Posts Tagged ‘Ajmal Kasab’

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Accused Mumbai Gunman Recants

December 19, 2009

NY Times

A Pakistani man who confessed in court to being one of the gunmen in the terrorist attacks on Mumbai last year recanted on Friday, saying the Indian police had framed him. A gunman, who was later identified as Mohammed Ajmal Kasab at the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai in November 2008.

It was the latest flip-flop from the suspect, Ajmal Kasab, who made a dramatic and detailed confession in July, explaining his role as one of 10 Pakistanis who attacked two luxury hotels, a busy train station and a Jewish center, killing more than 160 people over three days in November 2008. Photographs and security tape show him and a partner firing at commuters at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and dozens of witnesses have identified him. Nine of the attackers were killed in battles with the police.

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Time For A Pakistani Putin

March 9, 2009

Ahmed Quraishi

U.S. and U.K.-backed democracy is destroying Pakistan the same way it almost brought Russia to collapse in the 1990s. Pakistan needs a creative and unorthodox solution. This includes curtailing some of the chaotic aspects of democracy in order to help Pakistan heal and stabilize. The current system has a government installed by Washington pursuing the Anglo-American agenda of wiping out Pakistan to pave the way for an Indian role in Afghanistan and Central-West Asia and neutralize China, Russia and Iran. The way to counter this strategy is to extricate Pakistan from the American grip.

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Pakistani Military Torpedoes Pro-America Government’s Case On Mumbai

March 1, 2009

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Two public officials – the Navy chief and a deputy attorney general – together have destroyed Rehman Malik’s case of ‘admission of guilt’ in Mumbai attacks. The government has fired the deputy attorney general for taking a stand, but no one in the Pakistani media noticed since it is busy in the latest Pakistani political circus. But it is this story that could unravel this staunchly pro-U.S. setup.

February 28th 2009 | Ahmed Quraishi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Two developments in Pakistan have thwarted the deliberate effort of Pakistan’s pro-U.S. government to take the Mumbai investigations on a path that leads to placing the blame on the Pakistani military and intelligence.

The two developments, one by a public prosecutor and the other by the Pakistani military, confirms that the Zardari government, and especially his confidant and interior adviser Rehman Malik, deliberately led Pakistan into acquiescence to American and Indian demands by accepting partial responsibility for Mumbai attacks without verifiable evidence. It also raises questions about the motives of this government.

The first development took place on Feb. 18, when Zardari government’s special public prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks Sardar Mohammad Ghazi issued a statement saying Islamabad is formally requesting India to extradite Ajmal Kassab, the alleged lone survivor of the Mumbai attacks. This was a surprising statement considering how the Zardari government unilaterally accepted – on behalf of Pakistan – every single piece of questionable Indian and American ‘evidence’ linking the attacks to elements with past links to Pakistani intelligence.

Sardar’s statement shook the Indians and the Americans, who lobbied hard to ensure Pakistan accepted some responsibility for the attacks as a prelude to implicating Pakistan’s ISI.

Pakistani investigators have yet to independently confirm that Kassab is indeed a Pakistani citizen, or that the person in Indian custody is indeed Ajmal Kassab.

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CNS demolishes Malik’s case on Kasab

February 28, 2009

ISLAMABAD: The chief of naval staff (CNS) on Friday demolished the case and contention of the adviser on interior to the prime minister conceding that the main accused and his accomplices of the Mumbai incidents of November 26 last year belonged to Pakistan and they travelled from Karachi.

The CNS, Admiral Noman Bashir said on that no evidence has been provided that Ajmal Kasab had gone to Mumbai from Pakistan while Adviser on Interior Rehman Malik confessed last month that Ajmal Kasab and his nine accomplices travelled from Karachi to undertake the attacks in Mumbai. Interestingly, his statement was a confirmation of the position that India had taken about the case and Indians jubilantly termed it their great diplomatic achievement.

