By ASIF HAROON RAJA
INDIAN political leaders have a track record of going to any extent to get their needs met. They have always been submissive to the powerful and pitiless against the weak. During 1000 years rule of India by the Muslims, the Hindu Brahmin elites served the Muslim masters most submissively despite their intense hatred for them. No sooner the British took over; the Hindu Brahmin elites became their most obedient servants and joined hands with the new masters to persecute the people particularly Muslims. At the time of partition of India in 1947, Indian Congress lead by Pundit Nehru got around Mountbatten and Lord Cyril Radcliff to snatch the whole cake and give only crumbs to Quaid-e-Azam led Muslim League that had demanded independent Pakistan. Having gobbled the cake they now want to eat the crumbs also.
Indian leaders religiously follow the guidelines given by their guru Chankya how to go about spreading doubts, suspicions and misgivings among target audiences. Going by Chankyan teachings, Indian leaders and psychological operators disregard morals and scruples, utter falsehood unhesitatingly and convert truth into half truths to achieve ulterior motives. They are adept in art of deceit, drama and propaganda warfare. They turn reality into fiction and indulge in all sorts of underhand tactics to create bad blood between friendly neighbors, communities and sects. They bend over backwards to win over a particular country which is powerful and can serve their interests.
Apart from subversive acts to create cleavages within various communities in Pakistan, Indian propaganda machinery has been consistently painting Pakistan in black by accusing it of all acts of terror in India. These included terrorist attack on Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001, Mumbai train blast on 11 July 2006, Malegaon blasts on 8 September 2006, Samjhota Express Train blasts on 19 February 2007, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast on 18 May 2007, Ajmer Sharif Dargah blast on 11 October 2007, serial blasts in Utter Pradesh courts on 23 November 2007, Jaipur blasts on 13 May 2008, Ahmedabad blast on 26 July 2008, Malegaon blasts on 8 September 2008, Delhi blasts on 13 September 2008 and Mumbai carnage on 26 November 2009. Even some of the plane hijackings in 1999 were lumped on Pakistan including the one to Kandahar. Majority of victims of all those acts of terror were Indian Muslims. In case of Samjhota Express, most victims were Pakistanis returning to Lahore. Suicide attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul in July 2008 was also put on the doorstep of Pakistan. India uses Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Shiv Sena and right wing Hindu political organizations to whip up frenzy against Pakistan. Recently, India has added a new weapon in its arsenal in the form of water terrorism and as an instrument of war.
Indian lies began to unveil when Mahrashtra anti-terror squad Chief Hemant Karkare bumped across hard evidence of involvement of Hindu religious terrorist groups linked with certain Indian army officers. The accused Lt Col Purohit and other co-accused had confessed their crimes and trial was in advanced stage. Karkare’s investigations revealed that most acts of terror in which Pakistan was accused were executed by this gang. He also learnt from confessional statement of Purohit that number of colonels and majors of Indian army like Col Raikar, Col Hasmukh Patel and Col Bapaditya Dhar were part of Malegaon and Samjhota Express terrorism and that there was an established nexus between RAW-Army-Hindu terrorists.
A retired Indian defence artillery officer Col Chitali who lives close to Purohit house in Pune, runs Maharashtra Military Foundation. After Mumbai incident he proudly stated that he has 1000 boys serving in three services and that each one has been brainwashed and motivated by him to perform any task assigned. Purohit had also remained his trainee. Recent terrorist attack in Pune on 13 February has a definite connection with Chitali. Retired Lt Gen Hoon (a contemporary of Qari Hussain) had openly declared that he runs a Hindu suicide bombers centre. Successive Indian governments have known about the evil linkage between military-Hindu terrorists-RAW, but turned a blind eye to it considering it to be in national interest.
The revelation involving BJP, RAW, Shiv Sena and serving and retired senior army officers was so damning that RAW had to hurriedly plan a drama in Mumbai to kill several birds with one stone. Karkare received life threats as disclosed by his wife. Trained terrorists of Atma Ghatak Phatak (AGP) were picked up for the gory job to eliminate him in a way that the blame could be put on Pakistan and ISI. Karkare and his assistant were assassinated in Mumbai on 26 November and blame pasted on Pakistani national Ajmal Kasab. But India fell into the hole it dug for Pakistan. Inefficiency of Indian police, army, navy, coast guard and intelligence agencies came under intense Indian public censure. Finding itself cornered the Indian government had to play up Pakistan bashing card and has shamefacedly continued to blame Pakistan and has spurned repeated Pakistani offers to resume dialogue which India suspended in a huff. Had India been serious in finding the real culprits it would have jumped to the Pakistani offer of joint investigations?
The lone witness Kasab on whom the whole evidence had been built has started to talk. He disclosed before the session court in Mumbai that he had been arrested by Indian police much before 26 November and that he was taken to the site on that fateful day, shot and injured and later tortured to give statement as per their dictates. He also disclosed that Indian nationals had attacked Oberoi Hotel. Sensing their rigid stance cracking up, Indian Home Minister grudgingly admitted that some Indian handlers might have been involved in guiding the ten terrorists.
On 23 November 2009, Indian leading newspapers disclosed that Liberham Commission has finally come out with its finding and has held top guns of BJP like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Advani, Manohar Joshi and others responsible for demolishing Babri mosque in Ayodhia on 6 December 1992 and killing thousands of Muslims. No action has been taken against the killers of Muslims. Likewise, murderers and rapists involved in carnage of Muslims in Gujarat have not been touched.
While Indian leaders blame Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad for perpetrating acts of terror in India, they ignore hundreds of Hindu terrorist outfits and dozens of insurgencies within India. Baal Thakeray head of Shiv Sena is renowned for fanning hatred against Muslims and for indulging in subversive activities. He has urged Hindus to prepare suicide bombers to challenge Islamic extremism. Sangh Parivar patronised by BJP, Avidhar and serving and retired Indian army officers are involved in almost all terror acts in India including demolition of Babri mosque in 1992, Samjhota Express bombing and bomb attacks in Muslim heavy Malegaon in which Pakistan was blamed. Sangh Parivar runs training centres in Gujarat and Maharashtra in full knowledge of all concerned.
All extremist Hindu outfits hate Pakistan and Indian Muslims as well as other religious minorities residing in India and vie for Hindutwa. Hindu extremists consider Indian Muslims biggest threat to Indian existence and advocate that they should either convert to Hinduism or else they should be exiled or eliminated. This was the pattern adopted by the Spanish Christians against the Muslims when they conquered Spain in 1492. Hindu extremists have penetrated Indian armed forces particularly Army in a big way. Elections in India are manipulated by Hindu extremists using high handed tactics and all Indian governments remain at their mercy. If there is any nuclear country where nuclear weapons are in danger of falling into the hands of terrorists it is none other than India.
Having failed to coerce Pakistan and to make it accept its childish demands of dismantling India specific terrorist networks in Pakistan and to punish culprits named by India allegedly involved in Mumbai attacks, it has now reluctantly agreed to resume talks from 25 February onwards. India has not shown any large heartedness or has succumbed to US pressure but has softened its mulish stance after realising that it has gained nothing and has lost a lot. For the consumption of home audience, Indian leaders continue to insist that terrorism would be the chief focus of talks. Pakistan has for a change taken a firm stand that Kashmir and water would take precedence over all other issues. As far as terrorism is concerned, India, Israel and USA are the biggest terrorist states and all others are victims of their terrorism. I am giving it in writing that nothing would come out of talks since India is only interested in gaining time through never ending monkey tricks and conceding nothing.
The writer is a retired Brig and a defence analyst from Islamabad, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org