Tag Archives: terrorist activities

India upholds death penalty over 1993 Mumbai blasts

India’s top court has upheld the death penalty for a mastermind of the country’s deadliest series of attacks and ruled a Bollywood star who bought weapons from the bombers must return to jail.

Yakub Memon, brother of the alleged main plotter and fugitive Tiger Memon, was the only one of 11 convicts to see his death sentence upheld by the Supreme Court for his role in the 1993 blasts which killed 257 people in Mumbai.

US hopeful of strong Chinese action

The United States is optimistic China will take strong action against North Korea by increasing scrutiny of financial transactions with Pyongyang that could contravene fresh UN sanctions, a senior US official has said.

David Cohen, the US Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said he was confident Chinese banks and regulators would pay attention to the new UN Security Council resolution.

No walking away from terror in Afghanistan

by Subhash Chopra

Dealing with global terror spilling out of Afghanistan was the subject of a lively dinner debate at London’s Reform Club, organised this month by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne in association with The Democracy Forum. Speakers offered a variety of viewpoints on the causes and consequences of violence in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the USA, the retaliatory response in Afghanistan and the eventual role of Pakistan.