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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby Manish_P » 13 Oct 2018 13:18

Wani had quit his PhD degree from Aligarh Muslim University..


The terrorist was no Doctor/Scholar.. just an above average (for that community) educated literate jihadi scum

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby chetak » 14 Oct 2018 11:51

‘More DRDO scientists honey-trapped by spies’



‘More DRDO scientists honey-trapped by spies’

Abhinandan Mishra
October 13, 2018,


Incidents of honey-trapping have reached alarming proportions in recent timeswith roughly one incident being reported every month.


Intelligence agencies investigating the espionage charges involving a 27-year-old scientist, who was employed with Brahmos Aerospace, have identified “some more” scientists and employees working with Defence and Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who are believed to be sharing sensitive information with outsiders.

Officials said these scientists were honey-trapped and, in some cases, they were not even aware that the individual they were sharing the information with was the spy of a foreign country. Brahmos Aerospace, a joint venture between India’s DRDO and Russia’s military industrial consortium NPO Mashinostroyenia, is responsible for designing, developing, producing and marketing of Brahmos missiles.

Earlier this week, the military intelligence and Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (UPATS) had arrested Nishant Agarwal for leaking sensitive information pertaining to Brahmos project. Agarwal, who was heading the 40-member team that works for hydraulics-pneumatics and warhead integration in the Production department of the project, was honoured with the “young scientist award” by DRDO last month.

According to official sources, Agarwal was honey-trapped just like BSF jawan Achyutanand Mishra, who too was arrested recently from Noida for sharing sensitive information with a “female friend” who had befriended him on Facebook.

“Agarwal had been in touch with these spies for more than two years. We are still confirming the reasons behind sharing the information, whether he was forced to do so after being honey-trapped or he was doing it without realising that he was actually sharing them with spies,” said an official involved in the investigation.

“The Facebook profiles of these spies had titillating pictures and it was constructed in such a manner that it appears that it is a genuine profile of a girl. It is very unfortunate that such educated an individual who had a great career ahead of him fell for this,” he rued.

The agencies have now identified “a few more” scientists and other employees who have been compromised in the same manner. “It (the spy network) is much bigger than we initially thought. People working in sensitive installations and armed forces are being targeted through Facebook and Twitter. We have started sending specific advisories to stop officials from sharing their work related details on social media as it makes them prone to such targeting,” the official added.

Officials said that incidents of honey-trapping have reached an “alarming level” in recent times, with roughly one incident being reported every month. “We have been issuing repeated specific advisories which obviously are not being taken seriously. Due to increased internet and mobile penetration, this threat has become more destructive,” he stated.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 15 Oct 2018 23:55

This seems to be happening often.
Recall that IAF Group Captain level officer again Modus Operandi is Facebook.

Maybe ban the media as first step!

Also why doesn't the internal security have security officers these folks can self report and let counter intelligence take over.

Looks like the pandu mind set of nailing the culprit is at work which prevents the exploitation of these links.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby chetak » 21 Oct 2018 10:48

CBI catches its insider thief Rakesh Asthana for accepting Rs.2 crores from dubious meat exporter Moin Qureshi to settle cases



CBI catches its insider thief Rakesh Asthana for accepting Rs.2 crores from dubious meat exporter Moin Qureshi to settle cases

Finally, Special Director Asthana ensnared in a bribe to let off a meat exporter. Suspension to follow?

By Team PGurus - October 21, 2018


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked its own crooked Special Director Rakesh Asthana for accepting Rs. 2 crores as bribe to sabotage the probe against controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.

CBI also caught the Research and Analytical Wing (RAW)’s No: 2 officer Samant Kumar Goel for fixing the deal between Qureshi and Asthana to close the probe.

CBI’s Anti-Corruption Unit 3 has arrested one Manoj Kumar, the middleman who gave money to settle the case on October 16. Senior CBI officials confirmed this unprecedented development and said that a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Asthana on October 15 and Manoj Kumar has confessed and recorded his statement before the Magistrate on giving bribes.

The deal was brokered by RAW officer Goel for Rs.5 crores and CBI special wing intercepted the conversations and Rs.2 crores was already paid.

Manoj Kumar admitted to CBI that he was paying bribe to Asthana on behalf of Qureshi, who is facing several cases from the CBI. The FIR names Rakesh Asthana, Moin Qureshi and Manoj Kumar as accused.

The FIR also said that RAW’s senior officer Samant Kumar Goel, 1984 batch IPS officer from Punjab cadre was also part of the extortion gang in CBI and facilitated Qureshi in closing the case by paying bribe. At present Goel is not made as accused in the FIR, though it detailed his role in facilitating bribe to Asthana. CBI team has recorded his statement and may soon add him also as accused along with Asthana.
The Punjab cadre IPS officer Goel is No: 2 in External Affairs intelligence agency RAW and serving in the rank of an Additional Secretary and head of the West Asia Desk. Sources said that he was in regular touch with Qureshi and his conduits in Dubai. Recently National Security Advisor Ajit Doval found that Goel is dealing with many shady characters in Dubai and submitted a dossier on this regard.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval were briefed about the developments, as soon as after the CBI’s special wing had intercepted the calls of Manoj Kumar and Rakesh Asthana talks on how to hand over the money on behalf of Moin Qureshi. CBI Director Alok Verma has moved files for the suspension of Asthana to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). RAW Chief A K Dhasmana has also moved files regarding the suspension of Goel from service.

Asthana is also facing probes in six cases by CBI including accepting bribes from controversial Sandesara Group and jailed journalist-cum-fixer Upendra Rai. CBI has stated that Asthana was facing probes over these cases and that was the reason he filed cases to CVC against Director Alok Verma and Additional Director AK Sharma.

PMO officers expressed shock on how Asthana dared to dilute the cases against Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s trusted man Moin Qureshi, whose shoddy dealing were criticised by Prime Minister in many public rallies from 2013. It is learned that Modi has asked CBI Director to proceed in all cases against tainted Rakesh Asthana.

