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<b>He died on the road to Patna</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Prasad was injured in an encounter with Maoist guerillas at Majhoulia village in the Rohas district of Bihar near Patna on April 3.

The police were acting on a tip-off that Yash Kumar, the kidnapped two-year-old son of  defence employee Surendra Singh was being held at Majhoulia. The 50 odd rebels and the police team, led by Prasad, exchanged some 500 rounds of fire before the guerillas escaped unharmed.


Why these dorks call them guerillas? these morons are terrorist.
<b>K.P.S. Gill will now take on Maoists in Chhattisgarh </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Raipur, April 5 (IANS) K.P.S. Gill, whose reputation for putting down the separatist militancy in Punjab in the 1990s earned him the sobriquet of a 'supercop', will now help the Chhattigarh government tackle the Maoist insurgency.

The government has offered the former director general of Punjab Police - considered an authority on counter-terrorism - an annual contract and he has accepted it, said Home Minister Ramvichar Netam.

'His tenure will begin from later this month. The government will fight against Maoists under his expert suggestions and proven strategies,' Netam told IANS.
<b>Retired army personnel to fight Bihar criminals </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Patna, April 5 (IANS) Retired army personnel, who have formed a Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) to fight criminals and Maoists in Bihar, began operations in the state Wednesday.

The SAP, an elite team of experienced soldiers, has joined hands with the state police to intensify combing operations against identified criminal targets
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Fukuyama's take on Islam and Islamists

Hasan Suroor

His prescription: the solution lies not in "fixing" the Muslim world by imposing democracy but in reaching out to alienated Muslims in the West.

CITING A diehard neo-con American academic approvingly in the current debate on Islam might seem like quoting the devil on the scriptures, but that is precisely why what Francis Fukuyama says about the threat from radical Islamists in his new book, After the NeoCons: America at the Crossroads, is significant.

Professor Fukuyama may have fallen out with the Bush administration's version of neo-conservatism but he remains a self-confessed neo-con at heart and therefore his liberal-ish analysis of what is loosely referred to as the threat from "Islam" or Muslim "fundamentalists" is interesting. He questions some key assumptions, which, because they are so widely held and are routinely repeated, are in danger of becoming conventional wisdom.

Quarrelling over labels may sound like quibbling but, as Prof. Fukuyama points out, "terminology is important." The day after the demolition of Babri Masjid I remember arguing with a Delhi-based journalist of a Western news organisation that he was wrong in calling it an act of Hindu "nationalists." For him, it was convenient shorthand to explain a complicated situation to his western readers. Indeed as journalists most of us are guilty of using labels that are, sometimes, misleading even though they serve the immediate purpose of communicating a difficult idea.

The problem arises when it seeps into serious academic and political discourse and is, then, accepted as a fact. If textbooks in India were to start describing the lumpen display of majoritarianism in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, as an act of Hindu nationalists it would be as misleading as portraying 9/11 as an act of Muslim fundamentalists. The communal frenzy that led to the demolition of the Babri Masjid was certainly whipped up in the name of Hindu nationalism for party-political reasons but I doubt if any self-respecting and true Hindu nationalist would justify it. Similarly, 9/11 and the terrorist attacks in Madrid, Bali, and London may have been carried out in the name of Islam but to suggest that all fundamentalist or "radical" Muslims are a potential source of terror is not only misleading but has the effect of conflating the security threat which, in turn, prompts a disproportionate response as the U.S.-British military adventure in Iraq has shown.

To a degree, even if unwittingly, Muslims themselves have contributed to this perception. The initial Muslim reaction to "Islamist" terrorist acts was too slow and late in coming and by the time they got their act together the damage had already been done. Far more damaging, however, is the idea of a pan-Islamic brotherhood to which many Muslims continue to cling on. During a debate on an Indian television channel, recently, a prominent Muslim "leader" insisted that such "brotherhood" existed and that the world's one billion followers of Islam shared a common bond.

Prof. Fukuyama, on the other hand, rightly argues that there is no such thing as a monolithic global Muslim entity though, like other faith groups, Muslims too are moved by what happens to their co-religionists in other parts of the world. The Muslim community is diverse comprising people of different nationalities and distinct social, cultural, and political background; and their worldview is shaped by the milieu in which they live.

Prof. Fukuyama says that to lump them together and label them as a common source of "Islamist" threat is to miss this diversity. But, more critically, it distorts the "threat assessment" and has serious implications for the strategy to deal with it. Much of the Bush administration's post-9/11 strategy, he believes, has been based on a wrong reading of the threat because it presumed that there was a common "Islamic" or "Muslim" enemy out there.

