case and said <b>two Pakistani nationals were involved in the explosions carried out allegedly by the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). </b>
"We have successfully detected the Malegaon blasts case. We are, however, on the lookout for eight more suspects in the case," Director General of Police PS Pasricha said.

<b>The Anti-Terrorism Squad probing into the case has already arrested eight suspects, including two booked in the July 11 Mumbai serial blasts, in connection with four explosions that rocked the town killing 31 people and injuring more than 200.</b>

Pasricha said that one of the prime conspirators of the blasts, Shabbir Batterwalla, had received training at a camp near Karachi in Pakistan in 2003 but did not confirm if the Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind it.

To a specific query regarding the involvement of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, Pasricha said, "I have spoken about the country where he received the training. There may have been some help."

According to him,<b> a Pakistani national by the name of Muzammil had assembled the IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) at Malegaon in the third week of July after Mohammed Ali (July 11 accused), along with Junaid and two others who delivered the RDX to prime accused Shabbir Batterywalla.</b>

"Ali had sent 15 kg of RDX but only two kgs were used to trigger the explosions. We are on the lookout for the remaining quantity," Pasricha said.
Blame Pakistan and case solved, Why headline is missing Indian muslims involvement?
Bomb blast was handiwork of Pan-Islamic terrorist.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Whodunit at Malegaon </b>
Kanchan Lakshman
"Hindu extremists" were blamed for Malegaon, but now we know better
With the disclosure by Maharashtra Police that the Malegaon bomb blasts case had been "solved", there is certain clarity now with regard to one of the most intriguing terrorist incidents in recent times.

At least 38 people, including many women and children, died and 297 sustained injuries in the serial bomb explosions at Malegaon in the Nashik district on September 8. On November 27, the Maharashtra Director-General of Police, PS Pasricha, disclosed that two Pakistani nationals, including one Muzammil, manufactured the improvised explosive devices and assembled the four bombs.

<b>"The conspiracy was hatched in Malegaon on May 8 on the occasion of the wedding of Noor-ul-Huda, one of the accused. All eight persons arrested in this case are former SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) members. The RDX was transported from Mumbai to Malegaon in the third week of July (after the 7/11 train bombings), and the bombs were made there,"</b> Mr Pasricha informed the media.

<b>He added that while eight SIMI activists have been arrested in connection with the blasts, an equal number are still at large. Both the Pakistani nationals are yet to be arrested.</b> Mr Pasricha further said that while one of those arrested, Zahid Ali, planted the bomb at Mushawerat Chowk, Huda and his accomplice Raees Rajjab Ali planted bombs in the cemetery.

<b>In the immediate aftermath of the incident, reports mentioned investigations scrutinising the involvement of "some Hindu extremist groups like the Bajrang Dal". </b>It is now certain that they do not have the wherewithal to carry out operations of this scale. Subsequently, the Anti-Terrorist Squad of Maharashtra Police reportedly ruled out the involvement of groups like the Bajrang Dal for two reasons: "RDX is only available to Islamist terrorist outfits. Second, Bajrang Dal activists so far have used only crude bombs, as seen in the blasts at Parbani and Nanded."

<b>The modus operandi of 7/11 and Malegaon now look similar. Police said explosives used in Malegaon were a mixture of RDX, ammonium nitrate and fuel oil - the same assortment used in 7/11.</b>

Muslims - most of whom are reportedly migrant weavers from Uttar Pradesh - constitute the majority of the Malegaon population. "To kill their own" is intrinsic to any terrorist strategy. Across the globe, Islamist terrorists are currently targeting innocent Muslim civilians - Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'> Although, there are no clear linkages, there is a definite pattern of association among the various theatres of jihad across the globe. The spread of disorder and violence are currently being orchestrated by the same forces whose ideological worldview supplements the essential logic and dynamic of their operations.</span>

<b>It is significant to note in this context that Pakistan-backed jihadis in Jammu & Kashmir have killed scores of their own "Muslim brothers and sisters", </b>whose "rights" they claim to be fighting to protect. In fact, nearly 90 per cent of all civilian fatalities inflicted by terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir are Muslims. A parallel was the case in Punjab where 65 per cent of the civilian victims of the "Khalistani" terrorists, who claimed to be fighting for "Sikh rights", were themselves Sikhs.

