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Pak court jails LeT’s Lakhvi for terror financing, India calls it ‘farcical’

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was convicted and sentenced in his first appearance in court after his arrest on terror financing charges on January 2.
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is considered the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.(AP File Photo)
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is considered the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 07:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad and Rezaul H Laskar

Pak updates terror list, India says it omits key 26/11 Mumbai attackers

The list of wanted terrorists, posted on the website of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), names mostly members of the crew of two boats used by the attackers to travel to Mumbai and those who helped finance the attacks through money transfers.
India has accused LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, who is currently in jail in Lahore after being convicted of terror financing, of masterminding the Mumbai attacks. (HT file photo)
India has accused LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, who is currently in jail in Lahore after being convicted of terror financing, of masterminding the Mumbai attacks. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

ED files chargesheet against LeT chief Hafiz Saeed in terror funding case

The chargesheet was in connection with agency’s money laundering probe against LeT’s financial arm Falah-i-Insaniyat (FiF) Foundation.
ED files chargesheet against LeT chief Hafiz Saeed in terror financing case(REUTERS)
ED files chargesheet against LeT chief Hafiz Saeed in terror financing case(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

2 LeT terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Anantnag district

“Two LeT terrorists have been killed. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, has been recovered. Search is going on. More details are awaited,” Kashmir Zone Police said.
“A tight cordon was maintained throughout the night to stop the militants from escaping,” police said.(ANI Twitter)
“A tight cordon was maintained throughout the night to stop the militants from escaping,” police said.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

150 highly trained foreign terrorists in Kashmir Valley, say experts

According to the government data, 13 of the 68 terrorists killed in Jammu & Kashmir this year were foreigners. Foreign terrorists accounted for 31 out of 156 killed in gun battles with security forces in the Union Territory last year.
Security forces near the site of a gunfight in which Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo along with an associate were killed, in Beighpora area, Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Security forces near the site of a gunfight in which Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo along with an associate were killed, in Beighpora area, Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2020 05:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan

India remains sceptical of Hafiz Saeed’s sentencing

Noting that the verdict came just four days before a plenary meeting of FATF in Paris will assess action taken by Pakistan to counter terror financing, a person said that Saeed’s sentencing was “part of a long pending international obligation of Pakistan to put an end to the support for terrorism”.
Hafiz Saeed, the 69-year-old head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), and an aide, were both given five-and-a-half year jail terms in two cases of terror financing by an anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Wednesday.(Reuters File Photo)
Hafiz Saeed, the 69-year-old head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), and an aide, were both given five-and-a-half year jail terms in two cases of terror financing by an anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Wednesday.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 04:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

LeT founder Hafiz Saeed jailed for 5 years for terror financing, will challenge verdict

Reports of Hafiz Saeed’s conviction comes right ahead of a crucial meeting of the anti-terror financing body, Financial Action Task Force, that will decide Pakistan’s listing colour code.
LeT founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed,(Reuters File)
LeT founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed,(Reuters File)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Pak likely to stay in FATF grey list over inadequacy in curbing terror

The working group and plenary meetings of FATF in Paris from February 16 to 21 will assess the implementation of a 27-point action plan by Pakistan, which was placed in the grey list in June 2018 for failing to stop fund raising by groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Taliban and al-Qaeda.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters image)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters image)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

World knows Pak not serious in trying LeT chief, other 26/11 culprits: India

Pakistan had arrested seven men, including LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, for planning, financing and executing the Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. However, their trial has been stalled for several years and Lakhvi is out on bail.
No formal charges have been filed against Hafiz Saeed, accused by India of masterminding the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.(PTI File)
No formal charges have been filed against Hafiz Saeed, accused by India of masterminding the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.(PTI File)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Terror groups like LeT and Jaish continue to ‘destabilise region’: India at UN

