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Muslim cop who allegedly helped SIMI extremists, facing dismissal

Posted by jagoindia on August 31, 2008

Cop who played SIMI conduit in 2001, faces dismissal charges
Syed Khalique Ahmed
Friday , August 29, 2008

Ahmedabad, August 28 Police constable Haneef Hashim Multani (47) is facing dismissal charges for allegedly helping and providing shelter to SIMI activists during a 2001 meeting in Surat. Multani was last posted at the Rajkot Police Headquarters. The police have now served him a notice and asked as to why his services should not be dismissed.

Rajkot police Commissioner Sudhir Sinha, before whom Multani appeared in person and made verbal submissions in reply to the notice, is likely to pronounce his verdict within a fortnight as per departmental rules.

“The case is now in its final stages and an order is likely to be issued in the next 20 days,” Sinha told Newsline over the phone from Rajkot. At present, Multani is under suspension and withdrawing 75 per cent of his salary as per government rules.

Multani was posted in the Surat Traffic Police when the SIMI organised an educational awareness meeting in the city. The police raided the Rajshree Hall, the venue of the meet even before the meeting began on suspicions that a conspiracy was being hatched there.

The police arrested as many as 123 people belonging to SIMI from the venue. Multani, who had managed to escape, was subsequently arrested, suspended and put in jail for five months.

SIMI activists had said it was an educational awareness meet organised by the All India Minority Education Board. Elsewhere, the court released all the accused, including a university professor, on bail, as the police were unable to recover any incriminating material from their possession.

Multani too was granted bail by the court and reinstated, but transferred to Rajkot. But he did not join for two years and when he finally resumed duty, he was posted to the Rajkot City Police Headquarters, which is generally considered a ‘punishment posting’.

Later, a departmental inquiry was initiated against him for unauthorised absence from duty for 782 days, including the days spent in incarceration.

Treating the charges against him “as proved,” the presiding officer submitted his report to Sinha and the latter issued a dismissal notice, along with a suspension order, four months ago. Sinha said he was aware of the matter and will now take a decision on the report as he has heard the contention of the constable as well.

Sinha further said that while many policemen, including constables, sub-inspectors and inspectors, even in the local Intelligence Bureau are allowed to grow beards, Multani apparently did not seek such permission.

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Limit Muslim migration, Australia warned

Posted by jagoindia on August 31, 2008

Limit Muslim migration, Australia warned
Barney Zwartz
February 16, 2007

The Australian Jewish News yesterday quoted Raphael Israeli as saying Australia should cap Muslim immigration or risk being swamped by Indonesians.

Professor Israeli told the Herald that was a misunderstanding. But he said: “When the Muslim population gets to a critical mass you have problems. That is a general rule, so if it applies everywhere it applies in Australia.”

Professor Israeli, an expert on Islamic history from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has been brought to Australia by the Shalom Institute of the University of NSW. The Australia-Israel Jewish Affairs Council is co-hosting many of his activities.

He said Muslim immigrants had a reputation for manipulating the values of Western countries, taking advantage of their hospitality and tolerance.

“Greeks or Italians or Jews don’t use violence. There is no Italian or Jewish Hilaly [a reference to the controversial cleric Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly of Lakemba mosque]. Why?”

Professor Israeli said that when the Muslim population increased, so did the risk of violence.

“Where there are large Muslim populations who are prepared to use violence you are in trouble. If there is only 1 or 2 per cent they don’t dare to do it – they don’t have the backing of big communities. They know they are drowned in the environment of non-Muslims and are better behaved.”

In Australia, Muslims account for about 1.5 per cent of the population.

Professor Israeli said that in France, which has the highest proportion of Muslims in Europe at about 10 per cent, it was already too late. There were regions even the police were scared to enter, and militant Muslims were changing the country’s political, economic and cultural fabric, and demanding anti-Semitic and anti-Israel policies.

“French people say they are strangers in their own country. This is a point of no return.

“If you are on a collision course, what can you do? You can’t put them all in prison, and anyway they are not all violent. You can’t send them all back. You are really in trouble. It’s irreversible.”

