ISLAMIC TERRORISM (Gujarat Count and Kashmir Count)
and Left Wing Terrorism


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Indian troops in Iraq to save US life
Pakistan v. India

Heed The Hindu Mood
America Subsidizes Defence Industry
U.S. allocates $ 53 mn for India and $326.25 mn to Pakistan
Ignore at your own peril
Pakistan today is the most dangerous place on Earth
India is placed in the league of evil nations
Terrorism, the Freedom Struggle
America Failed once Again
External threats of  Islamic terrorism
UN Security Council Resolution1373 (Kashmir)
Attempt to Fool India, second time
Gods and Monsters, Salman Rushdie
Al-Qaida in Kashmir

Pervez Musharraf    had mobilised nuclear arsenal
Muslim terrorists, trained in Pakistan
Latest Chronicles of Death in Kashmir
Gujarat Count
Left Wing Terrorism

India v. Pakistan
India is ten times larger than Pakistan. Pakistan has over 1500 infantry combat vehicles against India’s 2207. It has nearly 1,000 more air defence artillery guns at 2309. Likewise, to make up for less aircraft, Pakistan has (nearly the same number as India’s) 400 air defence missile launchers.
It has 18 attack helicopters where as India has 21. Pakistan is also possess about 500 artillery guns short of India’s 3500. Pakistan has 2535 tanks in comparison to India’s 4170 tanks. (Deccan Chronicle)

America Subsidizes Defence Industry
Israel gets every year $ 3 billion from US government. Out of this money at least $ 2 billion are spent by Israel to purchase weapons from American companies to fight Palestinian terrorism.  Thus, essentially the American taxpayers’ money is used to subsidize the defense industry in America, which in turn creates jobs for Americans in the US in defense industry. Jeff Taylor, NPR, March 11, 2003

U.S. allocates $ 53 mn for India and 
$326.25 million to Pakistan

PTI, Washington Feb. 4. The United States has earmarked $53.35 million for India, which is almost one-sixth of what it has allocated for Pakistan in its 2004 budget presented by President George W. Bush to Congress yesterday. The administration allocated a much higher amount $326.25 million to Pakistan, regarded as a key ally of U.S. against terrorism.

Ignore at your own peril, By Ram Jethmalani
DC: .... The Gujarat elections were won for the BJP by the jihadi Muslims who attacked Akshardham and the two temples in Jammu, the well-known Raghunath Temple and the adjoining smaller one dedicated to Lord Shiva. This alone should make the jihadis change course....

I want the militants to use their common sense. God Almighty can compel anyone to wage a jihad if He so wills. He does not have to offer beautiful women to induce anyone to do his bidding. Militants hated the BJP but their hatred only brought it back to power.

The Prophet of Islam revered all Prophets he knew. He had not heard of the Hindu, Buddhist and Confucian philosophers of the Orient. Had he known the Prophets that lived and preached outside the Arab lands, he would have shown equal respect and reverence for them too.

It is time that the jihadis read the Quran and the message of the Prophet of Islam uninfluenced by the selfish and half-educated mullahs, who are using them for their sordid ends. Muslims in Palestine, Kashmir, Chechnya will achieve nothing by war and violence. Islam too will grow only in peace which is its essence and meaning.

New Delhi, Dec. 22, 2002: In a new strategy, Pakistan’s ISI has again started toying with the idea of reviving terrorism in Punjab with senior officials including President Pervez Musharraf reportedly having meetings with pro-Khalistan leaders during the birth anniversary celebration of Baba Guru Nanak.

Pakistan today is the most dangerous place on Earth
By Jim Hoagland
Thursday, October 24, 2002; Page A35,  The Washington Post

The discovery that North Korea has been secretly enriching uranium for the nuclear weapons program it promised to freeze in 1994 demonstrates the dangers of putting faith in a confirmed and practiced liar. So does the news that Pakistan provided the nuclear technology and perhaps uranium to Kim Jong Il's regime.

Pakistan's role as a clandestine supplier shatters the Bush administration's efforts to paint that country as a flawed but well-meaning member of the coalition against terror. Pakistan today is the most dangerous place on Earth, in large part because the administration does not understand the forces it is dealing with there and has no policy to contain them.

Pervez Musharraf's Pakistan is a base from which nuclear technology, fundamentalist terrorism and life-destroying heroin are spread around the globe. American and French citizens and Christians of any nationality, including Pakistani, are indiscriminately slaughtered by fanatics as occasion arises. This nuclear-armed country is in part ungoverned, in part ungovernable.

The Bush administration's response is to protect both the life and reputation of President-for-life Musharraf and pretend that he is moving toward democracy. Huge amounts of American aid pour into Pakistan -- even as Washington's ability to monitor how that money is spent or stolen declines sharply.

This response pushes toward a disaster that Bush officials -- and a Congress that has been negligent to cowardly in exercising oversight on Pakistan -- will one day protest that they could not have seen coming. The truth will be that they ignored warnings that were in plain sight, as the first Bush administration did on Iraq's Saddam Hussein.

The second Bush administration sees the dangers that "axis of evil" members Iraq and North Korea pose. It is fashioning considered, realistic responses to those dangers. But it seems paralyzed by the perceived need to secure Musharraf's help in fighting al Qaeda and stabilizing Afghanistan. Official Washington will not even tell the truth to or about Musharraf, much less hold him accountable for his lies and subterfuge.

U.S. policy today amounts to giving money to Pakistan, which agrees to take it. This is a country where American diplomats are limited to one-year tours and not allowed to bring dependents. Nongovernmental organizations that normally would help the U.S. Agency for International Development gauge how aid money is being spent have closed down out of fear. The remaining AID personnel would take their lives in their hands by insisting on effective monitoring.

Elections rigged by Musharraf in his favor this month were praised extravagantly by State Department spokesman Richard Boucher as "an important milestone in the ongoing transition to democracy." That praise cannot be applied to the process or to the outcome, which gave new prominence to a fundamentalist Islamic coalition that promptly said it would seek to ban coeducation.

Rewards rule in all areas: The sanctions on U.S.-Pakistani military-to-military cooperation imposed in 1998 after Pakistan's nuclear tests were personally lifted last week by Central Command's Gen. Tommy Franks, who attended a joint exercise involving a grand total of 330 troops.

This came on Oct. 17, as David Sanger of the New York Times led the way in identifying Pakistan as the source of North Korea's uranium-enrichment process. A secret barter arrangement was suspected during the Clinton administration. It continued after Musharraf came to power in 1999 and was finally confirmed last summer, U.S. officials report.

Pyongyang sent missiles and missile technology to Islamabad in return for nuclear technology. There are strong indications that both nations have helped Iran develop nuclear and missile programs as well.

Asked about Pakistan's supplier role, Secretary of State Colin Powell said on television last Sunday that Musharraf had promised him that Pakistan was not engaged in this trade now. Powell then refused to talk about Pakistan's past role and would not even explain his silence on it.

Talking about the past would have exposed Musharraf's pattern of lies and evasions, which Powell has increasingly tolerated and covered for as they have become more flagrant. The secretary knows Musharraf lied publicly when giving pledges last spring to end cross-border terrorism -- pledges he has broken. Musharraf even lied about whether President Bush had talked to him about that subject in a September meeting in New York.

The past provides no reason to hope that Musharraf is telling the truth about not helping North Korea now, either. He has paid no price for lying to Powell about ending terrorism in Kashmir or about cooperating fully in crushing al Qaeda. The only consequences for duplicity have been rewards and protection. Why in the world would he suddenly change an approach that is working on every level for him?


