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The Web: Eight Legs, Nine Lives

Pakistan’s feeble attempts to rein in terror is apparent in the thriving militant groups

The Web: Eight Legs, Nine Lives
The Web: Eight Legs, Nine Lives
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Lashkar-e-Toiba, A Year After

  • Shifted its nerve-centre from Muridke to Lahore’s Jamia al Qadsia Mosque, which has become hub of anti-India campaign
  • Public rallies have decreased, but it still collects funds and recruits people,
    particularly in rural Punjab
  • Still distributes pamphlets, periodicals preaching hatred against India
  • Its focus has widened to include South Asia. Sees itself as the saviour of Islam.
  • It has thrown open its centres to non-Pakistani terrorists as well
  • Founder Hafiz Saeed was detained in December ’08 and released in June ’09 on court orders. Earlier, detained four times allegedly for anti-India activities.

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When a band of terrorists swooped down on Mumbai on the night of November 26 last year, leaving behind a trail of death and a devastated metropolis, their act of violence—both highly targeted and, simultaneously,...

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