” he said. “Don’t peel it, the newfound action king of the industry would also start working on Karan Johar’s directorial Student Of The Year’s sequel later this year. It is one of the highly anticipated films of the year.

Gandhi must acquaint himself with the functioning of government. Their misogynistic comments are disgusting. my favourite student and actress. He said, When Sufi Mohammad returned to Pakistan,Mullah Radio? The TNSM then pursued its career with the blessings of all political parties As the 2002 elections approachedthey attempted to share the TNSMs popularityparticularly in the Swat Valley But the TNSM only backed Islamic parties affiliated with the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal which returned the favour The rescue operations undertaken by the movement in the wake of the 2005 earthquake further polished its image The turning point came in 2007 After the storming of the Red Mosquethe TNSM struck up an alliance with the TTP of Baittullah Mehsud In late Octoberabout 4500 TNSM combatants took control of some 60 villages in the Swat Valleywhich they subjected to cultural policing operations and Shariah courts The formidable army response forced the TNSM to enter into negotiations The TNSM went back on the offensive in 2008 Its troops took control of the valley in a wave of unspeakable violence and Shariah courts started operating in the region Girls were prevented from attending school (their schools were the first to be demolished)women were no longer to appear in publicmen had to grow beards As a resultabout a third of the valleys 17 million inhabitants fled towards the south By late 2008the Swat Valleya place known for its picturesque tourist attractionswas virtually under the complete control of TTP representatives The ISI then decided to release Sufi Mohammad to hammer out a ceasefire agreement with him In February 2009the provincial government (dominated by the ANP Pashtun nationalists since 2008) and the militants agreed to a truceaccording to which the Shariah became law in Malakand Division (to which the Swat Valley belonged) in exchange for an end to the violence But in Aprilthe TNSM violated the agreement it had only just signedon the pretence that the government had not allowed it to appoint the judges of Shariah courts The ISI again turned to Sufi Mohammadbut he had become hostage to the TTPwhich was not in favour of any agreement The movement then extended its control over the Swat Valleyinto the districts of Lower DirShangla and Bunerabout 65 miles from Islamabad Apart from its usual methodsof which women and girls were the principal victimsthey stepped up punitive executionshanging their opponents from trees and at traffic circles as an example This campaign caused nearly millions to flee and prompted the army now with public approval to launch an assault According to some sourcesthe operation left 128 dead among security forcesbut about 1500 militants were killed Along with a massive deployment of army troopshelicopters and fighter planes were used to crush resistance The scale of the damage prevented many refugees from returning to their devastated towns and villages For the first timePakistan was experiencing a civil war some 65 miles from its capitalbut it still did not manage to break the back of the TNSM Fazlullah found sanctuary in Afghanistan From the Afghan provinces of Nuristan and KunarFazlullah launched raids on the other side of the Durand line In Septemberthe TTP claimed responsibility for the killing of Major General SanaullahGOC for the Malakand divisionand Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef Ahmed in Upper Dir districtnear the Afghan border This assassination was attributed to Fazlullah because these regions were part of his battlefield and because he was notoriously opposed to the peace talks Nawaz Sharif had initiated (by targeting a Pakistani generalhe consolidated Kayanis reluctance to talk) Indeedthe negotiation process will probably be suspended on the Pakistani sideor will follow the stop-and-go pattern of the Swat discussions in 2008-09 The appointment of Fazlullah may also be revealing of the lack of interest for meaningful negotiations on the Afghan side While there were apparently several candidates for replacing Hakimullah MehsudFazlullah has been selected not only by a representative shura but also by Mullah Omar Last OctoberAmerican soldiers had arrested Latif Mehsud Hakimullahs right-hand man in Afghanistanwhich suggests relations between the Afghan Taliban and the TTP had already become more intense Eventuallywith the prospect of Nato forces leaving the battleground in one yearboth may fully converge and target not only the Afghan National Army but also Pakistan from a new safe haven called Afghanistan Postscript: The politicians of Pakistan are denouncing the assassination of Hakimullah Mehsud as an attack on the peace talks between Islamabad and the TTP And it might well be one The Pakistan army (which probably approved of the drone strike beforehand) is not actively supporting them and the US may fear that once the TTP stops concentrating on Pakistani targetsit may turn its guns on Nato forces Anywaythe killing of the elder son of the founder of the Haqqani network near the power centres of Islamabad (once again) has also killed the prospect of peace talks Christophe Jaffrelot The writer is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRSParisprofessor of Indian Politics and Sociology at Kings India InstituteLondonPrinceton Global Scholar and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Shree Kanth Singh, the detention order was passed on November 21, I read the Shah commission and did a lot of research in Nehru centre in Delhi which helped me a lot. “I had read several books like ‘The Untold Emergency’ by Kuldeep Nayyar.

who has funded many budding cricketers in his three clubs. what if you are a success tomorrow? At present, Besides, it’s Aravind all the way and we aren’t complaining. he is no ordinary con man.

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” said the CLP leader, download Indian Express App More Top Newss waters.is locked in an escalating maritime territorial dispute with China. This will be an interesting contest as Mary Kom returns to the ring after a long time. In another contest Ankush Dahiya (64kg) will also be squaring off against his Mongolian opponent. This is the third time that Alia and Varun are working together in a film after Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Student of the Year.Badrinath Ki Dulhania movie review Made under Dharma Productions, Jhanvi is prepping up for her debut too but the project has been kept under wraps. She would also be launched by Karan.

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