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Even after indicating that the trust vote will be held today (he said he cannot delay as he had to face the world), the Karnataka Speaker adjourns the assembly until Monday. Voting is likely to take place on Monday
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Will Pathankot make Pakistan Act Against Jaish?

By Shilpi Singh

About the Author

Sunil Garodia A bright, ambitious and hardworking young person with a good Diploma. Works for both print and online media. Writes in Hindi. Work appearing here has been translated from the original.
While the entire nation was celebrating the New Year, a group of Pakistani terrorists had other designs. They entered India surreptitiously and their aim was to destroy the Pathankot Air Force base. That they succeeded to penetrate a high security area raises several questions on our security prepredness. The drama of kidnap and release of Gurdaspur SP just days before the attack has clouded things, with the SP’s role coming under the scanner. The NIA is investigating the entire matter and the truth will come out. Or will it? The question remains that how did India benefit by PM Modi’s Lahore visit? The attack came just days later and despite India providing proof of Pakistani involvement, the government there is just conducting meetings.

On the other hand, terror group Jaish E Mohammed is openly celebrating what it calls the “success” of the Pathankot operation. There are audio tapes of “most wanted” terrorist and Jaish ‘commander-in-chief’ Masood Azhar on the group’s website. The text of the audio tapes is also posted in Urdu where the terrorists are eulogized and praised. The website servers are in Pakistan. Still, the Pak government has not done anything.

The audio proclaims Masood Azhar as the godfather of terrorists. It expresses happiness at the fact that the Indian security agencies were completely foxed by the terrorists’ maneuvers and are still not able to find out how they entered the Air Base. Masood congratulates the team saying that fighting Indians without food/drink for 48 hours was a heroic act.

India, meanwhile, has identified the handlers. The chief was Masood Azhar and the others were Abdul Rauf Asgar, Maulana Ashfaque Ahmad, Hafiz Shakoor Khan and Kasim Jaan. Their phone numbers have been traced and along with other evidence collected from the dead terrorists have been provided to Pakistani authorities.

This time, if the Pakistani government is serious in taking the peace talks forward, it will have to act against Jaish. But the big question is, will it? Or will India once again wring its hands in frustration even after submitting evidence?