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India’s Terror Dossier

February 6, 2009

Further Evidence Of A Conspiracy

The most striking point about the dossier is its vague and unprofessional character. Enormous reliance is placed on the interrogation of the captured terrorist, Mohammed Amir Kasab, despite the fact that there is an abundance of other evidence – eyewitness accounts, CCTV and TV footage, forensic evidence, etc. – which could have been called upon to establish when, where, and what exactly happened during the attacks. This gives rise to the suspicion that the interrogation is being used as a substitute for real investigation because it can be influenced by intimidation or torture, whereas other sources of evidence cannot be influenced in the same way.

Read Full Article | Raveena Hansa

Also Read: BrassTacks’ Response to the Mumbai Dossier

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Zaid Hamid With Pakistan First

February 5, 2009

This is an hour long Editor’s Show of Pakistan First. An intense discussion on some grave issues faced by Pakistan with Zaid Hamid. This includes internal affairs such as conflict in Swat and lawyers movement. Also an open discussion on external pressures faced by Pakistan. This is a critical and current analysis of national security. LINK

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BrassTacks Response to the Mumbai Dossier

January 19, 2009

BrassTacks Special Edition – Rebuttal of Indian Lies & Mumbai Drama

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Debunking the Mumbai Dossier

January 17, 2009

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UPDATE: WATCH ZAID HAMID ON BRASSTACKS DISCUSSING THE ‘EVIDENCE’ PROVIDED IN INDIA’S DOSSIER

Here is a scanned copy of the 69-page dossier given to Pakistan by the Indian Government:

Mumbai Dossier | Download | 9 mb .zip format

Alternatively download here in 3 parts: 1 | 2 | 3

BrassTacks Dossier on Indian Terrorism and Debunking the Indian ‘evidence’.
The entire Indian propaganda and lies have been exposed in this pdf document. Read and know for yourself things you never knew before. The entire Mumbai drama, its background, its motives and the players involved, with proof from their own sources, media and speeches. Circulate this far and wide and get it published wherever you can. This must be flooded on the web and passed to all contacts. Let the world see their lies exposed. May Allah (sw) Protect Pakistan.

Please download the PDF file by clicking on the link below:
BrassTacks: Dance of the Devil

AAJ TV: Live with Talat, January 16th 2009

MUST WATCH: Debunking the ‘evidence’ provided so far by India.
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26/11 Witness’ Story Takes a New Twist

January 15, 2009

thumbcmsIn a stunning development, Anita Uddaiya, the woman who apparently saw the six terrorists involved in the November 26 terror attacks land at Badhwar Park, Cuffe Parade hours before the attacks, claims she was taken to the US and questioned by investigating agencies there.

The Indian media had been reporting on her mysterious disappearance up until late on Tuesday.

Uddaiya went missing on Sunday morning and returned to Mumbai on Wednesday around 1.30 am.

“I was informed that the (US) officers who questioned me about the Mumbai attacks here earlier would take me to America. They came on Sunday morning and had taken me to America in a flight,” Uddaiya said.

Anita Udaiyya does not possess a passport or travel documents. Whether she was taken to the US on a commercial flight or a special US Air Force jet is yet to be known.

“Since we were informed about Uddiaya’s America visit, we sat with her throughout the night waiting for the American investigators. Nobody turned up till morning 5 am. Uddaiya went to toilet from where she was whisked away by the investigators,” said Madhusudhan Nair, president of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Nagar slum area where Uddaiya resides.

Uddaiya said four officers were inside the posh vehicle and one of them knew Hindi.

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India war deployment details

January 15, 2009

Pakistan has no choice but to fight

War is inevitable in South Asia. Pakistan has no choice but to fight. Bharati (aka Indian) intransigence and insistence on war mongering will inevitably lead to war which surely will escalate to a nuclear exchange. Bharati insistence on punitive sanctions on Pakistan and a host of boycotts is not reverberating with Washington or London. While both capitals are empathetic to towards Delhi, both capitals are unwilling and unable to take action against Islamabad. Bharat’s military strategy banks on archaic and pre-1998 philosophy does not take into account the new realities in South Asia.

