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18 June, 2011

26/11 Truth: Rana's Acquittal
By Feroze Mithiborwala

The recent acquittal by Tawwarhur Rana by a US Chicago Court for his alleged role in the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack, has once again exposed the double standards of the US regime. It has also again brought into focus the role of CIA Agent David Headley Coleman, who is clearly the prime mastermind of the 26/11 attack

06 December, 2010

Mumbai 26/11: Two Years Later, Unanswered Questions
By Ram Puniyani

The Mumbai terror attack once more proves that what comes to social awareness is just a tip of the iceberg. Sometimes what is presented is obvious and the deeper truth remains under the hue of the hysterical response. We need to learn a lesson in public life to treat all uncomfortable questions with utmost seriousness and not to be dismissive of the truth hidden in the missing links of the story

29 October, 2010

The Headley Saga: What Are They Hiding?
By Feroze Mithiborwala

There are far too many questions and far too many facts that challenge the official version of the reality of the 26/11 terror attacks. There is clearly an attempt even within our very own security agencies to collude and cover up the truth and thus we demand that a National Commission of Inquiry be created to investigate the truth about the 26/11 Terror attack

19 October, 2010

US Agencies Ignored Warnings Before Mumbai Terrorist Attack
By Patrick Martin

US intelligence agencies had numerous advance warnings about the activities of the Islamic fundamentalist group that carried out the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India in December 2008, according to lengthy reports in the American press Sunday. An American informant had a high-level role in the preparation of the assault, in which 166 people were killed by bullets and grenades

18 October, 2010

David Headley Is A CIA-FBI Agent
By Feroze Mithiborwala

Recent revelations confirm the fact that David Coleman Headley is a CIA-FBI operative whose task was to organize & expedite the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks. Thus the role of the CIA, FBI & Mossad in fomenting & planning the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks are proved beyond doubt & need to be investigated by the patriotic elements within the security apparatus & the media

14 May, 2010

National Judicial Commission Of Inquiry
Demanded On Mumbai Terror Attack

By Feroze Mithiborwala

The Mumbai 26/11 terror episode was undoubtedly an attack on the nation and on all of South Asia. Thus there is a need for a far more extensive, transparent and honest investigation. Over the course of the past several months, a number of questions and doubts have been raised in the media as well as other public fora and there is a growing discontent and sentiment amongst the people to demand a thorough investigation into all the aspects of the terror attack

13 May, 2010

Unanswered Questions About Mumbai Terror Attacks
By Raveena Hansa

From murder mystery to spy thriller: The continuing saga of ohe Mumbai terror attacks

05 May, 2010

26/11 Verdict Brings Solace To Indian Muslims
By S.R.Darapuri I.P.S.(Retd)

The acquittal of Faheem and Sabahuddin has come as a breather for Indian Muslims otherwise it would have given the Hindutva fanatics an other chance to label Indian Muslims as collaborators of foreign enemies like Pakistan, LeT and others. This verdict has also enhanced the reputation of Indian judiciary and strengthened common man’s faith in it

29 April, 2010

Exposing The Politics Of Terror In The Age Of Imperialism And Zionism
BY Feroze Mithiborwala

The government must appoint a ‘National Judicial Commission of Inquiry’ to investigate the truth of 26/11. The truth of 26/11 will strengthen the anti-imperialist movements across the South Asian region

21 March, 2010

David Headley: What Does America Have To Hide?
By Vir Sanghvi

Why alienate India so completely for the sake of a terrorist? Why allow more people to be killed -- in such attacks as the Poona bombing -- by refusing to let Indian investigators question David Headley? I believe that only one explanation fits these facts and that there is only one answer to these questions. David Headley was an American agent

07 January, 2010

The New Iron Man – S M Mushrif –
Author Of Who Killed Karkare

By Mohd. Ziyaullah Khan

To tell a truth in front of a tyrant ruler is the biggest crusade in the sight of Lord. And perhaps, this saying sounds so true to Mr. S M Mushrif (retired IAS officer – former IGP Maharashtra) when he wrote his book, ‘Who killed Karkare ?’ published a couple of months back

