New report accuses Pakistan’s ISI of backing Afghan insurgents

June 13, 2010

us soldiersAccording to a new report published by the London School of Economics, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency not only funds and trains Taliban fighters in Afghanistan but is officially represented on the movement’s leadership council, giving it significant influence over operations.

The ISI has long been accused of backing the Taliban – an accusation Pakistan denies, saying this would make no sense when it is already fighting a bloody campaign against Islamist militants at home. But the report is worth reading for its wealth of detail on the perceptions held by Taliban commanders interviewed in the field. You can see the Reuters story on the report here and the full document (pdf) here.

The report, based on interviews with Taliban commanders, former senior Taliban ministers and Western and Afghan security officials, says research strongly suggested support for the Taliban was the “official policy” of the ISI. ”Pakistan appears to be playing a double-game of astonishing magnitude,” it says.  Interviews with Taliban commanders ”suggest that Pakistan continues to give extensive support to the insurgency in terms of funding, munitions and supplies.”

“These accounts were corroborated by former Taliban ministers, a Western analyst and a senior U.N. official based in Kabul, who said the Taliban largely depend on funding from the ISI and groups in Gulf countries,” the report, which was dismissed by Pakistani officials as spurious and unfounded, says.

Almost all of the Taliban commanders interviewed in the report believed the ISI was represented on the Quetta Shura, the Taliban’s supreme leadership council which Washington says is based in Pakistan. “Interviews strongly suggest that the ISI has representatives on the (Quetta) Shura, either as participants or observers, and the agency is thus involved at the highest level of the movement.”

“Pakistan’s apparent involvement in a double-game of this scale could have major geopolitical implications and could even provoke US counter-measures. However, the powerful role of the ISI, and parts of the Pakistani military, suggests that progress against the Afghan insurgency, or towards political engagement, requires their support. The only sure way to secure such cooperation is to address the fundamental causes of Pakistan’s insecurity, especially its latent and enduring conflict with India,” it says.

As discussed many times on this blog, most recently here, Pakistan is unlikely to act decisively against the Afghan Taliban without reassurances of a scaling back of India’s presence in Afghanistan.  It may have some ability to convince Afghan Taliban leaders to join peace talks by leaning on those who are based in Pakistan, or whose families live there, as and when it judges the timing is right.

But this influence does not extend to full control over the Taliban – as the book by Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban’s last ambassador to Islamabad, testifies, there is little love lost between the movement and Pakistan.  The report itself quoted a political analyst in Kandahar as saying that, ‘The Taliban is obliged to accept Pakistan’s demands – it needs their support, but is not their puppet.”

I caught up with the report’s author, Matt Waldman, in London, for a brief chat to find out what other views he had picked up from his interviews with Taliban commanders in the field.

He said some, but not all, the commanders he spoke to said the ISI support was given so as to undermine Indian influence in Afghanistan. But on the whole they appeared to be relatively unaware of the big geopolitical issues that are believed to drive Pakistan’s alleged support for the Taliban. There had been no mention, for example, of some of the accusations that Pakistan levels against India, of using its presence in Afghanistan to fund separatists in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan, or of working through Afghan intelligence to support the Pakistani Taliban – allegations New Delhi denies.

Rather, the commanders were focused on driving out foreign forces from Afghanistan, restoring sharia law and obtaining justice and security.  They did not  talk about the Taliban regaining power, or about fighting for them to have the right to run particular ministries; nor indeed about the position they might seek for their leader Mullah Muhammad Omar.  ”They didn’t talk about the Taliban regaining the reins of government,” he said.

Nor was there any sign of al Qaeda being a significant influence. None expressed any affection for al Qaeda and some acknowledged its role in the Taliban’s downfall in 2001. The United States said it decided to overthrow the Taliban in 2001 after their government had refused to hand over to Washington Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks. 

Waldman said those he spoke to wanted peace, but not at any cost. While he detected some reluctance to see an immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces — which could precipitate a civil war — the massive presence of troops was a major problem.  Some analysts say any withdrawal of foreign troops could lead to renewed fighting between non-Pashtuns once grouped in the former Northern Alliance and the Pashtun-dominated Taliban. Waldman however said that, “I never found any sort of hostility towards other ethnic groups.”

The commanders he spoke to wanted clean and honest government and the separation of men and women, including at work. They were happy to see girls’ education, but only up to a certain age. They were also well aware of factors running in their favour, including the unpopularity of the government and divisions in the international community about the Afghan war. “Although they are tired and war-weary, they feel a level of confidence in the eventual outcome,” he said.

He also noted that many of the factors driving the insurgency were domestic – including a sense that the government in Kabul was abusing its power through “predatory and exclusionary policies”  and a perception of aggression by foreign forces against the people of Afghanistan.  This suggested that taking the ISI out of the equation would not be enough to end the insurgency – although the report also said that any peace talks with the Afghan government would not succeed  without ISI support. “If you took the ISI out, it might make it possible to end the insurgency. But it does not end the insurgency.”

Comments

Umair,

I don’t think you should be concerned about Indian encirclement of pakistan, rather it should be encouraged.

let them build the infrastructure and escalate to put boots on the ground. This would be advatageous to Pakistan and should be encouraged.

One of the most amazing things about Indians (more so than all the other endless superlatives) is that they can sit in New York, Vancouver, Dubai, Kuwait city and know more about pakistani/pushtun/afghan sentiment than I do!

Pakistan is one of two pushtun countries in the world.
Karachi has more pushtuns than Kabul. more in pakistan than afghanistan.

Even Karzai refers to afpak as conjoined twins.
Here is a list of supreme executives of the country (not some ceremonial presidential position)

Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Zafarullah Khan, Liaqat Ali Khan, Feroz Khan. The list goes on and on in every sphere of pakistani life from media to military to governance to sports to commerce.

If indians think Afghans would welcome “idolator hindis” better than “atheist soviets” and “people of the book americans” better than “fellow pushtun” than they are sadly mistaken about the paktho code.

You should see how old, maimed, battle-hardened, afghan elders travel all the way to islamabad to pray at shah faisal mosque and offer prayers at zia-ul-haq’s mausoleum. It’s very touching.

Mortal,

The terriblly sad hunger problem in pakistan is no where near the magnitude of India. I will let you discover the freshest statistics yourself.