Read Full Article | Moin Ansari

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FBI: No Ajmal Kasab Link to Pakistan

January 1, 2009

ISLAMABAD: The alleged key suspect of Mumbai Attacks, Ajmal Kasab has no link to Pakistan, said the team of FBI after undertaking visit of Fareedkot in Pakistan.

According to the FBI team which visited Fareedkot, which India claims is the area of residence of Ajmal Kasab, no evidence could be collected from the area which could confirm the claim of Ajmal Kasab’s being Pakistan national.

The card number on NIC card provided by India for him doesn’t exist in Pakistan’s NADRA records. [source]

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Samjhauta 2 – Story of a faked letter

December 24, 2008

Dan Qayyum | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com

We reported yesterday how Interpol questioned the lack of evidence provided by India, mirroring Pakistan’s official stance.

Despite harping on about having given Pakistan proof – the reality is that the ‘evidence’ so far presented amounts to ONE letter, a confession statement given to the police, which wouldn’t even be accepted as evidence in Indian courts as per the Indian Penal code.

Did ‘Kasab’ even write this letter?!

JANG has revealed some interesting facts about the letter handed over to Pakistan by India, allegedly written by Ajmal Amir Kasab (Qasab/Kasav/Ajmal Amin/Mohammad Ajmal).

Indian diplomatic staff in Pakistan distributed copies of the letter to selected journalists, and requested them to ‘try and prove that Ajmal belongs to Pakistan’. Some of these journalists have had close links with Indian missions in Pakistan and abroad.

The letter itself is dated ‘December 19th’ – which is weird considering the Indian media had been reporting about this letter since as early as December 13th. (We have been able to locate this news report from the 15th talking about the letter)

Additionally, the letter (written in Urdu script) contains atleast 3 words which are Hindi.

Sources say there are a few other interesting mistakes in the letter which will be revelaed ‘at the appropriate time’.

Jang also reports that Pakistan plans to take a strong position internationally and discredit Indian claims by revealing the contents of this letter.
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Despite repeated requests, India has FAILED to provide ANY real evidence linking any Pakistan national to the attacks in Mumbai. Could it be because there isn’t any to begin with?

Their attempt to attribute a confessional letter to the captured terrorist has fallen on its arse. Not to forget the letter wouldn’t have stood in any court anywhere in the world as evidence anyway.

Is this another case of Hindu Extremists carrying out mass murder and pointing the finger at Pakistan, as they did with Samjhauta Express and Malegaon? Both of those were initially blamed on Lashkar-e-Taiba and the ISI. Wonder where the ATS chief who investigated those terrorist attacks is now.

Oh thats right, he was conveniently shot dead along with his team as soon as the Mumbai drama began. But that is something you can’t dare question in the Great Indian Democracy™.

Afterall, Hindu Terrorism is a myth, don’t you know?

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A Jigsaw that Fits Perfectly…

December 23, 2008

42-21306720Silence of Zardari -Gilani led Pakistan government in proceedings of UN Security Council raises many doubts and questions. Since the start of India’s aggressive campaign to brand Pakistan as a terrorist state, why have no diplomatic counter measures been taken? Why was an old time tested friend such China (probably the first time in Pakistan’s political history) not requested to veto the resolution? What was the real hurry in banning an organization which was once donated funds by UN in 2005, without a shred of evidence linking them to any illegal activities in or outside Pakistan? Why was our Government even more quicker in clamping operations of newly labeled terrorist organizations who were doing charity in Pakistan for hundreds of thousands of people which included Muslims, Hindus and Christians alike? Why the Government of Pakistan agreed to sent ISI Director General on a single call? And why did our Information Minister sound more like an Indian Information Minister when Indian Air force Fighter jets violated Pakistani airspace?

