TNI EXCLUSIVE: Twitter Spaces Misused For Terror Plotting Against India In Kashmir


By: Aarti Tikoo
Updated: November 21, 2021 20:32

EXCLUSIVE: Twitter’s ‘Spaces’ forum on Saturday night saw a surprising closed room discussion on topics revolving around strategies to perpetrate terror and violence against Indian Muslims and security forces in Kashmir.

The closed ‘spaces’ discussion was held by hosts and speakers from across different countries. A screen recording of the discussion, that surfaced online, points towards an uncharitable discussion, conducted in mainly Kashmiri with a smattering of English here and there.

In what appears to be a clear case of conspiracy against India, one such speaker in the group can be reportedly heard as saying: “India has figured out all the old strategies. So now it’s time for them to change course. It’s time to take to the streets in Kashmir, attack forces; create chaos, anarchy and terror in the winters so that Pakistan has enough cover fire to attack India.”

Many members of the Muslim diaspora from Kashmir in the United Kingdom, United States of America and other developed countries can be heard talking about their collaborations with the powerful mainstream state parties like the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The collaboration reportedly hints at how they used foreign high value currency to release terrorists in Kashmir.

One speaker situated in the United Kingdom can be heard saying how Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister of erstwhile-Jammu & Kashmir state was loved by the Union government earlier, but now is helpless against the ideology of the current ruling party. The person goes on to say: “Abdullahs & Muftis are allies of separatists, but now helpless under the BJP-RSS rule.”

Another suggestion from a speaker was to: “Allure and trap Indian nationalist Muslims and security forces.”

“Give them gifts; show them Kashmiri hospitality because Indians fall for it. Subvert their systems and paralyse them. That’s how a new war against India must start in Kashmir,” the speaker exhorted.

While this is the first time a group such as this has come to the notice, reports in the past have hinted at the micro-blogging site promoting radicalization by pushing similar content. The Kashmiri leaders have been demanding the rollback of abrogation of Article 370 in the name of unrest in the state.

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