Professor Israeli said that in Australia a few imams had preached violence. “You should not let fundamentalist imams come here. Screen them 1000 times before they are admitted, and after they are admitted screen what they say in the mosque.”

He said some Muslims wanted to impose sharia (Islamic law) in their adopted countries, and when propaganda did not work they turned to intimidation.

Professor Israeli said his task was to describe, not prescribe. He also said his warning did not include immigrants, including Muslims, who simply wanted to improve their lot. As long as they respected the law and democracy, their numbers — Buddhist, Muslim or Jew — were immaterial. It became material when a group accepted violence.

“The trains in London and Madrid were not blown up by Christians or Buddhists but by Muslims, so it is them we have to beware,” he said.

Keysar Trad, of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia, said “Not only religious clerics need to be screened before entering Ausralia but also academics … this type of academic does nothing but create hatred, suspicion and division … We should review not only what the man has said but also those who have sponsored him, to see if they endorse those comments.”

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Islamofascist Shahi Imam threatens: Stop undue harassment of Muslims or suffer

Posted by jagoindia on August 30, 2008

Stop undue harassment of Muslims or suffer: Shahi Imam
Published on Fri, Aug 29, 2008
SPEAKING OUT: The Shahi Imam says the Govt is doing this to buttress the absolute ban on SIMI.

New Delhi: Maulana Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid here, on Friday claimed that investigative agencies are picking up innocent Muslims and charging them in terror cases, particularly to buttress the Government stand for an absolute ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India.

“For the sake of collecting evidence regarding SIMI’s terror links, the investigative agencies have picked up thousands of innocent Muslims as SIMI members and are framing them in cases of recent terror blasts,” Bukhari said while addressing a gathering at Jama Masjid after the Friday prayers.

Earlier this month, a special tribunal lifted the ban on SIMI for lack of evidence. Embarrassed by the orders, the Central Government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the order.

The Supreme Court on Monday extended its interim order putting a six-week stay on the Special Tribunal’s decision to lift the ban on SIMI. The matter will now be heard September 24.

Bukhari, in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has demanded a judicial inquiry into the arrest of a madrassa teacher Mufti Abu Bashar from Azamgarh for his alleged involvement in last month’s serial bombings in Ahmedabad.

“The government should stop undue harassment of Muslims or else we will be compelled to take extreme steps,” said Bukhari.

He said: “The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are two sides of a coin and are involved in harassing Muslims.”

Posted in India, Indian Muslims, Islamofascism, SIMI, Terrorism | 1 Comment »

Kashmir’s azaadi demand is about Islam

Posted by jagoindia on August 29, 2008

Kashmir’s ‘azaadi’ demand is about religion
Yogi Sikand

August 28, 2008
Many Kashmiri Muslims vociferously insist that the demand for independence of Kashmir has nothing to do with religion. Instead, they argue that the conflict in and over Kashmir is essentially ‘political’. What is conveniently ignored by those who make this claim is that religion and politics, particularly in the case of the Kashmir dispute, involving as it does the rival claims of Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-dominated India, can hardly be separated.
As the current spate of violence in both the Hindu-dominated Jammu division and the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley, triggered off by a controversial decision of the state government to allot a piece of land to a Hindu temple trust, so starkly indicates, religion and communal identities defined essentially in religious terms have everything to do with the basic issue of Jammu and Kashmir [Images] and its still unsettled political status.

Kashmiri nationalists, in contrast to hardcore Islamists and the Hindutva brigade, quickly dismiss this point, finding it, perhaps, too embarrassing, afraid of being labelled as religious chauvinists or ‘communal’. But, no longer, it seems, can the crucial role of religion in shaping the contours of the ongoing conflict in and over Kashmir be denied.

That the ongoing Bharatiya Janata Party-inspired agitation in Jammu has marshalled considerable support among the Hindus of Jammu clearly indicates that the political project of Kashmiri nationalists — of a separate, independent state of Jammu and Kashmir — has absolutely no takers among the Hindus (and other non-Muslims) of the state.

