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10/6/2017

Pakistan      20 persons killed in suicide bombing on the shrine of Pir Rakhel Shah in Balochistan
India      Maoists kill villager in Odisha
Pakistan      LeJ militant killed in encounter in Karachi
India      Four Maoists arrested, cache of arms recovered during search operation in Chhattisgarh
India      Army foils major terror attack, recover large quantity of explosives in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Police fire in air to disperse mob in Tripura
Nepal      33-party alliance decides to participate in elections with 'sickle and hammer'
India      Tripartite meet with UNC to review creation of seven new Districts will be held in Manipur
India      Decision to hand over Relief, rehabilitation and Disaster Management to BTC taken during the review of 2003 tripartite Bodo accord held in New Delhi
India      Nagaland based TUCT resolves to deport illegal Bangladeshi immigrants Chumukedima area
India      Centre never declared citizenship to Chakma Hajong, says Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju
Pakistan      No terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor






 
 
 
 
Pakistan
20 persons killed in suicide bombing on the shrine of Pir Rakhel Shah in Balochistan

At least 20 persons, including a Police constable, were killed and more than 30 injured on October 5 when a suicide bomber struck outside the Dargah (shrine) of Pir Rakhel Shah in Gandawa area of Fatehpur, a small town in the Jhal Magsi District of Balochistan, where anniversary celebrations was going on, reports Dawn. The deceased include at least three children. District Police Officer Mohammad Iqbal said the suicide bomber had tried to enter the shrine but a Police constable on security duty stopped him, after which the attacker detonated his explosives. Initial reports suggested that the explosion took place when the dhamaal — a devotional dance performed at shrines — was being performed after evening prayers. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that "if he [the attacker] had managed to enter the Dargah, the death toll would have been much higher."

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India
Maoists kill villager in Odisha

 

The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres killed a villager, identified as Imra Kabasi, from Bapanapalli under Padia Police limits in Malkangiri District on October 5, reports The Telegraph. According to reports, the Maoists dragged Imra to the nearby forest and slit his throat. The Maoists suspected Imra as a ‘Police informer’.

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Pakistan
LeJ militant killed in encounter in Karachi

 

One Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militant, Saad Surkhan, who was planning to carry out major acts of terrorism in the city, was gunned down in an encounter with a joint team of Police and Intelligence Bureau (IB) in Khwaja Ajmer Nagri area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, on October 5, reports Dawn. However, his two accomplices managed to escape. Saad Surkhan had provided a suicide jacket to the assassin of Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada on August 16, 2015, a senior IB official said on condition of anonymity. The killed suspect was twice arrested in Karachi but was released on bail.

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India
Four Maoists arrested, cache of arms recovered during search operation in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Police arrested four Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres, including a couple, in Kanker District on October 5, reports The Pioneer. Acting on specific inputs, a composite squad of personnel from the Border Security Force (BSF) and District Force launched a search operation in the interiors of an area under Koyalibeda Police Station limits, Kanker Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Jaiprakash Badhai said. On spotting the patrolling team, the Maoists tried to escape but were nabbed after a short chase in Panidobir village, he said. Those arrested were identified as Ramnath Usendi (30), Saman Singh Anchla (50), Bazaru Ram Anchla (20) and his wife Urmila Anchla (20), the ASP said. Two muzzle loading guns, a detonator, explosive powder, some splinters, electric wires, Maoist banners and other items were recovered from their possession, he said. The cadres would be interrogated to gather details about the functioning of lower rung rebels in the region, ASP, Jaiprakash added.

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India
Army foils major terror attack, recover large quantity of explosives in Jammu and Kashmir

Army thwarted major terror attack on an Army Unit location in Akhnoor town in Jammu District on October 5, as they detected movement of the militants well in time and recovered large quantity of explosives and other material including an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which the militants had planted near the Unit, reports Daily Excelsior. Sources said during area sanitization process, Security Forces (SFs) recovered large quantity of explosive material and other items from the spot which included one fully installed IED, two mines, Army combat dresses, identity cards, sharp-edged weapons, sensitive route and other maps and various incriminating stores, which clearly indicated that the militants were planning a terror attack on “sensitive and soft targets” in Akhnoor.  

Immediately after recoveries were made, Army and Police launched massive search operations in Akhnoor town and surroundings including the routes leading to the border with Pakistan to track down the militants responsible for planting the IEDs near the Army Unit. Though searches continued, there were no reports of any arrests. SFs said that alert and vigilant troops of Army observed suspicious movement close to an Army Unit location near Akhnoor market in wee hours of October 5 morning and immediately activated the “response mechanism”, wherein entire area was cordoned off and massive search operation was conducted. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Vivek Gupta said that Police have initiated high mechanism of alert after the reports.  

Reliable sources, however, said since movement of the suspects was observed close to the Army Unit, the possible target of the militants could be the same Unit but in view of high degree of alert being maintained by the troops, the attack was thwarted and militants failed in their nefarious designs. 

Immediately after affecting the recoveries Army and Police teams carried out massive search operations in Akhnoor town including areas leading the border with Pakistan to track down the militants. However, no contact was established with militants or their Over Ground Workers (OGWs). 

