Organised crime in India

Tiger Memon - accused of masterminding 1993 Mumbai blasts
National

What about Tiger Memon?

There is this niggling thing about the 1993 blasts case that just does not add up. We have Yakub’s “confession”. We have hanged him. We have evidence about Tiger Memon running the show on the 1993 blasts – manpower, materials, location, the works. What evidence is there against Dawood is not clear to my inexperienced […]

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Yakub Memon
National

Yakub Memon death warrant – what else is going on in India’s underworld?

When the state takes extreme steps that make no sense, I get curious. #Yakub Memon‘s hanging being scheduled for the 30th of this month, while the key accused of the #Mumbai blasts are still at large is one such bizarre move. So I went around hunting for information on what else was going on. Here […]

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Sify.com cartoon on Yakub Memon hanging by Satish Acharya
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Who profits from hanging Yakub Memon?

Yakub Memon is the brother of Tiger Memon and provided him and Dawood Ibrahim financial assistance in the planning of the Mumbai train blasts of 1993. After the blasts, Dawood Ibrahim and the Memon family escaped to Pakistan, where they lived under the protection of the ISI. To make a long story short, anecdotal accounts […]

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General
Hindutva
Radicalization

That dangerous delusion of patriotic gangsters: The Dark Face of Mumbai

Criticism of Ajit Kumar Doval’s appointment as National Security Advisor has led to a dangerous new propaganda initiated by Modi supporters. They claim that Doval had to create Chhota Rajan to counter Dawood Ibrahim creating some kind of romantic fiction of the flawed hero who steps over to the dark side for a good cause. […]

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