Kashmiri nationalists insist that in the independent Jammu and Kashmir of their dreams, religious minorities — Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists — who would account for almost a fourth of the population, would have equal rights and no cause for complaint. Some even boast, without adducing any evidence, of commanding the support of the non-Muslims of the state for their project.

At the same time as they roundly berate the Dogra Raj as a long spell of slavery for the state’s Muslims, they insist that the boundaries of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, as constructed by the same Dogras, against the will of the Kashmiri Muslims, be considered as sacrosanct, as setting the borders of the independent country that they demand.

If, as they argue, Dogra Raj was illegitimate, then surely there is nothing holy about the state boundaries as laid down by the Dogras, bringing Jammu and the vastly different Kashmir valley in a forced union.

If, as they rightly insist, Kashmir was conquered against its will by the Dogras of Jammu, there is no reason why the forced union of the two should continue in the independent Jammu and Kashmir that Kashmiri nationalists dream of, particularly given the Jammu Hindus’ resentment of alleged Kashmiri hegemony, a sentiment shared even by many Jammu Muslims.

Kashmiri nationalists, however, would refuse to recognise this basic contradiction in their argument. The reason is obvious: To do so, to recognise that Jammu’s Hindus (and Leh’s Buddhists) would resist, even to the point of violence, the agenda of an independent Jammu and Kashmir would clearly indicate the obvious but embarrassing fact, that this agenda represents the aspirations and interests largely of Kashmiri Muslims, and is a means to legitimise Kashmir Muslim control over the rest of the state.

The analogy with pre-Partition India is useful. The Muslim League insisted that because the Hindus of India were in a numerical majority, a united, independent India, no matter what safeguards it gave and promises of equality it made to the Muslims, would be dominated by the Hindus, and would, for all its secular and democratic claims, be untrammelled Hindu Raj. Hence their demand for a separate Pakistan.

The Hindus of Jammu and the Buddhists of Leh find themselves in precisely the same position as did supporters of the Muslim League in pre-Partition India, only now the actors have reversed their roles.

Kashmiri nationalists insist they want an independent, united Jammu and Kashmir, just as the Congress did when it talked of a united and free India. And, like the Congress did with the Muslims, they promise the non-Muslim minorities of Jammu and Leh that their rights would be fully protected in this state of their dreams.

Yet, just as many Muslims refused to accept the promises of the Congress, fearing that they would never be honoured, the non-Muslim minorities in Jammu and Kashmir refuse to buy the arguments of the Kashmiri nationalists, which they rightly see as a thinly-veiled guise to justify Kashmiri hegemony.

I have heard Kashmiris, including some of my closest friends, come up with the most ingenious arguments to counter the above point.

‘Kashmiriyat, the teachings of love and peace of our Sufis, unite us all and would ensure that non-Muslim minorities will be safe and protected in a free Jammu and Kashmir,’ some of them say. A laughable claim, unless all Kashmiris suddenly decide to shun the world and trod the mystical path, an unlikely prospect. Sufism is in a rapid state of decline in Kashmir and elsewhere, as is the case with all other forms of mysticism.

Then there is another bizarre argument, which I heard, among others, from none less than one of the chief ideologues of the Jamaat e Islami in Kashmir and a fervent backer of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan, which runs like this: Islam lays down the rights of non-Muslims and insists that Muslims should respect them. The Prophet Muhammad himself did so. So, if Jammu and Kashmir gets freedom and becomes a truly Islamic State, the non-Muslim minorities will have full freedom and equality.

That the Islamists whom he led had hardly done anything to promote anything even remotely approaching that sort of confidence among the state’s minorities — in fact doing almost everything to completely alienate them — did not even cross his mind.

The late Sadullah Tantrey, once head of the Jammu branch of the Jamaat e Islami, even went on to insist, in all seriousness, that ‘Indeed, so happy will the non-Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir be in this independent Islamic state that even Hindus from India would line up to settle in the state.’ I squirmed in my seat as he went on, stunned at his evident ignorance or hypocrisy or, as seemed more likely, both.

