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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Gkin » 19 Dec 2009 19:29

^^Could've been flipped...who knows? Even if he wasn't, he's marked for life. These piglets almost always make mistakes which end up leading surveillance teams to more shadowy and juicier targets. Don't get your BP up!

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Rahul Mehta » 19 Dec 2009 19:48

Avinash R wrote:Person found with RDX is let off on minor technicality; :evil:


chetak wrote:Judiciary just being truly independent. :wink:

God, you have just got to love these guys!


Avinash R, Chetak,

Your complaints against with HCjs is valid.

So what legislations do you propose to reduce this mess?
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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby sum » 19 Dec 2009 19:49

The Judges said they did not think even the plotters would have felt happy after the event. “A great deal more can be achieved if the yuddha, the jihad, the crusade is launched on injustice and evils like poverty and illiteracy.”

Is this even a reason for releasing DOZENS of terrorists?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Avinash R » 19 Dec 2009 20:53

Rahul Mehta wrote:Avinash R, Chetak,

Your complaints against with HCjs is valid.

So what legislations do you propose to reduce this mess?


Dude last time i spoke my mind it left you very uncomfortable.

Keep your witch hunt against all netas, babus and judges to yourself, I dont want to be part of it.

And dont try your 'show the draft' trick with me.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 20 Dec 2009 03:54

SATP:
17000 more troops for anti-Naxal operations, indicates report

With Jharkhand assembly polls coming to an end on December 18, the Union Government is set to send an additional 17,000 paramilitary personnel to States to step up their anti-Naxalite (left wing extremism) operations under its plan of a "major offensive" against the Naxalites in all affected States, reports Times of India. Though the operation is underway in Chhattisgarh, the idea is to extend it simultaneously at the junctions and tri-junctions of the affected states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal and Maharashtra. A senior home ministry official said the States already had 58,000 paramilitary personnel - drawn from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force, Indo Tibetan Border Police, Sahastra Seema Bal and Combat Battalion for Resolute Action- at their command. The additional deployment would increase the strength of central forces for the anti-Naxalite operation to nearly 75,000. Stating that there is nothing called a "Green Hunt" as such, which could have possibly been coined by some State Police for some local operation, the official said the home ministry was already on track to pursue its plan of a "major offensive" against the Naxalites. The Jharkhand polls, which saw the deployment of nearly 40,000 paramilitary personnel, made the Union Government postpone the simultaneous operation for a couple of months, but there was hardly any period when the forces were not after Naxals in one or the other affected State, he added. "Operations are supposed to be launched secretly so that the forces can catch the ultras off guard. We are on the job and we will expand the area of operation gradually," said a senior CRPF official, adding its a "long haul."

14 Coast Guard stations planned

The Hindu reports that 14 new Coast Guard stations are being set up in different coastal areas to address the security gaps along the Indian coastline, the Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard, Vice-Admiral Anil Chopra, said. He said acquisition of surface and air assets were on a fast-track basis and necessary funds were sanctioned to the coast guard for the new acquisitions. Vice-Admiral Chopra was speaking at a ceremonial function at Porbandar on the occasion of commissioning of the Coast Guard Interceptor Boat C-145 which would further enhance the operational capabilities of the coast guard in shallow water.

CRPF likely to replace SSB to protect Salwa Judum camps in Chhattisgarh

The over 2,000 Sahastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel protecting State Government-run Salwa Judum camps in Chhattisgarh are likely to be replaced by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel for better coordination of operations ahead of the all out offensive against Naxals (left wing extremists) in the country, according to Indian Express. The two SSB battalions will be shifted to Assam for counter-insurgency and internal security duties. The SSB already has five companies (about 500 men) deployed in the State, official sources said. The SSB personnel have been protecting around ten Salwa Judum camps, comprising 2,000 people in the two Districts of Bijapur and Dantewada in Chhattisgarh since April 2008. The force which will replace SSB could be the CRPF, they said. The Home Ministry had ordered the replacement and the movement of the troops will take place now as it was held back for sometime due to elections in few States. The move has been initiated to achieve a streamlined and focused output of operations and administration, sources said. The SSB has spent an approximately INR 16 lakh for civic action works in 2008 in these camps, an SSB officer said.

ULFA getting arms from China, says Tako Dabi
http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/det ... c2009/at09
The Arunachal Pradesh government today claimed that North-east militants, including ULFA, were getting arms and ammunition from China. “The Centre is also aware of it. ULFA and other militant groups of the North-East are procuring arms and ammunition from China,” State Home Minister Tako Dabi told reporters on the sidelines of a function at North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) at Umsaw here. He said the militants, particularly those of ULFA, were using Arunachal Pradesh as a ‘corridor’ to China.

Though Dabi denied the presence of permanent ULFA camps in Arunachal Pradesh, he said “they use Changlang and Tirap districts in the State as sanctuaries.” Asked what steps the government was taking against the militants, Dabi said, “the government is on alert. Para-military and army personnel have been deployed in adequate numbers in the areas.”

