Articles in the Terrorism in India Category
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Courtesy an article by Ronen Bergman, titled “Gilad Shalit and the Rising Price of an Israeli Life“ from the New York Times last week, please read these excerpts that deal with Israel’s stance in hostage situations since the time of Entebbe – which was memorably captured in a book and later a film too (emphasis added):
…During the secret discussions prior to the Entebbe operation, Rabin, who agreed to the mission after much persuasion by intelligence and ministry planners, effectively established the principle that is still followed by all Israeli leaders facing hostage situations: …
Terrorism in India »
Dear All: Opening this thread to discuss Mumbai blasts…
I’m still trying to collect more information and put the pieces together (motive, suspects etc). In the meantime, latest reports suggest 8 killed in 3 separate blasts..Will update this as and when I get some time and fresh information..In the meantime, please share your thoughts and comments below…(pl keep it civil, polite and no blanket abuse please; no personal attacks either; also look at my comments policy under “Disclaimer” if you have not already done so). Please spare a moment to remember …
Current Affairs, Politics and Governance in India, Politics of Minority Appeasement, Terrorism in India »
Very hurried post but getting this out since it has been bothering me since morning. First a bit of background (emphasis added)…
The Supreme Court had in January 2006 dismissed Guru’s appeal against the death sentence after which he filed a mercy petition. A convict on death row can seek clemency from the President, who acts on the cabinet’s advice to arrive at a decision. The plea is processed by the home ministry.
Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on February 23, home minister P Chidambaram had said Guru’s plea had …
Distortions, Misrepresentation about Hinduism, Hindu Dharma, Islam & Terrorism, LeT, SIMI etc., Politics of Minority Appeasement, Terrorism in India »
Sadanand Dhume explains it well. A brief excerpt below (emphasis added):
Simply put, the notion that the radical Hindu threat to India is comparable to that posed by radical Islam is ludicrous. First there’s the question of scale. Alleged Hindu terrorists—not one of whom has been convicted—are accused of bomb blasts in 2007 and 2008 in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra that killed 17 people. According to the South Asia Terrorism Portal, the toll in India from about two dozen radical Islamic terrorist attacks since …
Once again, M J Akbar says it like only he can:
The Urdu paper theory is, in brief, that 26/11 was organised to kill Hemant Karkare, a brave police officer, because he was on the verge of exposing Hindu zealots. This implies that Hindu zealots came to a deal with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, whose leader Hafiz Saeed was so delighted that, with the help of ISI, he armed and trained 10 young men, and sent them on Jihad to India so that Hindu zealots might be protected!
Current Affairs, Terrorism in India »
Kashi – one of my most beloved cities is under has been attacked…once again…
I am still gathering more information but would like to open this thread so that you can share thoughts and comments…
This thread is likely to be continuously updated over the next several hours..stay tuned for more.
Related Post: Anger, tears and despair
*** UPDATE 1 ***
UNBELIEVABLE RT @KVSarmaJ “NDTV anchor just went on air forgetting he was still on air “Tell Ananth not to mention IM mail.” Great!
From Dainik Bhaskar: One girl dead and another device defused; IM …
Terrorism in India »
More than four years ago, I reproduced a post by Bibhasdas on Bharat-Rakshak on my blog…In his post Bibhasdas gave several reasons for not getting upset (following the terrorist attack in Varanasi). Amongst them, he mentioned:
These (terrorist attacks) are regular incidences now-a-days which happens almost at few months interval
State Govt has already fulfilled its duty (by announcing “compensation”)
Central Govt has done its duty (by sending Home Minister to review the situation and file report..)
Rashtrapati has done his duty; he condemed the incidence
Opposition has already done its duty (..called for UP …
Conversions, Missionaries in India, Current Affairs, Debates & Discussions, Development Related, Terrorism in India »
Dear All: It is my pleasure to post this fascinating & thought-provoking guest article by Sanjay that looks into some lesser-known aspects of the killing of Swami Lakshmanananda in Orissa in 2008 and the attack’s links with Maoists and Christianity…Pl read and share. Comments welcome, as always.
*** On Kandhamal, Maoists and Christianity – Sanjay ***
On August 23rd 2008, VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati was murdered leading to the infamous Kandhamal riots which received widespread media coverage with the Sangh Parivar, being the prime accused, being at the receiving end for …
Debates & Discussions, Distortions, Misrepresentation about Hinduism, Indian Media, Politics and Governance in India, Terrorism in India »
Continued from Part-I. Dear All: I am opening this thread to avoid overload of comments on the previous thread. The last few comments have been reproduced here.
Please continue the discussion on this new thread. Thank you.
Comment by Sid:
Just to add some discussion here:
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100730/jsp/frontpage/story_12749135.jsp Note the last para:
“Attacking Hindu terror works fine for us. But taking on Muslim extremism is a very sensitive issue and so we should be careful. Achuthanandan is sounding like the Bajrang Dal and the central party is backing him,” said a senior …
Current Affairs, Debates & Discussions, Distortions, Misrepresentation about Hinduism, Indian Media, Politics and Governance in India, Terrorism in India »
There is a new kid on the block. (S)he is called “Hindutva Terror” (aka “Hindu Terror”). Chances are you have heard the word before; Chances are you have got annoyed, perhaps just a little bit angry and moved on. Chances are you have never paused to think who – and what – is this “Hindutva Terror”? Until a few days ago, I was in the group of people who – when they heard the word – would get a little annoyed, perhaps a little angry and then move on.
Then last …