Posted by mirzausman | Report as abusive
 

Umairpk: ”All so-called reconstruction work in India is a way to establish itself in Pakistan’s other neighbourhood and encircle Pakistan”

Paranoia sets in when mind becomes criminal. If your countrymen have been scheming all the time to infiltrate, surround and sabotage against your neighbors, then even when they do normal things, it will appear like infiltration, being surrounded and sabotage. That is typical of people who cause harm to others. They begin to read everything as pay back. India is only doing normal things inside Afghanistan. It is your ISI that has been sending in suicide bombers to kill Indian construction workers and doctors inside Afghanistan.

If you are so much being encircled by India, then your country has been colluding with China building ports, getting nuke technology, fighter jets and what not. Here is a deal. Cut off your ties with China and we’ll get out of Afghanistan. Liberate Balochistan and Sindh. We will consider giving up Kashmir. Make a fair deal. Are you ready for it? You can’t have everything your way. You have to give something in order to take. Let us see if your country will pursue peaceful co-existence even after all that.

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Mirzausman: “I don’t think you should be concerned about Indian encirclement of pakistan, rather it should be encouraged.

let them build the infrastructure and escalate to put boots on the ground. This would be advatageous to Pakistan and should be encouraged.”

India is not at war in Afghanistan. So come out of the closet and look at the world without war mindset. Countries can interact commercially. Just our presence in Afghanistan is giving you guys upset stomachs. That itself shows the level of cowardice. Have you guys ever thought about India having a peaceful interaction with Afghanistan? We are helping them build infrastructure. In fact the Afghans want Indian mining companies to come and extract their newly found minerals. They are not asking Pakistan or even the US. That should tell you something.

“One of the most amazing things about Indians (more so than all the other endless superlatives) is that they can sit in New York, Vancouver, Dubai, Kuwait city and know more about pakistani/pushtun/afghan sentiment than I do!”

Your countrymen have done some much self damage to themselves that the whole world looks at you guys like criminals. Pakistanis in the US are pretending to be Indians in order to save themselves. The reputation is terrible and to know that one does not have to live in Pakistan. The fame has spread in all directions.

“Pakistan is one of two pushtun countries in the world.
Karachi has more pushtuns than Kabul. more in pakistan than afghanistan.”

That’s right. Soon Pakistan will become countries – one for Pashtuns and the other for the others.

“Even Karzai refers to afpak as conjoined twins.”

And he wants surgery as quickly as possible to detach his nation from the evil twin.

“Here is a list of supreme executives of the country (not some ceremonial presidential position)

Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Zafarullah Khan, Liaqat Ali Khan, Feroz Khan. The list goes on and on in every sphere of pakistani life from media to military to governance to sports to commerce.”

You forgot Tikka Khan – the Butcher of East Pakistan!
And you do not like Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan who was called as “Frontier Gandhi.” Both Jinnah and the British hated him because Khan was against the formation of Pakistan using religion as an excuse.

“If indians think Afghans would welcome “idolator hindis” better than “atheist soviets” and “people of the book americans” better than “fellow pushtun” than they are sadly mistaken about the paktho code.”

So it all boils down to Madrasa based foreign policy. It is Wahabi Sunni Muslims versus others. If you are so concerned about religion of others then explain to me how your country is seeking the friendship and co-operation of the “Godless”, Communist China. Or did the Chinese convert recently? Why this double standard?

“You should see how old, maimed, battle-hardened, afghan elders travel all the way to islamabad to pray at shah faisal mosque and offer prayers at zia-ul-haq’s mausoleum. It’s very touching.”

Yeah we are seeing some of them blowing themselves up in Peshawar taking fellow Muslims to Heaven. Quite a touching brotherhood embrace. Aren’t the Pakistan Taliban fellow Muslims? Or did they convert to “Hinduism?” How come your military is justified in killing fellow Muslims in a nation formed for Muslims? Do not assume that others do not think for themselves. If you have a principle, follow it first.

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@”The terriblly sad hunger problem in pakistan is no where near the magnitude of India. I will let you discover the freshest statistics yourself”
Posted by mirzausman

Here are the latest stats:
% of Pakistan’s population below poverty line: 38% (2009)
% of India’s population below poverty line: 24% (2010)
Projected % of population below poverty line (2015): Pakistan – 45%, India – 21%

Let’s not make this a debate about which country has more poor & hungry because we all know that both have plenty. Poverty no matter where, is unfortunate & it’s eradication should be of the highest priority for any nation.

Posted by Mortal1 | Report as abusive
 

@”One of the most amazing things about Indians (more so than all the other endless superlatives) is that they can sit in New York, Vancouver, Dubai, Kuwait city and know more about pakistani/pushtun/afghan sentiment than I do!”

I live & work in New York city where there’s an Afghan operated cofee/doughnut/bagle cart on the corner of almost every street (90% of the cofee cart operating licenses have been reserved for Afghans since the end of the Afghan war). Needless to say, I’ve bought a lot of cofee from these carts over the years & talked to a lot of Afghans as well. I’m not exaggerating by any means when I say that I’ve yet to come across a single Afghan, who does not curse Pakistan for ruining their country & is grateful to India for builiding it again.

Posted by Mortal1 | Report as abusive
 

Have you guys ever thought about India having a peaceful interaction with Afghanistan?

>> Where was good india’s brotherly love for afghans when they were being killed by friends soviets? what was peaceful about your support of northern alliance?

We are helping them build infrastructure. In fact the Afghans want Indian mining companies to come and extract their newly found minerals.

>> hmmm… I see someone is interested in lithium. don’t forget to support mining operations with troops — lots of troops. you will need them.

They are not asking Pakistan or even the US. That should tell you something.

“One of the most amazing things about Indians (more so than all the other endless superlatives) is that they can sit in New York, Vancouver, Dubai, Kuwait city and know more about pakistani/pushtun/afghan sentiment than I do!”

Your countrymen have done some much self damage to themselves that the whole world looks at you guys like criminals. Pakistanis in the US are pretending to be Indians in order to save themselves. The reputation is terrible and to know that one does not have to live in Pakistan. The fame has spread in all directions.

>> again, how do you know pushtun sentiment?

“Pakistan is one of two pushtun countries in the world.
Karachi has more pushtuns than Kabul. more in pakistan than afghanistan.”

That’s right. Soon Pakistan will become countries – one for Pashtuns and the other for the others.

>> can i get a timeline? I hate surprises.

“Even Karzai refers to afpak as conjoined twins.”

“Here is a list of supreme executives of the country (not some ceremonial presidential position)

Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Zafarullah Khan, Liaqat Ali Khan, Feroz Khan. The list goes on and on in every sphere of pakistani life from media to military to governance to sports to commerce.”

You forgot Tikka Khan – the Butcher of East Pakistan!
And you do not like Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan who was called as “Frontier Gandhi.” Both Jinnah and the British hated him because Khan was against the formation of Pakistan using religion as an excuse.