Blast averted in Imphal
http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/det ... ec2009/ne2
Muivah visit buzz raises peace hope
http://telegraphindia.com/1091220/jsp/f ... 888244.jsp
The Naga peace process is poised to receive a boost with National Socialist Council of Nagalim’s general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah tentatively scheduled to visit New Delhi by mid-January to discuss the government’s proposals to hammer out a solution. Disclosing this today, kilonser (minister) in charge of the “ministry of information and publicity”, Vikiye Sumi cautioned that the visit would depend on the situation between now and then and the outcome of ongoing meetings between top NSCN (I-M) leaders and Indian officials in New Delhi. He did not divulge any details but added that the NSCN (I-M) would not accept any conditions.

The emissary to the collective leadership of the NSCN (I-M), V.S. Atem, is at present in New Delhi, meeting Indian leaders on the Centre’s proposals and doing the groundwork for Muivah’s visit. Sources said the outcome of the meetings with the central leaders would be communicated to Muivah who is reportedly somewhere in Europe. Harping on the Centre’s sincerity, the NSCN (I-M) leader said a lot would depend on Delhi’s “commitment and pragmatic approach to hammer out an honourable and acceptable solution” to the imbroglio. He added that Swu might not come even if Muivah did, but did not elaborate.

Sources, however, said according to the agreement between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M), talks are to be held at the prime ministerial level and Muivah is the ato kilonser (prime minister) of the Government of People’s Republic of Nagalim (GPRN) while Swu is its president. Sumi said even if they were to visit New Delhi first, all security aspects had to be worked out by the GPRN and the Centre. “Security is also another problem for the leaders,” the outfit’s spokesman said.

Though the Centre has prepared proposals for the Isak-Muivah faction, the Khaplang faction of the NSCN and the Naga National Council have jointly rejected any conditional proposal to hammer out a solution to the Naga issue. Naga organisations and political parties have, however, urged the NSCN (I-M) and the Centre for an honourable and acceptable solution to the Naga imbroglio. The Congress said as the Centre had shown its sincerity to resolve the Naga problem, the Nagas must take full advantage of the situation and come to a conclusion on a pending problem.

Nagaland PCC president K.V. Pusa said internal differences within Naga society should be sorted out so that joint talks could be held with the Centre. Home minister Imkong L. Imchen said a “logical conclusion” to the Naga political problem should be a New Year’s gift to the Naga people. “I hope that with the dawn of the New Year many things will unfold for the Naga people, specially when the government of India is sincerely determined to bring and offer a meaningful and honourable solution to the Naga political issue which Naga people cannot afford to ignore,” he said. The Naga organisations have also urged the state government to defer elections to the municipal councils and town councils slated for February in view of the proposed meeting between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M).

Cops see Sulfa hand in Tinsukia bank robbery
http://telegraphindia.com/1091220/jsp/n ... 886895.jsp
Lapang slams HNLC move

Shillong, Dec. 19: Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang today flayed the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) for creating confusion by resorting to a bandh even after Union home minister P. Chidambaram cancelled his visit to the state. The Khasi militant outfit had called the 24-hour bandh, beginning 6.30pm yesterday, to protest against the home minister’s visit, alleging that India was adopting double standard on human rights issues.

Speaking to reporters after the passing out parade at the North East Police Academy (Nepa), Umiam, Lapang said if the HNLC wanted the people’s support, it should not have “adopted an anti-people’s stand by continuing with the bandh” which had affected the lives of the poor during the Christmas season. The Union minister was scheduled to have attended the parade.

http://telegraphindia.com/1091220/jsp/n ... 886645.jsp

Morcha fast on hold for talks
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today suspended its indefinite fast till the tripartite talks on December 21 and the Bengal government reciprocated by saying Gorkhaland would be among the demands to be discussed, two days after the state home secretary had almost ruled it out.

http://telegraphindia.com/1091220/jsp/b ... 888671.jsp

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 20 Dec 2009 04:14

Madani threatens indefinite fast with children
http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/dec/ ... ildren.htm

Guys, is this the mugshot of the Madhani oiseaule? Just want to put an image next to the face.
http://static.ibnlive.com/pix/sitepix/0 ... la-313.jpg

Charge sheet against 'ISI agent' Sudhanshu Sudhakar
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_ch ... ar_1325419

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Mahendra » 20 Dec 2009 04:39

Stanji

That is Madhani's pic, quite a departure from pic before he was sent to hawalaat
Image

Madani threatens indefinite fast with children
http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/dec/ ... ildren.htm

The comments on rediff are a laugh riot, this one probably takes the cake

Assuming he is serious i want to give My Condolence to his family in advance..
May his sole rest in peace as early as possible

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Sanjay M » 20 Dec 2009 06:44

I found this to be interesting:

Insurgent Attacks Follow Mathematical Pattern


I wonder what the implications of this are? Could some appropriate response pattern be found to defeat insurgency patterns?

