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NEW DELHI: A member of a Special Investigating Team (SIT) of India's Central Bureau of Investigation had accused incumbent governments of "orchestrating" the terror attack on Indian Parliament and the 2008 Mumbai attacks, The Times of India reported on Sunday.

A former Indian home ministry officer submitted his declaration in the Supreme Court of India which said that he was told by a former member of the CBI-SIT team that both the terror attacks (Parliament and Mumbai) were staged "with the objective of strengthening the counter-terror legislation(sic)."

The affidavit also included reference to the attack on the Indian parliament in December 2001 which was followed by the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota), and the 2008 Mumbai attacks which led to amendments in the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The revelations came during a hearing in the Indian Supreme Court regarding the killing of a 19-year-old Indian Muslim girl in India's Gujrat state in June 2004.

Indian police had claimed that Ishrat Jahan and three Muslim men, two of them alleged to be Pakistanis, were killed as they set off with a stash of arms and explosives to kill Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The murder plot was refuted by the victim's mother who had called for an investigation to take place on a federal level.

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Comments (287) Closed

Jul 14, 2013 10:26pm

Wow. Indian government lying to the world...? Preposterous!!!

omer khan shaheen
Jul 14, 2013 10:38pm

Is there any limit to shame that our neighbors usually fall to?

syed Rizvi
Jul 14, 2013 10:40pm

There you go!

Now every indian & liberal Pakistani can see the reality. At the end of the day its always the conspiracy theorists who are talking about the truth, be it JFK assasination, 9/11 or mumbai attacks.

Jul 14, 2013 10:49pm

In a true democracy truth can't be kept hidden for long. A healthy peaceful debate is essential.

Jul 14, 2013 10:50pm

Can you plz lemme know the link where times of india stated this.

Jul 14, 2013 10:54pm


Jul 14, 2013 10:57pm

Can we have time of India link please? I could not find any such NEWS on TV or at TOI website or is there any other times of India website in Pakistan?

Jul 14, 2013 11:04pm


Here you go buddy:

Jul 14, 2013 11:10pm

@Kuldeep: Don't be innocent.... you know it was planned to defame Pakistan. These conspiracies are still continuing. For your info here is the link.

Jul 14, 2013 11:18pm


Bro this is not an Indian newspaper.. Pakistani Newspapers, TV and Movies don't have senseless and continuous propaganda against India unlike Indian media outlets. This is the reason why thousands upon thousands of Indians flock to Pakistani newspapers' websites each day to get their daily news.

Jul 14, 2013 11:28pm


Jul 14, 2013 11:30pm

Not surprising. This is what the intelligence people have always said. These were all staged to humiliate Pakistan and get the 911 style license to do whatever the Indians wants to do

Raja farhat abbas
Jul 14, 2013 11:31pm

@Kuldeep: If the truth looked some one like you in the eye you still would not believe it and most of you Indians are like this.

Jul 14, 2013 11:34pm

Read these posts:

Jul 14, 2013 11:36pm

ha ha ha Dawn has become a local bus stand perodical by publishing that rubbish so funny !

Jul 14, 2013 11:36pm

@Kuldeep: Here you go my friend

Jul 14, 2013 11:46pm

Shame on so called "Secular" Indian Government for such a shameful act.

Jul 14, 2013 11:48pm

Is it a surprise ?

Jul 14, 2013 11:53pm

Jul 14, 2013 11:53pm

Pak India friends
Jul 14, 2013 11:56pm


Jul 15, 2013 12:00am


Jul 15, 2013 12:05am

There needs to be a thorough investigation of this. Times of India source:

Jul 15, 2013 12:11am

Jul 15, 2013 12:14am

@Kuldeep: Sure Kuldeep here it is:

My sympathies for the citizens of India who are not part of this henious plot by their leadership. It also shows that there are honest Indians like Satish Verma and this gives me hope that eventually things may improve in India.

Ek Tha Kashmiri
Jul 15, 2013 12:17am

Here is Times of India Link,

Jul 15, 2013 12:18am

@Kuldeep: This is the original article:

Pak India friends
Jul 15, 2013 12:18am


Jul 15, 2013 12:21am

Google this headline. The first link is from times of India!

Khurram Jadoon
Jul 15, 2013 12:23am

@Kuldeep: state of denial .. it's in the article, open your mind along with eyes.

Jul 15, 2013 12:23am


Jul 15, 2013 12:24am

@Kuldeep: Here

Jul 15, 2013 12:27am

@dawn this is totally fake news.we really know who are the main pls don't hamper your reputation.

Jul 15, 2013 12:35am

@Kuldeep: its in the report, 3rd 4th line if you are using a regular browser

Jul 15, 2013 12:35am

@Kuldeep: chk the link;

Jul 15, 2013 12:39am


Jul 15, 2013 12:42am

@Kuldeep: here is Kloo boy

Imran Khan
Jul 15, 2013 12:44am

Jul 15, 2013 12:55am

Everybody wants to be in limelight for few minutes and best way to achieve is throw some sensational comments.

sattar rind
Jul 15, 2013 12:56am

They mean at that level? Sorry for them

Khan BaBa USA
Jul 15, 2013 12:57am

Well the world democracy includes self destruction in order to achieve political sympathy from the outside world . There is no other way to make enemy (Pakistan) look bad in the world. Truth always prevails. Thank you reporter ,, Pakistan Zindabad

Jul 15, 2013 12:57am

If this news is correct then Indian government responsible will face the ugly most situation in & out of India. Orchestrated killings of innocent peoples cannot not go Scot free.

