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  • West Bengal governor calls major political parties for a meeting in a bid to stop post-poll violence in the state
  • Police stop BJP protestors from reaching police headquarters in Kolkata leading to clashes
  • PM asks all ministers to reach office by 9.30 am. Also asks senior ministers to guide new comers
  • NIA raids seven places in Coimbatore over suspected IS module
  • UP Bar Council chief, elected just three days back, shot dead on Agra district court premises
  • Isro to launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15
  • The NRS hospital incident snowballs into a major crisis in West Bengal, affecting delivery of healthcare across the state
  • India play New Zealand in the World Cup today. Both teams are the only unbeaten teams left in the tournament
  • Congress thinking of having an interim president as the headless party is being torn apart
  • Temperatures in Delhi soar up to 48 degrees, the highest on over 20 years
  • Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from international cricket
  • SC to hear plea of the wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested for an alleged defamatory post on UP CM Yogi Adityanath
  • Modi asks all secretaries in the government to think of themselves as the PM while implementing strategies
  • WB governor KN Tripathi says he has not submitted a report that calls for the dismissal of the state government
  • Mamata Banerjee compares herself to a wounded tigress and warns the BJP against dislodging her government over post-poll clashes
Agitating doctors refuse to hold closed-door meeting with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. They ask her to visit NRS Hospital instead for an open meeting
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Pakistan And Terror: An Unfailing Bond

By Linus Garg

About the Author

Sunil Garodia Linus tackles things head-on. He takes sides in his analysis and it fits excellently with our editorial policy. No 'maybe's' and 'allegedly' for him, only things in black and white.
Are you surprised that Pakistan has denied the existence of terror camps in places mapped out by India? Are you amused that Pakistan has said that the evidence provided by India about the involvement of JeM in the Pulwama attack is not sufficient? Knowing how Pakistan regularly reacts to such things, you shouldn’t be. Instead, you should be angry.

Pakistan has consistently denied that it supports terrorism. It has said that there are no terror camps on its soil. It has also denied that the ISI trains jihadis and facilitates their illegal entry into India. With the world’s attention focused on what the country does now that India has brought the issue in the limelight, no one can expect Pakistan to acknowledge something it has denied in the past.

No one, least of all India, is being fooled by the alleged crackdown on terror organizations in Pakistan. Some operatives have been taken into protective custody but their operations continue unhindered. Jihadis are still being trained, only the camps have been shifted. The US has firmly told Pakistan that it needs to do much more to control terrorists existing on its soil. Then there is the FATF sword hanging over Pakistan’s neck. If it doesn’t act decisively against JeM and others, there is a huge chance that it will be greylisted by FATF and it will complicate matters for the country that is facing huge financial crisis.

But will Pakistan comply with FATF standards? There is little likelihood of that as long as the military establishment calls the shots. Pakistan knows it is hurting India by carrying out the proxy war through trained jihadis. Any changes it will make to satisfy FATF inspectors will largely be cosmetic and it will continue to support the terrorists on the sly. Hence, the FATF needs to make its inspection an ongoing process and put Pakistan on the blacklist if any deviation is found.

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