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Contemporary Conflicts between India - Pakistan|
Indo-Pakistani relations are grounded in the political, geographic, cultural, and economic links between the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan the two largest countries of South Asia. The two countries share much of their common geographic location, but differ starkly in religious demographics. India is a secular country with Hindu majority at about 80% of the total population and Muslims being the largest religious minority with about 13% of the population. Pakistan, on the other hand, is an Islamic country with 97% population being Muslim, and only about 1.8% Hindus. Diplomatic relations between the two are defined by the history of the violent partition of British India into these two states, and numerous military conflicts and territorial disputes thereafter. Some of the contemporary issues mentioned below get you thinking whether or not the long hatred between India-Pakistan will ever fade out. Abu-Jindal in the making of 26/11
Abu Jindal, is from the Beed district in Maharashtra, and studied at the Indian Technical Institute. He worked for a while as an insurance agent. Then the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002 turned him into a jihadi. He was originally a member of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), an Indian terror group, and was close to its founder, Riyaz Bhatkal. He was recruited by the terror group Students Islamic Movement of India or SIMI. A few years later, he was in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir when he entered the ranks of the Lashkar-e-Taiba Supposedly, Abu-Jindal an Indian national, holding a Pakistani passport and two Pakistani identity cards got arrested for handling the 26/11 attacks on June 21st. He was sent to Saudi Arabia by the Lashkar-e-Taiba to gather funds for a major operation that the terrorist group planned to execute in a year’s time. Abu Hamza is currently in a Delhi jail in the custody of the Delhi Police. The man with ten aliases is seen as a big catch, especially as a breakthrough for India in the 26/11 investigations. Hamza's interrogation can also yield much information about the deadly Lashkar's Saudi Arabia operations. He had been in Saudi Arabia for the last three years, having travelled there on a Pakistani passport. That reportedly made it more difficult to convince Saudi Arabia to hand him over to India, especially with Pakistan reportedly exerting pressure to ensure Jundal was not released. As a Lashkar insider who allegedly played a key role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Hamza could potentially expose the alleged role of Pakistan’s state players like the ISI in that terror strike. Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested after the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, has mentioned Abu Hamza's role in court. He said that while he was training in Pakistan, it was the handler who taught Hindi to him and the others who executed the 26/11 attacks. Jundal was deported from Saudi Arabia to India last month. Jundal was stationed at what he describes as a "control room" near the Karachi international airport. He has told Indian intelligence agencies that from here, a team of six handlers including him passed on detailed instructions to the ten terrorists who were unleashing India's worst-ever terror attacks at different Mumbai landmarks. Planned to attack Nashik Police Academy after 26/11, says Abu Jundal Abu Jundal has reportedly told interrogators that after 26/11, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had shortlisted the Nashik Police Academy in Maharashtra as a terror target. It is a state-level training institution for Maharashtra Police personnel. The plan was to emulate the attack on the police training academy in Lahore in 2009 - terrorists entered the school with grenades and rockets; at least 10 people were killed over nearly eight hours as Pakistani officials fought back. Abu Jundal says ISI destroyed 26/11 control room
1. Jundal said that after...