Jul 15, 2013 12:59am

The truth is , Indians can never been friends to Pakistan or Muslims...To hell with Hindu India and their congresee supporter Mullahs..

Chulbul Pandey
Jul 15, 2013 01:00am

@Kuldeep: Can you plz lemme know the link where times of india stated this.

If you only read the content of the news article, the link is part of it. And yes, I saw the article myself on TOI earlier.

Jul 15, 2013 01:02am

Here it is ...

Jul 15, 2013 01:10am

@Kuldeep: Here is the link

Jul 15, 2013 01:35am

@Kuldeep: Please click the "The times of India" link at the end of first paragraph and you will get the time of india report. Everyone knows what Pakistan use to do in Kashmir and now India doing in nothing new. You will easily find people on both end who are always ready to sell their national interests.

Jul 15, 2013 01:50am

@Kuldeep, try clicking on where it says "The Times of India reported on Sunday".

@Rocky, Yes, the time for healthy peaceful debates was before the Indian govt went haywire accusing Pakistan while the Mumbai attack was still in progress!

Ad Zad
Jul 15, 2013 01:55am

Hats off to dawn for bringing out a story which nobody in India knows. Haha brilliant journalism. By the way where did you guys pick up this crap from?

Jul 15, 2013 01:55am

Jul 15, 2013 01:58am

@Kuldeep: If you had googled you would have found this:

Jul 15, 2013 02:03am


Knock yourself out!

Pankaj Patel
Jul 15, 2013 02:03am

This is just like saying, 9/11 attacks on US was an insider job,which is fine in a vibrant democracy.We should investigate all aspects and no body should be holy. All I believe is these attacks were carried out by those whom we already know with ample evidence.These attacks were or might have been used to pass those laws which were otherwise impossible to pass.This has happened here in the US and might have happened in India.

Jul 15, 2013 02:04am

If this is true, India government has to explain the nature of its governance and democracy.

sadia sajad
Jul 15, 2013 02:04am

If this is true india has a lot to explain..and also apologize

Hoshiar Kuldeep
Jul 15, 2013 02:08am


Jul 15, 2013 02:08am

Finally, an official sworn affidavit telling the truth of Indian insider job on all these criminal activities. And both times the clueless Indian civilian govt and unprofessional media wanted war with Pakistan. This shows the rogue Indian security apparatus is not in anyone's control which is a serious situation and the international community needs to take note of this.

Jul 15, 2013 02:10am


Here is the link

Jul 15, 2013 02:25am


Jul 15, 2013 02:39am


Jul 15, 2013 02:41am


Jul 15, 2013 02:41am

Soon or later the true Indian face that everyone will see it. How long one can lie and deny like India.????

Jul 15, 2013 02:45am

Jul 15, 2013 02:46am

or ask the help any of the outsourced friend to google the link.

Rauf Kadri
Jul 15, 2013 02:50am

@Kuldeep: Pls. click on the link in the header/1st para of the story "The times of India reported on Sunday".

Muhammad Adnan
Jul 15, 2013 03:02am


Jul 15, 2013 03:02am

@Kuldeep: click on the blue colored "The Times of India reported on Sunday".

Jul 15, 2013 03:03am

Link of time of India article.

Jul 15, 2013 03:03am


Jul 15, 2013 03:17am

Jul 15, 2013 03:17am

@Kuldeep, here is the link.

Jul 15, 2013 03:26am


Jul 15, 2013 03:32am


Jul 15, 2013 03:33am

@Kuldeep: here you go cool dip:

Jul 15, 2013 03:33am


Jul 15, 2013 03:34am

@ Kuldeep - If you click on the highlighted link in the fourth line of the first paragraph, you'll find this story was part of Hindustan Times

Irfan Butt
Jul 15, 2013 03:36am

@Rocky, "Healthy and Peaceful Debate" in all nice, so long you Indians don't defame Pakistan for your petty internal political games.

Jul 15, 2013 03:37am


Jul 15, 2013 03:38am


vivek patil
Jul 15, 2013 03:42am

@Kuldeep: true I wish someone provides the link

Jul 15, 2013 03:44am

@Kuldeep see the link in the article

Sifwat Ali
Jul 15, 2013 03:44am

@Kuldeep: It is high lighted in the article - I have read it

Jul 15, 2013 03:50am

@Kuldeep: Here is the link

john m
Jul 15, 2013 03:52am

@Kuldeep: The link is in the first paragraph of this news article.

Jul 15, 2013 03:53am

@Kuldeep: Why will the Times of India publish this report when it exposes the lies by India itself.

Centrist Moderate
Jul 15, 2013 03:56am

I saw the link provided in TOI and it seems to be an article which mentions about the infighting between various indian agencies about the validity of the encounter of Ishrat. From the ongoing tussle, I see it as aligned on polictical level. CBI which comes under congress has a different version than Gujarat police under Modi and IB. The guy in the one side accuses the other as not reliable in the context of the Ishrat case as he thinks the IB used the terror attacks to create anti-terror laws there concluding a conspiracy theory that they may be staged and that too without evidence. I cannot believe Dawn has put an article with details selectively from the original article and misdirecting the readers with a provoking headline with a line in the whole article which mentioned about the headline..