20 December, 2009

Did America Keep Mum On 26/11?
By Vir Sanghvi

Did the Americans have detailed advance information about the 26/11 plot which they did not share with India, only passing on a watered-down warning? And was there an American spy within the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba who kept Washington (or Langley) informed of terror acts planned against India — even if this information was never handed over to us? It is certainly beginning to look that way

17 December, 2009

Capitalizing Calamity:
26/11 And The Jingoist Politics

By Anand Teltumbde

The hype around 26/11 succeeded in covering up all the ineptitude of governance and instead provided excellent means for our political class to deepen its jingoist politics

28 November, 2009

Mumbai Struggles To Recover
From Trauma Of 26/11

By Ram Puniyani

The demand for a sincere probe into Karkare’s death remains on the margins, not being taken seriously at all. Does some one want to hide something?

Media’s Revivalist Agenda
By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

In the post liberalization scenario, two things are clearly emerging in India. One the enormous power of the media and second the powerful cocktail of media-corporate-hindutva to rule over the country and destroy its cultural resources. And therefore Mumbai’s incidents have to be seen in a broader framework and not what is being made visible to us. Mumbai’s ugly incident has given media a tool to justify its jingoism and spread lies and rumors to fix up an agenda which is anti poor and anti Dalit-Adivasis-Bahujan

24 February, 2009

What If That Local Support…
By M Shamsur Rabb Khan

Even though Advani is only interested in probing local support, he needs to stick to his stand. What if this calculation of Advani ends in utter failure? Suppose, for a while, the UPA Government goes for probing local support (the Mumbai police must have been doing it), and comes out with a finding that some Hindus were also among the local support, will Advani believe this version? Or will he and his colleagues, like on earlier occasions, start blaming everyone – the UPA Government, the Mumbai Police and the ATS for wrong and politically motivated investigation?

05 February, 2009

India's Terror Dossier: Further
Evidence Of A Conspiracy

By Raveena Hansa

On 5 January 2009, the Indian government handed a 69-page dossier of material stemming from the ongoing investigation into the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 26-29 November 2008 to the Pakistani government. This was subsequently made accessible to the public , so it is possible for us to examine it

06 January, 2009

Afghan Opium And Terror In South Asia
By Ramtanu Maitra

Ramtanu Maitra argues that the huge money flowing through the opium trade in Afghanistan is financing the terrorist activities in South Asia and this terror network may have played a part in Mumbai terror attacks

28 December, 2008

Terrorism-Plus-Something Politics
By Mustafa Khan

Though the newly appointed home minister P.Chidambarum has laid to rest any doubt anybody, let alone AR Antulay, might have had regarding the killing of ATS chief Hemant Karkare, there are still some loose ends that need to be tied

Counter-Terrorism Must Not Kill Democracy
By Praful Bidwai

The two new laws will increase the alienation of Muslims from the Indian State given that they have been the principal victims of India's recent anti-terrorism strategy. Many Muslims are also distressed at the alacrity with which the laws were passed -- in contrast with the UPA's failure to enact the promised law to punish communal violence and hate crimes

26 December, 2008

Mumbai Massacre Calls For A Probe Of British Role
By Ramtanu Maitra

A thorough investigation of the Mumbai massacre is the only way to prevent another such attack. That must include a probe of a possible british role in the incident

India's Reckless Road To Washington
Through Tel Aviv

By Vijay Prashad

The costs of the Tel Aviv-New Delhi-Washington axis are too much to bear, at least for India. India cannot afford to mimic Israel’s failed neighborhood policy, nor can it follow the U. S. example that seeks to solve its problems by aerial bombardment. South Asia requires a regional solution to what is without doubt a regional problem

24 December, 2008

Welcome Mossad !
By Subhash Gatade

As far as Mossad- the notorious intelligence agency of Israel - is concerned, the terror attack had a very 'positive fallout'.One finds its growing mention in the Indian media as well as polity as a role model supposedly for 'being successful' in 'curbing the terrorist menace' inside Israel

Pak-India War May Threaten Nukes Security
By Rahil Yasin

War between India, Pakistan could provide extremists free hand to take control of nuclear weapons

