China’s Islamic militant group founder admits Pak terror links

BEIJING (TIP): In a rare public admission of Pakistani links to militancy in China’s Muslimmajority Xinjiang province, the official media on August 27 said that the co-founder of al- Qaida linked East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) was indoctrinated in a madarasa in that country.

State-run China Daily today published confessions of Memetuhut Memetrozi, 41, cofounder of ETIM which is fighting for secession of Xinjiang from China. He is serving a life sentence for his involvement in terrorist attacks. According to confession statement released by Xinjiang No. 1 Prison, Memetuhut was repatriated by Pakistan’s intelligence service to China. Memetuhut said he travelled around Central Asia pursuing his interest in Islam. In 1992, he enrolled in an Arab-run school in Pakistan where he came into contact with young extremists.

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Poll schedule in 5 states of India after security inputs: CEC

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Election Commission will take a call on the dates of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand,...
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