Read Full Article | Sheikh Mohammad Taimur

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Elements of an Inside Job in Mumbai Attacks

December 22, 2008

Jeremy R. Hammond  | Foreign Policy Journal
December 21, 2008

Indian police last week arrested Hassan Ali Khan, who was wanted for investigations into money laundering and other illicit activities, and who is also said to have ties to Dawood Ibrahim, the underworld kingpin who evidence indicates was the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last month. Continue Reading

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India’s problems lie within

December 22, 2008

The country’s biggest threat to peace is its treatment of Indian Muslims

Suhail Haleem | Guardian, UK

When the emotionally-charged stand-off between India and Pakistaneases, and the dust settles on the Mumbai attacks, perhaps it would be wise for India’s political leadership to do a bit of soul-searching.

Terror groups based in Pakistan may have been involved in this attack on India’s commercial capital, and for all we know, Pakistan’s notorious Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) may have trained them or provided logistical support, but it would be little more than political expediency to blame Islamabad for all that is not well within India’s borders.

It does not require great military acumen to see that India is at war with itself. Kashmir has been on the boil for two decades and India’s north-eastern states for many more, but it is the treatment of its minorities that lies at the heart of some of India’s most dangerous problems.

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Related: Why India should look within

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Forget A.R. Antulay, Javed Akhtar can learn from Michael Moore

December 22, 2008

Film lyricist Javed Akhtar and his actor wife Shabana Azmi were usually known for questioning the ‘official account’ on any number of burning issues. But after Mumbai, even they find themselves aligned with the official theory on what happened in Mumbai and how. Ironically for them Minorities Affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Antulay, known otherwise as the system’s man, has become the cheerleader of the people who have heaps of questions to ask about Mumbai. Mr Akhtar (and the pliant media) believes Mr Antulay should resign for raising doubts about the way the head of Mumbai’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) Hemant Karkare was killed during the Mumbai attacks. But the liberals and ordinary people, including a good many Muslims, are applauding Mr Antulay for asking the questions that are needed at worst of times in any democracy.

Read Full Article | Javed Naqvi, Dawn Pakistan

MUST READ: Indians asking more questions, Indian web site

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Push Our Opinion Makers To Get Tough

December 21, 2008

In his article, India’s hysterical response to Mumbai carnage, published by PakistanThinkTank.org, Brig. Gen.Asif Haroon Raja (Retd.) explains how a few media commentators and outlets filled the void created by the current Pakistani government in responding to Indian arrogance. We want to add to this list. If you are in contact with Pakistani politicians, journalists, and television news executives/anchors/hosts, and radio hosts, please ask them to stop being apologetic, see the Indian arrogance for what it is, and pressure our government to show some spine:

ahmedhamid“Uncalled for belligerence was provocative and sickening but it is to the credit of Pakistani leaders and media that the maddening jibes were absorbed coolly. Sanity prevailed throughout the heightened crisis period and none got provoked to counter the ever increasing antagonism. It was only when Indian hawks persisted with their truculence that one to two media channels decided to launch a small counter stroke which flabbergasted the Indians. The few brave ones were Zaid Hamid, Ahmed Quraishi, Mubasher Luqman, Shireen Mazari, Lt Gen Hameed Gul, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, leading PML-N leaders and some others.

While Pakistan leaders are eager to ease tensions and revert to peaceful co-existence policy envisaged in Composite Dialogue, Indian leaders influenced by the hawks within establishment, military and religious cadres are in no mood to reciprocate. They are finding excuses to maximise pressure and put Pakistan in the dock. Karachi riots were triggered to add to the pressure. The Indian air force has been put on high alert and Pakistan’s air space violated at two points on night of 13 December to test the response of Pakistan. A message was given that if the nominated accused were not handed over it would hit suspected targets like Muredke, HQ of Jamaat-ud Daawa headed by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, on the pattern of US drone attacks.”

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VIDEO: BrassTacks – Full Analysis of Mumbai Attacks
VIDEO: False Flag Attack in Mumbai & Hindu Terrorism

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Freedom of Expression Under Attack in India

December 20, 2008

Dan Qayyum | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com

42-20835659Amaresh Misra explains on Geo TV’s ‘Crisis Cell’ how some Politicians with links to Sangh Parivar, as well as pro US/Israel politicians from the Congress Party are using India’s English Language media (CNN IBN, NDTV) to suppress any voice that questions the official (and the media’s) version of what went on in Mumbai.

