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The TNSM then pursued its career with the blessings of all political parties As the 2002 elections approachedthey attempted to share the TNSMs popularityparticularly in the Swat Valley But the TNSM only backed Islamic parties affiliated with the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal which returned the favour The rescue operations undertaken by the movement in the wake of the 2005 earthquake further polished its image The turning point came in 2007 After the storming of the Red Mosquethe TNSM struck up an alliance with the TTP of Baittullah Mehsud In late Octoberabout 4500 TNSM combatants took control of some 60 villages in the Swat Valleywhich they subjected to cultural policing operations and Shariah courts The formidable army response forced the TNSM to enter into negotiations The TNSM went back on the offensive in 2008 Its troops took control of the valley in a wave of unspeakable violence and Shariah courts started operating in the region Girls were prevented from attending school (their schools were the first to be demolished)women were no longer to appear in publicmen had to grow beards As a resultabout a third of the valleys 17 million inhabitants fled towards the south By late 2008the Swat Valleya place known for its picturesque tourist attractionswas virtually under the complete control of TTP representatives The ISI then decided to release Sufi Mohammad to hammer out a ceasefire agreement with him In February 2009the provincial government (dominated by the ANP Pashtun nationalists since 2008) and the militants agreed to a truceaccording to which the Shariah became law in Malakand Division (to which the Swat Valley belonged) in exchange for an end to the violence But in Aprilthe TNSM violated the agreement it had only just signedon the pretence that the government had not allowed it to appoint the judges of Shariah courts The ISI again turned to Sufi Mohammadbut he had become hostage to the TTPwhich was not in favour of any agreement The movement then extended its control over the Swat Valleyinto the districts of Lower DirShangla and Bunerabout 65 miles from Islamabad Apart from its usual methodsof which women and girls were the principal victimsthey stepped up punitive executionshanging their opponents from trees and at traffic circles as an example This campaign caused nearly millions to flee and prompted the army now with public approval to launch an assault According to some sourcesthe operation left 128 dead among security forcesbut about 1500 militants were killed Along with a massive deployment of army troopshelicopters and fighter planes were used to crush resistance The scale of the damage prevented many refugees from returning to their devastated towns and villages For the first timePakistan was experiencing a civil war some 65 miles from its capitalbut it still did not manage to break the back of the TNSM Fazlullah found sanctuary in Afghanistan From the Afghan provinces of Nuristan and KunarFazlullah launched raids on the other side of the Durand line In Septemberthe TTP claimed responsibility for the killing of Major General SanaullahGOC for the Malakand divisionand Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef Ahmed in Upper Dir districtnear the Afghan border This assassination was attributed to Fazlullah because these regions were part of his battlefield and because he was notoriously opposed to the peace talks Nawaz Sharif had initiated (by targeting a Pakistani generalhe consolidated Kayanis reluctance to talk) Indeedthe negotiation process will probably be suspended on the Pakistani sideor will follow the stop-and-go pattern of the Swat discussions in 2008-09 The appointment of Fazlullah may also be revealing of the lack of interest for meaningful negotiations on the Afghan side While there were apparently several candidates for replacing Hakimullah MehsudFazlullah has been selected not only by a representative shura but also by Mullah Omar Last OctoberAmerican soldiers had arrested Latif Mehsud Hakimullahs right-hand man in Afghanistanwhich suggests relations between the Afghan Taliban and the TTP had already become more intense Eventuallywith the prospect of Nato forces leaving the battleground in one yearboth may fully converge and target not only the Afghan National Army but also Pakistan from a new safe haven called Afghanistan Postscript: The politicians of Pakistan are denouncing the assassination of Hakimullah Mehsud as an attack on the peace talks between Islamabad and the TTP And it might well be one The Pakistan army (which probably approved of the drone strike beforehand) is not actively supporting them and the US may fear that once the TTP stops concentrating on Pakistani targetsit may turn its guns on Nato forces Anywaythe killing of the elder son of the founder of the Haqqani network near the power centres of Islamabad (once again) has also killed the prospect of peace talks Christophe Jaffrelot The writer is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRSParisprofessor of Indian Politics and Sociology at Kings India InstituteLondonPrinceton Global Scholar and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 12 2017 9:10 am The two attackers who are aged 22 and 25 years have been booked under Sections 326 323 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code They will be produced in court on Monday (Representative Image) Top News An employee at the toll collection centre on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link was stabbed on Sunday Two persons have been arrested by the Bandra police in connection with the incidentThe two assailants who were travelling from Bandra towards Worli in an SUV refused to pay the toll when the employee asked them to The toll collector managed to stop their car and the duo stabbed with a knife The incident has been captured by a CCTV camera The toll collector was taken to Lilavati Hospital and the two attackers were arrested “A scuffle broke out over the payment of toll and the duo stabbed the toll employee Two people have been arrested” said an officer from the Bandra police station The two attackers who are aged 22 and 25 years have been booked under Sections 326 323 