Will Fugitive Scofflaw Zakir Naik Be Caught At All?

Could India’s officialdom be spreading glib lies about attempting to apprehend scofflaw hate-mongering Islamic preacher Zakir Naik?

He has reportedly applied for a Malaysian citizenship in the mainstream media.

Congress apologists and leading lights of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party are trading charges in the matter after Amir Gazdar one of his aides confessed serious wrongdoing on the part of Naik to Mumbai cops.

The real picture can be deduced from the following pointers reproduced from a blog in these columns published a year ago:

Naik’s bigger backers are located beyond the borders of India – many of them in the Middle-East. The current central government has extended olive branches to all of them to “contain terrorism” and expand trade.

Between 2013 and 2015, Naik was conferred several awards in the Middle East.

2013

Dubai International Holy Quran Award  

Islamic Personality of 2013 conferred on Naik by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Parenthesis

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Rashid Al Maktoum in 2015 August.

Modi had undertaken a two-day visit to UAE in August, a first by an Indian prime minister in 34 years.

UAE is home to 2.6 million Indians.

During the visit, the two leaders pledged to end terrorism.

On September 19 2015, Rashid Al Maktoum succumbed to a massive heart attack at the age of 33.

Parenthesis ends

Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work  

Conferred by Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah

Parenthesis:

Born in 1939, Sheikh Sultan III bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi is a member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and current ruler of the Sharjah emirate. He has ruled Sharjah since 1972. The rule was briefly interrupted during a six-day period between 17 and 23 June 1987. It was an attempted coup led by his brother Sheikh Abd al-Aziz bin Muhammad al-Qasimi.

Parenthesis ends

2015

King Faisal International Prize

Conferred upon Naik by Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud

Parenthesis

Some of the others who won this award include King Abdullah Ibn Abd AI-Aziz of Saudi Arabia himself, Al Qasimi of UAE, Presidents Dr Hamed AI-Ghabid [Niger] and [Alija Izetbegovig] Bosnia-Herzegovina and Abdou Diouf [Senegal]; Prime Ministers Mahathir Mohammad [Malaysia] and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan [Turkey]  

On April 3 2016, Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud [who had won the above award himself] presented India’s PM Narendra Modi with the Arab nation’s highest civilian award.

Zakir Naik’s perfidy was publicly known a decade ago.

Naik was banned from entering the UK by the then Home Secretary Theresa May [currently British PM] in 2010.

“Numerous comments made by Dr Naik are evidence to me of his unacceptable behaviour,” May was quoted as saying.

The admirers of 1965-born qualified medical doctor Zakir Abdul Karim Naik have spread mayhem on a global scale since 2006.

They include Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan-American arrested for planning suicide attacks on the New York subway, Rahil Sheikh [1], accused of involvement in a series of train bombings in Mumbai in 2006 and Kafeel Ahmed, the Bangalore born man killed during a failed suicide attack on Glasgow airport in 2007.

Indian Journalist Shoaib Daniyal disagreed with Naik’s belief that “Americans swap wives at will because they eat pigs which also swap their wives”. He also pointed out that Naik’s statement that Islam allows a man to marry multiple women because “in the USA, there are more women than men”, was inconsistent with US demographic statistics.

Torkel Brekke, a professor of religious history in Norway, calls Naik a very controversial figure.

Naik’s rhetorical attack on other religions and other varieties of Islam are strongly disliked by many members of the Indian Ulema for ignoring their authority.

Indian journalists had issued warnings about Naik.

“It would be useful to consider the case of Zakir Naik, perhaps the most influential Salafi ideologue in India,” observed Praveen Swami, a senior Indian journalist in his seminal work part of a book published in 2011.Operative excerpts from its blurb:

Sections of Bollywood backed Naik.

Film producer Mahesh Bhatt supported Naik in 2010 saying the ban constituted an attack on freedom of speech.

Naik’s application for judicial review of the ban was dismissed on 5 November 2010.

The same year, Naik was forbidden to enter Canada after Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, warned MPs of Naik’s views.

The bans on the entry have not been lifted.

India’s mainstream media had begun their harangue in 2016.

Operative excerpts from a report in The Times of India dated July 9 2016:

Mumbai-based preacher Dr Zakir Naik, who is under the scanner after two of the Dhaka terrorists claimed he was an inspiration, seemed to have been followed by four youths from Kalyan, a Mumbai suburb. They had run away and joined the Islamic State.

Areeb Majeed, arrested for IS activities in Kashmir, is believed to have told interrogators of the National Investigation Agency that he was ‘inspired’ after hearing the lectures of Naik.

Copies of Naik’s lectures were also found in a library located in Bihar, a north Indian cow-belt state. Enquiries had revealed the facility was frequented by Indian Mujahedeen members.

One of those who regularly accessed Naik’s works is Yasin Bhatkal – now in custody in India.

Like the Dhaka terrorists, Mumbai youths hailing from well-to-do respected families are drawn towards fundamentalism-fuelled-violence caused by the speeches of Naik. Besides Areeb, the other Islamic State joiners in the knowledge of police are engineering students Fahad Shaikh and Amaan Tandel.

According to police sources, suitably brain-washed initially by Naik’s hate-speeches, Areeb Majeed’s hatred was honed by a woman, Tahirah Bhatt, who also helped him join the banned group. In turn, Majeed recruited Shaikh, Tandel and others. They fought in Iraq. Currently, Majeed is in jail. Shaikh had contacted his family a few months ago. The whereabouts of Tandel aren’t known.

“The named youths were provoked to commit anti-national activities citing the destruction of Babri Mosque and Gujarat riots. Primary sources of ‘inspiration’ were hard-copies of Naik’s works. Naik’s rallies used to witness huge footfall in Bihar,” the official added.

Families of 15 young men and women from Kerala state’s northern districts suspect their offspring may have joined the Islamic State, according to top sources in India’s southern-most state.

It is not exactly known whether Zakir Naik’s speeches had impelled the youths to take such a step. However, a Press Trust of India report published by the website catchnews.com revealed alarming aspects of this unlikely tale. Operative excerpts:

State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the police to launch a probe into the matter urgently, said Member of Parliament P Karunakaran. He represents the north Kerala constituency of Kasargod – located on the state’s borders that touch Karnataka.

“Family members of these youths were aghast reading Whatsapp messages. ‘We are not coming back. Here there is Divine Rule. You also should join us,’ one message said. ‘We have joined IS to fight US for attacking Muslims,’ said another. These youths were visiting the Middle-East for religious studies. We brought it to the notice of CM P Vijayan,” said Karunakaran. He had been apprised of the issue by a local body leader VPP Mustafa and a legislator M Rajagopalan.

This group comprises men, women, couple and even a child travelling along with parents.

The abhorrence of family members back home is apparent from the statement issued by Hakim, a male parent of one of the ‘missing’ youths.

“If my son returns as a good man, I will welcome him. If not, I do not want to see even his dead body,” Hakim was quoted as saying.

According to Rajagopalan, all those missing were below the age of 30 and highly qualified. This motley ‘missing’ crowd includes a medical doctor couple and an engineering graduate, his wife and a 2-year-old child. Before dropping out of sight, different persons in this group had presented varying tales for leaving Kerala. The reasons included visiting families far away job search.

The youths’ approach to life had undergone a sudden change during the last 2 years after accessing inflammatory Islamic literature, Rajagopalan added.

Surely Zakir Naik is an influential man.

Naik was ranked 89 on The Indian Express’s list of the “100 Most Powerful Indians in 2010”.

Naik was ranked 82 in the 2009 edition.

BBC’s Sanjiv Buttoo says he is acknowledged as an authority on Islam. However, he warns that Naik is known for making negative remarks about other religions.

US based senior journalist Sadanand Dhume observes that Naik has a ‘carefully crafted image of moderation’. This has been achieved through a gentle demeanour, dress sense of wearing of a suit and tie and his quoting of scriptures of other religions.

Naik was also listed in the book The 500 Most Influential Muslims under honourable mention from 2009 through 2014.

[1]

Seven serial blasts had ripped through Mumbai’s suburban railway network at peak hour on July 11, 2006, leaving at least 147 dead. The death toll had risen to 189 later. The incidents’ mastermind was Rahil Sheikh, currently in prison.

Sheikh is a trained as a computer engineer.

Sheikh’s brothers – Faisal and Muzammil were charged in the 2006 bombings.

Sheikh’s telephone records had indicated that he had been receiving calls from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Also, it has been suggested that he was acting as the point man to collect funds and pass it on to the LeT which is said to have carried out the attacks.

Sheikh is said to have travelled to Pakistan.

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An Olive Branch For Gurmeher Kaur?

A young girl student of Delhi University from Chandigarh – daughter of Kargil martyr Captain ‘Harry’ Mandeep Singh – has been prominently featured on television screens and newspapers’ front pages saying she was threatened of rape and murder by right wing political outfits [read ABVP, RSS, et al].

If and when Gurmeher Kaur provides truthful and straight answers to the following queries, all of India must support her wholeheartedly:

Must read: https://haritsv.wordpress.com/2017/02/25/justice-for-none-1/

  1. How did you receive the rape/death threats? Were they sent by SMS, phone call [on landline/mobile] and/or by post and/or whispered into ear while walking and/or through cat-calling from the street below your residence?
  2. Could you please specify time and date of the issuance of the above threat?
  3. How did you know that the threats were issued by right wing political activists [ABVP, RSS, BJP, etc]?
  4. Since you are sure that such threats were indeed issued by the ABVP and allied organisations, did you prefer a police complaint? As you have termed those expressing a contrarian opinion as vile trolls, could you specify how do you propose to take legal action against them instead of using/abusing/misusing the media?
  5. If you have indeed preferred a police complaint, could you kindly specify the police station?
  6. If the answer to #5 is in the affirmative, kindly specify as to when you registered your complaint. Did you ask for the registration of a First Information Report [FIR]? Did police officials ask for supporting evidence for the serious charges of rape and murder threats by known/unknown persons made against you?
  7. Do you believe that India is being hoisted on the legal and constitutional petards by inimical forces?

  8. As you seem to be sure of the political identities of those who issued threats, can you pick up the perpetrators in a line-up?
  9. Have you initiated any precaution for safeguarding your honour post issuance of such vile threats?
  10. If the answer to #9 is yes, can you specify the steps initiated, please?

உளவுகாத்த கிளி – 13

“உங்களுக்கு நேரடியாப் பேசற பழக்கமுண்டா?”

“உண்டே!”

