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Inida You Are Liar Liar!

Posted by yourpakistan on October 29, 2013


The Indian state is a state sponsor of terror, both at home and abroad. No amount of rhetoric and false accusations against Pakistan can hide this. The international community would do better to recognize this fact; the sooner the better.

The Indian state is dealing with the repercussions of its own oppression – repercussions which include non-state actors attacking its interests in defence of their own. Accusing Pakistan of being behind such groups is a good way of detracting from the fact that they are the independent product of Indian state oppression. 

India Separatist Movements 2

Lately, it seems that the Indian state propaganda tape recorder has been stuck on repeat. Daily statements made by government officials and shoddily made reports from Delhi’s state sponsored media keep repeating the same lines: ‘Terrorists who are sponsored by the Pakistani state are using Pakistani soil to attack Indian interests.’ These statements are usually followed by demands that Pakistan should ‘dismantle’ its ‘terror network.’ 

There are some very serious problems with this narrative. Firstly, India has shown the world no proof whatsoever that the Pakistani state is sponsoring non-state actors who attack Indian targets within India proper. Even after the hulla balloo of Mumbai, India handed over no concrete evidence that Pakistani state help was gained by the perpetrators of the attack. Even if non-state actors based in Pakistan’s inaccessible areas are involved in operations against India, this does not mean that they have the support of state elements – there is simply no causal link here. This is even more apparent when we see that Pakistan is itself a daily victim of terrorist attacks from non-state actors. If the Pakistani government has difficulties protecting its own citizens, how can it protect India’s?

Secondly, sponsoring non-state actors against India makes little geo-political sense. It only decreases Pakistan’s international prestige and increases pressure, at a time when the Prime Minister is on a PR mission to promote peace ventures and economic growth. It would make little sense for Nawaz Sharif to sponsor non-state actors against India when he is literally falling over himself to appease them. Fourthly, reputable international think tanks and policy institutes have found no proof of Pakistani involvement in terrorism against India. Neither, for that matter, have foreign governments. Surely the Indian state will not doubt the impartiality of these sources?

So why does the Indian state keep repeating this narrative? There are a number of reasons why repeating this story is beneficial for the Indian government. Foremost, it detracts from the real issue of why the Indian state is being attacked by non-state actors. The Indian state’s crimes against its own people have fermented more than 240 separatist freedom movements across the country. Just in the seven North Eastern states of the country, there exist 15 separate major insurgencies. These include:

India Separatist Movements

Kashmir is no different, here again, a freedom loving peoples’ aspirations have been brutally crushed. But this is but a drop in the ocean of discontent across India. Over the past 60 years, the Indian government has been involved in documented and proven crimes against humanity, including state sponsored genocide. The Indian state is dealing with the repercussions of its own oppression – repercussions which include non-state actors attacking its interests in defence of their own. These groups need no help from Pakistan, nor do they ask for it. Accusing Pakistan of being behind such groups is a good way of detracting from the fact that they are the independent product of Indian state oppression. 

Another benefit of accusing Pakistan of terrorism is that it maligns Pakistan’s reputation internationally. India has a big voice in the international spotlight, much bigger than Pakistan’s. The Indian state has powerful loyalists in nearly every major news outlet in the West who can contribute to this media bashing of Pakistan. And thus, if Pakistan’s reputation is maligned, then less of the world believes it – especially when it rightly accuses India of cross border state terrorism. Yes, readers might wonder if this is just Pakistan accusing India of something which it itself is accused of doing, but no, Pakistan has proof – solid, concrete proof. Pakistani agencies have, over the past 10 odd years, recovered Indian-made propaganda, weapons and spies involved with terrorist groups such as the BLA and the TTP.

All the evidence points to a sophisticated operation, run mainly from Afghanistan, under the guidance of Indian intelligence agencies and funded by the Indian state, all with the aim of destabilize Pakistan. Recently, the U.S. State Department officials, too, recognized the evidence and gave statements in support of Pakistan’s claims.