India is placed in the league of evil nations
Washington, October 1st: In an attempt to place India in the league of evil countries (along with the axis of evil - Iran, North Korea and Iraq) and to prepare the world for a preemptive attack on India  under the new Bush doctrine under the pretext of protecting Abrahamic religions, the United States Commission of International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that the U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, designate India, along with others, as ``Countries of Particular Concern'' under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.  This is the first time that the Commission has asked the Secretary of State to designate India, along with Pakistan and Vietnam, as Countries of Particular Concern. A total of 12 countries, including Iran, Iraq, China, North Korea and Sudan, are in this list.  In a damning indictment, the Commission argued that despite India's democratic traditions, religious minorities had periodically been subjected to severe violence, including mass killings. ``Those responsible for the violence were rarely ever held to account."  The Commission, in its section on India, was specific in saying that it was becoming increasingly clear that ``an increase in such violence has coincided with the rise in political influence of groups associated with the Sangh Parivar, a collection of Hindu extremist nationalist organisations that views non-Hindus as foreign to India and hence deserving of attack''

The commission forgot to mention that the communal violence, in which hundreds of Hindus died, started when a mob of Muslim terrorists attacked and burned to death 60 innocent Hindu women and chilren.  It also forgot that under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi 3000 Sikhs wer murdered by Congress supportes. Sonia Gandhi, an italian christian widow of Rajiv Gandhi, is now leading the opposition party, The commission didn't even mention the more than twenty years of Islamic terrorism sponsored by Pakistan and its allies that resulted in the genocide of Hindus in Kashmir. The commission alsoforgot to mention that Osama bin Laden's rise to prominence was the result of Pakistan's radicalisation rather than of the situation in the Middle East (see below, MJ Akbar) or the mandate given to him by Pakistan's ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) to create a mobile Islamic strike force that could hit a target anywhere in the world (see above) or that Islamic Jihad was an instrument used by US to fight evil communist USSR or that in the past 50 years the Hindu population in Pakistan was reduced from 15% to 1% or that Pakistan is the bordering state of Gujarat or that Pakistani infiltration of terrorists across the borders didn't stop even as a million strong army is standing eyeball to eyeball on the line of control between Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Indian Kashmir, while on October 1st as many as 27 attacks by Islamic militants took place in Jammu and Kashmir in which at least 16 persons were killed and many injured.

The Commission on International Religious Freedom (of Abrahamic religions to proselytize and prosper) is an independent federal agency that advises the administration and Congress on matters pertaining to religious freedom. The Countries of Particular Concern are those that have engaged in or tolerated severe violations of religious freedom. Under the law, the President must take specific actions, ranging from diplomatic demarche to economic sanctions, against countries designated as such.  The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 ``requires the United States of America, the super power founded on the Judeo-Christian principles, to oppose these egregious and systematic violations (against Christians, Jews and Muslims), whether the government itself commits them or tolerates them. We hope to see actions commensurate with the severity of these abuses,'' said the Commission Chair, Felice Gaer.  US has no choice but to impose sanctions on India and maintain the sanctions until India proves to the United States of America and to the world that she is capable of protecting Muslims and Christians.


For its sheer magnitude in scope and death toll, coupled with its intention to exterminate entire Hindu communities, the Islamic campaign against Hindus (the infidel), which was never fully called off since the first naval invasion in 636 CE, can without exaggeration be termed genocide. To quote Will Durant's famous line: "The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace, can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within." (Story of Civilization, vol.1, Our Oriental Heritage, New York 1972, p.459)

Fernand Braudel wrote in A History of Civilizations (Penguin 1988/1963, p.232-236), Islamic rule in India as a "colonial experiment" was "extremely violent", and "the Muslims could not rule the country except by systematic terror. Cruelty was the norm -- burnings, summary executions, crucifixions or impalements, inventive tortures. Hindu temples were destroyed to make way for mosques. On occasion there were forced conversions. If ever there were an uprising, it was instantly and savagely repressed: houses were burned, the countryside was laid waste, men were slaughtered and women were taken as slaves." 

Bengali Hindus suffered extermination in East Bengal in 1971, when the Pakistani Army killed about 3 million people, with Bengali Hindus as their most wanted target. This fact is strictly ignored in most writing about Hindu-Muslim relations, in spite (or rather because) of its serious implication that even the lowest estimate of the Hindu death toll in 1971 makes Hindus by far the most numerous victims of Hindu-Muslim violence in the post-colonial period. It is significant that no serious count or religion-wise breakdown of the death toll has been attempted: the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi ruling classes all agree that this would feed Hindu grievances against Muslims.  Nandan Vyas ("Hindu Genocide in East Pakistan", Young India, January 1995) has argued convincingly that the number of Hindu victims in the 1971 genocide was approximately 2.4 million, or about 80%. In comparing the population figures for 1961 and 1971, and taking the observed natural growth rhythm into account, Vyas finds that the Hindu population has remained stable at 9.5 million when it should have increased to nearly 13 million (13.23 million if the same growth rhythm were assumed for Hindus as for Muslims). Of the missing 3.5 million people (if not more), 1.1 million can be explained: it is the number of Hindu refugees settled in India prior to the genocide. The Hindu refugees at the time of the genocide, about 8 million, all went back after the ordeal, partly because the Indian government forced them to it, partly because the new state of Bangladesh was conceived as a secular state; the trickle of Hindu refugees into India only resumed in 1974, when the first steps towards islamization of the polity were taken. This leaves 2.4 million missing Hindus to be explained. Taking into account a number of Hindu children born to refugees in India rather than in Bangladesh, and a possible settlement of 1971 refugees in India, it is fair to estimate the disappeared Hindus at about 2 million.

M J Akbar dispels myths about jehad , Zarine Nandan (Indo-Asian News Service)
    New York, September 21: Jehad , or holy war, is not an invitation to kill but, contrary to what most think, an invitation to die, said eminent journalist M J Akbar at the launch of his book on Islam here.
    Akbar launched the American publication of his treatise, The Shade of Swords, Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity , with an exposition on the history of jehad , which dispelled many myths and misconceptions about it.
    He said Islam was more misunderstood than understood, and the most misunderstood part of Islam was the concept of (real) jehad . Terrorism was not permitted in jehad, and anyone who mixed the two was completely wrong.
    Akbar told the audience, among who were India's External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha, and eminent American journalist Abe Rosenthal, that the rules of (real) jehad, as laid down by the first khalifs, were exemplary.
    Some of those rules were: (real) jehadis must not kill old men, women and children; and jehadis must not mutilate a body or betray a trust.
    Akbar, took listeners on a journey through time and continents, from the beginnings of Islam through the wars of the Crusades to present-day Pakistan and the rise of the Taliban.
    Reading extracts from the book at the launch this week, Akbar analysed the emergence of Pakistan as a haven of fundamentalism and terrorism.
    He said it was an extraordinary paradox that US President George W. Bush, who did not even know Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's name during the presidential campaign, now mentions him all the time.
    The process of fundamentalism in Pakistan began under late military ruler Zia-ul Haq who, at the same time as he was encouraging a vendetta against Christians, was also cultivating the Americans, Akbar said.
    The Taliban's goal had always been to take over Islamabad after Kabul, but the Western countries did not realise that agenda.
    Osama bin Laden's rise to prominence was the result of Pakistan's radicalisation rather than of the situation in the Middle East, Akbar said. The mandate given to him by Pakistan's ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) was to create a mobile Islamic strike force that could hit a target anywhere in the world.
    Even so, Akbar did not regard bin Laden as a definitive figure within Islam, but more as the creation of the political crisis from which he had emerged.
    "All Muslims live in two dimensions: one is the circle of nationalism, the other a circle of brotherhood ... in an age of despair, the need for a hero who could inspire pan-Islamic victories becomes acute.
    "There is no such hero on the horizon now. Despair can become a breeding ground for mavericks who believe in themselves and their version of the faith."
    Akbar suggested that the loss of Afghanistan was as irrelevant to the Taliban as it was to Al Qaeda. The Taliban, Al Qaeda and other organisations with a similar dream could survive without a government, or even a country, because their recruitment was done in the mind.
    "You cannot fight a battle in the mind only with special forces and cruise missiles," he said. As a Pakistani fighter in Afghanistan had told him: "Defeat is only a setback in the holy war. The (terrorist) jehad goes on," said Akbar, who was interviewed by National Public Radio and C-Span.
The Shade of Swords has been published by Routledge.

freedom struggle
Deccan Chronicle, New Delhi, May 29: In a strong statement, Britain on Wednesday said the world community would not tolerate terrorism even if it were in the name of freedom struggle.

                                   “The definition of terrorism has been laid down in the
                                            International Law and the UN Security Council Resolution
                                    1373 which includes cross-border terrorism and terrorism
                                            labelled as freedom fight or freedom fighter-terrorism,”
                                            British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told a press
                                            conference here.

APRIL 21, 2002, SINGAPORE: India is perceived as the most vulnerable country in Asia in terms of external threats of  Islamic terrorism , while Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Vietnam are the least exposed, a regional survey showed. AFP 

MUMBAI, APRIL 15.  The Intelligence agencies had alerted the Western Naval Command about a ship laden with arms and ammunition sailing from Karachi harbour on March 24, 2002. The Hindu

America Failed once Again and was quick to urge “restraint”- attempt to Fool India, second time!

