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Massacre in Mumbai: L-e-T role clear. Should Muslims continue to be in denial?

I would appeal to’s reader’s to go through these documents and debate whether Muslims in India should appear to be batting for Lashkar-eTayyaba’s terrorists, as they would appear to be doing if this syndrome persists and more Muslims started talking in these terms. Let us nip this menace in the bud.


Sultan Shahin, Editor,


From: Ghulam Muhammed 

To: Sultan Shahin <>

Thursday, November 27, 2008




1. With death threats against him already on record, why ATS Chief Hemant Karkare exposed himself on the streets of Mumbai as shown by TV clips, putting his safety helmet on? Who shot him? The terrorists or some insider? Had he got his fate sealed with his successes in exposing the hitherto hidden Hindu terrorism side of Hindutva  movement in India?


2. How 'Nariman House' came into the focus of the terrorists? Why Indian TV Channels refrained from mentioning that the building was a residence of Israeli Jews in India, owned by a Jewish trust, Chabad-Lubavitch, as reported by Jerusalem Post. JP reported: Chabad-Lubavitch fears for the safety of its Mumbai rabbi.


3. Why there was no news of any harm done to either the hostages in the Nariman House or the two five-star Hotels? Why the 'terrorists' became so coy in carrying out their 'mission'. It smacks of some dubious antecedents of the 'terrorists'.


4. Has the 'terrorist' attacks in Mumbai, has some connections with the Delhi elections. It is being reported that BJP was to end up third after Congress and BSP in the elections. If BJP were to do so badly in Delhi elections, they would have to write off their hopes for a come-back in next Lok Sabha elections.


5. Why CNN is connecting a local 'terrorist' attack to Al Qaida and making grounds for US/UK/Israel to muscle into the imbroglio as 'interested parties', so as to dictate terms on Indian government. Could it be a classic covert operation of entrapment of India?


6. Is India being prepared for a localized war with Pakistan?


Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai




Date:       Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:48:21 +0530 [11/27/2008 10:48AM IST]

From:      Ghulam Muhammed <>

To:           Sultan Shahin <>

Date:       Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:48:21 +0530 [11/27/2008 10:48AM IST]

From:      Ghulam Muhammed <>


---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Amaresh Misra <<>

Date: Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 4:50 AM

Subject: urgent


Mumbai and India Under Attack


It is 4AM in India right now. I am in Mumbai reporting from the ground. I have not slept a wink. Mumbai is under attack. People and forces who killed Mahatama Gandhi, who demolished the Babari Mosque have triumphed. More than 16 groups of terrorists have taken over Taj, Oberai and several hotels. Hundreds of people are dead. For the first time no one is blaming Muslim organizations. The Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the ATS have been killed. These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts--in which Praggya Singh, an army officer and several other noted personalities of the BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested. Karkare was the man to arrest them. Karkare was receiving threats from several quarters. LK Advani, the BJP chief and several other prominent leaders of the so-called Hindu terrorism squad were gunning for his head. And the first casualty in the terrorist attack was Karkare! He is dead--gone--the firing by terrorists began from Nariman House--which is the only building in Mumbai inhabited by Jews. Some Hindu Gujaratis of the Nariman area spoke live on several TV channels--they openly said that the firing by terrorists began from Nariman house. And that for two years suspicious activities were going on in this house. But no one took notice.

                  Our worst fears have come true. It is clear that Mossad is involved in the whole affair. An entire city has been attacked by Mossad and probably units of mercenaries. It is not possible for one single organization to plan and execute such a sophisticated operation. It is clear that this operation was backed by communal forces from within the Indian State. The Home Minister Shivraj Patil should resign. The RSS-BJP-VHP-Bajrang Dal should be banned. Advani and others ought to be arrested. Today is a day of shame for all Indians and all Hindus. Muslims and secular Hindus have been proven right. RSS type forces and Israel are all involved in not only destabilizing but finishing India. India should immediately snap all relations with Israel. We owe this much to Karkare and the brave ATS men who had shown the courage to arrest Praggya Singh, Raj Kumar Purohit, the army officer and several others.

                  A photograph publushed in Urdu Times, Mumbai, clearly shows that Mossad and ex-Mossad men came to India and met Sadhus and other pro-Hindutva elements recently. A conspiracy was clearly hatched.

                   This is a moment of reckoning especially for Hindus of India. The killers of Gandhi have struck again. If we are true Sanatanis and true Hindus and true nationalists and true patriots we have to see this act as a clear attack by anti-national deshdrohi forces. Praggya Singh, Advani and the entire brand is anti-national. They ought to be shot. Any Hindu siding with them is hereafter warned of serious consequences.

                    This is a question of nationalism. If no one else, the Indian army will not take this lying down. Communal, anti-national forces have attacked the very foundation of the Indian constitution and the nation. We will fight a civil war if need be against the pro-Hindutva, communal forces and their Israeli backers.


Amaresh Misra





Pakistan - Voices of Jehad


"May Allah destroy America and Britain… May Allah help the Mujahedeen in Iraq, Kashmir, Palestine, Chechnya and around the world."

Maulana Mohammed Ishaq, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leader, 
Islamabad, April 11, 2003.

"The holiest soil on earth is that of Pakistan and we cannot tolerate the unholy presence of Nancy Powell on our holy land. Her presence keeps us away from Allah's blessings. Pakistan should cleanse itself from her unholy existence… Allah has told us to make atom bombs. America is telling us not to. Who should we listen to O Muslims, Allah or America? Kashmir will not be solved by talks, not by American arbitration, not by its division but only by jihad, jihad, jihad!... The Hindus were terrorists yesterday, they are terrorists today and they will remain terrorists tomorrow. We are right in seeking revenge from these spawns of evil."

- Taped speech of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of Lashkar-e-Toiba, played on Kashmir Day, 
at the Jamia Mosque Ghousia, Rawalpindi, February 2003.

"I have come here because this is my duty to tell you that Muslims should not rest in peace until we have destroyed America and India."

- Masood Azhar, Chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, January 5, 2000.

"We pray that Iraqis would continue to resist American tyranny and terror and we believe victory will come to them in the long run… History would record the sacrifice of Iraqi people in defence of their sovereignty and independence threatened by US imperialism… The attack was motivated by US designs to grab oil resources of the Iraqi people and enslave them."

- Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Islamabad, April 10, 2003.

"We have the nuclear capability that can destroy Madras (India), surely the same missile can do the same to Tel Aviv. Washington cannot stop Muslim suicidal attacks. Taliban are still alive and along with "friends" they will continue the holy jihad against the U.S. America will destroy Iraq and later on repeat the same act of war against Pakistan, Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia."

