In the age of social media , there is a new form of terrorism. No it is not the person holding an AK-47 – it is these pseudo-Journalists , like Raheel Khursheed, who are in fact responsible for creating and efficiently spreading a web of hatred towards India on Twitter, forwarding the Kashmiri separatist agenda and resulting in the death of many innocents.
What is the basic problem in Kashmir ? The basic problem is that the innocent gets caught in the middle – whether it is the poor girl in Handwara from the recent turmoil, or even stone-pelting teenagers. The arrest or accidental death of the youth is absolutely catastrophic and spreads total hatred in the community against the police or the army.
What is not understandable , however, is condoning those who incite them, who brain-wash them, who make the lives of the young hell in a place like Kashmir. And thanks to their political appeasement and freedom of speech in the context of social media – these people (the people who incite) are allowed to spew hatred totally unbridled while the innocent gets killed.
In this context what Shabnam Lone said was absolutely correct – “arrest and book these people in Handwara for murder” – those who used a convenient opportunity in Handwara to spread disinformation, incite violence and cause the deaths of innocents
Of course Raheel Khursheed and his fellow crony separatist think differently – A re-tweet below just this last month by the “neutral” head of politics in Twitter – Raheel Khurshid !
It has been said somewhere in English literature – “Kill the Shepherd and not the Sheep” – but instead our Armed forces and the police are forced to target the wrong people. This is partly out of ignorance, but partly political.
Problems in Kashmir increase the clout of both Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah – they want problems – it keeps them important. It provides the raison d’etre for the Hurriyat and their importance in meetings with both Delhi and Pakistan. It gives importance to the Imams in Jama Masjid. And going by the number of protests after Friday prayers – some of these Imams in Jama Masjid (in Kashmir) are clearly spreading venom – how come they are never arrested ??
The country would greatly benefit if the inciters of violence got prosecuted rather than the innocent impressionable kid on the street. Death of innocents keeps the status quo and keeps the current (political) power system in Kashmir the same while not allowing a heart and minds integration with India.
Anyways, on to one of the master-minds of terrorism via social media – Mr. Raheel Khursheed. He is well known as a BJP hating twitterati – nothing wrong with that – you are allowed your preferences – its a democracy after all. Before he was appointed as the head of Twitters political desk – he was openly against Mr Modi . But not liking Modi is very different than conspiring against the state !
“No Visa – LOL ! ” . I guess Modi had the last laugh – but wait – this is from the head of Twitter ! An impartial and objective platform ??
But what he has done far worse – is to directly and indirectly promote Kashmiri Separatism ! The tweets are downloaded (in case @raheelk decides to delete them). Note this tweet is from the January 2016 !
MAY HE RISE NEXT TO PROPHET MUHAMMAD,PEACE BE UPON HIM, AND HIS FAMILY, AND FRIENDS, ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT
MAY HIS BLOOD BRING COLOURS TO THIS BURNT OUT VALLEY
MAY GOD GIVE STRENGTH TO THE PROUD MOTHERS OF THE MARTYRS
AMEEN…, AMEEN…, AMEEN ….
If we were in the United States, he would have been arrested on the spot, his assets seized and he would have been shipped pronto to Guantanamo for “questioning” for the next three hundred years. The FBI would then have sealed the offices and take all hard drives as evidence and finally settled for a five billion dollar fine.
What do we do in India – nothing ! Freedom of Speech of course, but then what about the next “martyr” – some innocent impressionable teenager who gets killed ??? Is this not sedition – does this not violate every communal harmony law in the country ?
The current head of Twitter – Head – News, Politics , Govt sounds almost like an ISIS Jihadi. He tried very hard to create an Arab Spring type situation in Kashmir – even suggested the starting point – Sopore –
“The hottest place in hell reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict”
“Lal Chowk Chalo!“
You Oppressive Indian
He has even created a network of like minded separatists whom he now actively promotes thorugh his popular twitter handle (@mirzawaheed, @basharatpeer, @gowhargeelani)
He cleverly promoted (just recently in April 2016) Mirza Waheed‘s anti-Indian book by using #tweetABook and including another book by Chetan Bhagat for “cover”.
His possible defence – “Hey I was just promoting books, I even promoted chetan Bhagat’s book” .
Do you think people in India are fools ?
@mirzawaheed in turn spreads further venom !
And just a month ago
Who is Mirza Waheed ? His Views (And Lies) On Kashmir Can Be Seen In The Video Below. This is another separatist who Raheel Khursheed Is aggressively Promoting ! Mirza Waheed currently lives in London , in case he ever comes to India – he should be arrested .
A favourite collaborator/comrade of his is Basharat Peer. The writer who even fooled Vishal Bhardwaj into including very contentious “azaadi and separatist” scenes in the movie Haider.
And Gowhar Geelani
This is just the top-level of followers and co-operation – this web in twitter reaches out to many from here and is an active engine for separatist agenda and brain-washing others.
What is bizarre is that Twitter has “Azad Kashmir Province” in its dropdown for location ??
Any Surprise that valid locations also include “Indian Occupied Kashmir” ? The feature of being able to type “Indian Occupied Kashmir” is being allowed officially by Twitter ?? This oversight has not been fixed – why ? Because Raheel Khursheed is probably in charge.
Of course Raheel Khursheed is a powerful guy and with admin rights within twitter – I am sure there are back-end settings and he can promote any handle to be more important (or less) . That can be the only explanation for the 34.5K followers of the above twitter handle (Syed Ali Shah Geelani , a separatist) which every day is used to promote terrorism and separatism within India with complete impunity.
I know for a fact that he (the political head of twitter) can upvote and promote trends from within. This post is not about the Aam Aadmi Party , but just as an example – within just twenty tweets (I counted them) of an original tweet from the @aamaadmiparty twitter handle – their trended hashtag #MCDScamsOfBJP came second from top (the one on top was probably promoted in any case) – so someone has tagged @aamaadmiparty to be an important handle .
This example was just to show how internal and manual rankings at twitter can be used to effect whats trending and who gets followed a lot more etc. So someone within Twitter has manually tweaked @sageelani (a terrorist leader) into an important handle to be able to easily get 34000+ followers in such a short time of existence !!! Raheel being the head of Twitter political desk is the likely suspect.
In the past he has even tried to incite Pakistan into acting (i.e. war or sending more militants across)
His dreams are clearly documented … And he tweeted this on August 15th with total shamelessness
Anyways, what is the point of this post ? What are my thoughts or the summary !
a) The Armed forces and the police are fighting a wrong battle in Kashmir. They are being used in a reactionary way to control crowds after some event
b) Instead the approach should be pre-emptive and targeted towards the instigators who are many. The social media instigators like Raheel who in fact lives in Kashmir and probably indulges in training and advising many on how to spread venom towards India via Twitter
c) As Raheel said, there is no sms in Kashmir (or that it is monitored) but Whatsapp is not ! Possibly other social media.
d) Have a no-appeasement policy – whether it be Geelani, the politicians, the imams in Jama Masjid – Anyone trying to spread venom or separatism. One needs to nip the evil in the bud and not those poor souls on the streets who are merely pawns in the whole game !
Arrest people at the point the venom is spread – much before it spreads and comes out to the streets ! Incarcerate those spreading and promoting hatred – these are the perpetrators, these are the angels of death – not the poor impressionable kid on the street. India needs to be very strict here.