<b>Same is the case in India's neighbourhood. Sectarian violence between Sunnis and the minority Shia community in Pakistan has claimed at least 2,435 lives between 1989 and 2006</b>. A recent illustration was the suicide attack in Karachi on April 11, when 57 people were killed and over 200 wounded. Virtually, the entire leadership of the Sunni Tehreek, which is of Barelvi orientation, was killed by extremists suspected to belong to the Deobandi school. Ironically, the blast occurred at a stage erected in a park where religious leaders and scores of the faithful were offering prayers at a meeting to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed. And, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, arguably, the most lethal terrorist group in the world, has killed more Tamils than Sinhalese.

Since July 2005, there have been at least six Islamist terrorist attacks outside Jammu & Kashmir, which were, in one way or the other, linked to the milieu of Hindu-Muslim relations. Of these, two targeted Hindu places of worship (Varanasi on March 7, and the earlier failed attack at Ayodhya on July 5, 2005). One was in a Muslim place of worship (at Jama Masjid in Delhi on April 14); another targeted Muslims near a mosque (Malegaon). In addition, there have been two attacks against civilians (on Diwali-eve in Delhi, October 29, 2005 and Mumbai, July 11). More than 300 civilians died in these terrorist attacks, which were clearly meant to engineer instability in the country through a communal polarisation.

<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>The SIMI is only an instrument in the larger stratagem of Pakistan-based Islamist terrorists to weaken India by striking at its perceived "fault lines" and "to pursue the policy of a thousand cuts".Their intent and strategy is "increasingly apparent in a wide range of activities intended to provoke communal confrontations, engineer terrorist attacks, and recruit soldiers for a pan-Islamist jihad in pockets of Muslim populations across India".</span>

During a three-day annual congregation of the members of the Markaz-ud-Da'awa-wal-Irshad at Muridke near Lahore on February 6, 2000, its chief, <span style='color:red'>Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, declared that Kashmir was a "gateway to capture India" and that it was the aim of the Markaz and its military wing, the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, to "engineer India's disintegration". </span>

Such declarations are expressions of pan-Islamist ambitions shared by all Islamist extremist groups operating in the region, and a reiteration of Pakistan's larger strategy of destabilisation beyond the "core issue" of Kashmir. Acts of terror - especially like the one at Malegaon - represent the culmination of years of preparation that are reflected in motivation, mobilisation and organisational development of Islamist extremism.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Death to all </b>
Ghulam Yazdani
Faith-based terror is here but as Malegaon showed, there is no guarantee that innocent Muslims won't be hit. The way out for them: Join fellow countrymen of other faiths to fight Islamist fascists

<b>Malegaon was not the first instance when a mosque or a Muslim shrine was targeted by Islamic terrorists in India</b>. Yet, <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>when it happened, the media and chatterati clubs pretended as if Muslim terrorists can never quite be atrocious enough to kill fellow Muslims. Curiously, they argued so after having grudgingly conceded that Muslim terrorists may kill just anybody. Godhra was a case of mass suicide and Jama Masjid and Malegaon were Bajrang Dal operations! The dementia that has seized our secularist-Communist friends encompasses too many processes of diseased thinking to recall. </span>What must be addressed urgently is that today lopsidedly argumentative polity is today the Establishment.

In today's feature, Kanchan Lakshman, an expert with the Institute of Conflict Management analyses the true nature of jihad in the age of terrorism and points out that there is no evidence that Islamist fascists spare innocents found amidst their faith. The LTTE has killed more Tamilians in Sri Lanka than Sinhalese.Academician Khwaja Ekram, however, reiterates that terror knows no religion.

