Saturday, September 19, 2020
Home Editor's picks Here are 5 events that will follow the 'preventive detention' of 44 terrorists by...

Here are 5 events that will follow the ‘preventive detention’ of 44 terrorists by Pakistani authorities

Such actions have been taken in the past as well when terrorists such as Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Masood Azhar were taken under 'preventive detention' before being released without any action.

Pakistan has claimed to have taken 44 terrorists into ‘preventive detention’ for investigation. The terrorists include Mufti Abdul Raoof and Hamad Azhar, brother and son of Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar.

Preventive detention order

The Indian media should be careful to not see this as evidence of ‘statesman’ Imran Khan as they have been overeager to do in recent times. Such actions have been taken in the past as well when terrorists such as Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Masood Azhar were taken under ‘preventive detention’ before being released without any action.

Given Pakistan’s track record, there is a series of events we can expect from Pakistan if things proceed along expected lines.

1. The Interrogation phase

- Advertisement -

The Pakistani establishment will claim that it is interrogating the terrorists for their involvement in terrorism. Days will pass by without much news on the matter. Cliched statements will be issued from time to time to fend off international pressure on them to take action against terrorism. Meanwhile, the terrorists would enjoy the best facilities provided for them by the Pakistani Army, paid for by the Pakistani taxpayers.

2. ‘Investigation is going on’

When the charade of ‘preventive detention’ can’t be maintained anymore, a statement will be issued that the authorities are seriously investigating the series of charges against the terrorists. The political leaders will reaffirm their commitment to tackle the menace of terrorism and walk with their chests all puffed up.

3. Patience until International Pressure eases off

Currently, the Pakistani establishment is looking to avoid being blacklisted by the FATF. It has been given an October deadline to complete its action plan to get out of the grey list, failing which it might be blacklisted. Being in the FATF grey list makes it difficult for a country to get international loans. Therefore, until October, the Pakistanis will pretend to be extremely serious about its crackdown on terrorism.

3. A Quiet Release

After Pakistan has been removed from the FATF grey list, it will quietly release the terrorists back into the open. The purpose of ‘preventive detention’ has been achieved. It has avoided backlash from international watchdogs, bought itself time to crawl along until the next deadline. The terrorists, too, enjoyed a nice vacation at the taxpayers’ expense and are rejuvenated by their holiday.

4. Investigations are Dropped

Soon, the Pakistani authorities will claim that their thorough investigations have yielded no results and they have found no evidence to suggest that the terrorists are involved in any acts of terrorism. They will declare them to be messengers of peace who are involved in charity and social work. They will further chastise those who ever doubted their integrity. The terrorists will be exonerated and soon they will be back at work urging Muslims to wage jihad against Hindus.

5. Return-Resume-Restart

Things will then return to their normal state of affairs. The terrorists, now back out in the open, will resume their normal operations and with express approval from the Pakistani establishment restart their proxy war against India. They will again try to smuggle terrorists across the border with help from the Pakistani Army and carry on their efforts to bleed India with a thousand cuts.

Of course, after the airstrikes conducted by the Indian Air Force within Pakistani territory in response to the Pulwama terror attack, some things could change. The costs of terrorism have increased manifold for the Pakistani Army. Therefore, certain things may change going forward. However, it is unlikely that Pakistan will mend its ways following a single instance of airstrikes. More likely, they are just biding their time to look for the next best opportunity to strike back.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Julio Ribeiro and Open Letters, a love story better than Twilight: Here are some letters that the former IPS officer has signed

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Here is criticism of ‘a particular community’ as approved by the Honourable Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has not taken kindly to a show by Sudarshan News, criticising a 'particular community'

Why you should support farm ordinances introduced by the Modi govt: The mother of all reforms

In mid-June, the Modi govt brought three ordinances related to farming, which can forever change the agricultural landscape of India. Folks, this is the mother of all reforms.

