Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: SIMI

PFI ban is no quick fix for jihadi threat. See how SIMI ban birthed Indian Mujahideen

The toxic influence of Islamism represented by PFI shows a complex matrix of deeply embedded political and social problems. The fight needs political action, not just police.

‘It’s a typo’, say MP Police after order clubs Muslims & Sikhs with LTTE & JKLF as threats

Katni SP says clerk missed typing 'aatankwadi' after the words Sikh and Muslim. Order was issued ahead of MP Governor Mangubhai C. Patel’s visit to district on 7 December. 

Who’ll bring back lost years & honour, ask 127 Muslim men branded terrorists in Gujarat in 2001

On 6 March 2021, a Surat court acquitted 127 Muslim men labelled SIMI terrorists and charged under UAPA back in December 2001.

Indian Facebook friend of Sri Lanka suicide bomber was district head of SIMI offshoot: NIA

Mohammed Azarudeen, the Coimbatore-based ‘recruiter of an ISIS module’ who was arrested last week, organised events of the Wahdat-e-Islami Hind.

Now linked to Sri Lanka terror, here’s how south India became a hotbed of radicalisation

Since the 1990s, groups such as Al-Ummah, PFI & Indian Mujahideen have emerged in southern India and been accused and convicted of radicalisation and terror.

One of India’s murkiest jailbreaks & killing of 8 Muslim men remains wrapped in mystery

The SIMI under-trials were shot dead in 2016. Judicial probe report was submitted 7 months ago. But Madhya Pradesh’s BJP govt is sitting on it.

Ban Kerala’s PFI for ‘role in acts of terror’: NIA tells home ministry

NIA has alleged PFI was involved in murder, terror attack plots and forced conversions

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.