There are "significant" distinctions between different Muslim groups — and between them and ordinary Muslims. And, the professor says, it is important to remember them in order to get a more realistic sense of the "political dimension of the threat posed by radical Islamists."

"Terminology is important," he writes pointing out that there are broadly three categories of Muslim tendencies: "Islamic fundamentalists, Islamists and radical Islamists." And then there are ordinary Muslims.

"Islamic fundamentalists act out of religious motives and seek to revive an imagined earlier and purer form of religious practice. Islamists, by contrast, tend to emphasize political goals and want to bring religion into politics in some fashion, though not necessarily in ways that are hostile to democracy. The Islamist Justice and Development Party in Turkey, for example, was democratically elected and has supported Turkish entry into the European Union. Radical Islamists, or jihadists, like Osama bin Laden emphasize the need for violence in pursuit of their political goals."

Of these three categories, it is only the jihadists who pose a threat and they represent a "distinct minority of Muslims." The view that the threat is "deeply and broadly rooted among the world's more than one billion Muslims" and that in effect America is facing a "World War IV" (after the two World Wars and the Cold War) is grossly exaggerated, Prof. Fukuyama says.

"We are not fighting the religion Islam or its adherents but a radical ideology that appeals to a distinct minority of Muslims," he says. Questioning the view that this ideology derives entirely from Islam, he points out that in fact it "owes a great deal to Western ideas" appealing to the same sort of people who, in an earlier generation, may have gravitated towards fascism.

Muslim religiosity, he says quoting French Islamic experts Gilles Kepel and Olivier Roy, has little to do with the present-day jihadism. "Islamism and its radical jihadist offshoots are the product of what Roy calls `deterritorialised' Islam in which individual Muslims find themselves cut off from authentic local traditions, often as uprooted minorities in non-Muslim lands. This explains why so many jihadists have not come from the Middle East but have rather been bred [like the September 11 conspirator Mohamed Atta] in Western Europe," he adds.

Prof. Fukuyama cites European scholars to de-emphasise the Islamic roots of the jihadi movement and, instead, underline their Western "origins" pointing out that concepts like revolution, civil society, state, and the "aestheticisation of violence" do not flow from Islam but can be traced to the 20th century radical Western ideological movements.

"It is thus a mistake to identify Islamism as an authentic and somehow inevitable expression of Muslim religiosity, though it certainly has the power to reinforce religious identity and spark religious hatred," he says. Proof: "The most dangerous people are not pious Muslims in the Middle East but alienated and uprooted young people in Hamburg, London, or Amsterdam who ... see ideology [in this case jihadism] as the answer to their personal search for identity."

The issues dealing with "Islamist" extremism form only a small part of Prof. Fukuyama's book, which is essentially a critique of Bush-style neo-conservatism. But what he says should prompt reflection not only among the critics of Islam but also among those Muslim "leaders" who insist on espousing the idea of a grand pan-Islamic narrative ignoring the social and cultural differences (the way they dress, the food they eat, the language they speak) that distinguish Muslims from Muslims.

Just because all Muslims worship the same god and kneel towards the same direction when offering namaaz does not mean that these differences disappear. If there was an all-in-one Muslim brotherhood how does one explain the global shia-sunni divide, which has a history of bloodshed and is currently playing itself out so viciously in Iraq; the genocide of Muslims in a Muslim Sudan; the division of Pakistan between Bengali-speaking and non-Bengali Muslims; and other intra-Muslim conflicts arising out of tribal, linguistic, and political differences?

Pointing out that the Muslim world is "a big, diverse place," Prof. Fukuyama warns: "Simplistic theories that attribute the terrorist problem to religion or culture are not just wrong; they are likely to make the situation worse because they obscure the important fissures that exist within the world of global Islam."

He debunks another piece of prevailing wisdom — namely that Western-style democracy is an answer to the problem of jihadi terrorism. For, as he reminds us, the men behind the terrorist attacks in London and Madrid were born and brought up in modern democratic societies and were not alienated by a lack of democracy. Rather, they were alienated by the very nature of modern and democratic cultures in which they lived. His prescription: the solution lies not in "fixing" the Muslim world by imposing democracy but in reaching out to alienated Muslims in the West — not an easy task for those who prefer quick fixes.
<b>Maoists blow up railway station in Gaya </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->CPI (Maoist) activists blew up portions of railway tracks and a halt station on the Gaya-Dhanbad section of Mughalsarai division on Sunday.