Gods and Monsters, Salman Rushdie

Al-Qaida in Kashmir


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For its sheer magnitude in scope and death toll, coupled with its intention to exterminate entire Hindu communities, the Islamic campaign against Hindus (the infidel), which was never fully called off since the first naval invasion in 636 CE, can without exaggeration be termed genocide. To quote Will Durant's famous line: "The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace, can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within." (Story of Civilization, vol.1, Our Oriental Heritage, New York 1972, p.459)

According to Pakistani reports, so far 80,000 people (mostly Pandits and other Hindu Tribes) died in Kashmir due to Islamic terrorism . 400,000 Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus), of the Kashmir Valley, were forcibly pushed out of the Valley by Muslim terrorists, trained in Pakistan, since the end of 1989. They have been forced to live the life of exiles outside their homeland, by unleashing a systematic campaign of terror, murder, rape, loot and arson. Genocide of Kashmiri Pandits has reached its climax with Muslim terrorism succeeding in 'ETHNIC CLEANSING' the valley of this ancient Pandit (HINDU) community .  The Jammu and Kashmir Government and Government of India have failed squarely to protect the Kashmiri Pandits against Islamic terrorism, largely because Indian secularism is supposed to protect Muslims only at all times.  Any attempt to protect Hindus is viewed as Hindu fundamentalism and a threat to minorities and their rights.

See also Aushwitz in Kashmir:

...But Moussaoui seemed not to care, going on at length about his belief that large parts of the world, including Spain, Kashmir and Chechnya, should be returned to Muslim rule . "I pray for the destruction of the Jewish people and state and the liberation of Palestine. . . . I pray for the return of the Islamic emirates of Afghanistan and the destruction of the United States," he said. "I will be ready in October." Washington Post, April 22

... Brig. Gen.Feroz Hassan Khan of Pakistan, said, "the incompatibility of these two nations (India and Pakistan) is due to Muslim nationalism" as it has developed in South Asia. Washington Post, April 22

... Geelani, who represents the Jamaat-i-Islami in the Hurriyat said, "No one should be under the illusion that Kashmiris (Muslims terrorists) will give up their fight."  Geelani said the Kashmir dispute should be resolved either by talks or by implementing UN Security Council resolutions .  Dawn, April 23, 2002

As many as 61 per cent of the population of Jammu and Kashmir want to remain Indian citizens because they feel they would be thus be politically and economically more secure, while only six per cent want to be Pakistani citizens, according to a recent opinion poll.  A large number of them (33 per cent) are indecisive. The poll was conducted by Facts Worldwide, Mori’s affiliate company in India. A whopping majority of 86 per cent want an end to militancy and infiltration of militants across the LoC. Two thirds of the population believe that Pakistan’s involvement in the region for the last 10 years has been bad. Deccan Chronicle, London, May 31, 2002.

                                   With India preoccupied internally by Hindu-Muslim
                                   clashes in Gujarat ( that were orchestrated by Islamic
                                        militants and ISI) and the US’ attention diverted to
                                        the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, General Musharraf has
                                        quietly released most of the 2,000 militants he
                                        arrested as part of his much-publicised anti-terrorist

                                        They include leaders of two Pakistani outfits tied to
                                        al-Qaida — Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad
                                        — the latter group being implicated in the murder of
                                        Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter. DC, 2002

New Delhi, May 7: Osama bin Laden is alive and hiding somewhere in the Tira Valley in the frontier province of Pakistan, Marshal Mohammad Fahim, Afghanistan’s Defence Minister, said. The al Qaeda threat is far from over, Fahim told The Indian Express in an exclusive interview. ‘‘Though we don’t have specific intelligence or information about al Qaeda operatives escaping Afghanistan and slipping into India, New Delhi has to be very careful.’’

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 09,WASHINGTON: Two major think-tank studies released on Wednesday have said Pakistan is an unreliable American ally in the region and India is a more stable US partner in the long term. LONDON: Despite Islamabad's cooperation in the US-led war on terrorism, "Washington will continue to regard India as a more stable and reliable regional partner than Pakistan in the longer term," a review and assessment of security-related events around
 the world has said.

PTI , MAY 12, 2002, LONDON: Pakistan army (under Pervez Musharraf' s control) had mobilised its nuclear arsenal against India during the Kargil war in 1999,  the Sunday Times reported on Sunday quoting a senior White House adviser at that time.  According to the report, Riedel and other aides feared that India and Pakistan were heading for a "deadly descent into full—scale conflict, with a danger of nuclear cataclysm". They were also concerned about Osama Bin Laden's growing influence in the region.

Dawn, PARIS, May 12: As a military aircraft from Pakistan arrived Sunday morning at Villacoublay military airfield outside of Paris - and two hours later at Cherbourg airport carrying bodies of 11 French nationals placed in new caskets - governmental authorities continue to ponder whether in fact France will continue to take part in the construction of the Agosta-90B submarines on which the naval employees were working in Karachi when they were killed.... France provide naval infrastructure - the Agosta-90Bs, but also some of its more sophisticated Exocet missiles - to Pakistan, giving it a strategic naval advantage in the Indian Ocean over archrival India, all the while providing India with a definitive air superiority through delivery of the Mirage-2000...As far as Pakistan is considered, a preliminary assessment issued this weekend would indicate that Pakistan is henceforth high on the list of the risk-countries in which French citizens are being asked not to travel....Also on the initial list is Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Georgia, Chechnya, Colombia, Chad, Liberia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Somalia... The suspected suicide-bomb blast in Karachi was the work of the Islamic extremists and came from a number of domestic Pakistani elements. This was stated by one of the France's leading specialists on Pakistan and an expert on terrorism, Christophe Jaffrelote. "I think it improbable that India would be directly behind Wednesday morning's attack. For the simple reason that in my estimation, its secret services are incapable of undertaking such a (terrorist) action, as they don't yet have the appropriate infrastructure that undertaking this sort of sabotage action requires," notes Christophe Jaffrelote.
Deccan Chronicle, New Delhi, May 13: The annual report of the Defence Ministry has described Pakistan as “an epicentre of Islamic fundamentalism” and has accused it of having added a new dimension to State sponsored terrorism in the form of low intensity conflict. The report which was released here on Monday says that Pakistan has all along been the primary source of supply of arms and ammunitions to Kashmiri Militants and is continuing with its policy of sponsoring terrorism in other parts of India too (such as Gujarat).

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, May 18, 2000, "Have you been to the villages of Pakistan, the interior? There is nothing but dire poverty and pain. The children have no education; there is nothing to look forward to. Go into the villages, see the poverty. There is no drinking water. Small children without shoes walk miles for a drink of water. I go to the villages and I want to cry. My children have no future. None of the children of Pakistan have a future. We are surrounded by nothing but war and suffering. Millions should die away." Brigadier Amanullah of Pakistan.

                 The training camps, as many as one hundred of them, are back in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
                  [call it what you will]. India believes that up to three thousand 'volunteers' are being instructed in
                  the finer details of their chosen craft in these outposts.

                  Next, there have been reports coming out of Pakistan that General Musharraf struck a devil's
                  bargain with some militant outfits before that farcical referendum. [These allegations have been
                  made by Pakistanis and independent Western journalists, not Indians.] It seems that three of
                  every four militants who were imprisoned following American pressure have been released.

                  General Musharraf is in a much better position to ward off Indian retaliation in some ways than he
                  was in December. He has had time to mend fences with some of the militant groups, if not all of
                  them. He has had time to ensure that his troops have taken their base positions. He has given the
                  militants enough breathing space until the snow melted in the Himalayan passes.

                  What has India gained? Nothing much. A soldier's comment sums up the mood rather well.
                  "Previously, they [the Pakistani Muslim terrorists] used to attack us directly. Now that we are posted at the
                  border in full strength, they are making a target of our wives and children instead."
                    -T V R Shenoy

Eyeball to Eyeball, and Blinking in Denial: During the Kargil war, which ended with Pakistan's ignominious withdrawal, American intelligence officials concluded that Pakistan had taken steps to prepare its nuclear weapons for possible use, according to an essay by Bruce Riedel, a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, published by the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reacting to the charges that Islamabad had moved its nuclear missiles near the border "That Pakistan ever moved any nuclear asset or deployed its missiles is baseless, absolutely baseless."...."this is extremely dangerous and a very serious escalation, an extremely serious escalation. The international community must take note of this because you can't distinguish what is conventional and what is unconventional," Musharraf told the CNN.   "If war is imposed," he vowed, "a Muslim is not afraid and does not retreat, but with the cry of Allah o-Akbar he jumps into the war to fight."  Gen. Pervez Musharraf, recently told Der Speigel that if Pakistan's survival as a nation were threatened, "then it would be a case of: in extreme emergency, even the atomic bomb."

There are 600,000 Muslims of Pakistani-Kashmiri origin in Britain, most from the area under Pakistani control.  Pakistan-based Kashmiri terrorist groups are being funded to the tune of £ 5 million a year by British Muslims, The Sunday Telegraph claimed. London, June 9.