The Indian state is a state sponsor of terror, both at home and abroad. No amount of rhetoric and false accusations against Pakistan can hide this. The international community would do better to recognize this fact; the sooner the better.

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Pakistan Must Demand General VK Singh’s Extradition

Posted by yourpakistan on October 25, 2013


General VK Sing Extraditio​n

The current US Secretary of Defense also confirmed in a previously unreleased video that India has, over the years, ‘financed problems for Pakistan’ using Afghanistan as a base. When Bilal Lashari’s WAAR was released just days ago in Pakistan, a lot of eyebrows were raised over the depiction of the Indian involvement in terror on Pakistan’s soil. Prominent Pakistani journalists declared it as jingoistic propaganda, far removed from reality – PKKH

It is, therefore, a timely slap in the faces of the pro-Indian lobby in Pakistan that the recently retired Indian Army Chief General Vijay Kumar Singh admitted India’s involvement in doling out money to separatist terrorists in Balochistan and sponsoring bombings elsewhere in the country. VK Singh is a political ally of BJP leader Narendra Modi, also known as the Butcher of Gujarat for his role in the massacre of Muslims in the Indian state in 2002. 

VK Singh’s admission comes in an inquiry report prepared by India’s DG Military Operations, highlighting the activities of an army unit called the Tactical Support Division (TSD) – raised on the directives of the Defence Minister and National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon. It consists of six officers, five JCOs and 30 men, and is operated out of the capital, Delhi.

The TSD is said to have been given tasks ranging from clandestine monetary support and training of separatists and other terrorist elements targeting the Pakistani state and military, as well as targeted assassinations of senior political and religious leaders, including Jama’at ud Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed, blamed by India for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Saeed has a US$ 10m bounty on his head, placed by the United States last year, although bizarrely it is for ‘information leading to (his) arrest’ that would stand up in court – an admission by the Americans that the current information, including that from India, for Saeed’s alleged involvement in the Mumbai attacks is insufficient and inadmissible in court.

In light of the above, it is criminal of the Pakistani state and the Interior as well as Foreign and Defence Ministries to ignore General VK Singh’s admission of guilt in running a terrorist cartel in Pakistan and not call for his immediate arrest and extradition to Pakistan, along with Colonel Munishwar Nath Bakshi who heads the TSD. In addition to these two, Pakistan must also demand the extradition of Colonel Purohit, a serving Indian Army Officer who was found involved in a series of bombings on Indian soil, including the Samjhauta Express bombing of 2007. All of these attacks were initially blamed on Pakistan by the Indian media and security officials.

Pakistan must also press on the United States to put a leash on the Indian presence in Afghanistan and restrict it from using that country to destabilize Pakistan. The current US Secretary of Defense also confirmed in a previously unreleased video that India has, over the years, ‘financed problems for Pakistan’ using Afghanistan as a base.

Additionally, Pakistan needs a strong media and broadcast watchdog to keep an eye on the presence of the pro-Indian lobby in Pakistan’s media, acting against the national interest by deliberately downplaying Indian terrorism in Pakistan, and serving Delhi’s interests by using every opportunity to attack Pakistan and its security forces.

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Behind Epicenter of Terrorism in Pakistan

Posted by yourpakistan on October 14, 2013


What is the interest of India in these two consulates (at Kandhar and Jalalabad), nothing other than carrying out, aiding, abetting terrorism in Pakistan — stabbing Pakistan in the back

Pakistan is the only country subjected for several years to continuous drone attacks

By Sadaf Zamir- Opinion Maker

The premeditated progression of propaganda against Pakistan in the form of obdurate comment alleging that Pakistan is presently an epicenter of terrorism was aptly put forth, at the forum where it could receive utmost approbation. It may seem quite true on the face of it, but what needs to be explored and brought forward are the dramatis personae continually promulgating this and to analyze behind the scenes ground work shaped during the last decade.