Meat Exporter and hawala operator Moin Queshi is now facing seven cases in CBI and RAW’s West Asia Chief was trying to help him through Asthana, said sources. The agencies believe Congress leader Ahmed Patel had “intoxicated” Rakesh Asthana to this stage.

Samant Kumar Goel was eyeing to become next RAW Chief. He is very close to Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh, who is believed to have promised DGP’s post, if he could not bag RAW Chief’s post in the coming months.

It is learned that two days back, NSA Ajit Doval was tasked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to go for integrity and check the antecedents of all top police officials and senior bureaucrats, after the Asthana incident.


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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby vinod » 22 Oct 2018 00:15

Is there no proper traning for these govt officials on how to use the social media?

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby chetak » 22 Oct 2018 08:28

Needed Urgently: A Ruthless Counter To The Propaganda Of The Old Congress-Left Ecosystem



Needed Urgently: A Ruthless Counter To The Propaganda Of The Old Congress-Left Ecosystem
by Jay Bhattacharjee, Oct 21, 2018.


Snapshot
Leaders of the ruling dispensation, though committed to the Indic civilisation cause, are rather unprepared to counter the disinformation and half-truths propaganda, and wilting under the slightest pressure.


In a half-baked democracy like ours, there are major fault-lines that have been left behind by the departing British colonials. These fissures, of course, were originally created by more than 700 years of ruthless invasion by Central Asian marauders.

This messy and creaking structure was then left pretty much unaltered by the assorted groups and cabals that were in power in Raisina Hill from 1947 onwards, till the new dispensation assumed office in May 2014. It was never going to be easy for the administration in the block to clean the Augean stables, and this was factored in by the Bharatiya Janata Party-National Democratic Alliance (BJP-NDA) regime after it took over. However, it was soon obvious that the current dispensation was woefully unprepared and miserably underpowered when it came to tackling the rearguard elements of the earlier rulers.

This author has recently attempted to build an analytical framework to study how oligarchies and elites defeated in political battles try to undermine their successor regimes by all means, fair or foul, mostly the latter.

However, since my article was published earlier this year in March, the situation has become more volatile in the country. The Congress-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) agitprop machine has gone into overdrive and has launched numerous attacks on the Union government, concentrating most of the barrage on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The focus of their attack has been the Rafale fighter deal for the Indian Air Force which was finalised in September 2016 after more than a decade of stop-go negotiations.

Veritably, the Rafale (which, in French, means ‘a gust of wind’) contract has provided the sinking Congress-UPA ship a major boost, almost resuscitating it from the morgue. The ramshackle vessel has picked up speed and is launching repeated salvos on the BJP-NDA juggernaut. Rahul Gandhi, in particular, is giving this matter all the attention with his vocal supporters in the mainstream media (specially the English language units) trying to make hay while the sun shines. The level of the debate in the print and electronic media is shrill, uninformed, woefully twisted and distorted. The media organisations that are even remotely objective in this war of words can be barely counted on one’s fingertips.

The ruling dispensation is strangely defensive and confused when it attempts to counter the assault. The ministers and the party spokespersons appear tongue-tied and unprepared in this battle where no quarter is asked and none given. Although these lapses cannot be pardoned, since history is always written and/or revised by the victors, we should look back and assess how similar scenarios were enacted in history for these offer invaluable lessons.

The first lesson from the past that I will spell out for the readers is the conspiracy against the Popular Front government in France in the mid-1930s launched by the opponents of the radical regime. These included the country’s big business groups, the old guard remnants like the aristocracy, the Catholic Church and sympathisers of the Nazi – Fascist regimes in Germany and Italy.

As in other European countries, France, in the 1930s, saw extreme social tensions and class warfare. Coupled with this, was the fall-out of the Great Depression from the late 1920s and early 1930s. In January 1933, Hitler had come to power in neighbouring Germany and a year later, the mobilisation of a large number of right-wing forces and former Royalists brought about the downfall of the French government.

The Popular Front (PF) won the parliamentary elections in 1936, and the Social Democrat, Leon Blum, formed a government with the Radicals, that was supported by the Communists. Encouraged by what appeared to be a favourable electoral result, the working class undertook a series of strikes and factory takeovers that spread like wildfire and culminated in a general strike which mobilised two-and-a-half million people. France was on the brink of a revolution.

The PF government introduced the much-need social-welfare and economic reforms, in the form of wage increases, a 40-hour working week, paid annual vacation and medical assistance to workers in various industries.

The right to strike and to collective bargaining was also institutionalised. All this led to major opposition from big business, the church and the residual aristocracy. The extreme right wing took on the PF government both in Parliament and also outside.

Opposition to the Front Populaire (FP) was not limited to propaganda. An extremist group called the Cagoule tried to launch a military putsch against the government but, fortunately, it failed. However, a number of persons associated or sympathetic to the FP were murdered. A brutal press campaign against the government was launched. Roger Salengro, the Socialist Minister for the Interior (equivalent to our Home Minister), was falsely accused of cowardice in the battlefront during the First World War and was driven to suicide.

The parallels to contemporary India will not be lost on our readers, though exact equivalences, understandably, will not be present in every instance. The important phenomenon that one should be able to identify clearly is the ever-present threat of widespread internal disturbances (engineered by the opposition) that confronted the PF regime.

We now come to the other historical example of entrenched oligarchies conspiring to destabilise a legitimate government. This is the coup against the popular Republican Government in Spain in the 1930s. Here, again, the forces on either side of the divide were broadly the same. The opponents of the Spanish Republican government, elected in a free democratic election by a substantial majority, comprised the Catholic clergy, the landed gentry, and the upper-class officers in the armed forces.

Unlike in France, Spain saw a large-scale military conflict between the legitimate Republican administration and the coup forces led by General Franco (comprising the officer class and the colonial troops from Spanish enclaves in Africa). These insurgent army units were overtly supported by Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, while the Republican government’s armed forces were denied arms supplies because of an international embargo led by Britain and France.