- Gen. Hamid Gul, former ISI chief, Islamabad, March 2003.

Many Western Scholars have pointed their accusing fingers at some of the … verses in the Qur’an to be able to contend that world of Islam is in a state of perpetual struggle against the non-Muslims. As to them it is sufficient answer to make, if one were to point out, that the defiance of God’s authority by one who is His slave exposes that slave to the risk of being held guilty of treason and such a one, in the perspective of Islamic law, is indeed to be treated as a sort of that cancerous growth on that organism of humanity, which has been created "Kanafsin Wahidatin" that is, like one, single, indivisible self. It thus becomes necessary to remove the cancerous malformation even if it be by surgical means (if it would not respond to other treatment), in order to save the rest of Humanity… The idea of Ummah of Mohammad, the Prophet of Islam, is incapable of being realised within the framework of territorial states much less made an enduring basis of viewing the world as having been polarised between the world of Islam and the world of war. Islam, in my understanding, does not subscribe to the concept of the territorial state…

Allah Buksh K. Brohi, "Preface", in Brigadier S.K. Malik, 
The Quranic Concept of War
, 1986, pp. xix-xx.

"Terror struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into the opponent’s heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy (sic); it is the decision we wish to impose upon him."

- Brig. S.K. Malik, The Quranic Concept of War, 1986, p. 59.

America wants to destroy all Muslim countries one after another, so let us go and fight in the way of Allah.

- Maulana Rahmatullah, Tanzeem-i-Ulma, Peshawar, April 3, 2003

If the U.S. attacks Iraq, the MMA alliance and all their supporters will attack Washington and Tel Aviv.

- Sami ul-Haq, MMA leader, Islamabad, March 2003

There are thousands ready to go for Jihad but they are waiting for the request from the Taliban.

- Maulana Mohammad Alam, Leader of Tehreek Nifaz-e-Shariat Mohammadi, 
Peshawar, November 8, 2001

We will provide logistic support to the Taliban and will also provide information about Americans if the present regime did not stop supporting the US troops stationed in Pakistan.

- Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, Deputy Secretary-General, Jamaat-Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur faction), Hyderabad, October 30, 2001

The Taliban are a symbol of Islam. This will be a long war against the infidel forces. They want to eliminate Muslims.

- Maulana Samiul Haq, Chief of his own faction of Jamaat-Ulema-e-Islam, 
Karachi, October 26, 2001

The United States has waged a crusade against the Muslims and, unfortunately, Pakistan's rulers are supporting her to carry out the genocide of Afghans in the name of curbing so-called terrorism… Musharraf is playing the role of an informer of the US and Islam declares the death penalty for such people.

- Sheikh Aqeelur Rehman, District President, Jamaat-e-Islami, 
Muzaffarabad, October 26, 2001

American repression and imperialism is a challenge for the entire Muslim world… [linking Osama with attacks in the US is part of a plan to pave wave for the US’] sinister plans to strike against Afghanistan.

- Joint statement by Jaish-e-Mohammad, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, 
Al Badr and Jamiat-ul- Mujahideen, September 19, 2001

The real war has just started… After Palestine and Afghanistan, now Iraq will also give birth to holy warriors. Who will free me from the clutches of Jews?

- Zarb-e-Momin, publication backed by Jaish-e-Mohammed, April 2003.

Muslim blood is being extracted to serve Jews' interest.

- Zarab-e-Taiba, publication backed by Lashkar-e-Toiba, April 2003.

"This is a matter of happiness for us that we are going to announce the holy war against Bush and his cronies from NWFP where the members of religious alliance are in power… It's enough and an eye opener for the Muslim Ummah to retaliate immediately as God's enemies (Americans and Britons) have imposed the worst kind of brutalities on the innocent Muslims… The MMA government must take steps for sending the faithful to Iraq to fight alongside their Iraqi brothers… Jihad is the lone weapon with Muslims to safeguard their rights and honour while such US attacks and cruelties on the Muslim would open more doors of the holy war."

- Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of Lashkar-e-Toiba, Peshawar, March 30, 2003.

"We do not consider ourselves separate from Taliban or Afghanistan. Our history, our religion and blood and culture are the same. The Taliban government is our ideal government and we want a similar one in Pakistan because it has peace, equality and justice. We consider the war against Osama and Taliban a war against us, Pakistanis and Pakistan."

- Maulana Azam Tariq, Member of National Assembly from Jhang constituency and chief of Sunni group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, January 2003.

The US can declare us terrorists, but even then, we will continue waging war in India… The military government's biggest mistake is that it is not wising up its own people on the crucial juncture in the freedom movement in KashmirPakistan must complete its nuclear programme and strengthen its defence missile system to apply pressure on India besides taking its own people into confidence… We must not toe the US line in Afghanistan as it would be our greatest support in case of war with India. Support from China and the Islamic world should also be sought in this regard.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of Lashkar-e-Toiba, Karachi Press Club, May 11, 2001.

Bush wants the world to embrace Christianity. Muslims are being oppressed in Kashmir, Palestine, Bosnia, Chechnya and India. Muslim women are being raped in these countries. Jihad, under such a situation becomes obligatory… Jamaat will not confront with the army, but continue to wage jihad in the world. War with the infidels will not end through negotiations but through fighting. There is no possibility of compromise with the infidels.

Hafiz Abdul Salam, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Patoki, Punjab province, during a three-day convention, December 2002.

Compiled by K. P. S. Gill, strategic analyst, former DGP, Punjab, India.






India’s strategic deafness & the massacre in Mumbai


Praveen Swami


Had our political establishment acted on intelligence warnings, at least 127 people who made the mistake of being in Mumbai on November 26 would still have been alive.

Last month, the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s supreme religious and political head, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, made a signal speech to top functionaries: “The only language India understands is that of force, and that is the language it must be talked to in.”


Had India’s strategic establishment listened, at least 127 people who made the mistake of being in Mumbai on November 26 would still have been alive. If more carnage is to be prevented, it is imperative to understand the culture of strategic deafness that facilitated the murderous attacks.


From the testimony of the arrested fidayeen Ajmal Amin Kamal, the Maharashtra police have got their first insight into the role of Lahore and Karachi-based Lashkar commanders in organising the attacks. Both the Maharashtra police and other intelligence services of the nation seem confident that they will succeed in demonstrating that the guns in the hands of Kamal and his terror squad were directed by commanders in Pakistan.


Comparison with U.S.

But even as India debates what the authorship of the attacks will mean to Pakistan-India relations, commentators have been scrambling to contrast India’s responses to terror with that of the United States. While the U.S. has succeeded in blocking successive attempts to execute attacks on its soil since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the argument goes, India’s failure has been dismal.


