On 26th November 2020, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorist organization based in Pakistan, carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai. (166 dead and 293 injured from 24 countries) Entire India was glued to their Television watching in horror the live telecast of the attack. It turned out that the handlers of terrorists were guiding them by watching live TV. Four days looked like forever. Under Secretary in Home Ministry RVS Mani in his book, revealed that at least 12 hours were wasted by the then Home Minister in unnecessary protocols. Why?
Forging of Saffron Terror
Aziz Burney as a journalist in 2008 itself wrote various articles which blamed RSS and every outfit in India rather than Pakistan. Two yeas later he published these articles as a book titled 26/11: RSS ki Saazish? (“26/11: An RSS conspiracy?”) hinting that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was somehow linked to the attack and launched the book in presence of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on December 6, 2010.At the time of launch, Singh said that Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had called him, hours before he was killed in the terror attacks, to tell him about threats he had received for probing Hindu extremists and their terror links.
In a speech in the National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq had said, “Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had in an important meeting pointed out that if Pakistan did not release Wing Commander Varthaman, India would have attacked Pakistan that night by 9 pm.”
“I remember Shah Mahmood Qureshi was in the meeting which Imran Khan had refused to attend and the Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa came into the room, his legs were shaking and he was perspiring. The Foreign Minister said for god’s sake let Abhinandan go, India’s about to attack Pakistan at 9 pm,” Sadiq told the Assembly.
Minister Fawad Choudhry accepted that it conducted the Pulwama attack in February 2019 under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In reply, Fawad Chaudhry dismissed Sadiq’s statement as lies and bragged that the Pulwama terror attack by Jaish was Pakistan’s collective achievement. He on Thursday made following categorical statement in the National Assembly:
“We attacked India after infiltrating in its own territory and the success in Pulwama was a success under the leadership of Imran Khan. It was a success of our community and the opposition is also a partner in this success.”
Pakistan celebrates 14th August as it’s Independence Day:
Why Pakistan celebrates 14th August ? Is it because it was born on this day or because it attained independence from British on this day? The true answer is: Neither of the two.
British passed The Indian Independence Act on 18th July 1947. The preamble of this Act states as under:
The act created two new independent dominions; India and Pakistan. Pakistan was split into Pakistan and East Pakistan which is now Bangladesh. The Bengal and Punjab provinces were partitioned between the two new countries. These dominions separated the Muslim, Hindu and Sikh population and caused the biggest forced migration which has ever happened that was not the result of war or famine. The Act repealed the use of ‘Emperor of India’ as a title for the British Crown and ended all existing treaties with the princely states. Lord Mountbatten continued as Governor-General and Jawaharlal Nehru was appointed India’s first Prime Minister, Muhammad Ali Jinnah became Pakistan’s Governor-General and Liaquat Ali Khan its Prime Minster. The 15th August 1947 has since become celebrated as India’ and Pakistan’s Independence Day.
Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on 26 July. On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been possessed by Pakistan surreptitiously at the end of winter.
The Kargil War
The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in loss of life on both the sides. Pakistan however disowned it’s soldiers and refused to take back their mortal remains. In this war 527 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces made supreme sacrifice of their life to make it possible.
The war ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory, hence re-establishing the state existing before the war.
The Wikipedia entry is a Jihadi attempt to distort the facts. Hence this post is aimed at correcting the mischievous entry.
Prime Minister’s speech today:
My dear countrymen, Namaskar. Today, is the 26th of July, a very special day…It is Kargil Vijay Diwas. It was on this very day 21 years ago, our Army unfurled the flag of victory in the battle of Kargil. Friends, India can never forget the circumstances under which the battle of Kargil took place. Pakistan had embarked upon this misadventure, nursing delusions of encroaching upon Indian soil, to distract attention from the internal strife prevailing there. India was then in the process of making efforts to foster good relations with Pakistan. But as it is said,
“बयरु अकारन सब काहू सों। जो कर हित अनहित ताहू सों।।”
Which means, to the wicked, enmity with one and all for no reason comes naturally. People with such a disposition keep thinking of harming even their well-wishers… that is why when India extended a hand of friendship, Pakistan tried to respond, stabbing in the back. But after that, when our gallant Army displayed deeds of valour, when India demonstrated her might the whole world watched it. You can imagine….the enemy lodged in soaring mountainous heights and our armed forces, our brave soldiers fighting from down below! But it was not about victoriously conquering the heights…