Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seminar on :The fai case shadow lobbying in America Unveiled

When intellectuals speak on a national issue it gives you ample information than indian media..surely not talking about liberal intellectuals

Today I have atteneded a seminar on recent issue of Gulam Nabi Fai the topic is "The fai case shadow lobbying in America Unvieled".The seminar attended by Sri Padmanabaiah IAS(retd),he is a former home secretary and he was instrumental in brining peace agreement between Indain govt and Naga sepeartists .

Sri Pamarthy Venkata Ramana a supreme court lawyer and Ramesh babu K, asst professor OUCIP , Rahul Razdan a kashmiri pandit are the other guests

The seminar has started with reciting of full Vandemataram

A Kashmiri pandit intorduced the guests to the audience and the first speaker was Padmanabaiah

1) First speaker was Padmnabaiah garu
 with his vast experience as former home secretary Padmanabaiah spoke eruditely on Gulam Nabi fai and his links with ISI
 , He said subject of Gulam Nabi fai seems to be simple but it is a grave concern to the entire nation, he has given the historical information on the organization called Kashmiri American council
 Kashmiri American Council /Kashmir Center founded by Zaheer Ahmed in 1980 where gulam nabi Fai is the executive director
 How Gulam nabi fai –directly funded by ISI..every year Gulam Nabi fai submits his plan of action to ISI about forth coming year
 ISI approves it and sends cash to Americans ,called as extra donors and they are closely knit people who further cheques to Gulam nabi fai
 Americans have tremendous amount of evidence on Gulam nabi fai ,they got it by intercepting his emails and records of immigration, in 2007 they cautioned him
 America (FBI) charge sheet named four ISI people who are currently working at High level positions
 The plan of action in the year 2000 reveals Fai’s motive –
• Persuade USA against India on Kashmir issue and offset Indian lobby
• Capture media attention –create lavish, extravagant conferences and invite Indian intellectuals to talk about Kashmir and the names of the Indian intellectuals will be chosen by ISI itself.ISI directed which Indians should be attended the meetings
 Fai has conducted seminars across the world and very active in 40 countries he has done a PHD in mass communications, and wrote many articles on Kashmir with anti Indian stance in top news papers like new York times and others
 Lessons India needs to learn from this
• Indian government is a soft state and it should overhaul its foreign affairs
• We have some of the best talent in the world in the area Information technology ,and we have the best intelligence officers but lacking political will
• We failed to convince the world on Kashmir issue ,we have failed to counter the ISI s propaganda on Kashmir
• Part of failure is lies in bureaucracy ,and in political class
• US agreed that pak is the epicenter of terrorism because of 9/11 attack not because of Indian persuasion. And USA agreed that Kashmir issue should not be brought to UN this is because of 9/11
• How do we know that PAK is not sending money to india.Huriyat get main funding from Pakistan itself everybody knows this
• Huriyat leaders openly takes anti india stance and get funded by Pak..
• Many Fai s are there in India ,why Indian government is not taking action on any of them
• India lacks consistent in foreign policy ,one day we talk about peace talks and another day we talk about terrorism
• People(journalists) attended the seminar should not have talked about anti India .Either they should have projected Indias image or they should have just listened to them.These liberals lending credibility to the seminars by taking anti india stance

He also spoke on FCRA act and its latest amendments to it ,on the whole India is a soft nation lacks consistency on foreign policy and not at all pro active

2)The next speaker a Supreme Court lawyer Pamarthi venkata ramana spoke eloquently on
• Media dissemination of information
• In 2001 us passed an act which allows them to intercept emails also
• Spoke about history of Kashmir and Nizams and inconsistent laws made by Pandit Nehru
• We have an outdated foreign policy ,we have media which blames every part of society and how media gets funded from foreign countries and yet they can escape from law
• We should have strong anti money laundering agencies and acts
• And we should have a national policy on Kashmir ,why every act is applicable in entire India except Kashmir
• 3 organizations similar to that of fai are there in USA
• Lobbying is legal in usa
• Spoke at length about Indian laws and improvement

3) The next speaker was Rahul Razdan

He spoke about how huriyat gets funded by ISI and how Indian government and people are mute spectators to the incidents, why we are a not proactive ?Fai and ISI links are well known to everybody why Indian intelligence unable to stop the intellectuals to attend the anti india seminars. who is culprit?
And spoke about ISI links with Geelani and the sufferings of Kashmir pundits are gradually spreading across India. And people should realize that one day or the other we need wake from our deep slumber. The nation must awake on the Fai and ISI link issue .He spoke how ISI is spreading its tentacles from Kashmir to Kerala.

4) The last speaker was Ramesh an asst professor in OUCIP and part of indo Israel work group, studied extensively on Israel’s counter terrorism policy

He questioned the Indian public on their reaction to terrorism and Pakistan links to it ,his spoke with emotion and did raise valid points on Indias weakness in counter terrorism. Why we are not proactive this is the valid question raised by the scholar
He has told the audience that we should not think about India and Pakistan we should also ponder over USA ,PAK china links as well .he cautioned the nation and asked them to think deeply on the issues which are really dangerous .

The seminar ended with vote of thanks and national anthem .I can say this seminar is an intellectual enlightenment and left the seminar hall with the sigh of happiness and thanks to Social cause and its team for conducting this programme.And we as a nation must support Kashmiri Pandits ……they were thrown out from their mother land 20 years back …and yet India as a nation could not do anything on the Kashmir issue

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