I itched to tell him, as I sat before him in his house in Gath, up in the mountains of Doda, that the ‘Islamic State’ hardly outlived the Prophet Mohammed and has been completely extinct ever since; that the fate of minorities in scores of Muslim countries, even those like Saudi Arabia that claim to be ‘Islamic’, was deplorable; that even Mohammed Ali Jinnah had promised full equality to the non-Muslim citizens of Pakistan but that had not prevented them from being reduced to virtual second-class citizens; and that, simply put, he was lying or else living in a fool’s paradise. I kept my mouth shut, however. After all, I was there to learn what his views were, not to preach.

Clearly, any forced union of the disparate nationalities in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a separate, independent state that Kashmiri nationalists champion (as now do even some Kashmiri Islamists, former passionate advocates for union with Pakistan who, flowing with the tide, have realised that their earlier stance has increasingly few takers among Kashmiris, given their mounting disenchantment with Pakistan) would be a sure recipe for civil war. The current agitation in Jammu is ample evidence of that. It is time, therefore, that pro-‘Azadi’ Kashmiri leaders admit this publicly.

This is not, however, to plead the case for the division of the state, as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been advocating, for surely that would further harden communal boundaries and rivalries in just the same way as would the project of an independent Jammu and Kashmir. Rather, it is to recognise and publicly acknowledge the very plural character of Jammu and Kashmir, and the concerns and sensitivities of all its peoples, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others.

Dr Yogi Sikand is the editor of Qalandar, an electronic magazine on Islam-related issues, and also the author of several books on the subject.

Posted in Hindutva, India, Islam, Islamofascism, Jammu, Kashmir, Minorities, Muslims, Must read article, Non-Muslims, State, Terrorism | 3 Comments »

Pakistan procuring paper from London to make fake Indian notes

Posted by jagoindia on August 29, 2008

RBI to withdraw 1996, 2000 currency notes

Pak procuring paper from London to make fake Indian notes
29 Aug 2008, 0041 hrs IST, Pradeep Thakur & Vishwa Mohan,TNN

NEW DELHI: With Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh proving to be active partners in probing fake Indian currency notes (FICN) related cases, India has recently traced Pakistan’s London connection in printing and circulation of counterfeit notes.

Although the role of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI in printing and circulation of FICN has never been a secret, sleuths recently found that the spy agency had, of late, impressed upon the government in Islamabad to import additional currency-standard printing paper from companies located in London to pursue its nefarious designs in India.

Referring to recent probes done in coordination with sleuths of Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials pointed out that Pakistan has been procuring currency-standard printing paper in huge quantities from London-based companies — much higher than normal requirement of the country for printing its own currency — for diverting it to print FICN.

This is, however, only one aspect of Pakistan’s direct involvement in the FICN racket which is being carried out by using the network of underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim not only in India but also in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal in close association with different terror outfits. The ISI has, in fact, been using state air-carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to transport counterfeit currency to its conduits in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, sources in investigating agencies said.

The modus operandi of the ISI was revealed by two Nepali counterfeit currency traffickers who were arrested by Thailand police in October last year. During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they were working for a prominent Nepali businessman who was the son of a former minister in King Gyanendra’s regime. “The fact that Nepali territory is being used by Pakistanis to smuggle counterfeit currency is well known. The first such expose was made when Pakistani diplomats were caught distributing FICN in Nepal,” an official said.

Recent arrests made in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh also pointed to Pakistan’s connection in the circulation of FICN.

One Naushad Alam Khan, arrested in Dhaka on April 24 with FICN worth Rs 50 lakh, had admitted his direct link with HuJI (Bangladesh) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan. It was found that both Khan and Hannan had fought for Taliban in Afghanistan.

Sri Lankan police had arrested two Pakistani nationals and a local in Colombo and seized a large amount of counterfeit Indian currency from them on July 8. It was found during the probe that both of them had arrived from Karachi.

