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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fais and the thieves...

I acknowledge the efforts and time put in for this translation by Shri. Vedhas Pandit (California-US), my brother. Short introduction to the topic, written by him, will follow the translation of my original article in Marathi. It is said that, Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful-  Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Initially he had suggested me to translate it, but took up the painstaking task on his own and came up with a beautiful translation without harming original flavour and spirit.
I once again thank him. -- Vikram. 

It is important and rather imperative for us to bring our attention to one news featured this week, for it's not only directly related to our social security and national integrity, but because it has a huge potential to pose us a serious secuirty threat if its not taken into consideration with due diligence, and if it gets ignored like many other incidents that we have had in the past, though they directly concern us. Federal Beurau of Investigation (FBI) (America's Interal Intelligence Agency) authorities recently arrested Ghulam Fareed, a 62 year old Pakistan national - a spy on charges of trying to use ISI funds to influence American policy on Kashmir. So what, what's the big deal Right?! Well, we will get to that, let's first go through this man's career profile.

Yet another interesting development this week!! And this one is again directly relevant to our so-called national "security"! Yes, I used the words "yet another". It is one of the many news we (unfortunately) have been coming across for so many years; and yet have been choosing to ignore these altogether despite the issues being inherently very important! It is CRITICAL that we understand essence of these reported developments, and the consequences in time, if we do not wish to get into even more troubled waters in the long term.
So what development am I talking about today? Federal Bureau of Investigation (an Internal Intelligence Agency + counter-intelligence Agency for United States of America) recently arrested Gulam Fai -a 62 year old Pakistani National / a spy. To understand how this is relevant to our national security, lets discuss his "career" profile first!

Background information: Mr. Fai was born in Vaadvan village from Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. He graduated from Shri Pratap college of Shrinagar. But interesting part is ahead. He chose Aligarh Muslim University for his post-graduation. He went to Mecca  (Saudi Arabia) thereafter -thanks to some scholarships, and then for Ph.D. in US. He was a member of organization called "Jamaat-e-Islami", in fact since when he was in India. His childhood friend was none other than Hijabul Mujahideen's terrorist leader Moh'd yusuf shah alias Sayyad Salahuddin.

Fai's profile: Mr. Fai runs two organizations- one in US called "Kashmir American Council" and the second in England called "Justice Foundation". He has his so-called "Kashmir Centers" at three locations, namely Washington, London and Brussels. He has shrewdly been running these operations for the last 25-30 years. He has been instilling the media and the people with Pakistan's point of view on Kashmir through politicians, political analysts, column writers etc. amounting to political lobbies supporting notion of Independent Kashmir, which in essence is an attempt to snatch away Kashmir completely from India. In addition to the meet ups, he has been using all the possible ways that are there in effective negotiation or management strategy books e.g. tempting/luring "intellects" for monetary and social benefits for the opinions that they would express. This is important! Role of an intellect behind a political lobby or any revolution cannot be understated. This man organizes grand conferences, conventions often inviting these pre-programmed parrots.. err.. intellects that would focus on the topics that effectively will make an attempt to weaken India's case, reinforcing Pakistani point of view!

Financial perspective: As you would imagine, a covert operation like this requires enormous amount of money. Pakistan has spent about 4 million dollars since 1990 (equivalent to about 2,00,00,000
`) to support his establishments. If this was not enough, Mr. Fai gets personally benefited with funding that ranges annually from 500000 to 700000 dollars. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh today runs schools across Purvanchal and tribal areas all across the nation and it receives the necessary financial aid from abroad partially. In an attempt to cut short organization of such aids, anti-national groups have infiltrated internet with their websites defaming RSS activities. However, there is not a word heard when it comes to Mr. Fai, his activities and his funding. One would easily infer the underlying connections, I have nothing more to say!

Our thickheaded intellect "friends": Its been said that a wise enemy is always better than stupid friend! And we are never short of such stupid friends around us. Its hard and unfair to call them as "stupid" considering their intellect otherwise, and its even harder and more unfair to call them as "friends" considering what they continually engage themselves in. Unfortunately though, our nation never faces dearth of such people. Some of these have long been associated with Mr. Fai. And now that the cat is out of the bag, they claim themselves to be totally clueless/ignorant about inconvenient truths. One cannot refute the possibility completely that these very same people may have fallen prey to Mr. Fai's lucrative baits and growing anti-national. In such a case, these are selfish, purely money minded traitors, but there is hardly any hope that the current meek, spiritless government will take any stern action. Anyway, let's see who are these people under scrutiny?