Britain has categorically said it "accepts there is a clear link between (Pakistan’s) Inter-Services Intelligence directorate and groups" such as Lashkar-e Taiba, Jash-e Mohammed and Harkat-ul Mujahideen. In a hard-hitting statement to the British Parliament late on Monday, foreign secretary Jack Straw underlined the international diplomatic pressure on General Musharraf "to take visible, decisive and verifiable steps to seal the Line of Control; to stop supplies to militant groups; to help restrain the violent activities of these groups; and to close the militant training camps on Pakistan’s side of the Line of Control". TIMES NEWS NETWORK, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2002, Rashmee Z Ahmed, LONDON.

SRINAGAR: Chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on July 18th said America will surely make India and Pakistan to sit and talk for the final dispensation of kashmir issue and arrive at solu- tion of its choice. AFP

Latest Chronicles of Death and Terror:

The violence never ended in Kashmir. Here are only a few isolated incidents presented, as covering everyday violence is impossible. Pakistani supported Islamic terrorist violence in India continues unabated.

CNN: NEW DELHI, India, June 24, 2005 -- An improvised explosive device planted in a car exploded in a private bus carrying Indian soldiers drove past, killing nine soldiers and wounding another 25 others in Kashmir, police say.

SRINAGAR, DEC 5, 2004: Nine soldiers and four militants were among the 15 persons killed in various incidents across the Valley on Sunday. Sources said that militants triggered an IED explosion at Naina-Batpora in Pulwam district late on Saturday night when an army posse was on the move in the area. The blast caused the death of nine soldiers, one policeman and a civilian. Sources said that a Major was among the slain troopers.

SRINAGAR, NOV. 14, 2004 . Militants dressed in Army fatigue killed three police constables keeping vigil at a minority community guard post at Nadimarg in Pulwama district, official sources here said today. The sources said the militants called out the constables on the pretext of exchanging pleasantries last night and when the policemen showed up, the militants shot them dead and decamped with their rifles.

HYDERABAD, NOV. 14, 2004. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said the people of Jammu and Kashmir had suffered a great deal due to militancy during the past decade and a half and that it was time to heal their wounds.

SRINAGAR, AUG. 5 2004. In the second major attack on a Central Reserve Police Force post in less than a week, a militant stormed a camp last night in the posh Rajbagh locality killing nine security personnel, including an Assistant Commandant, and injuring 11 others before he was shot dead.

SRINAGAR, JULY 28. Five CRPF personnel were killed and two seriously injured when two militants made a suicide attack on a hotel in the Dal Lake here. After a night-long gun-battle, which began around 8.40 p.m. yesterday, the militants were shot dead. — PTI

SRINAGAR, July 9, 2004, Dawn: Seven people were killed in Indian Kashmir, as troops tightened security for an annual Hindu pilgrimage, police said on Friday.  Three freedom fighters (Muslim terrorists) and an Indian army officer (Muslim or Hindu?) died in an overnight clash near the town of Bandipora, 60 kilometres north of Srinagar, a police spokesman said.  He said the three belonged to the Al Fateh organization. Two more freedom fighters (Islamic terrrorists) and a civilian (Hindu or Muslim?) were killed in three separate clashes between Indian troops and Mujahideen in Kupwara district in the north, and Doda and Poonch districts in south, he added. -AFP

SRINAGAR, INDIA, July 6, 2004, Tribune: Kashmir's oldest school burned down Monday, with the fire destroying one of the world's oldest copies of the Koran and thousands of other rare Islamic texts. The arson attack was carried out by Islamic militants targeting moderate Muslim leaders. The destruction shocked many in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir, with the loss of the 105-year-old Islamia Higher Secondary School--where some of the region's most prominent figures studied--and its 30,000-book library.

Saturday 03 July 2004, 20:48 Makka Time, 17:48 GMT, Al Zazeera: At least two civilians (Hindus) and a police officer (Hindu) have died in separate incidents in Indian Kashmir, government officials said....Later in the day, 23 more people were wounded, including four Indian security personnel, when suspected separatist fighters (Muslim terrorists) tossed a hand grenade at a passing military vehicle in Anantnag, 55km south of Srinagar.  A second grenade attack killed one police officer and wounded another at Mardha, a remote village in Poonch district, which lies close to the de facto border that splits Kashmir between Indian and Pakistani control.

Jammu, June 26, 2004 (PTI): In a major strike, militants shot dead 12 people (Hindus) -- 10 members of a village defence committee, a woman and her child-- and injured four others in a village in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

LOWER MUNDA (SOUTH KASHMIR), MAY 23, 2004. In a major attack, militants detonated a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) when a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy was passing through the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, killing 28 persons — all of them jawans and their family members — this morning. The dead include 15 soldiers, six women and four children.

The Hindu, JAMMU, APRIL 15, 2004. A Border Security Force vehicle was blown up today by militants in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two jawans were killed and five injured.

The Hindu, URI, APRIL 8, 2004. In the first-ever attack by militants in this border town, nine persons, two of them assistants of Jammu and Kashmir Ministers, were killed and 80, including two senior Ministers, were injured when grenades were hurled at a People's Democratic Party election rally today.  SRINAGAR, APRIL 8. The Army today shot dead the head of the military operations of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, Qari Mohammed Asif, codenamed Sehrai Baba, and four other top militants of the outfit in an encounter in Kupwara district

The Hindu, SRINAGAR, APRIL 5 2004. At least 64 people, including women, children and three jawans of the Border Security Force were injured and 14 of them are in a critical condition when militants exploded a grenade in a crowded market in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

SRINAGAR, Oct 21 2003: Eleven persons were killed while 16 injured in different militancy related incidents across Kashmir valley during the last 24 hours across.

JAMMU, Oct 21: Six of a marriage party were massacred at Pul Doda area near Domail in district Doda late this evening. Reports said that a group of six militants wearing army dresses opened indiscriminate firing on a house of Mohd Abbas where the marriage was going on late this evening at Pul Doda.

The Hindu, Reuters, NYT, WP, Sanjuwan (Jammu), June 28, 2003 In one of the worst attacks since India and Pakistan began easing tensions over the region in April, in a pre-dawn suicide attack on Saturday, two terrorists pierced the heavily-guarded Sanjuwan Army camp on the outskirts of Jammu city and killed 12 Army personnel. Seven persons, including a Lieutenant, were injured. The attack came as President Abdul Kalam was on an official visit to troubled Jammu and Kashmir state, the first by a president in several years.  President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was hundreds of miles away from the site of the attack and was in no danger. But it occurred only a few miles from the site of a May 2002 suicide strike on army barracks that killed 34 soldiers and family members, infuriating (helpless) Indian officials.  Senior American diplomats have applauded the recent new peace initiative by Vajpayee and repeatedly visited the region since last year's war scare.  Turning the other cheek is not one of President Bush's best-known traits. But he is ready to forgive a lot in the case of Pakistan, where a skillful political alchemist is transforming a record of failure, extremism and betrayal into gold from the U.S. Treasury. After all, Musharraf proved at Camp David that having some terrorists around to pursue buys a lot of forgiveness.

NEW DELHI (Reuters and the Hindu) May 10, 2003:  It is for India to make up "her own mind" about what "she thinks" of the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's statement that terrorist training camps, if any, would be gone "by tomorrow", the United States Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, said here this evening. Highlighting the problems, violence continued in Kashmir.  Indian police said on Saturday three workers from the People's Democratic Party (PDP), which leads the state coalition government, were killed by Islamic terrorists. ``I am cautiously optimistic that the process begun by the act of statesmanship by the prime minister of India could possibly lead to a step-by-step process that would eventually resolve all issues,'' Armitage told reporters.  ``It's a long trip to when we get there and I just hope we've begun a process,'' he said after meeting Vajpayee.  India has got nothing "extra'' from Mr. Armitage's South Asia visit as far as pressing Pakistan is concerned.

Associated Press, SRINAGAR, April 30, 2003 -- Indian troops raided a base of Islamic militants in Kashmir, sparking a firefight that lasted more than five hours and resulted in 17 deaths. The battle, which came a day after the prime ministers of India and Pakistan held a brief conversation by telephone to discuss resuming a dialogue, resulted in the deaths of 11 of the suspected militants and six Indian soldiers.

Agence France-Presse, Srinagar, April 17: Seventeen people, including 10 security force personnel, were injured on Thursday in an explosion and a separate terrorist ambush in Jammu and Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

Deccan Chronicle, Srinagar, April 6: A top commander of pro-Pakistan militant outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said here on Sunday. Elsewhere in the Kashmir Valley, a special police officer was among three persons killed.