Politicians have been quick to agree, blaming India’s intelligence services for failing to predict the Mumbai terror attack. In fact, the available evidence suggests that the boot is on the other foot: despite credible intelligence that terrorists were planning attacks in Mumbai and elsewhere, India’s political leadership failed to act.


Back in 2002, Indian intelligence informants began reporting that Lashkar operatives were being trained in marine commando techniques along the Mangla Dam, which straddles the border between Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the province of Punjab. It soon became clear that the Lashkar, which found it increasingly difficult to penetrate India’s Line of Control defences, was hoping to open new routes across the Indian Ocean — routes which would give it easy access to key cities like Mumbai.


In 2006, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil was disturbed enough by what India’s covert services were telling him to make a specific mention of the need to step up counter-terrorism defences. Among the intelligence that Mr. Patil based his speech on was the evolving story of Faisal Haroun, a top Lashkar operative who commanded the terror group’s India-focussed operations out of Bangladesh. In September 2006, Haroun was briefly held by Bangladesh authorities before he was quietly deported. But a west European covert service obtained transcripts of his questioning by Bangladesh’s Directorate-General of Field Intelligence — evidence which shook up even India’s Home Minister.


Haroun, it turned out, had been using a complex shipping network, and merchant ships and small fishing boats, to move explosives to the Lashkar units operating in India. Among the end-users of these supplies was Ghulam Yazdani, a Hyderabad resident who commanded a series of attacks, including the assassination of Gujarat pogrom-complicit former Home Minister Haren Pandya and the June 2005 bombing of the Delhi-Patna Shramjeevi Express. Investigators probing the Haroun story determined that his network had helped to land a giant consignment of explosives and assault rifles on the Maharashtra coast for an abortive 2006 Lashkar-led attempt to bomb Gujarat.


India’s intelligence services determined that Haroun had been attempting to set up an Indian Ocean base for the Lashkar. Along with a Male-based Maldives resident, Ali Assham, Haroun had studied the prospect of using a deserted island for building a Lashkar storehouse, from where weapons and explosives could be moved to Kerala and then to the rest of India. In 2007, when evidence emerged of heightened Islamist activity in Maldives — including the bombing of tourists in Male’s Sultan Park and the setting up of a Sharia-run mini-state on the Island of Himandhoo — the seriousness of the threat to India’s western seaboard became even more evident.


Last year, the Lashkar’s maritime capabilities were underlined once again, when a group of eight fidayeen landed off Mumbai’s coast. On that occasion, a superbly crafted intelligence operation enabled Coast Guard ships to track the landing. Police in Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir, acting on information provided by the Intelligence Bureau, arrested the fidayeen. However, it was clear that the networks Haroun was able to build were up and running.


Based on these warnings, New Delhi moved to step up coastal counter-infiltration measures. In its 2007-2008 Annual Report, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs detailed the measures put in place for “strengthening coastal security arrangements, to check infiltration.” In liaison with the nine coastal States and Union Territories, it said, funds had been earmarked to set up “73 coastal police stations which will be equipped with 204 boats, 153 jeeps and 312 motorcycles for mobility on coast and in close coastal waters. The coastal police stations will also have a marine police with personnel trained in maritime activities.”


Painfully slow

Precise figures are unavailable, but officials in three States told The Hindu that progress in realising the scheme was painfully slow. Both Maharashtra and Gujarat inaugurated over a dozen coastal police stations over the last year, but neither State set up a trained marine police. Fewer than a dozen new boats were made available to the two police forces. Without sophisticated surveillance equipment fitted on board, their use for counter-infiltration work was at best rudimentary. And while the Intelligence Bureau received sanction for hiring small numbers of new personnel to man new costal surveillance stations last year, it got neither boats nor observation equipment.


Despite credible intelligence of an imminent fidayeen assault, emerging from the interrogation of Lashkar operative Fahim Ansari, hotels and businesses failed to enhance their internal security systems. Neither the Trident Hotel nor the Taj Mahal Hotel, for example, had access control systems or a system to deal with a terrorist attack or bombing. For weeks before the attacks, police sources told The Hindu, Maharashtra police officials met with top corporate security heads, attempting to convince them of the need to invest in defending their facilities. Nothing was done.


Less than a week before the attacks, additional security stationed in south Mumbai was withdrawn. Maharashtra — which at just 147 policemen for every 1,00,000 population or, expressed another way, 49.9 to guard every 100 square kilometres, falls well short of global norms — simply did not have the resources to keep men tied up to guard every potential target.


Even if police personnel had been stationed near the terrorist targets, it is improbable that they could have intervened effectively. Mumbai, unlike any western city of scale, had no specially-trained emergency response team or a crisis-management centre with an established drill to deal with a catastrophic terrorist assault. In this, it was not exceptional: no Indian city has any crisis management protocol in place. “People contrast the United States’ post-9/11 successes with our failures,” notes a Maharashtra police officer, “but they should also be contrasting the billions spent by that country with the peanuts we have invested in our own security.”


“The whole system is premised on the assumption that our Intelligence Services will get a hundred per cent heads-up on the precise timing of a terrorist attack,” one intelligence official says, “but nowhere in the world does this happen. Intelligence is only an aid to on-ground policing, not a substitute”.


India’s strategic responses were no better. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his foreign policy advisers failed to read the sign that the jihadist groups in Pakistan were sharpening their swords.


In Saeed’s October 19 speech, delivered before an audience of key Lashkar leaders including Maulana Amir Hamza, Qari Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh and Muhammad Yahya Mujahid at the organisation’s headquarters in Lahore, he made it clear that he saw India as an existential threat. India, he claimed, was building dams in Jammu and Kashmir to choke Pakistan’s water supplies and cripple its agriculture.


‘Ongoing war’

Earlier, in an October 6 speech, Saeed claimed that India had “made a deal with the United States to send 1,50,000 Indian troops to Afghanistan,” and that it agreed to support the U.S. in an existential war against Islam. Finally, in a sermon to a congregation at the Jamia Masjid al-Qudsia in Lahore at the end of October, Saeed proclaimed that there was an “ongoing war in the world between Islam and its enemies.” He claimed “that crusaders of the east and west have united in a cohesive onslaught against Muslims.”


India has learnt that not all terrorism stems from Pakistan: the country has faced attacks from Indian Islamists, Hindutva groups, and ethnic-chauvinist organisations in the northeast. Each form of hate has fed and legitimised the other. But this circle of hate has been driven by organisations based in Pakistan too — jihadist groups which have demonstrated that while they are friends of the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, they are enemies of the people of Pakistan. In his recent address to the nation, Prime Minister Singh warned that he intends to “raise the costs” for those waging war against India. He could start by demanding that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari act against such groups — and then consider what can be done, if need be, to compel him to do so.