Some Marathi and Urdu newspapers had reported eyewitness accounts contradicting the official story in the days following the attacks – however those stories were drowned out by campaign against Pakistan led by the NDTV and CNN-IBN.

Union Minorities Affairs Minister A R Antulay who called for an investigation into Hemant Karkare’s assasination, has been forced to resign, after daring to question the official story.

People like Arundhati Roy and Amaresh Misra just two out of many patriotic Indians who can see the US gameplan and prefer their country to stand in the face of US imperialism rather than turn into their client state and a junior ally. They want peaceful and friendly relations with Pakistan and at the same time believe that the two neighbours should work together to eradicate terrorism, poverty, and other key issues affecting the people.

These people need to be given a voice.

WATCH Amaresh Misra on Geo making a few stunning revelations.
LISTEN Amaresh Misra & Ahmad Qureshi on Chicago’s ABN Radio, Nov 30.

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Mumbai: Murky Piece Of A Tangled Web | Terrell E. Arnold
A sane voice from India | Divya Rajagopal

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Mumbai: The Police Story Stands Shattered

December 19, 2008

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Today, 18th December 2008, is a historic day. It marks the beginning of a process wherein my `theory’ about the Mumbai attack might just turn out to be true. But there is no joy. There is just an emptiness, a sadness at Karkare’s death and the killing of hundreds of innocents by the Hindutva-Mossad-CIA combine and International/Israeli mercenaries.

The Minorities Affairs Minister AR Antulay was once a firebrand leader. But he has been quiet for long–too long; today he spoke and questioned directly Karkare’s killing in the Parliament. Antulay is a cabinet Minister; he is not known to speak out of line. Despite Abhishek Singhvi’s remark distancing the Congress from what Antulay said, the latter, it seems, definitely has the sanction of the Congress High Command at some level. Anyone supposing something else is deluding himself/herself.

Read Full Article | Amaresh Misra

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Who Grins While Pakistan Burns?

December 19, 2008

A sinister game is being played here that is reaffirmed as Delhi’s claims were fully endorsed by the United States and Britain. A carefully orchestrated and well formulated strategy is practised to shape the international opinion regarding Pakistan. Ignoble mention of Pakistani nukes, defamatory statements regarding Pakistan army and her premier spy agency ISI and declaration of Pakistan as the biggest threat to the world security are just a few examples of how well the script written in Washington DC is being executed.

Read Full Report | Muhammad Bilal Qureshi

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We’re not that alone, actually.

December 18, 2008

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Times of India | West Asia may not take the wind out of the sails of India’s diplomatic campaign against Pakistan, but it is certainly not being of any help either. In fact, if media reports are any indication, several countries in the region are getting more and more apprehensive about India’s conduct in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks.

What may also worry India is the growing perception that Pakistan itself is the victim of the crisis and that India is on its way to joining the so-called unholy nexus comprising the US, UK and Israel. It wouldn’t be wrong to state, going by the popular mood, that most of the countries have not just fallen for Pakistan’s `babe in the woods’ appearance but have also been critical of India’s stand vis-a-vis its proximity to the US.

Saudi Arabia and Iran are two countries where the media seems to have already made up its mind that India has joined hands with the US and Israel. “The Indian brother may have already given the Americans a mandate to launch wars in the Indian subcontinent, whose management will be India’s responsibility, since it is possessed by the same `vengeance obsession’ that struck the Americans in 2001,” said the influential Saudi daily Al Hayat in a recent editorial.

The media in Iran too seems to have taken a position diametrically opposite to India’s stated stand. President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, of course, had said immediately after the attacks that it might have been the handiwork of people from outside the region. Iranian newspaper Kayhan, in fact, has gone to the extent of suggesting that the attacks were staged together by India, Israel, US and UK.

