Al-Qaeda suspect held in Delhi

Al-Qaeda suspect held in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A suspected al-Qaeda operative has been arrested from east Delhi, police said here on Monday. Shauman Haq, 27, was arrested near Vikas Marg on Sunday following a tip-off by Delhi Police’s Special Cell, an official said. Haq’s interrogation is underway and further details are awaited, he added. Last month, two men with suspected […]

‘Presence of Zakir Musa-led militant group not large’

‘Presence of Zakir Musa-led militant group not large’

Srinagar: The presence of an al-Qaeda linked militant group, headed by Zakir Musa, was not very large in Kashmir as only few people had joined it, a top Army commander said here today, asserting that the situation in the valley was much better than last year. Musa, who was earlier heading the Hizbul Mujahideen, quit […]

Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Prominent Scholar-columnist gets life threats, files case

Srinagar: A prominent Islamic scholar and columnist has allegedly received death threats and has subsequently lodged a case with J&K police. Altaf Hussain Nadwi, 45, who writes for several Srinagar based publications, told Kashmir Reader that an unknown Facebook user has put his photo on the social networking site and threatened him with death. He […]

Zakir Musa and Al-Qaeda

Zakir Musa and Al-Qaeda

Javeed Ali On July 27, British newspaper, The Guardian ran a story of Kashmiri militant Zakir Musa becoming head of ‘Al-Qaeda linked cell’ – Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. The creation of the group was announced by Global Islamic Media Front, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated information network, a report in the Guardian said. A day after this news, United Jihad […]

No Al Qaeda takers in Kashmir, asserts DGP; terms it ‘inimical to Kashmir culture’

No Al Qaeda takers in Kashmir, asserts DGP; terms it ‘inimical to Kashmir culture’

Srinagar: Maintaining that Al Qaeda’s extremist ideology had no takers in Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said on Thursday that government forces were following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during encounters with militants. However he expressed his helplessness in dealing with stone-throwing civilian protestors. Talking to media persons at the District Police Lines […]

Al Qaida in Kashmir: Fact or Fantasy?

Al Qaida in Kashmir: Fact or Fantasy?

By Zahid Iqbal Shah Al Qaida is a Salafist, militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization. During the Afghan war against the Soviet invasion, foreign Muslims came to help the Afghan Mujahideen. Many international Muslim organizations facilitated these foreigners in training, travel and other things, Maktab-al-Khidmat (MAK) was among the prominent ones. This organization or the “Services […]

5 militants have joined Zakir Musa so far: DGP

5 militants have joined Zakir Musa so far: DGP

Srinagar: Estranged Hizbul Mujahideen militant Zakir Musa, who Al Qaeda recently claimed to have joined them, seems to be having trouble in finding recruits in Kashmir. The state’s top police officer estimates that only five militants have joined him. Musa’s pictures were shared on social media after Al-Qaeda named him as head of new cell, […]

Kashmir: Clashes after 2 Hizb militants killed in Pulwama

Kashmir: Clashes after 2 Hizb militants killed in Pulwama

Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo comes to funeral, says Pakistan flag ‘our flag’ Mohammad Suhail/Bilal Habib Anantnag: Government forces on Sunday killed in a brief encounter two Hizbul Mujahideen militants here in Tahab area of Pulwama district. Intense clashes erupted in Tahab and many other places in Pulwama, leaving at least five people injured, one of […]

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