Terrorism in Pakistan with a support of US cia operatives

Pakistan is the only country subjected for several years to continuous drone attacks which are also termed by some reviewers as ‘State sponsored assassinations by US’. While the figures of casualties vary on drone attacks, from US official sites versus Pakistan government and independent bodies, there is consensus on some independent analysis. As of Dec 10, 2012, there were total 351 drone attacks in Pakistan, killing 2590 people including 176 children and injuring 3228 people. Since then there have been more than twenty strikes in 2013 alone killing more civilians and children. Not a single victim has was ever accused of any specific crime or allowed to answer those charges before an impartial judge — constitutional rights guaranteed to all persons.

According to a CIVIC (Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict) report ” Equally heartbreaking is the psychological toll. One need not have his or her home destroyed, or a loved one killed, by a drone strike to be traumatized. The mere sound of an approaching drone, in fact, can be just as devastating as its detonation. I have heard Pakistanis speak about children in the tribal areas who become hysterical when they hear the characteristic buzz of a drone. “ the report also mentioned that drones frequently “hum overhead” 24 hours a day, and that six of them sometimes linger above the same area — “often flying close to the ground and putting people in constant fear of being hit.” Imagine the effect this has on psyches, and particularly on young ones already scarred by war and displacement. In this regard, it is pertinent to mention here that Malala Yousafzai represents not only young victims of suicide attacks but also the damage done directly or indirectly due to drones.

Research also tells us that the innocent people who are traumatized in similar ways living under continuous threat are the softest targets for psychological enticement. Those who want to avenge their loved ones killed by drones including babies, women and aged family members may therefore be particularly prone. It has time and again been emphasized by the analysts as well as the political leaders in Pakistan that drone attacks are a major cause as well as a claim of justification for terrorist assaults. If the impacts of terrorism and suicide attacks in Pakistan are analyzed in terms of benefactors, one can speedily come to the conclusion that most of the so-called Taliban merely act as marionette and are serving foreign connivers who engineer, coax and trigger suicide attacks.

In addition, the earlier observations of many analysts are now being established in the form of hard core facts based on recent evidences that terrorism is one major form of covert war orchestrated by external enemies of Pakistan. Not only behind some terrorist groups and parties in Karachi, but also behind many factions of so-called Talibans, teeming support from across Pakistan’s borders in the form of tactical planning, design, finances, equipment and weapons has always existed, which has significantly amplified during the last decade. Most of the spying equipment, weapons and various forms of sophisticated and crude ammo used in terrorism are apparently being supplied through Afghanistan borders. It is worthwhile to note here that there is a multitude of Indian Consulates as well as intelligence offices near Pakistan borders.

One may wonder on the aims and objectives of establishing three consulates and some three dozen facilitation cum intelligence centers just on Afghan-Pakistan border. The direct borders with Pakistan do not have as many offices or consulates. Obviously, there is no Indian civilians there who need to be facilitated through these offices. As once also declared by Ex-President Parvaiz Musharraf, “What is the interest of India in these two consulates (at Kandhar and Jalalabad), nothing other than carrying out, aiding, abetting terrorism in Pakistan — stabbing Pakistan in the back”. It can very easily be inferred that foreign nationals with unclear motives and perhaps the merchandise coming, in the name of trade to Pakistan through Afghanistan, are extraneously facilitated than through direct borders. This may aid in further understanding what the facilitated foreign nationals may be doing for several years just in the border areas of Pakistan including Waziristan, Dir and Chamman.

On top of everything is the fact that whenever the leadership in Pakistan gets close to dealing peacefully and negotiating with so-called Talibans, there is colossal hue and cry globally, many are prompted at local forums in saying that the factions of taliban are not identifiable, which ones are required to join the negotiation table or perhaps they are not worth it. On the other hand, the drone attacks and the suicide attacks come quickly into play such that the negotiating parties become astringent again. Recently, the suicide attack on one major group by another so-called taliban faction, may suffice to give food for thought to people who are still in doubt. The need is to clearly flesh out the foreign involvement behind the most controversial and damaging episodes of the recent past.

