Crime syndicate of 1993 Mumbai blasts got government protection: India

Crime syndicate of 1993 Mumbai blasts got government protection: India

 India on Tuesday told the United Nations (UN) that the crime syndicate responsible for the 1993 Mumbai bombings was not only given government protection but also given a five-star level of hospitality. India's indirect reference was to Dawood Ibrahim, the head of the D-Company allegedly hiding in Pakistan.

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador TS Tirumurti, while addressing the International Counter-Terrorism Conference, 2022, organized by the Global Counter-Terrorism Council, said the link between terrorism and transnational organized crime should be taken cognizance of and dealt with with full force. In August 2020, Pakistan first acknowledged the presence of Dawood Ibrahim on its soil when the government imposed extensive sanctions on 88 banned terror groups and their leaders. Dawood's name was also included in this.

Tirumurti also said that the Islamic State (IS) has changed the way it operates and is now regaining its strength in Syria and Iraq. At the same time, regional organizations associated with it are strengthening their expansion, especially in Africa and Asia. Similarly, al-Qaeda remains a major threat and recent developments in Afghanistan have revived it. Al-Qaeda's ties with Security Council-banned terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed continue to strengthen. Its associated regional organizations in Africa are constantly expanding. The era of classifying terrorists as 'your terrorist' and 'my terrorist' is over, he said.

Overall, Tirumurti, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, targeted Pakistan and Dawood. He said that the crime syndicate responsible for the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts was not only given government protection but was also given five-star level hospitality.

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Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Australian voters have pushed for an end to nine years of Liberal rule in favor of a centre-left opposition that has promised strong action on climate change. To form a majority government, parties need a majority of 76 seats. The Labor Party's Anthony Albanese, who won the election, will now be the new Prime Minister of Australia. After the election results were out, Morrison said he would resign as leader of the Liberal Party. He said that he takes responsibility for his party's defeat. The Labor Party currently holds 73 seats, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. Early vote counts showed a strong bias toward Greens candidates and independents, who sought emissions cuts far beyond commitments made by Morrison's coalition.

Who is  Anthony  Albanese 

Albanese is one of Australia's longest-serving politicians and was briefly deputy prime minister under Kevin Rudd in 2013. He has earned a reputation as a defender of free healthcare, an advocate of LGBT rights, a Republican and a diehard rugby league fan. Albanese, 59, had a childhood spent by a single mother with the help of a disability pension. At the age of just 33, he reached Parliament in 1996 by winning the Sydney seat on a Labor Party ticket. In 2007, when Kevin Rudd's Labor Party came to power, Albanese was made Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. Due to internal strife in the party, the Prime Minister was changed and Anthony Albanese became Deputy Prime Minister. But his tenure as Deputy PM lasted only 10 weeks. His party lost in the next election.

 Challenges ahead for Albanese as Prime Minister?

One of Albanese's first priorities as prime minister will be to rebuild relations with foreign leaders, who Morrison says has neglected foreign policy in recent years. China recently signed a military agreement with the Solomon Islands near Australia, China is planning to build its first military base in the Pacific. On Tuesday, Albanians are expected to be in Tokyo for talks with quad members from the United States, India and Japan, where they will discuss priorities for safeguarding free passage in the Indo-Pacific. Voters have turned to the Labor Party over the Liberal Party's inaction on climate change. Marija Taflaga, director of the Australian Politics Study Center at the Australian National University, noted the vote's shift to the Greens. 

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