Indian newspapers first to announce who exactly 'claimed responsibility' for Mardan blasts

08:35 PM | 2 Sep, 2016
Indian newspapers first to announce who exactly 'claimed responsibility' for Mardan blasts
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One of the deadliest terror attacks in recent times in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Mardan blast which claimed the lives of 13 people has been claimed by the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Interestingly, as the Pakistani media were busy in covering and reporting the death toll and casualties, the India media across the border already knew who the culprit was and published the statements of the group’s spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan.

Supposedly, it was Pakistani media that was to disclose the names of the culprits first.

Following the attack, India’s leading newspapers Times of India and Hindustan Times ran with the independently confirmed reports saying that the attack was a work of internationally blacklisted terrorist group.

The Hindustan Times wrote:

“The group’s spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, promised more attacks. “We appeal to civilians to remain away from law enforcement installations and these un-Islamic courts. We will target them more.”

This is not the first time that Indian media has ‘divulged’ the inside story from its suspicious “sources”, it has also been incessantly telling the world that terror attacks anywhere in the world are carried out by Pakistan but it quite contradictorily, it is the first one to inside story of every terror attack.

This raises a lot of suspicions and doubts about India. India has been constantly involved in fomenting terrorism in Pakistan.

India’s role in fomenting terrorism in Pakistan is not a secret and not surprising at all. US defense secretary Chuck Hegal, in 2013 clearly stated that India has ‘for many years’ sponsored terrorist activities against Pakistan in Afghanistan. In his 2011 speech, Hagel accused India of fueling tensions with Pakistan, claiming it is using Afghanistan ‘as a second front’ against Pakistan.

Security analyst, Saima Aman Sial writes “Kulbhushan Yadav, (serving Indian Navy Commander) was allegedly sent under deputation to the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of the government to Iran (Chabahar Port) since 2013. It is well documented that India uses its consulates close to the Afghanistan and Iranian border to infiltrate terrorists in Pakistan.”

Addressing the University of Dhaka, on 7th June 2015 Modi admitted that, “we fought for Bangladesh’s ‘swabhimaan’ (honor) … alongside Mukti Jodhas (Mukti Bahani)”.

Indian Defence minister Manohar Parrikar also admitted, in one of his statements in May 2015 that India ‘neutralizes terrorists only through terrorists’ after a dossier was sent to UN by Pakistan.

India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval,in February 2014 discussed Indian terrorism strategy against Pakistan, where India buys terrorist elements to be used against Pakistan as part of its defensive-offence strategy.

In April 2010, India officially admitted that its Army’s serving officer, Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, was an active member of the Hindutva brigade and responsible for the bombings on Pakistan-bound Samjhota Express.

In the Sharm-el-Sheikh joint statement, July 2009, between India and Pakistan, Indian premier admitted Indian involvement in fermenting terrorism in Pakistan.

Furthermore, India Today in a September 2013 report revealed that a Technical Support Division (TDS) was raised by the Indian army specifically to carry out covert operations. TDS mission mainly related to financing of bombings and session movements in the neighbouring states through pouring in of several crores of rupees.

All these evidences substantiate Pakistan's concerns and evidences presented in different platforms though the Pakistan's narrative is not sellable in the world that has only advanced in prejudices and phobia against Islam and Pakistan  since 9/11.