“அப்போ, அப்படியே பேசுவோமே! இந்த அளவுக்குச் சுழற்ற வேண்டியதில்லை. இது ஒரு காஷுவல் சந்திப்பு இல்ல. நீங்க எனக்காக…”

அவர் இடைமறித்தார்.

“என் ஃப்ரென்ட்ஸ் எல்லாம் என்னை Bob ன்னு கூப்பிடுவாங்க. சர்ச்சுல எனக்கு வெச்ச பெயர் Robert Louis. ராபர்ட்ன்ற பெயர் பழங்காலத்துல சுருங்கினப்ப அது பாப் ஆச்சு…. இங்க்லீஷ்ல ராப் ன்னா கொள்ளை அடிக்கறதுன்னு அர்த்தம் … ங்கற காரணத்தால கூட அப்படி நடந்திருக்கலாம். உன்னோட காவல்துறை ஃப்ரென்ட்ஸ் – துர்லபாடின்ற பெயரை சுருக்கி துருன்னு கூப்பிடுவாங்கன்னு கேள்விப்பட்டேன். … ரொம்ப நேரடியாப் பேசறேனோ?”

“அடங்கொக்கா… மக்கா….”

“பொடாங்…. கொய்யால!”

சிரித்துக் கொண்டே நம்ம ஊர் தமிழில் பதில் சொன்னான்.

எனக்கு ஷாக்.

“இந்த அளவுக்கு நாங்க ஒற்றர் பணியில சித்து வேலை பண்ணக்கூடியவங்கன்னு காட்டினதால தான் நாங்க உலகத்துல பெரிய பகுதியை ஆள முடிஞ்சுது. நீங்களும் ஒண்ணும் கொறஞ்சவங்க இல்ல. காஷ்மீர்ல பாகிஸ்தான் செய்யற நாசவேலைக்கு – பழிக்குப் பழி வாங்க – பலூச்சிஸ்தான்ல உங்க ஆளுங்க புகுந்து விளையாடிகிட்டு இருக்காங்க. விடுதலைப் புலிகள் தலைவன் பிரபாகரனோட கும்பல்ல, இறுதி நேரத்துல அவனைச் சுத்தி இருந்த ஆளுங்கள்ள உங்க நாட்டு ஒற்றன் முக்கியமானவன். அதோட விளைவா, 2009 ஜனவரியில இலங்கைப் படைத் தளபதி ஃபோன்ஸேக்கா, பிரபாகரன் இலங்கையிலேந்து தப்பிச்சிருக்கலாம்னு சொன்னான். அதிபர் தேர்தல்ல கோட் அடிச்சி, போர்க் குற்றவாளி ராஜபக்ஸ உபயத்துல 3 வருஷம் ஃபோன்ஸேக்கா ஜெயில்ல இருந்தான். அந்தப் பய இப்பக்கூட வெளி நாடுகளுக்குப் போக முடியாது. நாங்க ரொம்ப நாளா இந்த ஜிகினா வேலைகளைப் பண்ணறதால எங்க மெத்தட் ரொம்ப ஸாஃபிஸ்டிகேடட் மாதிரி தெரியிது. ஆக்ச்சுவலி, எல்லா விஷயத்துலயும் இன்டியன்ஸ் ஆர் காச்சிங் அப். நாங்க கண்டுபிடிச்ச விளையாட்டான கிரிக்கட்டையே எடுத்துக்க. 1983 ல, உங்க ஊரு டீம், கபில் தேவ் தலைமைல எங்க ஊருக்கு வந்து உலகக் கோப்பையை தட்டிகிட்டு போச்சு. இப்போ இருக்கறதுலேயே ஸ்ட்ராங்கான டீம்ல இந்தியா டாப்ல இருக்கு. கிரிக்கட்டோட கடவுளான சச்சின் யார்க்ஷைர் கவுன்ட்டி டீமுக்காக ஆடறப்ப, நா எல்லாம் லீட்ஸ் க்ரவுண்டுல நின்னு, விடாம விசிலடிச்சிரிக்கேன். உளவுத் துறைலயும் உங்க நாடு வர்ல்டு சாம்பியன் லெவலுக்கு வந்துரும். 2002ல குஜராத்ல நடந்த சம்பவங்கள்னால அந்த ஊர் ஸி எம் மோடிக்கு எங்க ஊருக்கு வர விசா இல்லன்னு இன்னமும் பாவலா பண்ணிகிட்டு இருக்கோம். ஆனா, எல்லா மேற்கத்திய நாடுகளோட தலைமைகளுக்கும். உண்மையில அவரை ரொம்பப் பிடிக்கும். அவரு பிரதமராகறப்ப எல்லா மேற்கத்திய நாடுகளும் அவருக்கு விழுந்து விழுந்து உபச்சாரம் பண்ணும்.”

“குஜராத்னு நீ திடீர்ன பேச்சை மாத்தின…”

“அதுக்கான காரணம் பில்கிஸ் அஷ்ரஃப் கான்.”

அதிர்ந்து போனேன்.

பில்கிஸ் காரணத்தால தான் நான் சாவித்ரியை விவாகரத்துப் பண்ண வேண்டி வந்தது. பில்கிஸ் கானுக்கும் அவ புருஷன் அஷ்ரஃபுக்கும் அடைக்கலம் குடுத்த காரணத்துனால சாவித்ரி உட்பட என்னோட வேட்டகத்து மனிஷங்க அவ்வளவு பேரும் தீக்கிரையானார்கள்.

அந்த வெள்ளைக்காரன் தொடர்ந்தான்.

“சாவித்ரியும் அவங்க பேரன்ட்ஸும் செத்தது ஹின்டூஸ் வெச்ச தீயினால இல்ல. குஜராத்ல மதக் கலவரங்களத் தூண்ட பாகிஸ்தான் ஒரு பெரிய கேம் ஆடினாங்க. மேலும், அந்தப் பொம்பள பேரு பில்கிஸ் கானே இல்ல. நிஜப் பெயர் ஜீனத் இப்ராஹிம் தரார். பாகிஸ்தானின் ஐ எஸ் ஐ உளவு ஸ்தாபனத்தில் இப்ப கர்னல் பதவில இருக்கற அதிகாரி. ஆனா, அதுக்கு எந்த ரெக்கார்டும் கிடையாது. அவளும், அவளோட கணவனா நடிச்ச அவளோட ஸுபீரியர் ஆஃபீஸர் அஷ்ரஃப் கான் ங்கற பெயர்ல சுத்தின இன்னொரு ஸ்பை – ஆலம்கீர் கான் பிஸஞ்சோ. இப்போ அவன் ப்ரிகேடியர் ராங்க் அதிகாரி …. அவனோட பெயரும் ரெக்கார்ட்ல கிடையாது …. ரெண்டு பேரும் இப்போ மாளத்தீவோட குடிமக்கள் வேஷத்துல – டெல்லியில ஏதோ பிஸினஸ் பண்ணறதாப் பொய் சொல்லிகிட்டு உளவு வேலை பார்க்கறாங்க.”

மனதுள் கொப்புளித்த கோபத்தை கஷ்டப்பட்டு அடக்கினேன்.

“ஏன் … எப்படி??”

“இந்த ரெண்டு பாகிஸ்தான் உளவாளிங்களும் பண்ணற நாச வேலை என்னன்னு …ஒரு நாள் சாவித்ரிக்கு அகஸ்மாத்தாப் புரிஞ்சு போச்சு. ரொம்ப கில்டியா ஃபீல் பண்ணினா. நீ என்ன வேலை செய்யறன்னு சாவித்ரிக்குத் தெரியாது. உன்கிட்ட மன்னிப்புக் கேட்டு, மறுபடியும் உன்னோட ஒண்ணு சேர முடிவு பண்ணி, ஒரு லெட்டர் எழுத ஆரம்பிச்சா. அந்த நேரத்துல பில்கிஸ் வீட்டுல இல்ல. கொஞ்சம் அஜாக்கிரதையா அதை டேபிள் மேல வெச்சு பாத்ரூம் போன நேரத்துல, பில்கிஸ் வீட்டுக்குள்ள வந்தா. அந்த லெட்டர் அவ கண்ணுல பட்டிரிச்சி. நீ என்ன வேலை பண்ணறன்னு உன் பொண்டாட்டிக்கு வேணும்னாத் தெரியாம இருந்திருக்கலாம். ஆனா, ஜீனத் ன்ற பில்கிஸுக்குத் தெரியும். ரெண்டு பேருமா ஒரு மயக்க மருந்து ஸ்ப்ரே அடிச்சி சாவித்ரி, அவங்க பேரன்ட்ஸ் எல்லாரையும் unconscious ஆக்கினாங்க. கவனமா உன் வைஃப் எழுதின லெட்டரை தூக்கி தன்னோட ஹேன்ட் பேக்ல பில்கிஸ் வெச்சிகிட்டா. மற்ற எல்லா ருசுக்களையும் சுருட்டி இடுத்துகிட்டா. கொண்டு போக முடியாத ஆதாங்கள் மேல பேட்ரோலை ஊத்தினா. வீட்டுக்கு வெளியே வர்றப்ப, கிச்சன்ல சமையல் கியாஸைத் திறந்து விட்டு, பத்து நிமிஷத்துல வெடிக்கற ஒரு சின்ன டைம் பாம் உள்ள வெச்சிட்டு, சத்தம்போடாம காந்தி நகர் பக்கம், ஹின்டூஸ் வேஷத்துல போயிட்டாங்க. எதுக்கும் இருக்கட்டும்னு வெறிபிடிச்ச ஒரு ஹின்டூ கும்பலுக்கு, உன் வைஃப் ஃபேமிலி முஸ்லிம்ஸ்க்கு அடைக்கலம் குடுத்த விஷயத்தை வத்திவெச்சிட்டாங்க. அந்தக் கும்பல், உன் வைஃப்“ஃபேமிலியை ‘தண்டிக்க’ அவங்க பங்களாவை நெருங்கறதுக்கும் அந்த டைம் பாம் வெடிக்கறதுக்கும் கரெக்டா இருந்தது. எரிய ஆரம்பிச்ச வீட்டுல இந்தப் பைத்தியக்கார கும்பலும் கொள்ளிக்கட்டைகளை எறிஞ்சிச்சி. அந்த ஃபேமிலி அந்த மதக்கலவரத்தோட இன்னொரு செட் ஆஃப் விக்டிம்ஸ்னு எல்லாரும் நெனச்சாங்க. ஆவணங்கள் அதைத் தான் சொல்லுது. ரொம்பப் பேர் அதை உண்மைன்னு நம்பினாங்க. அதுல நீயும் சேர்த்தி.”

