Islamic Terrorism in India

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Tarun Vijay on hit list of Indian Mujahideen Islamic terrorists

Posted by jagoindia on September 18, 2008


I’ll write, says editor on terror hit list
By: MK TayalDate: 2008-09-16

Tarun Vijay

FORMER Panchjanya editor  and columnist Tarun Vijay, who is on the hit list of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), says he will continue to write, irrespective of the danger to his life.

The editor, who has been pinpointed in the IM mail circulated after the Delhi serial blasts, said he would continue to work and write as before.

“I will continue to work like any other Indian,” he said. Wasn’t he scared that the IM may attack him? “I have just got up from my computer. I am working for the Tricolour,” he said, brushing aside the threats.
The IM  has released a virtual hit list, in which it has held out a threat to many politicians, journalists and police officers for ” harassing” the minorities.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, his deputy RR Patil, Gujarat DGP P C Pandey, additional DGP of Rajasthan A K Jain are on the list as well. The mail also hits out at a prominent English daily for not reporting on Bajrang Dal activities.

Terrorist mail is a hit list

“You (referring to the two politicians) are already on our hit-list and this time very seriously,” the group said in the email, also warning the Mumbai-based Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). In the same tone it issued threats against the Director General of Police (DGP), Gujarat, PC Pandey and Additional DGP of Rajasthan AK Jain for their “false” claims of cracking the terror network in the state. It blamed Pandey for the 2002 Gujarat massacre and the Rajasthan police for attacking Muslims in Jodhpur. The two state police have been challenged to unearth the Mujahideen’s network.

Making a mockery of the policing and terror investigation system, the IM challenged the police to trace the source of the threat mail.

The mail also attacked top media groups for their so-called “biased” approach in reporting terror incidents. The writer of the mail seemed well versed with the incidents as he furnished complete review of each attack as reported by the media. According to experts, the IM seems to be following the lines of Kashmiri militants who used to threaten media groups operating from the state in the initial days of militancy in the Valley. The IM has threatened to target hospitals as well.

Meanwhile, not formally demanding that the Union Home Ministry provide him with security, Vijay is not averse to moving around with commandos.

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