In the collective memories of our generation and even the younger ones, the Spanish Civil War resonates strongly after all these decades. There is George Orwell’s landmark Homage to Catalonia to start with, which is an autobiographical work and a socio-political study at the same time. Then there is Ernest Hemingway’s epic novel For Whom the Bell Tolls and its equally iconic cinematic version (starring the incomparable Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant). Finally, there is the musical legacy of artistes like Pete Seeger and his haunting Jarama Valley.

The lessons of the Spanish Civil War for contemporary India are many. The primary one is the theme of this essay – how elites, oligarchies and well-endowed pressure groups (often supported materially and financially from foreign countries) can derail the democratic structure and its functioning in a country. Orwell’s summary verdict on this tragic historical episode was that Francisco Franco’s military uprising against Spain’s elected government “was an attempt not so much to impose fascism as to restore feudalism.”

I do not fully endorse this conclusion but the Indian experience of the Yadavs, Gandhis et al indicate that there is a lot of substance to this train of thought. The BJP-NDA redux of 2014 upset the apple carts of many semi-feudal barons and these forces are not the ones that will lie down and fade away.

Before concluding this analysis, we must remember two other instances where blatant fabrications and lies have been used to materially affect political decision-making in democratic countries. The first is the instance of the fabricated Zinoviev Letter published by the British newspaper The Daily Mail just before the British general elections in October 1924. This blatant forgery was a crucial factor in the resounding Conservative victory over the ruling Labour government.

It took the British government more than 75 years to admit that the Zinoviev Letter was an outrageous forgery that vitally affected British political history. The country’s secret service MI6 was most certainly a primary suspect in this cloak-and–dagger affair. What should be of considerable interest to Indians are the similar attempts in our shores to derail official decision-making, even in highly sensitive areas like defence and national security.

The other example of fabricated lies, distortion and untruths to influence international opinion and political decisions is the notorious Protocols of the Elders of Zion, first released In Tsarist Russia in 1903. This crude and obscene publication purported to show that Jews were planning a global hegemony by subverting the morals of “gentiles”.

Although proved to be bogus in the course of a Swiss trial in 1934-35, the publication was extensively used by some Christian and anti-Semitic forces to further their agenda. Henry Ford contributed a large sum of money in the 1920s to print an English translation of the publication for distribution in the US. The Islamic world still believes in the authenticity of the document and regularly uses it in its propaganda efforts against Israel and anti-Islamic movements.

At this juncture, what we see in India is blatant disinformation and crude propaganda by a large coalition of forces opposed to the Indic civilisation cause. The current government is clearly perceived to be favourable to this cause, although some observers would say that it has actually been rather feeble, hesitant and defensive on this front.

This brings me to the last issue about the “wallflower” stance of the leaders and spokespersons of the present dispensation when they are confronted with untruths, fabrications, forgeries and half-truths. They seem to be wilting under the slightest pressure. Worse, they are very deficient in doing their basic research necessary to counter the propaganda war against them. Surely, this is a disservice to the larger cause that they had sworn to defend when they faced the national electorate in 2014.

Research has conclusively shown the importance of the illusory truth effect (also known as the validity effect, truth effect or the reiteration effect). This is the tendency to believe information to be correct after repeated exposure. When persons are called upon to assess truth, they first assess whether the information is in line with their understanding or if it is familiar. Clearly, the agitprop team in 24 Janpath in Lutyens Delhi is very familiar with all these techniques.

We have to end with George Orwell and his 1984: In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.

Jay Bhattacharjee is a policy and corporate affairs analyst based in Delhi.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby chetak » 22 Oct 2018 08:35

Why The Lutyens Mafia Is A Threatened Lot Today


Why The Lutyens Mafia Is A Threatened Lot Today
by Jay Bhattacharjee, Mar 09, 2018,

Snapshot
The members of this exclusive club that screams “entitlement” and “privilege” as a matter of right and heredity, are a threatened lot today, and have turned to sabotage.


Ever since the regime change that India witnessed in May 2014, the country has seen determined resistance to the new order from the well-entrenched oligarchy that had called the shots for the previous six-odd decades since 1947. This happened despite the overwhelming majority of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance in the Lok Sabha and in the majority of states.

The nationalist forces or the Indic civilisation advocates were routinely outmanoeuvred, outsmarted, outwitted and outgunned by the Lutyens Zone (LZ) cabal and the secularist storm-troopers (hereafter SS), a term which this commentator pleads guilty of having used for the first time more than a decade ago. These two groups often overlap each other and invariably function in tandem. Both of them fine-tuned their techniques during the Congress regimes; indeed, some analysts say that this lot has been practising their craft for hundreds of years, under the Muslim rule and then the British.

It must be stressed that the LZ term is not restricted to folks, who are residents of the exclusive municipal area in India’s capital, named after the imperialist architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who wanted to create an island of Pax Britannica amidst the dust and heat of north India. Physical location is not a prerequisite for the LZ cachet. LZ people are paid-up members of an exclusive club that screams “privilege” and “entitlement” as a matter of right and heredity. As one of them confided to me many decades ago, LZ is a frame of mind. You can be born into it, and you can also be inducted into it, if you qualify later on.

As far as the SS are concerned, they have a deep animus against India’s ancient culture and civilisation. In their eyes, the thousands of years of Indic civilisation amount for nothing. It requires another detailed study to unravel how and why the SS internalised their ideology.

To return to the hurly-burly of present-day Indian politics, many of the members and leaders in the new administration were so often humiliated and defeated by their old political foes that some serious questions started being posed by observers and analysts.

What were the reasons behind the repeated debacles of the new regime and its sorry record in the battles and skirmishes that were being fought so regularly? Some facile answers were trotted out by both sides, whether by the actual combatants or their apologists. It would be useful if we were to look at these explanations and subject them to some tests.

The first explanation that did the rounds was that the new occupants of Raisina Hill were wet behind their ears and, therefore, were easy meat (with all its resonances). The second reason cited was that the oligarchs of the Congress, its allies and their supporters had humongous resources at their command, parked in India and abroad. It did not matter where, because of the fungible nature of financial assets and instruments these days. With one stroke on a keyboard, money and financial resources can be transferred wherever they are required.

