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Tibet, Kosovo inspired Malegaon accused

January 25, 2009

Smita Nair
Indian Express
Jan 23, 2009
Mumbai : The transcripts of alleged conversations between those accused in the Malegaon blast case, the forensic examination of Mahant Sudhakar Dwivedi’s laptops and statements of witnesses show that the main conspirators sought to gain inspiration from conflicts and campaigns around the world to justify their need for a new constitution and a new government-in-exile.
For instance, the Tibet issue allegedly found prominence at conspiracy meetings and the accused are believed to have talked about the plight of Tibetans under the Chinese rule, the influence of those given refuge in India and the platform at which they have to lobby international opinion in their favour.
Dwivedi’s laptop also contained a text file named “Tibet ki durdasha ke jimmedar” (those responsible for Tibet’s plight), which has been submitted to the court as evidence, according to the chargesheet.
One of the files Dwivedi allegedly accessed on his laptop on February 29 last year is entitled “Government of India-Kosovo”, coinciding with the time Kosovo became the world’s newest country after gaining independence from Serbia following years of conflict that led to the break-up of Yugoslavia. A file entitled “Kosovo aur Kashmir” was also allegedly accessed around the same time.
Like Kosovo, the conspirators are accused by the police of wanting to create a “nuisance group” which would create passive resistance to gain international assistance and recognition of its demands for independence.
In their case, it was Hindus allegedly wanting to gain the sympathy of the international community due to what they claim are atrocities by Islamic terror groups attacking Indian cities and towns with serial blasts. They also allegedly discussed ethnic conflicts involving Kurds, Shiite Arabs and other ethnic groups at their meetings.
Dwivedi and Lt Col Prasad Purohit, named the main conspirators in the chargesheet, along with some unnamed witnesses, allegedly discussed how they “were hoping that Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, Bharat, Bhutan, Japan and Korea become one Hindu nation”, at a conspiracy meeting said to have been held on January 26 last year.
The group also sought “unconditional support from Nepal” and wanted a point man to be the co-ordinating chief from the Himalayan country, the chargesheet alleges.
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