The media has also expressed resentment against attempts by the US to draw parallels between Mumbai and 9/11. “If there is a connection between the Mumbai attacks and those of September 11, it is to be found in the American response. Seven months after planes flew into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Rice described those tragic events as `an enormous opportunity’ to `create a new balance of power’. Washington now sees a similar opportunity arising from the carnage in India to pursue its interests in South Asia,” said Islamic Republic New Agency which is run by the Iran government.

Sadly for India, there have been few editorials, if any, laying the blame on Pakistan for the attacks. On the contrary, many have underlying sympathy for Pakistan. “Terrorism also threatens Pakistan’s very existence, and directly or indirectly harms its sovereignty over its territory, every time the US attacks what Washington claims is a `terrorist’ target within Pakistan. India is furious while Pakistan, already in an extremely complex economic predicament, definitely needs no more crises to add to its existing ones,” stated Saudi’s Al Madina in an editorial.

West Asia is another dampener for India after China where People’s Daily, the government’s official mouthpiece, had described the Mumbai attacks as the handiwork of Hindus. The report had claimed that the terrorists were wearing a sacred thread around their wrists and this proved that they were Hindus.

Hezbollah in Lebanon had earlier warned India against joining the Americans and Israelis. The organisation has blamed Takfiri sect of Sunni Muslims for the attack. Nevertheless, it went on to state that India’s stand should be independent of “the hegemony of the arrogant”. “We have noted that these kinds of attacks that struck India are often a prelude to US security and military interference that confiscates the sovereignty of states at the pretext of fighting terrorism. These attacks will be an opportunity for the US administration to blackmail both Pakistan and India and infringe on their sovereignty,” it said in an official statement.

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Mumbai: Murky Piece Of A Tangled Web

December 18, 2008

Terrell E. Arnold | Rense.com

42-21316269Why it took so long to contain this attack of only ten shooters will remain a serious question, but the terrorists, only one of whom was taken alive, were obviously well prepared. They separated, attacked at least five separate sites, knew their way around the places they assaulted, and in some degree were aided by the early unwillingness of police to shoot back. Moreover, the terrorists apparently came prepared for the long haul with ample supplies of ammunition and bags of sliced almonds to stave off hunger. In that respect they did not behave like martyrs, although they certainly had reason to expect death. But the puzzles they left behind are certainly much larger than life.

The official Indian narrative, at least as of now, is that the terrorists were members of a Pakistani group called Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). That group is usually associated with the half-century old Indo-Pak struggle for Jammu and Kashmir, and it reportedly has a suicide group called the fidayeen. However, the principle link of the Mumbai attacks to the LeT is the confession of the surviving member of the group of ten. That statement appears to have been obtained after several hours of interrogation by Indian authorities who have no qualms about torture, and therefore the smooth and complete story that emerged could be as much if not more a matter of what he was led to say rather than what he confessed. We are unlikely to know.

Pakistani authorities have not bought the story, and they have asked for proof. Meanwhile, they have rounded up a number of LeT members, but they have refused an Indian request to extradite the Let members to India. The LeT prisoners, say Pakistani authorities, will be dealt with under Pakistani law.

There are many loose ends. Continue Reading…

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Indian Minister Doubts Who Killed Karkare

December 17, 2008

New Delhi: Union Minorities Affairs Minister A R Antulay suspects the truth behind Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare’s murder is being suppressed.

Karkare was leading the investigation into the Malegaon blast and was shot dead during the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26. Antulay told CNN-IBN he was not sure whether Karkare was a victim of terrorism “or something else”.

“Karkare was a very bold officer. I know his acumen was great. He had vision and was prepare to lay down life for country at any time. Now how come instead of going to the Taj (Hotel) or the Oberoi (Hotel) he went to such a place where there was nothing?” said Antulay.

“He was also making an independent investigation. (in which) he found that there were non-Muslims who were terrorists. Whether he was just a victim of terror or something (else), I don’t know. I knew him personally; I salute him.”

Karkare, Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte and Inspector Vijay Salaskar were shot dead by the terrorists who had hijacked a police vehicle and were speeding away toward the Cama Hospital.