Wednesday, November 26, 2008








Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Rashtriya Sahara, Urdu Daily, Mumbai


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Front Page News




Central Intelligence Agencies vigilant investigating in the aftermath of Malegaon blast; Enquiry being held into the February 2007 visit of prominent Israeli religious delegation and meetings with Hindutvadi Sadhu, Sanths and political leaders; Mossad infiltration a cause of deep concern for Intelligence officials


New Delhi, November 25: (Agencies) – According to an exposé in a national daily published from Madhya Pradesh and several other cities, in the aftermath of the arrests of Sadhu, Sadhvi, and other extremist Hindutvadis as involved in the Malegaon bomb blast, Intelligence agencies are now concentrating on foreign connections of the radical Hindutvadis.


In an special report published by the national daily, it has exposed this sensational news that in central intelligence agencies are to be believed, extremist Hindutvadis have got support and motivation from Israeli secret agency, Mossad's operations against the Arab and Muslim countries in the past.


The newspaper writes that relations between Mossad and CIA are world known. Report mentions that intelligence agencies are worried about the infiltration of Mossad and CIA in the country. According to undisclosed sources, Indian intelligence agencies are now examining the full details of the visit of Israel's religious leaders to India and their meetings withSadhu, Sanths. Intelligence agencies are investigating all those Hindu and Muslim leaders that the Israeli religious delegation had met.


According to the newspaper, it was during the rule of BJP's Atul Behari Vajpayee; a beginning was made for the visits of Hindutvadis, and especially Sadhus anddharam gurus of the Sangh Parivar to Israel. These visits have been on the increase. It was during Vajpayee's time, that the visits to Israel and consequently the relations and contacts of Sangh Parivar Dharam gurus and Hindutva leaders with Israelincreased manifold.


According to the newspaper, for last ten years, the central intelligence agencies have been closely studying and analyzing the growing strength of Hindutvadi and Sangh Parivar organisations and the increasing violence through these organisations against Muslims, Christians, and minorities in Gujarat,Orissa, Karnataka and other states. Intelligence agencies have disclosed that the visits of Jews and Israeli rabbis was not very frequent in the past, but it has increased to worrisome proportions, during last few years. Of all, the most studied is the February 2007 visit to Delhi of the delegation of Israeli Jewish religious leaders. The delegation was headed byIsrael's Chief Rabbi, Yonah Metzger.


In this delegation, Jewish religious leaders from Israelas well as others rabbis from Belgium and Spain too were included. In India, the Israel Jewish religious delegation met important Hindutva leaders, which included especially the RSS Chief K. S. Sudharshan, President of VHP, Ashok Singhal, VHP leader Vishnu Hari Dalmia.

After the meeting of the Sadhu Sanths and Jewish leaders, both delegations had issued a common manifesto.


In this meeting, Jewish Rabbis expressed grave concern over the details of the terrorist attacks allegedly carried out by Muslims, as narrated by Hindu dharam gurus. Secret Service sources disclosed that at the invitation of Israeli Jewish religious leaders, a delegation of Hindutva leaders had visited Israel this year. In this, some leaders of Sangh Parivar too were included.


The national daily, published from Madhya Pradesh and other places, in its report has exposed that the officials of the national intelligence agencies have categorically stated that American secret service agency, CIA together with Israel's secret organisation Mossad, has carried out several secret operation all over Asia.


And now that the bomb blast of Malegaon and Modasa had involved the names of the fake Shankaracharya Amaranand alias Dayanand Pande, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, enquiries and investigation of relations between Jewish and Hindutva religious leaders from Israel and India are being severely felt and is being analyzed. This was disclosed by the newspaper report.


(Translation from Urdu)


Rashtriya Sahara, Urdu Daily, Mumbai


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Front Page News


Why investigation of Israeli connection of Hindutvadis?


New Delhi, November 25: The way ATS has arrested Hindutva extremists belonging to Sangh Parivar, in connection with Malegaon bomb blast, facts have emerged of international networking and support to Hindutva radicals. This has alarmed national intelligence community. India's internal and external intelligence agencies and RAW have got busy trying to figure out if there is some big international conspiracy is being hatched behind the activities of hardline extremists of Sangh Parivar. According to secret sources, back in February 2007, an Israeli delegation headed by Israel's Chief Rabbi, Yonah Metzger, and accompanied by several high ranking Jewish religious leaders, had visited India. This Jewish Religious delegation held meetings with many Sadhus, Sanths and Dharam gurus. The delegation also met some Muslim leaders. Now intelligence agencies have started investigations of the meetings of the Israeli delegation and local Sadhus, Sanths and dharam gurus. It is mentioned that the delegation of Israeli Jewish religious leaders has met leaders and dharam gurus from RSS, Sangh Parivar, VHP and BJP. Lal Krishna Advani had arranged a dinner for the visiting Israeli Jewish religious leaders' delegation and others included in the delegation, at his own residence. According to high official, though the meeting of Sangh Parivar's leaders to Israeli delegation is not of undue importance, but the way America's secret service, CIA and Israel's secret agency, Mossad, are infiltrating in Central Asian and South Asian countries, it is giving strength to the suspicions that in such delegations, members of foreign intelligence get included and through interaction and infiltration, secret operations are carried out. Those organisations that organise and support such visits and meetings, may or may not be aware of the secret mission of foreign agencies, the truth can come out only on investigations. For this reason, the national agencies are now concentrating on investigation of Sangh Parivar and its connections with Israeli lobby and Mossad.


(Translated from Urdu) 


 # posted by GHULAM MUHAMMED, MUMBAI @ 6:30 AM



# posted by Anonymous: 6:29 PM

Mossad uses these extremists for terrorist acts that are eventually blamed on Muslims.


The Israelis have convinced the Hindu extremists that they can help wipe Islam from India and since the Muslims of India are mostly law abiding citizens the Israelis have concocted these terror plots to generate hate for Muslims and start a sectarian incident in which the Muslims are too out numbered.


This is sad for India-because in the end citizens of India will be hurt, which will hurt India as a country.


Hindus and Muslims must both join hands against these evil forces to protect India.


The Israelis want Muslims weakened all over the world-it would love a nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan. A prospect that could lead to the annihilation of Pakistan but India could be destroyed too....but the Israelis really don't care. They're our friends as long as they can use us after that we're on our own.

# posted by Anonymous : 6:26 AM

But, as we have been seeing, the Western Media …. the CIA’s Might Wurlitzer is already chanting Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda… ‘Problem, Reaction, Solution’ …. the same, tediously continuing, formula. The ‘Solution’ this time will be more bombing of Pakistan.

