Afghanistan won’t allow anti-India elements on its soil, says envoy

Afghanistan will never allow its territory to be used for any anti-India activity, Afghan ambassador Shaida Mohammad Abdali said here and dismissed apprehensions that withdrawal of NATO forces may allow the Taliban to make a comeback.

Pakistan Parliament passes amendment bills to form military courts

Pakistan’s parliament today overwhelmingly passed two key bills aimed at setting up military courts for the speedy trial of “hardcore terrorists” in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre by Taliban.

Peshawar school attack reveals sinister design of terrorists

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik makes a sand sculpture to pay tributes the Pakistan terror attack victims in Puri on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Every murder by IS or Taliban or Al-Qaeda evokes political backlash against Muslims, particularly in societies where there is only a small minority of Muslims, such as Australia. It has not helped the community. However, there is still much left to be desired from the Muslim community in India.