Karkare had come under attack from Hindu groups for arresting Hindus for the Malegaon blast and was accused of working under political pressure. At least two Hindu seers and a serving officer have been arrested for the blast, which killed five persons in the communally sensitive Maharashtra town on September 29 last year. [Source]

Also read this detailed list of contradictory claims made by Indian officials and the Media about the captured terrorists in Mumbai – since the ‘arrest’.

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More on Kasab’s Kidnap in Nepal

December 16, 2008

The disclosure by a Pakistani lawyer C M Farooque that many people including Ajmal Kasab were apprehended by the Nepalese authorities in early 2006 and transferred to India for interrogation by the Indian intelligence agencies has once again raised the issue of the clandestine detention of foreign national in India and their use as clay pigeons in fake encounters to conduct coercive diplomacy against Pakistan. Ajmal Kasab is the only ‘survivor’ from among the nine attackers who held Mumbai to ransom from 26 Nov and 29 Nov, killing 170 and injuring hundreds and forms the pivot of the Indian argument that terrorism emanating from Pakistan constitutes a casus belli that merits a punitive action against Pakistan.

According to Farooque, who is running a NGO, ‘Voice of Human and Prisoners’ Rights’ Ajmal was one of around 200 people who were apprehended before 2006 and that an application by him to the Nepal apex court was currently pending in which the Indian and the Nepalese Governments had been made respondents. Farooque had held a press conference earlier in which he had apprehended that Kasab and many of those arrested in Nepal and transferred to India would be killed in fake encounters and their bodies used to authenticate sinister scenarios fabricated by Indian agencies. RAW wields considerable influence in Nepal and the unfortunate people who got trapped by the agency had gone to Nepal on legal traveling documents. The advocate confirmed that he had filed a petition in the Nepal Supreme Court in Feb 2008 seeking Kasab’s release which had made no headway thus far. Continue Reading

Chaudhry Mohammad Farooq Advocate on ‘Live with Talat’
WATCH VIDEO – December 15th 2008

More on ‘Who Really Trained Ajmal Kasab?!’

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So Who Really Trained Ajmal Kasab?!

December 15, 2008

The Indian Gameplan Falling Apart.

Dan Qayyum | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz

In a stunning revelation, a Pakistani lawyer CM Farooq has lifted the lid on the reality behind Ajmal Qasab’s alleged involvement in the Mumbai Attacks.

Ajmal Qasab (or Kasab / Kasav / Amir Ajmal / etc), the only terrorist ‘caught alive’ – the man at the heart of India’s apparent ‘investigation’ and around whom their allegations of Pakistani (Read Lashkar / ISI) involvement are based, was among a group of Pakistanis kidnapped in 2006 from Khatmandu, by the Nepalese security forces under instruction from Indian intelligence agencies.

A case had been registered and is still pending in the Nepalese Supreme Court in which Nepalese forces and Indian High Commission were made respondents.

The News reports:

The advocate said he wrote letters to Pakistan and Indian governments in this regard. He said that he had also addressed a press conference in Nepal highlighting the issue in which he revealed that the Nepalese forces arrested Ajmal Kasab and many others and held them at an unknown place and that these people would be used for their ulterior designs at some later stage. He said that he had no contact with Ajmal Kasab ever since he disappeared.

12-15-2008_18958_l5The lawyer said he was still pleading the case of Kasab and was to visit Nepal towards the end of this month. The Nepalese Supreme Court had repeatedly issued notices to the respondents to furnish their reply but they did not submit any reply.

Advocate Farooque said he had filed the petition in the Nepalese Supreme Court in February 2008. He said he was running an NGO, ‘Voice of Human and Prisoners Rights’ and the parents of Ajmal Kasab contacted him for help in this regard after appealing to the Pakistan Government for help.

The people arrested in Nepal had gone there on legal visa for business but Indian agencies were in the habit of capturing Pakistanis from Nepal and afterwards implicated them in the Mumbai-like incidents to malign Pakistan.

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Related | Mumbai Terror: Truth Unfolding

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