“இதெல்லாம் உனக்கு எப்படித் தெரியும்?”

“ரொம்ப நாளாவே ஐ எஸ் ஐ யும் இலங்கையோட தமிழ் புலிகள் மத்தியில இருக்கற சில பேருக்கும் உள்ள தகாத உறவு எங்களுக்குத் தெரியும். அந்தக் கட்டிச் சொத்துக்குள்ள ஒரு பெருச்சாளியை நாங்க அனுப்பினோம். இன்ஃபர்மேஷன் வர ஆரம்பிச்சுது. அந்தப் பெருச்சாளியை புலிகள் இந்தியாவுக்கு ட்ரான்ஸ்ஃபர் பண்ணின டைம்ல தான் இலங்கைக் கலவரம் அதிகமாயி… அதுல கொஞ்சம் காம்ப்ளிக்கேஷன்…. எப்படியோ … அந்த ஏஜன்டோட ஐடென்டிடி பாகிஸ்தான் டீமுக்குத் தெரிஞ்சுபோச்சு … இந்த ஏஜன்டுக்குப் பணத் தட்டுப்பாடு இருக்கற ஒரு வீக் மொமென்ட்ல … கள்ள நோட் மேட்டரை செட் அப் பண்ணி … “

பாப் கை கொஞ்சம் நடுங்கிற்று. மீண்டும் ஒரு சிகரெட்டைப் பற்ற வைத்தான்.

“அந்த ஏஜன்டோட பெயர் … சிவபுண்ணியம் பட்குணராஜா. கோட் நேம் அமேலியா லூயிஸ்.”

“வக்காளி!”

“நாங்க அவள நேரடியா வெளியே எடுக்க ட்ரை பண்ணினது வெளியே தெரிஞ்சா ரொம்பச் சிக்கலாயிரும்னு, உன் மூலமா அத்தச் செஞ்சு, ஃபுள் டீடெயில்ஸ அவ மூலமாவே உனக்குக் குடுக்கலாம்னு இருந்தப்ப…  பாவம் … அமேலியான்ற சிவபுண்ணியத்தை ஜெயிலுக்கு வெளியே போட்டுத் தள்ளிட்டாங்க. தனக்கு ஏதாவது ஒண்ணு ஆச்சுன்னா, உனக்கு ஒரு கிஃப்ட் குடுக்க சிவபுண்ணியம் முடிவு செஞ்சிருந்தா. அதைக் குடுக்கறதுக்காகத் தான் நா இங்க காத்துகிட்டு இருக்கேன்.”

அவன் தனது பெட்டியைத் திறந்தான்.

“ஜெட் ஏர்வேஸ் டெல்லி ஃப்ளைட்… லாஸ்ட் கால் ஃபார் மிஸ்டர் ராபர்ட் லூயி,”ன்னு அறிவிப்பு என் காதில் விழுந்தது.

ஒரு கனமான கவரை எடுத்த ராபர்ட், கவனமாகப் பெட்டியை மூடி, எழுந்து நடக்க ஆயத்தமாயி, அதை என்னிடம் நீட்டினான்.

“உன்னை எப்படி ரீச் பண்ணறதுன்னு எங்களுக்குத் தெரியும். இந்த நேரத்துல கேள்வி எதுவும் கேக்காத பதில் சொல்ல நேரமில்ல. ஃப்ளைட்க்கு டைம் ஆயிரிச்சி. கவர்ல நிறையா ஸர்ப்ரைஸஸ்…” சம்பிரதாயத்திற்கு கை குலுக்கி, அவன் விறுவிறுவென நடந்து சென்று விட்டான்.

கவரைப் பிரித்தேன்.

சுமார் 15 காகிதங்கள்.

எல்லாவற்றுக்கும் மேலே… எனக்கு மிகவும் பழக்கமான கையெழுத்தில், சாவித்ரி இறுதியா “டார்லிங் துரு”ன்னு கடிதத்தை ஆரம்பிச்சிருந்ததை கவனித்தேன். மனசை என்னவோ செய்தது.

-தொடரும்.

பின் குறிப்பு:

இந்தக் கதையின் முன் அத்தியாயங்களைப் படிக்க, கீழ்க்காணும் லிங்குகளைக் க்ளிக் செய்யவும்:

அத்தியாயம் 12அத்தியாயம் 11அத்தியாயம் 10அத்தியாயம் 9அத்தியாயம் 8அத்தியாயம் 7அத்தியாயம் 6அத்தியாயம் 5அத்தியாயம் 4அத்தியாயம் 3;  அத்தியாயம் 2அத்தியாயம் 1

ஜல்லிக்கட்டுப் போராட்டம் சசிகலாவின் சதிவலை வேலையா? – 2

ஜல்லிக்கட்டுப் போராட்டம் தேச விரோத சக்திகளின் நாசவேலை!

ஜல்லிக்கட்டுத் தடைக்கெதிரான போராட்டத்தை மறைந்து நடத்தும் தேச விரோத சக்திகள் இந்திய ஒருமைப்பட்டின் தாடையில் இரத்தகாயத்தை ஏற்படுத்தி விட்டன.

இக்கட்டுரை எழுதப்படும் வேளையில் ஜல்லிக்கட்டு நடத்தப்பட ஒரு அவசரச் சட்டம் தயாராகி உள்ளதாக செய்திகள் வெளியாயின.

மீண்டும் உச்ச நீதிமன்றத்தில் PETA தடை கோருமா?

அப்படி ஒரு பிராது நீதிமன்றத்தில் தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்டால், அது ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளப்படுமா?

அது ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளப்பட்டு, மீண்டும் தடை உத்திரவு பிறப்பிக்கப்பட்டால் தமிழகத்தில் வன்முறை தலைவிரித்தாடும்!.

அது நடந்தால், தமிழகம் இன்னொரு காஷ்மீராகி விடும்.

சுருக்கமாக, இது மக்களை மாக்களாக்கி செயற்கையாக உருவாக்கப்பட்ட அரசியல் சதியின் வெளிப்பாடு!

ஜல்லிக்கட்டுப் போராட்டம் சசிகலாவை முதல்வராக்க பின்னப்பட்ட சதி வலை என விரிவாக, ஆதாரங்களுடன் செய்தி வெளியிடப்பட்டது.

சென்னை மெரீனா கடற்கரையில், தமிழகக் காவல்துறை தலைமை அலுவலகத்திற்கும், மாநிலத்தின் ஆட்சிக் கேந்திரமான புனித ஜார்ஜ் கோட்டைக்கும் இடையே உள்ள காமராஜர் சாலையில், பிரிவினைவாத கோஷங்கள் உரக்க ஒலிக்கத் துவங்கி விட்டன.

இந்தியாவின் முன்னாள் பிரதமர் ராஜீவ் காந்தியைக் கொல்ல உத்திரவிட்ட, லட்சக்கணக்கான அப்பாவித் தமிழ் மக்கள் ஈழத்தில் கொல்லப்படக் காரணமாக இருந்த “விடுதலைப் புலி பயங்கரவாதி” பிரபாகரனுக்குத் தியாகி அரிதாரம் பூசப்பட்ட ஒரு அவலக் காட்சி அரங்கேறியது. அத்துடன் “தமிழ் ஈழம் வேண்டும்” என்ற கூச்சலும் கிளம்பி உள்ளது.

ஆதாரம்: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/eternal-lament-being-tamil-modi-loses-face-veneer-dignity-falls-marina-56046

PETAஎன்ற மிருக உரிமைகளுக்காகப் போராடும் தன்னார்வு அமைப்பின் பெயர், அமெரிக்காவில் ஈடுபடும் கேலிக்கூத்தான செயல்களால் “ரிப்பேராகி” நாறுகிறது என்ற செய்தி ஆதாரங்களுடன் வெளிவந்து விட்டது.

ஆதாரம்: https://t.co/B6UT1CbqWr

மிருகங்களுக்கெதிரான கொடுமைகளைத் தடுக்கிறோம் பேர்விழி என்று கிளம்பிய PETA ஏமாந்த சோணகிரிகளின் காதுகளில் பூ சுற்றி, சில்லறை சேற்கும் ஒரு சகதித்தனமான சதி கும்பல்!

பாரதத்தில் கிட்டத்தட்ட 60% மக்கள் புலால் உணவு உண்பவர்கள். பசு மாடுகள், ஆடுகள், கோழிகள், மீன்கள் என பல தரப்பட்ட அசைவ உணவு வகைகளை எல்லா விதமான சமய நம்பிக்கை உடையோரும் இந்தியாவில் உண்கிறார்கள்.

அதற்கு இரையாகும் மிருகங்கள், தங்களை “வெட்டிக்கொன்று உண்டுவிடுங்கள்” என விண்ணப்பம் செய்கின்றனவா? அல்லது கசாப்புக் கடைக்காரர்கள் கருணை அடிப்படையில் தங்களது தொழிலை நடத்துகிறார்களா?

எத்தனைக் கசாப்புக்கடைகள் முன்பு PETA தொடர்ந்து ஆர்பாட்டம் நடத்துகிறது?

அந்த அமைப்பிற்காக ஆஜராகும் வழக்கறிஞர்கள் சுத்த சைவ உணவை மட்டும் உண்டு, பால் கூட [அதுவும் ஒரு விதத்தில் அசைவமே] அருந்தாத மூலையில் முடங்கி உள்ள முனிவர்களா?

எங்கோ இருக்கும் விஷமிகள் இது மாதிரியான கிலிமஞ்சாரோ அமைப்புக்களை உருவாக்கி, உலகில் விஷக்கிருமிகள் போல் பரவ விட்டு அதில் நயவஞ்சக நரித்தனமான பிழைப்பு நடத்தும் நாசவேலைக்கார அரக்கர்கள் கும்பல் என்பதில் யாருக்காவது சந்தேகம் இருக்க முடியுமா?

அபிஷேக் மனு ஸிங்க்வி போன்ற மூத்த காங்கிரஸ் தலைவர்களும் வழக்கறிஞர்களும் இந்த அமைப்பிற்காக ஆஜராகிறார்கள். அவர் பால் கூடக் குடிக்கத் தெரியாத பாப்பாவா? ஜல்லிக்கட்டு பற்றிய கட்டுக்கதைகளை இது போன்றவர்கள் புனைந்து பரப்புகிறார்கள். தடை உத்திரவுகளைப் பெற்று, நாட்டில் குழப்பத்தை விளைவிக்கிறார்கள்.

இது போன்ற பணிகளைச் செய்யக் கூடியவை – தேச விரோத சக்திகள் மட்டுமே.