Meanwhile, Police foiled a rifle snatching bid by two to three unidentified persons in down town area of Srinagar city in Srinagar District on October 5, reports Daily Excelsior. The youth tried to snatch the Self Loading Rifle (SLR) of a constable Fayaz Ahmad of IRP (Indian Reserve Police) 2nd Battalion outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar at around 4.45 pm. However, he resisted and foiled the attempt. The youth later fled from the spot. Soon after the incident, a joint team of Special Operation Group (SOG), Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) arrived at the spot and started searches to nab the youth who tried to snatch the rifle. 

This is the second incident of its kind in less than 24-hours as some youth snatched a rifle from an IRP constable who was guarding Khankahi Moula shrine in down town on October 4 evening, adds Daily Excelsior.

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India
Police fire in air to disperse mob in Tripura

A mob gheraoed a Police Station at Radhapur area under Jirania subdivision in West Tripura District on October 4 and tried to set free a man arrested on abduction charges, following which police fired in the air and used batons to disperse them, reports The Assam Tribune The mob demanded release of a Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) supporter Balendra Debbarma (26) soon after he was arrested in connection with an alleged abduction of a car driver Jiban Debnath from Khumwlung on September 20.

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Nepal
33-party alliance decides to participate in elections with 'sickle and hammer'

An alliance of 33 fringe political parties on October 5 decided to take part in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies with the election symbol of ‘sickle and hammer’, the symbol of Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-Maoist Center), reports Kathmandu Tribune. The 33-party alliance coordinator Yubraj Safal said they had decided to take part in the elections with the election symbol of the CPN-Maoist Center, welcoming the decision to form the leftist alliance terming it as the ‘progressive force’.

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India
Tripartite meet with UNC to review creation of seven new Districts will be held in Manipur

The decision to create seven new districts in Manipur, which led to massive protests and 139-day blockade on National Highways connecting the State, will be reviewed at a tripartite meeting called by Union Home Ministry on October 6 (today) in Senapati District, reports Epao. The representatives of United Naga Council (UNC), Union and State Governments will take part in the UHM meeting. UNC, the apex political organisation of Nagas residing in the hill districts of Manipur, had staged massive protests following the creation of the new districts alleging that such a move would divide the ancestral land of the Nagas. 

Meanwhile, 230 Kuki ‘chiefs’ from across the State under the aegis of Kuki Inpi (apex body of Kuki) on October 5 resolved that the scheduled tripartite talks between the State Government, Union Government and UNC should not infringe on the interest of other communities, reports Epao. 

Further, the Pherzawl District Demand Committee (PDDC) has urged all concerned to desist from including Pherzawl district in any demand for rollback of newly created districts, reports Epao. Pherzawl is one of the seven newly created Districts.

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India
Decision to hand over Relief, rehabilitation and Disaster Management to BTC taken during the review of 2003 tripartite Bodo accord held in New Delhi

Plans to hand over Relief and Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Departments to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) by December 31 was finalised at a review meeting between the Union and Assam State Government and Bodo leaders on October 5, reports The Assam Tribune. On the pending issue of granting Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to Bodos living in the Karbi Anglong areas and Dima Hasao Hill Districts, it was decided that a fresh Bill would have to be drafted and passed by the Union Cabinet. The previous Bill pending in the Parliament had some technical flaws. The meeting today also decided to sort out the issue of lack of proper guidelines for flow of Central funds to the Sixth Schedule areas, as a result of which the Centre’s flagship programmes are lying unimplemented in the BTC areas. There are no proper guidelines for distribution of funds for the Central flagship programmes, sources said.

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India
Nagaland based TUCT resolves to deport illegal Bangladeshi immigrants Chumukedima area

Tribal Union of Chumukedima Town (TUCT) on October 5 at the public rally resolved to deport “Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants (IBIs)” from Chumukedima area in Dimapur District with immediate effect. During the rally the TUCT also adopted a 10-point resolution, reports Nagaland Post. Social activist, Khekiye K Sema explained, “This is not a rally against Muslims but a rally against illegal Bangladeshis”. Sema pointed out that Bangladeshi immigrants were not Indians but illegal foreigners, and therefore “we are saying that they must be deported from our land.” At the end of the rally, after the adoption of the 10-point resolution, the tribal bodies also decided to form a state level body to check the influx of IBIs in the state.

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India
Centre never declared citizenship to Chakma Hajong, says Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on October 5 said that the Union Government never declared citizenship for the Chakma-Hajong refugees, an issue which led to widespread protests in the state last month, reports The Telegraph. Rijiju, according to the Chief Minister's Office, said the Centre had "never declared to give" citizenship to the Chakma-Hajong refugees. "It is only in the media where it appeared that the Centre is according citizenship. The state's leadership had, in a recent meeting with the Union home ministry, vehemently denied any concession to the Chakma-Hajongs. The state government declared never to compromise with the constitutional rights and protection given to the indigenous people of Arunachal," the CMO said, quoting Rijiju. He also spoke on the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, another contentious issue, asserting Tibetans settled in that state were not seeking citizenship.

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Pakistan
No terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor

The Director General of Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on October 5 that there are no terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, reports The News. While addressing a press conference, he stated that there are no organised bases of any terrorist organisations in the country anymore. "More than 50 per cent of Afghan territory is out of their control, which is also affecting Pakistan." Major General Asif Ghafoor accepted that there are threats to Pakistan's borders, but added that the important question to ask is if the threat is by state or non-state actors.

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