Former special secretary of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan, in this interview with MyNation, said that he has no doubt that protests at Shaheen Bagh has a deep rooted conspiracy associated with them
Bengaluru: The claim by the Delhi Police that the man arrested for firing in the air at the Shaheen Bagh protest site had joined the Aam Admi Party last year has given the entire episode a new twist.
It has been said on several occasions that the protests are completely stage managed by the Opposition and the radicals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had made it amply clear that Shaheen Bagh was a laboratory for the political groups.
Former special secretary of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan said that he has no doubt that this is a deep rooted conspiracy. In this interview with MyNation, Bhushan said that one must dig deeper and find out who exactly is organising these meaningless protests at Shaheen Bagh.
As we look back at the 2001 Parliament attack, we also need to assess the present situation. Though the mindset of the ISI or Pakistan may not have changed, India has come leaps and bounds and is better equipped to deal with terror threats.
Eighteen years have gone by since India witnessed one of its most horrific attacks. The December 13, 2001 Parliament attack was one of the most audacious acts by Pakistan and its Jaish-e-Mohammad.
Not only did the attack try to shake the foundation of democracy, but it also gave birth to one of the most dangerous terrorist outfits in the world, the Jaish-e-Mohammad. MyNation caught up with former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, CD Sahay, to discuss the security scenario today.
After the abrogation of Article 370, is it the right time for balkanisation of Pakistan? And how does India benefit?
It goes without saying that Pakistan has over the years earned the notorious reputation of being the world’s largest incubator of jihad. The Foreign Policy magazine ranks Pakistan on the top 10 list of failed states.
With flawed boundaries and an unholy nexus between Islamic extremism and military rule, there is no doubt Pakistan is on a self-destruct mode and verge of a collapse. One of the biggest talking points over the years for Pakistan has been Kashmir. It would not be wrong to say that the country has benefited for long thanks to a weak policy by India, which felt the need to have a more inclusive approach. This meant appeasement of local politicians and worse, the separatists of the Valley.
New Delhi, Aug 21: There is tight security in Jammu and Kashmir. Curbs are being eased gradually on a daily basis and besides a few incidents of violence, nothing major has taken place, since the abrogation of Article 370.
The curbs have come under question and three petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court. Former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan tells OneIndia that the curbs were absolutely needed and had it not been imposed passion and anger would have spiralled out of control.
The curbs have come under question and three petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court. The former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan tells OneIndia that the curbs were absolutely needed and had it not been imposed passion and anger would have spiralled out of control.
I have dealt with such situations and I know how high the anger and passion can be. It would have been a foolish decision to go ahead with such a decision without the restrictions, Bhushan also adds. Questioning the need for restrictions in the Valley is foolish, he also adds.
New Delhi, May 08: Radicalisation and terror down south has been a major concern. The fact of the matter is that there was always a danger lurking and it is also a fact that the agencies reacted late in this part of the country.
Was it due to the late reactions that let terror and radicalisation flourish in South India. Former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan says that it is unfair to accuse the agencies of reacting late in South India. Let us put this thing in perspective and the fact is that the agencies never got a free hand to act against radicalisation and terrorism down South, he tells OneIndia.
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