ஆகவே, தேச விரோத சக்திகள், அமைதிப் பூங்காவான தமிழகத்தை இன்னொரு காஷ்மீராக மாற்றச் செய்து வரும் இழி செயல் என்பதற்கான அனைத்து அறிகுறிகளும் உள்ளன.

தமிழ் ஈழத்திற்கும் ஜல்லிக்கட்டுக்கும் இடையே உள்ள சம்பந்தத்தை அமாவாசைக்கும், அப்துல் காதருக்கும் மத்தியில் உள்ள உறவு எனக் கிண்டல் செய்யலாம். ஆனால், அந்தக் கேலிக்கூத்து காவல்துறை தலைமை அலுவலகத்தின் முன்பே அரங்கேறும் அலங்கோலம் அனுமதிக்கப்படுவது மட்டுமல்ல, ஊக்குவிக்கப்படுகிறது!

அதன் உள் நோக்கம் என்ன?

ஜல்லிக்கட்டுப் போட்டியால் காளைகள் வாழும்.

அவை பசுமாடுகளுடன் கூடி, கன்றுகளை உருவாக்கும்.

இந்தியாவிலுள்ள மாடுகளின் பால் ஊட்டச்சத்து மிக்கது. வெளி நாடுகளிலிருந்து இறக்குமதியாகும் ஜெர்ஸி மாடுகள் வழங்கும் பாலால் நோய்கள் பரவுகின்றன என்பதற்கு விஞான ரீதியான ஆதாரங்கள் உள்ளன.

இந்த நோய்களை குணப்படுத்துவதாகக் கூறி ரசாயன மருந்துக் கம்பெனிகள் வெட்கங்கெட்டப் பிழைப்பு நடத்துகின்றன.

இவை எல்லாமே நாட்டுக்குக் கெடுதல் செய்யக்கூடியவை.

ஆனால் அதெல்லாவற்றையும் விட வேறு ஒரு பெரிய அபாயம் உள்ளது.

இந்தியாவின் வட மேற்குப் பகுதியில் உள்ளதாகக் கூறப்பட்டு வந்த காஷ்மீர் பிரச்சனையை ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் சபை விவாதத்திற்குரியதல்ல எனத் தீர்ப்பு வழங்கி 7 ஆண்டுகள் ஆகிவிட்டன.

அந்த ஒரு விஷயத்தை வைத்தே பிழைப்பு நடத்தும் பாகிஸ்தான் ராணுவத்தின் கையூட்டுப் பெறும் கயவத்தனமான தளபதிகளுக்கு இந்தியாவில் சிக்கலை உருவாக்க ஒரு இடம் தேவைப்பட்டது.

ஊருக்கு இளைத்தவன் பிள்ளையார் கோயில் ஆண்டி என்ற ரீதியில், அதற்காகப் பயன்படுத்தப்படுவது தமிழகம்.

இதற்கான திடுக்கிடும் ஆதாரங்கள் உள்ளன!

இதனால் அரசியல் ஆதாயம் பெறும் சசிகலாவைச் சுற்றியுள்ள சிலந்திவலை பின்னிய ருத்திராட்சப் பூனைகள் பின்னணியில் இயங்குகின்றன. ஆனால் நடராஜன் போன்றோரின் பின்னிலிருந்து பாரதத்திற்குப் பாதகம் செய்பவர்கள் யார்?

கதிகலங்க வைக்கும் ஆதாரங்கள், நாளை!

Diplomatic sucker punch to break Pakistan’s glass-jaw

In Uri, J&K state, 17 braves of the Indian army were butchered by Pakistan trained terrorists.

India’s officialdom is twiddling its thumbs and singing rhyming diddles, predictably uttering ‘appropriate action at the appropriate time’.

It is high time that India moved the United Nations for declaring Pakistan as a rogue state and to initiate proceedings for imposing sanctions against the terrorist regime in Islamabad.

Southern Features News Service [SFNS] is doing its national duty by providing the draft of the letter to be sent to the UN by Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi.

The editorial board of SFNS is aware that this easily viable idea may be ignored or hidden from PM Modi. After all, he has many enemies within his own cabinet.

Draft

His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki Moon

Secretary General, United Nations

New York

United States of America

Excellency,

Subject:  United Nations’ imposition of sanctions against the Republic of Pakistan – declaring it a rogue terrorism sponsoring state 

On September 18 2016, terrorists trained in Pakistan launched an attack on Indian soldiers within officially held sovereign Indian Territory and killed 17 army personnel.

The physical evidence for the same – recorded as per international standards to gather evidence from the scene of a crime – is being sent for your perusal by separate diplomatic courier.

The sovereign nation – India that is Bharat seeks the imposition of sanctions against Pakistan – both military and financial.

Further, India that is Bharat seeks the following steps to be initiated immediately:

Ban on all financial transactions with Pakistan of all UN member nations.

Economic and military blockade against Pakistan to stop the spread of global terrorism.

UN intervention to liberate the heroic people of Baluchistan – who are being crushed under the scarlet buckled shoes of the Pakistani armed forces.

UN intervention to liberate the heroic people of the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir – whose illegal occupation by Pakistan has been declared improper by the UN since 2010.

Sanctions’ formulations, we in India comprehend, are divided into three categories.

The First Category involves sanctions that are designed to force cooperation with international Law.

Citation: Chesterman, S., & Pouligny, B. (2003). Are Sanctions Meant to Work? The Politics of Creating and Implementing Sanctions through the United Nations Global Governance, 9(4), 503-518.

Citation: Sanctions placed on Iraq as per Resolutions 661, 665 and 670 after the initial invasion of neighbouring Kuwait to prevent armed conflict.

That being a precedent, Pakistan’s continued illegal occupation of one-third of the state of Jammu & Kashmir that always belonged to India is ample cause for imposition of sanctions.

The Second Category of sanctions pertains to the explicit purpose to contain a threat to peace within an internationally recognised geographical boundary.

Citation: Pakistan backed sections of Al Qaeda have links with terrorists in Chechnya. Source: USA Today Relevant excerpts: According to Evan Kohlmann, senior partner of Flashpoint Global Partners, a New York-based international security consulting firm, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and one of its splinter groups, the Islamic Jihad Union, both have recruited Chechen, Turks and other non-Arab Muslims to fight with them against U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Both of these groups are based in the Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan, “and these groups can be just as radical as anything al-Qaeda puts out,” Kohlmann was quoted as saying. Several links have been identified between Chechen guerrillas and al-Qaeda, according to an analysis by the Council on Foreign Relations. President Vladimir Putin has often stressed that al-Qaeda is linked with Chechen fighters. According to the Council on Foreign Relations analysis, a Chechen warlord is said to have met with Osama bin Laden while both were fighting against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan from 1979-89.

The Third Category involves the United Nations Security Councils condemnation of actions of a specific action or policy of a member/non-member nation.

Citation: Pakistan’s covert action against China: Pakistan draws its financial sustenance on a weekly basis from China. Yet, it always had and continues to have shady connections with separatist terror groups operating in China. Source New York Times

Relevant operative portion: Authorities in China’s troubled Xinjiang region charged that the leader of the first of two lethal assaults over the weekend had trained in Pakistan, an unusually specific accusation that could hint at growing Chinese impatience with Pakistan’s inability to control radical groups operating within its borders.

Citation: Select acts of terrorism against law officers in France were linked to Pakistan. Source: France24

Relevant excerpts from the report cited above:

French police have detained three men in connection with an investigation into the deadly stabbing of a French police officer and his companion at their home in a suburb of Paris on Monday evening in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group stabbed French police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, and his 35-year-old companion, Jessica Schneider, to death before he was killed in a dramatic police operation. The attacker also took the couple’s 3-year-old son hostage, who was rescued by police unharmed, but in a state of shock.

French President François Hollande said the murders in the western Paris suburb of Magnanville western suburb of Paris were “unquestionably a terrorist act”.

Paris Prosecutor François Molins identified the suspect as 25-year-old Larossi Abballa, who had been sentenced in 2013 for links to a jihadist network that sent recruits to Pakistan

[Emphasis added]

As can be discerned from the paragraphs above and those below, Pakistan has consistently acted against the interests of all the permanent members of the UN Security Council – viz. US of A, UK, Russia, China and France, besides, India and many other peace-loving nations of the globe.

The paragraphs below amply demonstrate that Pakistan deserves the promulgation of UN sanctions for the enforcement of International Law, safeguarding of a geographical region within a sovereign nation within its borders from illegal enemy action through terrorism and condemnation of action and/or policy of a member nation.

Pakistan’s former general has admitted that his nation supports terrorist acts in India.

Admission by Pakistan’s former ruler of training terrorists in Pakistan to operate in India: Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf told German periodical Der Spiegel that militant groups “were indeed formed inside Pakistan” in part, because of the international community’s “apathy” over the Kashmir dispute. Source: BBC

“It is the right of any country to promote its own interests when India is not prepared to discuss Kashmir at the United Nations and resolve the dispute in a peaceful manner,” Musharraf was quoted as saying.

Permit us to mention here that Pakistan’s claim over the sovereign Indian Territory – as recognised by the United Nations since 2010 – has now become irrevocable.

The relevant context:

In 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh, (September 1895 – 26 April 1961), the last ruling monarch of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir in India briefly attempted to remain neutral, heading an independent nation nestled between the freshly partitioned India and Pakistan.

All the access roads to the realm from what had become India had been ceded to Pakistan.

Sensing a golden chance, Pakistan’s army attacked the kingdom and occupied a third of the principality.

Left with the grim prospect of being forcibly converted to Islam, after some tough talk by India’s brains’ trust comprising Home Minister Vallabh Bhai Patel and C Rajagopalachari, Hari Singh signed on the dotted line linking his kingdom permanently to the Union of India on October 26 1947. The airlifted Indian army stopped the Pak army on its tracks. Two thirds of Kashmir remained with India and a third was under Pakistani occupation when the ceasefire was announced.

United Nations Security Council [UNSC] Resolution 47, adopted on April 21, 1948

UNSC passed the resolution under the non-binding Chapter VI of UN Charter. Later it became to be governed under Chapter VII, which is enforceable by UN.

Excerpts from the crucial terms agreed to by both the sides:

As the presence of troops of Pakistan in the territory of the State of Jammu and Kashmir constitutes a material change in the situation since it was represented by the Government of Pakistan before the Security Council, the Government of Pakistan agrees to withdraw its troops from that State.

