India and USA exposed

WikiLeaks still have as their main target the Muslim world, but so widespread, persistent and glaring have been examples of Indian misbehaviour that they needed to be exposed, just as the duplicity of the USA, which is proving itself no friend of either Pakistan or the Kashmiri people. WikiLeaks have uncovered a cable from the USA’s New Delhi Embassy which was no less than five years old, in which Washington was told that India was systematically torturing Kashmiris seeking freedom. However, the USA ignored this report showing once again that it turned a blind eye to human rights abuses by governments of countries it favoured, like India or Israel.

Though, like the WikiLeaks generally, this is not really a revelation, it does show that the Americans know what the Indians are up to, and are ignoring this defiance of human rights because they wish to use India for their own purposes. It also shows that the USA is probably turning a deliberate blind eye to the current freedom movement in Kashmir. How far it is prepared to go is shown by its ignoring what Rahul Gandhi told its Ambassador about Hindu extremists, and which he cabled to the USA last year. Mr Gandhi believes that these extremists are a greater danger to India than Muslim militant groups based in Pakistan. This statement is all the more surprising because Mr Gandhi is the great-grandson of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who as Prime Minister and earlier as leader of the Congress Party, used these same Hindu-supremacist forces to rule. However, as the uproar in India over his remarks has shown, the Hindu extremist forces are now more inclined to the BJP, and the Congressite Mr Gandhi finds himself in political opposition to them, with criticism of extremists being taken by the BJP as aimed at itself – Nation