>> your point? khans are a fabric of pakistan was my point, good or bad.

“If indians think Afghans would welcome “idolator hindis” better than “atheist soviets” and “people of the book americans” better than “fellow pushtun” than they are sadly mistaken about the paktho code.”

So it all boils down to Madrasa based foreign policy. It is Wahabi Sunni Muslims versus others. If you are so concerned about religion of others then explain to me how your country is seeking the friendship and co-operation of the “Godless”, Communist China. Or did the Chinese convert recently? Why this double standard?

>> there is a reason why those words are in quotes genius. this is how the AFGHANS see the world for last 1000 years: zan, zar, zameen. of course you know their sentiment intimately so you would already know that.

This is what a quote looks like ———-> ”

Just wondering. why is paksitan’s support of one faction evil but india’s support of northern alliance wonderful?

When will the hypocritical self-righteousness end?

At any rate, please continue escalating involvement in afghanistan. As a superpower it is imperative that you sort out the neighborhood. Nothing could be more desirable if you know what I mean. ;)

Love.
Mirza

Posted by mirzausman | Report as abusive
 

Mortal ,
thanks for posting the statistics on poverty.
Some times when I see the billions of dollars of beggar money /
ransom paks collect from US, I think about how such massive aid per capita would be put to good use by India. Paks use it for more terrorism, war mongering.

Look at the racist language of the paks. India seeks a stable, friendly Afghanistan whereas the paks desire a colony.

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I live & work in New York city where there’s an Afghan operated cofee/doughnut/bagle cart on the corner of almost every street (90% of the cofee cart operating licenses have been reserved for Afghans since the end of the Afghan war). Needless to say, I’ve bought a lot of cofee from these carts over the years & talked to a lot of Afghans as well. I’m not exaggerating by any means when I say that I’ve yet to come across a single Afghan, who does not curse Pakistan for ruining their country & is grateful to India for builiding it again.

>> it’s called customer relations management. don’t underestimate the brother, he probably has a Siebel CRM application running under the cart. He probably has you profiled in the following manner.

Mortal Singh – prefers percentages OVER totals, make sure to trash pak and buys extra samosa with coffee.”

Rajeev Singh – brings many fellow male-dancer friends from local chukka club. Always has chocalate around face but never buys chocalates. Brings lots of business but driving away other clientele. Note to Inventory – order more produce “tossed salad”.

KP Singh – very good customer, even offers to fix cart out of genuine goodness of heart. Always offer tablets and napkin for foam around mouth. insult pak and double profit.

Seeker – lonely, ranting boy always in foul mood. never buys – don’t waste time, always ignore.

Mirza – alhumduhlillah, finally a brother. hush away loitering leatard-wearing dancers and offer free tea, talk about homeland and reminisce.

Mortal, all jokes aside, your sample of 1 is much more reliable that my sample of 30 million pushtun of pakistan.

Posted by mirzausman | Report as abusive
 

Let’s not make this a debate about which country has more poor & hungry because we all know that both have plenty. Poverty no matter where, is unfortunate & it’s eradication should be of the highest priority for any nation.

>> could not agree more. why percentages this time, why not absolute totals like last time? :)

out of scope, don’t worry about it.

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@Mirza, Umair,

You can create Pakistan into any kind of country you want.

Is it possible for you Paks to just keep the stench and rot of your country within your borders please? Please do not export any more terrorism and quit taking taxpayer money from poor U.S. families, while your agencies facilitate their butcher next door. Stay to yourself, within your borders and do not bother any body. Is that possible..if it is…the world will not care for Pakistan, we won’t even mention your name.

You guys make good textile, masalas and what not, please stick to that sort of thing…please avoid politics.

Posted by G-W | Report as abusive
 

@”Mirza – alhumduhlillah, finally a brother. hush away loitering leatard-wearing dancers and offer free tea, talk about homeland and reminisce”

Naah, it’s more like:

Mirza/any Pakistani Punjabi – You made my day! Give him that “speacial” cup of cofee mixed with a particular yellow-colored bodily fluid, offer a free encore & burst into laughter while he walks away, gulping down his “cofee” :)

@”Mortal, all jokes aside, your sample of 1 is much more reliable that my sample of 30 million pushtun of pakistan”

Mirza, all jokes aside, I never said 1. It’s actually more like 100 & I’m talking about afghans here. So, you’ve spoken to each of the 30 million pashtuns of Pakistan?

@”why percentages this time, why not absolute totals like last time?”

Because that’s how a nation’s poverty rate is measured.

Posted by Mortal1 | Report as abusive
 

Poverty is irrelevant. Every country has its poor. That does not mean they drop everything just to eradicate poverty. The US does not stop operating abroad because a few folks live in projects and trailer parks.

Countries have to guard their interests. Nothing wrong with India protecting its interests by sending aid to Afghanistan. Far better than Pakistan protecting its interests by sending insurgents instead.

Posted by kEiThZ | Report as abusive
 

No one is making any progress with mullahusman here!
He beats umair by whole 9 yards.
Same racist, supremacist rant…..but no shame in being beggar terrorists of the world.
Or should I say terrorist beggars?
Mullahusman, stop begging.. And try to stand in your own. Wouldn’t last a few days even.

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Mirza/any Pakistani Punjabi – You made my day! Give him that “speacial” cup of cofee mixed with a particular yellow-colored bodily fluid, offer a free encore & burst into laughter while he walks away, gulping down his “cofee”

Don’t tell me mortal-singh !!! He mixed Gau Jal Soda ???

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_an d_style/food_and_drink/article5707554.ec e

Posted by mirzausman | Report as abusive
 

Mullahusman here shows why “Pakistan”s destiny will only be downward. Combine Somalia and n Korea multiply several times for chaos.

Posted by Seekeroftruth | Report as abusive
 

Which is better hindians drinking their own cow jal soda or pakis making a living by using their tongues to lick the excretory orifice of Gora and making a living out of the spit ?? LOL!!

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@”Don’t tell me mortal-singh !!! He mixed Gau Jal Soda ???”
Posted by mirzausman

Not necessarily! Could also be this:

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/83423

Posted by Mortal1 | Report as abusive
 

If response from Sikhs re: your blue star post was not enough…

Here is big tight slap right across your face Mirza from another Sikh

http://www.cricinfo.com/asia2010/content  /image/463937.html?page=1

If you have any shame and are son of a single father, you will get the f*ck out of this blog now. You have already brought the level of this blog to your abysmal levels.