More ingenious assessments were also trotted out, sometimes by the apologists of the new regime, to explain their dismal performance record in some areas, and very often by the old guard, to sow dissension in the new administration. This is the “fifth column” theory and it basically hinted that there are senior functionaries in the new government who are very close to the Congress cabal and did not really want the BJP-NDA government to do well at all, so that the old gang could come back to power in the 2019 general elections.

Then, there are the doomsday club members, who kept proclaiming that India has too many civilisational, cultural and religious fault lines to allow any type of uniformity in rules, regulations and management in political, social and economic matters. For want of a better term, we can label this lot as the India International Centre/JNU intellectuals and jholawallahs.

Finally, there are the beneficiaries of the loot-and-scam raj of the previous Congress-United Progressive Alliance junta, who are feeling very threatened by the new regime’s proclaimed ideology of good governance and zero tolerance of graft and corruption. These people want their nemesis to be jettisoned from power at the earliest and any tactics are fair in this war for survival. They, therefore, put forward a whole range of hypotheses about the inbuilt defects of the new government and its underlying thought processes.

If we look at each of these hypotheses separately, we will not get a satisfactory and complete explanation of the scenario. In other words, the full assessment of the non-performance of the new regime will still elude us. We will, perforce, have to construct a comprehensive model of how political frameworks are weakened and sabotaged from within and outside, in order to engineer their eventual collapse.

At the outset, we should remember that the 2014 general elections and the installation of the Narendra Modi government was a political tsunami for the entrenched oligarchy and elites in India. Our body politic, that had remained more or less stagnant for 67 years, showed signs of a beginning of fundamental change. The change of guard in Raisina Hill was by no means a full transformation, but a baby step in that direction. Nevertheless, for the forces of status quo, this was perceived as an existential threat.

The entrenched groups which realised that their bailiwicks were in mortal danger are the following:

The bureaucracy at all levels
The entire judiciary
Crony capitalists ranging from the top business groups to the local kirana shop, all of whom thrived on tax evasion and looting the financial institutions
The managers of rural — often caste-based — vote banks, who do not want their roles as intermediaries to be diminished
Religious pressure groups, often financed from abroad, whose allegiances are to institutions based outside India
Academicians and “intellectuals” who had long supped from the deep pool of resources supplied by the previous rulers
Small/regional political parties that have acted as power brokers in some parts of the country and have built up critical mass and a war-chest of funds.
This list is not organised in any order of priority and/or importance. However, the above groups have a high degree of overlap with the LZ and the SS coteries defined earlier.


Soon after May 2014, these seemingly disparate cohorts started mobilising their resources and cementing their alliances to take on the new dispensation. The process of joining hands was hardly seamless, since the satraps in each of these groups were individuals who carefully guarded their bailiwicks.

It should be mentioned at this stage that the subject of disintegration of countries and nation-states has been studied extensively in the last few decades. The causes underlying the break-up of countries have been rigorously assessed by a number of scholars and researchers. Here we must distinguish between the collapse of regimes/ruling oligarchies within a country and the disintegration of a country as a whole.

We must emphasise that most countries that fall apart do so “not with a bang but with a whimper”. This was the conclusion of an incisive study in 2012 in the respected journal Foreign Policy. In this path-breaking essay, academics Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson identified the major reasons that lead to countries imploding. While identifying the chronic failed states in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, the study zeroed in on some of the principal reasons why nations fail. They range from a “tilted playing field” in South Africa during apartheid, big men being very greedy (Egypt under Hosni Mubarak), elites blocking new technologies (in Austria and Russia in the early 20th century), to no law and order (in Somalia presently), a weak central government, and bad public services and political exploitation (in present-day Colombia, Peru and Bolivia).

The parallels with India, after more than six decades of woeful misrule of the Congress and its acolytes, are stark. The study also emphasises the importance of an effective centralised state. Without this, it is most difficult to ensure order, an effective legal system, basic public goods and systems for resolving disputes. This, again, will resonate with Indian social scientists.

What the Foreign Policy study of 2012 fails to identify is a scenario where a country’s collapse is brought about by opponents of structural reform and change that a new regime is attempting to bring about, when it assumes power by dislodging entrenched elites, as happened in India in May 2014. In other words, what we are seeing in India is tension created by the status quo advocates rather than disruption brought about by forces that seek change and reform.

In the present crisis that is gripping the country, the LZ coterie and the SS oligarchs are fighting a desperate war (albeit undeclared, at least till now) to forestall any fundamental change or reform that the BJP-NDA is attempting to bring about. The Indian scenario can be summarised as follows, without mincing words.

In the decades since Independence, the Congress juggernaut (along with its allies) had implanted itself in every nook and corner of the administrative and power structure of India. The present government was the first credible threat that the Gandhi-Nehru-Gandhi cabal had ever faced. The short interregnum that India saw earlier between 1977 and 1980 and 1999-2004 were minor distractions and kerfuffle for this power elite.

For 10 Janpath, the elections of 2014 were a combined earthquake and tsunami of epic scale. However, entrenched oligarchies do not disintegrate or descend into disarray. Their DNA does not have a panic button. Therefore, the coterie’s high command set into motion a scorched earth policy against the new regime.

This involved the utilisation of institutions and individuals in equal measure. The seven forces that were identified earlier have now been fully mobilised to engineer the collapse of the present regime, even if it entails the dismemberment of the Indian republic in its present form and, eventually, the Indian nation-state as we know it. Is this an alarmist view? Some observers, including a few in the nationalist camp too, would probably say so.

