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Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
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Sindbad, The Spy

Really? Now, that depends on which side of the Indus you live.

Sindbad, The Spy
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Sindbad, The Spy
outlookindia.com
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Claims, Counterclaims
  • Pakistan has provided five bulky folders detailing evidence of India's role in fomenting unrest in Pakistan
  • Listed names of those publishing anti-Pak pieces in their newspapers, websites-with Indian protection
  • Indian high commissioner in Kabul accused of paying money to Balochis; Indian consulates in Afghanistan, Iran fanning the Balochi militant movement
  • India has provided the name of a Pak visitor gone missing: Sattar Khan of Lahore is a Samjhauta blast suspect
  • India's Most Wanted list swells to 41

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The man in the photograph accompanying this story is Dr Ghansham Das G. Hotumalani. He took his basic degree in medicine in Larkana, a place he repeatedly describes as being in "Pakistan-occupied Sindh". It is, he adds helpfully, "on the right bank of the Indus river, 40 km from Mohenjodaro". The Pakistanis cited Ghansham as an example of how India shelters those who are either agents or have links with Indian agencies responsible for stoking unrest in Sindh and Balochistan.

When the Indo-Pak joint terror mechanism met for the first time in Islamabad on March 6-7, Pakistan handed over a thick set of five folders, lavishly detailing, from its perspective, proof of New Delhi's interference in that country. Ghansham's name figures in the first folder. For, he publishes a bilingual (English and Sindhi monthly) called Sindhyun Jo Sansar (The World of Sindhis). Also because on September 11, 2006, he marched from Delhi's Jantar Mantar to the Pakistan High Commission and handed over a memorandum of protest to a Pakistani official "concerning gruesome murder of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti and kidnapping of hundreds Sindhi and Baloch nationalist leaders by...
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