Here's an interesting talk on this:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sean_ ... f_war.html

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby shyamd » 20 Dec 2009 06:53

Indian official warns of terror attacks in Goa
Pakistani terror groups are planning attacks against tourist sites frequented by Israelis, British and Americans in Goa, a top Indian government officials warned on Friday.

Home Minister Rabvi Navik said that the terrorist groups were planning "spectacular violence" in Goa, which was a prime target due to the large presence of tourists from Israel and the United States.

Attracted by its beautiful beaches, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Goa annually. December and January are popular months to visit due to the area's open-air Christmas and New Year parties.

"Available intelligence inputs indicate that a strong desire is entertained by various Pakistan-based terrorist groups to indulge in spectacular violence in Goa," Navik was quoted as saying in Indian press reports.

Israeli defense officials said that they believed the threat was genuine.

In October, Israel's Counterterrorism Bureau issued a travel advisory regarding India, claiming that the threat against Israelis was "concrete" and recommended that Israelis refrain from congregating in synagogues, Chabad centers and other popular tourist spots.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Rudradev » 20 Dec 2009 08:38

Mahendra wrote:
Madani threatens indefinite fast with children
http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/dec/ ... ildren.htm


Trust a filthy Islamist pig to bring the ethics of terrorism into the techniques of civil disobedience... using his children as "human shields" to blackmail society with, instead of having the guts to take up a fast by himself.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 20 Dec 2009 11:03

As 2009 winds down, Institute of Conflict Management at SATP figures on casualties in India proper.
2007: 1009 civilians, 404 SF personnel, 1185 terrorists, 2598 total
2008: 1019, 372, 1220, 2611
2009: 682, 416, 1034, 2132 (as of Dec. 14)

SF casualties regionwise
J&K --- 2009 71, 2008 90, 2007 121, 2006 168
Northeast --- 2009 40, 2008 40, 2007 65, 2006 92
Anti-maoist ops --- 2009 304, 2008 214, 2007 218, 2006 128
http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries ... lities.htm
So that we are all on the same page on what is the no. 1 problem we are facing.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Rahul M » 20 Dec 2009 11:15

IMO, all the problems are #1 in the regions they are relevant. since there is no overlap for the most part govt can afford to pick and choose responses and even afford to go slow on one problem if need be.
while maoists are certainly GOI's priority at the moment, the vigil has to be maintained in NE and J&K as well. the relative normalcy in those areas has been bought at enormous cost, any laxity at this point will waste all that effort.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby sum » 20 Dec 2009 11:44

In events leading up to the 1998 Coimbatore Serial Blasts, the Muslim youths in Coimbatore were harassing the police, forcibly dismantling their checkposts etc in Kottaimedu area of Coimbatore, a Muslim-predominant area slowly turning out to be a terrorist den and a 'no go' area for others. Thadiyan Nazir had been Imam Ali's chela. See my post here a week back. IIRC, there was an attempt to kill the police inspector who headed the special team that tracked Ali down and killed him and the inspector happens to be a Muslim as well. As a fugitive, Imam Ali lived for some time in Thiruvananthapuram and escaped TN police dragnet narrowly. For his part, Imam Ali was trained by Palani Baba who bombed the RSS office in Chennai in c. 1993 that killed 11 people. S.A. Basha was one of those arrested for that but was inexplicably released in 1996 when the DMK came to power. In the final judgement given in 2007 on the RSS Bomb Blast case, S.A.Basha was released for lack of evidence.

Is some part of Coimabatore still in the no-go state or has everything been "cleaned up" by now?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 20 Dec 2009 13:11

Maoists target hydel power unit in Orissa
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/article67625.ece

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 20 Dec 2009 13:21

Fake currencies causing concern
The seizure of Rs 2.50 lakh fake currency notes – all in the denominations of Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 – from four Bengali youth in the temple city {of Madurai} on Thursday is just the tip of an iceberg, say the police.

Investigations revealed that the youth, Raju Sheik (22), had come from a hamlet Anoop Nagar in Malda district, West Bengal, by train and reached Madurai by bus, accompanied by four others.

Three days back, the Chennai Police had intercepted two youth in Zam Bazaar area and seized Rs.2 lakh from them. Since they too belonged to West Bengal, the police said that they had to examine whether the Chennai and Madurai gangs had any connection.

A CBI officer said that the fake notes originated from Bangladesh.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 20 Dec 2009 15:58

Mr. Chidambaram praised the SSB for undertaking civic action works amongst local population in various States. “I am happy to know that SSB has been able to achieve mutually beneficial relationship with the people... especially in Chhattisgarh and other States,” he said.

The SSB has been protecting almost ten State government-run Salwa Judum camps in two districts — Bijapur and Dantewada in Chhattisgarh since the last year. Director General of the force M V Krishna Rao said women personnel of the SSB, equivalent to seven companies (about 700 personnel), have been deployed on the borders to carry out patrols and checks on smugglers. The force has fine-tuned its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and has relocated its BOP’s closer to the border, Mr. Rao added.

