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Pakistan ‘arrests’ LeT commander Lakhvi ahead of FATF meeting

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Pakistan ‘arrests’ LeT commander Lakhvi ahead of FATF meeting

Ahead of meetings of the global watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in January and February, the terror-state of Pakistan has arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi on charges of using terror funds.

According to the reports, nearly five years after he was released on bail in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan has picked up Lashkar terrorist and commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi on charges for orchestrating terrorist acts.

“Following an intelligence-based operation conducted by the CTD Punjab, proscribed organisation LeT leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on charges of terrorism financing,” said the Counter-Terrorism Department police adding that the 61-year-old terrorist was arrested in a case of terrorism financing registered in a police station of CTD Lahore.

“Lakhvi is accused of running a dispensary, using funds collected for terrorism financing. He and others also collected funds from this dispensary and used these funds for further terrorism financing. He also used these funds for personal expenses,” the CTD said.

The CTD said that in addition to belonging to proscribed organisation LeT, Lakhvi is also an UN-designated individual. His trial will be held before the Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore, the CTD added.

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was designated a terrorist on December 10, 2008, by the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee for directing the LeT operations in Chechnya, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and south-east Asia. After the Mumbai attacks on November 2008, the Pakistani authorities had arrested Lakhvi for training and directing 10 terrorists to carry out attacks in Mumbai that left 166 people dead. However, he was granted bail by the Lahore High Court in April 2015.

Meanwhile, it is understood that the so-called arrest of the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Lakhvi is just another eyewash by the Pakistani government to dodge global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) Blacklisting rather than to bring to justice the LeT commander for the 2008 attacks that left 166 dead.

Arrests of terrorists ahead of FATF session is just an eyewash by Pakistan

It had now become a routine exercise for Pakistan to orchestrating such arrests of key terrorists just before FATF meetings.

In July 2019, three months before the FATF plenary session in which Pakistan almost feared of getting downgraded to the ‘blacklist’, had arrested LeT founder Hafiz Saeed as to show that they are acting on terror. The FATF session had, however, retained Pakistan in the greylist despite failing to complete a 27-point action plan to curb terrorism financing and money laundering.

It had also registered fake FIRs against the terror groups that they have been safeguarding for all this while to mislead the global community ahead of the global meeting.

In October again, the ‘top four leaders’ of the banned LeT/JuD were arrested on charges of terrorism financing ahead of the Financial Action Task Force’s crucial plenary meeting scheduled to be held in Paris that year.

In addition to that, it was revealed that Pakistan had also silently removed the names of almost 4,000 terrorists from its terror watchlist. The terror-state had removed names of LeT leader and Mumbai attack mastermind Zakir ur Rehman Lakhvi and many others to evade the international scrutiny over funding terror.

Again this year in August, ahead of the FATA plenary session, Pakistan had tried the same tactic by imposing tough financial sanctions on 88 banned terror groups and their leaders, including Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim, by ordering the seizure of all of their properties and freezing of bank accounts.

In its previous plenary session in October 2020, the 39-member FATF had decided to give Pakistan three months more to complete the action plan even after the terror-state has failed to comply 6 out of 27 points in FATF’s action plan. Pakistan will be kept in the grey list for FATF till February 2021.

Pakistan, over the years, has managed to keep itself out of the FATF blacklist with the diplomatic support of countries like China, Turkey, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and few other Middle East countries. However, because it has not managed to garner enough support, it has not been able to get out of the grey list.

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‘Human Legal rights Lawyer’ Arjun Sethi offers a contact to oust Modi authorities

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'Human Rights Lawyer’ Arjun Sethi gives a call to oust Modi government

A day after a violent mob of protesters collaborating in tractor rally wreaked havoc in the nationwide funds, a US-based ‘Human Legal rights Lawyer’, presumably of Indian origin, Arjun Sethi, made a clarion get in touch with to the demonstrators to continue on protesting towards the Modi govt and oust PM Modi from ability.

Sethi equated Donald Trump with PM Modi and urged men and women to mobilise from the Indian Key Minister as they did against the former US President.