# posted by  Shrink Rat : 9:08 AM

We must win the war FOR PEACE between nations and religions against those mother fuckers of the "intelligence" community that promote the clash of civilisation and perpetual wars for their masters to make money of

# posted by  Anonymous : 12:28 PM

If it is true that Israel has convinced India that they wipe Islam out, I am all for it. Islam is a disease that has infected humanity for the past few centuries & we now need to find a cure for it.

# posted by  Anonymous : 5:20 AM




# posted by  Anonymous : 7:37 AM

Anonymous @ 7:37 AM is an obvious troll who just throws in a few odious profanities to poison the well of thoughtful and rational debate. totally typical.


if you're not a troll then you are doing the real criminals a great service.

# posted by  Anonymous : 9:51 AM

Actually real Jews support Muslims all the way, see


The Zionist trolls say the most hateful things. False flag all the way.

# posted by  Anonymous : 10:36 AM

The jew is the eternal evil, inbred rodent, bloodsucking, parasiting, warmongering, cowardly, mass murdering, virus of humanity and cancer of earth that must one day be dealt with once and for all.


If the Indians ever figure out who perpetrated this war crime (shouldn’t take more than 3 seconds if you can actually think) in Mumbai they need only point their nuclear warheads at that shitty little "country" and international terrorist rat hole known as that sewer "Israel".


The only good Jew terrorist rodent scum and the only good American terrorist rodent scum (same disease) is a dead Jew American terrorist rodent scum.

# posted by  Anonymous : 1:37 PM

there are good Jews Hindus Christians and Muslims, no group of people should be lambasted as by some here on this comment line, those who comment like this are the ones who are terrorists .. I am Indian origin and us citizen there are always good people in all races and only a few bad greedy people. Please retract your hateful comments. GOD bless all, and GOD bring peace to our hearts. Story of Lord Krishna is same as Prophet Moses being put in river.. etc. etc. we are all children of ONE God. Be wary of divide and rule and always see who gains from this... those who gain are likely doers.

# posted by  Anonymous : 2:15 PM


Is Mossad Hand Behind Mumbai Train Blasts?

Publication time: 3 August 2006, 15:27


Mumbai's Urdu Daily 'Sahara' Headline


MOSSAD, an Israeli intelligence agency, is cited as possible organiser of Mumbai train bomb blasts. Immediately after the blast, Mossad was reportedly engaged by Sai Baba Mandir trust to provide security to the famous religious shrine.


The newspaper clarifies that till now the Mumbai authorities have not confirmed as to why the Sai Baba Trust had to employ a foreign intelligence agency for its protection or if Maharashtra Government and Central Government have cleared the hiring of Mossad intelligence agency?


Sahara News Bureau [SNB] report on the front page of Sahara Urdu Daily of July 27, further adds that "some security experts have wondered if through the excuse of security of Hindu temples, Mossad, which is notorious for counter-terrorism and counter-espionage all over the world and especially in Arab and Muslim countries, is allowed to step in Maharashtra state, the conditions will seriously deteriorate not only in Maharashtra, but all over India".


SAHARA further quotes an anonymous retired Muslim police officer, who was commenting on the news of Mossad security for Sai Baba Mandir: " To get into Maharashtra, Mossad itself may have arranged the Mumbai train blasts in such a way that the whole blame should fall on SIMI, the banned Muslim Students organization" [which is now legal at least in India largest state of Uttar Pradesh] and other Muslim organizations.


SAHARA URDU is published from Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Kolkatta and Patna.


No English media with all their patriotic pretensions has yet found it necessary to report on entry of Israeli intelligence agencies in Maharashtra or in India. That probably suits private media interests, but is fraught with most sinister development for the nation, in times to come.


Ghulam Muhammad can be reached at


Source: Dailymuslims


Attack on U.S. Embassy in Yemen Linked to Mossad


U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen

Remember the attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen last month that took the lives of eighteen people? A group calling themselves "Islamic Jihad" claimed responsibility for the blast. It has a nice, scary ring to it hasn't it? "Islamic Jihad" also happens to be the name of a group that operates out of Gaza.


"Islamic Jihad" pointedly mentioned its affiliation with al Qaeda after claiming responsibility for the September 17 U.S. embassy bombing:


"We, the Organisation of Islamic Jihad, belonging to the Al-Qaeda network, repeat our demand of (Yemeni President) Ali Abdullah Saleh to free our detained brothers within 48 hours," said a statement signed by self-proclaimed leader Abu Ghaith al-Yamani.


Former agent for French military intelligence Pierre-Henry Bunel has this to say about 'al Qaeda':


"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism..."


Well now the Yemeni authorities have arrested a group of these al Qaeda-backed militants with, surprise surprise, links to Israeli intelligence.


From BBC News:


Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said the security forces have arrested a group of alleged Islamist militants linked to Israeli intelligence.


Mr Saleh did not say what evidence had been found to show the group's links with Israel, a regional enemy of Yemen.


The arrests were connected with an attack on the US embassy in Sanaa last month which killed at least 18 people, official sources were quoted saying.


Israel's foreign ministry has rejected the accusation as "totally ridiculous".

"A terrorist cell was arrested and will be referred to the judicial authorities for its links with the Israeli intelligence services," Mr Saleh told a gathering at al-Mukalla University in Hadramawt province.


"Details of the trial will be announced later. You will hear about what goes on in the proceedings," he added.


The 17 September attack was the second to target the US embassy since April. Militants detonated car bombs before firing rockets at the heavily fortified building.


Mr Saleh did not identify the suspects, but official sources were quoted saying it was same cell - led by a militant called Abu al-Ghaith al-Yamani - whose arrest was announced a week after the attack.


An Israeli foreign ministry spokesman said the Yemeni president's statement was without foundation.


"To believe that Israel would create Islamist cells in Yemen is really far-fetched. This is yet another victory for the proponents of conspiracy theories," Igal Palmor said in remarks reported by AFP.


And from the Yemen Observer:



President Saleh revealed on Monday that security forces in Yemen caught an espionage network for Israel made up of Arab nationals. This announcement came during his speech in front of MP's, Shura Council members, local council members, scholars and military and security leaders at Hadhramout University.


According to the president the suspected spies will be brought before the courts shortly in a public trial after investigations are complete.


The network was comprised of 40 people from different Arab nationalities spying for Mossad, the Israeli international intelligence said sources from National and Political Security Units. The members of the espionage network entered Yemen on the premise of conducting business, tourism and even for preaching in mosques. Saleh said that the suspected spies form a terrorism cell that uses also Islam to reach their targets.Members were arrested individually and found to be in possession of detailed maps for sensitive security sites, intelligence telecommunication units and advanced tracking devices.