Sending out a strong message to the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), guarding the porous and open Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan borders, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said the force needs to use “great tact and wisdom” to execute it’s duties effectively. The SSB guards 1,751 kilometre of Indo-Nepal and 699 kilometre of Indo-Bhutan borders.

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/article67683.ece

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 21 Dec 2009 07:07

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had visited India - Praveen Swami
Al-Qaeda operative Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who allegedly had tactical control of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, made at least one visit to India in 1996, documents show.

But, The Hindu has found, India’s intelligence services made no effort to determine when he came, what travel documents he used, where he stayed and with whom he met with.

But the poor investigative follow-up of Mohammed’s visit suggests there are serious systemic gaps in the country’s internal security.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 21 Dec 2009 10:53

Animals showing why they are animals to even animals....
Maoists attack Bengal zoo; kill scores of birds, 2 deer
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 360154.cms
Maoists launched a brutal assault on a zoo in Jhargram town on Saturday night, firing indiscriminately into deer and black buck enclosures, setting fire to animal cages, burning hundreds of birds and beating the beat officer and forest guards. The actual toll is still being assessed, but two black bucks are confirmed dead and hundreds of birds burnt to ashes.

The zoo in West Midnapore, about 220km from Kolkata, houses many endangered species, among them the gharial, sloth bear, and crocodiles. The only two black bucks were riddled with bullets and the carcasses taken away. A huge aquarium was smashed to bits.

Dont ban me if I call for the extermination of these pests from the face of earth, dont care if that is done silently or violently, as long as it is done...

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 21 Dec 2009 13:10

India falters in combating Maoist guerrillas: Some Lessons
Posted by: Maloy Krishna Dhar on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
http://maloykrishnadhar.com/india-falte ... me-lessons

unmentionable sources,
The ban on the People’s March — a mouthpiece of the Maoists — was lifted by the Press & Registration Appellate Board (PRAB) over three months ago. But two persons arrested in Kolkata have been in jail since owing to their association with the publication. The state police officers plead ignorance about the lifting of the ban.

Swapan Dasgupta, editor of Bengali version of People’s March and Sadananda Singha, its publisher, were picked up from their homes in Garia by the Special Branch of Kolkata Police on October 7. The press in Maniktala Industrial Area was raided and all documents and equipment were seized. They were charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for publishing a banned periodical that allegedly contained “seditious matter”, even though the ban had been lifted. And they were remanded in judicial custody.

A senior officer of Kerala Police said: “The People’s March was proscribed in February 2008 after the Ernakulam District Collector banned it on January 15 on the ground that it indulged in publishing seditious matters, exhorting the public to take up arms for violent struggle and promoting divisive tendencies in the country.” But a ruling of the PRAB on August 7 this year set aside the Collector’s order and held that “the magazine regains its force and becomes operative with immediate effect.” The Board, comprising Chairman Justice K N Ray and member Ramesh Gupta, said as per Section 8(b) of the Press and Registration of Books Act, no publication could be banned on these grounds. The ruling stated: “Seditious offences may be taken cognizance of under the IPC or other relevant laws.”

Jacob Punnoose, Director General of Police, Kerala, said: “In December 2007, we arrested P Govindan Kutty, the editor, publisher and printer of the periodical.” Later, the state government decided to ban the publication after issuing an order. However, the PRAB has quashed the order. “But I cannot comment on why the ban was lifted by the PRAB,” he added. Kutty, the 63-year-old editor, had appealed to the Board against the ban, and in August, after nine months, it allowed the publication to restart. “The PRAB has allowed me to come out with the magazine once again, the first issue has been published in November,” Kutty said on phone from Ernakulam, Kerala. The issue has an interview of Central Committee member of the CPI(Maoists), Ganapathi as its lead article.

“The West Bengal Government has taken a step worse than the Kerala government,” he said. “I was arrested by the Kerala Police and subsequently my magazine was banned.” But Swapan Dasgupta was arrested for publishing a banned magazine at a time when the ban had already been lifted, Kutty said. Dasgupta was slapped with a case under UAPA. “But where does the case stand if the ban does not exist? I have decided to appeal to the court for the release of two innocent persons.”

The DGP, Bhupindar Singh, said: “Dasgupta and Singha were arrested for publishing a banned magazine which is the mouthpiece of the Maoists. We are yet to receive any written order saying the ban has been lifted.” Ashok Bakshi, a senior Public Prosecutor of the state, however, said: “If the ban on the magazine does not exist then legally they should be released. But the case is pending in Sealdah court.”

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Sachin » 21 Dec 2009 13:23

Stan_Savljevic wrote:Dont ban me if I call for the extermination of these pests from the face of earth, dont care if that is done silently or violently, as long as it is done...

Stan, in the socialist republic of Kerala CPI(M) goons had destoryed a snake park and killed all the snakes, just because the minister (M.V Raghavan) in charge of these zoos/animal parks etc. were not in the good books of the commies.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Sachin » 21 Dec 2009 13:25

Rudradev wrote: using his children as "human shields" to blackmail society with, instead of having the guts to take up a fast by himself.

