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Headley dead rumours float after attack in US prison, officials say no information

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Unconfirmed reports have said that 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind David Coleman Headley has died after being attacked in a jail in the US. According to reports, the information about the Lashkar-e-Taiba operative being dead emerged on July 9, days after he was allegedly attacked in prison.
Earlier reports had said that David Coleman Headley was attacked in the prison on May 19 by two other inmates. The attackers were serving 10-year imprisonment in connection with a case concerning attack on policemen.
Following the attack in the jail, Headley was reportedly airlifted and shifted to a hospital. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital as he had suffered critical injuries.
While the doctors declared Headley dead on July 8, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was assigned the investigate the case.
Zee News has reached out to the agencies to get the reports of Headley’s death confirmed. An official statement has been sought from the public information officer, Bureau of Prison, Chicago. However, the official said that they were “not able to locate the information about the inmate (Headley)”.
The North Shore University Evanston hospital, where Headley was reportedly shifted, had also failed to confirm the same, saying, “Currently we do not have any patients with this (David Headley/Daood Gilaani) name.”
Though reports about an inmate’s death were published in American media, there was no confirmation on whether the man was Headley. However, authorities in India suspect that the reported incident is about none other than the 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind.


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Pak committed to implementing ICJ’s decision in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

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Islamabad: Pakistan is committed to implementing the decision of the International Court of Justice in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, a senior Pakistani official said as the country’s delegation left for the Hague on Friday for the oral proceedings in the case that will commence at the world court from February 18.

Indian national Jadhav, 48, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.

India moved the ICJ in May the same year against the verdict. A 10-member bench of the ICJ on May 18, 2017, had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.

 

Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Man­soor would lead the Pakistani delegation at the ICJ while Director General South Asia Mohammad Faisal would lead the Foreign Office side, a senior official told Dawn.

The ICJ has set a timetable for the public hearing in the case from Febraury 18 to 21 in The Hague and Harish Salve, who represents India in the case, is expected to argue first on February 18. The English Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi will make submissions on February 19 from Islamabad’s side.

Then India will reply on February 20 while Islamabad will make its closing submissions on February 21, the daily said. It is expected that the ICJ’s decision may be delivered by the summer of 2019.

“We are fully prepared with our strongest evidence being the valid Indian passport recovered from Commander Jadhav with a Muslim name,” the official told the Dawn, adding that Pakistan was committed to implementing the decision, irrespective of what decision came from the ICJ.

In reply to a question about Iran, the official said the Pakistan government was convinced that Iran had no role in Jadhav’s episode though he remained there for some time.

“India wants to drag Iran into this dispute but we will not let it happen,” he said. In New Delhi, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday declined to go into the details of the case.

“The oral proceedings on the International Court of Justice are commencing on February 18. India will present its case before the court. Since the matter is subjudice it is not appropriate for me to state our position in public.Whatever we have to do, we will do at the court,” he said in response to a question.

Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested Jadhav from restive Balochistan province on March 3, 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.

Jadhav’s sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in India. India had approached the ICJ for “egregious” violation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963, by Pakistan in Jadhav’s case.

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SC to hear plea against 1993 central law on land acquisition near disputed Ayodhya site

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court Friday decided to hear a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of the 1993 central law by which 67.703 acre land, including the disputed premises of Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, was acquired.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan tagged the matter with the main petition in which a constitution bench is dealing with the main title dispute.

“List the matter before the bench already seized with the issue,” the bench also comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna said.

 
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Will join hands to oust Modi govt: Rahul after Opposition meeting

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New Delhi: Moving forward on a united anti-BJP front for the Lok Sabha elections, top opposition leaders agreed to work together to prepare a common minimum programme to oust the Modi government and to consider forging a pre-poll alliance.

The meeting hosted by NCP president Sharad Pawar also saw Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal coming together for the first time, while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu vowed to work together due to “democratic compulsions to save India”.

After the meeting, which took place hours after opposition leaders shared a dias at an AAP protest on the day of the last sitting of the present Lok Sabha, Gandhi told reporters that opposition leaders agreed to have a common minimum programme.

 

“We will work together to defeat the BJP,” he said.

Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal termed the talks constructive and said the opposition will work together. The meeting indicates that the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, who have been bitter rivals since the regional party came to power in Delhi in 2015, may forge a tie-up.

Trinamool Congress president Banerjee called the meeting “fruitful” and asserted that “we will do pre-poll alliance if needed”.

Opposition leaders will keep meeting in the coming days for better coordination, she said.

Earlier in the day, she had said, “Any fight with the Congress will remain in the state. At the national level, we will fight together, this I am saying from the heart… For the greater interest of the country, I am ready to sacrifice my life, my party. I am ready to sacrifice everything.” Telugu Desam Party head Naidu said there was a democratic compulsion to save India while Farooq Abdullah of the National Conferences termed the meeting “good”.

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