The Government of Pakistan will use its best endeavour to secure the withdrawal from the State of Jammu and Kashmir of tribesmen and Pakistani nationals not normally resident therein [and] who have entered the State for the purpose of fighting.

[Emphasis supplied]

In March 2001, the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan informed the then Pakistan ruler Pervez Musharraf that as per Chapter VII rules, UNSC was well within its powers to enforce the resolution.

Sensing the no-win situation to the above clause, in 2003, the then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf announced that Pakistan was willing to back off from demand for UN resolutions for Kashmir!

Despite this, the state’s western and northern districts presently known as Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan continue to remain under the control of Pakistan. India terms the region Pakistan Occupied Kashmir [POK].

Pakistan claims its portion is the real Azad Kashmir. The terms of ceasefire and UN resolutions of 1948 ruled that the document signed by Hari Singh was final. Sometime in future, the document added, a plebiscite could be held if so wished by all the people of J & K – including those in the control of Pakistan – allowing Kashmiri people to decide their future. A precondition was that the army that attacked the kingdom should retreat first.

To ensure fairness, India under Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru introduced Article 370 to retain the demographic proportion of the state till the final resolution of the dispute. In spite of the fact that the continuance of Article 370 is detrimental to the Hindu majority of India, owing to the democratic traditions, the measure continues.

On the Pakistani side, most of the Kashmiris have been chased away – and the area is being systematically colonised! 

Pakistan keeps talking of “liberating” J & K.

The differences between India administered Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir:

  • J & K’s annual GDP is roughly US$ 30 billion. By that yardstick, the piece of land in Pakistani control ought to be US$ 10 billion. Latest figures say it is yet to cross US$ 1 billion!
  • On the Indian side, there are 4 airports in the state of J & K. On the Pakistani side, there are almost none. [see below]
  • Highways and railway lines have almost touched the borders in India. Pakistani portion of J & K is yet to have a decent dual carriageway.
  • Elections are regularly held in J & K in what ought to be termed the real free Kashmir. In Pakistan’s piece, peace is a distant dream. The so-called premier of Azad Kashmir has to go on hunger strikes for basic amenities!

After waiting for 7 years, in November 2010, UNSC ruled that J & K is no longer a disputed territory as per the UN list. The free world’s monitoring agencies have gone on record saying that the state of J & K has a democratically elected, functioning government. On the contrary, people in the Pakistan held area are subjected to tortuous intimidation.   

Kindly allow us to quote a few paragraphs from your rules for this step to be taken by your august body of which India that is Bharat is a member.

The relevant link:

https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list

  1. Detailed statement of case in support of the proposed listing and the specific criteria under which the names of individuals and/or entities are being proposed for designation, including specific findings and reasoning demonstrating that the listing criteria are met:

Detailed statement:

Besides India, permanent members of United Nations Security Council have charged Pakistan with initiating terrorist activities in India and in Afghanistan.

Evidence:

Citation: International Terrorism: Threats and Responses: Hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary by United States Congress House Committee on the Judiciary, ISBN 0-16-052230-7, 1996, pp. 482.

Citation: Pakistan’s acts against the United States of America: U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta stated on June 7 2012 that the U.S. was “reaching the limits of patience” with Pakistan allowing militant groups to enjoy safe haven inside parts of the country. Source: CBS.

“It is extremely important that Pakistan take action to prevent this kind of safe haven from taking place, and from allowing terrorists to use their country as a safety net in order to conduct their attacks on our forces,” Panetta was quoted as saying.

“We have made very clear that it is difficult to achieve a secure Afghanistan as long as there is a safe haven for terrorists in Pakistan from which they can conduct attacks on our forces,” Panetta added.

Citation: Accusation of sponsoring international terrorism against Pakistan made by French President in 2010: Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, launched a fierce attack on Pakistan during his visit to India, accusing Islamabad of allowing terrorist groups to form safe havens in its territory. Source: The Telegraph, London

“It is unacceptable for Afghanistan and for our troops that the Taliban and al-Qaeda find safe haven in the border regions of Pakistan. We know the price that the Pakistani people are paying for terrorism. But it is unacceptable for the world that terrorist acts should be masterminded and carried out by terrorist groups in Pakistan,” Sarkozy was quoted as saying.

The report cited a despatch by the US Ambassador done earlier.

“There is no chance that Pakistan will view enhanced assistance levels in any field as sufficient compensation for abandoning support to these groups, which it sees as an important part of its national security apparatus against India. The only way to achieve a cessation of such support is to change the Pakistan government’s own perception of its security requirements,” Anne Patterson, US Ambassador to Pakistan was quoted as saying as cited in Wikileaks.

  1. Details of any connection with a currently listed individual or entity:

Citations are from your own list of banned entities:

QDe.069 Name: AFGHAN SUPPORT COMMITTEE (ASC)

A.k.a.: a) Lajnat ul Masa Eidatul Afghania b) Jamiat Ayat-ur-Rhas al Islamiac c) Jamiat Ihya ul Turath al Islamia d) Ahya-ul Turas  F.k.a. NA Address: a) Headquarters – G.T. Road (probably Grand Trunk Road), near Pushtoon Garhi Pabbi, Peshawar, Pakistan 

QDe.005 Name: AL RASHID TRUST

A.k.a.: a) Al-Rasheed Trust b) Al Rasheed Trust c) Al-Rashid Trust d) Aid Organization of the Ulema, Pakistan e) Al Amin Welfare Trust f) Al Amin Trust g) Al Ameen Trust h) Al-Ameen Trust i) Al Madina Trust j) Al-Madina Trust F.k.a.: NA Address: a) Kitab Ghar, Nazimabad 4, Dahgel-Iftah, Karachi, Pakistan b) Jamia Masjid, Sulalman Park, Melgium Pura, Lahore, Pakistan c) (Office Dha’rbi-M’unin, Opposite Khyber Bank, Abbottabad Road, Mansehra, Pakistan) d) (Office Dha’rbi-M’unin ZR Brothers, Katcherry Road, Chowk Yadgaar, Peshawar, Pakistan) e) (Office Dha’rbi-M’unin, Rm No. 3, Moti Plaza, Near Liaquat Bagh, Muree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan) f) (Office Dha’rbi-M’unin, Top Floor, Dr. Dawa Khan Dental Clinic Surgeon, Main Baxae, Mingora, Swat, Pakistan) g) (Kitab Ghar, Darul Ifta Wal Irshad, Nazimabad No. 4, Karachi, Pakistan, Phone 6683301; Phone 0300-8209199; Fax 6623814) h) (302b-40, Good Earth Court, Opposite Pia Planetarium, Block 13a, Gulshan-l-Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan; Phone 4979263) i) (617 Clifton Centre, Block 5, 6th Floor, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan; Phone 587-2545) j) (605 Landmark Plaza, 11 Chundrigar Road, Opposite Jang Building, Karachi, Pakistan; Phone 2623818-19) k) (Jamia Masjid, Sulaiman Park, Begum Pura, Lahore, Pakistan; Phone 042-6812081) Listed on: 6 Oct. 2001 (amended on 21 Oct. 2008, 10 Dec. 2008, 13 Dec. 2011) Other information: Headquarters are in Pakistan. Operations in Afghanistan: Herat Jalalabad, Kabul, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, in Kosovo, Chechnya, involved in the financing of Al-Qaida and the Taliban. Until 21 Oct. 2008, this entity appeared also as “Aid Organization of the Ulema, Pakistan” (QDe.073), listed on 24 Apr. 2002 and amended on 25 Jul. 2006. The two entries Al Rashid Trust (QDe.005) and Aid Organization of the Ulema, Pakistan (QDe.073) were consolidated into this entity on 21 Oct. 2008. Founded by Mufti Rashid Ahmad Ledahyanoy (deceased), associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed (QDe.019). Banned in Pakistan since Oct. 2001

  1. Information about any other relevant acts or activities of the individual/entity

Citation: Despite the closure of its offices in Pakistan in February 2007 AL RASHID TRUST and its adjuncts have continued their activities. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 6 May 2010. Source: https://scsanctions.un.org/consolidated/#alqaedaent

  1. The nature of the supporting evidence (e.g., intelligence, law enforcement, judicial, media, admissions by subject, etc.)

Citation: Documents uncovered by Rahmatullah Nabil, former chief of Afghan Spy Agency—the National Directorate of Security (NDS) – showed that the money provided by the U.S government to the Pakistani military for fighting terrorism is in fact spent by Pakistan’s Inter-service Intelligence (ISI) for promoting and supporting terrorism. Source: Tolo News Agency

Nabil provided Afghan President Ashraf Ghani with intelligence documents that pointed to Pakistan’s ISI systematically supports the terrorist groups.

July 2014 (Pakistani military intelligence)

Document presented to Ghani revealed that the attack on Kabul Airport was carried out during President Hamid Karzai’s government with ISI aid. On July 2014, an official letter from central office of ISI in Islamabad was sent to MI-422 office in Swaba, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in which it directed the office to thank that the people that succeeded in plotting the attack on Kabul Airport (now Hamid Karzai International Airport) and gave 2.5 million Pakistani rupees to for every one of the following: Haji Khalil Haqqani, Haji Hakim Woluswal, Qari Zahir Shah and Mawlawi Hakim. Moreover, the office was directed to donate 1.5 million Pakistani rupees to the families of those that were involved in the attack. A day before the issuance of the letter, insurgents attacked Kabul International Airport from under a construction building.

Evidence on official ISI stationery between March and April 2015

The attack on Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs in Kabul was to be done by the Haqqani network and a demand was made to obtain the report of compliance before July 23 2015. The ISI 945 office in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in an official note dated April 6, 2015 to the central office in Islamabad said the following: Officials of 945 office in a meeting with Toryalai, the head of the network and his co-fighters on April 5, 2015, were tasked to kidnap and kill Afghanistan’s Shia leaders in Herat, Kabul and Farah. In addition, they gave 2 million Pakistani rupees to the participant in that meeting.

Office 945 was asked to prepare the required weapons and other equipment by Toryalai through the COD Akora Khattak and hand them over by the mentioned date. In the note it was mentioned that 23 people from Toryalai group’s 23 persons were given military training.

The central office of ISI located in Quetta in a tentative note to central office of IW in Islamabad and 945-office in Rawalpindi, presented the result of visit by a number of officers to the office with Quetta Shura of Taliban as follows:

March 2015: From ISI site office to central office in Islamabad and Rawalpindi: “The members of Taliban’s Quetta Shura held a meeting about the peace process with Afghan government in which key commanders of the Shura attended. They talked on mutual interests and policies as already given to them. In addition, the relevant officials gave needed directions to members of the council about the process. It is pertinent to mention that the note has mentioned that the advisory board (945, CID) forwarded all those terms and preconditions as directed from GHQ. After that the Shura’s decision will be mutual then will be forwarded on a priority basis.”