However, the empirical evidence stares us in the face. The decades of Congress corruption and abysmal governance have ensured that the Indian republic today is a leaking and rusting ship of state. Foreign Policy and the think tank Fund for Peace jointly compile an index that measures the weaknesses/strengths of most of the countries in the world. The annual study is called the Fragile States Index Report (earlier, the Failed States Index). The rankings are from 1 (the most fragile) to 178 (the most stable and the least vulnerable). In 2016-17, the 1st and the 2nd positions were held by South Sudan and Somalia. The strongest (and least fragile) position was that of Finland. The other three Scandinavian countries and Switzerland comprised the rest of the top five positions.

India’s rank is 72, just ahead of Jordan and behind Benin. We are in the category of “Warning” in this index. The only saving grace is that Pakistan is in the 17th position (along with Burundi), and Bangladesh occupies the 39th rank, both in the “Alert” category.

All this demonstrates that our country’s structural stability is far from safe. There is little room for complacency if India is subjected to sustained efforts from determined groups to destabilise and even dismember it. Moreover, history is replete with examples of rearguard hostilities and undeclared war adopted by displaced oligarchies and elites.

In recent history, we have seen, on a number of occasions, the phenomenon of snipers and fifth columnists left behind by fallen regimes. There were the White Russians after the Russian Revolution of 1917. A few centuries earlier, the Royalists in France after 1789, and the Empire Loyalists in the US after 1776, were examples of forces that have tormented successor regimes. Even now, we have the residual Taliban in Afghanistan that wreaks havoc every now and then.

The Breaking India forces are not really a figment of imagination in the minds of those who are sympathetic to the present dispensation in Raisina Hill. This is not just coffee house chatter that confronts our republic.

Jay Bhattacharjee is a policy and corporate affairs analyst based in Delhi.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby krishna_krishna » 23 Oct 2018 06:06

PFI Mouth piece in Kerala to shut down this year (due to less sponsorship), good riddance:

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... r-5413377/

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby ramana » 24 Oct 2018 01:17

chetak wrote:The entrenched groups which realised that their bailiwicks were in mortal danger are the following:

1) The bureaucracy at all levels
2) The entire judiciary
3) Crony capitalists ranging from the top business groups to the local kirana shop, all of whom thrived on tax evasion and looting the financial institutions
4) The managers of rural — often caste-based — vote banks, who do not want their roles as intermediaries to be diminished
5) Religious pressure groups, often financed from abroad, whose allegiances are to institutions based outside India
6) Academicians and “intellectuals” who had long supped from the deep pool of resources supplied by the previous rulers
7) Small/regional political parties that have acted as power brokers in some parts of the country and have built up critical mass and a war-chest of funds.
This list is not organised in any order of priority and/or importance. However, the above groups have a high degree of overlap with the LZ and the SS coteries defined earlier.



Long ago RamaY wrote about a similar seven walls/circles of C-System in this very forum.
The C-System which is a continuation of the British Colonial System created seven walls or barriers or defenses to protect the jewel in the crown from falling to the heathen. The transfer of power was orderly with the understanding that these seven walls will remain un-breached.

Modi has breached four of the walls and changed some of the other walls.
Judiciary is proving to be hard to reform in the first term itself.
Anyway RamaY is writing a blog post to further disseminate this understanding.
Interesting that Jay Bhattacharya also comes up with 7 groups.

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Re: Internal Security Watch

Postby chetak » 24 Oct 2018 01:50

ramana wrote:
chetak wrote:The entrenched groups which realised that their bailiwicks were in mortal danger are the following:

1) The bureaucracy at all levels
2) The entire judiciary
3) Crony capitalists ranging from the top business groups to the local kirana shop, all of whom thrived on tax evasion and looting the financial institutions
4) The managers of rural — often caste-based — vote banks, who do not want their roles as intermediaries to be diminished
5) Religious pressure groups, often financed from abroad, whose allegiances are to institutions based outside India
6) Academicians and “intellectuals” who had long supped from the deep pool of resources supplied by the previous rulers
7) Small/regional political parties that have acted as power brokers in some parts of the country and have built up critical mass and a war-chest of funds.
This list is not organised in any order of priority and/or importance. However, the above groups have a high degree of overlap with the LZ and the SS coteries defined earlier.



Long ago RamaY wrote about a similar seven walls/circles of C-System in this very forum.
The C-System which is a continuation of the British Colonial System created seven walls or barriers or defenses to protect the jewel in the crown from falling to the heathen. The transfer of power was orderly with the understanding that these seven walls will remain un-breached.

Modi has breached four of the walls and changed some of the other walls.
Judiciary is proving to be hard to reform in the first term itself.
Anyway RamaY is writing a blog post to further disseminate this understanding.
Interesting that Jay Bhattacharya also comes up with 7 groups.


would you please point us to his blog, saar??

TIA.

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Postby chetak » 25 Oct 2018 09:38

Jharkhand: Anti-Terrorist Squad busts racket of cyber-criminals using sim-cards to spread communal hatred




Jharkhand: Anti-Terrorist Squad busts racket of cyber-criminals using sim-cards to spread communal hatred


According to Police, the SIM cards were being used to create communal disturbances by making bulk messages in the Country.


Published: 25th October 2018
By Mukesh Ranjan

RANCHI: In a major achievement, Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in Jharkhand has busted a racket of cyber-criminals and recovered more than 7000 SIM Cards along with SIM Box, during a raid conducted at Kanta Toli and Kanke area in Ranchi.

According to Police, the SIM cards were being used to create communal disturbances by making bulk messages in the Country. A SIM box contains a number of SIM cards, which are linked to the gateway but housed and stored separately from it.

The SIM box operator can route international calls through the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) connection and connect the call as local traffic, allowing the box's operator to bypass international rates and often undercut prices charged by local mobile network operators.

A SIM box can have SIM cards of different mobile operators installed, permitting it to operate with several GSM gateways located in different places. Though, officials in Police Department refused to speak anything in the matter, sources revealed that at least two persons have been detained so far for interrogation. It is first time that SIM boxes have been recovered from the State and were being used create communal disturbances and execute other cyber related crimes from Ranchi.