Why A Hue And Cry Over Antulay’s Remark?
By M Shamsur Rabb Khan

Why are the BJP and the media making hue and cry over Antulay’s remark on Karkare? Why is this hullabaloo over a probe into Karkare’s death by those who were hell bent on the probe of Hindu accused of terror act? Is it sacrilegious to ask for a probe into the circumstances in which Karkare died? After all, what is wrong in knowing the hidden bullets that killed Karkare

21 December, 2008

Special High Level Probe Demanded
Into The Deaths Of Karkare, Kamte And Salaskar

By Awami Bharat

It is rather bewildering to see that despite the fact that both the government and certain sections of the corporate media are trying to supress the public outcry over the deaths of the three valiant ATS officers, the government is refusing to institute an inquiry commission to put all doubts to rest. The point is if it is also obvious as we are given to believe then why is the government runnning scared. That itself is raising doubts and creating more room for suspicion

The Hatred That Seeks Solace In Oblivion
By Peter Chamberlin

As the tensions between the two nuclear powers continues to rise because of acrimonious accusations being exchanged over the recent Mumbai attacks, saner heads need to step forward to cool the passionate rhetoric, before the unthinkable exits the minds of lunatic generals into the world of the real

15 December, 2008

The Monster In The Mirror
By Arundhati Roy

What we're experiencing now is blowback, the cumulative result of decades of quick fixes and dirty deeds. The carpet's squelching under our feet. The only way to contain -it would be naïve to say end - terrorism is to look at the monster in the mirror. We're standing at a fork in the road. One sign says Justice, the other Civil War. There's no third sign and there's no going back. Choose."

The Mumbai Massacre And
Pakistan's New Nightmares

By Pervez Hoodbhoy

We Pakistanis have to realize that this is a war for our very existence as a civilized nation. Western support for Pakistan must be very judicious and not too overt. Similarly, isolating Pakistan, or inflicting harsh punitive measures, could easily backfire. The Taliban and allied extremists have a real chance of winning in Pakistan. The state is already crumbling in places and it could disintegrate quite rapidly, leaving the fanatics in charge. One cannot think of a bigger disaster for Pakistan

Lessons From The Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
By Prashant Bhushan

Unless we deal with the enormous injustices in our society, we cannot eliminate such suicidal terrorism. For this, we need to do many things, but most importantly we need to fix our criminal justice system. We have an insensitive, communal, corrupt and failed judicial system. Neither the political nor the judicial establishment have the political will to fix it. We need a major public campaign for that

08 December, 2008

The Mumbai Terror Attacks:
Need For A Thorough Investigation

By R.H.

In all the confusion and horror generated by the ghastly terrorist attacks in Bombay, a dimension which has not received the attention it deserves is the circumstances surrounding the death of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare and two of his colleagues, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte

Mumbai Tragedy – Can Peace Follow?
By Q. Isa Daudpota

It may seem strange to talk about these larger issues when people are still hurting from the current tragedy. Pakistan too has barely recovered from the Marriott bombing. But it is precisely when a family is hurt due to a death within that warring factions often come together and adopt a reconciliatory approach to each other

06 December, 2008

As The Fires Die: The Terror Of The Aftermath
By Biju Mathew

As the smoke lifts from Mumbai, skepticism must prevail over those conjectures which support the official state narrative. It is crucial to increase the pressure for transparency and accountability at this moment to ensure that India doesn't slide into the same state as post-9/11 USA

Indian Tragedy, Al-Qaeda Triumph
By Ayaz Amir

Let us not forget that Al-Qaeda had declared war on Pakistan for being an accomplice of the United States, the terror bombings, suicide attacks and assassination attempts mounted in Pakistan being a response to this perceived role. But what the terror bombings and suicide attacks inside Pakistan could not lead to, the Mumbai attacks look like achieving: drawing Pakistan's attention away from the western theatre to the eastern front. Whom does this situation suit? Al-Qaeda

1992 vs. 2008: A Personal Odyssey
By Farzana Versey

If you believe for a moment that the residents of Mumbai are angry about the recent terror attacks, then they have succeeded in fooling you. There is no anger; there is irritation. Their daily routines have been mucked up

04 December, 2008

The Mumbai Attacks: More Than Meets The Eye
By Jeremy R. Hammond

While the evidence strongly points to LeT and a network of associates affiliated with the group or with each other, that web also includes the CIA and MI6

