There is an old proverb in Hindi – ‘chor se kaho chori kar aur sah se kaho, jagte raho’ which roughly translated, means tell the thief to steal, and enthusiastically say stay awake. America, which thinks it is the world’s boss, has always followed this policy. The latest matter in this context is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed, upcoming visit to America. Attempts are being to foment sourness and for that the Kashmir issue is being made the weapon, so that Modi’s America visit is not a success and the blame for it devolves on India. This special report from Chauthi Duniya sheds light on America’s duplicity in this matter.
While on one side American President Barack Obama is extending an invitation to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit America, on the other side he is putting the Kashmir thorn in the way. This contradictory character has been a part and parcel of America’s nature. It doesn’t at all want that relations should improve between India and Pakistan and that a solution be found to the biggest hurdle — the Kashmir issue — in the way of good relations. Neither does America want that the situation in Kashmir changes and citizens who had perforce to flee from the valley be resettled with due respect in their homes. The review that officials of the Indian intelligence agency. Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), are doing of a report of the American intelligence agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is quite shocking. RAW is briefing the Prime Minister’s Office on this.
America tried very hard and spent a quite a lot of money too to ensure that Narendra Modi doesn’t come to power in Delhi, but in the end, it bent its knees before the wave that swept Modi to victory. However, it seems like this, but in reality it is not so. Instead of bending its knees, America is, like a fox, showing cunning. So that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clear cut ideology and clear plan in the context of Kashmir do not succeed at any cost, America has started dangerous preparations much before Narendra Modi’s America visit. These are so deadly that once you know about them, you will easily be able to imagine their far-reaching negative consequences.
The FBI report reveals that the person who was working as an agent of the Pakistani intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and had been arrested under the strict laws of America on charges of taking funding from ISI for spreading terrorism and using it against India, has been released. He is being instigated to create an anti-India atmosphere before Modi’s arrival in America, so that in America Modi is publicly denounced and once again the Kashmir issue can be internationalised.
An anti-India atmosphere over Kashmir is once again being created before Modi’s visit to America. America’s capital Washington D.C. is becoming the centre for these activities. A senior RAW official , referring to the FBI report, said that is extremely surprising that a person has been suddenly released who was found guilty of creating an anti- India atmosphere in America at the behest of the ISI and promoting terrorism. Moreover, American intelligence agencies and the Government had also accepted in documents that this person had links with infamous terrorist leaders like Osama Bin Laden and Al Zawahiri. This act of America also exposes America’s reality of creating disorder all over the world under cover of forming a group of fellow countries against terrorism.
On the basis of the FBI report’s disclosure by RAW, you will get to know who the man is who has been working as an agent of ISI against India and has been released by America, but you will not get to know why and how the murder of Zaheer Ahmad, a person who worked with him, took place. Or indeed, the people who killed him or those important clues which it was feared would be exposed and because of which Zaheer Ahmad was murdered. Upon the mysterious death of Zaheer Ahmad, why has the American administration maintained mysterious silence? Why have investigations not been made? Experts in uncovering the minutest detail, America’s silence in this murder case in itself provides answers to many questions.
We will take you towards the answers to these questions, but before that let us inform you that that the name of the ISI agent released at the American Government’s initiative is Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai. You all know his name and about his activities, but you don’t know this that the Zaheer Ahmad who acted as a link between Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai and the ISI is the same person who was trying to make nuclear weapons reach Al-Qaeda. Before the attack of 9/11, Zaheer Ahmad had already held a meeting with Osama Bin Laden and his close aide Ayman al-Zawahiri in this regard. How serious the connivance of Zaheer Ahmad and Pakistani nuclear scientist Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood and the meetings with Laden to give nuclear weapons to Al-Qaeda, responsible for 9/11 and many other such attacks were can be very well understood.