“Based on the orders of the central ISI office, the office directed its agents to transfer Atta Mohammad and Hafiz Loqman, two commanders of Haqqani network under leadership of Maulavi Zar Mohammad to Pakistani military base in Datta Khail area of Miran Shah in North Waziristan in fake police uniforms,” a despatch from ISI office 945 on its official stationery read. Pakistani army colonel Ghulam Abbas recorded that “The central ISI office directed units 945 and 935 to transfer all Haqqani network militants to Miran Shah, Topchi and Mir Ali under the cover of the army.” Another official communication revealed that a meeting was held between Hafiz Gul Bahadur of Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group with the commander of Afghan Taliban Maulavi Hamdullah. The main purpose of the meeting was to provide rented houses to leaders of Afghan Taliban in Hayat Abad and Tahkal of Peshawar who have been deployed from remote regions of Miran Shah. In addition, armoured vehicles and guards were to be provided to secure their lives and activities.”

Nabil added that tens of thousands of Madrasas in Pakistan were [and are] involved in brain-washing, terrorism and extremism using funds from the US.

  1. Supporting evidence or documents: Details of any connection with a currently listed individual or entity:

Citations from #2 above amply demonstrate that individuals and entities against whom sanctions have been promulgated by the UN are active in Pakistan.

To sum up, as aforementioned, Your Excellency may initiate action to get the following steps underway:

India that is Bharat seeks the following steps to be initiated immediately:

Ban on all financial transactions with Pakistan of all UN member nations.

Economic and military blockade against Pakistan to stop the spread of global terrorism.

UN intervention to liberate the heroic people of Baluchistan – who are being crushed under the scarlet buckled shoes of the Pakistani armed forces.

UN intervention to liberate the heroic people of the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir – whose illegal occupation by Pakistan has been declared illegal by the UN since 2010.

We in India that is Bharat look forward to receive a favourable reciprocation.

Respectfully,

On Behalf of the Republic of India

Narendra Damodardas Modi

Prime Minister

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Airports in J & K

Jammu:

The Airports Authority of India had published data and statistics of the airport between April 2013 and March 2014. According to this data, Jammu airport is ranked the 27th busiest airport in India, with total passenger traffic of 845,555. It is served by 7 airlines.

Kargil Airport is a military airfield in Kargil district 6 km away from Kargil and 210 km from Srinagar. It is one of the 4 airports in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It was built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of 350 million Rupees, initially for civilian use but was transferred to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 2003 after it was damaged in the Kargil War in 1999. The civil enclave at the airfield is managed by the State Government.

Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport is located in LehJammu and Kashmir. At 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level, it is one of the commercial terminals located at a very high altitude. The airport is named after 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, an Indian statesman and monk.

In February 2016, Indian Air Force handed the airport to Airport Authority of India. AAI will expand it for civilian purposes. It is serviced by 3 airlines.

Poonch Airport (also known as Poonch Airstrip) is an airport located in PoonchIndia.

Though no scheduled flights operate from Poonch, in 2005, then Chief Minister of Jammu and KashmirGhulam Nabi Azad made a suggestion to Air Deccan that they start flying small aircraft to Poonch. The then Chairman of Air DeccanCaptain Gopinath said that Air Deccan would consider the request.

Srinagar International Airport  is named after Sheikh ul Alam, a 15th-century Kashmiri mystic Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali. It is an international terminal, connected to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia beyond the borders of India. Domestically it is linked to 11 cities and serves 6 airlines.

Airports in POK:

Gilgit:

Because of its short runway located at the edge of a slope, even Boeing 737s and similar-sized jet aircraft cannot operate at Gilgit Airport. Currently Pakistan International Airlines operates ATR 42 aircraft on the Gilgit-Islamabad route.

A new terminal was constructed in 2014 which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

This airport, when planned, had been allocated land twice as large as at present. But, due to excessive water leakage from the ground, the land was used to create a public park at the vicinity of this airport. The leakage was caused due to excessive bombings on this area during war period. Muzaffarabad:

There are no scheduled flights to this airport.

Chilas

It is not being used by any passenger airline.

Skardu

Skardu has a domestic civil airport and military airbase connected to Islamabad. It also serves as a Forward Operating Base of the Pakistan Air Force.

Source: Wikipedia.

Post Script:

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Devils merrily dance under CBI’s southern HQ’s noses

Are officials in the southern regional headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation [CBI] in cahoots with criminals whose acts have left ‘We the People of India that is Bharat’ poorer by at least Rs.100 lakh crores?

The southern regional office of the CBI is smugly squatting on vital cases that include some of the biggest scandals, multiple murders, bank frauds and high treason! Worse, the inaction and inertia are an indirect applause to criminality of the worst order.

Crony-capitalism backed by crony-bureaucracy and political cronies are cocking a snook at the highest levels of the nation’s legal system – the Supreme Court – rendering it into some sort of atrophied crane!

October 1 2016 will witness yet another telecom spectrum sham-scam auction of telecom. It could potentially ensure that the Rs.50 lakh crore robbery of the exchequer through ‘telephony’ remains buried. The scandal involves a massive cover-up of a so-called cold-blooded murder of one Sadiq Batcha, the aide of former Union Telecom Minister A Raja.

In May 2016, a few days before the voting in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections that saw current Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s return to power, very briefly, details of a shamefully covered up political murder was exhumed. It was soon buried again.

Prabhakaran, a 25-year-old man had confessed to reporters in Tamil Nadu that he had murdered the aide of former Union Telecom Minister A Raja along with former top cop Jaffer Sait and another person. The person has since dropped out of sight. Washed up politician Vaiko pretended to raise the issue and then clammed up completely.

The exposes of the scandal had begun as early as 2012 and continue in these columns.

It was the Rs.50 lakh crore 2G Spectrum scandal that had caused the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam led by Karunanidhi to lose power in 2011. The so-called suicide of the main accused A Raja’s aide Sadiq Batcha had been brushed under the carpet by half a dozen bent cops at the level of Directors General of Police.

In August 2014, the Supreme Court ordered the reopening of an 8-year-old triple murder case by the CBI. The resultant denouement could potentially blow the lid off the Rs.24 lakh crore Tamil Nadu Granite scandals.   Nothing, however, has happened!

Sources within the government pointed to the September 2016 suspensions of senior bureaucrats – with former Chief Secretary Gnanadesikan leading the way. Alongside, Commissioner of Geology and Mining Atul Anand, three officials belonging to the Geology and Mines department and three executive engineers in the pollution control department too were suspended.

The suspensions were made without the government announcing any kind of enquiry against the officers, that too in spite of one of them having been the Chief Secretary of the state for one and half years. The orders were never made public or released to the media, said a well-known website.

Operative excerpts from the report cited 2 paragraphs above:

The Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the Madras high court for a CBI inquiry into the murder of former Tamil Nadu Minerals Corporation (TAMIN) chairman S Saravanan, his wife and their maid in November 2008.

On October 4, 2013, the Madras High Court set aside the trial court order convicting four people for the triple murder and ordered their release on conditional bail. Earlier, a fast-track court had sentenced four accused in the case to life imprisonment.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice J Chelameswar and Justice A K Sikri confirmed the Madras HC’s order for reinvestigation by the CBI.

The judges asked the investigation agency to probe public witness 40 (then assistant commissioner of police, Ashok Nagar, V Sethu) and public witness 41 (then assistant commissioner of police, Ashok Nagar) S Paranthaman. The officers had admitted on record that 4 bank lockers had been opened without obtaining permission from the magistrate, removed the stashed cash and jewellery, the Apex Court’s Division Bench observed.

TAMIN former managing director S Saravanan, 74, his wife Kasthuri, 71 and maid Anbarasi, 18, were found murdered in their house on 18th Avenue, Ashok Nagar on November 19, 2008.

The murders sent shock waves across the city, and police remained clueless till April 13, 2010, when they arrested cab drivers Mohammed Yasin, 24, S Udhaya Kumar, 23, and N Mohandoss, 43, and Mohandoss’ wife M Sathyabama, 34. On October 22, 2010, fast-track court judge G Savithri found all of them guilty of murder and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The prime accused, taxi driver Sathish Kumar, 24, committed suicide a few days before the others were nabbed.

The bench said: “We are of the view that the judgment of conviction and the sentence passed by the trial court have to be set aside and the matter has to be remitted for reinvestigation, to the joint director of the CBI, Chennai.” The judges also asked the CBI to investigate the matter afresh by questioning people other than those already examined.

The Rs.24 lakhs worth granite scandal is being passed off as one worth Rs.1.10 lakh crores. In June 2016, the Madras High Court saw the following as reported in The New Indian Express: Excerpts:

Advocate General A L Somayaji informed the First Bench of the Madras High Court that the State government will furnish a ‘composite picture’ of the granite scam, shortly.

The matter came up before the bench comprising Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan. The government has sought reports and inputs from various departments vis-à-vis the scam report compiled by Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Sagayam, Somayaji told the court. Time was granted till July 28.

The bench observed that it would take a final decision on the Rs.1.11 lakh crore scandals once the government furnishes the ‘composite picture’.

One of the options before the court is to direct the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the investigation as prayed for by the Public Interest Litigation filed by ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy.

Dhandapani, a lawyer representing the centre’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the court that it too was looking into the matter and would file its ‘status report’.

The bench asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to be represented by its counsel by the next hearing date.

It passed unnoticed!

[Emphasis added]

Meanwhile, Paranthaman was recommended to receive the President’s Medal!

The CBI is merrily twiddling its thumbs about this!

Details of the scandal in Granite exports are available with the state police and the CBI, handed over personally by this scribe some 3 years ago.

A person claiming to represent IAS officer Sagayam approached this scribe for details of a court case – with special emphasis on the triple murder, secret Swiss bank accounts and the list of accused in the Saravanan case.

My blog published way back in 2013 – indicated that Saravanan was the origin of the massive granite scam. Its manifestation was such that the list of culprits in the ongoing but somewhat stymied High Court monitored probe could include could include former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and at least 2 former DGPs!

