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Lashkar members more educated than average Pakistani male, says scholar Christine Fair

In a wide-ranging discussion on her new book, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair shed light on some unknown aspects of terror organisation LeT.

For the LeT, convincing mothers is one of the key steps to recruiting for Jihad

LeT is recruiting not just a member or a fighter but the entire immediate and extended family.
Memorial for assassinated journalist Shujaat Bukhari | ThePrint.in/Rahiba R. Parveen

Top LeT operative, who killed Kashmir journalist Bukhari, gunned down in encounter

Naveed Jatt killed in an encounter at central Kashmir's Budgam district. He had escaped from police custody earlier this year. New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Naveed Jatt alias Abu Hanzullah, who is believed to be one of the main assassins of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, was killed in an encounter Wednesday. Jatt was shot dead by security forces at central Kashmir’s Kuthpora in Budgam district. A senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer confirmed his death to ThePrint. Three army personnel were also injured in the encounter. The encounter began in the early hours of Wednesday when a special operations group of the Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off a house in Budgam following an intelligence input about the presence of militants, officials said. The gun battle broke out when those holed up inside the house fired at security forces. "It was swift operation carried out by security forces. We finally got the prize catch Naveed...
Protests being held against Asia Bibi in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Asia Bibi episode shows injecting extremists into politics is a bad idea

Imran Khan government's reluctance to confront clerical power makes its earlier promises ring hollow.

The small-town boy who became India’s first ISIS suicide bomber

In less than a decade, Fayaz Kagzi went from being a B.Ed student in Maharashtra to Lashkar recruiter and finally ended up dying for the ISIS cause in Saudi Arabia
Milli Muslim League leader, Hafiz Saeed giving a speec

The US blacklists Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League as terrorist organisation

Seven members of MML's central leadership body have been designated as foreign terrorists. This move comes just ahead of the general elections in Pakistan.
FATF's plenary meeting

Now that it’s headed to the grey list, Pakistan faces real economic risks too

The FATF decision is bad and good news for Pakistan. Getting grey-listed is much less serious, particularly on reputational levels, than getting blacklisted.
A file photo of Naveed Jat | PTI Photo

Who is Naveed Jat, and why his escape is a blow for the security establishment in J&K

The Pakistani LeT man escaped after militants opened fire at a Srinagar hospital Tuesday. His arrest in 2014 had been hailed as a major breakthrough.
A representational image of soldiers in Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Hafiz Saeed & Salahuddin among 12 in NIA charge sheet in J&K terror funding case

Many Hurriyat office-bearers also named alongside LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen chiefs, NIA says it has definite evidence of cross-LoC funding
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meet Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja

Trump’s arm-twisting won’t beat Pakistan into submission, because it has China

US President has threatened Pak with ‘dire consequences’, but any incursions or drone strikes will have a disastrous effect on the region.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.


Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.