"On a tip-off that misuse of huge number of SIM cards were being done in Kanta Toli area, a team was formed and raids were conducted during which huge quantity of SIM cards along with SIM boxes and monitors were recovered," said IG (Operations) and Jharkhand Police Spokesperson Ashish Batra. He, however, refused to share any further information citing the reason that the matter was under investigation. "As the matter is under investigation and at a premature state, hence it will be inappropriate to say anything in this regard," said Batra.

The police are trying to take all aspects under consideration to get into the details of the matter, he added. Sources in the Police department, however, claimed that a plot was created to create communal disturbances by making hate messages viral through bulk messaging done by the SIM Cards across the Country. The Police are also investigating whether the matter is related to terrorist activities or not. "These SIM boxes could have been used in the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections," said an officials requesting anonymity. Initial investigations indicate that the matter is connected to Dubai and mastermind of the racket Jeved Ahmed is said to be hiding there, he added.

Javed Ahmed got all these activated in Patna with the help of a former employee of the mobile service provided company in connivance with a senior manager rank officer in the same company. Police suspect that more than 10,000 SIM cards might have been activated for the purpose. EoM

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Postby ryogi » 25 Oct 2018 10:40

To the Maharathis of BR: This new CBI vs CBI issue is worrying, perhaps a new thread discussing this would be in order?
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Postby Sachin » 25 Oct 2018 14:24

ryogi wrote:To the Maharathis of BR: This new CBI vs CBI issue is worrying, perhaps a new thread discussing this would be in order?

I think GoI did some quick action there. In a mid night operation kicked out both the two warrior heros, got a new person to act as the director. Many of the junior officers involved in this ruckus has been transferred to far away (from Delhi) places like Port Blair, Andaman. But it was a bit surprising that the fights between the two top officials of the state's premium investigation agency went un-noticed all this while. And these start coming up when elections are fast approaching.

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Postby ramana » 25 Oct 2018 21:03

ryogi, lets discuss it here only. What I find fascinating the entire gamut of of agencies being revealed.

Sachin, They were watched to see how things developed and find out linkages. So many transfers could not be just whim.
Folks please post news articles here and not just snippets.
If on Twitter follow @meetujain and @BharatiJainTOI
Both seem to be giving authentic info.

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Postby chetak » 25 Oct 2018 21:21

Sachin wrote:
ryogi wrote:To the Maharathis of BR: This new CBI vs CBI issue is worrying, perhaps a new thread discussing this would be in order?

I think GoI did some quick action there. In a mid night operation kicked out both the two warrior heros, got a new person to act as the director. Many of the junior officers involved in this ruckus has been transferred to far away (from Delhi) places like Port Blair, Andaman. But it was a bit surprising that the fights between the two top officials of the state's premium investigation agency went un-noticed all this while. And these start coming up when elections are fast approaching.


The fact that these two were at loggerheads was common knowledge in some corners of the SM.

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https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/cover-story/this-cbi-crisis-is-not-2-officers-egos-clashing/articleshow/66355667.cms?fbclid=IwAR0SnbNujCjZCmUd8DfshQqWYhL8PA_PimWhy27yH9YXphNriheRJCawqJQ

This article seems to take Verma's side and heaps all the blame on Asthana, stopping short of calling him a government lackey.

Rakesh Asthana, a 1984 IPS officer from Gujarat cadre, was brought into the CBI after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister. Even as Asthana was wielding unusual power in CBI, his name cropped up in the documents recovered from the premises of Sterling Biotech, whose promoters have now fled India after defaulting on loans worth over Rs 5,000 crore. Sandesaras of Sterling Biotech, their diary entries show, had extended several favours to Asthana, including hosting a wedding in his family.
In the recent times evidence also emerged of Asthana’s dubious conduct in several other cases. Almost half a dozen corruption cases are under probe against Asthana presently.
In the light of such evidences, CBI chief Alok Verma opposed the elevation of Asthana to the post of special director of CBI. However, the committee headed by the Central Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary overruled the CBI chief and promoted Asthana.
With his political connections in full flow, Asthana continued to bully around in CBI. He compiled a list of officers for CBI postings, further pushing Alok Verma to write to CVC saying that Asthana will not be representing CBI in meetings. Verma also pointed out that several officers recommended by Asthana were facing criminal cases.


Sounds like a left-liberal creative writing competition entry.

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Postby chetak » 30 Oct 2018 01:18

twitter

Enforcement Directorate issues press statement on #AmnestyRaids.

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 30 Oct 2018 19:46

Two policeman, one Doordarshan cameraman, killed by Naxals in Chattisgarh. Now that a DD person has died, will the Indian media wake up to the Naxal threat, and give the issue the attention it deserves?

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Postby Aditya_V » 30 Oct 2018 19:57

The naxals are very well connected, they are doing this before state elections. Blowing up anti mine vehicle require high quality explosives, detonators, digging equipment, training expertise. These do not grow in the jungle. Plus there is no coverage against thier atrocities against Tribals. They activities are generally buried as good guys as they are leftist and liberal after all.

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 30 Oct 2018 20:10

You would think that Republic TV, the Newshour and India Today TV, among a few others, would give this issue detailed and intense coverage. So let's hope, now with two major incidents in less that two weeks.

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https://www.republicworld.com/the-debate

AG and Republic TV didn't disappoint

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 02 Nov 2018 00:59

Two terrorist attacks in one day! In J&K, BJP secretary and his brother gunned down in Kishtwar, in Assam 5 Bengali youth shot one-by-one by ULFA.

What the @#$^&* is going on in India? This is really maddening.

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Postby Supratik » 02 Nov 2018 21:16

ULFA strikes in Assam. 5 Bengalies shot dead.