All those arrested in neighbouring countries had also disclosed that the ISI had been using its printing facilities in Quetta, Baluchistan, to print FICN before transporting it to different countries for its onward push into India.

Besides Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, counterfeit currency is also sent to Thailand before it finally makes its way to India using the south-east Asian network of Dawood.

Posted in Bangladesh, Britain, Dawood Ibrahim, Financial terrorism, HUJI, India, Intelligence Agencies, ISI, Islamofascism, Pakistan, Terrorism | 1 Comment »

ISI planning super terrorism in India – must read

Posted by jagoindia on August 29, 2008

ISI expands network from J&K to South; talks ‘super terrorism’

Terror groups backed by Pakistan’s ISI could use chemical, biological, nuclear or radiological weapons against India initiating a form of “super terrorism”, warns a Union Home Ministry report.

With ISI spreading its tentacles in the country from Jammu and Kashmir to down South, the report spoke of active terror modules mushrooming in Bihar, Assam and West Bengal where the sleeper cells have been assigned with specific targets.

In its section on terror groups and weapons of mass destruction, the report said “super terrorism in this perspective can be defined as projected future use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons by terrorist groups.”

The report said Indo-Nepal border in Bihar is being used for smuggling of arms, explosives, fake currency into the country, while the agency was focusing on Uttar Pradesh to fund Madrasas and recruit youngsters for subversive activities.

South India too is an important part of the overall ISI game-plan since it is being targeted to recruit unemployed youths.

The report also mentions that ISI is trying to revive Punjab militancy and form new anti-India groups in the state.

While Maharashtra has been a victim of underworld gangs which have strong links with ISI, the report mentions that the Pakistan agency was also trying to liaison with the underworld in Gujarat and are using the coastal line for transporting arms and drug running operations.

Posted in Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, home grown terrorists, India, Intelligence Agencies, ISI, Islamofascism, Maharashtra, Must read article, Nepal, Pakistan, Punjab, South India, State, Terrorism, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal | Leave a Comment »

Maoists seek linkages with Muslim extremists (Comment)

Posted by jagoindia on August 29, 2008

Danger signals: Maoists seek linkages with Muslim extremists (Comment)
August 25th, 2008 – 11:52 am ICT by IANS

Naxalites of the Communist Party of India Maoist (CPI-Maoist) have condemned the extension of the proscription on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), which has been involved in a series of bomb blasts in India. According to media reports, Azad, spokesperson of the Central Committee of the CPI-Maoist, said “it was a reiteration of the (government’s) policy to continue its brutal war on Muslims”.In another statement, Azad also condemned what he called the “double standards of the Indian ruling classes in Kashmir”. He called upon Kashmiri Muslims to “fight back Hindu fascist forces and Indian expansionists”.

The CPI-Maoist has always held the secessionist insurgencies in Jammu and Kashmir and India’s northeast as well as the Tamil Tigers’ war against the Sri Lankan state as “nationality struggles”. At its Unity Congress (also known as 9th Congress) towards the end of January 2007, the CPI-Maoist passed a resolution on ‘Nationality Struggles’, another on ‘Nationalities’, and yet another resolution on ‘Hindu Fascism’.

While it extended support to the secessionist-terrorist movement in Jammu and Kashmir, terming it a nationality struggle, it also said: “The Indian state too has targeted Muslims, branding them ‘terrorist’. After 9/11 and the (Indian) parliament attack, Muslims were targeted once again… Our party is willing to unite in a broad front with all the genuine democratic forces which would be willing to fight back the Hindu fascist offensive.”

In the past, too, with a view to winning the support of the Muslim community, the Maoists sought to convey that they empathise with them. For instance, in 2005, the then Andhra Pradesh State Committee Secretary of the CPI-Maoist extended “moral support” and condemned the arrest in Hyderabad of an accused in the murder of a Gujarat politician.

The current statement relating to the proscription of SIMI could be understood by considering the following. One, it is an attempt to win over the support of the Muslim community and thus broaden their base. Two, the Maoists are making common cause with SIMI by condemning its proscription as they too are a proscribed organisation in some states; they are also banned by the central government under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Three, and more importantly, this should be seen in the context of the Maoist tactic of making common cause with any organisation or body that opposes the Indian state either through peaceful means or violently. This is part of the United Front tactics of the Maoists.