NY Times, NEW DELHI, April 4 — The police in the northeastern Indian state of Assam found the bodies of 26 villagers late Thursday who had been abducted and apparently executed by militants from a rival tribe. Around 30 villagers from the hilly Cachar region in the south of the state had been kidnapped on Tuesday, and several are still missing. Those found Thursday had bullet wounds from automatic weapons, and their hands had been tied behind their backs, according to police reports. The victims were members of the Dimasa tribe, one of many separatist groups in India's isolated northeast, which has been battling for years for a homeland or autonomous region. Fighting among the complex stew of insurgencies has claimed more than 400 lives, mostly among militants, in Assam in the past year. Police officials told Reuters they suspected that the killings were carried out by the Hmar People's Conference, which has been fighting for an autonomous region for the Hmar tribe. (Majority of the tribal population has adopted Christianity).

The Hindu, NADIMARG (South Kashmir) MARCH 24. In a gruesome incident that dealt a severe blow to the "healing touch" policy of the five-month-old Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Government in Jammu and Kashmir, heavily-armed Islamic militants mowed down 24 members of 11 Kashmiri Pandit families in Nadimarg village, 65 km from Srinagar, around 2.30 a.m. on Monday. The dead included 11 women and two children. The Muslim militants asked the villagers to line up for an identification parade on a lawn before opening indiscriminate fire from automatic weapons killing 24 persons on the spot.

The Hindu, Jammu March 22. Two BSF jawans were killed when Islamic militants ambushed a patrol party at Pindi Jamola in Kalalkas area in Rajouri district of Jammu on Friday. They were identified as Koushal Chandra and Subash Chandra. Two ultras were gunned down by the security personnel. 

The Hindu, JAMMU MARCH 17. The toll in the Udhampur Islamic terrorist strike has gone up to 13 with the recovery of the bodies of two of the four policemen abducted by the militants from Sumb Nullah, near the site of the attack, this morning. The Islamic militants had slit the throats of Head Constable Nissar Ahmed and Special Police Officer Sher Mohammad. The other two managed to escape.

DC, Mumbai, March 16, 2003: A police team has been sent to Hyderabad in connection with the newly-formed Muslim Defence Force, which is in the suspect list of Mumbai police. The fourth blast in a span of two-and-half month claimed 12 lives and injured 90 persons, police sources said. The Muslim Defence Force came into existence after the communal riots in Gujarat that were started by militant Muslims who torched train full of women and children in which 60 Hindu women and children charred to death and resulted in riots killing approximately 1000 people of which at least 50% were Hindus and according to English secular media most of them were Muslims. The chief of Muslim Defence Force, Abu Hamza, is believed to have fled to Dubai after triggering the Ghatkopar bomb blast in October last year. Panaji, March 16: The involvement of Simi and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad has been found in recent bomb blasts in Mumbai, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani said here on Sunday.

The Hindu, JAMMU, MARCH 16, 2003. Muslim militants attacked a police post at Indh village in Udhampur district last night, killing nine policemen and two civilians and abducting four policemen.  GUWAHATI, MARCH 16. Six persons, including a CRPF jawan, were killed and 50 injured in a bomb blast triggered by the banned ULFA targeting a truck carrying security personnel in Assam's Goalpara district today. GODHRA MARCH 16. Tension gripped Godhra town of Panchmahals district this evening as mobs belonging to Muslim and Hindu communities indulged in heavy stone throwing in which at least four persons received injuries, police said. The condition of one of the injured was reported to be serious. JOHANNESBURG MARCH 16. While Pakistani backed Muslim terrorist are causing death and terror in India, Pakistan will push for sanctions against India for refusing to play test matches against it.

PTI, Mumbai,Friday, March 14, 2003: The death toll in last night's powerful blast in a local train at suburban Mulund here Thursday night has risen to 12, with two more persons succumbing to injuries today. Of the 12 victims, four are women, including two police constables.

DC, Jammu, March 14:
A Deputy Superintendent of Police and a militant were among six people killed in an encounter in the border town of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday in an encounter with Islamic suicide terrorists, official sources said.

DC, Bihar, March 14: As tension gripped a north Bihar town on Friday after a Shiv temple was damaged, desecrated and robbed of some idols. Police fired in the air and Muharram processions were suspended as a mob indulged in vandalism and arson, forcing the authorities to promulgate prohibitory orders.

Press Trust of India, New Delhi, March 12: A top terrorist of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, who planned to carry out a repeat of December 13 attack on Parliament and target India Gate and Mumbai bourse, was killed in an encounter with Uttar Pradesh police in adjoining township of Noida in the wee hours of Wednesda

Jammu, Jan. 23. The historic Vaishnodevi temple was partially damaged in a fire on Wednesday but the idols were safe, police sources said today. The flames were brought under control within an hour. PTI

The Hindu, JAMMU DEC. 22. In yet another gruesome act, heavily armed Muslim militants killed three children at a village in Poonch district and in an encounter that followed, two of the assailants were gunned down.

The Hindu, JAMMU DEC. 20. The one-and-a-half month-old coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir suffered a setback today when Islamic militants shot dead the People's Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly, Abdul Aziz Mir, in Pampore town of south Kashmir.  In a separate Islamic terrorist act, a group of Islamic militants shot dead three girl students for not wearing the burqa in Rajouri district of Jammu region late on Thursday night. Deccan Chronicle.

The Hindu, ANANTNAG/ PULWAMA OCT. 1: A low to moderate turnout, boycott of polls and many militant attacks marked the third phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir today. As many as 27 attacks by Muslim militants took place in which at least 16 persons were killed and many injured.

The Hindu, SRINAGAR SEPT. 23. In a sign of increasing violence on the eve of the second phase of elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly tomorrow, a constable was killed in a shootout between militants and police.  Last year, 700 out of 1,336 militants killed were Pakistani nationals , and, this year, 400 out of 600 slain militants were foreigners .

(HTC/ Agencies/Hindustan Times) Srinagar, September 21: Just three-days ahead of polls in Srinagar, terrorists on Saturday carried out a fidayeen attack at a police housing colony at Bemina in the outskirts of the city killing four cops and injuring at least 14 others till the reports last came in, officials said.

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters), Sptember 20 - Suspected Islamic separatists attacked a police barracks in Indian Kashmir's main city on Saturday as anti-poll violence increased ahead of the second round of a state elections. Rebels lobbed grenades and forced their way into the police housing colony, home to hundreds of police families, killing at least two policemen. More than 460 people have died since plans for a four-stage election were announced on August 2.

New York Times, ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 19 — Officials from three Pakistani militant groups said in interviews this week that the government of Pakistan has allowed Islamic guerrillas to resume small-scale infiltrations into Indian-controlled Kashmir. India has repeatedly demanded that Pakistan halt the practice, which brought the two nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war this spring.

DC, Jammu, Sept. 9: Continuing their attacks on civilians in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, militants killed five Hindus, and injured another in a village in this district on Sunday night, official sources said here on Monday. Earlier, militants threw a grenade in Bijbehara town, wounding 13 civilians.

The Times of India, AUGUST 24, 2002, JAMMU: Striking in a big way in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Muslim militants gunned down 10 people, including three women, in two separate overnight attacks in Rajouri district.

The Hindu, NUNWAN (PAHALGAM) Aug. 6. At least nine Hindu Amarnath pilgrims, including a young girl, were killed and 50 injured in a Muslim militant attack on their highly-fortified base camp here on Tuesday. One militant of the Lashkar-e-Taiba who sneaked into the camp was killed by the security forces. However, the yatra was not suspended. PTI: SILCHAR, July 28: The Pakistan intelligence agency, ISI, has recently intensified its activities in the eastern region, particularly the north-east, Assam Rifles DIG for Mizoram and Barak Valley Range Brig D C Katoch said.

PTI, JAMMU, July 28: Muslim militants killed a civilian and kidnapped another in Jammu and Kashmir where they also set ablaze a house on Saturday evening, official sources said here on Sunday

AFP: SRINAGAR, July 28: The Army said on Sunday it had discovered a major arms cache in Kashmir with nearly 540 grenades that were meant to be used to disrupt India's independence day or state elections this year.

AFP. SRINAGAR, July 19 : Security forces gunned down five Muslim militants in Kashmir on Friday after they sneaked over from the Pakistani side.

The Hindu, NEW DELHI, July 13: Muslim gunmen dressed as Hindu holy men threw grenades and opened fire in a crowded slum in Indian Kashmir today, killing at least 25 Hindus, Indian police officials said.  The assault was the deadliest in Kashmir since May 14, when Islamic militants attacked an army camp, killing 34 people, mostly women and children. The DGP, Mr. Suri, said the Pakistan-based militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba, was responsible for Saturday's attack.

