June 28, 2006

India's so-called Uranium Shortage

SOURCE: http://indianmavericks.blogspot.com/
2006/06/indias-so-called-uranium-shortage.html

Henry Sokolski wrote this masterpiece in the National Review.

In the article Henry says-

This sounds persuasive until you realize that the uranium reserves they are talking about are not in some neat pile above ground and ready for use, but locked instead in very low concentrations well beneath the earth’s surface in strata that have yet to be mined and milled to produce usable yellowcake. Indian uranium is notorious for its poor quality. India has had great difficulty in expanding its uranium production beyond its miserly 300 tons mined and milled per year, largely because its uranium mines are so uneconomical and their possible expansion has drawn fierce environmental protests. It costs India approximately five times as much to mine and mill its domestic ore as it does simply to buy uranium on the international spot market.

Thank you Henry for pointing that out to us. As long as the international Uranium market remains closed to India - thanks to people like you - the Indians have no choice but to mine their own Uranium. The "expensive" Indian Uranium is still cheaper than the unavailable uranium which the NSG cartel has. The only thing holding India back from the exploitation of its Uranium reserves is the "environmental protests".

That seems odd - considering how poor and infrastructurally deprived India is - why would Indians place environmental costs over an improved standard of living? Every Indian wants electricity - and the DAE promises to deliver it without the accompanying pollution from carbon dioxide or ash emissions - why does the Indian environmentalist community feel compelled to oppose Uranium mining?

Actually who are the stalwarts of this anti-Uranium mining struggle? are they the same people who led the environmental charge to save India's biodiversity? Are these the same guys who invested their lives in protecting Indian forests and indigenous people? -- it seems they are not.

Most of the people in this anti-Uranium mining in India struggle are completely new faces we have never seen before. Folks like Sudhindra and Sanghamitra Gadekar, and others who are friends of organizations like WISE and ANAWA. There are a few familiar faces like Buddhi Kota Subbarao in the opposition, whom we all know by now. And yes there are atleast a few very familiar faces in the opposition like MAPW.

Some questions that can easily come to mind:-

1) Why are so many of these groups based in Europe or Australia or Canada (home to Cogema and Cameco - the producers of 80% of the world's supply of Uranium)?

2) Why are there so many American "foundations" keen to fund the Indian anti-Uranium mining groups?

3) Why do American Non-Proliferation think-tanks provide so much footage and focus so much media attention on unverified claims made by these Indian groups?

4) How is that in parts of India where there is no tapped water, no schools, no concrete for construction, roads or phone lines, and bare enough food to eat - the residents manage to come up expensive well typed reports containing detailed accounts of their illnesses due to Uranium mining? also how is it that these "poor disenfranchised tribals" can build up flashy websites and make movies about their plight?

5) Why is that whenever a medical or survey team from the government visits the "affected belt" - the locals demand money to produce "people suffering from radiation sickness"?

Perhaps the answer can be found again in Henry's article which states,

What’s blocking India from importing foreign ore? The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), of which the U.S. is a member. This control cartel prohibits nuclear suppliers from selling uranium to any nation that did not have nuclear weapons prior to 1967 unless it opens all of its nuclear facilities to international inspections—something India refuses to do.

Ah- ha... so that is what the real deal is.

The international Uranium control cartel uses proliferation concerns to limit access to technologies it deems "harmful" to "world" (i.e. its own) interests.

Would it be fair to say that the Uranium mining cartels have price fixed the market?

Would it be fair to say that the Uranium mining cartels in Australia and umm... elsewhere have a desire to see India not exploit its known reserves of Uranium - to the fullest.

In the 80s every Non-Proliferation theologian was busy telling the world that India did not have the capability to produce heavy water and as a result of this inability - India's nuclear power program was simply a fantasy. Ofcourse few Non-Proliferation Pundits care to tell you that today India is one of the world's largest producers of heavy water.

Today - Non-Proliferation expert after expert is lining up to tell India that it does not have the Uranium needed to make its nuclear power program suceed. Lets see where things stand in a few years.

I guess the bottom line - as I see it - is that the Indo-US nuclear deal isn't so much a nuclear deal between the US and India. It is more a strategy for reaching a modus vivendi with the Uranium mining cartels which seem to have a vested interest in ensuring that India's domestic energy resources remain overpriced.

Hawala -- swifter than SWIFT

By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE
UPI Editor at Large

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- President Bush was swift to react angrily against the New York Times for exposing U.S. monitoring of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) as a suspected conduit for the transfer of terrorist funds. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese accused the newspaper of giving "aid and comfort to the enemy," which is tantamount to treason. Belgian and European authorities also reacted angrily against the Bush administration for tapping SWIFT's Belgian-based supercomputers without the green light of a Belgian judge. The hullabaloo generated much heat and little light.