The Maoists' action was a bid to enforce the 24-hour Magadh bandh in Bihar to protest against arrest of their leader Guddu Sharma.
The routes of Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express, Howrah-Mumbai Mail, Neelanchal Express, Jodhpur Express, Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express, Shipra Express, Puri Express and a host of other trains have been changed, ECR sources said in Patna on Saturday night<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>3 held with one kg uranium </b>
Syed Zarir Hussain / Guwahati 
Assam Police have arrested three persons for allegedly possessing a kilogram of uranium that they suspect could have been stolen from a Government facility in Meghalaya. They have informed the Atomic Energy officials based in Shillong.

A police spokesman said they had seized a kilogram of powdery substance from a youth in Guwahati on Tuesday with the packet bearing a printed inscription - 'Explosive number 2000/LG/ 27-D' AND 'B/337 Enriched Uranium, Department of Atomic Energy, Directorate of Explosive and Research Centre, Northeast Region, Shillong'.

"On specific information that the youth was in possession of some suspicious powdery substance, a team of police personnel disguised themselves as decoy customers and struck a deal for buying the uranium at a price of Rs 50 lakh," a senior police official said.

Two more youths were arrested later and the three were booked under the Explosives Act. "We are not sure what the powdery substance is. We have sent the packet for forensic examination to ascertain if it is uranium or something else," the official said.

"If the forensic results prove that the powdery substance is enriched uranium and stolen from the Atomic Energy, then it is a very serious thing," the official said. Atomic Energy department officials in Shillong were not immediately available for comments. Police arrested two youths last year in Guwahati with a similar consignment with almost the same inscriptions like the seizure made Tuesday. "The investigating officer dealing that case is now out of station and hence we are not in a position to tell the results of the forensic test," the official said. According to surveys by India's Atomic Energy Department, there could be up to 10,000 tonnes of uranium in Meghalaya's Domiasiat area - by far the largest and richest sandstone-type deposits available in the country.

The ores are spread over a mountainous terrain in deposits varying from eight to 47 meters from the surface in and around Domiasiat, 135 kilometer west of Shillong. After initial operations, the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) was forced to wind up mining in the mid-90s following a string of violent opposition from villagers and other pressure groups in Meghalaya who alleged emission of radioactive uranium was posing serious health hazards.

Uranium is an important mineral ore for making nuclear weapons, with experts saying the untapped reserve at Domiasiat could be a potential resource for India's nuclear research programme.
Bad news for FOSA, FOIL, Sabrang, AID, ASHA, DYFI, SFI, SINGH, CIIS, etc.
PM says Naxalism single biggest internal security challenge
They probably think this is a great oppurtunity.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Only war can quell Maoists </b>
Swapan Dasgupta
The nation should be grateful that wisdom has finally dawned on the UPA Government. Last Thursday, at the conclusion of a two-day conference involving the Centre and the States, the Prime Minister proclaimed Naxalism "the single biggest internal security challenge ever faced by our country."

It took the Government two years to acknowledge what should have been evident from the day the "inner voice" made way for the gentle sirdar. In these two years, the Government allowed an "infantile disorder" - Lenin's evocative description - to escalate into a full-fledged insurgency. Today, the "red corridor" isn't some crazy pipedream of dogmatists who quibble over the virtues of Lin Biao and the Shining Path, it is a near reality.

The Maoists have cast their terror net over an area that covers some 20 per cent of India's forests and districts where 17 per cent of the population of the live. To consider the magnitude of the Naxalite problem you have to keep in mind a contrasting statistic: ethnic and religious insurgencies in the North-east and Jammu and Kashmir affect only three per cent of the population.

Ironically, it was the magnitude of the menace that made the Government look the other way initially. After the UPA Government was installed, its so-called national security pundits, better versed in political surveillance and collecting tittle-tattle from mobile phones than countering terror, evolved a fantastic theory. Since the Naxalites were in a position to influence the outcome in nearly 50 parliamentary constituencies, it would be expedient, they suggested, for the Congress to cut a covert deal with them. After all, it was asserted, the nature of the ramshackle coalition made it necessary to be prepared for an election at all times.

The lessons of history were not learnt. It was the Bhindranwale and LTTE strategy all over again! Consequently, the Andhra Pradesh Government dispatched the Greyhounds to the barracks, declared a cease-fire and began a bout of negotiations that both the Government and the extremists knew was pointless. There was unending talk of addressing the ubiquitous "socio-economic" roots of terror, and bleeding hearts decreed that the antidote to the perversions of Charu Mazumdar was the Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Tribal Bill.