The Hindu, SRINAGAR JUNE 9. Two suspected militants of the Al-Qaeda were killed in an encounter with the Army in the Drass sector.

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, JUNE 01, 2002, WASHINGTON: Pakistan may have damaged India to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars with its loose talk about initiating nuclear war in the region, according to Indian officials, analysts and business executives.  “Pakistan straps itself with a nuclear weapons and runs amok like a suicide bomber... and we get punished,” one official fumed, echoing the vivid imagery first invoked by Salman Rushdie in a New York Times comment last week.

Washington Post, ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 27: On Tuesday, Pakistan said it successfully test-fired a 110-mile-range missile, the third and last in a series of tests carried out since Saturday that Islamabad described as routine and unconnected to the tensions with India, the Reuters news agency reported

The Hindu, SRINAGAR MAY 27. Muslim militants killed a police constable in the heart of Srinagar today afternoon.
New Delhi May 27. The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested six persons for the assassination of the Hurriyat leader, Abdul Ghani Lone, Star News reported today.  The six Muslims were sympathisers of various terrorist groups, particularly the Hizb-ul Mujahideen, the Lashker-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

MAY 25, 2002, ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday morning test fired a second ballistic missile, state television reported.  The test came despite international condemnation of the first test of Hatf 5/Ghauri missile on Saturday.

The Hindu, IMPHAL MAY 24. At least 11 Assam Rifles personnel were killed in an ambush by the NSCN (IM) and the Kuki Revolutionary Army at Sanakeithel area under the Litan police station of Manipur's Ukhrul district today.

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 24, 2002, WASHINGTON: "The secretary-general considers it essential that the logic and language of war be replaced by the logic and language of peace. At the same time, he wishes to reiterate his unconditional condemnation of all acts of terrorism. There can be no tolerance for such acts, especially across the Line of Control in Kashmir. The secretary-general accordingly urges President Musharraf to take vigorous action to ensure full implementation of the policy  set out in his speech of 12 January."

The Hindu, ISLAMABAD May 22: Pakistan reiterated that Pakistan would continue to extend ``moral, political and diplomatic support to the legitimate struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realisation of their right to self-determination''. NEW DELHI MAY 22 .  The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi,
today stressed the need to focus on the diplomatic option, before plumping for drastic action against Pakistan.  "Much more needs to be done on the diplomatic front. We would like greater efforts to get the international community to understand the problems that we are facing,'' Ms. Gandhi told newspersons at her party office.

Deccan Chronicle, Muzaffarabad (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), May 21: A leading Kashmiri Muslim militant group on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting in Jammu and Kashmir despite New Delhi’s “war-mongering” towards Pakistan.  “A war will be disastrous for India, because in that case she will have to confront the valiant Pakistani soldiers in addition to the people and the Mujahedin (fighters) in Kashmir,” said Syed Salahuddin, supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahedin. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s key fundamentalist party accused the US of encouraging Indian brinkmanship. “We are giving a call for mass mobilisation in support of Jihad in Kashmir ...” said a statement issued by Jamaat-i-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad.
PTI, TUESDAY, MAY 21,BATALA: Army on Tuesday apprehended two Pakistani spies in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, Intelligence sources said here.
PTI, TUESDAY, MAY 21, JAMMU: Prime Minister Vajpayee said here on Tuesday evening that Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Lone was assassinated because he was working for peace in Kashmir.
The Hindu, Srinagar May 21. The senior All-Party Hurriyat Conference leader, Abdul Gani Lone, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen here today. A founder executive committee member of the 23-party Hurriyat, Mr. Lone had been a critic of `jehadi' and foreign (Pakistan) mercenaries. He, along with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, recently held talks with the leaders of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in Sharjah, which created a controversy and led to some differences within the grouping. Incidentally, he returned to Kashmir only last weekend after a month-long tour of the United States.

The Hindu, Islamabad May 20. As tension on the Indo-Pak. border mounted, Pakistan has deployed the Shaheen missiles to deal with any eventuality, media reports said here today. The Nation said the missiles, with a range of 750 km, had been deployed in view of a possible attack by India.
Tehri (Uttaranchal) May 20: Two children were killed and three others injured today when a bomb went off inside some bushes at new Tehri town, police said.

Washington Post, NEW DELHI, May 19 -- India today placed paramilitary troops guarding the border with Pakistan under the direct operational command of the army and put the coast guard under command of the navy, steps that officials said usually precede military action...Islamic guerrillas fired at an Indian army- paramilitary camp today about 95 miles north of Jammu, killing four soldiers and wounding 12.

Dawn, NEW DELHI, May 19: KASHMIR CLASHES: Fourteen people, including eight security force personnel, were killed and 17 injured in fresh Mujahideen attacks in occupied Kashmir, police said on Sunday. They said four soldiers were killed and seven wounded when freedom fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades at a security post in the disputed region on Sunday.  The attack came less than a week after a raid by  freedom fighters on an army camp in occupied Kashmir killed 31 people,  many of them wives and children of soldiers. The three freedom fighters were also killed.... Pakistan has repulsed the use of heavy artillery by the Indians along the LoC and the working boundary during the past two days, director general ISPR, Major General Rashid Qureshi told Dawn late on Sunday....Indian forces resumed shelling in different areas of Azad Kashmir on Sunday, killing four persons and injuring 13 others, officials said. Besides, one injured of Saturday's shelling died on Sunday, raising the death toll in two days to 10, they added.... Russia has urged India and Pakistan to observe restraint and reduce tension in the region. Russian foreign ministry spokesman in Moscow asked the two countries not to resort to military action

The Hindu, JAMMU, MAY 19. Four Army personnel were killed and seven injured in a suicide attack by militants on an Army camp in the Udhampur region of Jammu today.  KHATIMA (Uttaranchal) May 19. A Shiv Sena leader was today beheaded by unidentified assailants in full view of the public here, setting off tension in Udham Singh Nagar district, police said.  Amritsar May 19. Six Akali Dal activists, including a contestant in the last Punjab Assembly polls, were shot dead by some unidentified persons at Bhikhiwind area of the district today, police said.

Deccan Chronicle, Srinagar, May 18, Lashkar-e-Toiba has threatened to embark on more suicide attacks but with intensified magnitude against the Indian security forces and vital installations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Hindu, NEW DELHI MAY 18,  While enhancing its combat readiness, India today asked Pakistan to recall its High Commissioner to India, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi.  The CPI-ML general secretary, Dipankar Bhattacharya, asked the Vajpayee Government to "stop the current policy of short-sighted adventurism and instead engage the Musharraf administration in a serious bilateral dialogue (and give up Kashmir and possibly other parts whenever Pakistan asks for them)''. The CPI(M) politburo, member S. Ramachandran Pillai, said the party was unable to understand the "rationale" behind the move.
BRUSSELS MAY 18. The European Parliament has passed a resolution saying that it is appalled by the sectarian violence in Gujarat, which has claimed more than 900 lives (of which approximately 50% are Hindus). (No resolution so far on Islamic militancy that caused 80,000 deaths in Kashmir). A prominent British member of the European Parliament, Charles Tannock, said, "No system of government is perfect, but since the (Indian) Army was called in, already some 30,000 arrests have been made with 80 per cent of those arrested being Hindus. It is also significant that the violence did not spread to other parts of India, while large areas of Gujarat remain calm."  "We should not forget that India is currently reeling under a series of atrocious terrorist attacks by Islamist `jehadi' extremists, more recently the killing of 30 people, including women and children on the outskirts of Jammu," an attack which made the dangerous threat of war more likely between the nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. "The international community must urgently do everything possible to prevent any further escalation of violence which might threaten global peace," Dr. Tannock said.

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 19, 2002, PANWAD, Vadodara: Communal war clouds seem to be finally clearing from the Gujarat horizon after over two months of bloodshed, but Panwad, about 15 km from Chhota Udepur town, still remains an island of discontent.  For, adivasis here have threatened to kill about 1,600 Muslim families if they return to their roots. And the reason: the adivasi community has suffered a lot at the hands of Muslims in the past.
AFP, MAY 18, 2002, DHAKA: Some 200 Muslims from Gujarat have returned to Bangladesh, Bangladeshi officials said Saturday.

PTI, MAY 18, 2002, SRINAGAR: Seven persons, including a National Conference activist, a BSF jawan and two militants, were killed and three others injured in Kashmir Valley, while a major tragedy was aerted with the timely detection of an IED, weighing 35 kg, a police spokesman said.
KOLKATA: West Bengal communist Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee on Saturday expressed concern at the spurt in terrorist and ISI-sponsored activities in the state. Asserting that these groups had the direct backing of Pakistan, the chief minister said that while ULFA and KLO terrorists were active in North Bengal, PWG and MCC ultras were operating in south Bengal.
HYDERABAD: In the backdrop of "changing scenario" of terrorist violence, Centre has directed all state governments to keep a "close watch" on madrasas.