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Postby chetak » 02 Nov 2018 21:53

See the video linked below



Intelligence agencies are probing that how did 55 Rohingyas reach Ladakh without anyone's knowledge.



https://twitter.com/IndiaToday/status/1057899708796952576

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Postby ArjunPandit » 02 Nov 2018 21:59

^^do we watch them all the time?? they are not under some form of barbed camps, with so many backers. I am surprised they dont have an adhaar till now

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Postby Supratik » 10 Nov 2018 18:54

Finally WB govt agrees to hand over land for fencing along Indo-Bd border. Changing political situation on ground may have prompted this.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... r-5440019/

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Postby Supratik » 17 Nov 2018 21:40

Work permits for illegals is a bad idea as the moment "secular, socialists" come back illegals will be given citizenship. A better strategy is take away all rights except human rights, food and shelter and self-deportations will start to happen. Keep them in limbo for long and they will return to Bdesh i.e. if Bdesh disagrees to a settlement.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 657447.cms

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Postby Sachin » 19 Nov 2018 21:44

Looks like we have forgotten the Bhima-Koregaon rioting case and the role of "Urban Naxals". Comrade poet Varavara Rao has been now neatly whisked away by Maharashtra Police. Hope he stops writing poetry, and start singing like a canary for a change. Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao has been sent to police custody till 26 Nov. Even their contacts in Lutyen's Delhi are now able to protect the "urban naxals". So poet Ghadhar has moved from house arrest to a proper police facility. How about the others?

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Postby ramana » 20 Nov 2018 03:27

Sachin wrote:Looks like we have forgotten the Bhima-Koregaon rioting case and the role of "Urban Naxals". Comrade poet Varavara Rao has been now neatly whisked away by Maharashtra Police. Hope he stops writing poetry, and start singing like a canary for a change. Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao has been sent to police custody till 26 Nov. Even their contacts in Lutyen's Delhi are now able to protect the "urban naxals". So poet Ghadhar has moved from house arrest to a proper police facility. How about the others?



Its not forgotten. Just that SC has claimed its 'expressing dissent'.

BTW Diggy Singh will be next to be questioned.

Soon Ambedkar and even fox.

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Postby chetak » 20 Nov 2018 12:14

ramana wrote:
Sachin wrote:Looks like we have forgotten the Bhima-Koregaon rioting case and the role of "Urban Naxals". Comrade poet Varavara Rao has been now neatly whisked away by Maharashtra Police. Hope he stops writing poetry, and start singing like a canary for a change. Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao has been sent to police custody till 26 Nov. Even their contacts in Lutyen's Delhi are now able to protect the "urban naxals". So poet Ghadhar has moved from house arrest to a proper police facility. How about the others?



Its not forgotten. Just that SC has claimed its 'expressing dissent'.

BTW Diggy Singh will be next to be questioned.

Soon Ambedkar and even fox.


The cops are seriously looking at charging these gentle folks under sedition laws.

Throw away the keys, thereafter.

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Postby chetak » 20 Nov 2018 12:22

Supratik wrote:Work permits for illegals is a bad idea as the moment "secular, socialists" come back illegals will be given citizenship. A better strategy is take away all rights except human rights, food and shelter and self-deportations will start to happen. Keep them in limbo for long and they will return to Bdesh i.e. if Bdesh disagrees to a settlement.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 657447.cms


withdraw banking and social services being used by these freeloaders.

This burdens our taxpayers.

There is a massive remittance to beediland from India.

Track, identify and shut down such transfers and prosecute the offenders.

With friends like these, we certainly do not need enemies.




https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/why-bangladesh-leads-in-remittance-outflow-from-india-116010601138_1.html


Yet, recent World Bank data (Bilateral Remittance Matrix, 2014) show, of the $7.6 billion of outward remittances from India, 54 per cent or $4.16 billion was to Bangladesh alone in that year. Almost every year, 50-55 per cent of India’s total outward remittances are to Bangladesh.

Geographical proximity, a large pool of undocumented migrant labour, porous borders, historical ties and, more recently, the increasing interest of Indian companies in Bangladesh are some of the reasons behind the trend.

At present, non-banking finance companies are not allowed to facilitate outward remittances from India to there; all the transactions must be routed through banks. However, for major global remittance companies, Bangladesh is a major market.

Promoth Manghat, chief executive officer at UAE Exchange, says: “Actual outward remittances from India are much more than any official figure. Globally, Bangladesh is a major market for remittances for us. We are actively looking at starting remittance services from India to Bangladesh but regulations do not allow us to do so. We are in dialogue with the regulators.”

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Postby sunnyP » 21 Nov 2018 03:31

Amritsar attack has signs of new Khalistani outfit: Cops


https://m.timesofindia.com/india/amrits ... 702125.cms

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Postby Ravi Karumanchiri » 21 Nov 2018 17:24

I don't know where else to post this, but.....


US tourist 'killed' by arrow-shooting Andaman island tribesmen

John Allen Chau, 27, was killed by bows and arrows as he canoed to the beach of isolated North Sentinel Island.


A United States tourist is believed to have been killed by an isolated Indian island tribe known to fire at outsiders with bows and arrows, Indian police said.

Seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating John Allen Chau's visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred, police officer Vijay Singh said.

Visits to the island, which is part of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, are heavily restricted by the government.

The fishermen told the police they last saw Chau being attacked with bows and arrows and then dragged onto the beach till he disappeared from sight, NDTV news channel reported citing police sources.

"The 27-year-old tourist took a canoe from a boat that dropped him near the island. The fishermen who dropped him have been arrested and investigations are on," police spokesperson Jatin Narwal said.

<SNIP>

Poachers are known to fish illegally in the waters around the island, catching turtles and diving for lobsters and sea cucumbers. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore.


You can only be a "Tourist" in a tourist-welcoming area; else you are an interloper at best, and a disease-carrying, video-filming maniac invader at worst. This jackass knew the area was closed, but went anyway, and met his end. I'm truly sorry he was such an idiot. Whoever gave him the idea that the world was his playground? He went and pushed cash-money into the hands of poor fishermen, who were enticed to do what they too, knew they shouldn't do. Now these fishermen are in trouble, and who is feeding their families?

I don't know if that "preaching Christianity" angle is correct or factual, but if it is, there may be further gonzo attempts made to "preach the fear of God, along with a love for Jesus" into these islanders.