Kerala Police (and other agencies) are now planning how best to call the bluff of Mahdani. As per the media reports here, encouraging a minor to go on hunger-strike is like abetting the suicide of a minor, and Mahdani can be arrested if he tries that cheap trick.

Terrorists are learning some new tactics. Kasab, Mahdani and his wifey are coming up with more innovative numbers :evil: .

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 21 Dec 2009 13:38

I have a long post titled:
A Critical Evaluation of the Union Government's Response to the Maoist Challenge
Author: P. V. Ramana
DOI: 10.1080/09700160903081285
Published in: journal Strategic Analysis, Volume 33, Issue 5 September 2009, pages 745 - 759

The abstract goes like this:
The Union Government took notice of the current phase of the Naxalite challenge with concern, for the first time, in 1998. Since then, it has been playing a coordinating role among the various affected states to address the challenge. It has also been advising the affected states on ways to deal with the challenge. By 2003, the Union Government had put in place a two-pronged approach to address the Maoist challenge - that of a development response and a security response. However, all along, the Union Government's response has largely been security-centric. A political response to the Maoist challenge is, as yet, missing.

Introduction

India has been facing the challenge of the Naxalite-Maoist movement for the past four decades or more. In the past few years, the country's leadership, notably the Prime Minister, has observed more than once that it poses the single largest threat to the country's internal security. Over time, there has been a steep increase in the spatial spread and influence of the naxal rebels. However, the levels of violence and number of Naxalite-related incidents have, more or less, 'remained broadly at the same level during the past few years'.1 Thus, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) claimed in its Annual Report, 2003-2004, that '55 districts in 9 States … are afflicted with Naxalism'.2 On the other hand, in its Annual Report for 2007-2008 the MHA makes no mention of the number of affected districts, but only speaks of the number of police stations from which rebel violence was reported. However, when last disclosed officially, the then Cabinet Secretary stated on April 20, 2007, that the Naxalites had a presence in 182 districts, in 16 states.

In about 40 years of chequered history of the Naxalite-Maoist movement in India, there has been no change in the ultimate objective of the rebels: 'seizure of political power or state power'. As one distinguished senior police official aptly noted, 'The real aim of the Naxalites is neither the domain of economics nor state welfare. It is a political movement having its goal as the seizure of political power i.e., state power… .'3

The objective of this article is to critically evaluate the Centre's response to the challenge posed by the naxals, and make relevant policy recommendations.

In the following paragraphs, a brief overview of the Centre's response between 1998 and 2003 is provided. Thereafter, an attempt is made to describe the lack of unanimity among the highest political and bureaucratic leadership at the Centre on the extent of the problem, and to discuss its consequence. Thereafter, the 14-point policy of the Centre is analysed. Subsequently, the Centre's response is discussed under three headings: development, security, and political. At the end, relevant conclusions are drawn upon and policy recommendations made.

Too long and definitely will violate copyleftist rights, not sure if adminullahs will tolerate such a long rant aka informed opinion of idsa people. Well, any advice from learned people will be of use. In any case, I will just post the final part:
Conclusion and recommendations

In 2006, the MHA unveiled its policy on Naxalism. There is no evidence, thus far, in the public domain to indicate that this policy has been reviewed. There are some flaws in the policy as identified in this article. The development and security responses have yielded limited results. There is little evidence on the ground to suggest that these responses have been effective in checking the spread and influence of the Maoists. On the contrary, the spatial spread has only increased to encompass at least 182 districts; perhaps 256. Any visible decrease in rebel violence is not because of the success of the security response, but because of a conscious decision by the Maoists to stage a tactical retreat.

Recommendations
* A critical review of the efficacy and usefulness of the 14-point policy must be held, to assess the extent to which the goals it envisaged have been met.
* An informed national, public debate should be conducted, comprising political leaders, senior administrators, senior police officials, the academia, eminent persons, and civil society groups. The debate should consider the appropriate political response to the naxal challenge.
* The anomaly of laying excessive emphasis on security response, while relegating development response to the background, should be rectified quickly.
* There has to be an appropriate mixture of the two responses depending exclusively on field-level conditions.
* Schemes for socio-economic development should be drawn on the basis of the 'perceived needs of the people', through people's involvement.
* The existing monitoring mechanisms for development response should be further strengthened and the frequency of reviews should be increased.
* Representatives of the Centre should visit the affected districts40 for an on-the-spot review of the progress made in implementing the various schemes, and interact with district officials to hear views and understand their constraints.
* The Centre should play a more pro-active role and ensure that all the affected states would give an effective security response simultaneously.
* The review and monitoring mechanism of the security response in these affected states, too, needs to be further strengthened.41
* The Centre should ensure that the affected states would fully utilize funds earmarked under the SRE and MPF schemes to give an effective security response.42 The Centre should seriously consider if it could function as the nodal agency to procure the logistics requirements of the affected states and disburse these to them.
* The Centre should push the affected states and ensure that vacancies in the police are filled up forthwith, special training is speedily imparted to selected personnel in counter-insurgency operations, and the intelligence-gathering mechanism is strengthened immediately. While these aspects have been conveyed to the affected states back in 2006, these are yet to be implemented earnestly. It is thus argued here that the Centre should play a more pro-active role in order to ensure that the states assiduously follow its guidelines/suggestions.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Lilo » 21 Dec 2009 14:07