Jul 15, 2013 04:01am


lol ...these guys never learn.

khan ismaeel
Jul 15, 2013 04:06am

@Kuldeep: links is in the 4rth line click it will take you to the page

Jul 15, 2013 04:11am

@Kuldeep: The link is here ...


Jul 15, 2013 04:18am

@Kuldeep: Link is in the article, don't be so innocent.

Jul 15, 2013 04:18am


Jul 15, 2013 04:20am

@kuldeep: link is in the article, don't act like innocent.

Jul 15, 2013 04:21am


Jul 15, 2013 04:49am


Jul 15, 2013 04:54am


Jul 15, 2013 05:04am

Jul 15, 2013 05:06am

GOD is with those who stand true

Jul 15, 2013 05:07am


Jul 15, 2013 05:14am

@Kuldeep: Here is the link:

Abdurrahman Muhammad
Jul 15, 2013 05:17am

i knew this!! It was all a propaganda against Muslims and the Pakistani Government..

Kuldeep.. If u dont beleive the information posted on this site.. U better find a better place.. I read that news on another news website earlier.. So its authentic..

Jul 15, 2013 05:29am

And here is the URL:

Jul 15, 2013 05:32am

Here you go .

Jul 15, 2013 05:36am


Jul 15, 2013 05:37am

Astounding! However, CBI is hardly believable. We would like to know details of the source i.e. TOI-publication date etc. to believe the story.

Jul 15, 2013 05:43am


Jul 15, 2013 05:59am

@Kuldeep: here you go pal...

Jul 15, 2013 06:07am


Jul 15, 2013 06:08am


Jul 15, 2013 06:09am

Here something we already knew. We have always suspected and knew that the country to the east was playing dirty all along...

Jul 15, 2013 06:10am

@Kuldeep: The link is in the first paragraph. In case it doesn't work here it is:

Dated: July 14, 2013.

Jul 15, 2013 06:11am


zia khan
Jul 15, 2013 06:39am


Jul 15, 2013 06:40am

Here it is:

Jul 15, 2013 06:41am


here you are kuldeep.

Jul 15, 2013 06:50am

@Kuldeep: the link is there at the end of the first paragraph.

Pankaj Singh
Jul 15, 2013 06:55am

Kuldeep, here is the link

Jul 15, 2013 07:07am

For years india blamed Pakistan with nothing but candy wrappers and shaving cream as proof... and how can we forget mr. kassav.... the only Pakistani who spoke with a thick indian accent and knew nothing about Islam. It is time Pakistan take india to the international court of justice for creating unrest in the region with its obvious plans to destabalize Pakistan.

Shahryar Shirazi
Jul 15, 2013 07:09am

@Kuldeep: Hyperlink is in the news piece it self. Although whats reported is picked up from the wire, Dawn must not reproduce such news. Reality is that my fellow country men have been involved in attacks across the borer :( Shahryar

Mr P
Jul 15, 2013 07:20am

@Kuldeep: The link is provided in the article. Click on the part of the sentence that says 'The Times of India reported on Sunday'

Jul 15, 2013 07:24am

Here you go Kuldeep!

sam the man from pakistan
Jul 15, 2013 07:25am

@Kuldeep: Read Time of india for july 12 and 13 and you will find it.

Jul 15, 2013 07:32am


AKil Akhtar
Jul 15, 2013 07:32am

@Rocky: Yes it can be, no one knows who killed Kennedy still in the most powerful and one of the best considered democracies.

Jul 15, 2013 07:49am

it's a BJP stunt for the next election because they want to overcome modi's controversial BBC interview. .

AKil Akhtar
Jul 15, 2013 07:58am

The flimsy evidence of those killed with pakistani ID in their pockets was enough to know who was behind it.

Jul 15, 2013 08:00am

Jul 15, 2013 08:04am

@Kuldeep: Just click on where in the first paragraph it says "Times of India". It will take you directly to the link

Jul 15, 2013 08:06am


Jul 15, 2013 08:07am

@Kuldeep: It is published there, not a pakistani media fabrication but reported in times of India. The question is how will Pakistani Government react.

Jul 15, 2013 08:13am


Jul 15, 2013 08:56am


ayaz hussain
Jul 15, 2013 09:08am

@Kuldeep: Read in between lines carefully. There is clear link mentioned in first paragraph.

Jul 15, 2013 09:12am

Kuldeep - the times of india article is at

Jul 15, 2013 09:17am

@Kuldeep: click on the link at the first para

Khan Wali
Jul 15, 2013 09:36am

Now 'cat' is out of bag.

Jul 15, 2013 09:38am

Good to hear India have politicians who are willing to speak up and speak out. Incidents of such scale cannot happen without involvement of some official/state factor.

Yawar Kazmi PTI
Jul 15, 2013 09:48am

The true face of so called shame 'Largest democracy' and 'shining india' .

Jul 15, 2013 09:51am


Jul 15, 2013 10:00am

@Kuldeep: it's there in the very news, click on 'The Times of India reported on Sunday.'

Jul 15, 2013 10:01am

Not surprised. What else can we expect from the Indian government.

