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Blame game against Pakistan

Published Nov 24, 2012 03:25am

This is with reference to the news about West Bengal Director General of Police Naparajit Mukherjee, addressing a meeting of chief secretaries and police chiefs of nine-Maoist-hit states. He stated that the ISI is having close liaison with some pro-Naxal over ground organisations through banned SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) in the state and helping them to instigate people against the government.

It is important to mention here that for the first time a senior officer has come on record blaming the ISI for being Naxals carry out anti-government activities.

There is not even a signal day that Pakistan or ISI is not blamed in the Indian media for one thing or the other so as to keep the pressure on and defame it internationally.

Instead of wasting all her zeal in playing the blame game against Pakistan, India could have made the situation far better by concentrating upon the remedy of actual issues which compel the people to revolt against the Indian government. Instead of targeting Pakistan, India should pay attention to the biggest internal security threat: Naxalism.

ASMA MUJAHID Rawalpindi