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Curious case of Urban Naxal Gang- Gautam Navlakha

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Long Post Alert (Please do take your Lockdown time to read and be Enlighten how deep the Rot is)

Recently so called Activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the NIA when their last ditch effort of legal mechanism to get pre-arrest bail ran out. Last month SC had rejected the pre-arrest bail plea and directed him to surrender before the investigating agency. Also Anand Teltumbde (highly touted as ‘Grand-Son-in-law’ of Dr. Ambedker) who is the co-accused in the same Bhima-Koregaon Violence also surrendered in Mumbai before NIA.

Tweet Courtesy : @ani

All such chilling conspiracy, if you dig neatly always goes long back in time. In the early 1990’s. Pakistan was searching numerous ways to influence the U.S. government’s position on Kashmir. (by Kim Barker and Habiba Noshin Oct. 3, 2011)

Eureka! They found a perfect candidate – Ghulam Nabi Fai, a Kashmiri expat who had renounced his Indian citizenship to get a US one in the 1990s. I mean there will be no better man for this job when you are not only well educated (AMU) but also have your childhood friend as Hijbul Commander right? (The Hindu, Praveen Swami, July 21, 2011)

Behold!! THE KAC – Kashmiri American Council. Hence KAC was born with funding mainly from Pakistan ISI, which also became the reason for his arrest in the US and the later revelation of various skeletons (ours manily). For nearly 20 years he was secretly taking millions of dollars from ISI to peddle their agenda in the garb of this NGO- KAC. (Sandeep Unnithan, India Today 22 July 2011)

Ghulam Nabi Fai speaking in one of his KAC Conference Courtesy: Rediff.com (July 21, 2011)

KAC was nothing but a propaganda vehicle created to shake the Kashmir Issue internationally. They used to hold annual gathering in Washington as ‘Kashmir Peace Conference’ and invited many so called intellectuals, academics, ‘HUMAN’ rights activists, and the whole usual lot to speak on this gatherings. Projected itself to be the most legitimate and independent voice of Kashmir and its people, in reality it was nothing but a puppet organisation of ISI. ISI not only funded Fai but also dictated his speeches, determined who was to be invited to the conferences and who were not. One of the main purpose of inviting eminent Indian journalists and intellectuals from India was to gain some kind of legitimacy for KAC.

Now why do we waste time on details about KAC when are talking about Urban Naxals.

Interesting things are yet to come. The frequent flier to this conference was our today’s hero – Gautam Navlakha. Not only him, there is a whole list of such ‘eminent’ personalities who had free pass in 10 years of Sonia led UPA government (I so much hate that period) (Outlook Lalit Jha 21 July 2011)

So called eminent journalist, Late Dileep Padgaonkar was the frequent speaker there. Remember he was appointed as the chief interlocutor to Kashmir in 2008 by Manmohan Singh, I meant Sonia. It gives me great apprehension to know that our Govt’s Chief Point man for Kashmir issue for so many years was cosy with an ISI’s puppet organization.

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh addressing after releases a journal titled ‘India & Global Affairs’, edited by Shri Dileep Padgaonkar (Seated Right), in New Delhi (Wikimedia commons, 10 January 2008)

Some more others, to name a few were, – Late Retired Justice Rajinder Sachhar (Sachchar Commission infamy), best friend of Prashnat Bhusan and Arundhati Roy, so you can feel the rot.

Justice Rajinder Sachar and Arundhati Roy, Photo: Rajeev Bhatt  (The HINDU, September 19, 2012)

Late Kuldip Nayyar, who once in an interview said, “Those who are saying that Kashmir is an integral part of India are wrong in the sense that the state of Jammu and Kashmir enjoys autonomy as enunciated in Article 370, जो कि अब dustbin में है, जिसके पास है बत्ती बनाके …….I think you got the point 🙂 (The Citizen, Kuldeep Nayyar, 7 Feb 2016)

Late Ved Bhasin, Editor of Kashmir Times, touted as the Grand Old Man’ of English journalism in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Journalist Harinder Baweja and the usual types. Most of them are ‘Late’ but do google them to know the rot.