For the Maoists, it was carnival time. They used the respite to set their own house in order and prepare for a long haul. First, even as the Centre abandoned the "unified command" strategy proposed by the erstwhile NDA Government, the Naxalites abandoned their ideological hair-splitting and came together under the banner of the Communist Party (Maoist). The name reflected the new party's deep links with the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) which controls nearly three-fourths of the Himalayan kingdom. Second, the interregnum was used by the Naxalites to develop deep pockets and re-arm. It is estimated by the Delhi-based Institute of Conflict Management that the Naxalites in Andhra Pradesh collected Rs 50 to 60 crore by extortion in the six months of the ceasefire.

Even after the battle was resumed in Andhra Pradesh, the Centre rubbed its hands gleefully as the Naxalite problem was exported to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa-states with NDA Governments. Some six months ago when Chhattisgarh approached the Home Minister with a detailed plan of airborne operations against the Naxalites in the jungles, it was told the suggestion was preposterous. "Talk to them, they are our own boys", the state government was gratuitously informed.

It has taken the Government two years to realise that the Naxalites are no longer content with welfare sops and lectures on land reforms. Promoting development and fighting poverty was never on the agenda of the Maoists. Their target was and remains political power. The assault is not on high landlordism or venal usury. It is an assault on the sovereignty of the Indian State. The Maoists want the Tricolour and the Constitution replaced by the Red Flag and "people's power".

The Maoists have unleashed a civil war. And a war has to be fought militarily. Has the Prime Minister finally realised this?
<b>Naxals kill ten cops in Chhattisgarh</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Demilitarisation of Siachen: 'No', says Army Chief, 'almost through', says NSA </b>
Pioneer News Service | New Delhi
The UPA Government's move for an agreement with Pakistan on demilitarisation of Siachen has not gone down well with the forces. Army Chief General JJ Singh on Thursday said he had conveyed the Army's concerns and views to the Government, adding the process of demilitarisation was not on the horizon.

Making this observation in a media interaction after weeklong Army Commanders' Conference, General Singh said, "we have conveyed our concerns and views to the Government. We expect that composite dialogue between India and Pakistan will take care of these concerns and the decision of the Government will be in consonance with the views projected by us."

General Singh said demilitarisation would be preceded by disengagement and "as far as we are concerned demilitarisation is not in the immediate horizon."

Meanwhile, singing a different tune altogether, National Security Advisor (NSA) M Narayanan said India and Pakistan are "closer" to a "final point" on the Siachen problem and talks are on for finalising modalities for authentication of present troop positions that can pave the way for demilitarisation of the world's highest battlefield.

In an interview to PTI, Mr Narayanan said just a month ahead of official-level talks on Siachen, New Delhi has also asserted that it was keen on having "iron-clad guarantees" from Pakistan to avoid a scenario in which India will have to "reclaim" the positions it now occupies in case a need arises.

"(Agreements on) Siachen and Sir Creek have been on the anvil for a long time. As far as Siachen is concerned, the issue has been as to how do you authenticate the line where they (troops) are," Mr Narayanan said.

Noting that both sides have presented "various options or recommendations", he said "I don't think we have reached the final point but I think we are closer to that."

Mr Narayanan, however said, "in any case, there are a lot of issues to be discussed. There is the entire area of whether we start off in a phased manner. I think it will take a little more time".

Asked about the minimum conditions that India would expect Pakistan to meet, he said, "I don't think we are laying any conditions. The only point is that we are occupying positions on the Saltoro Bridge and if we move back and if for some reason it becomes necessary to go back, it becomes so much more difficult."

He said "we want to avoid any kind of a contingency that we have to try to reclaim something, which we had. So we want certain iron clad guarantees that that would not happen. It is not that we are laying down conditions."

On whether Pakistan has agreed to the authentication of the present ground positions of troops along the 74-km Siachen, the NSA said, "they have not accepted it the way we want it to be authenticated... Some discussions are still going on."

He said the two countries were talking about "specific grid references and on-ground positions. Observing that around the world there are "certain accepted ways to authenticate", Mr Narayanan said, "we want to be clear so that later on somebody will not say this is not what is meant." 

