Dr Muhammad Khan
THE EU DisinfoLab has warned the world about the bigger Indian designs of misleading the international community for its own vested interests. EU DisinfoLab published its research about Indian media outlet with the name of ‘Indian Chronicles’. Indeed, it is an in-depth investigative report about Indian strategic usage of its own and international media, prominent personalities and international NGOs against Pakistan. In the entire research of EU DisinfoLab, Pakistan has been found as the primary target of the Indian media outlet. The 15-years long misleading media outlet headed by Srivastava Group started working in 2005 and its planning stage took many years before formal start. It was amplified by Indian news agency, ANI and continues working despite its exposure by EU DisinfoLab in early December 2020.
In order to defame and malign Pakistan, this Indian media outlet established three informal groups in the European Parliament: the South Asia Peace Forum, the Baloch Forum and Friends of Gilgit-Baltistan. These groups used to organize press conferences and demonstrations on important occasions in front of the UN building, EU Parliament and other forums against Pakistan. All this Indian activities through its internationally spread media outlet, India defamed Pakistan and undermined its unmatched contribution against terrorism. Despite being four times bigger than Pakistan, India has been conspiring against Pakistan ever since 1947. In the peak days of the US-Taliban war in Afghanistan Senator Chuck Hagel, who later became US Secretary of Defence, during his address at the Cameron University in Oklahoma in 2011, said that India has been using Afghanistan as a second front against Pakistan. A fact known to Pakistani security establishment for decades and it has raised this at all forums and with US officials time and again.
The Senator has been US Secretary of Defence from 2013 to 2015 under President Obama. In the wordings of Chuck Hagel, “India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan on that side of the border and you can carry that into many dimensions.” Indeed, Hagel has been very close to Indian establishment and knew the facts about India and its anti-Pakistan activities. Indeed, India used and is still using the Afghan soil against Pakistan for advancing its own strategic aims rather facilitating peace in that war-torn state. India has been conspiring against Pakistan for decades using the Afghan soil. Indeed, India started its anti-Pakistan activities right from the inception of Pakistan as an independent and continues doing this till to-date.
In the initial years after independence of Pakistan, Indian authorities had been collaborating with Afghan King Zahir Shah against this new state. Gen McChrystal, the former US military commander in Afghanistan admitted Indian role in Afghanistan as a spoiler of peace. He clearly mentioned in his Strategic Assessment of Afghan war-2009 that ‘India uses Afghan soil against Pakistan which invites Pakistani response’. He also clearly told US President Obama that the US is not winning a war in Afghanistan. He also described the period where President Obama took a long time for the approval of additional troops for deployment in Afghanistan as the most “painful”. The US and NATO failure in Afghanistan can also be attributed to the role India played as a spoiler of peace. India never wanted peace in Afghanistan, since peace in that country would have made India and external forces as irrelevant and unwanted.
The linkage of the disclosures made in EU DisinfoLab (Indian Chronicles) can be made in the research of Paul Marshall, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Washington DC. He once revealed very interesting facts about the global trends of combating terrorism. In 2004, this distinguished professor and insightful scholar had indicated to the Bush Administration in the United States that Muslims are not the real threat to world peace. But, there are groups and communities who have indigenous trends towards terrorism and they are the real threat for the global peace including a threat to US society. He clearly told the US policy makers through his write-up that extremism and terrorism runs counter to Islamic teachings. In South Asia, the real masters of terrorism are Hindu extremists who are supported by Indian Government. With Narendra Modi assuming power in India in 2014,the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) became the most powerful religious outfit of the world. All terrorist activities within India against minorities and those in the neighbouring states are planned and controlled by RSS Headquarters located at Nagpur, Maharashtra State. According to a recently released video, Mr Jada, a black American revealed many facts related to Indiana-based Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and the RSS. While revealing the facts in front of a Town Council in New Hampshire against disenfranchisement of US citizens, he compared KKK with RSS and racial agenda, both having interconnected terrorist agendas.
Jordan Fischer Jordan, the Senior Digital reporter for RTV6 disclosed the reality of KKK in his article, entitled, “The History of Hate in Indiana: How the Ku Klux Klan took over Indiana’s halls of power”. Like RSS, in the case of KKK, “religion, politics, government and patriotism are all deeply entwined.” Mr Jada also revealed the connection between India’s RSS and Tulsi Gabbard, who campaigned hard to become America’s next President. She repeatedly spoke at RSS events both in the US and India. Her campaign was widely financed by RSS. “The real message about RSS, being similar to KKK and to Hitler’s fascist goals, is being recognized as such throughout the world.” Modi is the direct product of the RSS, since he was groomed entirely by this terror outfit.
While drawing the parallels between Indiana’s KKK and India’s RSS one gets the clear message of overt threat based on terrorism, fascism and racism. Both terror networks have wider political agendas intertwined with religious and social agendas. The essence of their ideologies includes: promotion of terrorism in the garb of belief system, advancement of racial discrimination and attainment of political dominance through the alliance of key capitals and power centres. As exposed through Indian Chronicles by EU DisinfoLab, the Indian media outlet is spread in 119 countries, disseminating disinformation about Pakistan and Muslims. The widespread Indian Diaspora around the globe is rapidly becoming a hazard for each state. Indeed, Indian media outlet and its RSS- led Hindutva ideology is endangering the regional peace in South Asia and global peace at international level.
— The writer is Professor of Politics and IR at International Islamic University, Islamabad.