posting in full - a small article

Meghalaya militants turn daily wage labourers
Shillong, Dec 20 (PTI) The youths who once used to be sources of terror in Meghalaya have now switched to breaking boulders for a living in Bangladesh.

Cadre of the most potent rebel group in Meghalaya ? Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) ? have been breaking boulders and supplying stones to the construction market in Bangladesh, where they have most of their hideouts, a police official here said, quoting a militant who surrendered last week.

HNLC member Badonsing Lyngdoh Marshillong, who surrendered before Meghalaya police, has said to have told police that its members were facing immense hardship to eke out a living.

"Financial crisis has compelled the Khasi outfit to take to 'business' in Bangladesh for the survival of its cadre who are still camping in that country," the official said, requesting anonymity.


they could have easily done that and lot more for their home in mehalaya - which is easily one of the most progressive states of NE :roll: . why cant they just come back and forget the rest.

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Sting operation catches jawans off guard
Till now, three security personnel sent to the state on election duty have fallen prey to malaria while as many as 38 are still struggling with the disease. Out of them, 36 are undergoing treatment at different medicine wards of RIMS in Ranchi while two are admitted in the intensive care unit of Apollo Hospital. All were posted in forest areas, where Maoists are active.
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A senior officer of Nagaland Armed Police said the maximum number of security personnel who are battling malaria were Nagas. “According to data available with me, more than 80 Naga jawans have suffered or are still suffering from malaria. Six Naga jawans were admitted last evening. While 50 have been released from hospital, 28 are still under treatment,” the officer said.

http://telegraphindia.com/1091221/jsp/j ... 890942.jsp
SATP:
Assistant Sub-Inspector killed in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh

The Hindu reports that a Police officer was killed and another critically injured in an encounter with the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in the Bijapur District on December 20. Assistant Sub-Inspector Baldev Patel died and Constable Jairam Nag was seriously injured in the encounter at Tumnar village under Bangapal Police Station, Bijapur Police Superintendent Avinash Mohanty said.

Bihar Military Police trooper killed in Jharkhand

A trooper of the of Bihar Military Police (BMP) was killed and two others sustained injuries in a gunfight with Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) near Kanda Ghati in the Bisrampur Police Station area of Palamu District, the Police said on December 19. The Superintendent of Police, Jatin Narwal, said that a BMP trooper, Pultas Sharma, was killed in the encounter that lasted for about four hours in the night of December 18. The encounter ensued after Maoists attacked a cluster centre at Nawa, the Police said.

CRPF troopers escape Maoist landmine blast in Orissa

A Police van carrying two platoons of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel had a narrow escape when a landmine, triggered by the Communist Party of India-Maoists (CPI-Maoist), exploded in the Sundargarh District on December 20, Police said, reported PTI. There was no report of injury to the vehicle or any personnel, they said. The blast took place at Kamarposh on NH-215 under K. Balang Police Station, about 80 kilometres from Rourkela. The explosion occurred as soon as the Police van passed the culvert at around 11am (IST) and under its impact the small bridge was partially damaged, the sources said.

Naxal attack on power project exposes chinks in security
http://www.hindu.com/2009/12/21/stories ... 650300.htm
Soofiya shifted to hospital
http://www.hindu.com/2009/12/21/stories ... 180800.htm

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby chetak » 21 Dec 2009 19:56

http://www.asianage.com/presentation/le ... ry/maoists’-huge-cash-reserves-worry-agencies.aspx

Maoists’ huge cash reserves worry agencies


Namrata Biji Ahuja

New Delhi

Dec. 20: The Maoists' annual "extortion industry" is worth nearly Rs 1,600 crores, according to the latest estimates available with the Union home ministry. A significant proportion of this "collection money" of the banned CPI (Maoist) goes into "reserve funds" and "emergency expenditure", a cause of concern for the security agencies which worry about the outfit's immense financial backup.


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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby AjitK » 21 Dec 2009 22:40

Sanjay M wrote:I found this to be interesting:

Insurgent Attacks Follow Mathematical Pattern


I wonder what the implications of this are? Could some appropriate response pattern be found to defeat insurgency patterns?

Here's an interesting talk on this:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sean_ ... f_war.html



Here's another project on similar lines:

How a computer model predicts the future in some of the world's most volatile hotspots

The "Blue Line" separating Israel from Lebanon is one of the most volatile borders in the world. But predicting when this area, and other tense regions throughout the world, will erupt into violence often appears to be little more than guesswork. How can policymakers overcome their own biases and limited information to anticipate if an incident like the recent rocket strike on Israel will spark a larger conflict, like the 2006 war, or fizzle out?

