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Delhi Anti Hindu Riots: ISIS-Linked Jamia Nagar Couple Arrested; Were Planning Strikes Across India

Suspicious material hinting at a terror strike was also recovered during the arrest.

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NEW DELHI: The special cell of Delhi Police arrested a couple on Sunday with alleged links to a module of the Islamic State (IS). Identified as Jahanazaib Sami and his wife Hinda Bashir Beigh, the two were taken into custody from Okhla area of the national capital.

Initial inputs suggest that they have links to the Islamic State’s Wilayat Khorasan also known as the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) – and were planning ‘lone-wolf’ attacks in Delhi.

The police seized four mobile phones, one laptop, one external hard-disc and other incriminating material from the second-floor rented house in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar the couple had been living in since August 25 last year.


A senior official who was part of the intelligence team that gathered information on Jahanazaib and Hina told media persons that the husband and wife were in touch with senior ISKP members in Afghanistan and the aim of these individuals was to exploit the ongoing agitation against the amended citizenship law in order to incite young Muslim men and women to carry out terror strikes.

The couple were reportedly mobilizing people on social media too, and had created several anonymous IDs on social media platforms such as Telegram, Facebook, Threema, Surespot, Instagram and Twitter.

They were running a social media page with the name ‘Indian Muslims United’, the purpose of which was to gather protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Nationwide Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC).


Police informed that the couple were on the radar of intelligence agencies for some time. The couple, Jahanjeb Sami and Hina Bashir Beg, was produced in a local Delhi Court which sent them to police custody till March 17.

Jahanzaib Sami was under the radar of the Indian intelligence operatives some time back for his association with senior members of ISKP in Afghanistan. It appears that he intended to carry out terror strikes including a suicide attack and had also been attempting to procure weapons for this purpose.

Sami also went by names such as Dawood Ibrahim, Xaib, Abu Muhammed Al Hind and Abu Abdullah. While Sami had experience in web designing, Beg had an MBA.

However, lately, Jahanzaib Sami’s activities were largely confined to propaganda for the Islamic terror group on cyberspace and had been advocating that the group should expand its focus to the Indian hinterland, and not just Jammu and Kashmir.

According to intelligence officials, Jahanzaib Sami was also in touch with Huzaifa al-Bakistani, the Pakistani commander of the Islamic State’s Khorasan wing who played a key role in efforts to radicalise Kashmiri youngsters to join the terror group. Huzaifa al-Bakistani, a Pakistani national who first joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba before upgrading to the IS, is a well-known online recruiter for IS.

Jahanzaib Sami’s wife Hina Bashir Beigh was also active on pro-IS handles on social media and facilitated in spotting what the group considered ‘talent’ for its terror activities, a senior Police officer said.


Khorasan Module and India:

Apart from the couple arrested from Delhi, the Khorasan module has attracted many Muslims from India to join its ranks. In 2017, it was revealed that most of the 21 missing youths from Kerala who had joined the ISIS had joined the Khorasan module.

On March 8th, 2017 the Lucknow police killed one ISIS terrorist Saifullah after a fierce gun battle with terrorists that lasted 12 hours. Others were arrested from different locations. All were said to be part of the Khorasan module of ISIS and were trained by the same.

What Is Khorasan module of ISIS:

The Khorasan is derived from an ancient prophecy that black flags would once again fly in the Khorasan region before the world ends. The Khorasan region in Islam consists of the medieval parts of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.

The ISIS Khorasan module, also known as Khorasan group, comprises of senior Al-Qaeda members operating in Syria.

The group is reported to consist of a small number of fighters who are fighting with al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria. US intelligence suggests that that the organisation has gone more radical than the ISIS.

The ISIS Khorasan module was first formed in 2012, although the United States and other countries have been keeping a close watch on its development. The ISIS Khorasan module is a Salafist group and its ideology is particularly based upon Wahhabism.

The ISIS Khorasan branch has claimed responsibility for the attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan killing at least 75 people.

Reports suggest that a group of Taliban operatives and a large number of Pakistani’s have pledged their allegiance to ISIS and formed the Khorasan Shura (Khorasan advisory).


The current leader of ISIS Khorasani group is Mohammed Islambouli and deputy in command are Sanafi al-Nasr, Mushsin al-Fadhli, Abu Khayr al-Masri. Some of these leaders have earlier served the Al Qaeda under the leadership of Osama Bin Laden. The headquarter of ISIS Khorasan module is based upon Bawabiyah, Aleppo and their area of operation is mostly Northwestern Syria.