Note that the recorded statement of Zaheer Ahmad, in which he has admitted his terrorist activities, is also available with the agency. The sudden murder of a person in possession of sensitive information linked to such activities itself clears a lot of things. It also makes clears that Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai who was linked to Zaheer Ahmad has relations not only to ISI but also has relations with Al-Qaeda. Releasing such a person is strange but true. And America’s silence in such serious matters exposes the real character of the American declaration of a global struggle against terrorism. Officially it was said that Zaheer Ahmad died of cerebral hemorrhage, whereas all the circumstances say something else. Zaheer Ahmad had been made an accused along with Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, but let alone his arrest he was eliminated in between itself. It is clear that with respect to terrorism America’s priorities are limited only to conspiracies.
It is notable that Dr. Gul Chughtai of Shifa International Hospital, Philadelphia, had given clues to FBI about the suspicious activities of Zaheer Ahmad, (a medical doctor who was credited as being the founder and chief executive of the Shifa International Hospital in Islamabad), and his link with Fai. Zaheer Ahmad and Pakistani nuclear scientist Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood’s suspicious Afghanistan visit was also in the sights of the FBI, after which it was proved that during that visit in August 2001 itself they had talked to Osama Bin Laden and Ayman Al Jawahiri on the matter of nuclear weapons. Documents reveal that Zaheer Ahmad had a key role in the transfer of funds between the Pakistan Government, ISI and Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai. It was under the supervision of Zaheer himself, through hawala or other mediums that funds from the Pakistani Intelligence agency used to be transferred to Fai’s organisation.
In the mean time, the world came to know about the dramatic release of Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai — surrounded by serious charges like spying, treasonous terrorist activities and financial rigging — when immediately after coming out of jail, he started anti-India activities at American instigation. On 15 February, by openly organising a Kashmiri forum conference, Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai systematically started the work of spewing fire against India. The lavish cost of this conference organised in the grand hotel Holiday Inn in America’s capital Washington D.C., was once again borne by the ISI and the American administration not just kept watch, but many self proclaimed great Senators too participated in this anti-India conference to give company to ISI agents in singing anti-India tunes. This conference was co-sponsored by Fai’s Kashmiri American Council (KAC), which America had black listed for working for the ISI. The startling thing is that in March 2012 Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai was found guilty of crimes like conspiracy of deception against America, creating anti-India atmosphere with heavy funding from ISI and being involved in terrorist activities and under the U.S Department of Justice Form No.-(202) 514-2007/(202) 514-1888 was given punishment of 2 years. But the amazing thing is that he was released in November 2013 itself. Suddenly one day he was shown the way to release from the Cumberland jail situated in Maryland. The people who were accused along with Fai, out of them Abdul Akif, Saeed Bajwa, Javed Rehmat and another individual were not arrested at all. It was also exposed that for the release of Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, the Muslim Legal Fund of America ( MLFA) provided funds. The Executive Director of the MLFA, Khalil Meek, played an active role in this.
This was America’s biggest spying episode, in which arrested individuals had direct links to many powerful political
personalities like American Senator Dan Burton and high-up Government officials. Documents reveal that within one year itself Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai had 33 meetings with members of the American Congress and famous personalities of the American
Government. Special Agent of the FBI, Sarah Webb Linden, has categorically stated these things in her affidavit.