Increasingly, the answer is: Develop a computer model from historical data. The University of Maryland's Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics (LCCD) constructed one such model that predicted this period of quiet along the Israeli-Lebanese border, and also provides insight into Hezbollah's priorities. LCCD developed a framework, known as Stochastic Opponent Modeling Agents (SOMA), that examines historical data and automatically generates rules assessing the probability that a group will take certain actions under certain conditions.


In examining the rules generated by SOMA about Hezbollah's behavior, the most striking finding was the correlation between Hezbollah attacks on Israeli citizens and Lebanese elections. Since the re-establishment of Lebanon's parliamentary democracy in 1992, there was a 62 percent chance Hezbollah would target Israeli civilians (primarily through rocket attacks) in any given year through 2004. In off-election years the likelihood jumped to 78 percent, while in election years the probability was negligible. The one election year in which Hezbollah fired rockets at Israel was 1996. Though Hezbollah won a propaganda victory when Israel's response caused heavy Lebanese civilian casualties, the organization lost parliament seats in the 1996 elections. Hezbollah has since sought to keep its fighting with Israel within certain boundaries, avoided major escalations during election years, and re-emphasized its provision of social services within Lebanon.

The test for any model is whether or not its predictions hold. During Israel's Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in Gaza, there was concern that Hezbollah would initiate a second front to aid its ally. But Hezbollah offered only rhetorical support to Hamas. During the Gaza operation, a few rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel and Hezbollah quickly and credibly denied responsibility. With an election later in the year, Hezbollah determined that it could not risk renewed violence with Israel -- particularly in the wake of the 2006 war, which many Lebanese felt was brought on by Hezbollah and that left much of south Lebanon in ruin.

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Postby Stan_Savljevic » 22 Dec 2009 00:42

Maudany visits wife in hospital
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/states/ke ... e68272.ece

‘Operation Rakshak’ throws light on competence, vulnerability
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/states/ta ... epage=true

Voter turnout in Jharkhand shows rejection of militants: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the average 58 per cent turnout in the just-concluded Jharkhand Assembly elections was “a stinging rejection of the CPI(Maoist) and other militants, who attempted to terrorise the State people into boycotting the elections.”

“At this hour, it is our duty to remember the six jawans of the paramilitary forces, five policemen of the Jharkhand police and one from the Bihar police who lost their lives during the elections. We share the grief of their families and offer them our sincere condolences. I have instructed the authorities concerned to ensure that the compensation due to the deceased policemen is paid expeditiously and a report of compliance submitted by January 15, 2010,” he said.

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/states/ot ... e68206.ece
Maoists hope for hung House
Elections in Jharkhand may have passed off peacefully thanks to the large presence of security forces, but a blitzkrieg against the Maoists does not appear to be on the cards any time soon. Eager as it is to act against Maoists, the Centre will calibrate a response depending on the election results that will determine whether it will be a stable state government or a return to political volatility in the state. So for now, it is “wait and watch”, home ministry sources said.

More than 20,000 paramilitary personnel have been deployed in Jharkhand for the elections, over and above the existing six battalions of the CRPF already in the state for counter-insurgency operations. With more than 25,000 men in active deployment and planning against Maoists tested successfully during the course of the elections, the security forces are on standby. “If any party comes with a mandate, there could be operations any day. But if there is a mixed verdict, then governance issues and political volatility may make things difficult,” said a home ministry official.

If the Congress or BJP get a comfortable majority in the 81-seat Assembly, then it will be time for the Maoists to take defensive action. However, in case of a split verdict, the advantage will lie with Maoists who reportedly, would be happy with political uncertainty. For instance, if the JMM, with its group of legislators, including former Maoist leaders, takes part in government, then operations will depend on what Shibu Soren feels would be politically and practically, expedient.

Since August 17, when chief ministers or representatives from seven Naxalite-affected states met in Delhi with the home minister, there has been anxiety about anti-Naxalite operations. Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra are already co-ordinating operations against Maoists at the inter-state tri-junctions. However, full-scale operation in the hinterland depends on situations in every state. In this case, it is Jharkhand’s political situation that will play a role in North Block’s decision. “The BJP is on the same page as the Congress on action against Maoists but if it is a mixed verdict, it could delay operations for a while in Jharkhand,” said a senior police officer in central India.

