POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 18, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 18, 2014 23:59 IST

A Pakistani court has granted bail to LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks,  just a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said there is no 'good' and 'bad' Taliban. 

"Anti-Terrorism Court Islamabad Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi today granted bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi," prosecution chief Chaudhry Azhar told PTI.

54-year-old Lakhvi and six others had filed bail applications yesterday in the midst of a lawyers strike to condemn the Peshawar school massacre that left 148 people, mostly children, dead.

Azhar said the prosecution had to produce more witnesses before this decision had come which they were not expecting.

"We were not expecting this decision as we have to produce a good number of witnesses in the case. We are awaiting the court's detailed order before giving further comment on the decision," he said.

Lakhvi's counsel advocate Raja Rizwan Abbasi told PTI that the court had granted bail as "evidence against Lakhvi was deficient".

Abbasi said the defence would soon file bail applications of the other six accused— Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum— facing trial at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

The in-camera hearing of the case was held at Adiala Jail Rawalpindi due to security concerns.

The news was bound to create outrage in India, and Twitter was no different. Eventually,as this Tweet sums it up:

Some of the reactions on Twitter:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 18, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Dec 18, 2014 23:59 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 20:55 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 20:55 IST

Peshawar, 16 December, 2014.

"Pablo Neruda once asked if you could have a line which says “the blood of children flowed on the streets?” What is there that can match the blood of children flowing on the streets? This is also an aesthetic problem, and the way he solves it is by writing “And the blood of children flowed on streets like the blood of children flows on the streets." There is no equivalence outside itself."

Agha Shahid Ali. August 1997. (H/T Professor Suvir Kaul on Facebook)
 


 

Since words fail, we give you a Faiz poem, sung by Iqbal Bano, with a rough, inadequate translation:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 20:55 IST, Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 20:55 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 16:39 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 16:39 IST

The Indian papers:


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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 17, 2014 AT 16:39 IST, Edited At: Dec 17, 2014 16:39 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 06, 2014 AT 22:38 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 06, 2014 22:38 IST

The following Twitter Collection is by our most favourite "Twitterist" Señor Dr Majorly PhD, who is still better known as MajorlyProfound.

Living up to his self-description of "insightful" is certainly a daily routine for this self-described "strategist on strategic geostrategic strategy."

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 06, 2014 AT 22:38 IST, Edited At: Nov 06, 2014 22:38 IST
POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Nov 05, 2014 AT 10:08 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 05, 2014 10:08 IST

At about 6 pm on Sunday evening, a young suicide bomber (said to be 18 years old) blew himself up in a crowd returning from the testosterone-heavy flag lowering ceremony held every evening at the India-Pakistan border at Wagah, near Lahore.

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POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Nov 05, 2014 AT 10:08 IST, Edited At: Nov 05, 2014 10:08 IST
     
 
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