“India’s 9/11”:Perils In Parallels
By Shakeel Syed

It is time to act for all people, not just Indians or Pakistanis. In allowing the Indian discourse of 9/11 parallels is perilous for all people, especially US interests

Mumbai Carnage, Wish It Was The Last Horror!
By Mirza A. Beg

The only effective way to remove the cancer of terrorism is to leave the hubris of the 20th century behind, ushering a new peaceful and just millennium by adhering to the International Charter of Human Rights and strengthening the United Nations. This requires the modification of the Security Council so that no country, irrespective of its size, wealth or power is above the international law

Hotel Taj: Icon Of Whose India ?
By Gnani Sankaran

It is a matter of great shame that these channels simply did not bother about the other icon that faced the first attack from terrorists - the Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station. CST is the true icon of Mumbai. It is through this railway station hundreds of Indians from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Tamilnadu have poured into Mumbai over the years, transforming themselves into Mumbaikars and built the Mumbai of today along with the Marathis and Kolis

03 December, 2008

Mumbai Terror Attack: Further Evidence Of
The Anglo-American-Mossad-RSS Nexus

By Amaresh Misra

Amaresh Misra raises some pertinent questions about the possible involvement of Mossad and CIA in the Mumbai terror attacks

Lies Of The Lashkar
By Yoginder Sikand

Why the Pakistan-based terror outfit behind the attacks would do this needs no explanation. The aim of the attacks was probably to destabilise India, fuel Hindu-Muslim violence, instigate Muslims to take to terror in response to attacks by Hindus and then drown India in flames

A Game Played On The Shoulders Of Terror
By Aditi Munot

But what’s more disgusting is the employment of this horror by the media and politicians and bureaucrats for their benefit. What’s disturbing is how they have viewed this as an opportunity to make more money and breed differences. What is distressingly unacceptable is the fact that these people are building their palaces on the grave of the common man

Media Falls In The Old Trap
By Beena Sarwar

Some Indian channels are running the Pakistan factor like a movie trailer, complete with sound effects and watch-for-the-next-episode commentary. This obviously fuels Pakistani indignation. However, this indignation could be tempered by being less reactive and empathising with the Indians' pain and grief that many Pakistanis share. Zealous commentators could also recall the times that their own media houses sensationalised an issue

02 December, 2008

Awake India Awake!!!
The World Needs You

By Abdul Basit

We have to restore confidence among the Hindus, Muslims and Christians and strengthen the cohesiveness and trust between all the sections in the Indian society. For this we have to rebuild the lives of families affected by communal violence and bomb blasts so that their future generation overcomes the trauma and revenge mentality that sustain this hatred and instead unite to build a bright India

01 December, 2008

India's 9/11. Who Was Behind The Mumbai Attacks?
By Michel Chossudovsky

Washington is Fostering Political Divisions between India and Pakistan

The Mumbai Cauldron: Who Pressed
The Repeat Button Of History?

By Saber Ahmed Jazbhay

Those who executed the military precision operation were certainly not amateurs but highly trained and motivated professional terrorists who were prepared to die for their cause and who, I suspect, were part of a larger geopolitical agenda and the operational nature and scale of their enterprise suggests that they were not religious zealots for at no time is there any record or indication of them chanting or exemplifying any religious fervour like those who allegedly flew their hijacked planes into the World Trade Centre

Pleas For Sanity As Sabres Rattle
Over Mumbai Mayhem

By Beena Sarwar

The pattern is all too familiar. Every time India and Pakistan head towards dialogue and detente, something explosive happens that pushes peace to the backburner and drags them back to the familiar old tense relationship, worsened by sabre-rattling war cries from both sides

Terror In The Name Of God
By Yoginder Sikand

According to media reports, it is possible that the recent deadly assault on Mumbai was masterminded by the Lashkar-e Tayyeba, a Pakistan-based self-styled Islamist terrorist outfit. Whether the attacks were indeed the handiwork of the Lashkar, as is being alleged, or of some other agency, such as the CIA and the Israseli Mossad, as others believe, remains to be fully investigated, but there can be no doubt that radical Islamism, like radical Hindutva, poses a major threat to peace and security in both India and Pakistan

29 November, 2008

Who Benefits From Mumbai Terror Attacks?
By Binu Mathew

Mumbai terrorist stand off is almost over. More than 200 civilians and about 20 police and army officials lost their lives. Taj Mahal palace, a symbol of India's business and commercial well being bears a ghostly look. The terror stricken populace slowly limp back to life. Will Mumbai be the same again? Will India be the same again?