DC, Jaipur, May 16: A sudden increase in Pakistani Army  activity on the country’s western border is visible after the terrorist attack on a bus and an Army camp at Kaluchak near Jammu, official sources said here on Thursday.

The Hindu, NEW DELHI MAY 15: Government sources here said the U.S. President did not convey that India, in the given situation, should exercise restraint.
Christina B. Rocca, made a forceful appeal to New Delhi and Islamabad to return to the negotiating table to settle their differences, (while the terrorism is unabated).
In response to a specific question on whether she raised the issue of ``cross -border terrorism,'' in her discussions with Gen. Musharraf, Ms. Rocca said she would not like to go into the details of her talks.

The Hindu, KALUCHAK (JAMMU) MAY 14. In a gruesome attack, three members of a suicide squad of (Muslim) terrorists killed 30 persons (Hindus), including seven bus passengers and 23 others in the family quarters of the Army, near Jammu today. Thirtyfour persons were injured in the attack, and some of them are in a critical condition.  With the terrorist killings in Jammu in the backdrop, India today said it would continue to position its forces along the Indo-Pakistani border until Islamabad restrained cross-border terrorism. Ms. Rocca said the U.S. roundly condemned this "(Islamic) terrorist attack". "It is just this type of barbarism that the war on terrorism is determined to stop.''

The Hindu, SRINAGAR MAY 13. Three civilians were injured here when Border Security Force personnel opened fire on a crowd protesting against "direction'' to stop using the public address system at a local mosque. Saharanpur (U.P.) May 13. Two country-made bombs exploded outside a mosque here today partially damaging its outer wall while another explosive was detected and defused, police said.
PTI,  MAY 13, PATNA: Three bombs were hurled by unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants at the Coca-Cola's bottling plant here on late Sunday evening, the police said on Monday.  SRINAGAR: Five persons, including a self-style battalion commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and an SPO, were killed and a Hizb ultra was injured in an inter-group clash, while militants made an abortive attempt to target a security camp in Jammu and Kashmir since Sunday night, an official spokesman said on Monday.

The Hindu, LUCKNOW May 12. Twelve persons were killed and over 70 injured, when 13 coaches of the Patna-bound New Delhi-Patna Shramjeevi Express train derailed near the Khetasarai station in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh early this morning. The train had 24 coaches in all. The Railway Board chairman, I.I.M.S. Rana, who inspected the site, said there were several indicators which firmly pointed to sabotage.  First, he said, the fishplates were removed from the tracks but the bolts that tighten the plates were not damaged. Secondly, one of the tracks was found lying two metres away from the railway line, Mr. Rana said.  New Delhi May 12. Aftab Ansari, the alleged mastermind of the Kolkata American Center attack, has revealed he was closely associated with Saeed Omar Sheikh, prime accused in the U.S. journalist, Daniel Pearl kidnap-cum-murder case, and that the latter had provided him ``all kinds of support'' for his activities.  Disclosing the nexus between Pakistan-based terrorists and the Indian underworld, Ansari also told his interrogators that the January 22 attack was undertaken because the Lashker-e-Taiba wanted to take revenge against the U.S. and he wanted to avenge the killing of his associate, Asif Raza Khan, by police.

PTI, MAY 12, JAMMU: Two boys were killed and forty buildings, including shops and houses, were destroyed in a fire.

Agencies, New Delhi: At least 10 passengers were killed and 100 others injured when 13 bogies of Shramjeevi Express.

The Hindu, NEW DELHI MAY 11. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today described as "largely cosmetic'' the promised crackdown on terrorists in Pakistan and an end to the export of terror to India that was to follow the January 12 speech of the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, and said that India was determined to "cut through this vicious circle of violence and ensure that the coming elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly are not only free and fair but also include every shade of public opinion that wishes to be involved in the democratic process.''  WASHINGTON MAY 11. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Christina Rocca, will be visiting India and Pakistan as a part of U.S. efforts to reduce tensions between the two South Asian nations. Pakistan might have urged the U.S. to show grater activism, citing the possibility of a clash with India. Reflecting the thinking within the Pakistan Army's top brass, the chief of
 Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, Ehsanul Haq, reportedly told the Pakistani formation commanders who met recently in Rawalpindi that the risk of a conflict with India was now at an "all-time high.''  Incidentally, the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, to India in January was also influenced by intelligence inputs from Pakistan suggesting an "imminent Indian attack," based on its information that a strike corps of the Indian Army had been re-positioned, sources say.

PTI, MAY 10, NEW DELHI: The five Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, two of whom were killed in an encounter here on Thursday night, had plans to target VVIPs and industrial interests in the capital and were operating under a changed name of Tehreek-e-bin Zaid, police said on Friday. The terrorists, from whose possession fake I-cards of some unknown organisation - Human Rights Commission - were recovered, also planned to rope in Muslim youth of Gujarat into militancy, as they apparently visualised the state as a "fertile ground" for recruitment into terrorist organisations in view of the recent communal violence, Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) K K Paul told reporters.  JAMMU: Ten people, including seven Pakistani terrorists were killed and a civilian injured in separate incidents across Jammu division where security forces have also busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge quantity of arms and explosives since Thursday, official sources said here on Friday.  SRINAGAR: Three militants including a Hizbul Mujahideen man were killed in an encounter with the Border Security Force (BSF) at Goigam on the Srinagar-Gulmarg road early on Friday

TIMES NEWS NETWORK, MAY 10, HYDERABAD: The police arrested two activists of the banned Deendar Anjuman at Vepala Singaram village under Huzurnagar police station limits in Nalgonda on Thursday.  The Centre had banned the organisation in April 2001 for its involvement in serial bomb blasts at Hindu temples in the country. The Anjuman’s headquarters is located at Asifnagar in the city.

Dawn, SRINAGAR, May 9: Six people were injured here on Thursday when Indian police fired teargas shells to disperse crowds protesting an attack on a Muslim leader by Hindus.  The protest was led by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, which says its detained leader Yasin Malik was attacked during a hospital check-up by Shiv Sena activists on Wednesday.

PTI, MAY 09, SRINAGAR: The Army recovered 130 Pakistan-made grenades, solar bombs and 137 under barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs), among other ammunition during its recent anti-militancy operation in Nambal forest near the Line of Control.

PTI, MAY 09, SRINAGAR: Two security personnel and an equal number of Islamic militants were killed in separate encounters in the Kashmir Valley, where militants bombed the house of a ruling National Conference activist since Wednesday night, official sources said.

The Hindu, New Delhi May 9. Two hardcore Islamic terrorists of the banned Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed and three others arrested in an encounter in South Delhi tonight.

Islamabad, May 7: Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence has said that there is a risk of flare-up on the Indo-Pak border and the Line of Control in the coming weeks. Deccan Chronicle

PTI, TUESDAY, MAY 07, JAMMU: Ten militants, including two dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, were among 13 people killed in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday, a top police official said.  SRINAGAR: Three Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in a fierce gun-battle with security forces in south Kashmir on Monday evening, defence sources said.
MUMBAI: Suspected al-Qaeda terrorist Mohammed Afroz Abdul Razak, charged with sedition, has moved the Mumbai High Court urging for quashing of proceedings against him in a lower court and seeking Rs 10 crore as damages from the government for "wrongly" prosecuting him.

Jammu May 7. Two explosive-laden vehicles of the Pakistani army were blown up by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district where heavy exchange of fire and shelling continued in Khari-Karmara and Sabzian areas since Monday evening. The Hindu

JAMMU MAY 5. The Jammu and Kashmir police have said that they have aborted a major militant strike on Jammu city by arresting two militants of the Islamic Front.  The Hindu

SRINAGAR, May 5: Indian troops on Sunday killed eight Mujahideen terrorists in Kashmir and four more people died in violence elsewhere in the Himalayan territory, police said. Dawn

WASHINGTON May 5. Infiltration across the Line of Control in Kashmir from Pakistan has declined recently, in the assessment of the United States, senior Bush administration officials say. The Hindu. (See below)

New Delhi May 4, the Hindu: April alone has seen as many as 300 incidents, resulting in almost as many deaths. This is in sharp contrast to the relative lull of February, and the Islamic violence was seen as going up slightly in March. But April has made many people sit up. In the first four days of May, already 28 persons have been killed in militancy-related incidents.  The understanding at the seniormost level here is that it is the deployment of the Indian forces along the LoC that has slowed down the infiltration from across the border. But there is no dilution in Pakistan's policy of infiltration, with a view to stepping up violence, as part of an emerging "Pakistani design." The militant camps have been "re-activated'' in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.  JAMMU May 4. Five cattle grazers were shot dead by Islamic militants in a remote village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir today,  official sources here said. Militants barged into the huts of the cattle grazers, picked up five persons and shot them dead.

