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Rohingya,Bengali; cause behind Bodh Gaya serial blasts

July 9, 2013

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Were the serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya timed to coincide with an international conference highlighting the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya community in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia?

Security agencies strongly suspect the blasts to be the handiwork of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) in protest against alleged atrocities by a majority of Buddhists on Rohingyas in Myanmar.

On Sunday itself, the Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU) Conference began in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia with the aim to highlighting the plight of the community and act as a “legitimate representative of the Rohingyas around the world”.

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Hosted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the ARU conference at Jeddah is the second such conference since the setting up of ARU on May 30, 2011.

However, it is not only IM that is on the security agencies’ radar; IB has also set its eyes on Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO), which is now allegedly at the helm of a pan south-Asia terror campaign aimed at destabilising Asean countries through guerrilla attacks and is reorganising itself with a vengeance.

“Our interest in the RSO was aroused after reports of return of its founder members, Maulana Anawar and Dr. Younus, to Myanmar’s Arakan started pouring in from our counterparts in the R&AW in early January,” said an IB official.

The duo had fled to London and Saudi Arabia, respectively, after the Junta had come down hard upon the outfit. They also have a military base-cum-training ground in Bangladesh’s Marichar district, the IB claims.

“Among their trainers are operatives belonging to groups such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the Islamic Movement of Kazakhstan (IMK) with local assistance from the Hafiat-e-Islam of Bangladesh as well as the ISI-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba,” said the official.   http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Rohingya-cause-behind-Bodh-Gaya-serial-blasts-suspects-IB/Article1-1089426.aspx

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JIHADIS BACKING ROHINGYA,BENGALI?

Intelligence agencies of the US, Bangladesh and Singapore gathered information about the training of Rohingya Muslim radicals in a Lashkar-e-Taiba camp in Pakistan last May, top government sources said, even as R&AW has identified Rohingya-Buddhist violence in Myanmar as an emerging counter-terrorism challenge.

The R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing) note circulated to the highest levels in the government in January indicated the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was trying to establish a toehold in Myanmar’s Arakan area by building a forum called Difa e Musalman Arakan (Burma) and mobilising a cadre to fight the Myanmar government.

The note spelt out the links between Rohingya radicals with terrorist groups like the LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) of Pakistan, and Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami and Jamaat-e-Mujahideen of Bangladesh.

The note said LeT leaders including Hafiz Saeed were discussing plans to target Myanmar because they felt that the government there was responsible for the plight of Muslims in that country.

Three forces inimical to India — Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, LeT and JeM — had stepped up operations in the Rohingya belt of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts and a new organisation called Jammat-ul-Arakan had been floated by the extremists, who were running training camps in remote Bandarban district of Bangladesh, adjoining Myanmar.

The note added that Rohingya radicals were receiving funds mainly from Saudi Arabia and training from Pakistan-based operatives, and weapons were being sourced from Thailand.

The note spelt out the links between Rohingya radicals with terrorist groups like the LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) of Pakistan, and Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami and Jamaat-e-Mujahideen of Bangladesh.

The note said LeT leaders including Hafiz Saeed were discussing plans to target Myanmar because they felt that the government there was responsible for the plight of Muslims in that country.

Three forces inimical to India — Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, LeT and JeM — had stepped up operations in the Rohingya belt of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts and a new organisation called Jammat-ul-Arakan had been floated by the extremists, who were running training camps in remote Bandarban district of Bangladesh, adjoining Myanmar.

The note added that Rohingya radicals were receiving funds mainly from Saudi Arabia and training from Pakistan-based operatives, and weapons were being sourced from Thailand.

From Myanmar to Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Faced with persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Hyderabad, apart from several other Indian cities. The trickling of the Rohingyas to the southern city began in 2012 and reports say there could be more than 1,200 Rohingyas in Hyderabad now — in parts of the old city — with most of them engaged in petty jobs.

Meanwhile, police officials in Andhra Pradesh said no link had been established to link the Bodhgaya blasts and those in Hyderabad in February. “We have not come across any such connection. Any comment now would be totally premature,” an intelligence official told HT.

hyderabad: Faced with persecution in Myanmar, hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Hyderabad, apart from several other Indian cities. The trickling of the Rohingyas to the southern city began in 2012 and reports say there could be more than 1,200 Rohingyas in Hyderabad now — in parts of the old city — with most of them engaged in petty jobs.

Meanwhile, police officials in Andhra Pradesh said no link had been established to link the Bodhgaya blasts and those in Hyderabad in February. “We have not come across any such connection. Any comment now would be totally premature,” an intelligence official told HT.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/RAW-note-reveals-LeT-links-with-Rohingya-Muslims/Article1-1088843.aspx

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