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Slippery slope of extrajudicial killings leads to infinite darkness and not justice
India

Slippery slope of extrajudicial killings leads to infinite darkness and not justice

Moral pieties aren't the answer to what’s happened in Hyderabad. For decades, extrajudicial executions have formed the bedrock of Indian criminal justice, a response to public frustration over the state's inability to enforce order

Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership
India

Hizbul Mujahideen is marching to its grave: Kashmir's once-feared terror group is roiled by infighting, low on resources and lacking local leadership

In the past two weeks alone, a record number of Hizbul cadre — many young recruits who have joined in recent months — have been slain in police-led operations.

India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks
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India should go back to negotiating table with Taliban, but without abandoning Kabul in forthcoming intra-Afghan talks

Though India has more faith in Abdullah Abdullah, rather than the mercurial Ghani, its fundamental operating principle has been that a legitimate government should be central to talks, and not a sideshow.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hatred unleashed by debate around Tablighi Jamaat could prove pandemic’s most toxic legacy
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hatred unleashed by debate around Tablighi Jamaat could prove pandemic’s most toxic legacy

The host of the religious congregation that has proved the largest single source of coronavirus infections in India, the Tablighi Jamaat, is being cast by propagandists as the vanguard of an Islamic conspiracy to inflict mass death

US slams Pakistan court for overturning death sentence of convict in Daniel Pearl murder case, calls it 'affront' to victims of terror
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US slams Pakistan court for overturning death sentence of convict in Daniel Pearl murder case, calls it 'affront' to victims of terror

The US on Friday criticised a Pakistani court for overturning the death sentence of British-born top al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted in the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

Daniel Pearl killing: Pakistani court overturns death sentence of prime accused Ahmed Omar Sheikh, acquits three others
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Daniel Pearl killing: Pakistani court overturns death sentence of prime accused Ahmed Omar Sheikh, acquits three others

Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the alleged links between the country's powerful spy agency ISI and al-Qaeda. Sheikh was arrested from Lahore in February 2002 and sentenced to death five months later by an anti-terrorism court.

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

At UN, India asks Pakistan to stop terror funding and dismantle militant camps operating from its soil
India

At UN, India asks Pakistan to stop terror funding and dismantle militant camps operating from its soil

India's terse statement came a week after the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to retain Pakistan on its 'Grey List' and warned the country of stern action if it fails to prosecute and penalise those involved in terror funding emanating from its jurisdiction.

Kashmir's Islamic State seeks to cash in on Delhi communal violence through new online call to arms
India

Kashmir's Islamic State seeks to cash in on Delhi communal violence through new online call to arms

The Islamic State's subcontinental branch has called on Indian Muslims angered by the Citizenship Amendment Act to abandon political protest, and instead turn to jihadist violence

Two LeT terrorists gunned down during encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district
India

Two LeT terrorists gunned down during encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district

The gunfight took place in the Gund Baba Khalil region in the Sangam town of the Anantnag district, at the end of which the two LeT terrorists were successfully gunned down.

Pakistan to remain on FATF Grey List till June 2020; watchdog warns of action if Islamabad fails to check terror funding
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Pakistan to remain on FATF Grey List till June 2020; watchdog warns of action if Islamabad fails to check terror funding

The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system

Pakistan expected to get four-month breather to fulfil FATF obligations and secure its exit from grey list
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Pakistan expected to get four-month breather to fulfil FATF obligations and secure its exit from grey list

Pakistan submitted a 650-page review report to the FATF on 8 January in response to 150 questions raised by the FATF regarding new Pakistani policies on money laundering.

FATF to keep Pakistan in 'grey list' as Turkey, Malaysia extend support; decision comes week after Hafiz Saeed's conviction
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FATF to keep Pakistan in 'grey list' as Turkey, Malaysia extend support; decision comes week after Hafiz Saeed's conviction

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is likely to keep Pakistan in the grey list and not put it in the black list, reports said on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the global terror financing watchdog held a review meeting on whether Pakistan had taken sufficient steps and implemented its plan of action to fight terrorism.

Tayyip Erodgan says will oppose Pakistan blacklisting at FATF, Kashmir matter of concern to both New Delhi and Islamabad
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Tayyip Erodgan says will oppose Pakistan blacklisting at FATF, Kashmir matter of concern to both New Delhi and Islamabad

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off FATF blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter 'political pressure' from Islamabad’s critics

NIA to quiz former J&K MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid, arrested in terror funding case, for links with Hizbul commander
India

NIA to quiz former J&K MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid, arrested in terror funding case, for links with Hizbul commander

The NIA had registered the case against separatist and secessionist leaders, including unknown members of the Hurriyat Conference, who have been acting in connivance with active militants of proscribed terrorist organisations Hizbul Mujahideen, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and other outfits and gangs in 2016.

New Kashmir sees lull in violence but jihadi elements may take advantage of political vacuum; classified govt data shows peace can be deceptive
India

New Kashmir sees lull in violence but jihadi elements may take advantage of political vacuum; classified govt data shows peace can be deceptive

The worst-case scenario for India is that it could have sacrificed the democratic revival of early 2019, without there being legitimate political actors to take their place.

Hafiz Saeed terror financing trial: Lahore court adjourns hearing till 16 December due to lawyers' strike
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Hafiz Saeed terror financing trial: Lahore court adjourns hearing till 16 December due to lawyers' strike

The ATC court on Wednesday indicted Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his aides Hafiz Abdul Salam bin Muhammad, Muhammad Ashraf and Zafar Iqbal in the terror financing case and directed the prosecution to produce witnesses.

Pakistan court indicts Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and accomplices on terror-financing charges
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Pakistan court indicts Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and accomplices on terror-financing charges

Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned JuD, was indicted on Wednesday by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on terror financing charges

Exclusive: Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed's son Talha escapes assassination attempt; organisation suspects India's RAW
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Exclusive: Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed's son Talha escapes assassination attempt; organisation suspects India's RAW

The bombing came hours after Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed was produced a Lahore court to face terror-financing charges—his first prosecution for a terrorism-related criminal case.

Hafiz Saeed gets breather in terror financing trial after authorities fail to produce co-accused; next hearing on 11 Dec
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Hafiz Saeed gets breather in terror financing trial after authorities fail to produce co-accused; next hearing on 11 Dec

Counter-Terrorism Department of Punjab Police had registered 23 FIRs against Saeed and his accomplices on charges of 'terror financing' and arrested JuD chief on 17 July