Jul 15, 2013 10:17am



Jul 15, 2013 10:21am

@kuldeep...... Dear this is the link...

Jul 15, 2013 10:33am

Please let your users know which Sunday Edition this was published in. I could not find it.

Jul 15, 2013 10:37am

@Kuldeep: here it is for you:

Jul 15, 2013 10:46am

Dear Kuldeep Refer this link; Finally the truth is out and world is been informed who are the real culprits. Hope world will now relaize how much we have suffered and who is behind attacks, murders, crimes, Balouch separatist, etc. Pakistan could be good friend as this is in our blood, but the selfishness other countries have towards it is the root cause of situation Pakistan currently facing.

Jul 15, 2013 10:55am

@ Kuldeep. The link is right there in the opening text beneath the photograph

sabeeh omer
Jul 15, 2013 11:04am

It is very sad that all over the world the internal security agencies turn out to be the greatest violators of laws governing civil liberties. They abduct, torture and kill their own countrymen to create ground for obtaining their objectives. These security agencies seem to function above the law. It is essential to contain them and to bring to task officials involved in playing with the lives of innocent citizens. Until exemplary punishment is meted out irrespective of rank and position these agencies would be no less than a tiger let lose!

Salis Usman
Jul 15, 2013 11:05am

Heloooooo! Aman kee Asha

Kamal Ahmad
Jul 15, 2013 11:08am


Jul 15, 2013 11:21am

@Kuldeep: Try:

I consider this, ToI, report credible!

Jul 15, 2013 11:23am


Jul 15, 2013 11:26am


Saad Siddiqui
Jul 15, 2013 11:55am

@Kuldeep: The link is already provided if you hover your mouse over " The Times of India reported on Sunday.", if you still cant get it , here it is

Jul 15, 2013 11:57am

Among many of the lies of Indian Govt for desired regional hegemony. so sad.

Jul 15, 2013 11:58am

Among many of the lies of Indian Govt for desired regional hegemony. so sad.

Jul 15, 2013 12:00pm

wow i was recently under the impression both pakistan and indian media doing fake news against each other hiding the real truths and brainwashing respective citizens. Now i know the truth. Cant believe i doubted my own country's media(India). This means then Surjeet Singh and others never admited they were spies,nor the slain srabjit singh. Obviously this comment will be deleted in two minutes i have no doubt.

Jul 15, 2013 12:42pm

This is the real face of India

Jul 15, 2013 12:52pm

@Kuldeep: its right there . within the article ..

Jul 15, 2013 01:30pm

@Kuldeep: click on the Hyperlink please. by the way, when will you guys started reading your own newspapers?

Jul 15, 2013 01:32pm

@Rocky: Soon the true story of Ajmal Kasab would roll-out as well. Just wait and see the true face of biggest democracy of the World.

Jul 15, 2013 01:33pm


ever heard of google ???

Jul 15, 2013 01:40pm


Ghalib Khan
Jul 15, 2013 01:45pm

@Kuldeep: It is easily avilable

Ghalib Khan
Jul 15, 2013 01:45pm


Jul 15, 2013 02:04pm

Jul 15, 2013 02:10pm

Arjun Rajpati
Jul 15, 2013 02:20pm

It just goes to show how far our govt has fallen to serve its intrests, even if such moves destablise the nuclear stability with our neighbour.

Jul 15, 2013 02:26pm

@Rocky: right... in "true democracy" it only remains hidden till someone has been already hanged for this!

Jul 15, 2013 02:36pm

@Kuldeep: Here is the link of times of india

Jul 15, 2013 02:43pm

Jul 15, 2013 02:56pm

@Atul: click on this link

Jul 15, 2013 02:59pm

@Atul: Mate its in times of india- naveen i read it. its dogfight at the moment- Modi vs CBI VS IB all blaming each other for something . though no evidence produced just verbal comments - yu said - i gossip spreads no evidence,

Jul 15, 2013 03:03pm

Here is the link

Jul 15, 2013 03:05pm


Jul 15, 2013 03:23pm

for the people who cant find the news.

Jul 15, 2013 03:38pm

for all the indians asking for the times of india link, here it is:

Jul 15, 2013 03:40pm

and another link

Jul 15, 2013 03:44pm

Jul 15, 2013 03:44pm

here is the link to check the times of india

Jul 15, 2013 03:50pm

Jul 15, 2013 04:20pm


Sunday: 14 July 2013

Jul 15, 2013 04:31pm


Jul 15, 2013 04:32pm


Jul 15, 2013 04:36pm

Absolutely true. Mr masood Azhar had already told all this .In fact , there is proof that the men from Karachi who reached India had been promised Bollywood jobs if they succeeded, plus a visa to US if Bollywood didn't interest them enough.

Also, Evolution Science is a lie and the world is flat.

Jul 15, 2013 04:39pm


Syed W. Ali
Jul 15, 2013 04:40pm

@Atul: I feel for all affected and hope the matter is sorted out.

Jul 15, 2013 04:40pm


Jul 15, 2013 04:46pm Link to TOI

Jamshed Khan
Jul 15, 2013 05:39pm

Criminal acts against its own people by a corrupt government; what a surprise..!

Jul 15, 2013 06:00pm


Jul 15, 2013 06:02pm

Jul 15, 2013 06:45pm

@Atul: Please see the below link.