India’s envoy at the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin said UN-designated terrorist organisations including the LeT and the JeM “continue to destabilise entire regions through their cross-border financing, propaganda, and recruitment, including by using -- rather abusing -- evolving global public goods such as the cyberspace and social media.
India’s permanent representative at the UN, Syed Akbaruddin.(ANI / Twitter)
India’s permanent representative at the UN, Syed Akbaruddin.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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United Nations | By Press Trust of India

US: Pak failed to stop LeT, JeM funds, recruiting

Pakistan failed to uniformly implement UN sanctions against groups like the LeT, which continued to raise funds.
Hafiz Saeed had managed to keep his job as a professor in Lahore’s engineering university for more than a decade after founding the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.(HT File)
Hafiz Saeed had managed to keep his job as a professor in Lahore’s engineering university for more than a decade after founding the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 05:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Why was Amar Jawan Jyoti closed to visitors? LeT wanted to bomb it

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar writes that Lakhvi (Hafiz Saeed’s deputy and operations commander of LeT), who is in India’s most wanted list, had planned a spectacular attack at India Gate to create an impact like Parliament attack in December 2001.
Ex-serviceman holding a meeting at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate on 10 March, 1988.(Photo: Santosh Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Ex-serviceman holding a meeting at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate on 10 March, 1988.(Photo: Santosh Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 04:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan

Two Pakistanis linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba held in Jammu and Kashmir: Army

Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon said “Pakistan is desperate to infiltrate maximum terrorists into the Valley and infiltration attempts are being made every day.”
Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon(ANI)
Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon(ANI)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Asian News International

Al-Qaeda remains ‘resilient’, works closely with LeT, says UN report

Al-Qaeda “continues to cooperate closely with Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Haqqani Network”, the UN report said underscoring the threat these Pakistan-based terrorist groups still pose for south Asia and the world.
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Al-Qaeda continues to work closely with the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Afghanistan according to a UN report.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Al-Qaeda continues to work closely with the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Afghanistan according to a UN report.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 08:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent

LeT plays major role in providing recruits, funding to Taliban: UN report

The report quoted Afghan officials as saying that some 500 LeT fighters are active in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces alone.
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) plays a key role in providing recruits and funding to the Taliban and other terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan.(Getty Images/Representative Image)
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) plays a key role in providing recruits and funding to the Taliban and other terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan.(Getty Images/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Bangladesh terror group setting up bases near border, ties up with Pak’s LeT

According to senior home ministry officials, the JMB had plans to make permanent bases within 10 km of the India-Bangladesh border (on the Indian side) in the districts of West Bengal, Assam and Tripura.
The terror group, which espouses the ultra-hardline ideologies of the Islamic State, has also been spreading its network in South India with the overarching motive of establishing a Caliphate in the Indian sub-continent.(HT Photo)
The terror group, which espouses the ultra-hardline ideologies of the Islamic State, has also been spreading its network in South India with the overarching motive of establishing a Caliphate in the Indian sub-continent.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2019 09:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Pulwama recruiting ground for LeT, JeM: Govt report

About 63 locals were recruited from Pulwama in 2018 and two more this year. Shopian district was a distant second, with 46 locals joining terror groups in 2018, but none this year.
Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed in Pulwama on February 14 when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a bus carrying the paramilitary troopers. JeM claimed responsibility for the attack.(REUTERS/Representative Image)
Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed in Pulwama on February 14 when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a bus carrying the paramilitary troopers. JeM claimed responsibility for the attack.(REUTERS/Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 08:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Srinagar | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Mir Ehsan

Pakistan should prosecute JeM in a transparent manner

The best thing that Pakistan can do is to extradite both Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed to India. No other step can improve the relations between the two countries like this one.
Masood Azhar, chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad. Pakistan banned JeM after the 2001 Parliament attack in New Delhi. That did not stop it from seeking China’s help to protect Azhar from sanctions in the United Nations.(AP File)
Masood Azhar, chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad. Pakistan banned JeM after the 2001 Parliament attack in New Delhi. That did not stop it from seeking China’s help to protect Azhar from sanctions in the United Nations.(AP File)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Mumbai 26/11 Terror attacks: When LeT trained Ajmal Kasab on ‘how to fish’