Article continues here. 


And from another Oct 8 news report:


Dubai, Oct 8 (IANS) A terrorist cell busted in Yemen last month after a suicide attack on the US embassy there had links with an Israeli intelligence agency, the state-run Saba news agency reported.The report, quoting an unnamed source, said investigations and data retrieved from a computer seized from the cell, showed there was correspondence between the Islamic Jihad group’s deputy leader Bassam Abdullah Fadhel Al-Haidari and an Israeli intelligence agency.


Saba quoted the source as saying that the correspondence between the two sides included a request from the Israeli side to implement terrorist attacks inside Yemen.


Update: Here is the Saba news report mentioned above.


Keep track of news regarding the Israeli connection to Islamic Jihad here.



"Islamic Jihad" arrested cell links to Israeli intelligence

[07 October 2008]

SANA'A, Oct. 07 (Saba) - Investigations with the six-member terrorist cell of "Islamic Jihad" arrested late in September have disclosed an alleged link to Israeli intelligence, a security source said on Tuesday.


The investigations and the computer seized with the cell have revealed of correspondence between the cell's deputy leader named Bassam Abdullah Fadhel al-Haidari and an intelligence body in Israel, which has been included a support request to implement terrorist acts inside Yemen, according to the source.


Investigations are still underway, the source said, adding that when completion, the case's file would be sent to justice.


During his meeting with officials and dignitaries in Hadramout governorate, President Ali Abdullah Saleh unearthed last Monday arresting a terrorist cell has links with Israeli intelligence, despite raising a banner for Islam.


The cell included six members led by Emad Ali Saeed al-Rwoni, known as "Abu al-Gaith al-Miqdad al-Yamani". It has sent several threatening letters of targeting Arab and foreign embassies in Yemen such as embassies of Britain Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.


The cell has been arrested after a terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy on Wednesday September 17, when a twin car bomb has rocked the US embassy in Sana'a killing 16 people including seven of troops guarding the embassy and four civilians and six attackers. The civilians included two Yemenis, an Indian women and a US citizen from a Yemeni origin.


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Dear Mr. Sultan Shahin,
Your articles need to be read by all Indian Muslims.
Your articles read by Non-Muslims will go a long way in improving the image of an Indian Muslim.
Please send them to all newspapers.
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Aamir Mughal

Dear Sultan Sahab

This Lashkar-e-Tayyaba or Jamatud Dawah is the biggest Fraud ever concoted in the name of Jihad by Pakistani Establishment. By the way Hafiz Mohammad Saeed his Lashkar-e-Tayyaba Jamatud Dawah [Paleeda] are being supported by the former Chief of the Army Staff Mirza Aslam Beg who is also involved in Corrupting Pakistanis politics by distributing 140 Million Rupees through ISI for corrupting it even more.

[Ex-generals’ wisdom [Daily Dawn Editorial February 07, 2008] Read:

Read about the cheat brother of the so-called Jihadi Hafiz Saeed of Jamat Dawaah.

Pakistani imam may be deported

* US judge says Muhammad Masood lied to obtain Green Card

By Khalid Hasan

WASHINGTON: A United States federal judge said on Thursday that the admission by a Pakistani imam that he had lied repeatedly to obtain a green card could lead to his deportation. Under a tentative deal disclosed at a hearing in which Imam Muhammad Masood changed his plea to guilty, the former prayer leader of the Islamic Centre of New England, would be spared imprisonment, but he would have to serve three years on probation and pay a $1,000 fine.

US District Judge Douglas P Woodlock said that he would decide at Masood’s sentencing on May 22 whether to accept the agreement or hand down a different punishment for five federal crimes of making false statements and committing fraud in an immigration application. “Regardless of the sentence, Masood’s guilty plea could lead to the expulsion of the 49-year-old imam, the judge said. Before Masood was indicted last August, he faced civil immigration charges, including overstaying his visa,” reported the Boston Globe. Masood is the brother of Hafiz Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba. He has said that he has nothing to do with his brother, nor does he share his outlook on religion and politics.

Masood came to the United States in 1987 under a special visa for exchange students and enrolled at Vanderbilt University, transferring to Boston University the following year. He became the imam of the Sharon mosque around 1998. In December 2002, Masood admitted, he falsely told authorities in an application for permanent legal residency that he returned to Pakistan from 1991 to 1993 after ending his studies. Immigrants with the kind of visa Masood had are required to return to their country for two years before they can seek a green card. Masood faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on three of the federal charges and a maximum of five years in prison on the other two charges. The plea deal calls for the dismissal of four other federal charges.

Saturday, March 01, 2008\03\01\story_1-3-2008_pg7_17

Taking Osama's name in vain By Syed Saleem Shahzad

KARACHI - Just as the mention of a book by Osama bin Laden can send it hurtling up the best-seller list, so the name of the al-Qaeda leader can be manipulated by jihadis to serve their cause.

Sales of Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower by former US State Department employee William Blum rocketed

from obscurity to the top 20 on Amazon's top-seller list after bin Laden praised it in a video aired on Al-Jazeera television network this month.

Similarly, the banned Pakistan-based jihadi group Laskar-e-Toiba (LeT), or Jamaatut Dawa as it is now known, unashamedly exploits bin Laden's name to gain popularity among the masses, even though the group has very strained ties with al-Qaeda, while denouncing him to win support from mentors.

"Osama is a hero" is the motto the LeT spreads in Punjabi to draw in fresh recruits for its jihad in Indian-administered Kashmir, where it concentrates its activities.

"Osama is a deviant" is the Arabic phrase the LeT uses to solicit patronage and funds from Saudi Arabia, where Saudi-born bin Laden rejects the current leadership.

The LeT, whose name means Soldiers of the Pure, is uniquely focused. On the one hand it operates against Indian rule in Kashmir, on the other it bans its members from joining the jihad in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area (against the Pakistani army) and from taking part in the Taliban-led Afghan resistance.

The LeT has been blamed for a number of attacks beyond Kashmir, the most recent being in the technology hub, Bangalore. In 2000, it carried out audacious armed attacks inside the Red Fort in Delhi.

The LeT apparently does not want to dilute its goal, described in a pamphlet titled "Why Are We Waging Jihad?" as the restoration of Islamic rule in India, by waging jihad anywhere else.

Ratting on al-Qaeda
Soon after September 11, 2001, a top al-Qaeda operator, Abu Zubaida, came to Pakistan and handed over a sum of money to Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, then chief of the LeT and now head of the Jamaatut Dawam, into which the LeT evolved after being banned, along with other Islamic groups, in January 2002 under US pressure.