Posted by Seth09 | Report as abusive
 

I apologize everybody for using strong language but that troll has really brought down the standard of this blog.

I’ll be more than happy to have some level of moderation back to this site. There are many forums for that kind of sh*t and those who enjoy it, should go and feast there.

Posted by Seth09 | Report as abusive
 

Not necessarily! Could also be this:

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/83423

what a blessed brother! so the afghan brother was just looking after me. I told you mortal singh! :)

Posted by mirzausman | Report as abusive
 

“I apologize everybody for using strong language but but but but it’s the pakistanis fault.”

Typical.

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@btw, Pakistani media broke the news about Kasab’s faridkot connection.
Posted by mirzausman

—Let us be clear about it.

It was NOT Pakistan media that broke the news.

It was media from BBC and the Observer in England who broke the news. They got access to voter’ list.

Pakistan media confirmed the reports.

One site that you may like about this is:

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn -content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/reve aling-the-faridkot-mumbai-link-wk

Posted by RajeevK | Report as abusive
 

Umair/Mirza:

So the latest twist by Umair/MIrza is that Indians are sick of Pakistan because of Mumbai attack…..just one reason!!!!

you need to know the fact that Mumbai is a dot on the graph and had Kasab not been caught and evidence were not available, that would have gone unnoticed like many other routine bombings in India by Pakistan-based army of terrorists. Who better knows than Umair about sleeper cells.

Indians are not upset just because of Mumbai incident, it is the long history of terrorism by Pakistan in India that is the reason. Pakistan-sponsored terrorists have been doing this since 1989 in kashmir. Pakistan actively supported Sikh militancy in Indian Punjab for 15yrs and most of those years not a day went without someone getting killed. Some of those top terrorists are sitting in Pakistan. Have we not chatted already about Pakistan’s role in Punjab militancy?

@They are wonderful people just like us, I had roommate from Mumbai, we lived literally like one family. Save a few guys on this blog, the problem is the Indian leadership, I persoanly hate Indra Gandhi, Nehru wasn’t that bad, and Hindu extremists today like RSS, VHP etc are the problem.”

— Oh a sweet phase here! Buckle up for the next phase. I think we have same views on Pakistani people, Pakistan leadership (which essentially is PA) and Islamic terrorism.

NOW om terrorism:

–You have the nerve to say all this about Hindu extremists only (who have not crossed the border). But remain silent on Islamic groups who cross border into India.

Remind me again, were u not the one who posted some youtube link and asked Indian posters about what they think about VHP et al. Indians, including myself, came back and said clearly that they condemn the fundamentalism by these organizations, and that their supporters are a small minority. In turn you were asked to condemn Islamic fundamentalism by LeT, JeM and other hyphenated group from Pakistani soil. We heard deafening silence. It is shame, to put it politely.

Posted by RajeevK | Report as abusive
 

@Poverty is irrelevant. Every country has its poor. That does not mean they drop everything just to eradicate poverty. The US does not stop operating abroad because a few folks live in projects and trailer parks.

Countries have to guard their interests. Nothing wrong with India protecting its interests by sending aid to Afghanistan. Far better than Pakistan protecting its interests by sending insurgents instead.
Posted by kEiThZ

—Agree with Keith.

Guys, let us not fight with Pakistanis over poverty by getting into micro details. Why don’t we agree that Pakistan is richer, has better literacy rate, more safe, better economy than India. Well they know the facts already. Nothing annoys such people than agreeing with them.

Posted by RajeevK | Report as abusive
 

Mirza, all jokes aside, I never said 1. It’s actually more like 100 & I’m talking about afghans here. So, you’ve spoken to each of the 30 million pashtuns of Pakistan?

>> that’s my point.. your conversation sample is not equal to the evidence of 30 million patriotic pushtuns in pakistan brothers of 20 million pushtun in afghanistan.

@”why percentages this time, why not absolute totals like last time?”

Because that’s how a nation’s poverty rate is measured.

>> absolute totals are not measured for poverty huh? okay.

>> by the way i am not punjabi, i have fam in isloo because pakistanis can work/travel freely in various provinces unlike kashmir, naxal controlled regions and the shiv sena mumbai.

also gentlemen, please lets keep it clean otherwise i will leave.

Posted by mirzausman | Report as abusive
 

I agree w you Seth
umair maintained a level of dignity despite intense discussions. Mullausman is a different story.

Posted by Seekeroftruth | Report as abusive
 

umair maintained a level of dignity despite intense discussions. Mullausman is a different story.

>> That’s right. In your wildest dreams you haven’t met a paki like me!

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Is pakistan responsible for all of these separatist movements?

Andhra Pradesh
o Political party: Jai Andhra
* Arunachal Pradesh
o Rebel organization: Arunachal Dragon Force
o Proposed autonomous region: Teola country
* Assam
Bodoland, Dimasaland, Kamtapur, Karbi below.
o Rebel organization: United Liberation Front of Assam, Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam
* Bandera Bodoland.svg Bodoland
o Political parties: National Democratic Front of Bodoland
* Dimasaland
o Political party: Dima Halim Daogah (Two factions)
* Garo
o Rebel organizations: People’s Liberation Front of Meghalaya/Achik National Volunteer Council
o Proposed autonomous region: Achikland
* Jammu and Kashmir – (Occupied/Disputed Area)
o Rebel organizations: Lashkar-e-Toiba, Harkat-ul-mujahideen
o Proposed state: Unification with Pakistan
o Political organizations: All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front
o Proposed state: Independent State of Kashmir
* Kamtapur
o Political party: Kamtapur Peoples Party (political wing of KLO)
o Rebel organizations: Kamtapur Liberation Organisation, Koch-Rajbongshi Liberation Organisation
o Proposed autonomous region: Kamtapur state curved out of West Bengal
* Karbi
o Rebel organization: Karbi National Volunteers, United People’s Democratic Solidarity
o Proposed autonomous region: Karbi-Anglong
* Nagaland
o Rebel organization: National Socialist Council of Nagaland
o Government-in-exile: Government of the People’s Republic of Nagaland
o Proposed state: Nagalim, or Peoples Republic of Nagaland
* Manipur
o Rebel organizations: Hmar People’s Convention–Democrat, Manipur People’s Liberation Front, United National Liberation Front, Revolutionary People’s Front of Manipur, People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak
* Mizoram
o Rebel organizations: Zomi Revolutionary Organization, Mizoram Farmers Liberation Force
o Proposed state: Zozam
* Punjab
o Proposed state: Khalistan
o Rebel organizations: Khalistan Commando Force, Babbar Khalsa International, Khalistan Zindabad Force, International Sikh Youth Federation, Khalistan Liberation Force
* Tamil Nadu
o Rebel organizations: Tamil National Retrieval Troops, Tamil Nadu Liberation Army
* Tripura
o Rebel organizations: National Liberation Front of Tripura (two factions operating), All Tripura Tiger Force
* Vidarbha
o Political parties: Vidarbha Rajya Party, Vidarbha Vikas Party, seeking to separate Vidarbha from Maharashtra.
* Zomi
o Political parties: Zomi National Congress

