Sunday, December 7, 2008

Atlast....."Pak agrees to 48-hour timetable for action against LeT": ..........

Pak agrees to 48-hour timetable for action against LeT: Report

WASHINGTON/ NEW DELHI: Pakistan has agreed to a 48-hour timetable set by India
and the United States to formulate a plan to take action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and to arrest at least three Pakistanis who Indian authorities say are linked to the multiple attacks in Mumbai , a top US daily reported, citing a top Pakistani official. ( Watch )

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of diplomatic sensitivities, said India had also asked Pakistan to arrest and hand over LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhwi and former chief of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Hamid Gul, in connection with the probe into the Mumbai carnage, which killed nearly 200 people, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

This development comes in the wake of reports in the Indian media that some top Pakistan military and intelligence officials had admitted that the perpetrators of Mumbai were Pakistani terrorists owing allegiance to the Lashkar. According to the reports, Pakistan officials admitted this in Islamabad before Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff, who conveyed it to government officials in India.

The agency report from Washington, quoting the newspaper, said that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to consult his nation's top military and intelligence officials on how to follow through on India's demands. "The next 48 hours are critical," the official was quoted as saying by the influential US daily.

A week after the terrorist assault in the Indian financial capital, Indian officials have stepped up their efforts to make a clear case of link between the carnage and Pakistani elements. According to the Post, a high-level source in the Indian government, speaking on condition of anonymity, said India has "clear and incontrovertible proof" that LeT had carried out the attacks and that the group's leaders were trained and supported by Pakistan's ISI.

"We have the names of the handlers. And we know that there is a close relationship between the Lashkar and the ISI," the source said.

Indian and US investigators have identified Yusuf Muzammil, an LeT leader, as the mastermind behind the attacks. US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has already asked Pakistan to turn in Muzammil and other suspects, the report said.

Mullen visited India on Thursday when he is said to have conveyed this to officials in India. He had visited Islamabad before that. In India, he met NSA M K Narayanan, defence minister A K Antony and navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta. "It's possible that in the face of international pressure some of them admitted in a private conversation what we believe is a fact. Even if it is true, we don't think it is enough," said an Indian official.

According to Indian officials, US is convinced about the involvement of Pakistani nationals because it has been able to establish the identity of lone terrorist survivor Ajmal Amir Kasab and his family members living in Pakistan. The US also has access to evidence to prove where some of the perpetrators trained in Pakistan.

Earlier, Mullen had asked Pakistan's top leadership to "investigate aggressively any and all possible ties to groups based in Pakistan", the US embassy had said in a statement. While taking note of the recent success of Pakistani security forces in operations against militants on the Afghan border, Mullen "also encouraged Pakistani leaders to take more and more concerted action against militant extremists elsewhere in the country", the statement said.

Hezbollah blames Sunni group for Mumbai attacks
7 Dec 2008, 0326 hrs IST, Himanshi Dhawan, TNN

New Delhi: Lebanon-based Hezbollah has blamed the Mumbai terror attack on the Sunni fundamentalist group Takfiris. In a statement which can raise
eyebrows because of Hezbollah's unrelenting hostility to Israel, the Hezbollah said that the group which carried out the Mumbai strikes was of Takfiri ideological lineage.

Takfiris are ultra-fundamentalist Sunnis who view the non-Muslim world as a battleground and all non-Muslims as infidels. The statement issued by Sayyid Nawwaf al-Musawi, the international relations head of Hezbollah, is significant because it comes at a time when huge sections in Pakistan continue to deny any link of the notorious Sunni fundamentalist Lashkar to Mumbai attack, and have even blamed the crime on a wider conspiracy involving Hindus, Americans and Israelis.

Hezbollah represents Shias who have been at the receiving end of the brutality of Sunni fundamentalists groups including — al-Qaida, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Sipahe Sahaba and Afghanistan-based Taliban.

Takfiris condone acts of violence as legitimate methods of achieving religious or political goals and do not accept any deviation from Islam in the strictest sense. According to them, Shias have deviated from the teachings of Islam, thus justifying the use of violence against them.

While Islam forbids suicide, Takfiris believe that those who deliberately kill themselves while attempting to kill enemies of Islam are (shahid) who go straight to heaven. As such, all sin is absolved when a person is martyred, allowing carte blanche(Complete freedom or authority to act.) for the indiscriminate killing of even non-combatants.

The Hezbollah statement comes when a section of even the Urdu press in India seems to be coming around to suspect that the carnage was a conspiracy by Sangh Parivar to thwart the Malegaon probe into the "Hindutva terror" by eliminating Hemant Karkare of Maharashtra ATS. Karkare was leading the probe into the alleged involvement of Hindutva radicals in the Malegaon blast of September 29.

Group editor of Urdu daily 'Roznama Rashtriya Sahara', Aziz Burney, in his edit piece recently said that Hemant Karkare, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte were killed under suspicious circumstances. Speaking to TOI, Burney claimed that the attacks were part of a larger conspiracy hatched in connivance with the Congress government, Leader of Opposition L K Advani, Mossad and Chotta Rajan to disable the Malegaon investigations. He also names Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Rajnath Singh as involved in the conspiracy.(What a jusitification!)

My Comments:
The anamoly here is the only militant that got captured by India says that the ISI assured him to give $1250 to his family if he dies doing the terrorist act in India....
I am really really surprised to see how a 21 year young get ready to do the terrorist act in other country with a mere , a peanuts compensation of just Indian Rs 66,000....!
Why youngster are getting deviated and get brainwashed in this way....maybe due to poverty?
Pakistan should remember that all the TOP Heros in Indian Film Ind are Khans and that they are loved by every Indian....
But as I wrote , the entire existance of Pakistan is based on hatred of India.....No way one can help....

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