|Jamiat Party Votes In New Leader Shadab, Ousts Rabbani|
|[ToloNews] A number of members of the Leadership Council on Wednesday, in a move led by Atta Mohammad Noor, voted in a majority to replace the current leader Salahuddin Rabbani with Enayatullah Shadab, who will now lead the council.|
Based on the council's decision, the Jamaat party will play a significant role in the as well as in the government, but other members of the council's leadership, led by Salahuddin Rabbani, see the decision as an Intra-party conspiracy and added that Rabbani will continue to his job as the chairman of the party leadership council.
Tensions have risen among members of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, led by Atta Mohammad Noor, after Enayatullah Shadab' replaced Salahuddin Rabbani.
"Cohesion is the focus of reform and reconstruction in the Jamaat itself, this decision will stand until a congress of the Jamaat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan. (In the meantime) one of the most respected and founders of party, Professor Enayatullah Shadab, will lead chairmanship of the Jamaat leadership council," said Abdul Hafiz Mansour, a member of the leadership council of Jamaat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan.
A number of other members of the Jamaat-e-Islami party council, led by Salahuddin Rabbani, have called the decision an Intra-party conspiracy and in a statement suspended council membership of Atta Mohammad Noor, Younos Qanoni, Kalimullah Naqibi, Hafiz Mansour, Abdul Shokor Waqif Hakimi, Enayatullah Shadab and Abdul Satar Murad.
"The Jamaat-e- Islamic party of Afghanistan, emphasizing its previous positions on the country's major political issues, considers yesterday's meeting a conspiracy and against the party's principles and the party constitution," said Waliullah Adib, a member of the leadership council of Jamaat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan.
Salahuddin Rabbani headed the Jamaat-e-Islami party after the of late , the former head of the High Peace Council.
"The day before, we witnessed the convening of the congress of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan, in which the interim chairman was elected, which should have taken place three years ago," said Tawofiq Wahdat, MP.
Tensions between Salahuddin Rabbani and a number of members of the party escalated after an agreement was signed between President Ghani and , Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation.
|Ismail Khan Slams Govt Policy, Calls for Military Supremacy|
|[TOLONEWS] Mohammad Ismail Khan, a prominent member ofparty and ex-Afghan mujahideen leader, on Wednesday strongly criticized president ’s policy and his administration’s military doctrine towards the|
|Hizbul Commander Riyaz Naikoo Killed|
Armored vehicles swept through the area and military officials used earth movers to dig up several patches of land, including a school playground, looking for possible underground hideouts, residents said, according to reports by the Associated Press.
Troops blasted at least two civilian homes with explosives, a common tactic employed by Indian troops in Kashmir.
Government forces then began house-to-house searches in the area on Wednesday that resulted in a shootout between Indian and rebel forces, police said. In the ensuing firefight, two militants were killed, a police official said on condition of anonymity, keeping with government policy. He identified one of the slain rebels as Naikoo. The officer said Naikoo was the most wanted militant in Kashmir, and troops had conducted dozens of operations to get him.
The BBC reported that eight security personnel were also killed in two separate attacks.
In accordance with new government policy, authorities did not hand over the bodies of the two slain rebels to their families and instead, they were buried in a remote mountainous graveyard about 62 miles away from their slaying, which has also happened to be Naikoo's native village.
India and Pakistan have long fought over Kashmir with both sides claiming the territory as their own and the fighting in the mountainous region between the two nations has led to nearly 70,000 civilian and military casualties on both sides.
Naikoo, a famed mathematician, rose to power succeeding Burhan Wani, who was killed by security forces in 2016. Naikoo was successful in uniting the rebels, who were previously split into factions.
Anti-India protests ensued in the streets of Kashmir during the military excursion against Naikoo, and officials cut mobile and internet service in an effort to stop protestors from gathering.
Government forces fired bullets, shotgun pellets and teargas at a large anti-India protest that hit the streets and threw stones at the troops shortly after the news of the rebel leader's killing spread. At least a dozen civilians were injured in the clashes, locals and medics said. One among the injured was critical with a gunfire injury.
