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Sanatan Mission condemns attack on Hindus in Bangladesh and joins ISKCON in demanding protection of minorities

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Bhopal (Central India): Sanatan Mission has condemned the orgy of violence by the terrorists and and radicalised Islamists, who targeted and slaughtered Hindus in Bangladesh during the Durga festival.

Sanatan Mission has asked the Bangladesh government to identify each and every element and the forces behind the series of attacks and the killings of the Hindus. The Government of India has also been urged to keep a close eye on action being taken by the Bangladesh authorities to deliver justice and uphold minority groups’ right to practice their religion. If Bangladesh fails to honour people’s right to life, liberty and religion, the people of India should boycott all import of goods from Bangladesh and inflict huge economic penalty on that country.

In a categorical message to Government of India, Sanatan Mission has said: “if we do not drive out all the Bangladeshis, i.e., the illegal migrants, North East will be another Kashmir soon”.

Sanatan Mission, which will be organising the World Parliament of Dharma in early 2022 in Bhopal, has also condemned the targeted killings of those from the minority community and the non-locals by the terrorists in Kashmir and the failure of the leaders of political parties in Kashmir who have got exposed once again since they refused to come out openly against the terrorists. Sanatan Mission has urged the Government of India to give extra push to its anti-terror operation by upgrading and giving more fire power to the Special Operation Group and launching a massive combing operation against the terrorists and their supporters across the Kashmir Valley.

ISKCON

ISKCON, which was a target of attack in Bangladesh has in a statement appealed for protection of minorities and demanded that attacks on Hindu temples and communities must be stopped.

The worldwide International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) community has expressed shock over the violent events directed against the Hindu minority in Bangladesh, including ISKCON temples and members.

Between October 13 and 15, multiple temples, homes, shops and individuals were attacked across several districts of the country. Several innocent members of the Hindu minority were killed for no reason other than their religious affiliation. Temples and private properties were bumed, vandalized, and destroyed.

Two of ISKCON’s Vaishnava devotees, Pranta Chandra das, and Jatan Chandra Saha, were murdered during these attacks. Another ISKCON member Nimai Chandra das, remains hospitalized in a critical condition.
While expressing gratitude to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her recent statements of support, ISKCON has called upon the Bangladesh government to take swift action to bring an end to the violence against minorities that has undermined the peace and well-being of Bangladeshi society and to take tangible steps to ensure the long-term safety and well-being of all Bangladeshi citizens. That includes to:

Bring to justice the perpetrators of these recent terrible crimes. The criminals behind these murderous attacks must be held accountable and punished to the fullest extent of the law, ISKCON has asked.

Take immediate, tangible, and substantial steps to provide security to minorities in Bangladesh, including Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists.

Ina spirit of unity, earlier today, massive protests were organized by the Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, of which ISKCON is an active member. Events were held in the cities of Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and other parts of Bangladesh. Protestors demanded that the perpetrators of violence be held accountable, and the safety of all Bangladeshi minorities be ensured. Similar protests are planned in the coming days across Bangladesh. In other parts of the world, too, protests are being staged in support of Bangladeshi Hindus and other minorities.

NIA Special Court convicts 3 LeT terrorists

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Mumbai: NIA Special Court in Mumbai has sentenced 3 persons Mohd. Muzammil under Sections 18, 20, 38 of UA(P) Act to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and under Sections 3,25,7,27 of Arms Act to five years & Rs 5000 fine. 

Mohd. Sadiq and Mohd. Akram @ Imran Khan have been sentenced under Sections 18, 20, 38 of UA(P) Act to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. 
They were earlier arrested and firearms were recovered from them. 
They were members of banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI). 

Convicted Mohd. Akram went to Saudi Arabia under the guise of seeking employment as a driver with the help of wanted acused, Mohammed Abdul Majeed native of Hyderabad presently settled in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During his stay in Saudi Arabia, the accused Mohd. Akram was introduced to various LeT members and operatives including the absconding accused Siddique Bin Usman @ Abu Hanzala @ Abdul Brai, Furkhan Bhai @ Abdullah @ Abu Saad @ Afzal @ Akbar both natives of Hyderabad as well as Mohamed Shaeed Faisal @ Ustad @ Umar @ Zaikr, native of Bangalore and settled in Saudi Arabia.  