According to sources in the LeT, the amount of money was US$100,000, which was to be used to take care of Arab jihadis and their families displaced from Afghanistan by the US-led invasion of 2001.

The LeT was the only organization in Pakistan the Arabs from Afghanistan would deal with. There were a number of reasons for this, apart from both having Salafi backgrounds, the most important being ties established during the Afghan resistance against the Soviets in the 1980s.

So the LeT organized temporary housing for many Arab families after the fall of Kabul and Kandahar. The next step was to arrange forged travel documents and air tickets.

But Hafiz, and the money, were not forthcoming. Abu Zubaida, who was living in a safe house of the LeT in Faisalabad, traveled to Lahore to speak to Hafiz, who complained he did not have enough money to help the Arabs.

Abu Zubaida was incensed, and returned to his safe house. A few days later the house was raided and he was arrested.

These events are part of jihadi folklore. However, what is new is added by a source who left the Pakistani army to join the LeT, with which he soon became disillusioned and left for Africa to become a businessman.

"Abu Jabran was the chief bodyguard of Abu Zubaida. He was also arrested along with Abu Zubaida. The logical conclusion is that he should be in Camp X-Ray," the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the source said. "But he is serving as the personal adviser to the No 1 man in the Laskar-e-Toiba, Zakiur Rehman," the commander-in-chief of the LeT in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Asia Times Online inquiries indicate that Abu Jabran was freed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation eight days after being arrested with Abu Zubaida. As soon as he was released, he was elevated as adviser to Zakiur Rehman. Abu Jabran is known in the internal circles of the LeT as Janab Jabran Chaca.

Damage to al-Qaeda
Since al-Qaeda was structured on vertical lines at the time of the arrest of Abu Zubaida (it is now set up horizontally), his apprehension was followed by the capture of a number of al-Qaeda operatives, including Yasir al-Jazeri, who was chief of financial matters.

And they all blamed it on Hafiz for his initial betrayal. According to a Guantanamo returnee, many inmates include loud qanoots (in essence bad prayers) against Hafiz, calling for his death.

After September 11, the LeT was in a bind. It wanted to recruit fresh blood, but this was impossible without invoking bin Laden's name. And it wanted to retain its pro-establishment ties without upsetting its mentors in Islamabad and Riyadh.

On the death of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz last year, the Jamaatut Dawa published an article on its website in praise of the Saudi king. And since Saudi rulers were demanding that their friends denounce bin Laden, Hafiz did so.

Last year, for instance, he wrote an article in an Arabic magazine in which he described bin Laden and al-Qaeda as khwarij (away from mainstream Islam, or those extremists who do not make a distinction between a minor and a major sin and deal with sinners as infidels). Hafiz chose Arabic so as not to upset his members still enamored with al-Qaeda and the concept of worldwide jihad.

At the same time, the LeT - or Jamaatut Dawa to be precise - is teaching a distorted version of Islam. Many Koranic verses concerning jihad have been deleted from the books its members use, with emphasis placed on following the ameer (chief).

The aim is to prevent members joining the fighters in South and North Waziristan and Afghanistan, where the pull grows stronger by the day.

Asia Times Online contacts claim that in the past few months hundreds of people have broken their ties with the LeT and headed for Waziristan, which is once again a powerful hub of the Afghan resistance movement.

The battle for the hearts and minds of potential jihadis is truly on, with twisted ideologies and contradictory, tortuous positions a part of the process, with a little help from the Osama bin Laden brand name.

Syed Saleem Shahzad is Bureau Chief, Pakistan Asia Times Online. He can be reached at

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Storming Mumbai by a dozen or so young men will NOT achieve any goals of any Jehadi outfit, no matter how radical UNLESS they succeed in getting the two countries to draw daggers. Little they realise that in this age of nuclear confrontations, nobody wins. If no body wins and all are anhilated, what happens to their wild assumptions?

The wise thing to do at this time is not to fall into the trap of India and Pakistan's enemies. They must not be rewarded. Rather they must be defeated and eliminated.

The fact that they have succeeded in generating a hateful response from the media shows that people are walking into their trap with their eyes open but minds shut.

Aamir Mughal

The news is old but worth reading!

Bhagwat offers proof of Fernandes' LTTE links EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE

Sunday, April 25, 1999

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 24: Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, the sacked Chief of the Naval Staff, has offered to place before a Joint Parliamentary Committee evidence to substantiate Defence Minister George Fernandes' links with the LTTE and gun-running agencies. The Admiral's hour-long address on `Challenges before the National Security of Secularist India', organised by AKG Centre for Study and Research here on Saturday evening, was replete with sweeping allegations not only against certain Sangh Parivar leaders but also against the country's Intelligence agencies and the Army.

He said arms merchants and foreign Intelligence agencies were working in tandem in the country. There is none in power now who is not under obligation to foreign agencies. A political-bureaucratic-military nexus is building up in Delhi, posing grave threat to the country's security. Affirming that he was speaking `on facts', the Admiral said that Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has a `very special relationship' with Dawood Ibrahim. Itis significant that none of the properties belonging to Shiv Sena was destroyed during the Bombay riots, but only the Government properties were the target of attack.

He said the reports of Intelligence agencies were highly biased and one of the priorities of the new Government should be the `restructuring and remanning' of Intelligence agencies. Bhagwat said he had sufficient evidence suggesting that constabulary and officers have struck deals with anti-national elements. He charged that the Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) have been penetrated by foreign agencies. The RAW functioned as a silent partner to the United States and Pakistan during the Afghan war while publicly claiming to be pro-USSR. Claiming that narcotic trade and extremism had close links as seen in Punjab and North East, the Admiral, without naming anyone, said the leader of a communal organisation has been patronising narcotic trade. "I don't care who refutes this statement," he said. He said the Parivar hasinfiltrated into ranks of the all India services and is now bent on communalising the Defence Forces, which is the `only instrumentality of the State not affected by communalism'. The `kind of games being played with appointments in the Army calls for thorough probe by the future Government.

Copyright © 1999 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.

The Rediff Special/ George Iype

It is the secret the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government wants to hide.

Unfortunately, Union Home Minister L K Advani does not think so. Which is why, on November 13, he despatched a high level team of officials from the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency -- an outfit with officers culled from various intelligence agencies -- to Sri Lanka.  Officially, their brief was to seek the extradition of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam chief V Prabhakaran.  India first put in an official request for Prabhakaran's extradition in 1993, after he was identified as the chief conspirator in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The request has been pending with the Sri Lankan government since.

Why did Advani suddenly feel the need to despatch MDMA officials to Colombo to press the extradition request?