“If you organised against Trump, organise versus Modi. If you organise towards white supremacy, organise versus Hindutva nationalism. The struggle for liberation is international,” Sethi tweeted.

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Earlier yesterday, Sethi had tried to whip up resentment towards the Modi government by claiming that “terrible violence and atrocities” ended up staying inflicted on the farmers and that the BJP, RSS, PM Modi and Delhi Law enforcement were dependable for this.

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Sethi was also profoundly distressed that net companies had been suspended in some parts of the capital in the wake of violence. Sethi claimed that by blocking online products and services Modi federal government preferred to silence dissent and commit functions of violence towards the farmers and the protesters.

According to Sethi, when violence broke out in Delhi, police really should not have put internet curbs in the metropolis. Probably, they should really have allowed the social media miscreants to go on fomenting unrest through rumours and provocative posts is what Sethi intended with his tweet.

A cursory look at Arjun Sethi’s Twitter profile characterises him as a person supporting the farmers in their fight in opposition to the Modi authorities. Even so, a deeper and more deemed look at his profile reveals that Sethi harbours pathological hatred for PM Modi.

For a long-time now, Sethi has been dissing versus PM Modi and the BJP-led central governing administration. Sethi’s hatred for PM Modi became additional evident following the passage of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by the Centre in 2019.

At any time because the CAA came into power, Sethi has been on a ranting spree in opposition to the central authorities and the Act itself. He has been persistently stoking unfounded fears about the CAA and has produced numerous demands for its annulment.

Sethi even had problems with the Uttar Pradesh govt when they named and shamed the anti-CAA rioters. The so-referred to as Human Rights Lawyer also extended his support to the Shaheen Bagh protests, the place demonstrators squatted on a occupied thoroughfare in Delhi to oppose the CAA. In simple fact, Sethi also spearheaded a Shaheen Bagh-form of protest in Washington versus the CAA.

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Sethi has also been witnessed celebrating denunciations of CAA built by the several metropolis councils in the United States as if those people denunciations ended up of profound consequence to get the CAA revoked.

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Guiding his interminable opposition to the CAA lies his mind-boggling hatred for PM Modi. Sethi experienced even alleged that PM Modi helped incite and later on justified the Gujarat pogrom. He even termed PM Modi a war prison for his alleged purpose in Gujarat 2020 riots. He has been incessantly trotting out accusations of fascism towards PM Modi and his government.

Potentially, this perennial animosity for PM Modi is why he has now named for protesters to stage an rebellion from the Modi govt. The ongoing farmers’ agitation from the central government has delivered an apposite plank for the Washington-based mostly ‘Human Legal rights Lawyer’ to peddle his hatred versus PM Modi, even if that intended unabashedly lying to stir resentment from the current dispensation.

Tractor rally protesters resort to violence and vandalism to develop mayhem

Even though Sethi has been scare-mongering about the violence that marred the tractor rally in Delhi on the 71st Republic Working day, he has been drastically economical with the real truth.

New Delhi was in the grips of violence on Tuesday when countless numbers of rampaging protesters opposing the three new Farm Regulations ran riot on the streets of the countrywide capital. Clashes broke out involving safety personnel and the unruly mob of protesters as they tried using to breach the barricades and progress on forbidden paths.

As hundreds of so-known as ‘farmers’ streamed in direction of the metropolis, using their tractors to pull apart barricades and defy the agreed-upon route for the parade, law enforcement forces responded to deliver a semblance of order to a metropolis that seemed to be in chaos.

The police officials lathi-billed and tear-gassed the lumpen protesters to end them from generating mayhem in the money. Violence ensued and above 300 policemen were wounded in the clashes that broke out concerning the riotous protesters and law enforcement officers. Violence was adopted by vandalism as quite a few motor vehicles, such as DTC buses have been attacked by protesters carrying out the tractor rally.

A large variety of protesters also stormed the Pink Fort in Delhi, in which they attacked the protection personnel who were being deployed there, and subsequently scaled the iconic monument to hoist a spiritual flag alongside the Indian tricolour.

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