Climate warfare is also alleged to have played a vital role in achieving maligned designs in Pakistan, starting from 2005 earthquake in Mansehra and Kashmir to most of the floods and the recent two earthquakes at the 7.8 intensity in Quetta and Sindh. Mansehra and Kashmir still have many foreigners who came as relief workers and engineers. Needless to emphasize global interest in the Reqo-Diq mines and usage of border belt of Pakistan for its significance as trade corridor from Waziristan to Chamman to Gwadar. Interestingly, the epicenters have been where our enemies could have most wished.

References:

a. Rediff.com November 11, 2010

b. The Hindu

c. CIVIC

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Hyderabad 1948: India’s Hidden Massacre

Posted by yourpakistan on October 10, 2013


1948 Hydreabad India Massacre

When India was partitioned in 1947, about 500,000 people died in communal rioting, mainly along the borders with Pakistan. But a year later another massacre occurred in central India, which until now has remained clouded in secrecy. 

BBC News Magazine

In September and October 1948, soon after independence from the British Empire, tens of thousands of people were brutally slaughtered in central India. Some were lined up and shot by Indian Army soldiers. Yet a government-commissioned report into what happened was never published and few in India know about the massacre. Critics have accused successive Indian governments of continuing a cover-up. 

The massacres took place a year after the violence of partition in what was then Hyderabad state, in the heart of India. It was one of 500 princely states that had enjoyed autonomy under British colonial rule. When independence came in 1947 nearly all of these states agreed to become part of India. But Hyderabad’s Muslim Nizam, or prince, insisted on remaining independent. This refusal to surrender sovereignty to the new democratic India outraged the country’s leaders in New Delhi.

After an acrimonious stand-off between Delhi and Hyderabad, the government finally lost patience. Historians say their desire to prevent an independent Muslim-led state taking root in the heart of predominantly Hindu India was another worry. Members of the powerful Razakar militia, the armed wing of Hyderabad’s most powerful Muslim political party, were terrorising many Hindu villagers. This gave the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the pretext he needed. In September 1948 the Indian Army invaded Hyderabad.

In what was rather misleadingly known as a “police action”, the Nizam’s forces were defeated after just a few days without any significant loss of civilian lives. But word then reached Delhi that arson, looting and the mass murder and rape of Muslims had followed the invasion. Determined to get to the bottom of what was happening, an alarmed Nehru commissioned a small mixed-faith team to go to Hyderabad to investigate. It was led by a Hindu congressman, Pandit Sunderlal. But the resulting report that bore his name was never published.

Historian Sunil Purushotham from the University of Cambridge has now obtained a copy of the report

 

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Rewarding a Terrorist For Killing Pakistani Citizens

Posted by yourpakistan on October 7, 2013


Sarabjit Singh Inidan Slained Terrorist

The government has approved a proposal to give a petrol pump or cooking gas dealership to the widow of Sarabjit Singh, the alleged Indian spy who died in a Pakistani jail after being brutally assaulted by inmates in April. The Cabinet approved the proposal — drawn up at the behest of oil minister M Veerappa Moily — on Thursday. The pump, or the dealership, would be jointly registered in the name of Sarabjits’ widow Sukhpreet Kaur and one of the daughters, Poonam Kaur. 

Sarabjit’s other daughter, Swapandeep Kaur, has already been given a job in the Punjab revenue department. IndianOil Corporation would identify a suitable option and build the outlet or dealership. The company could also hand over one of its own outlets to the family. Sarabjit was lodged in Pakistani jail since 1991. The Pakistani government charged him with being an Indian spy and the courts there convicted him in a 1990 serial bombing case. 

But both Sarbjit and the Indian government maintained that he was a farmer from a border village in Punjab and had strayed into Pakistani territory in an inebriated state.

Sarabjit’s lawyers filed mercy petitions on his behalf, arguing that he has been in prison for 22 years for a crime he had not committed. On June 26, 2012, it was reported that Pakistan’s president had pardoned him on the basis of his petition filed on May 28, 2012. However, five hours later, the pardon was revoked and the government clarified that another prisoner, Surjeet Singh, had been pardoned and not Sarabjit.

While in prison in April 2013, he was attacked by fellow inmates and died six days later at Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital.

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