Mossad-CIA Connection To
Mumbai Terror Attacks?

By Yoginder Sikand

Some have raised the question if the Mossad or even the CIA might not be directly or otherwise instigating some disillusioned Muslim youth in India, Pakistan or elsewhere to take to terror by playing on Muslim grievances, operating through existing Islamist groups or spawning new ones for this purpose

Empathy, Grief In Pakistan At Mumbai Mayhem
By Beena Sarwar

The terrorist attacks unleashed in the Indian port city and financial hub of Mumbai continue to reverberate through Pakistan at a personal level and on the media. The crisis, that began Wednesday night and lasted through Friday, dominates conversation, newspaper headlines, television coverage and Internet chatter on indigenous websites and e-mail lists run by Pakistanis at home and abroad

Lessons Of Mumbai Terror Attack
By Dr.V.N.Sharma

That, Maratha warriors like Bal Thakrey and his Shiv Sainiks and Raj Thakrey and his MNS Sainiks were seen nowhere in action of saving their very own Marathi Manush Mumbai. A shameful act on part of these Maratha warriors. Mumbaikars and the Marathis must have now more faith in the United India with brotherhood between the people of different linguistic, cultural and religious background and not in so called sainiks and their leaders

All In The Name Of Religion
By Aditi Munot

Most often in our world, bloodshed is carried out in the name of religion. From the gory Partition in 1947, to Israel – Palestine problems, to Nazi atrocities against Jews, to 1993 bomb blasts, to Ayodhya, to Catholic – Protestant tussles, to Forward Class – Backward Class discrimination, to Godra bloodbath, to London, Banglore, Malegaon, Jaipur bombings and now to the past few days in Bombay…… all this and much more has been done in the name of Religion

Interview With Hemant Karkare
By Rana Ayyub

ATS chief Hemant Karkare told Rana Ayyub, shortly before his death in the Mumbai terror attacks, that more army officers will not be arrested

28 November, 2008

Terrorist Atrocity In Mumbai
By Keith Jones

Whoever were the authors of this week’s terrorist attack in Mumbai, it was a vile act that will only serve reaction in India and internationally. Unquestionably the BJP will seize on the Mumbai atrocity and its horrific toll in human life to try to suppress public discussion of, and derail the investigation, into the Hindu terrorist network

Bombs And Bullets Cannot Destroy India -
As Long As Its Gates Remain Open

By Shashi Tharoor

This atrocity was not homegrown. But if it leads to demonisation of the nation's Muslims, the terrorists will have won

Once Was Mumbai
By Kumar Ketkar

That the terrorist attack took place just when the media was full of stories of “saffron terrorism” may be a coincidence, but the killing of Hemant Karkare, the chief of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), gives the event an anti-climactic turn

India's Leaders Need To Look Closer To Home
By Tariq Ali

Indian intelligence outfits are well aware of all this and they should not encourage the fantasies of their political leaders. Its best to come out and accept that there are severe problems inside the country. A billion Indians: 80 percent Hindus and 14 percent Muslims. A very large minority that cannot be ethnically cleansed without provoking a wider conflict

Zero Tolerance Time
By Zafar Sobhan

It is unclear what, if any, links exist between terrorists in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (to say nothing of links between Maoist extremists across South Asia), but what is incontrovertible is that all three countries of the Indian sub-continent have active terrorist networks, and given the porosity of our borders and the ideological affinities of many of the groups, it would be unlikely if cross-border networks and support structures did not exist

Hemant Karkare! Tribute To A Hero
By Mustafa Khan

If any Indian distinguished himself by writing history by his sweat and while doing so made history by writing it in his blood, it is this modest looking man. This assistant commissioner in charge of Anti Terrorist Squad of Maharashtra will be remembered for good. Those who were breathing down his neck will breathe a sigh of relief but all others will have grief