Jul 15, 2013 06:52pm

India yet again proves the two nation theory to be correct.

Sardar KHAN
Jul 15, 2013 07:09pm

All the Indians are jumping up and down to deny this story published in their own newspaper and it also show their denial mode. What a shame they did the same when "Hindu" newspaper published the account of, how the indian army managed to create cross border friction by raising illegal constructions of border postings? I don't know when these Indians will stop denying the truth.

Jul 15, 2013 07:20pm

Why are you fishing for a non-existing evidence that can obliterate thousands of pages of documents to prove Pakistan's involvement in the attacks? Close your eyes and ears and keep repeating what you are saying and imagine that the whole world believes you. Best of luck!

Shajid Khan
Jul 15, 2013 07:39pm

We challenge this CBI ex to prove his allegations. The Supreme Court should instruct him to submit proofs immediately or face contempt of court proceedings.

Jul 15, 2013 07:42pm


Jul 15, 2013 07:59pm

@Atul: It was posted in Times of India newspaper, not a Pakistani paper.

Jul 15, 2013 08:23pm

Dawn ! you have twisted the text of the news to make it sensationalizing ! Please don't dent your credibility ! We like reading Dawn a lot and would love to continue unless forced to stop doing so by these acts....

Jul 15, 2013 08:34pm

India is just a bigger version of Israel and a wannabe America. No wonder India is hated by all its neighbours.

Jul 15, 2013 10:06pm


Ex-Dawn Reader
Jul 15, 2013 10:39pm

DAWN was the one of the first to take responsibility of Indian attackers being Pakistani. Now after reading this how it feels to consume your own excrement?

Jul 15, 2013 10:45pm

Atul & Kuldeep, Here you go:-->

Jul 15, 2013 10:53pm

@Atul & Kuldeep: Please open your eyes, Dawn has already hyperlinked that news above

Jul 15, 2013 11:02pm

Jul 15, 2013 11:12pm

Shame on u indian media.....Now say that this man is also belonging to ISI.... :)

Nasir Jamal Khan
Jul 15, 2013 11:15pm

@ Kuldeep, the link is availble at the end of very first paragraph. @ Atul, It seems to be on the online editon date and time : Jul 14, 2013, 12.30AM IST

the link is following:

Jul 16, 2013 12:58am

Ok - so here is a suggestion:

Read the original link:

Next, read this link:

The second link is a transcript but one can also find the recordings on the web.

Draw your own conclusions.

Manzoor Ahmad
Jul 16, 2013 01:50am

@Centrist Moderate: It's not misguiding, it's clearly using the word "accusation". It's not saying that have evidence. I think What you are trying to say that it's not that big news that it should be separated from the original article. My dear you are wrong if you think that way. It's really a shocking news, and it is a very alarming news to everybody who is concerned about India Pakistan relationship and the terrorism. The issue of an individual victim is not that important than the security implications caused by both countries political beasts. So I think dawn has done the right thing to segregate the issue to emphasis more on the hypocrisy of Indian government.

Adil Haider
Jul 16, 2013 01:54am

Oh my God Dawn siding with Conspiracy Theorists!!!

Jul 16, 2013 02:36am


Mast Kalandar
Jul 16, 2013 10:39am

Hmmm....Did you people from both sides of the border notice one thing. Pakis blame Indians for reading only DAWN for news and Pakis always giving reference to TOI for the same reason. The fact is both sides want some spicy news which tells something about each other and both DAWN and TOI have mastered the art of engaging the people by adding spice to their news. These kind of news actually act as stressbusters to people who are so busy with their day to day life and want to let go off their anger at something. Why can't the Indians accept that Pakis are the most innocent people in the world. Indians cannot accept the rise and rise of pakistan. The whole world is after Pakistan for no reason. Pakistan has given the world so much in terms of ...................... Let the Pakis find the answer and fill the blank for themselves.

Jul 16, 2013 10:46am

@syed Rizvi: Every day suiside attack ,target killing ,bomb blast,TTP, Lashkar-e Tayyaba,minority killing .................what a pure nation pakistan is

Jul 16, 2013 10:53am

@Zak: I am on behalf of international community ready to take action against India.....thank you for your information.

Jul 16, 2013 11:20am

So a stray motor mouth officer makes a loose statement and all Pakistanis desperate to get their country out of the self-created mess, latch on to this drivel and taking this to be gospel truth....

I am not suggesting our Govt. is doodh-ka-dhula... but this seems to be part of the politicking games the Congress is indulging in...

My suggestion would be to wait and watch. .. In anycase civil society and activists are much stronger here... and they would be the first ones to jump on this along with the TV channels (who keep fanning these flames).