Northeastern India
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)
Naga National Council-Federal (NNCF)
National Council of Nagaland-Khaplang
United Liberation Front of Asom
People’s Liberation Army
(Manipur)
Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL)
Zomi Revolutionary Front
Kashmir
Awami Action Committee (AAC)
Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP)
Students Islamic Movement of India
North India
Babbar Khalsa
Bhindranwala Tigers Force of Khalistan
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
Dashmesh Regiment
International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
Kamagata Maru Dal of Khalistan
Khalistan Armed Force
Khalistan Liberation Force
Khalistan Commando Force
Khalistan Liberation Army
Khalistan Liberation Front
Khalistan Liberation Organisation
Khalistan National Army
Khalistan Guerilla Force
Khalistan Security Force
Khalistan Zindabad Force
Shaheed Khalsa Force
Central India
People’s war group
Balbir militias
Naxals
Ranvir Sena

Posted by mirzausman | Report as abusive
 

Mirza,

Sorry to inform you but a majority of the separatist outfits listed by you above, are obsolete/non-existent/inert/non-function al/irrelevant.

Posted by Mortal1 | Report as abusive
 

Mortal:
“Sorry to inform you but a majority of the separatist outfits listed by you above, are obsolete/non-existent/inert/non-function al/irrelevant.”

-If even a fraction of the sepratist organizations that Usman listed were functioning, imagine the reality of India. Infact India is started to look like a failed state, a dozen sepratist movements, Hindutva supporters, poverty levels and inability to forge better relations with neighbours.

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Usman did you forget to list the all important SIMI- Student Islamic movement of India?

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Well we have the balls to codemn Hindu extremism, have Pakis lost their pair or what. MFs

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@mirzausman

@Is pakistan responsible for all of these separatist movements?”
–Not all, some. All the obsolete movements from Punjab in the end of the list were known to be supported by Pakistan. “Balbir militias”….lol….

let me ask you this: tell us which movements are supported by Pakistan in India.

Why did u not list LeT, JeM run by Pakistan? Is that careful omission?

Do you condemn terrorism by LeT type groups who belong to Pakistan, not Kashmir (hence terrorists)? Umair does not condemn them. I am wondering how is it possible that one can condemn Mumabi terrorism by 10 terrorists from LeT, and keep mouth shut about the organization.

Well we have the balls to codemn Hindu extremism, even though these groups like VHP has nothing to do with Pakistan. Seems like most Pakis have lost their pair on condemning India-specific terrorism. A shining example is UMAIR. He can give everyone here BS about religion, morality and practice not a speck of it.

Let us see what Mirza got especially that he condemns Mumabi terrorism.

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ABOVE ALL

what does this all has to do with the blog that Pakistan’s ISI supports Afghan insurgents.

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@If even a fraction of the sepratist organizations that Usman listed were functioning, imagine the reality of India. Infact India is started to look like a failed state, a dozen sepratist movements, Hindutva supporters, poverty levels and inability to forge better relations with neighbours.
Posted by Umairpk

—If India is a failed state then Pakistan has disappeared.

Indians (at least from this blog) have the balls to condemn religious extremism of all kinds, while you support Islamic terrorism (except those who are anti-Pak) big time, is a huge difference.

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Well we have the balls to codemn Hindu extremism, have Pakis lost their pair or what. MFs

>> There you go talking about balls again. I think you posted in the wrong forum.
MF’s > your problem is you are so ‘engaged’ with the other male-dancers from your dance-class that you can’t recall your comment about pakistan of supporting indian separatists in punjab. This is understandable since getting pounded from 6 different directions can be a bit distracting.

Let us see what Mirza got especially that he condemns Mumabi terrorism

>> Again, due to your ‘multi-tasking’, you have not read my linked posts on pakistan’s policies. It doesn’t matter, even if I condemn mumbai, I am accused of deception/duplicity/evil etc. get those balls out of your leatard dancing pants and pay attention.

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Mirza,

Sorry to inform you but a majority of the separatist outfits listed by you above, are obsolete/non-existent/inert/non-function al/irrelevant

>> boss, they are from your favorite – wikipedia. The question was are all of these greivances whether defunct or active generated by the almighty ISI ?

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It’s not that we bring up the matter of money but it’s rather your insecurity, complex & ultra-sensitivity as a Pakistani that you seem to misinterpret what we mean & give it a material twist. It’s sort of a “have/have not” complex. For instance, I told you on another forum that sikhs have moved on from 1984 & today the sikh community is one of the most prosperous communities in India. You made it out to be as an issue of money whereas I was merely pointing at one of the most important macro indicators of happiness of any particular group of people, be it a country or a community within a country. There’s a direct corelation between economic prosperity & happiness/peace & that’s the reason why there’s generally more happiness/peace amongst people liivng in more prosperous countries than the one’s who aren’t prosperous.

>> so happiness as indicated by macro/micro aggregators by way of per per per per capita income compensates for defiling the golden temple by indian army. I have no problem if this is how you feel. However for complexed-muslims (according to your psychoanalysis), all the wealth in the world is not enough for indian govt. to defile our holiest sites. Let’s notch this up to “cultural differences”.

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Usman did you forget to list the all important SIMI- Student Islamic movement of India?

Umair, I have long suspected that you are an ISI agent. everyone know all muslims in India are perfectly content.

The powerful prejident is muslim/dalit etc.
Shah Rukh Khan is king of bollywood.
Premji is rich.
Ajjaruddin was captain.

End of story.

Tokenism is a wonderful thing.

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Why did u not list LeT, JeM run by Pakistan? Is that careful omission?

>> I condemn them all LeT, JeM and their root cause – Indian suffocation of disputed kashmir’s self-determination by way of torture, ra_pe, fake encounters, curfews, election rigging, media blackout, NGO bans, theft, legal & illegal searches, framing, so_domy, child physical and se_ual abuse, fraud, false-promises, ethnic cleansing, humiliation, subjugation, hegemony, draconian protest laws, kidnapping, assault, battery, entrapment, and cold-blooded, premeditated, wholesale murder [1].

