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Thread on #Kashmir .. I’ll be using this as a news aggregator & comments thread. If some mistakes are made will acknowledge but won’t delete.
1n. Earlier @NicolaCareem tweeted a video, suggesting that the protestors were peaceful & that violence was one sided from the police
2n nothing can be further from the truth. Thanks to some great analysis by @detresfa_ , @Natsecjeff & @KashmirSource (the same 2 guys some of you idiots want banned) we can see:
a) heavy stone pelting
b) protestors carrying sticks
This means the protests were NOT peaceful
3n this same video at the end shows a genuinely peaceful protest being allowed to pass off with full police protection. Note police are not intervening, even though these protestors earlier were walking down a street & could have been intercepted
4n also note we have THEOLOGICAL evidence in the BBC video of intended violence. The JeM & ISIS flags carried signal an intent to violence. Violence that both these groups unequivocally advocate. Add up 2-3-4 these were violent groups of people, who intended violence.
5n most importantly one pic is of a vicious ISIS terrorist Sayar Ahmed alias Abu Jaree killed earlier this year. What is important is both JeM AND ISIS at this protest showing that both groups are now coordinating. This cannot happen without @GovernmentOfPak coordination.
6n please note thanks to detective work by @detresfa_ (again some of you idiots are trying to get banned) we know the videos have indeed taken place in Indian Kashmir
7n clearly the security forces did what was needed. However remember by Thursday the 8th afternoon we already knew that Pakistani watsapp and telegram groups were urging Kashmiris to “go out in the streets and die” so that Pakistan would have a Casus Belli theprint.in/opinion/these-…
8n this was confirmed through independent analysis by @Natsecjeff. note the crowds are OVERWHELMINGLY Sunni males comprising 27.5% of the population and of these less that 2.75 are extreme and even fewer come out on the streets. The female protests have been few and far between
9n these miscreants aren’t a majority (if they were we would NEVER’ve been able to hold Kashmir) - but let’s also be clear that the “mainstream” crooks Omar & Mehbooba are NOT pro india, they are pro their own bank accounts. See @rahulpandita’s piece openthemagazine.com/special/will-t…
10n also note these violence instigating handles @_Faysal handled by Rawalpindi & studies in turkey funded by @MirwaizKashmir (also runs @WithKashmir_ @TheKashmiris @LostKashmirHist). Add Geelani’s granddaughter also studying in Turkey @ruwashah15 @gaamuk @aleemudasir @anzar_wani
11n please note there is a CONCERTED disinformation campaign by useful idiots/5th columns (take your pick) in the Indian media, claiming newspapers aren’t coming out in Kashmir. Totally bogus: they have
12n Over the last two years I have compiled a list of allegedly Kashmiri twitter handles with clear links to pakistan and/or are inciting violence & spreading fake news. I already exposed @_Faysal in 2017 & have compiled an excel sheet & given the authorities. Rest is up to them
13n I’m sorry but what part of not pointing out 1) rods in protestors hands 2) images of an ISIS terrorist 3) chanting an Al Qaeda terrorist Zakir Musa’s name 4) Troops being passive was “No mischief, no agenda, no bias, no position, just journalism”?
14n as @AartiTikoo pointed out note “Zakir Musa Zakir Musa” being shouted in this section of the video. This is a reference to the head of Al Qaeda in Kashmir killed earlier this year intelligencebriefs.com/huge-blow-to-a… in effect @AlJazeera_World & @BBCWorld were peddling AQ propaganda
15n and now @JmuKmrPolice have put out this press statement effectively calling the video claimed as “exclusive” by both Al Jazeera & BBC as fake.
16n and now the head of @JmuKmrPolice has also called the videos fake on record. I’m sorry but statements aren’t enough. I need detailed reasoning.

17n hello @AlJazeera_World mind telling me where in Jammu & Kashmir “Qaid E Azam Bridge” is? Thanks
18n and here we have @AliaChughtai endorsing a “how to report on Kashmir” tutorial, by another ISI shill. Clearly this is the standard of “editorial discretion” & “professionalism” that @AJEnglish & @AJENews Follow. Good to know. Hope @HMOIndia & @PrakashJavdekar too take notice
19n and meanwhile Pakistani TV is being blatantly racist & sectarian asking “kashmiris”(?) to “kill any HINDU who settles”. While @MaryamNSharif languishes in jail, while these clowns are talking about “bigotry” & “jailing Kashmir’s” opposition
20n Meanwhile another white saviour, alleged “historian” at it ..again. Because you know history stopped in 1952. Do read Srinath Raghavan’s book War & Peace chapter “Kashmir 1951 and beyond” where he comprehensively busts this uncontextualised rubbish.
