America’s longest war in history came to an unceremonious end on Monday midnight after the last five US -17 military cargo jets left Kabul airport. This was followed by nightlong heavy celebratory firing by Taliban fighters across Kabul, which went on till early morning.
People the world over want to know why Islamic State (K) carried out this bloodbath near Kabul airport. IS(K) operates from Pakistan and it has close links with the Haqqani terror network.
The ISIS(K) issued a statement claiming responsibility for the horrible suicide attacks. It said, its targets were American troops and their Afghan allies. The statement also carried the photograph of the suicide bomber who carried out the attack.
Heavy fighting is presently going on between Taliban and the resistance fighters led by Amrullah Saleh and Ahmed Masoud in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley, with conflicting reports coming in.
Rane should learn from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was showered with epithets like ‘naali ka keeda’, ‘maut ka saudagar’, ‘taanashah’, ‘Hitler’ and what not. But Modi never lost his cool and never reacted by making offending remarks.
Emotional scenes were witnessed when Afghan Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims touched Indian soil. They shed tears of joy and praised the Indian government for its evacuation efforts.
Amrullah Saleh, who has declared himself acting president of Afghanistan, replacing Ashraf Ghani, has appealed to all other Afghans to join the resistance force.
The Taliban may have gained access to the huge arsenal of the Afghan army, which consisted of M16A4 assault rifles and M240 medium machine guns. Taliban fighters have been proudly display some of these rifles while patrolling the streets of Afghan cities.
Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rehman Barq, has been booked for sedition, after he compared Taliban’s win with India’s freedom struggle.
The bitter truth is that most of the countries which had been aiding this country for the last two decades now want to leave. Nobody expected the Taliban to reach Kabul with such lightning speed.
There are hundreds of images and videos of common Afghans crying, parents hugging their children despondently, thousands living on the streets in the open waiting for food and assistance.
Since Rahul conducts his political campaign nowadays more via Twitter, he took umbrage when his account and the accounts of his party leaders and supporters were locked.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge, and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, after marching from Parliament to Vijay Chowk with other opposition MPs, alleged that MPs were “beaten up” by “outsiders from RSS wearing the uniform of marshals”.
The Opposition can consider this as their ‘victory’, but it was a big ‘defeat’ for our hoary democratic traditions. The Opposition committed sacrilege inside the temple of democracy.
Police have seized their mobile phones and are scanning video clips of the sloganeers. They are also scanning their media profiles because there were reports that some of them were chanting slogans live on Facebook. Police is now conducting raids to nab Pinki Chaudhary of Hindu Rakshak Dal and another activist Uttam Malik.
The cynosure of all eyes was Neeraj Chopra, who won the Olympic gold in javelin throw. He, along with other medal winners and athletes, had a tough time coming out of Delhi airport.
The crestfallen girls sat on the turf weeping after the match was over. Soon afterwards, the Prime Minister of India was on the phone with a video call. The girls were at a loss for words. Most of them were weeping, even when Modi was praising their performance on the phone.
Our heart was filled with pride because our hockey team had won an Olympic medal after a gap of 41 years. There were tears of joy in the eyes of many who had last watched India win the hockey gold in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
India TV Defence Editor Manish Prasad is presently in Afghanistan with cameraperson Balram Yadav, sending updates on the war that is raging after US and Nato forces left.
In Delhi, efforts are going on in political circles to carry out permutation and combinations among parties with an eye on next year’s assembly elections in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand and two other states in the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.