According to classical understanding, a Communist party should have three “magic weapons”: strong party, strong army and United Front. According to the CPI-Maoist, they would form two types of fronts: Strategic United Front (SUF) and Tactical United Front (TUF).

In other words, the former refers to joining forces with similar armed groups whereas the latter points to forming alliances with legitimate, overground unarmed groups. As yet, there is no indication to suggest that the CPI-Maoist has formed SUF; but the intention has been made loud and clear.

The working of the TUF is clearly in play at present. As a senior police officer (who was earlier with the anti-Naxalite Special Intelligence Branch in Andhra Pradesh) told this author in July, a TUF serves the Maoists’ agenda in the following ways:

* To consolidate various ‘anti-imperialist’ struggles and bring them on to one platform on the basis of a common working understanding;

* To expand the reach of the Maoists to various sections of society by building contacts with them;

* To expand overground cadre strength, thoroughly indoctrinate them, and then completely incorporate them into organisational work, especially in urban areas;

* Poach partners for potential leaders and ideologues;

* Serves as a good cover from the long arm of the state;

* Essentially being a political activity, it reinforces military activities, i.e., armed struggle.

The CPI-Maoist has a front organisation known as Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), which has been proscribed by the central government. Some of its key leaders and units are known to be functioning in various states.

The RDF was the prime mover behind the formation of the People’s Democratic Front of India (PDFI) that was founded in July 2006. Its members include Medha Patkar, Nandita Haksar, S.A.R. Geelani, B.D. Sharma, P. Varavara Rao and Darshan Pal.

Some of its constituent organisations include Samyukta Sangram Committee (West Bengal), Indian Federation of Trade Unions, All India Federation of Trade Unions, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Daman Virodhi Manch (Orissa), Jharkhand Progressive Students Union — an affiliate of the All India Radical Students Federation (AIRSF).

It is important to closely monitor the linkages that overground Maoist groups and individuals might seek to form with Muslim groups. These links would not threaten the security of the country but can serve as a headache that can best be avoided.

(P.V. Ramana is Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He can be contacted at

Posted in India, Islamofascism, Maoists/naxalites, Terrorism | 1 Comment »

Ganesha devotees now insured against islamic terrorism!

Posted by jagoindia on August 29, 2008

For first time, Ganesha devotees are insured

Devotees to Lalbaug Ganesh pandal will be insured by Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal as part of anti-terror plans

Posted On Friday, August 29, 2008
Santosh Andhale,

Last year, 80 lakh devotees paid obeisance to Lalbaugcha Raja

For the first time in the city, every devotee coming to the famous Lalbaug Ganesh pandal will be insured as part of the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal (LRSGM)’s anti-terror plans.

The mandal has also insured the Rs 2.75 crore set that will form the background of the city’s most famous Ganesh pandal. This year’s Ganesh festival has been in the news for security concerns rather than the decorations and the height of the idol.

After terror threats, all Ganesh mandals are taking a serious initiative for security. Police have held meetings with the mandal and have also given special instructions to all mandals about extra precautions to be taken this time. After instructions from the police, many mandals have installed metal detectors.

The LRSGM has installed 50 CCTV cameras and metal detector at every entry point to the pandal. Police have already been stationed at the premises even during the construction of the set. The mandal has appointed 30 homeguards for security, apart from the 3000-odd volunteers who will take care of the queues.

Every year, nearly 80 lakh devotees, including VIPs, film celebrities, politicians and senior government officials visit this pandal. This will be the 75th year, due to which there is a special set to house the Ganesh created by  Bollywood art director Nitin Desai.

Breaking its 74-year-old tradition, the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal will have a background set this year. The mandal will pay around Rs 3 lakh as premium to provide an insurance cover to visitors for the first time.