Not sure, why congress again planning to screw India?
When Army Generals are against, why Narayan and Spineless are going against ground reality?
Or they are looking for another Siachien treaty to be broken within 2 weeks.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Naxals blow up Minister’s house </b>
Armed Naxalites blew up the ancestral house of Jharkhand Water Resources Minister Kamlesh Kumar Singh at Kamgarpur village in the State's Palamu district late Thursday night police sources said. Singh was in Ranchi when about 200 Naxalites surrounded the house, asked the inmates to come out before stuffing it with dynamites and blowing it up at the village, 70 km from Palamu town. The incident took place at 9.30 pm.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>SIMI declared unlawful </b>
Staff Reporter | New Delhi
The Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), an organisation of young extremists students, was declared an unlawful association on Friday. The Registrar, Unlawful Activities Tribunal under the unlawful Activites (Prevention) Act 1967, issued the notification regarding the same. The organisation has also been asked to explain within 30 days the reason for not declaring it to be unlawful.
On February 8, Union ministry of Home Affairs also issued a notification in which it was stated that SIMI has been indulging in activities which are prejudicial to the security of the country and has the potential of disturbing peace and communal harmony.

According to senior police officers, the Central Government had earlier constituted the Tribunal comprising Hon'ble Justice B.N Chaturvedi of Delhi High Court for adjudicating whether or not there is a sufficient cause for declaring SIMI as an unlawful association.

The SIMI was formed on April 25,1977 at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi, Professor of Journalism and Public Relations at the Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois, was the founding President of the outfit. It originally emerged as an offshoot of the <b>Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JeIH).</b>

On September 28, 2001, SIMI was proscribed under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), accused of having links with ISI and other "terrorist" organisations worldwide, and of attempting to "destabilise the nation". SIMI is also accused of receiving funds from abroad, especially from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Last year Sonia Gandhi shared stage with Jamaat-e-Islami Hind leaders in Delhi. It means she was supporting terrorism in India against Hindus.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Op_Ed inPioneer, 25 April 2006
<b>Corruption is security threat </b>
Abhijit Bhattacharyya

<b>The "beauty" of India is that most people here are indifferent to subjects that apparently do not affect them directly. What are these "subjects''? Don't be surprised to see the list: "Corruption, recurring death of soldiers in peace time, flight safety, national security", etc. As far as corruption is concerned, the general response is, "So what? Who is not corrupt?"</b>

Similarly, little or no reaction is heard if our soldiers die in Kashmir or the remote Northeast, as if "they are destined to die young, being in the Army!" Worse, hardly any Indian expresses anguish at the rate of death of our soldiers during peace time.

This writer firmly believes that corruption, if ignored any further, will pose the gravest threat to India's national security, endangering the unity and integrity of the country. Why does one take a pessimistic view on a subject that is not unique to India alone?

Though a "universal phenomenon", one must not forget that before 1947, India never existed as an independent nation-state for more than 1,500 years. In fact, there always existed in the body of the subcontinent the seeds of centrifugal tendencies, which for centuries made India a conglomerate of divisive elements.

Just see for yourself some of the latest facts and figures. "In just 28 years, this Government servant minted Rs 12 core." His salary is Rs 18,000 but has "10 bank accounts, Rs 70 lakh of bank and postal deposits, a storeyed commercial complex, industrial shed on 80'x60' site, two storeyed house on 30'x50', two sites of 40'x60' and one 50'x60' site" - all in an urban metro. So, what is the signal for the people of India? "Well, he got a chance, he made use of it. If I get an opportunity, I too shall do something similar?"

If Indian civil servants and civilians can run riot with their perk, pay, promotion and position, should the men-in-uniform lag behind - just to die in the bushes and jungles, ravines and gorges of the remote corners of India! Seen in this light, one is neither surprised nor shocked to find a bunch of senior Indian Naval officers leaking classified information from the war room for pecuniary benefits.

From all accounts, the action of these men-in-uniform amounts to treachery and high treason, thus calling for exemplary punishment. But that perhaps will not be the end of the story. That, in fact, should goad the nation of one million people to start a fresh story: A saga of action; a beginning of a movement to cleanse corruption from the country's bureaucracy.

<b>The canker of corruption has reached an alarming proportion, as can be seen from another case in which an Additional Superintendent of Police was found possessing six houses and three separate plots of land worth Rs five million (though his salary was mere Rs 13,000). </b>

The story percolates down further to a police inspector, a group C officer. What does India do to an inspector (with the salary of Rs 10,000) with a bank deposit of Rs 24 lakh and immovable property worth Rs 2 crore? Nothing!

