SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW
Weekly Fatalities: Major Conflicts in South Asia
September 13-19, 2010
Stay alert against evil activities of war criminals, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina: Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on September 15 asked the freedom fighters and people of all walks of lives to remain alert against evil activities of the war criminals who committed crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971. Daily Star, September 16, 2010.
33 protesters and a Policeman killed in street violence in Kashmir Valley during the week: 33 protesters and a Policeman were killed in street violence in the Kashmir Valley during the week. Till September 19, a total of 102 protesters and one Policeman were killed in the 101-day long street violence since June 11. Daily Excelsior, September 14-20, 2010.
Maoists had planned to replicate Jehanabad jailbreak in Bihar, says Police: The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) had planned to replicate 2005 Jehanabad jailbreak in Jamui District in August 2010 to free their 51 cadres lodged in the jail, Police said on September 16. Hindustan Times, September 14, 2010.
Loss from Maoist attacks at over INR 10 billion, says Railways: The railways has incurred a loss of over INR 10 Billion in attacks by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). A Railways official on September 13 said, "During March this year  we had estimated a revenue loss to the tune of Rs 500 crore [INR 5 billion] from the Maoist attacks. Till date the loss is much more than Rs 1,000 crore [INR 10 billion]. We are putting together a detailed list of losses from attacks on rail tracks. We will be able to assess the exact amount of damage done by the Maoists by then." The Hindu, September 14, 2010.
Arrested militants’ next target was Nashik, says Maharashtra ATS: A senior Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officer said on September 13 that the two militants, identified as Sheikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain Farid alias Bilal and Himayat Baig, who were arrested by the ATS in Mumbai in the German Bakery blast case, had plans to target sensitive places in Nashik. The Hindu, September 14, 2010.
Chhattisgarh Government to impart industrial training to youth in Maoist affected Districts: The Chhattisgarh Government decided to impart vocational and industrial training to youth in Naxal [Left Wing Extremist] affected Districts of the State on September 13. DNA India, September 14, 2010.
Centre ready for talks over Kashmir within Constitution, says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: Voicing concern over the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 13 sought to reach out to the people there, saying their grievances have to be addressed and promised talks within the Indian Constitution with those who abjure violence. The Hindu, September 14, 2010.
Situation in Northeast is better, says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: Addressing Combined Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 13 said in the Northeast, the situation in general is better today than it was in the recent past, but some areas of concern still remain. Assam Tribune, September 14, 2010.
Prachanda decides to withdraw from PM candidacy: The Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda decided to pull out of the Prime Ministerial (PM) elections on September 17, in a bid to explore new ways to end the prolonged political deadlock.
Earlier, on September 16, he had warned of a national struggle if the party was not given a chance to lead the Government through the constitutional ways. Himalayan Times, September 18, 2010.
UCPN-M decides to launch peaceful agitation: After failing to secure a clear majority in the seven rounds of Prime Ministerial elections, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) decided on September 12 to resort to agitation. Kantipur online, September 13, 2010.
50 militants and eight civilians among 59 persons killed during the week in FATA: A suspected US drone fired three missiles at the house of a local militant at Dattakhel, a town in the North Waziristan Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), on September 19, killing five militants in the 14th such attack in September 2010– the most intense barrage since the strikes began in 2004, said intelligence official.
Four persons were killed when militants attacked the house of a pro-Government tribal elder, Malak Buner Khan, in the Ghafoor Shah Village of Khar tehsil (revenue unit) in Bajaur Agency in the midnight of September 15. In addition, at least 21 militants, including 14 foreign nationals, were killed when the United States (US) drones carried out two attacks on al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani network hideouts in North Waziristan Agency on September 15.
14 militants were killed in two separate incidents of missile attack by the US drones in North Waziristan Agency on September 14. Eight Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter in the Dabori Tapu Kaley area of Orakzai Agency.
52 journalists killed in 2010, says International Press Institute: At least 52 journalists lost their lives in the first eight months of 2010 because of their jobs – four fewer than during the same period of 2009, International Press Institute (IPI) said on September 12. Daily Times, September 14, 2010.
US won’t accept slackness by Pakistani Army in war on terror, says US Envoy for Pakistan Richard Holbrooke: The United States (US) special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke on September 17 said that US would not accept any "slackness" on part of the Pakistan Army in the fight against the Taliban due to their engagement in flood relief efforts. Daily Times, September 18, 2010.
Mullah Omar is in Pakistan, everyone knows it, says French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner: Afghanistan Taliban leader Mullah Omar is based in Pakistan and everyone knows it, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said on September 14. Daily Times, September 15, 2010.
Operation to be launched against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, announced Interior Minister Rehman Malik: The Interior Minister Rehman Malik, while announcing a grand operation against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), on September 14 once again made it clear that no military operation was taking place in Balochistan. The News, September 15, 2010.
‘Islamabad told United States not push too far on Kashmir as it's ours’, reveal declassified documents: US had asked Pakistan in 2002 to end infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir but was instead told not to "push it too far" on the issue with an assertion that "Kashmir should have been ours", declassified documents released by the National Security Archive of the George Washington University reported on September 14. Times of India, September 15, 2010.
Remaining IDPs to be resettled with completion of de-mining: Around 25,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) remaining in welfare centres will be resettled by the Sri Lankan Government as soon as the de-mining is completed in the areas where they are to be resettled. Colombo Page, September 17, 2010.
Learnt and Reconciliation Commission
makes suggestions to President Mahinda
The Sri Lankan
Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission
suggested President Mahinda Rajapakse
some interim measures to better the
lot of resettled Internally Displaced
Persons (IDPs) and people living in
former conflict areas on September 14.
Other measures suggested by the eight-member
Commission include enabling people to
use their own language in official dealings,
especially while making statements to