(1) Mr. Kuldip Nayar: He was appointed High Commissioner to Great Britain in 1990, now retired. An ardent supporter for  Pakistan-India friendly ties/relations. Interestingly though, he has supported and attended many Pakistani ISI funded anti-India events in US hosted by and supported by Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-20/us/29793885_1_kashmir-issue-kac-indian-officials

(2) Mr. Rajinder Sachar: Retired Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. This name should ring the bell, if you care to keep yourself updated with social, political and religious events going around. Congress had shouldered him a responsibility of writing a comprehensive report on social stature of Muslims in India. This "genius" came up with a documentation famously called "Sachar report" which claimed the Muslims of India to be extremely backward and disadvantaged, extremely unjustly oppressed group of people, and suggested the necessity of assistance in each and every aspect in the social structure. Whenever there is any case charged against Hindu majority, the petitioners usually take refuge of the this report. By the way, I forgot to mention Fai runs an organization called "Organization of the Islamic Conference", interesting to see how loyal Mr. Sachar been to Mr. Fai.

(3) Dilip Padgaonkar: A marathi guy! Former Editor of Times of India and head of the three-member interlocutor panel for Jammu & Kashmir. Crucial responsibility of deciding country's standpoint over the issue of Kasmir! But looks like, he too got entrapped. He toured across the valley, but failed to establish the national viewpoint boldly and firmly, and now we know why! He had attended a conference that Fai organized in 2005, and what's more... expenses were incurred by Fai. Government has not yet even discharged him of his responsibilities. He too has the same weak defence, namely ignorance! One of other members in the 3-member panel Mr. Ansari has demanded his resignation. He says, if he now knows who he was dealing with all these years, and how that person has been, what his true motives were, he should now resign.

(4) Mary: Okay, Mary is not her real name. Her identity has been kept confidential in the affidavit at this moment. But based on the following description, its not hard to figure out who she is. One with curly hair, born in India, internationally acclaimed, famous for her anti-India political views on Kashmir, and yet Government of India not taking any action against her. Mr. Fai would not have missed that obviously. He saw that her views were of his great advantage and he could use her for his purposes of lobbying. He emailed Tauqeer Mehmood Butt in March telling him about the UN working group meeting in which Mary was to participate, and that he would meet her on March 17th, between 3pm and 5pm as a side event at the 13th session of the UN human rights council. He later reported him about his "successful" meeting by email. Any guesses who this Mary is?

In a similar fashion, in 2008, ISI sent Fai a list of 6 people (Indians) and asked him to invite them. Accordingly, Fai did organize an event where all those listed were invited.

In August 2008, Fai's handlers had asked him to step up efforts to push the case on Kashmir as one of "self-determination" that was being denied to its residents by India. In September, 2008, Fai duly reported that he "had met with the US assistant secretary of state for south Asian affairs, and that Fai had provided copies of statements by Indian intellectuals and human rights organizations regarding Kashmir." Needless to state, how misrepresented and mistreated India's point of view was in all these documents.


Currently, Fai is on bail, Virginia court accepted his bail plea on $100,000 bond, but ruled that he must remain under house arrest and electronic surveillance during the trial. Both his and his wife's passport would remain under court custody. Close to 50+ supporters waiting outside the court celebrated the acceptance of the bail plea. Let's see what happens now. However, because what he does is primarily detrimental to India and no way relevant to US directly, he may still continue to go on with his activities.

Such Fais are dangerous obviously, but worse are the other people listed above. Wild animals hunting around your house are a danger without any doubt, but remember, more fatal are the poisonous pet snakes you volunteer to give shelter to.


  1. For the record, I REPEAT: "Thanks (although special and grand acknowledgement was UNNECESSARY) I appreciate :)"

  2. You may even consider removing the thank you part in the beginning if its going against/takes away/de-focuses the spirit of the article.

    Good luck! Please keep up writing informative and thought provoking blogs like this!

  3. The solution is to rid the world of all the Paki vermin