I mean, it still beats me, how can people live off the land, earn so much from it, live a lavish life out of it and still have such vile feelings for the Country that gave you so much. There are still many such enemies within, which needed to be taken to task. Nobody but, this Government, with its massive majority can do something for this internal termites. Don’t know why its taking the slow route but we are still hopeful for good. 

Now back to KAC. United Nations has a wing called Economic and Social Council. It’s one of the 6 principal organs of the United Nations responsible for coordinating the economic and social fields. Mumbo Jumbo right? Leaving all this diplomatic jargon aside, one main aim (important for NGO dukan) of this organisation provides consultative status to various NGO’s. In simple terms that NGO becomes a branded NGO, It has a say on many forums on International Arena. मतलब NGO का वजन बढ़ जाता है।

KAC Controlled from Pak was inch closer to getting this status due to our home bred ‘Intellectuals’.

Unfortunately for them the plan failed badly when Ghulam Nabi Fai was arrested for Laundering $3.5 million from ISI to influence US Congress. Lucky for us Indians, this was also the time when the trust between US and Pakistan was at all-time low due to Osama Bin Laden, their most wanted man, who was killed by US Special forces in Abbotabad, was living comfortably in a house, just a mile away from the Pakistan Military Academy two months ago. At the same time frame US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on a state visit to India to discuss U.S.-India strategic partnership.

So, a Pakistan controlled NGO, almost got Consultative status on Kashmir from UN, part due to the hard work of our so called eminent personalities.  (PTI, Hindustan Times 27 Jan 2007)

Back to Navlakha! In one of those 2009 KAC conference, Gautam Navlakha, speaking in that session, ‘When Peaceful Protests Fail, What Next?’ , reportedly had warned that if the aspirations of Kashmiris continued to be ignored, the armed struggle could start again “which will have repercussions for all of South Asia”. A citizen speaking such words against his/her own country can only be termed as sedition, call for waging a WAR against a nation. Wonder why our Govt was in slumber in those days.

Imagine a man with such great feelings for India could only be put out with Investigative Agency in the March this year. That too only when Supreme Court ‘requested’ them to surrender. In any country they would have been stormed by armed police or paramilitary in their own house, even at odd hours. And then you talk about PM Modi being a Hitler.

It is not that this Government and Modi has some political score to settle with Navlakha. His activities alarmed even people like Omar Abdullah. Navlakha was detained by his government in May 2011. Farooq Abdullah slammed him by saying, “What does that writer want here– to burn Kashmir? when Navlakha tried to enter J&K back then.

But his Golden Inning was yet to come. Come December 2017, Elgaar Parishad, an event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon Bhima at Pune’s Shaniwarwada Fort was held. It was the Bhima Koregain violence that can be said to be the height of his propaganda.

The alleged plan was to burn whole Maharashtra into caste related violence. Thanks to swift action taken by the Government, it failed.

Pune Police started investigation and on 8 June 2018, they arrested Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen and Mahesh Raut with alleged Maoist links for inciting riots.

On 28 August 2018, Pune police carried out more searches and arrested Maoist ideologue- Varavara Rao, lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, activists Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha and Vernon Gonsalves. The Supreme Court in turn ordered them to be placed under house arrest.

According to Pune Police, during their course of investigation they found various CD, Emails, Pen drives. Detailed plans for procurement of Russian grenade launcher, German automatic grenade launcher, Nitrate based explosives, nails, M4 rifles and 4,00,000 ammunition. The weapons and ammunition were to be brought in the country through Nepal or Manipur route. Money in tune of some 8 Crore was to be raised for all these escapades.

Such serious military hardware cannot be used for Diwali celebration obviously. So what was that secret plan?

