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Most Wanted Islamic Terrorists of India

Posted by jagoindia on April 20, 2012

Most wanted names of terror world
New Delhi, April 03, 2012

Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the man blamed for organising the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, may have to think twice before he brazenly moves around in Pakistan and delivers hate speeches against America and India. The United States has offered a $10 million reward for the militant leader who makes frequent public appearances in Pakistan.

Under a scheme called Rewards for Justice, the United States pays out bounties for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a named suspect. American bounties have helped in breaking the ranks of terrorist organisations and led to the capture of terror leaders. India, too, has its list of most wanted terrorists.

Dawood Ibrahim

The don of Mumbai and India’s most wanted man. Dawood, and his brother Anis, allegedly masterminded India’s worst bombings, which killed at least 250 people and wounded more than 700 in Mumbai in 1993. The son of a police constable, Dawood runs a billion-dollar vice empire spanning gambling, drugs and prostitution. In October 2003, the United States designated Dawood as a global terrorist with links to Islamist militant groups al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba. His daughter is married to the son of legendary Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad. Dawood has not been seen in public for years–Indian authorities don’t even have a recent photograph of him–but he still runs his criminal empire.

Illyas Kashmiri

Kashmiri, labeled a “specially designated global terrorist” by the US, is suspected to have played a key role in training and arming the terrorists who attacked Mumbai in 2008. Kashmiri, an al-Qaeda member, was indicted in a US court in Chicago with American David Headley for allegedly plotting to attack a Danish newspaper that had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Headley pleaded guilty over that plot and to scouting targets in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Kashmiri was reported killed in a US drone strike in northwestern Pakistan in June 2011.

Syed Salahuddin

He is commander of the Hizbul-Mujahideen, the biggest Kashmiri terrorist group and at the forefront of the terror campaign in Kashmir. He claims that he turned to militancy after he lost an election for the Kashmir legislative assembly in 1987, which he alleges was “massively rigged” by India. He lives in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and regularly lashes out against peace talks between New Delhi and Islamabad. The Hizbul has been crushed in Kashmir, and Salahuddin himself admitted this week that his group had beat a “tactical retreat”.

Maulana Masood Azhar

He came into the international spotlight in December 1999 when India was forced to free him from jail along with two other militants, in exchange for the release of crew and passengers of an Indian Airlines plane that had been hijacked from Kathmandu in Nepal and taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan. He became a leader of the Pakistani militant group Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. In 1994 he was captured in Kashmir, and tried for terrorism. He spent six years in jail until he was sprung by the hijacking. Azhar formed Jaish-e-Mohammad in 2000 after returning to Pakistan. Jaish was banned by Pakistan, along with Lashkar-e-Taiba-and several other groups in 2002, and Azhar was put under house arrest, only to be freed by a Lahore court 10 months later.

Memon brothers, Ibrahim and Yakub

The Mumbai gangsters are accused of organising the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. The brothers and their families are now believed to be in hiding in Pakistan. Ibrahim, aka Tiger Memon, was reported to be in Karachi in 2003. Black Friday, the movie based on journalist S Hussain Zaidi’s book, gives a glimpse into how the brothers carried out the 1993 blasts.

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13-year-old Muslim student slits teacher’s throat and stabs her to death in Chennai

Posted by jagoindia on February 10, 2012

Chennai boy ‘slits teacher’s throat and stabs her to death in classroom’
Source SIFY Feb 09, 2012

Chennai: A 42-year-old teacher was allegedly murdered by a 15-year-old class IX student at a private school in North Chennai because the student was apparently “angry” at the teacher for “scolding” him.

The teacher, Uma Maheshwari, who teaches science and Hindi at the St Mary’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, was found stabbed in her stomach with slash wounds on the throat inside the classroom.

The students in the school — located on Armenian Street in Parry’s Corner — saw the teacher in a pool of blood and informed the superiors.

News reports say the student walked in when the classroom was empty during post-period sessions and attacked her with a knife.

The teacher died from the wounds before she could be taken to a hospital.

The boy is currently being questioned under police custody.

Class 9 student stabs teacher to death

AGENCIES | Chennai, February 9, 2012 19:28

Chennai, on Thursday bore witness to an unprecedented tragedy – a class 9 student stabbed to death his teacher in a Chennai schools for complaining to his parents about his poor academic performance. Student violence of this nature does not have too many precedents in India and many see in this as a reflection of the falling respect for teachers in the country.

Mohammed Irfan of St. Mary’s Anglo-Indian School killed Uma Maheswari, who taught Hindi and Science, in the classroom. The act was premeditated as he had smuggled a knife into the school for the purpose, said a visibly shaken Father A. Bosco, school administrator. Maheswari, a mother of two, raised an alarm when Irfan started stabbing her but before others could come to her rescue she bled to death. She was rushed to the Government General Hospital where doctors declared her dead.

While the event is tragic, many do not see it as unexpected, given the media attention given to the lapses of teachers in the recent past. “It is shocking, but it was expected to happen given the attitude of the parents and the media towards school teachers,” K.B. Sreevidya, education officer, Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial School said.