Mirza

[1] http://reformistani.wordpress.com/2009/0 4/04/indian-perception-pakistan-brutaliz ing-kashmiris/

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If we are going to talk about failing states there’s only one authoritative index: the failed states index.

http://www.fundforpeace.org/web/index.ph p?option=com_content&task=view&id=99&Ite mid=140

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ountries_by_Failed_States_Index?wasRedir ected=true

Pakistan is tenth on the list. India is 87th. The number of insurgent groups scarcely matters. It’s how effective they are. I would suggest that Pakistan is ranked higher because groups like the TTP are far better at what they do than groups like the Naxalites.

Every country has separatists. They are only relevant when they are effective. At round table discussions, even Pakistani officers have suggested that the Indian handling of the Naxalites offers them a model for how to deal with the Taliban. True or not, the groups in India scarcely pose an existential threat.

Most importantly, groups in India aren’t threatening global peace and security. They aren’t harbouring or generating terrorists who kill citizens of neighboring countries

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@”Infact India is started to look like a failed state”
Posted by Umairpk

LMAO! Yes, you’re right about that, Umair. I can actually imagine something like this being taught in Pakistani schools:

Failed States: 1) India 2) United States 3) Israel

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@”so happiness as indicated by macro/micro aggregators by way of per per per per capita income compensates for defiling the golden temple by indian army. I have no problem if this is how you feel” Posted by mirzausman

The perpetrator of blue star recieved her retribution within months of the operation & has been dead for over 25 yrs. I know it’s a wet dream of Pakistanis like you to see sikhs turn against India but sorry, it ain’t happening. BTW, didn’t an operation similar to blue star, happen in the Red mosque in Islamabad a couple of years ago, when the holy mosque was defiled by the Pak army? The last time I checked, the perpetrator of that operation was playing golf & giving lectures in london. How come no ‘payback’ there?
Anyways, as I said earlier, sikhs have moved on from 1984 a long time ago & are living happily & peacefully with their hindu, muslim, christian, buddhist etc brothers in India & progressing with the rest of the country. So, just cut this cr*p already, will you! Also, cut all the gay bullsh*t & personal attacks refferenced to Rajeev. I don’t mind a touch of humor but that’s really NOT FUNNY!

@”I condemn them all LeT, JeM and their root cause – Indian suffocation of disputed kashmir’s self-determination by way of torture, ra_pe, fake encounters”

No, no, no! Their real root cause is the blind ambition of your military establishment to “bleed India with a thousand cuts”, break it & avenge 1971. You are fooling no one but yourself by passing of these Punjabi terrorist outfits, created by your army, as Kashmiri freedom fighters. Their only objective is to inflict maximum damage on India & kill as many Indians as possible. So, let’s just be clear about that.

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@”Infact India is started to look like a failed state”
Posted by Umairpk

LMAO! Yes, you’re right about that, Umair. I can actually imagine something like this being taught in Pakistani schools:

Failed States: 1) India 2) United States 3) Israel

>>United states/Israel have insurgent separatist movements? hundreds of million hungry? Does US have bad relations with Canada/Mexico?

Did your “100 kashmiri chai vendor friends” tell you this?

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Guys, mortal, Keithz,

Let’s all immigrate to Pakistan, for it is the land of milk and honey. We can covert once we get there, there is lots of food everywhere, clean water, well maintained infrastructure, a modern education with a functioning democracy, a government that takes care of its people and has good relations with all of its neighbours. It also has a army that answers to the will of its democratic government. The people of Pakistan are very moderate and very accepting of all religions and minorities. The educated in pakistan do not want to immigrate any where, they just love it there. The best of all, Pakistan has no terrorism, no hate in its society, all is honest, open, everybody accepts responsiblity, loves all of their neighours and above all, love India, U.S. and Israel.

There is no pecking order in pakistan, the punjabi’s share everything with minorities, from resources to politics and work together to have the best functioning democracy in the world.

Pakistan is also a center of production excellence and brain power, where some of the best and brightest never want to leave.

Above all, Pakistan has the most solid economy in the world, as it never takes economic handouts and has no national debt whatsoever. With all of the excess money it creates, it feeds the poor, helps its neighbours in Afghanistan rebuild and modernizes its education system to be among the best in the world.

In short, ever inch of Pakistani soil is productive, friendly, open-minded for the sole purpose of keeping its citizens happy and keeping brotherly relations with India.

India, the U.S. Israel and others only hope to be one percent of the monumental greatness that Pakistan has achieved.

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The perpetrator of blue star recieved her retribution within months of the operation & has been dead for over 25 yrs.

>> the murderers of sikhs after the perpetrator’s well-deserved death roam free.

BTW, didn’t an operation similar to blue star, happen in the Red mosque in Islamabad a couple of years ago, when the holy mosque was defiled by the Pak army? The last time I checked, the perpetrator of that operation was playing golf & giving lectures in london. How come no ‘payback’ there?

>> Not analogous. He lost his ‘presidency’, lost his popularity and lives in self-imposed exile. Req Mosque – not equivalent to the holiest temple in sikh religion. artillery army and tanks not equivalent to special forces. death toll not remotely close, no indiscriminate residential artillery , no state-sponsored pogrom of 5000+. sorry.

Anyways, as I said earlier, sikhs have moved on from 1984 a long time ago & are living happily & peacefully with their hindu, muslim, christian, buddhist

>> (Muslims in 2002, Naxals, Assamese, Christians in 2010, but don’t worry 2010 will be “stale data” soon)

etc brothers in India & progressing with the rest of the country. So, just cut this cr*p already, will you!

>> i understand that – my point was about our cultural differences vis-a-vis mortal singh per capita happiness index.

Also, cut all the gay bullsh*t & personal attacks refferenced to Rajeev. I don’t mind a touch of humor but that’s really NOT FUNNY!

>> of all the things you have ever stated to me, this was most hurtful. for your kind information, Rajeev is NOT gay bullsh_t sir. I object in the strongest terms to reuter moderators. Rajeev is a proud indian man in the west and his lifestyle is not to be denigrated. he is just like the rest of us, he puts his pants on by lifting one leg at a time.

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@”>>United states/Israel have insurgent separatist movements? hundreds of million hungry? Does US have bad relations with Canada/Mexico?
Did your “100 kashmiri chai vendor friends” tell you this?” Posted by mirzausman

You missed my point dummy:

Countries hated by Pakistanis = Failed States = Pakistanis sleeping better at night

@G-W: I’m game! Let’s all just move to to the pure promised land. I’m sure, our buddies Umair & Mirza will help us settle down :)

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@”the murderers of sikhs after the perpetrator’s well-deserved death roam free”

OK, so now we’re moving from ‘blue star’ to the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assasination? Anyways, the perpetrator of those attacks has also been dead for 20 yrs. End of story!

