Terror attacks

UP Police, NSG Conduct Mock Drill In Lucknow To Counter Terror Attacks

The Uttar Pradesh police and the National Security Guard (NSG) on Thursday conducted mock drills at Vidhan Sabha and Lok Bhavan to enhance preparedness in tackling terror attacks effectively. 

The mock drill began on Wednesday. 

According to the official statement, in order to counter terror attacks, the UP Police and the NSG are conducting an exercise, ‘Gandiva-V’ on September 13 and 14, under which the state administration, UP police, and NSG will conduct mock drills at different public places in Lucknow. (ANI)

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Shah Slams UPA’s Meek Response To Terror Attacks

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that when Pakistan attacked Indian soldiers in Uri and Pulwama in 2019, they forgot that Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister who replied suitably with a surgical strike unlike the meek response from “Mauni Baba” during UPA’s term.

“At Uri and Pulwama they (Pakistanis) had attacked the Army and CRPF, but they forgot that the UPA government is not in power, it is the BJP government in power. And not Mauni Baba Manmohan Singh, but Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister,” Amit Shah said.
“In 15 days, our jawans conducted surgical strikes and air strikes, entered Pakistan’s home and eliminated the terrorists and tore apart their hideouts of these terrorists,” he added.

Attacking the Congress during the Booth President Sammelan, Amit Shah said that during the Congress-led UPA government, Pakistan used to conduct terrorist activities in the country by the government did not respond adequately.

“Earlier during the government of Sonia-Manmohan in 2004-14, Alia, Malia, Jamalia used to come from Pakistan, fire and bomb us and go. But the central government did not even respond,” Amit Shah said.

Speaking about the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, Amit Shah accused the Congress leadership in Madhya Pradesh of not listening to the voice of the people from the state about Kashmir.

“Tell me, is Kashmir ours or not? Article 370 should have gone or not? Sreeman Bantadhar, you and Kamal Nath, listen to the people of Madhya Pradesh,” Amir Shah said while attacking the state Congress leaders.

Accusing Congress of keeping Article 370 in place for this long, Shah said, “The Congress has been nourishing Article 370 like a baby for the last 70 years. Madhya Pradesh, for the second time, formed the Bharatiya Janata Party government and on 5th August 2019, Modi ji abrogated Article 370 and integrated Kashmir with the rest of India.”

Taking a veiled dig at the newly minted INDIA alliance of the opposition parties, Shah asked, “Can anyone vote for those who opposed the abrogation of Article 370, even if they change their name?”

The Union Home Minister also slammed the Congress party for stalling the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple for so many years saying that “Ram Lalla” used to stay “under the tent” for so many years.

“In Ayodhya, Ram Lalla used to be under the tent for so many years. For 550 years so many people died, but the Mandir for Ram Janmabhoomi was not built. The Congress party was stalling it forever. One morning, the decision of the court came and PM Modi performed the bhumi poojan of Ram Mandir,” Amit Shah said.

Addressing ‘Booth Sammelan’ in Indore, Union Home Minister Amit Shah thanked the people of Madhya Pradesh for supporting them.

“I want to thank the people of MP from the bottom of my heart. I thank the people of MP for giving us their blessings and showering us with votes in the 2014 and 2019 elections,” he said.

In the 2018 assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress emerged as the single largest party with 114 seats and BJP got 109 seats.

However, in 2020, the Congress government lost the majority followed by the resignations of some MLAs. After this, BJP formed the government in the state and Shivraj Singh Chouhan was reinstated as the Chief Minister.

Madhya Pradesh will go to polls in the latter half of this year. The Madhya Pradesh elections are expected to set the tone for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (ANI)

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Amid Attacks On Civilians, Centre To Deploy 18 Additional CRPF Companies In J-K

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will send additional 18 companies to Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of recent killings of civilians in two fresh terror attacks in the Rajouri district, sources familiar with the development said.

The 18 CRPF companies – approximately 1,800 personnel – will be rushed to the Jammu region for deployment mainly in Poonch and Rajouri districts.
As per inputs, eight CRPF companies will be deployed very soon from nearby locations of deployment in Jammu and Kashmir while 10 CRPF companies are being rushed from Delhi.

The move followed a recent order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs amidst intelligence input about the terror attack in the Jammu region, said the source.

Six persons, including two children, were killed and many more injured in two separate terror attacks in Upper Dangri village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Sunday evening and Monday morning.

In the latest terror attack, two children were killed and several others injured after a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast took place in Rajouri’s Upper Dangri village on Monday morning.

ADGP Mukesh Singh cautioned people as another suspected IED was spotted in the area near Upper Dangri village, which is about eight kilometers from Rajouri town.

Officials said that the explosion took place near the house where four civilians were killed and many more injured by terrorists in a shooting incident on Sunday evening.

Nearly a dozen people were reportedly injured in the two terror attacks by the terrorists since Sunday evening. The injured were being treated in Jammu hospital.

In the first attack, two armed terrorists barged into three homes separated by a distance of around 50 meters from each other on Sunday evening and opened indiscriminate fire. The attack led to the killing of four civilians and injuries to six others.

These separate attacks are the third such incidents of civilian killings in the Rajouri district in the past two weeks after two people were killed outside an Army camp on December 16.

The attack has sparked panic in the district. Several organizations have called for a strike today to protest against the incident and demand swift action.

Army and the CRPF have launched a massive search operation to nab the two “armed men” behind the attack at Upper Dangri village.

The office of LG Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh and a government job to the kin of those killed in the firing incident.

“An ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh and a government job would be given to the next of kin of each of those civilians martyred in the dastardly attack. Seriously injured would be given Rs.1 lakh. Officials have been directed to ensure the best treatment to injured,” the Office of LG J-K said in a statement.

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also visited the village where security has been enhanced. (ANI)

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Rebel Attacks In Balochistan

Rebel Attacks In Balochistan, KP Surged During 2022

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces remained under the grip of unlawful activities as Pakistan suffered close to 376 terror attacks the previous year, Dailytimes reported citing a report by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) on Sunday.

The report claimed that the majority of the attacks were carried out by banned outfits such as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Daish (Islamic State Khorasan), and Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province as a whole had an exponential surge in violence, with a corresponding rise in fatalities. Government officials, law enforcement officers, and civilians made up the majority of the victims of violence. According to the study, there were several foreigners among the civilian population.

According to the Center, after November 28 there was an extraordinary uptick in terrorist assaults in KP and Balochistan, with over twenty strikes occurring in only the month of December.

According to the report, this increased the number of fatalities in the province (including ex-FATA) to roughly 64 percent of all fatalities in the nation. Balochistan was next with 26 percent of deaths allegedly attributable to terrorism, Dailytimes reported.

During the last year alone, terrorists of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Gul Bahadur group, the Islamic State-Khurasan, and several others have reportedly conducted at least 165 terrorist attacks in KP province which is a 48 percent increase from 2020. Out of all these attacks, 115 of these were orchestrated by TTP, according to the Al Arabiya Post report.

The security establishment in Pakistan has also been facing severe issues, Al Arabiya Post reported citing a report shared during a recent meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Committee, that there are “capacity gaps” in KP’s counterterrorism department (CTD), revealing that CTD spends less than 4 percent of its budget on operations, with “zero allocation for procurement”.

The report stated that in the last year, Punjab faced only five terrorist incidents, while KP witnessed 704 such incidents. (ANI)

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