“The mandal approached us to insure the decoration set and insurance for the devotees who are in the premises of the pandal,” said J K Vora, a agent of Bajaj Allianz Insurance company private limited which provided the insurance.

Special queue for pregnant women
Since expectant mothers seek the deity’s blessings for the unborn child, the mandal has decided to allow a separate queue for pregnant women. “Expectant mothers have been seen standing in the queue for 10 to 14 hours,” said Raju Lanjwal, treasurer of LRSGM.

“We have taken every possible step we can for the security of the visitors. We have taken the guidance of the police for security measures. Since we did not want to take any risk, we have insured the devotees and set,” said Sudhir Salvi, secretary of LRGSM.

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SIMI uses ingenious methods of communication to evade police

Posted by jagoindia on August 29, 2008

How Simi avoided being tracked by the police
Harish Chandra Singh
Friday, August 29, 2008 04:40 IST,

JAIPUR: The proscribed Students Islamic Movement of India (Simi) used ingenious methods of communication to evade tracking by security agencies. And that was one of the main reasons why investigating agencies took so long to detain Simi leaders, said an official related to the investigations.

Usually intelligence agencies track electronic or phone records to tap suspects.
However, in case of Simi this method failed initially.

The email system used by Simi members was a unique one. The top brass of Simi knew each other’s email login and passwords. Instead of sending an email, they would open the email account of the would-be recipient, paste the message and then close the account. The recipient would open his account and could check the message. As no mail was sent, through any server, it was near impossible to track the communication.

This method of communication using the Web first came to light after the arrest of an ISI agent in Jaipur. During interrogation he revealed that ISI used this method to send messages. This clue can give new way to the police investigation. In case of mobile phones, investigating agencies and police faced hurdles. Ahmedabad police searched thousands of mobile phone calls but did not get proper leads. The answer to this baffling problem came only with the arrest of Sajid Mansoori, the main accused in the Jaipur serial blasts. During interrogation he told investigating agencies that he would rarely use a mobile phone. And especially after the arrest of Simi members in Indore he never used a mobile phone. Whenever required he would use a public phone or the mobile phone of an acquaintance. The medical intern of Kota who had been interrogated during investigation had informed the investigating agencies that Sajid Mansoori alias Saleem had used his mobile phone for communicating with his accomplice. More than one lakh phone calls had been searched by investigating agencies to track the terrorists behind the blasts, but only a few of them were found suspicious, said an official of a central intelligence wing who is involved in the investigation. In Jaipur alone the special investigating team (SIT) had searched details of 15,000 phone calls.

Simi also used traditional methods of communication such as sending messengers. The messages would be broken up and sent in bits using code words in such a manner that it is difficult to connect all pieces to prove it, he said. Meanwhile, Shahbaz Hussain alias Shanu, the main co-conspirator of the Jaipur serial blasts fabricated his answers around Simi and national level issues and did not disclose anything related to the May 13 blasts in Jaipur during interrogation by the police on Wednesday.

The police are also allowing him to take his time. Calculating on the basis of 15 days per case his remand can be extended up to four-and-a-half months in the nine cases pending against him. Investigative agencies interrogated Shahbaz on Wednesday but he did not accept blame for the Jaipur blasts and pleaded innocence, said an investigating official. Shahbaz was brought to Jaipur from Lucknow on Monday.

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1996, 2000 currency notes to be withdrawn because of Islamic terrorism

Posted by jagoindia on August 29, 2008

RBI to withdraw 1996, 2000 currency notes
28 Aug 2008, 1108 hrs IST,TIMESOFINDIA.COM

NEW DELHI- The Reserve Bank of India has issued orders for the withdrawal of all currency notes of years 1996 and 2000 in a bit to contain the fake currency racket. ( Watch )

The withdrawal will take place by January 2009.

The decision was made after a multi-crore fake currency scam was unearthed in Uttar Pradesh.

Notes of denomination 10, 20, 50 and 100 are to be withdrawn by the RBI. Counterfeit notes are largely of the 1996 and the 2000 series. Crude attempts have been made to breach the 2005 series also.

New series of currency notes will have increased security features.

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