India has stepped up its counterinsurgency operations across Kashmir in recent months during a coronavirus lockdown. Militants have also continued their attacks on government forces and alleged informants. More than two dozen militants and about a dozen Indian troops were killed in April, the most in any month since August 2019, when India revoked the region’s semi-autonomous status and statehood and imposed direct federal rule.
|Home Front: WoT|
|Jihad Mother of San Bernardino Mass Murdering Terrorist Pleads GUILTY to Destroying Evidence|
|[GellerReport] Why? She should get a life sentence, instead she made a deal for 18 months. According to her plea agreement, after Shareef |
Prosecutors say the mother of an Islamic terrorist who murdered 14 people in a 2015 Muslim terrorist attack on a Christmas party in California has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence by shredding a map her son may have used to plan the massacre.
"Shareef admitted that she knew her son had produced the document, and she believed it was directly related to his planning of the IRC attack," the statement said.
LEST WE FORGET, TERROR-TIED GROUP CAIR (WITH ENEMEDIA COMPLICITY) PROVIDED COVER FOR THE FAMILY IN THE WAKE OF THE MASS JIHAD SLAUGHTER.
She should have been striped of her citizenship and sent packing with a permanent ban on stepping foot in our country. CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood need to go too.
Osama Obama, his state department, Comey refused to investigate - but Herb, feel free to blame Christians and Joos.
|An insight into wavering stance of the so-called Emperor of Balkh amid controversial elections|
|[KhaamaPress] Ata Mohammad Noor, one of the most prominent leaders of, who was once considered as the emperor of Balkh province, welcomed the re-election of Mohammad as the President of Afghanistan.|
|Panthapath hotel attack: Police press charges against 14 militants|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Police have pressed charges against 14 members of a new faction of banned outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB)|
Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court General Recording Officer Sub-Inspector (SI) Shafayatul Islam said: "The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit Inspector Raju Ahmed, also investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet before the court on Monday."
The case has already been sent to Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal for hearing, he added.
On August 15, 2017, a member of New JMB, Saiful Islam, 21, at Hotel Olio International on Panthapath, only about 300m away from the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
The incident took place just three hours after President Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister , and other high-ups of the government paid their respects to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the museum in Dhanmondi on National Mourning Day.
Among the 14 accused in the charge sheet, 10 of them have already delivered confessional statements in court. Militant Saiful Islam has not been named among the accused as he died when he detonated the bomb.
|4 'ABT militants' held in Noakhali|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) of police on Sunday arrested four alleged members of the banned outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) |
Police also presented the detainees before the court on Monday, asking for a 10-day remand.
In response to the plea, Chief Judicial Magistrate Soeb Uddin Khan placed the detainees on a four-day remand instead.
The detainees are Mahmudur Rahman Sohel alias Mohan, 26, Md Abdullah Kabir, 25, Arif Hossain Hridoy, 23, and Anwar Hossain, 20.
CTTC sources say they conducted a drive to the area around 8pm on Sunday after receiving a tip-off. There they arrested the four with books, leaflets, and mobile phones.
OC Nabi Hossain of Sudharam Model said: "A case was filed by CTTC Inspector Rashed Hossain on this regard.
"The accused will be taken to Dhaka for further investigation," the OC added.
|Jamaat leader arrested in Chittagong|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Police have arrested a ameer in cases filed on charges of sabotage in Chittagong.|
He was arrested from Rahattarpole area under Bakalia unit on early Saturday.
The Jamaat leader - Abul Mansur - was the ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Bakalia unit.
Confirming the arrest, Md Nejam Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bakalia told Dhaka Tribune that the Jamaat leader is accused in five sabotage cases filed with Bakalia .
The process to produce the arrestee before the court is underway, he added.
|War crime verdict against Azhar Thursday|
|[Dhaka Tribune] The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on war criminal and former Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam, in his appeal, on October 31.|
The case has been kept at the top of the cause-list of the Appellate Division for Thursday, as seen on Wednesday.
On January 28, 2015, Azharul filed his appeal challenging the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) verdict that sentenced him to death.
Earlier on June 18, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, started hearing arguments on the appeal from both the state and the defense.
the bench completed the hearing and deferred the matter as a Case Awaiting Verdict (CAV) on July 10.
On December 30, 2014, ICT-1 sentenced Assistant Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam to death for his war crimes. The tribunal found him guilty in five of the six charges against him.
Azhar, with Jamaat and Chhatra Sangha activists, collaborated with the Pakistain Army and attacked villages in Rangpur on April 17, 1971.
