Pakistan loves its conspiracy theories against India, and its foreign secret agency RAW. Not only does the nation propagates weird conspiracies against India, but also strongly believes that India plays a role in perpetuating terror in Pakistan.
Almost a year back, the BBC published a report that Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party received funding from the Indian government and that RAW had trained its members in handling arms. The BBC report quoted “a Pakistani official”.
MQM is dominated by Urdu-speaking people who migrated from India to Pakistan after partition in 1947 and has a loyal support base among the Mohajir community. Karachi has seen widespread violence for over decades and MQM is often blamed for it, but the party always had denied it.
SSP Malir Rao Anwar, a Karachi police official, had told BBC in June 2015 that India trained hundreds of MQM militants in explosives, weapons and sabotage over the last 10 years in camps in north and north-east India.
The official claimed that two MQM militants arrested in Pakistan were backed by the Indian government and RAW to destabilise Pakistan. Before 2005-2006, the training was given to a small number of mid-ranking members of the MQM, Anwar added.
India denied the allegations right away. After all, the Anwar was reiterating what the Pakistani authorities have been propagating against India. India has had no role in destabilizing Pakistan; but a paranoid government tries to blame all the mishaps within the country as the handiwork of RAW.
May be they get inspired with their own stories how ISI is complicit with Islamist militant outfits that have been spreading terror in India for decades. It’s a blame game that Pakistan loves to play, and their desperation is only obvious. A month back, Pakistani authorities arrested an ex-navy man who was doing business in Iran, and publicised fabricated stories of him being a RAW agent working in the Baluchistan area.
Pakistan’s desperation shows, for the arrested man sang like a canary in front of TV, detailing his “involvement” with RAW. Pakistan is under great pressure for housing terrorists, and the best way to divert the attention is by pointing fingers towards India.
It’s funny that they cook up stories about RAW training militants. May be Pakistan hasn’t been able to forget the taste of failure in the 1971 Bangladesh War. Back then, India had helped Bangladesh by providing military training.