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COVID-19: PM Modi Announces Platform For Donations, ‘PM-CARES Fund’

Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the constitution of the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund today. This will be a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister. Citizens and organisations can go to the website pmindia.gov.in and donate to PM CARES Fund.

This fund will enable micro-donations allowing a large number of people will be able to contribute with the smallest of denominations.


Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).

In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, people from all walks of life have expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19. He appealed to the people to contribute to the PM-CARES Fund.

PM Modi said that this will go a long way in creating a healthier India — before adding that this fund will also cater to similar distressing situations in the future too.

A PIB release read: “The Prime Minister’s office has been receiving spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to support the government in the wake of this emergency.”

Keeping in mind, the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up,” the release read.


The release also provided account details for those willing to donate as per their wish:

Name of the Account: PM CARES

Account Number : 2121PM20202

IFSC Code: SBIN0000691

SWIFT Code : SBININBB104


Name of Bank & Branch: State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch

UPI ID: [email protected]

Following modes of payments are available on the website pmindia.gov.in:

1. Debit Cards and Credit Cards
2. Internet Banking
3.UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
4. RTGS/NEFT

The Fund Gets Off The Ground With Great Support From Known Names:

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COVID-19: SHAHEEN BAGH Flock, A Criminal Health Hazard, CLEARED

Police have detained 6 women and 3 men for violating Section 144 prohibitory orders.

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NEW DELHI: The Shaheen Bagh protest site, where hundreds of Islamists, largely elderly women, were stationed for several months for the agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), has been cleared by Delhi Police personnel. Police have detained 6 women and 3 men from Shaheen Bagh for violating Section 144 prohibitory orders after they showed resistance to police action.

The eviction of protesters comes two days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the national capital was going into a complete lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has already claimed over 13,000 lives worldwide and is keeping the Indian establishment and health professionals on their toes.

In a communication on Monday, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Srivastava ordered that all border pickets in Delhi be sealed with “immediate effect”. All essential services will continue without any hinderance, he said.


On Sunday, police imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Delhi till March 31 in view of the coronavirus outbreak, banning protests, and other gatherings. Section 144 of the CrPC bans assembly of four or more people in one place.

DCP South East said, “People at the protest site in Shaheen Bagh were requested today to clear the site as lockdown has been imposed. But after they refused, action was taken against violators as the assembly was unlawful. Protest site has been cleared. Some protesters have been detained.”

 

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Mama Ji Returns: Shivraj Singh Chouhan Sworn In As MP CM For 4rth Term

Calling fighting the coronavirus as his top priority, Chouhan said, “We will defeat this disease.”

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BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): Exactly a week after the 15-month-long Kamal Nath government was reduced to a minority following the rebellion of 22 Congress MLAs, senior BJP leader and three-time former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as the CM of the state for the fourth time on Monday.

The 61-year-old was chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for three terms between 2005 and 2018 before the BJP lost the 2018 assembly elections after voters gave a fractured mandate. The BJP had won 109 seats while the Congress won 114 and the latter formed the government with the support of four Independents, one SP and two BSP members.

The legislature party members — wearing masks due to coronavirus threat and sitting two chairs away from each other — unanimously elected Chouhan as their leader.


Due to the coronavirus situation, no BJP leader from Delhi travelled to Bhopal. The BJP’s central observers Arun Singh and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe joined the meeting via video conferencing from Delhi.

Senior BJP MLA and ex-leader of opposition Gopal Bhargava proposed the name of Chouhan as legislature party leader, which was endorsed by Vijay Shah, Meena Singh, Paras Jain and other MLAs.

After this process, Arun Singh announced Chouhan’s name as the leader of the BJP legislature party. Chouhan, who thanked the MLAs, accused the outgoing Congress dispensation of “ruining” the state, and said he would change the way of running the government from now.


Calling fighting the coronavirus as his top priority, Chouhan said, “We will defeat this disease.”

“We will improve our governance….the shortcomings so far will be removed,” he said.

He said he will go to Mantralaya (state secretariat) after taking the oath and sit till late night to review measures taken to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was another strong contender for the CM post but the BJP chose Chouhan for his experience and because his popularity was still intact.

Scindia Congratulates Shivraj:


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