On the occasion of the anniversary of attack on the Indian parliament, Indian prime minister vowed, `we would never forget the attack on the parliament’. India accused Pakistan not only of the Parliament attack (2001), but also the attacks in Mumbai (2008), Pathankot and Uri (2016) and Pulwama (2019). India used these attacks to create difficulties for Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force.
The ruling party along with Rashtraya Swayemsevak Sangh rejoiced in the hanging of Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri. The Valley protested violently. Guru’s `accomplice’ Kashmiri, Professor SAR Gelani was acquitted as his lawyer was able to convince the court that Geelani’s two-minute conversation with his family on the eve of Eid was brazenly twisted by someone who knew little of the Kashmiri language. The police translated the three words as ‘what have you done’. The Kashmiri equivalent for the police translation is ‘yeh kya korua’ which the lecturer did not use in his conversation.
By the time, the court acquitted the innocent professor; he had already suffered two years of solitary confinement in the death cell. Interestingly, the prosecution’s misinterpreted transcript lasted for two minutes while the conversation tape took only one-minute’s duration. The professor was subjected to torture and he did not survive long after his acquittal.
The conversation between S A R Geelani and his brother Shah Faisal was in Kashmiri. Not to speak of linguistic mastery, the person intercepting the conversation on December 13 did not know a single word of Kashmiri language. The next day, the Special Cell brought in an ‘expert’ to translate the conversation.
But the Special cell’s expert was a person, who knew only tidbits of the Kashmiri language, not intonations or linguistic nuances. He was educated only up to the sixth grade. He could only read and speak Hindi, not write it. As such, his spoken translation of the conversation was converted into a written text by another person.
Afzal guru was innocent
In a startling disclosure, NDTV dated January 15, 2020 reported, `Davinder Singh had faced allegations in the past that it was he who sent parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to Delhi and arranged logistics for the terrorists who attacked parliament on December 13, 2001’.It added, ` Whether arrested Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh had any role in the 2001 parliament attack could be a part of the investigations against him, a top officer said on Wednesday. The case has been handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Davinder Singh, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was arrested on Saturday in a car with three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
Guru’s letter to his lawyer reveals that he was a victim of conspiracy
Guru wrote a long letter to his lawyer that reveals how Davinder Singh tortured Kashmiri `suspects’ to get confessions.
Porous Pulwama evidence
Several questions, given heretofore come to mind about India’s `charge sheet’ on Pakistan: (a) Why did India bank on the FBI when it already possessed all communications from Pakistan? For instance, it intercepted the whole talk between military dictator Yahya Khan and his coterie during the East Pakistan/Bangladesh crisis. It intercepted Musharraf’s conversation with his generals while he was flying back from China to Pakistan. India blamed. Isn’t there a collusion between the FBI and India?(b) Why did India blame Pakistan even before the forensic-lab and National Investigation Agency investigation report? (c) Why are there differing reports about the weight of the RDX used? The Indian Express speculated `High-grade RDX explosive, weighing about 80 kilograms, was used in the suicide attack’. The Hindu estimated 100-150 kg.(d) Why was a private vehicle allowed to approach the scene of incident in violation of the CRPF Standing Operating Procedures? The CRPF’s Standing Operating Procedure required movement of up to 100 persons in a convoy. Why has the CRPF been moving such convoys, comprising more than 2,500 personnel each, on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. In the past fortnight, two such convoys had moved from Jammu to Srinagar. The latest was on February 4, with a convoy of 91 vehicles and 2,871 personnel’. (e) Why could the convoy not spot the lonely suicide vehicle trailing behind? (f) How did the terrorists know the convoy movement was delayed by two days? (g) How did they remain undetected while loading the vehicle with explosives the whole day? (h) Not only WhatsApp but also landlines have never been accessible even in Hindu-majority Jammu (occupied Kashmir). Then how come the FBI has told the NIA about the WhatsApp group operated by a member of the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad who was in contact with the people who carried out the attack on Pulwama? (i) According to the FBI, a man called Mohammed Hussain was operating the WhatsApp group, from Muzaffarabad. But the number was however registered under the name of Jameela from Budgam’ (INDIA NEWS NETWORK, August 27).
Evidence in all the incidents, including those mentioned above, is slipshod. It appears India is meticulously acting upon Tzu’s and Kautliya’s principles to hoodwink their own and foreign people. She believes in Hitler’s propaganda theorem: `The bigger the lie, the better the results. But, in the modern age of technology and shrunken global village, lies get exposed, soon or late, like Indian Chronicles. Hitler’s theorem is a bit anachronistic.
Richard Deacon says, ‘Truth twisting…unless it is conducted with caution and great attention to detail, it will inevitably fail, if practiced too often… It is not the deliberate lie which we have to fear (something propaganda), but the half-truth, the embellished truth and the truth dressed up to appear a something quite different’ (The Truth Twisters, London, Macdonald & Company (Publishers) Limited, 1986/1987, p. 8). He gives several examples of disinformation including subliminal disinformation by which the truth can be twisted so that the distortion is unconsciously absorbed by something which both television and radio commentators have subtly perfected’ (p. 9, ibid). In the USA, the Creel Committee, through false anti-German propaganda, turned pacifist Americans against Germans.
The US and India see Lashkar-e-Tyyaba behind every `terror’ act in Kashmir or elsewhere in India. But, documentary analysis shows secretive Mumbai trials were translucent (Davidson, Betrayal of India: Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence). To blindfold public opinion, India even serialized a drama on Mumbai attack (India Today February 26, 2020).. What did become of Davinder Singh’s investigation?