Later on December last year (2019) Pune police submitted the draft charges, charging them with conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and eventually overthrow a democratically elected government.  The draft charge also mentions how the accused had planned to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi during road shows and claims that the plan was to be carried out on the lines of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. (Divyesh Singh, India Today, 19 December2019)

Some more detail analysis by Pune Police and agencies of Pen drives, emails and CDs found Rona Wilson’s report that was supposedly made in 2013. It was revealed in that report that Navlakha was to use his old connections with ISI to procure arms through Nepal route. Navlakha was in touch with several separatists in Kashmir and some commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen, namely Shakil Bakshi and made several trips to Kashmir for the same. The report also states that Gautam Navlakha was working for the government and against Maoists on many occasions. He once tried to force Maoist into accepting offers from the UPA government to settle the Naxal armed movement. Double Agent Comrade!! eh!? The report also talks about his meetings with Sonia Gandhi and Ilena Sen, wife of Binayak Sen (another convicted Maoist, granted bail in 2011 by SC. Think??) and Chidambaram for his release from jail in 2009 (Divyesh Singh, India Today 25 July 2019)

Such heinous connections and escapades, Pune Police had all the evidence to arrest him. But as we all know its India, and there will always be some barrier and almost always will have a unique gem of a smarty pants who has a smart way to deal with our system.

On 28 Aug 2018 At 4 PM Navlakha applied for relief against the transit remand by Pune Police from Delhi and got it by 6 PM. Have you seen such speed in judiciary before? Okay! Okay! you have seen before in case of another terrorist Yakub Menon! But have you seen in case of common people? (THE HINDU, 28 Aug 2018)

Do you know who the Judge was?

Surprise! Justice Murlidhar. Darling judge of The wire, Print, quint and the similar propaganda lot hiding in the garb of news outlet.

Mi Lord said during the hearing “Not possible to make out a case from the documents before us” (Bar & Bench, 28 Aug 2018)

Later after some more long strenuous homework, Police pressed UAPA (UAPA bars grant of anticipatory bail) and Sedition charges. Fought a long legal battle in Bombay HC and later in Supreme Court. Finally, Supreme Court refused their anticipatory bail and asked them to surrender within 3 weeks. Guess the names of lawyer who represented Navlakha and Teltumbde.

Kapil Uncle for Teltumbde and Abhishek Manu Singhvi for Navlakha, yeah the same one whose driver was very angry that he made some exciting video of Vakil Sahab doing things along with his colleague. Not to forget these are most expensive laywer in India.

After Navlakha’s surrender on Tuesday, many of his gang came to his support on twitter. Usual rants, touting him to be heroes of freedom and justice and similar words of Grandeur. One such नमूना is Harsh Mander, after recent Delhi riots everybody knows this Bandar, I mean Mandar. He is the Advisory Board Chair of George Soros NGO (OSF), (Google about it, its exciting)

Harsh Mander has worked many times with Usha Ramanathan on several occasions, including on Sonia Gandhi’s evil Communal Violence Bill, Now who is this new aunty- Usha now.?

Coincidentally she is the wife of ….. Surprise Justice Murlidhar. अब जस्टिस साहब का ट्रांसफर याद आया ??

Youtube Grab of i-witness channel

Some honorable mentions- Rona Wilson. The letter of assassination of PM was recovered from his house. He fought for the release of Parliament attack accused SAR Geelani.

Rona Wilson (Op-India 8 June 2018)

The Robinhood – Arun Ferreira – He used to distribute drugs and money to poor tribals. He was in Nagpur jail for 5 years, from 2007 to 2012 due to alleged Maoist links. Surendra Gadling, another accused in Bhima Koregaon case, was his lawyer. You see the connections, birds of same feather… flock…….!!

Arun Ferreira (Twitter Profile)

Another poor Activist in the list is Vernon Gonsalves. In 2007 he was arrested in the suburb of Mumbai along with another Naxalite -Sridhar Krishnan Srinivasan with two pistols, explosives like gelatin sticks, detonators, walkie-talkies, 106 CDs with Naxal literature, a laptop and a pen drive. (Rediff, 20 Aug 2007)

(From left) Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferriera, Vernon Gonsalves, Image Courtesy: livelaw.in (OpIndia)

Lets hope these people are punished for their ill deeds swiftly. This country has been too lenient when it comes to its internal enemies.

Thanks for reading!

Inputs by @SumonaChakrabo8 on twitter! Thank you so much Sumona (Don’t know if you are for real)! You inspired me to write and utilize this lockdown time…… Maybe be more article to come !! 🙂

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