@”Not analogous. He lost his ‘presidency’, lost his popularity and lives in self-imposed exile. Req Mosque – not equivalent to the holiest temple in sikh religion. artillery army and tanks not equivalent to special forces. death toll not remotely close, no indiscriminate residential artillery , no state-sponsored pogrom of 5000+. sorry”

A self-imposed exile & a life of luxury in london. That’s quite a punishment! A place of worship is a place of worship & how was it (red mosque seige) not state sponsored? wasn’t Musharraf the president of Pakistan?

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Mirza:

@So, just cut this cr*p already, will you! Also, cut all the gay bullsh*t & personal attacks refferenced to Rajeev. I don’t mind a touch of humor but that’s really NOT FUNNY!”
–Mortal

Mortal: lol…I have ignored him once, but the guy is persistent. It is making me laugh than anything else.

Mirza says:
@Rajeev is NOT gay bullsh_t sir. I object in the strongest terms to reuter moderators.”

–LMAO Mirza you are right, gay is not my life style. But Mirza bhai, I respect your life style—after all gay does not mean bad if you are. I will not object to Reuters—LGBT is a personal life style, Being in the West I have no objection nor does Reuters. So carry on.

@”get those balls out of your leatard dancing pants and pay attention.”
–posted by Mirza
–As much as you may picture me leotards, I am not giving you, what I will take out, to you. Go ask someone else. Didn’t you allude to earlier that you get a lot of ga$s in Karachi? Mirza bhai I respect your lifestyle, so should you!

@Rajeev Singh – brings many fellow male-dancer friends from local chukka club. Always has chocalate around face but never buys chocalates. Brings lots of business but driving away other clientele. Note to Inventory – order more produce “tossed salad”.
–Mirza, I am going to bring your those 2 Pakistani sisters so that they see how their bro Mirxa helps toss that Afghhan’s salad. 30million will be lot of work for you. LMAO. Don’t forget to breathe. ewwww!

@This is understandable since getting pounded from 6 different directions can be a bit distracting.”
—TUT TUT! Stealing my line thrown at you, eh! you lost all my respect.

@ I condemn them all LeT, JeM and their root cause – Indian suffocation of disputed kashmir’s self-determination by way of torture, ra_pe, fake encounters, curfews, election rigging, media blackout, NGO bans, theft, legal & illegal searches, framing, so_domy, child physical and se_ual abuse, fraud, false-promises, ethnic cleansing, humiliation, subjugation, hegemony, draconian protest laws, kidnapping, assault, battery, entrapment, and cold-blooded, premeditated, wholesale murder [1].”
–wow! that’s quite a big hyphen [BUT] of Mirza. So lil condemnation and so big the list of reasons that followed. In other words you are telling that these terrorists exist for a reason. How is this any different from what these terrorists say. Does this not amount to supporting them? Plainly pathetic! Don’t throw that kitchen sink of a link from your site. I got Milonga tonight—dancing with your pakistani sisters-so no time for dozens of links. BTW one is from Karachi and the other Lahore.

So do you condemn LeT, JeM —YES or NO. Either cut paste from your link or type. So far you on condemning the LeT and JeM terrorists–FAIL!

@ It doesn’t matter, even if I condemn mumbai, I am accused of deception/duplicity/evil etc.”
–It matters. Point is not condemning just one act but the whole organization(s). If you stop being a whiny boy what Indians will accuse you of this or that after you say something, you would end up expressing yourself. We Indians will be after you anyway lol.

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@MirzaUsman,

Did you ever think, so many people in India, so many different religions, so many supposed “separatist” movements, yet India has managed to make minorities prime ministers, put satellites and people into space, managed the largest functioning democracy in the world and also has the most liked and preferred S.Asian diaspora in the UK, US, Canada and elsewhere? All this chaos, yet India seems to be churning out some of the best and brightest and most sought after by the West for brain power?

Despite all of these “problems” India has..it somehow has managed to create a very large functioning economy and probably the most integratable, successful and likeable immigrants India has to offer…ie…Punjabi, Hindu, Sikhs, Mushlims, Buddhists…all these from India…

All this trouble with India, yet India has no state born terrorists that are harming any country in the world….nor are there any terrorists from Indian soil out to harm innocents drinking coffee, or trying to do 911 types acts on others…..how can such a large and dysfunctional country on paper be such a large and well functioning country with such productive people……India is such an anomaly…..all this….must be lies told by the Zionist media to make Pakistan look bad.

Still with all of these insurmountable problems…there are no religious based terror training camps, India is not begging for cash from IMF…but is in fact spending billions helping Afghans….how can this anomaly be true???…these are fabrications again by the media…to make the great pure country of Pakistan look bad.

On top of all of these problems…the U.S. actually likes India despite all of its horrible short comings…again…all staged to make Pakistan look bad somehow.

It is in fact Pakistan that is the world class leader to greatness and peace in any and all fields.

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Here are some of the reasons my small, weak, innocent country has issues with a large, strong, brutal neighbor.
This whole issue is not about economy but justice, humanity and morality. We pakistanis want peace and justice, that is it.

Look what your superpower has done to a neighborhood full of India’s victims.