“When we were in school our parents respected the teachers and did not get angry when our mistakes were pointed out and corrective actions were suggested. Caning of students was prevalent then and no parent complained against the teachers,” she added.

She said in contrast, teacher are nowadays hauled up in police stations for punishing the students and the media highlights the incidents, which emboldens the students further. Sreevidya added that the absence of moral instruction periods in school nowadays is also a factor for the indiscipline among students. According to her, disturbed students will avoid eye contact with teachers, and act very obediently, whereas an entirely opposite picture will be presented towards school/class mates.

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Six Islamic Terrorists Arrested Over Pune, Delhi, Bangalore Attacks

Posted by jagoindia on December 2, 2011

Six men arrested by Delhi police over India attacks
1 December 2011

Police in the Indian capital Delhi say they have arrested six people in connection with a series of countrywide attacks last year.

The men belong to the Indian Mujahideen group which has been blamed for dozens of bomb attacks throughout India, the police said.

A Pakistani man, suspected to have links to the outlawed radical group Jaish-e-Muhammad, is also being held.

Police say they are seeking another man in connection with the blasts.

The six men, who were detained in Delhi, Bihar and Chennai, are “all members of the Indian Mujahideen terror modules”, a statement issued by the Delhi police said.

The men were suspected of involvement in the attacks last year on a bakery in the western city of Pune, a stadium in the southern city of Bangalore and a shooting incident near Delhi’s Jama Masjid mosque, the statement said.

Rifles, cartridges, pistols and explosive material had been seized, it added.

The blast at the German bakery in Pune in February 2010 killed 17 people and injured 56. It was the first major bombing in India after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

At least eight people were injured when a bomb exploded outside a cricket stadium in Bangalore in April last year.

And two foreign tourists were injured after gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a bus near the Jama Masjid mosque, a popular tourist site, in Delhi last September.

The United States has put the Indian Mujahideen on its list of foreign terrorist organisations, saying that the group was responsible for dozens of bomb attacks throughout India in the last six years.

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Genital Mutilation Among Indian Muslim Women

Posted by jagoindia on December 1, 2011

Uproar over Female Genital Mutilation: Bohra Muslim woman activist launches campaign on Facebook to ban practice

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Kerala: Islamic terrorists’ own backyard in India

Posted by jagoindia on October 17, 2011

Kerala: Now terror’s own backyard in India

July 1, 2011

Vicky Nanjappa reports on how Kerala, populary known as God’s own country, is now a haven for hawala transactions and the perfect breeding ground for terrorists

According to the Union home ministry, the annual remittance through hawala channels into Kerala is a whopping Rs 20,000 crore. This figure tells the story of a state, which has today become a hub for extremists.

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Kerala IGP’s Islamic Terror Links

Posted by jagoindia on September 30, 2011

NIA Nails Kerala IGP’s Terror Links
By Jeemon Jacob
Dated 10 Sep 2011

THE NATIONAL Investigation Agency (NIA) has established that Kerala Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tomin J Thachankary hobnobbed with several persons linked to terror outfits during a visit to Doha in March 2010. The 1987 batch IPS officer has always been in the news. A report in TEHELKA (NIA probes point to Kerala as new hub of terror funds by Shahina KK, 17 July 2010) had shown the state to have a disproportionate share of six out of 14 cases being looked into by the apex agency, the most sensitive being that of ‘an IPS officer’.

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Kozhikode Twins Blasts: Two Islamic Terrorists Found Guilty, Sentenced For Life

Posted by jagoindia on September 19, 2011

Kozhikode Blast: T Naseer, Aide Sentenced For Life
PTI | Kochi | Aug 12, 2011

In the first judicial verdict in an NIA investigated case, a court today sentenced suspected LeT militant T Naseer and another accused to life imprisonment on charges including sedition in the 2006 Kozhikode blast case.

The quantum of punishment was pronounced by the National Investigating Agency court judge S Vijay Kumar, a day after Naseer and Shafas were found guilty.Two others were acquitted.

Naseer was handed down three life terms and Shafas two life sentences under Section 18 and Sect 16(1) of the Unlawful Activities (prevention act) and Sect 4(b) of the Explosives Substances Act.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1.60 lakh on Naseer and Rs 1.10 lakh on Shafas. Both were awarded two years imprisonment each under Sect 124(A) of IPC (sedition) and two years each under Sect 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot).

The sentences would run concurrently, the court held.

Two policemen and a porter were injured in the Kozhikode blasts.

The judge ordered the accused to do physical labour and that they be given vocational training and permitted to have reading material in vernacular language relating to patriotic persons.

NIA counsel said this was a grave crime and no leniency should be shown to the accused. As far as India was concerned, the twin blasts in a city was a very serious crime.

Citing Supreme Court rulings, he said the impact of offence was on the whole society. Peace of the society had been disturbed by exploding bombs. It creates fear in society and so no leniency should be shown.

NIA Chief Investigating officer of the case and NIA SP, T K Rajmohan, told PTI that after formation of NIA in 2009, this was its first case in the country in which a judgement was delivered.

NIA is probing 22 cases across the country, of which seven related to Kerala, the official in charge of NIA cases in Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep said.