More than 60,000 paramilitary troops are deployed across the seven states and more will be sent. The year has been a watershed in terms of Maoist violence. Minister of state for home affairs, Ajay Maken admitted this in Parliament last week. “The Left-wing extremism scenario in the country is characterised by growing spatial spread, increased intensity of violence, targeted attacks on police and alleged ‘police informers’, rapid militarisation and stepped-up efforts at mass mobilisation,” he told the Rajya Sabha. It is due to this reason that the UPA government is doubly anxious about and is attaching more importance to the final outcome of elections in Jharkhand.

http://telegraphindia.com/1091221/jsp/f ... 890847.jsp

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Sudip » 22 Dec 2009 04:16

INDIA ARREST ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERER

An individual who is believed to run a multibillion dollar illicit financial network has been arrested by Indian authorities. According to the UKs Serious Fraud Office (SFO) he headed an organised crime syndicate which moved US$2.2bn a year across the globe. He is wanted in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. A Serious Organised Crime Agency spokesperson described his associates and companies as having 'facilitated the collection and distribution of cash derived from a range of organised criminality'.


any idea who this could be??

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby shyamd » 22 Dec 2009 04:25

^^ Naresh Jain or Perhaps Hasan Ali Khan?

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Postby Stan_Savljevic » 22 Dec 2009 04:29

arunabh wrote:any idea who this could be??

May be this guy,
Jain held by India in money laundering probe
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e43a2b64-e423 ... SID=google
Naresh Kumar Jain was held at the weekend in Delhi by India’s Narcotics Control Bureau in what international law enforcement officers claim was a big step in breaking up one of the biggest money-laundering operations for organised crime.

Mr Jain had run a financial network out of Dubai that, at its peak, was able to shift $2.2bn (€1.5bn, £1.3bn) a year across the globe, according to the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency. Mr Jain is alleged to have taken a 3-5 per cent commission. His suspected multibillion dollar illicit activities had put him on the wanted lists of the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

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Postby SSridhar » 22 Dec 2009 06:29

Continuing with the Coimbatore Serial Blast case, the released Al-Ummah terrorists now demand money from the Government
The TN government may even accede to that demand, after not having gone on appeal against their release.
The released prisoners demanded a relief of Rs.5 lakh for their rehabilitation and for their families that had been languishing for the last 11 to 12 years.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 22 Dec 2009 07:10

Soofiya is the chief conspirator in the bus burning case: Police tells court
Kerala Police today informed the High Court that Soofiya, wife of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani, was the "chief conspirator and instigator" behind the 2005 Tamil Nadu bus burning case.


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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby dinakar » 22 Dec 2009 08:04

Stan_Savljevic wrote:
‘Operation Rakshak’ throws light on competence, vulnerability
http://beta.thehindu.com/news/states/ta ... epage=true



It is really good to see the police conducting mock drill. I hope they will look into the vulnerabilities and make necessary corrections in their operating procedure to rectify it. This drill also shows how easy it is for the commandos to sneak into chennai central as terrorists with weapons. One tamil daily reports that they roam for a very long time in central and they got caught only after they asked to enter chennai commissioner office by higher officials.
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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 22 Dec 2009 09:33

There has been a spate of such drills in last couple of days. First, it was in the southern coastal districts of Tamilnadu, followed by Chennai. Apparently, there was a similar drill in Chandigarh as well yesterday.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Sachin » 22 Dec 2009 11:19

SSridhar wrote:Soofiya is the chief conspirator in the bus burning case: Police tells court

And good old Mahdhani have taken a U turn on his plan to do a Sathyagraha with his minor sons. He now says he will only start fasting after Sufiya Mahdani gets bail (Mathrubhumi). With KP and all the other police agencies hell bent on questioning her, chances of the bail are pretty remote ;).

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Stan_Savljevic » 22 Dec 2009 11:43

Shrewd Ghandy puzzles, keeps interrogators guessing
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_sh ... ng_1326218

Maoists may be shifting base from Lalgarh to Jhargram
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_ma ... am_1326278

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 22 Dec 2009 14:52

Bengaluru police to seek custody of Soofiya Madani

I am wondering why TN police have not so far staked their claim too.
Sources say Soofiya, who stands before a court seeking bail, is fast becoming a major link in several terror operations undertaken both in Karnataka and Kerala

Investigations conducted by the Bengaluru-Kerala-Tamil Nadu police reveal Soofiya was angered by the fact that her husband Madani was being treated poorly by the Coimbatore police.

The first part of the investigations suggests that the woman had directed Nasir and his accomplices to burn down a bus in Kalamassery so that a message could be sent out to the then Tamil Nadu government.

Nasir's interrogation reveals that Soofiya had played an active part in the bus-burning incident. Besides, he told interrogators that she had also directed him to plant a bomb at the Press Club of Coimbatore in retaliation to her husband's ill-treatment in jail.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby SSridhar » 22 Dec 2009 18:47

Vernacular Tamil newspapers are reporting that there have been a series of blasts in Sabarimala. There were two blasts near the Sanctum on Sunday, followed by three more yesterday. This is now high season for pilgrims. The matter is very serious and sensitive.

Sachin, aren't Malayalam newspapers reporting anything ?

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Postby SSridhar » 22 Dec 2009 19:31

Muraliravi, thanks for the update. Hope, it is not a serious matter; but, there seems to be a motive to scare people away. This needs to be looked into.


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