•India swallowed Junagarh on the basis of majority hindu against the wishes of its nawab who had acceeded to Pakistan.
•India swallowed Hyderabad on the basis of majority hindu against the wishes of its nizam
•India swallowed Kashmir on the basis of the maharaja ‘wishes’ irrespective of the muslim majority’s wishes. The instrument of ascension was claimed to be “lost”.
•India swallowed the princely state of Bantva-Manavadar and it 26 muslim villages.
•India invaded and absorbed Goa 4,000 Portugese security with a force of 30,000 on the basis of a foreign presence on “republic of India’s” land.
•India annexed Sikkhim by formenting a coup against the Buddhist king manipulating the grievances of his subjects. The prime minister that supported India was labelled a traitor by his own people. 5000 Indian soldiers stormed a force of 243. 1 nineteen year old palace guard was killed. Sikkhim the tiny country was no more.
•India withheld Pakistan’s share of funds and resources from the very beginning of its birth. The newborn nation financed its treasury with donated silverware from citizens and funds from the Nizam of Hyderabad.
•India withheld 297 trainloads of supplies allocated to Pakistan. (3 trainloads were sent with scrap).
•India has always supported “Baluchistan liberation army” and related terror outfits.
•India rampaged through the sacred sikh golden temple, killed sikh leaders and humiliated its followers.
•India used artillery against its own Sikh people in the religious residential area of Amristar
•Indian police and para-military stood by idly as 3000+ Sikhs were murdered during the Sikh Riots.
•India government stood by idly as the destruction of Babri Masjid took place
•Indian state government of Gujrat headed by Modi committed a state-sponsored pogrom in gujrat killing 2000+ Muslims and displacing 100,000.
•India sent their military to sri lanka and massacred both the Sinhalese and the Tamils in Velvettiturai and Trincomalee
•India armed and supported Mukhti Bahini even before the situation in East Pakistan had become violent
•India invaded Siachen Glacier
•India started the nuclear arms race in 1974
•India swallowed Minicoy Islands (forgotten by the British) without any negotiation with the other dominion (pakistan)
•India current concerns for Afghanistan are so genuine that it supported the illegal, immoral and brutal Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
•India supported the Northern Alliance against the Pashtuns majority but blames Pakistan for interference
•India started the nuclear provocation by testing nuclear weapons on Pakistan’s border
•India has slaughtered 100,000 civilians in Kashmir
•India financed anti-Pakistan Northern Alliance
•India continues to stall resolutions with Bangladesh over river boundaries, hundres of enclaves.
•India border forces have killed hundreds of Bangladeshi border guards.
•India continues to fence the disputed borders with Bangladesh regardless of the Bangladeshi protests.
•India maintains contested boundary sections with Nepal including 400 sq. km over the Kalapani River.
•India continues to stall negotiations on disputed territory in Sir Creek with Pakistan
•India continues to support the Dalai Lama and instigate the Chinese
•Indians government warned: “If the Chinese will not vacate the areas occupied by her, India will have to repeat wat she did in Goa. She will certainly drive out the Chinese forces.” India initiated the Forward Policy setting up checkpoints north of the McMahon line.
•India has had a war with China due its inflexibility with border territories inherited from the British Raj.
•India maintains an army 0f 700,000 soldiers in Kashmir (50% of its total army and greater than the entire Army of neighboring Pakistan) against the civilian population of that small state which numbers less than 4 million people. ?even this horrifying imbalance of 1 soldier for every 6 Kashmiris (majority of whom are old men, women and children) has failed to suppress the freedom movement. Kashmir is under direct President’s rule since 1990, after the state legislature was dissolved (the federally appointed governor had admitted that the Kashmiri legislature had a history of rigged elections). The nature of State-sponsored terrorism is exemplified by such unbelievable laws as “The Armed Forces (J&K) Special Powers Bill (1990), which have been passed by the parliament of world’s largest “democracy”. This Bill grants authorization to members of Indian Security Forces to “fire upon or otherwise use force, even to the causing of death against any person” without fire orders. 130,000 people have been brutally murdered by the Indian Security Forces in the past 20 years and thousands more have been intimidated and terrorized. Pakistanis believe this is state-sponsored terrorism. The Indian security forces have flouted all norms of civilized conduct. Kashmiri youths have been murdered in cold blood in fake encounters and Kashmiri women of all ages were and are gang-raped in the prescence of their families. International human rights organizations and the international press has been refused entry into the State by the Indian government. They can only visit the ?These human rights organization like Amnesty International and Asia Watch constantly report of indescribably inhumane treatment meted out to Kashmiris in government run torture cells and elsewhere. ?While the world has responded to the Bosnia and Kuwait, it has so far failed to act to stop an even greater problem of abuse of human rights and mass genocide of Kashmiris by an invading army. It seems that commercial interests have taken precedence over the dignity of human life.
•India arrested the PRIME MINISTER of Kashmir in 1953
•India rejected UN proposals to keep 16000 troops until plebiscite is held.
•Indian forces have raped 9900 women in Kashmir
•India imposed an economic blockade on land-locked Nepal in 1989
•India overtly and covertly supported the insurgency against the state by LTTE, a nationalist Tamil group in the northern Jaffna region of this small island country of Sri Lanka, which kept it politically and economically destabilised for decades
•India interferes with Nepals internal affairs much to the latter’s discontent
•India massacred peaceful Kashmiri protests in Gowkadal, Maisuma and Bijbehara
•Indian Armed Forces are allowed to arrest non-violent protesters and are slapping them 2 years imprisonment under PSA laws
•India supported Shanti Bahini insurgency in the Chittagong Hill Tracts according to Bangladesh
•Indian encroached on Nepali lands and committed atrocities along the border villages of western district of Dang. These actions resulted in the displacement of more than 6000 people from their homes. Cases of rape and disappearance have been reported. This is not the first time the IBSF has encroached on Nepali territory and committed atrocities: from Jhapa in the east all the way to Darchula in the west (where the Indian military has even set up a permanent base), the pattern of border encroachment is repeated, with forceful displacement, shifting of border markers and appropriation of territory. India has already appropriated some 59,970 hectares of Nepali territory at 54 points in 21 districts. All these cases are well documented, but India has not shown any sign of taking responsibility of its excesses in a foreign land. This is not the only example of India%u2019s interference in Nepal’s sovereignty. Recently the Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Sood, interfered in the choice of Nepal’s Commander-in-Chief. By doing so, he has made it clear that Nepalese right to choose their government remains a right as long as their choice does not contradict with Indias’ vested interest in Nepal.
•In 1971, Elements of the Indian Army looted Bangladesh while the high command let it happen and may have benefited from the loot.
•India has banned Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International from Kashmir over 20 years. Recently to AI personnel were allowed into Kashmir. They are Indians! Their first course of action was to call Kashmir an integral part of India (a fact disputed by almost all countries in the world… except India).
•Indian governments have refused to sign nuclear testing and nonproliferation agreements — accelerating a nuclear arms race in South Asia. (India’s second nuclear tests in 1998 led to Pakistan’s decision to detonate its own nuclear weapons.)
•In 2008, India single-handedly foiled the last Doha round of global trade talks, an effort to nail together a global deal that almost nobody loved, but one that would have benefited developing countries most.”I reject everything,” declared Kamal Nath, then the Indian commerce and industry minister, after grueling days and sleepless nights of negotiations in Geneva in the summer of 2008.
•India also regularly refuses visas for international rights advocates. In 2003, India denied a visa to the head of Amnesty International, Irene Khan. Although no official reason was given, it was likely a punishment for Amnesty’s critical stance on the government’s handling of Hindu attacks that killed as many as 2,000 Muslims in Gujarat the previous year. Most recently, a delegation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a congressionally mandated body, was denied Indian visas. In the past, the commission had called attention to attacks on both Muslims and Christians in India.

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