SWIFT is the heart and lungs of the global banking industry, operating a secure electronic exchange service for fund transfers between some 7,800 banks in 200 countries. The network routes a staggering $6 trillion daily -- America's annual GDP is $10 trillion -- between banks, brokerages, stock exchanges and all manner of financial institutions. Its banks of supercomputers process orders at the rate of several trillion moves per second.

The National Security Agency's electronic vacuum cleaners that suck in over a billion bits of information daily, in scores of languages, are the only ones capable of doing the heavy sifting of gazillion accounts. The New York Times also broke the story of NSA's global eavesdropping program, which allows NSA's search engines to browse back to the United States and figure out the American end of a conversation with a terrorist suspect in another continent.

The U.S. intelligence community is compelled to obey U.S. laws in the United States, but is authorized to operate illegally in the rest of the world. The SWIFT disclosure case is particularly sensitive in European capitals as the EU and the United States are at odds over the way some civil liberties were curtailed in the global war on terrorism. The EU has also taken the United States to task over the practice of "renditions" and the abduction of suspected terrorists on European soil and then flying them to countries that conduct torture.

SWIFT says it has done nothing wrong by responding to compulsory subpoenas from the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department. The electronic clearing house also said it was a transatlantic organization with branches on both sides of the Atlantic. But the nerve center is in Belgium.

President Bush's denunciation of the New York Times seemed a tad hyperbolic. Transnational terrorists have studiously avoided getting tangled in the ones and zeros of electronic interception in favor of a time-honored, time-tested, interception-proof system known as Hawala (Arabic for "transfer" or "wire"). It's an informal funds transfer (IFT) mechanism, swifter than SWIFT that leaves no paper or digital trail.

It is based entirely on trust between two individuals separated by thousands of miles. Hawala is much faster than a normal bank transfer. Originally devised as protection against the dangers of traveling with gold and precious stones and other forms of payment on roads prowled by bandits, today's system is transnational.

How would an al-Qaida operative transfer funds from, say, Quetta in Baluchistan, to Queens in New York? He/she would hand a specific amount to a "hawaladar" who then calls a trusted friend at the other end of the transaction to hand over the equivalent amount to the person (man, woman or child) who gives him the coded word or phrase already mentioned, either by e-mail, fax or phone, or VOIA (voice over internet protocol).

Two hawaladars who work together -- with two-way traffic -- settle up their accounts at the end of a fiscal year. If one owes the other more than he/she transferred, the balance is frequently settled by putting something of value in a bank's safe deposit box, or in goods and services. Hawaladars charge lower than bank fees and use the exchange rate spread between countries to generate more income. The system is also used for settling debts through import-export transactions.

Hawala transactions are usually initiated by emigrant workers on contract in Saudi Arabia or the emirates of the Gulf to their families in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines, or to Muslim communities in the Middle East, North Africa and Western Europe. It is fast, efficient, traceless, sans banking fees. Funds are often delivered FedEx-style door-to-door within 24 hours by a hawaladar who has quick access to villages in remote areas.

Hawalas are also based on kinship, ethnic ties, village solidarity, and personal relations. Even wealthy parents in developing countries use the system to transfer university tuition fees and pocket money to their children studying in developed countries.

Overlooked in the secret program to keep tabs on the trillions of dollars that whiz through SWIFT in Belgium is the low cost of major al-Qaida and copycat terrorist incidents to date: an estimated $30,000 for the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi; $10,000 for the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors and immobilized a $1 billion warship for two years with a repair bill of $250 million; $500,000 for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon; $50,000 for the attacks on commuter trains in Madrid March 11, 2004; and $35,000 for the 2005 attacks on a London bus and subway train.

Such amounts would have been pepper-corn change among SWIFT's trillions. For al-Qaida, hawala is fast, reliable and secure.

My impressions of Michael Witzel of Harvard University

by N.S. Rajaram
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While Michael Witzel has been commenting extensively on my work over the past five years and more (and I less so), I ran into him in person for the first time during the Seminar on Aryan/Nonaryan Civilizations organized by the Center for Indic Studies of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth on June 23 – 26, 2006. I was one of the invited speakers, as was Witzel though he chose not to present a paper even while studiously attending nearly all presentations and participated verbally.



Witzel struck me as an unusual, even bizarre personality. He has no charm, and lacks the elementary grace and assurance that one expects from a person of his seniority and position. He never looks one squarely in the eye when speaking and is not above making cutting personal remarks that border on the indecent even to young people. He struck me as being insecure to the point of having an inferiority complex. This could be due to the unraveling of the theories that he has been advocating for the greater part of his career— something that was all too evident at the Seminar. His reverses following his California textbook campaign seems
also to have told on him both physically and mentally.