Of Macaulay and Nehru: A dilapidated education system and the need for the phoenix to rise from the ashes

A major consequence of the dilapidated education system, thanks to Nehru and Macaulay, is that an average Indian graduate is a test taker and a job seeker

Sudarshan TV Vs Supreme Court: Justice Chandrachud objects to representation of Muslims with skull cap, beard, green colour with flames in the background

Sudarshan TV had filed a plea challenging the court's stay on the telecast of the remaining episodes of their show 'Bindas Bol' about the alleged 'UPSC Jihad'

The Goan Inquisition by the Portuguese: A forgotten holocaust of Hindus and Jews

The Portuguese inquisition of Goa is an often forgotten and unspoken event by the ‘secular’ circles of Indian historians, despite various historical records exposing the gross exodus of not just Hindus, but also Jews that had escaped Medieval Europe to take refuge in India.

Recently Popular

Nepal claims Indian cities Dehradun, Nainital under its ‘Greater Nepal’ campaign: Reports

The tension between Indian and its Himalayan neighbour Nepal is likely to mount again as Nepal continues to provoke India.

Here is why #BabyPenguin is trending on Twitter, and why Aaditya Thackeray is called so by some

Yuva Sena registered complaint against twitter user for calling Aaditya Thackeray "Baby Penguin" and Uddhav Thackeray "Aurangzeb"

From Ranbir Kapoor to Sanjay Dutt to Gauri Khan: The celebrities who flew ‘high’ and have battled drug addiction

Many Bollywood celebrities have confessed they had a drug problem at some point in their lives, some even went to jail for the same

Begusarai: Mohammad Maufiz used to rape his eldest minor daughter, sexually exploited other two minor daughters

Mohammad Maufiz in Begulsarai arrested after it was known that he is raping his eldest daughter for 5 years, molested two other daughters

“You are supposed to be unprejudiced,” investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala schools BJP-hater NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain

Without nothing left to say, Sreenivasan Jain laughed aloud and claimed, "I would love to think that I am unprejudiced."

Here is criticism of ‘a particular community’ as approved by the Honourable Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has not taken kindly to a show by Sudarshan News, criticising a 'particular community'

Bloomberg Quint calls an economist an ‘infectious disease expert’ to peddle the theory that a high recovery rate is a ‘useless statistic’

The Quint earlier transformed an engineer to a doctor to prove that India is in the middle of community transmission stage

Minister Anurag Thakur apologises after ruckus breaks out in Parliament over his comments on the Nehru-Gandhi family

Anurag Thakur had slammed the Congress party over the PM Relief Fund during a discussion on PM CARES Fund

“You are supposed to be unprejudiced,” investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala schools BJP-hater NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain

Without nothing left to say, Sreenivasan Jain laughed aloud and claimed, "I would love to think that I am unprejudiced."

‘Women rioters attacked police with swords and knives hidden under their burqa’: Author Monica Arora shares anecdotes from her upcoming book on Delhi Riots

The book narrates how Muslim women protesters had attacked DCP Amit Sharma and constable Ratan Lal after inviting them for talks

Uttar Pradesh police nab three persons in the Aligarh jewellery robbery case seen in viral video

In a viral video, three accused identified as Saurabh, Mohit and Rohit were seen robbing a jewellery shop in Aligarh at gunpoint

Maha Vikas Aghadi govt ‘struggles’ to pay salaries but ready to spend Rs 5.5 crores to appoint Pvt ad firms for Chief Minister’s publicity

The Maharashtra government has been struggling to play salaries and pension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The court must not call out Sudarshan News for speaking for the rights of Dalits and calling out a Dalit leader who just would...

Justice Joseph castigated Sudarshan News on Friday over the manner in which Congress leader Udit Raj was treated.

‘An injunction order from us is like a nuclear missile’: Justice Chandrachud acknowledges the far-reaching ramifications of the stay order on Sudarshan News’ ‘UPSC...

Sudarshan News had filed a plea challenging the Supreme Court's stay order on the broadcast of its 'UPSC Jihad' show

They believe religious teachings are superior to state laws: What China’s whitepaper says about Uyghur Muslims and their ‘re-education’

The whitepaper insinuated that Uyghur Muslims were 'terrorists' who believed in the 'afterlife' and rejected modern science owing to religious dogmatism.

Julio Ribeiro and Open Letters, a love story better than Twilight: Here are some letters that the former IPS officer has signed

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Connect with us

243,917FansLike
453,212FollowersFollow
15,900SubscribersSubscribe