Islamic Terrorism in India

Most Muslims are not terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims

Pakistan to ban LeT front organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa

Posted by jagoindia on December 10, 2008

This is just an eyewash to to deceive all.  Jamaat-ud-Dawa will take on another name and conduct its jhadi business as usual.

Pakistan to ban LeT front organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s ambassador to UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon said that Islamabad will ban Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front of the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), according to Times Now.

The move comes a day after India urged the UN Security Council to declare it as a terrorist outfit.

Hussain Haroon said that banks accounts of Jammat would be ceased.

Earlier on Tuesday, Indian minister of state for external affairs E Ahamed also asserted that the country from where the terrorist attack originated and was planned should take immediate steps to stop their operations, an IANS report said.

“The Jamaat-ud-Dawa and other such organisations need to be proscribed internationally and effective sanctions imposed against them,” Ahamed told the 15-member Security Council, which held a debate on ‘Threats to international peace and security cause by terrorists’.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is the public name of LeT, which was banned in 2002. India and the US have said that the LeT and its leaders were involved in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

India in a letter on Friday had formally asked the Security Council to declare Jamaat-ud-Dawa as a terrorist outfit.

It also demanded that its leader Hafiz Mohammed Saeed be placed under the Security Council list of global terrorists.

No other details of the letter was, however, immediately available.

The November 26 Mumbai terrorist attacks dominated the proceedings of this special meeting of the Security Council, wherein member nations not only condemned the heinous attack, but also underlined the need to bring those responsible for it to justice.

Ahamed said: “Their (terrorists) country of origin needs to take urgent steps to stop their functioning. A message must also go out that perpetrators of terrorist acts must be brought to book and not given sanctuaries in some states.”

India has maintained that the 10 terrorists who struck Mumbai had come from Pakistan.

Referring to the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, which India tabled in 1996, the minister said this needs to be adopted immediately to provide a framework of international law against terrorism.

“This cannot be held hostage to definitions while terrorists continue to take innocent lives,” he said.

Without mentioning Pakistan in his speech, Ahamed said when actions of terrorist groups are used to serve the political interests of states, a deadly combination emerges.

Briefing the members of the Security Council about the terrorist attacks, Ahamed said a group of 10 terrorists from the global terrorist organisation LeT reached Mumbai in the evening of Nov 26.

“The group divided themselves into four smaller groups and proceeded to pre-selected targets which included a café, popular with Indian and foreign tourists, and two major hotels. Each terrorist was armed and equipped with AK rifles, pistols, grenades, explosives and communications.

“The terrorist attack was conducted like a commando operation indicating that the perpetrators had received professional training both generally as well as specifically regarding this attack itself,” he said.

The terrorists were indoctrinated with ruthlessness and barbarity – innocent passengers including women and children were indiscriminately sprayed with bullets at a busy railway station and public places, and hostages were taken in the hotels who were subsequently massacred, the minister noted.

It is significant that this was the first terrorist attack in India where foreigners were specifically segregated and targeted, he said. As many as 179 people including 26 foreigners lost their lives, while 296 people including 22 foreigners suffered injuries in the attack, which was designed to kill and maim as many people as possible, the minister said.

“Nine terrorists were killed in the action taken by our security forces while one of them was apprehended. His interrogation has revealed that they were trained in Pakistan and were launched from a ship from Karachi. They travelled into Indian waters, took control of an Indian boat, killing the crew. Thereafter, they came to Mumbai to cause mayhem and murder,” Ahamed said.

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