The question to be asked is: Do the suspensions of several top bureaucrats have any link with the massive scandals in the granite mining and the notorious thorium-rich-sand illegal export scandal? One of the main suspects in the is latter scam is Vaikundarajan, who once had held the shares of Jaya TV – the official electronic medium of the ruling All India Anna DMK! He now has his own television channel – virtually – but silently telling one and all – touch me and I will use the media in my control against all wrongdoers who once were in cahoots with me! Vaikundarajan’s stranglehold over Tamil Nadu’s southern edges is such that a judge of the Madras High Court who heard cases pertaining to the control of TN Mercantile Bank – opted for a transfer. In that scandal is another person with several shades of grey – Sivasankaran – of Aircel-Maxis-Sun-TV nexus notoriety! 

It is a grisly tale that has links all over the place – snaking into the living rooms of top bureaucrats and politicians in Tamil Nadu – and that includes the top brass of the brown-uniformed fraternity! 

The head honchos of top nationalised banking institutions like Indian Bank[1], Corporation Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Vijaya Bank, Canara Bank[2] and Andhra Bank – all of whom ought to be seriously questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation are being left untouched.

On top is current Central Vigilance Commission’s decision maker number 3 – India’s greatest criminal banker – TM Bhasin who had headed Indian Bank.

Bhasin is occupying his post with the brazenness of a hardened criminal.

Bhasin took charge as the VC on June 11 2015.

The earlier CVC had recommended that Regular Departmental Action should be initiated against Bhasin.

The Supreme Court is seized of the matter against Bhasin since July 2015.

Excerpts from averments in public interest litigation [PIL] matter being heard in the Apex Court against Bhasin:

Bhasin was indicted in a detailed inquiry by the Central Vigilance Commission in 2013 for forging and tampering with appraisal report of Malay Mukherjee – a former General Manager of Indian Bank. Mukherjee currently heads IFCI.  

Despite this, Bhasin managed to get elected as the Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association in 2014!

Former Union Minister and currently a senior member of the ruling party Dr Subramanian Swamy had written a strongly worded letter to the Prime Minister on 11.06.2015 stating that charge against Respondent No. 3 (Bhasin) is “very serious” and the recommendation of the selection committee to appoint Respondent No. 3 as VC must be withdrawn. He said “finding of moral turpitude by CVC of Bhasin makes him unfit to keep the position of Vigilance Commissioner.

The Central Vigilance Commission recommended action against current CMD of Indian Bank – TM Bhasin as early as August 2013 asking the Union Finance Ministry to comply.

Bhasin is being relentlessly exposed since 2011 from the time when he held the position of Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Bank. Besides the other offences mentioned above, Bhasin had allegedly collaborated with the nation’s enemy Dawood Ibrahim to ruin Bank of Baroda and thus destroy the Indian financial system.

Bhasin’s target was reputed banker SS Mundra, currently a deputy governor in the Reserve Bank of India [RBI]. Bhasin wanted the post and reportedly managed to keep Mundra waiting for several months. Mundra’s elevation to RBI became possible after Dr Kamalesh Chandra Chakrabarty – another ex-Indian Bank head quit his RBI post 3 months ahead of schedule. Chakrabarty has an impeccable record as a banker. He had spent most of his years in Bank of Baroda. Chakrabarty’s opinion about Bhasin can be summed up in just two words “sheer contempt”. The contempt stemmed from one act- the so-called inauguration of Indian Bank HQ – adjacent to the ruling AIADMK’s HQ in Chennai. Bhasin had himself participated in its earlier “inaugurations” twice! Worse, he managed to invite Pranab Mukherjee [then yet to be elevated to the nation’s highest office] to do the honours. It was a ruse to allegedly splurge a sum in excess of Rs.3 crores – sans any justification – for a function that lasted less than an hour! The worst side of it is that Bhasin reportedly went around claiming to have bank-rolled Mukherjee’s elevation to the office of President! And there were, wags in Chennai add, enough fools to believe this tripe!

The evidence against Bhasin has been piling since 2011!

Bhasin’s protectors-in-chief are said to be Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and ex-RBI boss Raghuram Rajan.

The CVC and one of its mainstays Bhasin are systematically targeting banks and bankers who, it is believed, are on his hit-list. One of them is – Bank of Baroda!

That the functioning of Bank of Baroda has gone to dogs since the departure of Mundra is a minor footnote to this shameful saga.

According to official RBI communiqués, the total write-offs in the 133 scheduled banks in India works out to Rs. 1,14,000 crores worth ‘bad loans’ during the last 3 financial years (2012-13 to 2014-15). The write-offs exceed the previous nine years’ dubiously written off debts.

Between 65-70 percent of the total bad loan stock of Rs 4,43,691 crores in the banking industry has lined corrupt and criminal pockets in the corporate sector.

One of them is of course – the great Vijay Mallya. In March this year – these columns had carried the prophesy – the ‘king of good times’ who continues to remain untouched. That continues to be the status quo now!

To add insult to injury, during the current fiscal, the union finance ministry  pumped Rs 20,000 crores to bail out banks facing a liquidity crunch. It simply implies that taxpayers’ money is used to bail out banks looted by crony capitalists.

The Central Bureau of Investigation is yet to touch former Union Home Minister and ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

Among other things, Chidambaram has lied to parliament on vital aspects of the brutal murder of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

The residence and offices of both Chidambaram and his son Karti – the hubs from where their global business empires are reportedly controlled, are located within 900 metres of CBI’s Chennai regional headquarters. Central agencies are dragging their feet over serious cases of fraud involving Karti.

Not far from the same offices is the location of Apollo Hospitals – an institution linked to dubiousness-personified-holy-man – Chandraswami and to the telecom scandal! Karti’s wife Srinidhi is a Vice President in that institution.

The CBI, however, has a different set of rules applying to those who expose serious wrongdoing to establish the rule of law.

One such case is that of an ex-cop M Moosa.

HR Hussain, an office-bearer of the Wood Products Exporters Association averred that the CBI stabbed Moosa in the back – by allowing diabolically corrupt forest department officials located in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

“Two former officials of the forest department in Tamil Nadu – one P Kannan and another Rajalingaraja have rendered Moosa’s life a misery with the active connivance of CBI sleuths and United India Insurance company officials,” Hussain said.

Moosa exposed the corrupt ways of Kannan and Rajalingaraja. The duo succeeded in prosecuting Moosa in false cases. Every time courts acquitted Moosa, the duo filed something new somewhere else. Moosa lost a few crores of rupees when someone stole his export consignment. United India Insurance Co Ltd [also headquartered in Chennai] has been dragging its feet for nearly 20 years – despite Moosa being proven right in repeated investigations. This is the price one has to pay when dealing with the CBI,” Hussain added.

A Chennai media-hack wag wisecracked: CBI is an acronym that stands for Corruption, Bungling and Ineptness!

[1]

It is a body of PR operators based in Chennai – run by a former employee of Indian Bank and Corporation Bank – Prime Point Srinivasan.

Those who are his buddies refer to him as a marketing guru.

Those who are suspicious of him – term the man ‘someone comparable to the one-eyed-jack who masterminded the murder of Rajiv Gandhi’.

Two of the men said to be close to this Srinivasan are – TS Raghavan and Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati.

The latter was acquitted from the notorious Shankararaman murder case – not so honourably.

The Tamil Nadu government and the one in Puducherry – where the pontiff was acquitted – chose not to appeal against a local court’s verdict.

TS Raghavan is a former banker and an accused in criminal cases. He is currently on bail.

The one in Chennai wherein Raghavan was in prison for some time – involves cheating thousands of investors who believed in tall tales mouthed by the promoters of Vishwapriya Finance.

Vishwapriya founders also face four criminal cases, including one filed by Bank of Baroda with CBI.

Link:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/IIT-M-alumnus-cheated-300-depositors-of-Rs-40-crore-through-finance-firm/articleshow/49029552.cms

After the initial brouhaha, cops in TN are taking it easy in the case, despite Raghavan being linked to a liquor baron Purushottaman and rare-earths robber Vaikundarajan – accused of stealing nation’s wealth worth Rs.1 lakh crores!

There is worse.

Branches of Corporation Bank located close to CBI headquarters are said to be involved in money-laundering locally and abroad, according to informed sources. A gang of middlemen auditors and film industry “Chettiars” are the ringleaders – who use accounts with credibility to change the colours of shady money. “Petitions have been sent to the CBI’s regional offices with clinching evidence, but, they are sitting on it, doing nothing,” a top banking source said. 

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Operative portions from a report in The Hindu:

A branch of Canara Bank in south Mumbai remitted Rs. 340 crore, while most of the alleged forged bills were provided by Disney International, operating out of Nagpada (also in south Mumbai), according to the investigation.

Officials said that, prima facie, the names of the unscrupulous companies in whose name goods were invoiced sound bogus, and they were indulging in trade-based money laundering allegedly on behalf of unknown jewellers and diamond merchants of south Mumbai. “We suspect that a circuit of jewellers and diamond merchants have connived with bank officials to carry out this forgery, with officials allowing submission of forged bills of entry into IceGate, the e-payment gateway,” said sources in the DRI.

A.K. Das, general manager, Canara Bank, Mumbai, said the bank was not aware of any foreign exchange or foreign remittances fraud being investigated by the DRI.

“We have no reported cases in Mumbai of this nature. The bank is doing its due diligence in checking mechanisms for such incidents,” he told The Hindu.

Suveer Khanna, a partner at KPMG said: “While public sector banks are speeding up to improve their monitoring mechanisms, the private banks have an early advantage in that they are invested into improving risk management systems. While banking regulations are in place to prevent such frauds, the onus is also on the banks to take responsibility for building stronger monitoring mechanisms.”

The DRI is said to have finished its probe and is in the process of submitting a report to the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate.

China-Pakistan Conjure A Brazen Media Game

Are India’s comprador mainstream media vendors selling Bharat’s vital interests down the rivers bordering Pakistan and China?

Links between China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and China’s unquenchable thirst for Middle-East oil point to the biggest red herrings meant to fool a huge part of the world – yet again at the cost of India.

Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi landed what can be termed ‘oral Baluchistan sucker-punch’ on the glass jaws of Islamabad’s military mastodons on India’s Independence Day. Reeling under its ache, Pakistan and China are operating through elements in India’s media to spread disinformation on Bharat’s foreign policy, whose outcome could only suit the evil designs of Beijing mandarins serviced by its Rawalpindi-based army top-brass mess-menials.

Outputs of India’s top, giant information disseminators – viz. the Press Trust of India [PTI] and its competitor – Asian News International [ANI] indicate such a perfidy. The following paragraphs point to possibilities of total myopia or complete treachery on the part of these news agencies.

There are other sinister angles. Some of them snake into the innards of India’s financial capital Mumbai and a few smelly entails of a mysteriously dead 4th Estate fixer.