And, finally, what should the one billion strong Indians do to a Secretary to the Government of India being haunted by the CBI for resorting to illegal trafficking across the border for monetary considerations? What if the same gentleman had earlier been sent to a foreign nation to look after the interests of the Government and the country? Could such person have done his job for the benefit of his country while posted abroad? Is it possible?

These were some instances gleaned from the national newspapers. Have we ever thought as to how would the men-in-uniform react to these reports, while sacrificing their lives for the country? Have Indians noticed there has been a surreptitious, but steady, erosion in the quality of professionalism among the officer cadre of the armed forces?

Why is this happening? It is very easy to brush aside the point by saying that "men-in-uniform, too, hail from the same stock, same society and same country, hence there is nothing special to take note of it if they go astray".

But is that so simple an explanation and so straight forward a solution to the problem? I certainly do not think so. In fact, if Indians fail to tackle the corruption of civil servants, it is bound to spread beyond the civilian life towards the barracks and cantonments of the Indian garrison.

These men-in-uniform may not become overtly dishonest overnight, but are likely to resort to intellectual dishonesty first, thereby affecting the safety, security and prosperity of the country. Obviously, this would be followed by the brazen acts of treachery to fulfil their petty selfish desires - as witnessed by the Naval officers' war room leak to foreign agents.

It is time the country woke up and took some tough corrective measures against corruption. Delay will prove highly damaging.

(The author is an alumnus of the National Defence College of India and the views are his own)
<b>Maoists gun down seven in Aurangabad</b>
While Rahul and other family members are probabily measuring drapes in PM house for a sure move in near future, Varun shows maturity beyond his years.

Naxalism: The threat India overlooks
By Varun Gandhi
If free enterprise is to survive, if India has to remain a parliamentary democracy, then the poison of Naxalism must be countered immediately, otherwise as Naxalism spreads the India we know, would be increasingly threatened by the Red-bully. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>10 injured in Jalandhar bomb explosion</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->At least 10 people were injured when a bomb exploded inside a Punjab Roadways bus in Jalandhar on Friday evening.
The bus, which was on its way to Hoshiarpur from Amritsar after a brief halt, was pulling away from the local bus stand when the explosion occurred.

Khalistan OR Kashmiri OR Pakis ???????????
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Abu Hamza killed in encounter? </b>
Staff Reporter | New Delhi -pioneer.com
A suspected terrorist of Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyeba was killed in an encounter with the police in south Delhi. The suspected terrorist was killed in the encounter with Special Cell sleuths near Gate No. 1 of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in South Delhi, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Karnal Singh. The terrorist has been identified as Abu Hamza and is a Pakistani national.

Acting on a tip off, police had earlier arrested two of the dead militant's associates from Nizamuddin Railway station at around 7 pm and seized a huge cache of ammunition from their possession. The incident occurred at around 9:40 pm when Hamza was to deliver a consignment at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium. Special Cell of Delhi police formed a team and surrounded the spot where the consignment was to be delivered. Though Hamza retaliated but was soon gunned by the police at the spot.

However, police did not deny that Hamza could be one of the Lashkar operatives behind the Delhi blasts that occurred in October 2005. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Ajay Kumar said, " We have recovered four kilograms of RDX, four detonators and Rs 50,000 cash. It is quite evident that they were planning to carry out similar blasts in the Capital that occurred last year. More can be said only after the investigation." Police even said that it is too early to comment on the possibility of Hamza's role in the Delhi blasts.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> www.expressindia.com/full...wsid=67451
<b>Former Army man working for ISI held</b>
Press Trust of India

Kolkata, May 10: A former Army man allegedly working for the Pakistan's ISI was arrested from Jogbani in Bihar on the Indo-Nepal border leading to busting of an espionage ring involved in passing country's defence documents.

<b>Jan Mohd. Mansoori, the former Lance Naik of the Corps of Signals</b>, was arrested on a tip off by the Army intelligence unit and the para-military 19 Seema Suraksha Bal while trying to flee to Nepal on May 5, top Army officials said today.

Mansoori was intensively interrogated at the Eastern Command headquarters here.

"Vital defence documents were found on Mansoori, a resident of Araria in Bihar," Army officials said.
'Bangladeshi infiltration is the biggest threat'

Former IB chief Ajit Doval
Ajit Doval is one of the most decorated officers of the Indian Police Service. He is the first police officer to get the Kirti Chakra, the second highest
gallantry award after the Param Vir Chakra.

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