Jul 16, 2013 11:47am

While the veracity of the news will be verified/dissected etc ,I am curious to know why Pakistan is prosecuting some people for the Mumbai blasts ?

raja hindustani
Jul 16, 2013 12:28pm

Its election time in India r going to hear more conspiracy theory like this in coming days. You won't feel surprise when somebody may claim kasab was from India only...or OBL was not muslim but a hindu- core RSS member ;)

Enjoy the news ;)

asif khan
Jul 16, 2013 12:28pm

OK, so now pakistani players will be allowed in IPL 14 cheers

gracy chaudhary
Jul 16, 2013 01:07pm

Attack on Indian Parliamet: Another Indian drama/ lie has been unleashed/ unearthed by their own people. The world has witnessed actual Indian face and their true design to malign Pakistan for its further isolation at international level. The Pakistani govt/CJP must take sincere steps/efforts at UNO to get a tribunal set against Indian resolution passed by the Top body against Pakistan. Pakistani media the so called 4th pillar of the state must identify black sheep in their ranks who are supporting the cause of USA, India and other foes of Pakistani. An eye opener for Govt, the free judiciary, the vibrant media and busy people of by beloved nation. Long Live Pakistan

Jul 16, 2013 02:01pm

anything can be expected of the sly indian....

Jul 16, 2013 03:30pm

So much with Aman ka Tamsaha & our foreign funded media who tried so hard to prove Pakistan's invlovement........

Jul 16, 2013 03:32pm

Why is Dawn of all papers peddling such misleading titles? No former CBI guy has claimed that, however another former officer has said he heard the former CBI guy say that and that means the CBI guy is cockoo and his other work be discounted accordingly.

The CBI guy has said he has no idea what is this all about.

Many pakistanis are jumping to conclusions despite the facts that have been verified by many governments, including pakistani. Weird.

Girish Pathak
Jul 16, 2013 03:44pm

This news is nowhere published in Times of India, never. Its completely bogus news. It can be proved by clicking on links given by some commentators.

Riaz Murtaza
Jul 16, 2013 04:09pm

It is an eye opener for the whole world. Pakistan must take this case to the United Nations.

Jul 16, 2013 06:46pm

Why are Pakistanis so surprised by this news, after all we are enemies aren't we ???? What do you want from us, do you want us to shower you with flowers and bouquets. Stay away from us, reports suggest that the motivation was to strengthen anti terrorism laws, it is our internal matter and none of your business.

Jul 16, 2013 06:53pm

@Kuldeep: you have failed in your duty to thank all the Pakistanis who have given you the link to the story. @ all Pakistani friends commenting here: You must at least commend India for spending such a lot of time,money and resources to show Pakistan in a bad light. After all Pakistan is one nation which is the cynosure of all eyes an even the Americans fly drones over it to surreptitiously learn how Pakistan achieved so much greatness in such a short period of time. Moreover you should pardon us poor Indians. Instead of learning all the good things from you viz.cleansing the country of of its people, we are wasting our resources in trying to improve the life of an ordinary citizen...and that is a shameful thing to do:)

Jul 16, 2013 07:27pm

I fail to understand the enthusiasm of Pakistani readers but am not surprised. The news only proves that this option was also discussed and a team member investigated this possibility also. It is common sense that investigators look at every possibility, including staging an attack with some ulterior motive. It is only the final report that matters. I would draw attention of my Pakistani friends several facts that include registration of case in Pakistan and arrest of some people after admitting that non-state actors from Pakistan are involved, UN Security Council declaree LeT a terror outfit, Investigations by FBI and conviction of David Headely ( Dawood Gilani) and Taawur Rana in a US court. as those killed in the attacks included 6 Americans also. Is the entire world stupid? Is it a tenable argument that just to make laws India will attack its own financial nerve centre when we know that the anti terror laws made by one party in power are repealed by the other ? Anti-terror laws like POTA and TADA were repealed by the parliament so what is the point ? Pakistan registered the case only after exhausting all options of denying its involvement. If Pakistanis think that whole world is against them, and turn a blind eye to existence of internationally aknowledged terror outfits on its soil it only shows the probelm is much bigger than it seems.

Jul 16, 2013 07:39pm

Guys, stop helping Kuldeep, out of 189 comments 130 are helping Kuldeep. Dawn please stop posting Kuldeep help comments. Thank You.

Nadeem (US)
Jul 16, 2013 07:48pm

@Pankaj Patel: Even Americans believe that 9/11 was planned by US and Isreal. Who benifitted with 9/11, obviously Isreal, and who pushed back on back foot, muslim world.

Jul 16, 2013 08:37pm

@shehzad: If the 2 nation theory is correct - and also if Kashmir should be a part of Pakistan based on the same theory, then the entire Muslim population of India should really have moved to Pakistan. Would that really have been the way to go?

Jul 16, 2013 08:58pm

Completely taken out of context. During investigation several theories are discussed, this in one of them. What you will do with LeT ban, Case registered against Some Pakistanis in Pakistan in this regard, Conviction of Headly and Rana in USA, investigations by 6 countries whose citizens were killed in attacks ???? What bout Kasab ? No body can mislead India as it is too big, free media and a wide political spectrum. No Govt can hide the truth. It is in black and white. The probel with Pakistanis is that there are so many allegations of terror links that even slightest and remotely oblique reference is enough for them to wash all thier sins.

JP Singh
Jul 16, 2013 09:05pm

@Sardar KHAN: no Indians are jumping up and down -- everyone is having fun on the issue. come on yaar we aint so dumb about this issue.

Nizamuddin Ali Ahmad
Jul 16, 2013 09:10pm

This is the land of Gandhi the non- violence man ( if any one should believe him ). The devil is exposed.

JP Singh
Jul 16, 2013 09:11pm

seeing the comments here - lets go to war for a final finish -- is it acceptable to you all. The survivor takes all.