Investigation revealed that Mohd Akram and other accused persons had hatched a conspiracy at Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia to carry out targeted killings of prominent Hindu leaders, journalists, politicians and police officers in different parts of India.

Two terrorists eliminated at Bijbehara in Kashmir

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Srinagar: A joint operation was launched on Saturday 10 April 2021 by Jammu & Kashmir Police, 3RR Army & CRPF 90Bn. On gathering information that two terrorists involved in a number of terror crime were hiding in a house in village Semthan Bijbehara. While searching the target house, terrorists hiding inside opened indiscriminate fire on the search parties that retaliated. In the midst of the encounter, all the civilians trapped in the gunfire were evacuated to safety and the operation was halted for the night.

After ensuring all civilians were safe, the anti-terror operation was resumed on Sunday morning and both the terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire.

The terrorists were given ample opportunity to surrender and face the law. Two AK series rifles and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot.

The killed terrorists have been identified as Towseef Ahmad Bhat, son of Mohammad Ramzan resident of Takia Maqbool Shah Bijbehara and Aamir Hussain Ganie son of Ab Rashid, resident of Goriwan Bijbehara, Anantnag. While Towseef was active since 2017, Aamir had joined terrorist ranks in 2018.

Both of them were wanted in many terror crimes including in the killing of off-duty Territorial Amy solider Mohamamd Saleem Akhoon who was killed by them near his home in Goriwan Bijbehara on Friday. After this incident, round the clock track teams set out to track them down. The teams finally zeroed in on them leading to the encounter.

They were also wanted by law in Case FIR No. 07/2020 of PS Bijbehara which was registered last year after an attack on CRPF party in which one CRPF jawan was martyred. These terrorists had been threatening and intimidating the civilian population of the area and enticing the young boys to join terror ranks.

The dead bodies after medico legal formalities have been sent for burial in presence of family members.

Red Terror: Who are the Maoists?

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After the dastardly ambush by the Maoist terrorists and the martyrdom of 22 security personnel in the Bijapur-Sukma forest area of Chhattisgarh on Saturday 3 April 2020, we in Newsroom24x7 felt it necessary to put in public domain a keynote address by late DM Mitra on the “Maoist Problem”. Mitra was a distinguished Police officer and an authority on Left Wing extremism and terrorism linked with the Maoists.

Who are the Maoists? Late DM Mitra, a top Police officer, addressed this question while delivering the keynote address at a symposium on the “Maoist Problem” organised jointly by the Madhya Pradesh Academy of Administration and Newsroom24x7 ten years ago – September 2011. The symposium was attended by top IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service officers along with officers posted in districts bordering Chhattisgarh.

Mitra, who had a background of exclusive research on Maoists with extensive field studies across the country, had given a comprehensive presentation on the genesis, spread and handling of Maoist violence. He had used the opportunity to clarify many wrong conceptions about Maoists. While nothing much can be done in about 16 per cent of areas in the so-called Red Corridor unless police restores the writ of the government in those areas by flushing the Maoists out, administration and democratic political space can be improved in the rest 84 per cent areas in order to prevent them from falling under Maoist influence, he had emphasised.

Mitra had also recommended strengthening of Government’s Agencies, Police’s Service and Defensive Capabilities and factors for Enabling Democratic Opportunities, including Education, Communication (Roads),Recruitment into Government and Livelihood.

“Genesis and Spread of Maoist Violence and Appropriate State Strategy to Handle it” a report, written by DM Mitra and published by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) in 2011, concluded ten years ago that the “Maoists are much different from the earlier naxalites and are known to have their presence in 21 States”. According to this report, the estimation of Maoist cadre strength across various parts of the country varied from 10,000, 15000 to as much as 25000. Similarly, geographical spread of Maoist activities was estimated over 190 districts with Maoist violence reported from 90 of the 627 districts in the country.