The Pakistani yelp is clearly audible from the tone of Abdul Basit, the enemy nation’s agent provocateur operating under diplomatic garb, as reported by the Financial Express, citing an ANI dispatch. Operative excerpts:

India’s denial to hold talks with Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir recorded reactions from both sides. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit Islamabad feels the need to hold talks over Kashmir, an ANI report says.

“You all know that we took a step towards having dialogue but that didn’t work out. We did send an invite to India but that did not move forward. We do feel talks on Kashmir is needed [sic],” Basit was quoted as saying.

Reacting to allegations concerning Dawood Ibrahim’s hideout in Pakistan, Basit was dismissive.

“Ye baat puraani ho gayi hai (this is an old issue),” he said.

Pakistan had written to India on August 15, calling for a dialogue on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and humanitarian issues related to the violence there. India rejected the offer.

Not far behind was India’s biggest news agency – PTI. It regurgitated the Chinese line on Modi to twist the narrative. The dispatch was cited by the Times of India. Operative excerpts:

Chinese scholars are “deeply disturbed” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent reference to Baluchistan. A senior expert, talking to PTI, warned of joint steps by China and Pakistan if an “Indian factor” disrupts the $46 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC], with the region as its hub.

“If India is found by China or Pakistan in disrupting the process of CPEC, it will really become a disturbance to China-India relations, India-Pakistan relations,” South Asia expert Hu Shisheng said.

“If that happens China and Pakistan could have no other way but take united steps. I want to say that the Pakistan factor could surge again to become the most disturbing factor in China-India relations, even more than the Tibet, border and trade imbalance issues,” he told PTI here.

Hu is the director of China’s state-run think-tank Institute of South and Southeast Asian and Oceanian Studies. The institute is affiliated to the Chinese foreign ministry.

“All the three countries could be badly derailed from their current facts of economic and social development. It could be very bad,” Hu said.

Expressing concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to the human rights situation in Baluchistan in his Independence Day address, he said Chinese scholars were “deeply disturbed by the reference”.

Welcoming the formation of the special mechanism for talks during Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s recent visit to India to resolve differences, Hu said the two sides can hold wide-ranging talks on CPEC, NSG and India’s bid to ban Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar in the UN.

“If CPEC is completed not only China and Pakistan but also Afghanistan, India and Iran can benefit a lot. India’s projects in Chabahar port in Iran too can benefit,” Hu averred.

Hu claimed the CPEC will not disturb the sovereignty claim of Pakistan and India in the Kashmir issue.

“It is quite clearly written in the 1963 border treaty of Pakistan and China that if Pakistan and India finally reach agreement on Kashmir issue then the treaty would be accordingly amended. The CPEC construction is conducive to regional stability including China’s Xinjiang. China dare not give up the management and frontier regional development just for being sensitive to the Indian concerns over Kashmir issue. China has its own national concerns, especially stability of Xinjiang,” Hu pointed out.

“If Indian concern is too much, China is also one part of the Kashmir issue. If the accession (area by Pakistan to China) is regarded by India as one part of the problem then let the three of us sit down to talk. Whatever happened in the past, it has not become so serious then let us talk about it [sic],” Hu added.

China has dangled a huge red herring in this regard to divert the globe’s attention from. Beijing’s sweat to get the world media to concentrate on the ‘crippling costs’ of its oil imports from the Middle East is a clever attempt to camouflage the possibility of losing one of its biggest provinces – Xinjiang. Here is an indication as to how western media has been completely fooled.

Also read: Contemporary Tamil fiction at its best 

China’s daily crude imports this year are touching 7.4 million barrels according to an analyst with S&P Global Platts, Song Yen Ling. It is up 10% from last year’s 6.7 million. China’s growing oil thirst, the Wall Street Journal reports, is a serious cause for Beijing’s concern.

China’s largest African suppliers of oil are: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, the Republic of Congo, and Sudan. Smaller exporters include Algeria, Chad, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, and Libya.

China has also recently cut major energy deals with Russia, as Moscow and Beijing unfreeze decades of mutual suspicion and mistrust in a growing geopolitical alliance also aimed at reducing U.S. regional and global hegemony. Middle Eastern oil still represents over 50% of China’s oil needs.

Most of this oil passes through – the Straits of Hormuz. Roughly, 20% of the world’s petroleum (about 35% of the petroleum traded by sea) passes through the strait, making it a highly important strategic location for international trade, says the relevant Wikipedia dossier.

China spends roughly US$1.6 billion per month to transport its oil from various parts of the globe to its ports. Its oil import growth rate is pegged at 16% per annum and hence – its costs could escalate beyond manageable proportions. Its oil buys are another story – accruing to US$11.5 billion a month including transportation costs.

But, Chinese slit eyes are rooted to another spot in the area that has stuff worth roughly US$ 30 trillion – in its immediate neighbourhood – Afghanistan!

Or is that China is getting even for a sinister event that escaped the world’s main mainstream media drones’ eagle eyes?

According to Wikipedia, there are over 1400 mineral fields in Afghanistan. They contain barite, chromite, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, natural gas, petroleum, sulphur, talc and zinc. The precious stones in the nation’s underbelly include emeralds, lapis lazuli, red garnets, and rubies.

China has a land border with Afghanistan that snakes through a chicken-neck pass called Vakhjir Pass. It passes through the Hindu Kush or Pamirs at the eastern end of the Wakhan Corridor, the only pass between Afghanistan and China. It links Wakhan in Afghanistan with the Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China, at an altitude of 4,923 metres (16,152 ft) above mean-sea-level [MSL]. The pass, not an official border crossing point, has the sharpest official change of clocks of any international frontier (UTC+4:30 in Afghanistan to UTC+8China Standard Time, in China).

Despite the common border cited above, China needs a circuitous route to enter Afghanistan – which can only be through PoK and Baluchistan. In a word, that sums up the theme behind the CPEC.

On the Chinese side, the region is home to the Uighur people and part of   the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region [XUAR]. It is the largest Chinese administrative division, the 8th largest country subdivision in the world, spanning over 1.6 million km2 (0.64 million square miles) It contains the disputed territory of Aksai Chin administered by China. Xinjiang borders the countries of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Xinjiang also borders Tibet Autonomous Region and the provinces of Gansu and Qinghai. Xinjiang is divided into the Dzungarian Basin in the north and the Tarim Basin in the south by a mountain range. Only about 4.3% of Xinjiang’s land area is fit for human habitation. The Xinjiang autonomous region in China’s far west has had a long history of discord between the authorities and the indigenous ethnic Uighur population, said a BBC report.

The Xinjiang conflict is an ongoing separatist conflict in China‘s far-west province of Xinjiang, whose northern region is known as Dzungaria and whose southern region (the Tarim Basin) is known as East Turkestan. Uyghur separatists and independence movements claim that the region is not a part of China. The Second East Turkestan Republic was, it is alleged, illegally incorporated by the PRC in 1949 and has since been under Chinese occupation. The East Turkestan Independence Movement [ETIM] is led by Turkic Islamist militant organisations, most notably the Turkistan Islamic Party (formerly the East Turkestan Islamic Movement), against the government in Beijing.

In 2012, Chinese authorities asked Pakistan to hand over members of the extremist East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) believed to be operating out of the latter nation. Beijing named six terror suspects and described the group as the “most direct and real safety threat that China faces”.

In 2015, a Reuters report said that almost all members of the Uighur militant group the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) have been eliminated from Pakistan. The source was Pak President Mamnoon Hussain, who had visited Beijing. China blames violent unrest in its far western region of Xinjiang on separatist groups like ETIM, who it says want to set up an independent state called East Turkestan and have bases in countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many foreign experts, however, have questioned whether ETIM exists as the coherent group China claims it is.

Xinjiang has another controversial border – with the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) or Xizang Autonomous Region. It is also called Tibet or Xizang. It was created in 1965 on the basis of Tibet’s incorporation by the PRC in 1951.

Within China, Tibet is identified as an Autonomous Region. The current borders of Tibet were generally established in the 18th century and include about half of ethno-cultural Tibet. The Tibet Autonomous Region is the second-largest province-level division of China by area, spanning over 1,200,000 square kilometres (460,000 sq mi), after Xinjiang, and mostly due to its harsh and rugged terrain, is the least densely populated provincial-level division of the PRC.

If the CPEC is disrupted, China would lose its US$46 billion investment to link its Kashghar region to the Arabian Sea. The CPEC is aimed at cutting costs of importing oil, paving the way to export PRC goods through the Arabian Sea and simultaneously pose a threat to the first world’s already garbled Middle-East policy.

Thirsty for the Middle-East’s oil, China aims to cut down costs of ferrying the crude by some 1600 km as tankers have to traverse the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Straits of Malacca before reaching the Chinese ports. Peoples’ Republic of China is the largest importer of crude in the world at the present.

Modi’s Independence Day speech pointed to Pakistan’s losing its biggest province Baluchistan on the one side and ending the illegal occupation of Kashmir on the other. For China this is alarming. Not only could its carefully laid plans to spring a series of traps against the West in the southwest underbelly of Pakistan go kaput, but also, its strategic advantages in India’s northwest flank may go up in smoke. Worse, the clarion calls for the independence of Uighurs and Tibet would receive a fillip – leaving China minus its largest province bordering Russia.

The policy of the West with regard to Afghanistan isn’t pure as driven snow either.

NATO needs to cart away the booty from Afghanistan and India’s western coast port of Kandla is the safest exit point.  NATO had vainly tried various tricks since 2010 with regard to the riches of Afghanistan!

Boxed into a corner of its own making, Pakistan is fomenting trouble in Kashmir valley to delay the inevitable.

Corrupt sections of the media are overplaying the problems in India’s northernmost state – where terrorists with active support from Pakistan have become a headache.

China hopes to hem India in from its northwest flank through its investment in Gwadar and also through the CPEC. The Beijing dragon is already present in Sri Lanka in the southeast port of Hambantota – sending submarines and warships to dock at what is slowly turning out to be a naval base meant also to challenge NATO presence in the Indian Ocean’s Diego Garcia atoll. Pakistani and Chinese presence in Maldives – another archipelago in India’s southwest flank is cause for worry. The less said about Chinese mischief in India’s northeast flank the better because New Delhi’s snob political classes’ attitude towards the unfortunate citizens of the north eastern 7 sisters is pathetically piss poor.

In the face of such extenuating circumstances, the suspected treason of India’s mainstream media could be cause for serious concern.

The original question again:

Are India’s comprador mainstream media vendors selling Bharat’s vital interests down the rivers bordering Pakistan and China?