JP Singh
Jul 16, 2013 09:14pm

@Riaz Murtaza: go to the UN - you will be a laughing stock there

Jul 16, 2013 10:26pm

@Murthy: Indians are in denial. Keep denying and see dreams that this is not true.

Ali Khan
Jul 16, 2013 10:27pm

On the positive note, it is good to know there exists few good people in India, because of their disclosures, India's involvement is finally disclosed in every case they have been blaming Pakistan. It is obvious India is genetically inclined toward propaganda. There propaganda is based on half truth, not disclosing the full truth, or showing off their superiority in subtle & open ways. People, all over the world & America, are sensible, they sense the propaganda when a similar behavior is happening over and over. Countries who rely on hollowness of propaganda do not go very far. They do achieve few tangible gains compared to others within their lifecycle, but in the long term they are the losers. It is genuineness & truth like water, that finds its way up over the long haul.

Jul 16, 2013 10:35pm

@Gordy: Unfortunately it is taking time for India to be as effective as the USA or Israel. But inshallah, it is getting there.

Jul 16, 2013 11:44pm

@umair: the page doesn,t exist on Times of india site...

Jul 16, 2013 11:46pm

@Fawad: The page doesnot exist

Ramesh Manghirmalani
Jul 16, 2013 11:46pm

Do you think it is real story it is fabricated

Jul 16, 2013 11:50pm

@Abdullah: desired...WE HAVE REGIONAL HEDGEMONY SINCE 1971.

Gulbagh Singh
Jul 17, 2013 12:19am

@shehzad: Actually it should be three nation theory

Jul 17, 2013 01:27am

@shehzad: The two nation theory was proved wrong with the creation of Bangladesh and it is broken in India everyday when a Hindu and a Muslim boy go out for a cup of tea.

Jul 17, 2013 02:41am

@shehzad: Absolutely, who would like to live with you guys!

Jul 17, 2013 02:44am

@omer khan shaheen: Yes, see yourself in the mirror.

Jul 17, 2013 04:06am

@Milind: Did you wait and watch back then

Jul 17, 2013 04:11am

@Murthy: Where did get thousands of pages of story, Bollywood film

Jul 17, 2013 05:54am

@Girish Pathak: Truth is at times bitter and denial is often the first defensive psychological reaction.

Jul 17, 2013 05:56am

@krishnan: No evidence was found so far.

RK Singh
Jul 17, 2013 06:13am

this guy seems to be eager to please Rahul Gandhi.

Jul 17, 2013 06:40am

@Riaz Murtaza: Sure. But why your Government is not even asking a simple question about it to India ? You Pakistanis are so fond of asking questions why don't you ask your own Government first ? Because there is nothing in it. You are only making a mockery of yourself.

Nabarun Dey
Jul 17, 2013 06:42am

Remember high flying baloon with CIA being conspirator for fall of twin towers in 2001 written all over it ?

Jul 17, 2013 06:59am

@krishnan: The same question was asked when Indian media created the hype against Pakistan, what was the authenticity then? Though this time the affidavit has been submitted and you will see the justice being done if your courts are fair in judgements for your own people.

Jul 17, 2013 07:03am

@Azeez just wondering who is financially supporting TTP you don't need to be an einstein to figure it out

Jul 17, 2013 07:04am

@umair: The culprits have deleted the article but how long could they prolong their hypocratic drama? Truth is to be known to the world soon. Shame on India who could kill her own nation for the sake of political drama.

Jul 17, 2013 08:22am

Now we should expect a fictitious article on this issue from Jawed Naqvi soon.

Masud Khan
Jul 17, 2013 08:35am

@Girish Pathak: Only if you read Times of India, you'll know. You should read TOI first, then come to read Dawn.

Jul 17, 2013 08:39am

@shehzad: The best thing that happened for India was partition. Otherwise we would be mired by eighth century thought process and wasting time in pseudo prayers five times a day! How is that for progress?

Jul 17, 2013 09:10am

Entire world knows who is the biggest exporter of religion-based Terrorism and where Bin Laden was safely hiding!

Jul 17, 2013 09:18am

Dear Pakistanis, you don't trust your own government but you would believe a crazed conspiracy theorist from India? Please read this.

Ghalib Khan
Jul 17, 2013 09:29am

@Girish Pathak: Wake-up and smell the coffee, it is in Times of India and also in Hindustan Times.

Jul 17, 2013 10:13am


I think Dawn should remove your provocative and hurtful comment.

Jul 17, 2013 10:44am

@shehzad: Do you still doubt the two nations theory?

Jul 17, 2013 10:47am

@trip: what conclusions?we pakistanis are doing what you indians would do and did do!

Jul 17, 2013 10:49am

@gracy chaudhary: Hi, Do you think that a lone country can malign / surpass its neighbor just by bombing them self. Think with your open mind not with closed heart. Pakistan has been screaming in the top of their capacity by highlighting the Kashmir issue Via international media BBC. Why don't they take the same approach and get the feedback for 26/11and Indian parliament attack. Because they have better proof and documentary to confirm of the actual involvement. Dear, please check the foreign tourist are increasing at an encouraging rate in India. Whereas it is declining in Pak, why? because India publishes in their media about Pakistan?. The International media are either not going to Pakistan. they simply take out the leaf from Indian print. Hope you are not thinking so. If Yes, One more news is coming for you OSAMA was in India we simply pushed him to Abbottabad and tipped Us marine. Sayyed omar is still hiding in India, we simply air his speech presuming it in pakistan. Jouranilist Daniel was actually shot in INDIA and we had all the artist doing the shooting job with Arabic subtitle.Finally Malala was shot by Indian extremist. Because of all this news your country has spoliled its image. Btw Musharraf has once agreed that their own serving soldiers who died in Kargil are not Pakistanis !!!.

