Indian propaganda must be countered through the appropriate reports and that the media should be trained for this purpose.
This was stated by German author Elias Davidson while speaking during a roundtable discussion organised by the Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) in the federal capital on Wednesday.
Davidson, who is known for his book The Betrayal of India, explained that there are five types of terrorism, including criminal acts, state terrorism, genuine terrorism, atomic aggression and covert terrorism.
Starting from the Mumbai attacks in November 2008, Davidson said that it was an act of covert terrorism with the aim of firmly placing India in the imperialist camp.
“I looked into this operation as a criminal investigator,” Davidson said, adding, “India’s motives were different for these false flag operations.”
He went on to explain that India had multiple objectives, including more money for its military and police forces, creating a national security situation, shifting the political opinion to tilt I in favour of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Hindutva.
The fourth reason was to target the lower classes of the Indian population and to get them to raise their voice for national security who would otherwise not be interested in national security before this incident.
Davidson also drew parallels with the 9/11 attacks in the US nearly 20 years ago.
In that incident, which changed the world as we know it, the author argued that there was a complete absence of evidence.
Despite that, he said that the US did not and still does not feel an obligation to justify its case and provide conclusive evidence against Afghanistan where it has waged a war for nearly the same period of time.
On the international and inter-governmental level, he said that the United Nations’ agenda on anti-terror discourse is to enact laws against terrorism.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2019.
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