They torched and looted houses and killed over 1,200 Hindus. Another 200 Hindus were held and later killed at an undisclosed location. The incident is said to be the single biggest act of genocide in the war.
|PML-N, PPP should quit assemblies, says Siraj|
|[DAWN] The PML-N and the PPP should quit assemblies if they want early elections in the country, says Emir Senator Speaking to journalists after addressing ’Mashaikh Conference’ at the JI headquarters Mansoora on Thursday, he said: "The JUI-F has the right to protest against the government and it’s the responsibility of Prime Minister to fulfill his words and provide container and food to the protestors planning to enter Islamabad on Oct 31," he said.|
Regretting that the government and opposition have lost interest in , he said both had their own priorities. The rulers, he added, wanted to fight the case of Kashmir while sitting in air-conditioned halls of Islamabad without realising the threat the Modi government posed to the country’s .
He warned the rulers against designs of New Delhi which was bent upon changing the demography of the region. He said the government should make preemptive strike to thwart the designs of enemy against Pakistain. He demanded that the government announce clear roadmap for the liberation of Kashmir from Indian yoke.
|Sanctions Lifted On Key Taliban Members As Talibs Announce Start of Spring Offensive|
|[ToloNews] Sources close to the have confirmed that the has "temporarily" removed sanctions on Taliban’s senior members who have held negotiations with US officials in According to the sources, all the 14 members of Taliban’s political office in Qatar, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of Qatar office and deputy leader of the group, have been removed from the UN blacklist for nine months. |
Anas Haqqani, Sher Mohammad , Amir Khan Muttaqi, Qari Din Mohammad, Zahidullah Ahmadzai and Mawlawi Ziaurrahman Madani are also among those who have been removed from the UN blacklist, the sources said.
"This issue (removing names from UN blacklist) was discussed in the first meeting as well, but the Americans were making the excuse that for removing the names, the agreement of the Afghan government is needed. But this time, it is clear that the Americans have made the move, after their 16-day meeting (in Qatar), to reach an agreement," said Nazar Mohammad Mutmaen, a political analyst familiar with Qatar talks.
The Afghan government and the UN have not commented on the report.
Iqbal Khyber, head of People’s Peace Movement said that lifting sanctions on the Taliban’s senior members will help the peace talks.
"This will not only facilitate the peace talks but will also create trust between the two sides," said Khyber.
This comes as the US Special Envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad and his team are expected to start a new round of talks with the Taliban in Qatar later this month. Khalilzad so far has held five rounds of talks with the Taliban which according to him, these meetings have been "productive".
Mohammad Ismail Khan, member of the leadership and member of the newly-established Reconciliation Leadership Council, said the working committees of the council have not reached an agreement about the members of the delegation that will attend the Qatar meeting ‐ scheduled for April 19.
"So far, they have not agreed on a list. The government was trying to have more delegates (in the team), but the politicians were not accepting it," Khan said.
The intra-Afghan talks, between the Afghan government, Afghan politicians and the Taliban, is scheduled for April 19 to 21. Initially, the talks were scheduled for April 14, but the Reconciliation Leadership Council on Wednesday said the meeting has been postponed.
This comes as the Taliban announced their spring offensive on Friday morning which is entitled Operation al-Fatha - which means "victory" in Arabic. The group said in a statement that the offensive will be conducted across Afghanistan with the aim of "eradicating occupation" and "cleansing our homeland from invasion and corruption".
Hours after Taliban announced their so-called spring offensive, a of the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, Dave Butler, said the coalition forces will continue to support the Afghan forces in the fight against the Taliban as the group has chosen violence despite a "tremendous" opportunity for peace.
|Gen. Dostum reacts to killing of uprising commander in Taliban militants ambush in Jawzjan|
|[KhaamaPress] The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid has reaced to killing of Haji Khan Mohammad Zabit, the commander of who was leading a group of uprising forces in northern Jawzjan province.|
The Office of the First Vice Presidnet in a statement said Gen. Dostum made the remarks during a meeting with the family members of Haji Zabit in Jawzjan province.
The statement further added that the First Vice President offered his condolences to the family mbers of Haji Zabit and appointed his brother Khal Mohammad as his successor.
Gen. Dostum also instructed the provincial and intelligence chiefs to take immediate steps to establish new security outposts in vulnerable areas of Jawzjan.
Haji Zabit and a number his comrades were killed in a ambush in Jawzjan province late on Friday night.