International Community
Jul 17, 2013 11:08am

@Azeez: Your wish is our command, Sir!

Jul 17, 2013 11:51am

@Girish Pathak: Actually the news was definitely published in TOI. I read it myself and there were 1000's of comments on it. Now if you don't want to admit it, that's not really our problem.

Jul 17, 2013 12:09pm

The Comment section of the article is far more interesting than the original article itself. There are two kind of people, some of them who are from India are initiating an online trial whereas on the other hand, there are few you are trying to make Indians realize of how much evil is there in their country. Keep it up people. I'd rather agree with conspiracies however, in my conspiracy theory it is us who responsible for what been happening.

Jul 17, 2013 02:18pm

@Gulbagh Singh: It is two nations but three countries. Bangladeshi muslims and Pakistani muslims are part of the muslim ummah. However, I understand that it is difficult for you to understand.

Jul 17, 2013 02:26pm

regardless of the outcome of this development one thing is for sure that

india has killed an innocent " Afzal Guru" and it proves state level terrorism india is involved in

Naeem Syed
Jul 17, 2013 03:33pm

@raja hindustani: How did you find out?

Jul 17, 2013 03:33pm

@raja: It is still a two nation theory, it was not two country theory. So brace for another 6 to 7 countries out of present day bharat, even though it will remain two nation theory.

Jul 17, 2013 03:37pm

@RK Singh: Im surprised even Indians do not seem to understand what has happened here. Sharma has NOT said any such thing. Mani has accused sharma of having said that (unofficially) and mani is claiming sharma is a person known for making loose statements. Shamra has not even accepted having said that, let alone officially recorded that. Why and how could he, he was a gujarat police guy who never investigated either of the cases, neither was he in a central position to have access to any such data.

Some Pakistanis are jumping to this misinformation and choosing to believe it does not mean atleast Indians can not see what facts are.

Jul 17, 2013 04:03pm

@Gulbagh Singh: Don't worry, byh the time Pakistan is finished with you, you would be referring to 300 nation theory!

Jul 17, 2013 04:44pm

@Anonymous: this is great.

Jul 17, 2013 04:49pm

I guess they don't need terrorists in India when an elected government can do the job for them!

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive"...

Jul 17, 2013 05:00pm

@Indi-Pop: Dear Indian, for two respected national papers of YOUR OWN country to put the story across in their columns would imply the journalists publishing the story did some level of research, or are they 'crazed conspiracy theorists' as well?

Jul 17, 2013 05:04pm

@js: its not your internal matter when you blame Pakistan for it. Clearly you don't have any brains to know the difference between an internal matter and blaming another country.

Jul 17, 2013 06:54pm

@Gordy: and Pakistan is loved by one and all.

Jul 17, 2013 07:04pm

Does anyone see how the Pakistani media has twisted this story - "A former Indian home ministry officer submitted his declaration in the Supreme Court of India which said that HE WAS TOLD by a former member of the CBI-SIT team that both the terror attacks (Parliament and Mumbai) were staged "with the objective of strengthening the counter-terror legislation(sic)."

It was NOT the CBI officer himself, but a "ministry officer". This story looses credibility right there.

Jul 17, 2013 07:05pm

@Sri1: InshaAllah? Sri, do you beleive in ALLAH?

Jul 17, 2013 07:06pm

Great, this means india government is so cunning and powerful that it can orchestrate an attack on itself using pakistani nationals like kasab, and i thought our government was incapable of anything.

Jul 17, 2013 07:28pm

@haseeb: it has been a long time since the incidents, what is done is done, now let us just move on. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or Nepal could not be blamed because the public support would not have been there for the change in the legislation. Remember the laws needed to be strengthened on account of your great nation.

Sardar KHAN
Jul 17, 2013 07:32pm

@Javelin: So the cat is out of the bag at last. What a nonsense your leaders have been feeding the world for the last 65 years, that they regret the partition, but in reality pleased with it? What a two faced peoples are of baharat?

Sardar KHAN
Jul 17, 2013 07:41pm

@JP Singh: Then why not accept the truth instead of denial. Your agencies are capable of doing it.

Jul 17, 2013 10:30pm

I have only pity for the Pakistanis gonig gaga over a non-issue, completly misreading it for some mental satsifaction. Is there any reaction from anywhere, including Government of Pakistan ? Is there any news in global media ? 26/11 attacks had shaken the entire world and its investigations were closely watched by whole world and had to be shared with the 6 countries whose citizens were killed in the attacks.Only a fool will think to manipulate anything. Evn if you remove India from the scence, Pakistan's image as fountainhead of terrorism is imprinted in the entire global media. It will be fun to see these Pakistanis falling flat on thier faces when nothing comes out of this whole saga. How sad ? What will you do than ?