PTI, MAY 03, JAMMU: Security forces on Friday gunned down seven Pakistani militants in Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri district early Friday as they tried to cross over the border, a defence spokesman said here.

REUTERS, MAY 02, SRINAGAR: Four persons, including two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed and another person injured while a militant of the outfit surrendered before the security forces in Kashmir valley, where security forces busted several ultras hideouts and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device since Wednesday night, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

REUTERS, MAY 02, ISLAMABAD: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen said on Thursday that its suggestion for a dialogue to end a 12-year Islamic insurgency in Kashmir should not be taken as a truce offer.  Saleem Hashmi, spokesman for the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen group, told Reuters that armed struggle and peace talks could go side by side. "Ceasefire cannot be made basis for dialogue. War and dialogue can go side by side," he said. While, four persons, including two Hizbul Mujahideen  militants were killed and another person injured while a militant of the outfit surrendered before the security forces in Kashmir valley, where security forces busted several ultras hideouts and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device since Wednesday night, a police spokesman said on Thursday.  Militants abducted and later killed one, Ghulam Mohammad Lone at Paner forest in Bandipora area of Baramulla district.  Militants shot at and injured a youth, Atta Mohammad at nagani
 in Doda

SRINAGAR, May 1: Indian forces on Wednesday claimed killing 12 Mujahideen.  Four civilians were also killed on Wednesday and Tuesday night. DAWN

PTI, MAY 01, SRINAGAR: Three persons, including two Islamic militants and a counter-insurgent, were killed in separate incidents in Kashmir.  Security forces have also arrested eight people for sheltering the Islamic militants in the valley.

PTI, APRIL 30, JAMMU: One woman was killed and another injured in shelling and firing resorted to by Pakistani troops in Noushera and Akhnoor sectors of Jammu division since Monday evening, an official spokesman said on Tuesday. One Vidya Devi was killed in Pakistani shelling in Kalsian area of Noushera sector in Rajouri district on Tuesday. Another woman Radhika Devi was hit by bullets fired from across the International Border (IB) on Monday evening.

PTI, APRIL 29, SRINAGAR: A Hindu woman was killed and eight persons, including four soldiers, wounded when Islamic militants attacked a Jammu-bound Army convoy in Pulwama district of south Kashmir today, official sources said.

 JAMMU, April 28: Indian troops in Kashmir shot dead 15 freedom fighters, officials said on Sunday. Two civilians and a trooper also died separately in overnight clashes in the Valley, the police added. Indian army spokesman Major Animesh Trivedi said 13 cross-border Mujahideen belonging to the Jaish-i-Mohammad and
Harkatul Mujahideen groups were killed in three separate firefights on Sunday. Dawn;
JAMMU APRIL 28. Security forces gunned down 21 militants, including nine foreign mercenaries, in encounters in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir today. The HIndu

SRINAGAR, April 20 (Reuters) — Fourteen people, including three Indian soldiers, four civilian Hindus and seven Muslim rebels, have been killed in fresh Islamic separatist violence in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, the Indian police said today.

LOS ANGELES, April 19: Osama bin Laden has gone into hiding in a Pakistani-controlled region in Kashmir, the Anatolian News Agency quoted a Turkish newspaper as saying on Thursday, the Dow Jones newswire reported. According to the Istanbul-based daily Hurriyet, a Turkish intelligence agency has confirmed rumours that the Al Qaeda leader had gone underground in the Himalayan border region where Muslim activists have been fighting Indian troops, it said.  Afghanistan's former Taliban leader, Mulla Omar, was also confirmed to be living in Afghanistan's Paktia province bordering Pakistan, according to the newspaper.  Osama was aiming to provoke a further confrontation between Pakistan and India, should he be arrested in Kashmir, the Hurriyet said. Dawn

JAMMU APRIL 17:  Thousands of people today took out a procession in Rafiabad area of Baramullah district to protest the killing of five MuslimsIkhwan militants late on Tuesday. A band of Ikhwan militants entered Balhama village in Rafiabad area, barged into the house of one Abdul Majid Sheikh and opened fire on the members of two houses. The Hindu allegedly by

New Delhi April 16. The Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a spy ring being run by a staffer of the Pakistan High Commission with the arrest of an Indian Air Force Corporal.   Corporal Tripati Kumar Mahapatra was arrested while he was handing over defence-related documents to a Pakistani High Commission staffer, Ali Abbas , Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Ashok Chand said. — PTI. ISLAMABAD, April 16: Pakistan has strongly condemned the abduction, illegal detention and torture of a Pakistani High Commission official in New Delhi by Indian authorities on Tuesday morning.  The foreign office said Pakistan had lodged a strong protest with the Indian government over the "cowardly, despicable and provocative action" by the Indian intelligence operatives .

JAMMU APRIL 16 . Five Hindus have been killed and 26, including seven army personnel injured in two powerful landmine blasts in Pulwana and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir since Monday. Three Hindus were injured when Muslim militants threw a grenade at a registration counter of the Vaishnodevi shrine near Katra.  Muslim militants detonated a landmine in Awantipore on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway this morning when two army vehicles were passing. The mine planted in a postal letter box was triggered at about 9.10 a.m. Three Hindus, including a school boy, were killed in the explosion. The injured included seven army personnel . The soldiers then opened fire. Nineteen Hindus were injured. Panic gripped the area and shops were closed.  In another incident, two boys were killed when they ran over a landmine at Sambad Jawari, around 40 km from Ramban, in Doda district. A Hindu boy was killed by militants in Maisuma area triggering a protest. One jawan of the Rashtriya Rifles was killed when militants fired at their camp in Kandimarg Kulgam. -The Hindu

Lucknow, April 15: The gruesome murder of a senior journalist in the Prime Minister’s constituency has once again exposed the deteriorating law and order situation in the State capital. Paritosh Pandey, 36, a senior crime reporter of the Hindi daily Jansatta Express, was shot dead by two unidentified assailants inside his house in the posh Gomti Nagar locality on Sunday night. Paritosh had no enemies but colleagues feel that his incisive reports on the underworld – particularly those related to activities of militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad in UP— could have been a motive for the killing. -Deccan Chronicle

SRINAGAR APRIL 15: Three militants and a civilian were killed, and 25 people injured during a gunbattle in Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

KOHIMA: Two persons, including an NSCN(I-M) leader, were killed and two others injured in a bomb blast at Dimapur, about 74 km from here.
Five members of a Hindu family — two women and three children — were killed by terrorists in Nagin Danda, under the Tehri Tehsil of Doda district, on Tuesday night. Four other children were also injured in the attack.SRINAGAR, April 9: At least 18 people have been killed in clashes in occupied Kashmir, Indian police said on Tuesday. Four Mujahideen were shot dead late on Monday in a gun battle near Rajouri district southwest of Srinagar. Later on Monday night, four Kashmiris and two Indian security force personnel were killed in clashes in the district of Poonch, police said.  Two civilians were killed and nine were wounded on Tuesday when suspected Mujahideen threw a grenade at a security patrol near the Kokernag area of south Kashmir. (Dawn)

JAMMU APRIL 8. Seven Hindus,  including three children, were killed in an attack by terrorists (Muslims) at Dandli village of Udhampur district of Jammu region late on Sunday night. Five civilians were injured. The attack was specifically targeted at the families  of Village Defence Committee members. The injured have been airlifted  to the Government Medical College here (the Hindu).  AP - Suspected Islamic militants killed five Hindusa dozen Hindu homes were set on fire and four other civilians were wounded in the attack, 130km north of Jammu, winter capital of the Indian state of Jammu-Kashmir, police said on condition of anonymity.
BBC, March 5: Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir say at least 16 militants and six policemen have been killed in the latest round of violence in the state.
SRINAGAR, Feb 15, 2002: Twenty-two Hindus including a teenage girl were killed in  Kashmir on Thursday night and Friday,  police said. It is the highest 24-hour toll in the past two weeks in the held state. Dawn
SRINAGAR, INDIA, OCT 26, 2001: Seven Hindus died Friday in separatist-linked violence in Indian Kashmir. More than 35,000 Hindus have been killed since a Muslim separatist insurgency broke out in Indian-administered Kashmir in 1989. AFP
, including a six-year-old girl and her mother, in a remote village in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.  Nearly