About 58 prosecution witnesses were examined by the NIA.

Naseer and Shafas were arrested by Meghalaya police at the state border while trying to cross over to Bangladesh in February 2010 and later handed over to NIA.

The two were found guilty of criminal conspiracy, creating disaffection toward government and religious enmity and charges under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

‘Planting of bombs and explosion constitute terrorist act. After the blast, people were evacuated and buses were removed’. The accused also wanted to promote enmity between different groups on grounds of caste or community, disharmony or feeling of enmity, the court held.

The bomb first exploded in a garbage dump at the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus station and soon after at a nearby drain.

After the judgement was delivered amid tight security, Naseer walked upto the NIA counsel and handed him a copy of the Quran, saying ‘thanks for handing me the sentence’.

Naseer is also an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts case, in which two persons were killed and 20 others injured.

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NIA files chargesheet against 24 Kerala Islamic terrorists for training Kerala youth for terror

Posted by jagoindia on September 17, 2011

NIA files chargesheet against 24 for training Kerala youth for terror

TNN Feb 16, 2011

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The National Investigation Agency today filed chargesheet in the Kashmir terror recruitment case in which youth from Kerala were indoctrinated and recruited for jehadi traning by Lashkar-e-Taiba agents.

The chargesheet which was filed in a designated court in Kochi lists 24 accused. The main accused is K V Abdul Jaleel, who hails from Kannur. He is said to be an activist of the ultra-Islamic National Development Front which later merged to form the Popular Front of India. Some of the other accused named by the NIA are Pakistan national Wali Abdul Rahman and Sarfraz Nawaz, a keralite. Both of them were LeT operatives.

The chargesheet claimed that the conspiracy behind the terror recruitment extended beyond Indian borders and had links with some of the neighbouring countries. The youth were weaned away from their
homes in the guise of religious training and taken to places like Hyderabad where they were introduced to jehadi literature.

The terror trail came to light after the death of four Malayalee youth in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir in October 2008. They were identified as Mohd Fayaz of Kannur, Abdul Rahim of Malappuram, Rimon alias Mohd Yasin – a convert from Christianity – from Ernakulam and Fayeez of Kannur.

Investigation revealed that Bangalore blasts case accused Tadiyantavide Naseer who is also an accused in the case had taken the youth initially to Hyderabad where they were prepared ideologically and then sent across the border for weapons training. The first hits came from Mohd Jaleel, a painter, who had received phone calls from the militants while they were caught in the encounter. He led the cops to Faisal, the man who had taken Mohd Fayaz from his home in September 2008 on the pretext of a job in Bangalore.

Subsequently, it came to light that Faisal was one of the main recruiting agents for the LeT and is believed to have taken at least 100 men, mostly from Kannur, to Bangalore and Hyderabad for induction in terror. But the state government claimed that the figures were exaggerated.

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Indian Islamic Terrorists Could be Behind Delhi Blasts: Chidambaram

Posted by jagoindia on September 14, 2011

Home grown militants could be behind Delhi blast: PC
Press Trust Of India
London, September 13, 2011

Home minister P Chidambaram has indicated that the blast in the Delhi High Court could have been carried out by home grown militants groups. “We can no longer point to cross-border terrorism as a source of terror attacks in India,” Chidambaram told the BBC in an interview. He said the authorities were still trying to verify emails allegedly sent by two groups claiming responsibility for Wednesday’s attack.

The two groups who have purportedly said they carried out the attack are Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (HuJI), which has Pakistani origins and is accused of links to al Qaeda, and the Indian Mujahideen.

The home minister said even though HuJI had claimed responsibility for the blast, the group had not been active in India for a while.

“There have been three major attacks in India recently -in Pune, Mumbai (Bombay) and Delhi. In respect of the Mumbai and Pune attacks, we are fairly certain they were carried out by Indian modules or India-based modules,” he said.

In the past, India has often blamed Pakistan-based groups for carrying out attacks on its soil.

“That threat remains – but we must also look at Indian modules or India-based modules which are capable of carrying out terror attacks,” he said.

Chidambaram said the country’s proximity to Pakistan and Afghanistan was a cause for worry and India was concerned about how to prevent the “radicalisation” of its youth.

“The government can build capacity and extend the intelligence network, but policing is a very complex task and there will be cases where the terrorist is able to slip through the cracks,” he said.

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Muslims riots during Ganesh festival in Madhya Pradesh

Posted by jagoindia on September 13, 2011

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (CHAKRA)

There were Hindu – Muslim riots on the issue of installation of Ganesh idol at Ujjain. Two persons were killed and many got injured during these riots. Curfew has been imposed in the jurisdiction of 9 police stations in the city.

The trouble began on Friday night in the Daulatgunj old town area of Ujjain after a Hindu shop-owner installed an idol of Ganesh at his store, which is
adjacent to a mosque. Police said that some members of the Muslim community objected to it since the idol is un-Islamic and was near the Mosque where
Muslims were praying. Although the idol was on the shopkeepers property,police urged the shopkeeper to shift the idol to another spot to calm the Muslim mob.

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