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code They will be produced in court on Monday The toll collector 47-year-old Prabhakar Bhalekar has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 10 2017 6:07 pm Ali Fazal shares the screen space with Judi Dench for the first time in Victoria and Abdul Top News Ali Fazal was humbled to observe Judi Dench perform her scenes during the shoot of “Victoria and Abdul” as the actor said he got to learn a lot from the iconic British actress In the British-American biographical drama Dench plays the role of Queen Victoria who forms an unconventional alliance with an Indian servant Abdul played by Ali “She is so energetic so hands-on with the script her lines it just amazed me Whenever I wanted to rehearse I would just pop into her van and we would sit and read It doesn’t happen often with someone like her stature” Ali told PTI “Since we never really did any workshops before starting the shoot it was really cool to observe her perform and note her approach towards the craft” Directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall “Victoria and Abdul” is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu The film also starring Eddie Izzard Tim Pigott-Smith and Adeel Akhtar is scheduled to release on September 22 Recently a photograph featuring Ali Richa Chadha and Paris Jackson hanging out in Los Angeles went viral and even sparked speculations of a future collaboration between the trio However Ali rubbished the reports of doing a film with the daughter of pop legend Michael Jackson saying “We just met and there were reports of us doing a movie together Nothing is happening right now It (the report) went on spiralling to something else” Ali said the 19-year-old actress is keen to visit India but other than that they did not have any conversation about starring in a film together “There is absolutely nothing which is happening with her We just met and had a nice lunch She did want to come to India but that’s about it She is busy doing her other projects” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsThe Defence Ministry on Monday cleared a new blacklisting policy that will do away with blanket bans on companies indulging in corrupt acts and approved projects worth over Rs 82000 crore for purchase of fighter aircraft tanks rockets and mini drones Contrary to expectation the Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar did not take a decision on the Navy’s proposal to purchase 12 US2I amphibious aircraft from Japan though the issue came up for discussion However it is expected that there would be some forward movement on this issue during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Tokyo on November 11-12 Manohar Parrikar PTI file photo The DAC also gave Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) to Indian Air Force’s plan to purchase 83 Tejas Mark 1A aircraft at a cost of Rs 50025 crore Defence Ministry sources said It also accorded AoN for the purchase of 15 Light Combat Aircraft being manufactured by HAL for the Army and Air Force for a tentative cost of about Rs 2911 crore AoN was also given for the repeat order of 464 Russian origin T90 tanks which are being manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board for Rs 13448 crore besides for procurement of 598 mini UAVs at a cost of Rs 1100 crore A report in the India Today said the army’s procurement of 498 mini drones for Rs 1100 crore entails a Make in India project through tie-ups with foreign companies "The drones would improve situational awareness of troops in counter terrorist operations" the report said However the most significant take away from the DAC is the clearance of the new blacklisting policy Though Defence Ministry officials remained tight-lipped about the features of the new policy maintaining it will be put up on website in the next few days sources said it will ensure that while companies are dealt with harshly it will not affect the modernisation process As per the new policy the focus is on graded blacklisting and fines This means that if a defence conglomerate is caught doing wrong in a particular project it will be banned for a specific number of years from dealing in that particular segment only It can continue to pitch for projects in other segments "It will be a product-specific ban rather than blanket blacklisting Also there will be an option for heavy penalties besides those in contract and even individuals can be banned" a source said The new policy would also allow many of the stuck programmes like the heavy weight torpedos for the six Scorpene submarines to move ahead with clarity Written by Alaka Sahani | New Delhi | Updated: February 20 2017 11:41 am Kangana Ranaut is the soul of Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming film Rangoon Related News They beat up villains on top of running trains wielded a whip and a rein with equal ease and danced with elan With Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon set to release next week a look at Bollywood’s feisty action heroines and how they held their own in an industry being shaped by the political events of the time Clad in a figure-hugging short leather dress a black fedora knee-high boots and a Zorro-like mask which covers half her face Jaanbaaz Miss Julia aka Kangana Ranaut is the soul of Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming film Rangoon tipped to be a Casablanca-like love triangle featuring Saif Ali Khan as a film producer and Shahid Kapoor as a soldier As Julia Ranaut fights baddies rides a horse and shimmies with effortless ease The similarities between Julia and Fearless Nadia — who burst into popular culture in the mid-’30s with Hunterwali (1935) — are uncanny WATCH VIDEO | Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood Not Ready For Women Who Speak Their Mind An unlikely heroine Nadia whose real name was Mary Ann Evans came to India from Perth Australia in 1913 at the age of five Her Scottish father Herbett Evans a volunteer in the British army was posted in Bombay After her father’s death in World War I in 1915 she moved to Peshawar with her Greek mother There she learned horseriding hunting and shooting Once she returned to Bombay in 1928 she trained in