On 20 Jun 2018 from 3PM to
4:30PM, London Institute of South Asia (LISA) headed by Mr Ismat Saeed organized
a discussion on book “Betrayal of India”, written by Mr Elisa Davidson.
Discussion was arranged in The House of Lords, Parliament of United Kingdom
Other than the author himself, the event was attended by around 100 Indians and
majority from Pakistani community, turned up for the event. Lord Nazir chaired
the event while Lord Qurban & MP Faisal Rasheed were among prominent
Barrister Iftikhar ex-Senator presented the loops in the case of Mumbai attacks.
He declared Mumbai Attacks as drama or operation of Indian intelligence itself.
The said drama was plotted on the pattern of 9/11. This drama has benefited
India and United States of America (USA) while Pakistan was the victim of its
aftermaths. This drama has weakened Pakistan’s position internationally. These
attacks drew widespread global condemnation.
Unfortunately, Pakistani Government has not defended this case nicely on
international front. Later on, Ex-Prime minister of Pakistan Mian Nawaz Sharif
gave statement in favor of this drama. The said incident took place in 2008 but
India is still crying against Pakistan. Without solid proof, India is blaming
Pakistan for these attacks.
Writing more, the said book is an eye-opening book for all parties. The book
radically shed clear light on every event. The difference between actual events
and official Indian Narrative is comprehensively evaluated. For Pakistani
people, the book is clearly narrating role of Pakistani politicians. The world
can also see clear face of India in this book. The book can also serve as a wake
up call to the Indian public. They should literate themselves from the grips of
a predatory, corrupt and cruel ruling class.
Indians cannot blame Pakistan for this book or deny the credibility because the
writer is not Pakistani. The writer is an independent civilian journalist. He
investigated the event of 9/11 as well and wrote a book “Hijacking America’s
Mind on 9/11”. He had written “Psychologische Krieghfuhrung und
gesellschaftliche Leugnung” also. He is famous for his investigative books in
which he used to highlight the facts and figures of master plans.
The author chronologically proved the incident with reference of his researched
based evidences that the incident was orchestrated by India and got benefit from
it on global level. “We will also understand how easy it was, on the basis of
such narrative, to get a bonanza of funds and equipments for Mumbai police.
(735-736). the fruit of this drama was an immediate 21% increase in military aid
along with a tilt in US foreign policy towards India.
Furthermore, he wrote “that major institutional actors in India, the US and
possibly Israel, were complicit in conceiving, planning, directing and executing
the attacks of 26/11” (873) but the evidence of a deceptive investigation is
Lord Nazir highlighted the negligence of Pakistani political elite and Maj Gen
(R) Durrani, then Pakistani National Security Authority. In handling the issue
rather they benefited the Indian narrative and accepted responsibility in haste.
Even they have not waited for solid proof.
It may be noted that the event could not get much attraction among non Pakistani
British personnel and politicians. This event has no significant political
benefit for British Member of Parliament or India from academia. The media or
think tank community has not turned up. Even Pakistani media has not given
enough coverage to this event. The said attitude shows that Pakistani have to
defend them and explain their narrative in vivid words internationally.
Pakistani media should also behave more responsibly, the way Indian media always
promoted Indian narrative.
On the other hand, this shows inefficiency of foreign office. From last three
decades Pakistan has no clear foreign policy. It also shows lack of ability of
Pakistani elite to stand on its narrative in front of international pressure.
Concluding more, it is need of the hour to develop a sound and patriotic foreign
policy narrative. Foreign office should be strong enough to defend Pakistan’s