In that case, I'd suggest an arrow and spear making operation should be established as a local work co-op. Points, shafts, fletchings, nocks; should be simple enough. Whatever happens, I hope there are no legal consequences for the islanders.

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Postby chetak » 21 Nov 2018 18:55

^^^^^^^


Here is the truth about the ameriki "tourist".

The fishermen must receive jail sentences for abetting murder.

our intelligence guys seem quite uninterested in foreigners with dubious motives.

American Missionary Killed By Andaman Tribals After He Tried To Convert Them To Christianity



American Missionary Killed By Andaman Tribals After He Tried To Convert Them To Christianity

by Swarajya Staff
Nov 21 2018,

American Missionary Killed By Andaman Tribals After He Tried To Convert Them To Christianity

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Representative image of Indian tribals (Old Indian Photos/Wikipedia)


An American missionary is believed to have been killed on the isolated North Sentinel island of Andaman & Nicobar. Police are of the opinion that he was probably killed by native Sentinelese tribals who live isolated from the rest of the world, reports India Today.

The man was identified as John Allen Chau, was reportedly trying to preach Christianity to the Sentinelese of North Sentinel island and convert them to the religion. He had previously visited the Andaman & Nicobar islands on five occasions.

As per the report, he had gone to the island about five days back where he was attacked by arrows.


The police have arrested seven local fishermen for helping transport the American to the isolated island, but they’re yet to recover his body. The government restricts entry to the island as the Sentinelese are known to vigorously reject contact with outsiders.

The exact population of the Sentinelese is unknown, but it is thought to be in decline, hence the government also restricts visits with a view to safeguard them. They are protected from prosecution under Indian law.

The Sentinelese primarily follow a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, but also fish in shallow waters. Previously, two Indian fishermen who had mistakenly landed on North Sentinel island were killed by the aboriginals.

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Postby krishna_krishna » 21 Nov 2018 20:14

krishna_krishna wrote:This is big, how after our North East all our islands are not targets for religious conversions will have big impact on security of India :


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46286215

Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach.
Local media say he was a missionary. He has been identified as John Allen Chau.
Contact with indigenous Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal. Estimates say the Sentinelese number between only about 50 and 150.
Seven fishermen have been arrested for illegally ferrying the American to the island, police say.
Local media have reported that he wanted to meet the tribe to preach Christianity to them.
"Police said Chau had previously visited North Sentinel island about four or five times with the help of local fishermen," journalist Subir Bhaumik, who has been covering the islands for years, told BBC Hindi.
"The number of people belonging to the Sentinelese tribe is so low, they don't even understand how to use money. It's in fact illegal to have any sort of contact with them."

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Postby sunnyP » 21 Nov 2018 23:26

American missionary believed God had 'called' him to convert tribe that shot him dead with arrows and spent years planning to get to their remote island as Indian police work out how to retrieve body


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... sland.html

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Postby disha » 21 Nov 2018 23:38

^One less idiot. However this idiot missionary's body is toxic as well for the tribe. I just hope the sentinelese survive this.

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Postby Ravi Karumanchiri » 21 Nov 2018 23:45

^^^^^^^^^Further coverage in NYT^^^^^^^^^^^ (includes more details)

American Is Killed by Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island

NEW DELHI — John Allen Chau had to know that what he was about to do was extremely dangerous.

<SNIP>

Fishermen warned him not to go. Few outsiders had ever been there. And Indian government regulations clearly prohibited any interaction with people on the island, called North Sentinel.

But Mr. Chau pushed ahead in his kayak, which he had packed with a Bible. After that, it is a bit of a mystery what happened.

<SNIP>

It was a “misplaced adventure,’’ said Dependra Pathak, the police chief in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. “He certainly knew it was off limits.’’

Mr. Pathak said Mr. Chau, believed to be 26 or 27 and from Washington State, may have been trying to convert the islanders to Christianity. Right before he left in his kayak, Mr. Chau gave the fishermen a long note. In it, police officials said, he had written that Jesus had bestowed him with the strength to go to the most forbidden places on Earth.

The Andaman and nearby Nicobar Islands are beautiful, palm-fringed specks ringed by coral in the Indian Ocean. The government controls access very carefully; of the more than 500 islands, many areas are off limits.

On Nov. 14, Mr. Chau hired a fishing boat in Port Blair, the main city in the Andamans, to take him to North Sentinel. He waited until darkness to set off, police officials said, so he would not be detected by the authorities.

T. N. Pandit, an anthropologist who visited North Sentinel several times between 1967 and 1991, said the Sentinelese people — who officially number around 50 and who hunt with spears and arrows fashioned from scraps of metal that wash up on their shores — were more hostile to outsiders than other indigenous communities living in the Andamans.

Once, when Mr. Pandit’s expedition offered a pig to the Sentinelese, two members of the tribe walked to the edge of the beach, “speared it” and buried it in the sand.

During another encounter, Mr. Pandit was separated from his colleagues and left alone in the water. A young tribesman on the beach pulled out a knife and “made a sign as if he was carving out my body.”

“He threatened; I understood,” Mr. Pandit said. “Contact was different with the Sentinelese,” he added, noting that the Jarawa, another tribe, “invited us to come ashore and sang songs.”

Being left alone was very important for the Sentinelese, said Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International, a group that protects the rights of indigenous tribal peoples around the world.

“This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen,” Mr. Corry said in a statement, adding that the Indian government must protect the tribe from “further invaders.”

Gift-giving expeditions to the Sentinelese stopped in 1996. The Indian Navy now enforces a buffer zone to keep people away. In 2006, the Sentinelese killed two fisherman who had accidentally drifted on shore.

<SNIP>

The seven people who helped Mr. Chau reach the island have been arrested and charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder and with violating rules protecting aboriginal tribes.

Another case has been registered against “unknown persons” for killing Mr. Chau. But in the past, the authorities have said that it is virtually impossible to prosecute members of the protected tribes because of the area’s inaccessibility and the Indian government’s decision not to interfere in their lives.

<SNIP>


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