The sea training, as per the book written by historian Saroj Kumar Rath, also included “how to fish”, something that made Kasab think that “he had got a job and he could earn a respectable living”.
26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack - Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving member of the 10-man group which attacked several Mumbai landmarks, is seen at an undisclosed location under police custody in this undated video grab.(REUTERS)
26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack - Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving member of the 10-man group which attacked several Mumbai landmarks, is seen at an undisclosed location under police custody in this undated video grab.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 01:30 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Pakistan responsible for 3 times the terror risk to humanity than Syria: Report

In a shocking revelation report by Oxford University and Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) says: “The Jihadi thought processes have proved to be most resilient for almost 150 years, beginning in what is today Pakistan and parts of Afghanistan.”
Pakistan, which remains the breeding ground and supporter of global terrorism, is responsible for three times the terror risk to humanity that Syria poses, says a study.(Representative Image/Getty Images)
Pakistan, which remains the breeding ground and supporter of global terrorism, is responsible for three times the terror risk to humanity that Syria poses, says a study.(Representative Image/Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 10:20 AM IST
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London | By Asian News International

High alert after alleged Lashkar letter threatens of attacks in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat

The handwritten threat letter allegedly from Maulvi Abu Sheikh, area commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi, was received on September 29 at the office of railway station manager, Jaipur.
Security forces across Madhya Pradesh were on high alert Saturday following a letter allegedly from the Lashkar-e-Taiba warning of attacks across the state and neighbouring Rajasthan and Gujarat on October 20 and November 9 ( Representative photo)(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Security forces across Madhya Pradesh were on high alert Saturday following a letter allegedly from the Lashkar-e-Taiba warning of attacks across the state and neighbouring Rajasthan and Gujarat on October 20 and November 9 ( Representative photo)(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | By Monica Pandey

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Let’s turn pain into a joke

If you thought clowns only belong in a circus, here’s news…
One of the few ‘medical clowns’ in India, the woman runs a volunteer group — the Clownselors to do distraction therapy for free at a government hospital for kids.
One of the few ‘medical clowns’ in India, the woman runs a volunteer group — the Clownselors to do distraction therapy for free at a government hospital for kids.
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi

Only 1 LeT terrorist killed in Friday’s Pulwama encounter, remaining 2 escaped: J-K police

Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid had on Friday tweeted that three terrorists were killed in the encounter. However, just one terrorist’s body was found at the encounter site, indicating that the other two may have escaped.
Security personnel being deployed outside the house in which militants were allegedly holed up during an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on June 29, 2018.(PTI)
Security personnel being deployed outside the house in which militants were allegedly holed up during an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on June 29, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Shujaat Bukhari murder probe trail leads to Pakistan, blogger under scanner

Officers investigating the case said the senior journalist was gunned down on the instructions of elements across the Pakistani border, probably for trying to promote peace in the Valley.
Mediapersons stage a protest against the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and a provocative remark by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Singh in Srinagar on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Mediapersons stage a protest against the killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and a provocative remark by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Singh in Srinagar on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

LeT launches online magazine, says 2018 will be tough for security forces

Claiming it was helping the “common man’s struggle”, the magazine goes on to say that Pakistan has “moral and legal” obligation to support the “struggle” in Kashmir, an unfinished agenda of partition.
Security personnel stand guard during a search operation after an LeT militant escaped from the police custody in Srinagar in February 2018.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard during a search operation after an LeT militant escaped from the police custody in Srinagar in February 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 07:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Rajesh Ahuja

UP on alert after ‘LeT letter’ threatens to blow up Kashi temples, railway stations

In a letter sent to the Northern Railways last month, the area commander of the LeT threatened to attack several locations, including the Saharanpur station.
A letter purportedly written by LeT commander Maulana Ambu Shaikh threatens to target temples such as the Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura (pictured here) and the Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi.(File Photo)
A letter purportedly written by LeT commander Maulana Ambu Shaikh threatens to target temples such as the Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura (pictured here) and the Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi.(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
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