Sunday, July 25, 2010
India's Cyber War
During my recent travel I had to depend heavily on internet news. The remarkable thing about internet news is that on most reputable forums such as CNN, Times, Yahoo etc, the news item is followed by a discussion forum in which thousands of readers state their views on the news. I was amazed to note that in almost every discussion there were quite a few comments by people with Hindu names or Christian names with obvious Indian links in the text which may or may not have been related to the topic of the news but essentially contained acrimonious propaganda against Islam and Pakistan. It appears that the Indian government and private extremist Hindus have been waging a vicious cyber war against Islam and Pakistan ever since the internet has come into being. Or maybe the campaign is orchestrated by the Indian military which does not want to give up the comforts and benefits of Kashmiri occupation. In any case it seems very likely that the current wave of anti-Islamic and andi-Pakistani sentiments in the Western world are the result of incessant Indian propaganda. Now if they can go to such an extent, the possibility of Indian facilitation of international terrorist acts by Muslim extremists can not be ignored.