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When & how will terrorism between India and Pakistan end? -Part 1

With continued violence in Kashmir and a heightened threat of terrorist activity by Pakistan-based militant groups, tensions and concerns over a serious military confrontation between nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan remain high, so should we expect the ending of terrorist attacks anytime soon, reflects Mustafa Khan.

The nations of India and Pakistan have fiercely contested each other over Kashmir, fighting three major wars and two minor wars. It has gained immense international attention given the fact that both India and Pakistan are nuclear powers and this conflict represents a threat to global security.

There is a crime report of a murder of a woman Mrs. Parker. The case is famous by the name of Rokcham Murder. At 2 am Parker was killed by a man called Adams. He was very thick and strong in his thighs and his eyes were bloodshot and bulging. Mrs. Salmon was a neighbor who opened her window to see below. The sound made the murderer look back at the window Mrs. Salmon saw him in the moonlight. While going out the murderer threw the hammer into the bushes of the garden. Another witness of a driver Henry MacDougall. An old man Mr. Wheeler also saw Adams.

The Counsel for the Crown questioned Mrs. Salmon to look at Mr. Adams in the dock and then told her to look at the back where another Adams look-alike of the accused was sitting. But the second Adams was with his wife in bed at 2 am. In this way, the trial ended in the acquittal of the accused.

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And then came the most surprising event

Both the Adams was walking back when the twins had an accident. One of them was crushed by a bus coming from the other side; it is difficult to say that natural justice was done. (Graham Green, The Case of the Defense). The remarkable statement of Moeed Yusuf that he also studied open-source and taped it to find out the people behind terrorism is a rich source of intelligence. It is also the intuition of the investigator which can yield important clues.  This source is intelligence-sans-frontier, a weapon of fighting terror and particularly in the sub-continent of Asia. An instance is that of the terrorist who masterminded the gory manslaughter of 140 students killed, and a hundred others injured in the Army Public School of Peshawar.

One of the masterminds was purportedly provided treatment for wounds in India. Intuitions are proofs of incidents where concrete proof is not available. However, the planning and funding of the terrorists or hospitalization and treatment is enough proof. Here collaboration of the host country India is necessary where the mastermind was given medical treatment.

The inductive or deductive syllogism of logic

Furthermore, there are other sources including confession. In the Samjhauta Express case, more matter of facts was overlooked. “After dining, Sunil Josh, Bharatbhai Riteshwar and Pragya Singh and I sat together, separately from the other four. I suggested that Malegaon (Maharashtra) has an 80 percent Muslim population, so we could start nearby [Malegaon is on the road from Surat (where the Sadhvi was based) and Dangs (where Swami Asimanand lived in his ashram); the first bomb should be planted there. Then I said the Nizam of Hyderabad had opted to go with Pakistan at the time of Independence, so Hyderabad should be taught a lesson.

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I said Ajmer was a place where many Hindus visit the Dargah… a bomb in Ajmer would scare Hindus and they would stop going there. I also suggested a bomb at Aligarh Muslim University because Muslim youths would be there. They all agreed to my suggestions… Sunil Joshi was asked to do a recce of the four places. He also suggested that since only Pakistanis travel by the Samjhauta Express between India and Pakistan, the train too should be bombed. He took the responsibility for this himself.”


Mustafa Khan holds a Ph.D. on Mark Twain. He lives in Malegaon Maharashtra, India. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.