Pulwama kingpin and Hizbul chief among 18 based in Pakistan listed as ‘designated terrorist’
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 Schedule 4 was added to UAPA in August 2019 as part of Narendra Modi government’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to terror. Home minister Amit Shah, guided by “iron-willed” leadership of PM Modi, has unequivocally reaffirmed the nation’s resolve to fight terrorism, the home ministry said on Tuesday.
The District Administration of Pulwama conducted a special training programme for the polling staff for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections and Panchayat by-polls. The District Level Master Trainers imparted training to the polling staff about Ballot Boxes. The trainee staff included Presiding Officers, P1, P2 and P3 in two sessions under the overall supervision of Nodal Officer Trainings. During the training, the master trainers acquainted the polling staff with the rules and regulations of the election process and implementation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The Polling Officers were briefed about their duties and functions especially to ensure free, fair and smooth conduct of by-election in the district. The training session was attended by Polling Officers, other polling staff besides concerned officers and officials of the district. The training was imparted to the concerned polling staff at DC office Pulwama. The DDC elections across JK UT will begin from November 28 in eight phases. Panchayat by-polls will also take place during the time. Polls will end on December 19 with counting taking place on December 22.
A group of Indian-Americans and other community organisations held a memorial gathering outside the Capitol Hill for the victims of the deadly 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. A truck with a billboard, reading "We Demand Justice" was seen outside Pakistan and Turkish embassies in Washington, DC on the eve of Mumbai terror attack anniversary. Displaying anti-Pakistan banners and shouting slogans like "We want justice", the protesters on November 25 evening (Wednesday) said that twelve years have passed and Pakistan is yet to take any action on those who orchestrated the attack. Instead the prime accused live freely in Pakistan. Community activist Krishna Reddy said, "We are here on the anniversary of 26/11, when terrorists from Pakistan came to Mumbai and killed many innocent people, including six Americans as well, they just looked at the passport of the Americans and killed them. So the US intelligence knows that this has been done and controlled by Pakistani intelligence directly." "I urge the incoming administration not to give any kind of financial aid to Pakistan, nor in Afghanistan, until Pakistan takes action against the perpetrators of this crime and gives justice to those who lost lives," Krishna added. "We have gathered here today to remind the US government that it's been 12 years since the heinous act of terror was committed, I hope that the new administration takes every step possible to bring the perpetrators to justice", said another activist Mahindra Sapa. Earlier today, the Indian American group also sponsored a digital mobile billboard truck carrying "we demand justice" that was seen outside the Pakistan and Turkish embassies in DC.
People protested across the region in Gilgit-Baltistan on November 25 (Wednesday). They alleged that Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly election was rigged. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won majority of the 23 assembly seats there.
An Afghan migrant who made his way across several countries including Pakistan and Iran to reach what he thought was sanctuary in France expressed his shock at being beaten by French police. Adam Reed reports.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired first meeting of National Implementation Committee of India in Delhi on November 25. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Pate were also present.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Chief Ministers over the COVID-19 situation. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also participated in the meeting. The meeting was held via video-conferencing. "As a result of joint efforts, today India is in a better situation than other countries when it comes to recovery and fatality rates," said PM Modi.
The mortal remains of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel were brought to Sardar Patel Hospital in his hometown of Bharuch in Gujarat on November 25. His last rites will likely be performed on November 26 in his native place. The veteran Congress leader, a confidante of party's interim president Sonia Gandhi, passed away in the wee hours of November 25, his son Faisal Patel confirmed on Twitter. Ahmed Patel had tested positive for coronavirus around a month back, and was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital. The seasoned leader died due to multi-organ failure. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sonia Gandhi, almost every political leader condoled Ahmed Patel's death. PM Modi called him a person with "sharp mind" and someone who "strengthened" the Congress party. Whereas Sonia Gandhi said she has lost an "irreplaceable comrade" in Ahmed Patel.
The Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, stated that the accused in Kerala gold smuggling case have connections with Dawood Ibrahim's D-company and Kerala Chief Minister's office. "NIA has said that the accused in Kerala gold smuggling case have connections with Dawood Ibrahim's D-company. This is a serious issue. I'm sure NIA and Home Ministry will take appropriate action to ensure that UAPA charges against accused stand substantiated," said V Muraleedharan while talking to ANI. 'Kerala CM's Office has been linked with the people involved in this case. So naturally, they received patronage from powerful people within the government. This is why the Kerala BJP has demanded the resignation of chief minister of Kerala," Muraleedharan added.
Government has declared 18 more individuals as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 including Hizbul Mujhadeen chief Syed Salahuddin... Mid-Day Also reported by •Hindu •Indian Express •IndiaTimes