<b>The Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), which has been found guilty of masterminding Malegaon blasts, is not the only disruptive group involved in such attacks. Various other Islamic and jihadi organisations, with support from ISI and terror groups in Pakistan, have shown scant regard for religious places of any religion and lives of innocent devotees. Such mindless attacks cannot be described as jihad and no religion justifies such bloodshed.</b>

Be it Hazaratbal in Jammu & Kashmir or Delhi's Jama Masjid, or the mosque at Malegaon, none are immune to terror groups. <b>At Malegaon, those who masterminded the blasts timed the attack to have maximum impact possible in two ways: Casualties and inflamed Muslim sensitivities. The day of the attack was Friday and Shab-e-Barat (Night of Salvation), a festival when Muslims visit graveyards to offer nightlong prayers for their dead relatives. The brains behind the blasts also chose the targets carefully. The bombs went off in the Noorani Mosque in the Bada Qabristan (graveyard) area at Malegaon where people had come to pray for the dead. The attack was aimed at creating communal tensions, which fortunately did not occur.</b>

SIMI has a wide network across Indian States. Almost all terrorists arrested recently have links with SIMI, an organisation set up in the late 1970s in Aligarh Muslim University. It had begun as a student wing of the Jamat-e-Islami, but under the influence of Wahabis, the group adopted an extremist ideology and broke away from the parent body. <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Before the ban on it, SIMI boasted of an active membership of 10,000 all over India.</span>

Investigations into the recent terrorist attacks have revealed a growing alliance between jihadi groups operating from Pakistan and Bangladesh with the help of ideological allies. This development signals a new phase of terrorism in India where international terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) and Harkat-ul Jihadi al Islami (HuJI) are likely to exert influence over a small and diffused group of individuals to take up arms against the state in the name of religion.

<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Terror is not the only agenda these groups profess. As revealed in attacks at the Jama Masjid and also at Hindu pilgrim sites in Varanasi and Ayodhya, the primary objective was to trigger communal riots and widen the historical divide and suspicion between communities. The worst manifestation of this policy was the Diwali bombings in Delhi in October 2005. The bombs were timed to go off during the hour of iftar when everybody knew that the Muslims would be indoors and only Hindu revellers would be hit.</span>

On April 14, again on Friday, two blasts immediately after the Arsa namaz injured more than 15 people at Jama Masjid, Delhi. Although, it created initial panic and sent the security apparatus into a tizzy, the Maqrib namaz which followed saw undeterred devotees offer their prayers, and the next day was no exception when there was usual attendance to offer prayers. <b>Shahi Imam Syed Ahmad Shah Bukhari's statement, "Emulate the people of Varanasi, who did not react in anger and defeated the plans of communal forces," helped calm the feelings of the devotees.</b>

The misguided Muslims who claim that their version of jihad is "true" Islam are proving a burden for the Muslim world in general. After the recent terror strikes across India, there have been demonstrations against terrorism by various Muslim groups. In Delhi, the activists of Shia-Sunni Muslim front protested against terrorism by signing with their blood. But Indian Muslims need to do more. They should maintain a strict vigil over members of their community who are increasingly getting influenced by external jihadi elements. Non-Muslims should encourage the liberal Muslims, to come out boldly against Islamist terrorists and criticise the trend of misusing religious freedom and public places of worship for spreading extremism.

According to National Security Advisor MK Narayanan, "faith-based" terrorism was the biggest challenge facing the international community as most groups engaged in violent conflicts "tend to have a radical Islamic visage". Under such circumstances, mere force would not be enough to crush terror.
<b>Five killed in Hyderabad mosque explosion</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - A bomb exploded during Friday prayers at a historic mosque in Hyderabad, killing at least five people, police said.

Another 35 people were injured at Mecca Masjid, the main mosque in Hyderabad.

Police said the death toll could rise and two other bombs were defused in the area.
<b>Nine killed in blast at Hyderabad`s historic Mecca Mosque </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Chief Minister said: "It is an intentional sabotage to disturb the peace and harmony in the state. Anti-social elements want to see that different communities do not live in peace.

"Some inputs were coming in the last two or two-and- half months that some elements were trying to disturb peace. All steps were taken. But still such things do happen." <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Egg on YSR Govt or Sonia Govt.
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I mean, this is Bomb squad personnel examining a suspicious bag, and the guys are not wearing any protective cover, with public just few hunderd meters away.

WTF <!--emo&:thumbdown--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif' /><!--endemo--> <!--emo&:tv--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tv_feliz.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tv_feliz.gif' /><!--endemo-->

Man with black shirt and trouser is just standing with hand inside his pocket <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo--> <!--emo&Rolleyes--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='rolleyes.gif' /><!--endemo-->

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