ballet under Madame Astrova whose troupe performed for British military bases in the country as well as for the Indian royalty She even worked for a circus company before trying to get a break in movies In 1934 she approached brothers JBH and Homi Wadia founders of film production company Wadia Movietone known to make action films Nadia’s CV listed some very unusual skills: she could swim ride a horse knew a bit of ballet and was very athletic She also enjoyed gymnastics and could do perfect splits mentions Dorothee Wenner in her book Fearless Nadia: The True Story of Bollywood’s Original Stunt Queen Nadia fared miserably in her language test but her athleticism and tall figure impressed JBH He was a fan of American action heroines such as Pearl White and Helen Holmes and decided to groom Nadia Watch | Consider Myself Lucky To Have Worked With Saif Shahid In ‘Rangoon’: Kangana After a few cameo appearances which established her popularity Nadia got her first lead role as a princess in disguise in Hunterwali The film was a smash hit and Nadia as a masked crusader avenging wrongs became an instant icon It was during the muhurat of Hunterwali that Nadia earned the tag “Fearless” For the muhurat shot Nadia had to fight a bunch of baddies on a steeple roof and jump off from there Everyone in the studio held their breath but a nonchalant Nadia punched her detractors and leapt off the roof making a perfect landing on a thin mattress — the only safety measure available then An impressed Homi her future husband decided to add “fearless” to her name By then Mary Ann had already adopted the name Nadia following a fortune-teller’s advice Nadia went on to establish herself as an action star with movies likes Diamond Queen (1940) where she fights for her rights; Muqabala (1942) where she appears in a double role and showcases her dancing and fencing skills; and Hunterwali Ki Beti (1943) the sequel to Hunterwali As her popularity soared she was projected as the lead attraction in promotional materials Nadia would feature along with her horse Punjab ka beta and her Austin car christened Rolls Royce ki beti In the poster of Lootaru Lalna (1938) Nadia is described as “riding like a storm fighting like a fury and loving like a woman” Sardar Akhtar with two juvenile players in meboob’sAurat made in 1940 Express archive photo The makers of Rangoon the story of which unfolds in the backdrop of World War II in 1944 have denied modelling the character of Julia on Nadia Instead they cite a host of female actors of the ’40s as inspiration “The female actors of the time were unstoppable They did their own stunts wore leather shorts picked up men and threw them off trains before breaking into a dance Being sensual and fierce went hand in hand My character Julia is an amalgamation of all these female actors” says Ranaut So who were these actresses who turned precedents on their head and set norms of their own Even though Nadia easily outshone other stunt heroines the Indian audience had been whistling and applauding a host of them much before her arrival on screen in 1935 After her there was Madhuri (not to be confused with Madhuri Dixit the ’90s heartthrob) dressed in riding pants wielding a whip and revolver in Ban ki Chidiya (1938) produced by Ranjit Movietone Under this banner she acted in movies such as Toofan Mail (1934) Jamin Ka Chand (1937) and Diwali (1940) Ermeline who was in the industry since the ’20s headlined Azad Abla (1933); earlier she was the lead in Daupadi (1931) in which Prithviraj Kapoor had been cast as Arjun Jammu-born Miss Gulab featured in movies like Midnight Mail (1939) and Mr X (1939) The latter’s poster shows her as a gun-toting heroine in a black suit Romila tasted success in a double role for Wadia Movietone’s Chabukwali (1938) Though very little is known about her she seems to have been a Jewish-Indian from Calcutta; her original name was Sophie Abraham The Wadia brothers market leaders in stunt movies had always had a soft corner for American action serials “In fact the character of Hunterwali was based on the famous American stunt actor Douglas Fairbanks’s Robin Hood There is a lot of similarities between how Fairbanks and Hunterwali dress up” says Shivendra Singh Dungarpur Mumbai-based film archivist From about 1910 to the early 1920s American silent movies had actors like Helen Gibson who could ride horses drive cars and do high dives Helen Holmes performed spectacular motor feats and Ruth Ronald attempted aerial stunts In India stunt movies never became a part of the mainstream even at the height of its popularity in the ’30s “Stunt films were always regarded as C-grade meant for cheap entertainment These movies were screened at theatres where ticket prices were low Most of the gimmicks and stunts were copied from Hollywood featuring Bette Davis and others Nadia was successful because in some ways her films catered to the themes of good versus evil It was also fun to watch a white woman who was larger than an average Indian woman beat up men who looked smaller than her The Wadias also slipped in nationalistic themes whenever they could Some films for instance have Nadia beating up men dressed as British soldiers” Dungarpur adds Fire and ice: Fearless Nadia went on to become a successful star Most of these stunt movies by companies such as Wadia Movietone Sharda Films Prakash Productions Ranjit Movietone Ambika Films and Mohan Pictures were made on a low budget The idea was to churn out movies as fast as possible The shoddy production repetitive plot and lack of innovation in stunts became the undoing of these movies “With Independence society underwent a change and so did the taste of the audience Directors like Bimal Roy Chetan Anand and Raj Kapoor emerged The audience wanted to watch movies which talked about immediate issues such as unemployment poverty and migration to urban centres” says Dungarpur Film scholar Neepa Majumdar in her book Wanted Cultured Ladies Only, the director says that when he suggested a bathing sequence in the film to his leading lady," Commodore K C Choudhury (retd) Director Sainik Welfare? has started gaining ground in the country and its impact is clearly visible. 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