For the past 20 years, the Kashmiri American Council (KAC), on the basis of funding from a Pakistani Intelligence Agency, had been creating anti-India sentiments. The FBI has ‘captured’ more than 4000 conversations between Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai and the ISI. In March 2010 Fai also had a meeting with Major-General Mumtaz Ahmad Bajwa and Sohail Mahmood of ISI in Geneva. The ISI had given to Major- General Bajwa himself the responsibility of monitoring various groups of Kashmiri terrorists. In fact, in KAC’s Kashmir Peace Conference held in Capitol Hill, from the side of ISI, Lieutenant-Colonel Touqeer Mehmood Butt had participated officially. The funny thing is that the ones who call the Pakistani Intelligence agency ‘the fosterer of terrorists’ — America’s Senators Denis Kucinich,Joe Pitts, Jim Moran, Yvette Clarke and Dan Burton also sat side by side in that conference. The FBI has a recording of this. The FBI also recorded the secret conversations of Major General Bajwa and Lieutenant Colonel Butt of ISI with Fai. The report of an FBI agent (page 20) reveals that officials of the ISI used to give assignment of plans to Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai and used to review the progress of work and achievements (page 24). Included in the assignments given by the ISI are tasks like promoting friendship with the White House, State Department, Defense Ministry (Pentagon), Members of Congress and officials of the United Nations and tightening the hold on them. Along with this, the ISI had given Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai the task of ‘influencing’ 11 prominent personalities of the American media and 6 prominent intellectuals of Washington. The control of Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai’s organisation, the KAC, was in the hands of the ISI, and for that special responsibility was given to Brigadier Javeed Aziz Khan aka Rathore aka Abdullah aka Nizami Mir of ISI. For this work, the ISI had assigned Touqeer Mehmood Butt, and Sohail Mahmood aka Mir to be with the Brigadier. Fai used to get 7 lakh US dollars from the ISI very year.
In the investigation by the FBI there was official confirmation of the close links between ISI Agent Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai and Senator Dan Burton. Fai had himself given 10,290 dollars to Dan Burton and the directors associated with Fai’s organisation had separately given 28,951 dollars to Dan Burton. To make Senators and the Administration happy, these directors had spent 92,556 dollars. Fai had given 9500 dollars to the National Republican Senatorial Committee of America and 28,165 dollars to Federal candidates. This money was received by Fai’s organisation from the Pakistani Intelligence Agency ISI and is being received now too. After 2003, every year, in the name of the Kashmir Peace Conference, the work of reaching out to personalities continued and the ISI kept spending money recklessly on such meetings. Such conferences were organised in other foreign countries too, in which all expenses of the air tickets, lodging, meals and entertainment for the participants were borne by the ISI through Fai. In these ‘pampered meets’ some members of a high level committee formed by the Indian Government to solve the Kashmir issue have also participated.
The conclusion is this that in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming America visit ‘sponsored’ obstacles are going to arise. The Research and Analyisis Wing is monitoring and keeping an eye on the internal activities going on in America, but the Prime Minister’s office and the External Affairs Ministry will have to be prepared for diplomatic toughness and on the Kashmir issue India will have to show its unwavering firmness. It is important to reveal here that e-mails between Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai and his handler Major General Bajwa have also been caught, in which elections taking place in India have been called illegal, inhumane and a part of actions against Kashmiris and a hostile, secret plan was made for distributing pamphlets on the same lines all over Kashmir.
Ironical Courses of Action
The American intelligence agency notorious for interfering in the internal matters of countries the world over, overthrowing Governments, indirectly meddling in politics and committing political murders, has always created hurdles in FBI’s investigation and action against Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and Fai. FBI tried many times to arrest Fai, but the CIA rendered those attempts unsuccessful. This fierce tussle between the external and internal intelligence agencies of America has also come to light in FBI documents. The CIA says that because of the arrest of Fai, tensions will increase unnecessarily between America and Pakistan. The irony is this that after investigations and the report of the FBI, Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai in his 26 page long confessional statement accepted all the charges, but the American Government ranked its importance only so much that it released him in between his term of punishment. And this when for the kind of acts that Fai committed, the punishment in America is life imprisonment. Moreover, the American Government didn’t even conduct an investigation into the suspicious role of those senators who were ‘intimate’ with officials of the Pakistani Intelligence agency responsible for spreading terrorism all over the world.
Question Mark Over Norwegian MP’s Agenda
Another matter that needs to be understood : what is the agenda of the Norwegian MP, Lars Rise, who participated in the anti-India Conference with extra activeness and excitement? Rise has said openly that he had attended Fai’s Conference earlier too, wants strengthening of the Hurriyat Conference, and he agrees with Fai’s desires and intentions. It must be recalled that it was Norway, which in the name of mediation, meddled in the internal affairs of India’s neighbour Sri Lanka by trying to create differences between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and in the end the Sri Lankan President had to order such mediators to leave the country.