21n of course we all know why anyone like @BBCWorld or @AJEnglish who have a presence in Pakistan HAVE to tow the line. In india free of consequences they can run a story blaming Indian security forces for violence while absolving terrorists
22n meanwhile trust the necrophiles at @BBCWorld @BBCNewsPR to turn conflict into an advertising opportunity.. pinned tweet no less. No subtlety, they do this quite openly & shamelessly
23n in case the video gets deleted/unpinned here is @BBCNewsPR’s professional ethics. Honestly what can you expect from graverobbers?
24n Pakistan’s UN Ambassador @LodhiMaleeha meanwhile thinks concentration camps in which China is retaining upwards of 1 million Muslim Uighurs is hilarious.... listen to her sickening giggle
25n and if people are telling you there are restrictions on reporting & movement do refer to this thread.
26n as reported by @Natsecjeff, @francescam63’s sources in pakistan are confirming that a LARGE number of insurgents will be pushed in AFTER October. This is due to:
1) upcoming Financial Action Task Force (on Terrorism) review in October &
2) the logistics/training required
27n where @FT’s @SJFindlay asked @ImranKhanPTI about concentration camps for Uighurs in Xinjiang. The answer is still a classic
28n & Pakistan is set to formally annex “Azad” Jammu & Kashmir. So much for their protests. Good that will mean a formal recognition of the Line of Control as the INTERNATIONAL BORDER by them
29n meanwhile a former IAS OFFICER, whose political party failed miserably even before it could take off, is calling for violence cc @hussain_imtiyaz @AmitShah “No Eid till the last bit of insult is AVENGED & undone”
.30n This report is partially incorrect:
1) I just managed to get through not to 1 but 3 different sources reporting from Srinagar (on their mobiles)
2) Section 144 reimposed does NOT mean restriction on movement, just on gathering in groups >4
3) shops opening times reduced
31n the Muslims of Ladakh, who have NEVER identified with Pakistan or Kashmir are mostly Shia & a Nurbakshia minority. They seem happy with the abrogation of #Article370. Obviously the press are only interested in the 27.5% Sunni males... screw the rest
32n from atop Shankaracharya hill (you can hear the temple bell) Srinagar is peaceful. If it weren’t you should’ve heard shots in the background
33n panoramic video of Srinagar, courtesy @AdityaRajKaul you can hear the Azaan being called out... and note NO GUNSHOTS.
34n Happy Happy Eid folks (humour interlude) ... looks like someone ain’t too happy - but it makes me very happy. 😂 Via @vikrantkumar
35n thankfully now Kashmiris will have economic opportunities... before this the only Kashmiris who did have economic opportunities in Kashmir were Omar, Mufti & Nabi Azad & their family & hangers on. Everyone else had to leave to be able to do anything
36n yes, cuz this guy plus immobile pregnant lady fled despite heavy security & because phone lines & internet are working fine, managed a direct line to GeoTV & reported. Why do I suspect there won’t be any video of this despite phone cameras? BULLSHIT
37n the problem with this report is that the Soura protests around janab sahib were on Friday. The same infamous protest with ISIS, JeM images & chanting of “Zakir Musa” in one part of the BBC/AJ video. Sunday 144 prevented congregation
38n glorious!!! My favourite thing about shankaracharya temple is that the Prasad there is a Mutton liver preparation called Tsok Tsarvan cooked in tamarind.
Possible errata: I’m informed that Tsarvan was served at Hari Parbat not Shankaracharya... though I distinctly remember eating Tsok Tsarvan on picnics to the hill. Anyway.. acknowledging for what it’s worth
.39n fine moment for @AITCofficial, @MamataOfficial @INCIndia @RahulGandhi @cpimspeak @aroybot where Pakistani TV identifies them as “sympathisers” who will help liberate Kashmir
40n both @BBCWorld & @AJEnglish have yet to give raw footage .... admitting in effect they both went with pre-spliced imaging fed to them - no verification & definitely one sided given they didn’t point out protestor violence, AQ, ISIS & JEM figures/flags
41n meanwhile confirmation of Sukhoi deployment to Srinagar & the installation of a “new” Air Defence ring around Srinagar airport (using obsolete S-125 pechoras)
42 #ShobhaaDe is a lightweight. Maybe look at @DalrympleWill: invited to Karachi litfest in 2012 karachiliteraturefestival.org & regaled; promptly produced a report for @BrookingsInst equating India’s developmental work & Pakistan’s Terrorism in Afghanistan csweb.brookings.edu/content/resear…
43 #RUMINT: FS @VijayGokhaleIFS ripped into @BBCWorld at the presser & refused to take any questions from them calling them “fabricators”. The rattled BBC guys asked @MEAIndia for a one on one. Hence the request for RAW footage to confirm if they were fed or deliberately spliced
44n returning to @_Faysal maybe someone should ask him when he deleted these tweets ... before or after joining @TRTWorldNow organised by @MirwaizKashmir
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