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Chequered history of narco test in India: The famous cases that were solved and not solved
India

Chequered history of narco test in India: The famous cases that were solved and not solved

Although not regarded as totally reliable, a host of law enforcement agencies around the world use the narco-analysis test or narco test during their investigations as they feel that this method allows them to extract true answers from their subjects

Of jihad and Mahabharat: Ex-home minister Shivraj Patil ties himself in knots
India

Of jihad and Mahabharat: Ex-home minister Shivraj Patil ties himself in knots

Congress leader Shivraj Patil had courted controversy when speaking at a book launch in New Delhi. He said that the concept of jihad or Islamic religious war was to be found in the Mahabharat, to be precise, in Gita

Fatwas: All that is wrong with Islam and the problem with Muslim liberals
India

Fatwas: All that is wrong with Islam and the problem with Muslim liberals

Quran not just governs the spiritual life of a Muslim, it also regulates all facets of life, from as banal aspects as clothing, and appearance to law to death. And this power has been wielded via fatwas

Sar tan se juda: Origin of the anti-Hindu war cry after Nupur Sharma’s controversial Prophet Muhammad remark
India

Sar tan se juda: Origin of the anti-Hindu war cry after Nupur Sharma’s controversial Prophet Muhammad remark

The ‘sar tan se juda’ gang have been scalping one victim after another following now suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's controversial statement on Prophet Muhammad resulted in a widespread ruckus across the country

NIA arrests 'highly-radicalised' man involved in propagating 'jihad' against India from Bihar
India

NIA arrests 'highly-radicalised' man involved in propagating 'jihad' against India from Bihar

NIA said that Ali Asgar alias Abdullah Bihari, a resident of Siswaniya village, propagated jihad by posting hate and incriminating materials online in various groups on social media platforms

Teenage terrorist's life casts light on Kashmiri Generation Alpha jihad
India

Teenage terrorist's life casts light on Kashmiri Generation Alpha jihad

Although these numbers are small compared to the 1990s, they show the long jihad which has shaped Kashmir’s history isn’t about to go away

Opinion | Kashmir needs more than just cosmetic changes, can’t let the gains of Article 370 fritter away
India

Opinion | Kashmir needs more than just cosmetic changes, can’t let the gains of Article 370 fritter away

The de jure Islamic state created on the soil of India through Article 370 got dismantled, but the de facto Islamic state continues to hold fort.

How a chaiwallah’s son became a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen killer, and what it says of jihad in Kashmir
India

How a chaiwallah’s son became a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen killer, and what it says of jihad in Kashmir

Like many of his generation, Mehrajuddin Halwai, a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen operative who was killed earlier this week, appears to have been radicalised in the course of the large-scale, Islamist-led street protests which tore across Kashmir from 2006

Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows legal, diplomatic action against Charlie Hebdo's 'disgusting' caricature of him
World

Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows legal, diplomatic action against Charlie Hebdo's 'disgusting' caricature of him

Turkish officials on Wednesday railed against the French satirical magazine, accusing it of sowing 'seeds of hatred and animosity'

Pakistan slams India's move to alter J&K's domicile law, accuses New Delhi of 'taking advantage' of global focus on coronavirus
India

Pakistan slams India's move to alter J&K's domicile law, accuses New Delhi of 'taking advantage' of global focus on coronavirus

Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to drum up international support against India for withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5 and bifurcating it into two Union territories.

Communal riots in India are playing into the hands of Islamic State's jihadists and realising their dystopic dreams
India

Communal riots in India are playing into the hands of Islamic State's jihadists and realising their dystopic dreams

There is little doubt Indian communal politics is reaching a crossroads — but there are many paths from here, and all but one leads to perdition

PSA has been used over the decades in Kashmir as a quick-fix, but longterm damage on the republic will be serious
India

PSA has been used over the decades in Kashmir as a quick-fix, but longterm damage on the republic will be serious

As Indians debate the incarceration of three former chief ministers under the PSA — Sheikh Abdullah's son, Farooq Abdullah; grandson, Omar Abdullah; their dogged opponent, Mehbooba Mufti— it's critical to understand the PSA isn't significant just for its constitutional perversions

Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow
India

Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow

Pakistan wants to do something spectacular to pump oxygen into the Kashmir issue that is fast becoming redundant due to fatigue and, also, losing legitimacy, with its sharp turn towards Islamic State-styled caliphate jihadism

Terrorists shoot dead five migrant labourers in Jammu and Kashmir: Killings reminiscent of 1990s, but militants also resorting to new strategies
India

Terrorists shoot dead five migrant labourers in Jammu and Kashmir: Killings reminiscent of 1990s, but militants also resorting to new strategies

Terrorists in the Kashmir Valley have repeatedly attacked people from other states over the past three decades.

Slain Al-Qaeda chief Asim Umar was Uttar Pradesh village boy who became best-selling jihadist pulp-fiction writer
India

Slain Al-Qaeda chief Asim Umar was Uttar Pradesh village boy who became best-selling jihadist pulp-fiction writer

Born in a peasant family in Uttar Pradesh, slain Al-Qaeda leader Asim Umar aka Sana-ul-Haq is believed to have gotten involved in violent Islamism after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992

Pakistan will try to persuade Taliban to hold direct talks with Afghan government, says Imran Khan
World

Pakistan will try to persuade Taliban to hold direct talks with Afghan government, says Imran Khan

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country will try to persuade the Taliban to hold direct talks with the Afghan government and broker a peace deal to end the 18 year-long civil war in Afghanistan

Four weeks after Article 370 was abrogated, Kashmir's protesters believe time is on their side
India

Four weeks after Article 370 was abrogated, Kashmir's protesters believe time is on their side

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashmir policy is built on the assumption that development, governance and order will, in time, consign its Islamist impulse to the dustbin of history

Narendra Modi govt has managed Kashmir well so far, but litmus test will come when restrictions are relaxed
India

Narendra Modi govt has managed Kashmir well so far, but litmus test will come when restrictions are relaxed

What Narendra Modi will ultimately be judged on is his willingness to preserve and indeed enhance the ordinary Kashmiri’s dignity.

No sympathy for Imran Khan: Why it's impossible to take Pakistan PM's claims on J&K seriously
India

No sympathy for Imran Khan: Why it's impossible to take Pakistan PM's claims on J&K seriously

Imran Khan is clearly trying to address a western audience, and his claims are incumbent on a belief that his bluffs, misleading statements and plain lies will go undetected

Pakistan's desperation over Kashmir is evident as it plays Afghanistan card, threatens nuclear war in South Asia
World

Pakistan's desperation over Kashmir is evident as it plays Afghanistan card, threatens nuclear war in South Asia

Narendra Modi govt’s proactive move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s 'autonomy' and turn it into a Union Territory has put the onus on Pakistan to react, and so far Pakistan has been struggling to come up with a viable response