Taliban fed and grew on Poppy Fields, Meth, and More …

Taliban fed and grew on Poppy Fields, Meth, and More …

How did the Taliban sustain itself for 20 years? Nishant Mishra did some reading up and presented this report. The Taliban group has a $2.3 billion fund for its fight in Afghanistan, with millions coming in from the opium and heroin trade, drugs, donations, extortion, illegal mining, and real estate. Annually, the Taliban has earnings […]

International Community failed in actual empowerment of Afghans : Fr Prem SJ

International Community failed in actual empowerment of Afghans : Fr Prem SJ

The US forces and the intervention in Afghanistan did little for the actual empowerment of the Afghan people, says Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who had spent several months in Taliban captivity. Father Prem was abducted on June 2, 2014, from  the Zendjan district of Afghanistan’s Herat province and released on February 22 the following […]

These Beautiful Boys are the death of Afghan Cops

These Beautiful Boys are the death of Afghan Cops

The Taliban are using beautiful boy slaves as ‘honey traps’ to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the common practice of “bacha bazi” ­­ or ‘boy play’ ­­ to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults said. The ancient custom is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it […]

Mullah Mansour’s death: India’s watching as the drama unfolds

Mullah Mansour’s death: India’s watching as the drama unfolds

The key leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was killed by an American drone strike, the Afghan intelligence agency said. The fact that yet another ‘most wanted terrorist’ has been bumped off by the US on Pakistani soil hasn’t gone unnoticed in India. There was some uncomfortable silence from Pakistan till […]