The home minister told Parliament last week that India wanted to speed up Prabhakaran's extradition.  That statement, though, is nowhere near the truth. Sri Lanka's Attorney General K C Kamalasabyason pointed out that the Indian team did not make any formal or informal request for Prabhakaran's extradition.

What, then, was the MDMA team doing in Sri Lanka for 10 days?

Officials associated with the Indian mission in Sri Lanka say the team was there, under Advani's orders, to probe the growing links between India's politicians and the LTTE.

Was the mission successful? Yes.

But it has left Advani in a quandary.

The MDMA team gathered evidence on the alleged nexus between India's politicians and the outlawed LTTE. The Sri Lankan government apparently stated that the LTTE's biggest supporter in India is Defence Minister George Fernandes. Others on the LTTE sympathisers's list include some Tamil Nadu ministers and the Bharatiya Janata Party's partners in the ruling National Democratic Alliance. The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Pattali Makkal Katchi, in particular, are said to hobnob with the LTTE.

According to highly-placed sources at the home ministry, the MDMA is in the process of producing a secret report that discloses the alleged links between Fernandes, other Indian leaders and the LTTE. The Sri Lankan government has apparently said the defence minister may be a hero among the Tamils, but is a villain for the Colombo administration and the majority Sinhalese community. For many years now, Fernandes has been an LTTE supporter. Before he joined the Vajpayee government in 1997, the Socialist leader organised a controversial public convention of pro-LTTE elements in New Delhi. When the home ministry objected to the meeting, Fernandes changed the venue to his official bungalow, where he hosted LTTE delegates from Sri Lanka, India, Australia and France.

"The basic purpose of this convention is to make the people of India aware of Tamil Eelam and make them part of their struggle. Their cause is just," said Fernandes as he inaugurated the convention. A few months later, he was appointed defence minister by Prime Minister Vajpayee. In July 1998, he reportedly stopped the Indian Navy from intercepting ships suspected of carrying illegal arms to Tamil guerrilla groups. As a result, three such ships were let off the hook. Later, he is said to have ordered Indian security forces to downgrade their patrolling of the Palk Straits that separates Sri Lanka from India. Fernandes was also a patron of the LTTE-backed Fund Raising Committee, set up to help the 26 accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Home ministry officials claim the Sri Lankan government dislikes Fernandes more than they dislike the Tamil Nadu politicians. Some months ago, Sri Lanka's leading newspaper The Island said most Sinhalese would be happy to see Fernandes sacked from the Vajpayee government. In an edit page article in the newspaper, former Sri Lankan ambassador Kalyananda Godage said: 'Fernandes's flirtation with the LTTE is ominous for Sri Lanka.' He went on to describe Fernandes as 'St George in love with the dragon.'

Last year, the pro-LTTE Tamil magazine, Thinamurasu, said, unlike Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who backed out of his commitment to the LTTE after coming to power, Fernandes remains committed to the cause even after becoming defence minister. The magazine referred to him as 'an iron man.' The home ministry's special report on the alleged links between Indian politicians and the LTTE is expected to be a matter of concern for both Vajpayee and Fernandes. It begs the question: What prompted Advani to probe Fernandes's alleged LTTE links at this juncture? There are, apparently, two reasons. First, some alliance partners have occasionally hinted that Fernandes can be a contender for the prime minister's chair if and when Vajpayee leaves office. Second, the defence chiefs are reportedly upset that the minister's official residence continues to be a hub for Myanmarese and other rebels and their sympathisers. Officials say the government's decision to despatch the MDMA team to Colombo was linked to the kidnapping of Kannada superstar Dr Rajakumar by Veerappan with the help of Tamil militants. There are reports with the government which say militant groups have revived in Tamil Nadu, thanks to the legitimacy granted to them by some political parties. Prominent among them are the MDMK and PMK -- both parties have listed demands similar to the extremist groups's call for a Tamil homeland.

Headed by Vaiko -- V Gopalaswamy -- and Dr S Ramdoss respectively, both the MDMK and PMK are part of Vajpayee's coalition government. What sets them apart from other NDA partners, though, is their ideological thesis of Tamil nationhood, their subdued demand for the secession of Tamil Nadu and their vociferous call for a separate Tamil nation for Sri Lankan Tamils. "The government is unable to curb the LTTE's activities in India because some of its members are powerful pro-LTTE supporters," says an official. "The Congress governments -- led by both Indira and Rajiv Gandhi -- supported the LTTE openly. But the Vajpayee government does not want any of its ministers and partners to be LTTE sympathisers." Which is why, to begin with, the home minister wants the defence minister to hoist a 'No Entry' board in front of his home to pro-LTTE Tamil nationalist leader P Nedumaran, who successfully negotiated Dr Rajakumar's release from Veerappan's custody. Nedumaran stays with Fernandes whenever he comes to New Delhi. In the meanwhile, fireworks are expected between Advani and Fernandes after the home ministry finalises the report on the defence minister's alleged LTTE activities and submits it to the Prime Minister's Office.

Aamir Mughal

Close friend received secret letter from Hemant Karkare

28 Nov 2008, 0256 hrs IST, TNN

NAGPUR: Col (retired) Rahul Gowardhan was travelling in a train to Nagpur from Mumbai when he got a call from his wife Anuradha informing about the death Karkare.

Just some hours before that, Karkare had sent a letter to him in an envelop which had some “personal” content. “Hemant had called me up on Wednesday,” said Gowardhan, a top official with MSEDCL.

“As I was in a meeting, we decided to postpone the talk. He hung up saying he would be sending me an envelope. When I wanted to know the content, he told me to just read the letter that’s inside it. I returned home and read it. I cannot share the content of the letter with anyone,” said Gowardhan. In the night, Gowardhan got the news of his friend’s death. “I wanted to return to Mumbai immediately but I had to drop my mother in Nagpur. Now I’m going back by evening flight to attend Hemant’s funeral.

Hemant Karkare's wife turns down Modi's offer Nirmala Ravindran
Mumbai, November 29, 2008§ionid=4&Itemid=1

Karkare's wife turns down Modi's offerEven as hundreds of thousands of Mumbaikar's came out onto the streets to pay their respects to national hero Hemant Karkare. Politicians who came to pay their respects were sidelined by both the common man as well as the family of the deceased. Karkare's wife, Kavita Karkare, refused to receive the amount from the Rs 1 crore reward announced by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the families of the martyred officers.

She refused to meet any politician.

Just to recall, Modi along with other leaders of the BJP including prime ministerial candidate L. K. Advani and others from the Shiv Sena have been baying for Karkare's blood post the Malegaon investigations into the allegations of terrorist activities by the saffron brigade.


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