His total lack of warmth and personal charm made some of the younger participants refer to him as a “cold fish,” but in view of the rapid crumbling of his academic position, it might be better to describe him as a frozen fish fossil. In all these years, I have never come across a person who could so completely ‘turn off’ anyone coming in contact with him.

His lack of self confidence was in evidence when he refused to present his views at a time slot provided for him by the organizers. He commented extensively on other people’s presentations (including my own), but they were almost always negative, defending old (positions) while trying to cast doubts on new findings even in areas in which he had no competence, like genetics. His observations not infrequently were laced with personal comments, like referring to a speaker’s (not mine) ‘pseudo-arguments’ which he was forced to retract. Such behavior showed him in
poor light, reinforcing the view that he was resorting to personal attacks in the absence of any academic arguments.

The fact that all new findings are going against his cherished theories combined with the lack of hoped for results from his California textbook campaign seems to have told heavily on his self confidence. My remark that theories like the Aryan invasion will disappear along with their experts, and my advice to younger scholars to not waste any time either studying or refuting these, but focus on new findings and find new methodologies based on science and primary records seems to have affected him rather strongly.

Witzel was one of the invited speakers, but had declined the invitations, while sending on of his protégés (Dr. Pyotr Erslov of the Free University of Berlin) to present a paper on the traditional approach to Indian archaeology and literature. I happened to chair that session. Erslov cut a poor figure and the negative responses he received seem to have made him send an SOS to Witzel at Harvard, only about an hour’s drive from Dartmouth. Witzel showed up in the afternoon and stayed for the duration of the Seminar.

Another story I heard was that the Harvard authorities were unhappy at Witzel’s lack of participation at this seminar next door while he had been willing to spend a lot of time lobbying education authorities in far away California. In addition, he has been under pressure from his superiors for his lack of rapport (to put it mildly) with the Indian community. They also seem to have taken note of a letter I wrote to the Harvard Provost, pointing out the deficiencies of their program under Witzel’s leadership.

This was confirmed by Witzel himself, when just before leaving he approached me and said that my conduct (writing to Harvard) “was reprehensible” and “libelous.” As seems to be his practice, he said this without looking me in the face and left without giving me the time to answer.

A strange encounter to say the least, but one unlikely to change the turn of events

US sanctions on India Scientists and Firms under Iran Proliferation Act of 2000

Statement by Minister Anand Sharma made in Parliament

On September 29, 2004, the United States imposed sanctions, pursuant to Section 2 & 3 of the Iran Proliferation Act of 2000 of the United States on fourteen entities, which included two Indian scientists, Dr. Y.S.R. Prasad and Dr. C. Surendar. Later, under the same provision of the US law, on December 30, the United States imposed sanctions on nine foreign firms that included two Indian firms Sabero Organics Gujarat Ltd and Sandhya Organics Ltd. The sanctions bar the US Government from doing business with these firms and persons, including providing assistance to them or permitting participation in US Government assistance programmes. They also prohibit all US Government sales of any item on the US munitions list, any defence article, defence services or design or construction services under the Arms Export Control Act of the United States. They also ban export licenses to sell dual-use items under the United States` Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations, and suspend any existing licenses.

The Government of India issued statements through the MEA Spokesperson on both occasions; stating, in the case of atomic scientists, that we did not share the US assessment. One of the scientists Dr. C. Surendar had never visited Iran while in service or after his retirement. Dr. Y.S.R. Prasad had initially visited Iran under the aegis of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme. Thereafter, he provided consultancy on safety related aspects connected with the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant which is under IAEA safeguards. He had not visited Iran since mid-2003. The spokesperson also stated that no sale of materials, equipment and technologies was involved, no transfer of sensitive technology had taken place, Government of India`s commitment to prevent onward proliferation is second to none and our track record in this regard is well-known. With regard to the sanctions on the two Indian firms, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs stated that US actions were not justified as these entities had not acted in violation of our laws or regulations. The Government of India also took up the issue of sanctions with the US Government during bilateral interactions. These efforts resulted in the US Government announcement, through a Federal Register notification on December 30, 2005 that sanctions on Dr. C. Surendar had been withdrawn. Sanctions on Dr. Y.S.R. Prasad and the two Indian firms -Sabero Organics Gujarat Ltd and Sandhya Organics Ltd. - have not been lifted. Government of India is continuing its efforts with the US Government.

June 27, 2006

Pakistan Launches New Offensive in Balochistan

By Andrew McGregor

Since the forcible annexation of the Baloch Khanate of Kalat by Pakistan in 1947, the Balochistan region has seen a succession of revolts against political centralization and resource exploitation. Balochistan is Pakistan's largest province, but is sparsely populated with only six million people. A low-level insurgency in the last two years has seen a mixture of indiscriminant bombings and targeted attacks on the region's energy and transportation infrastructure (Terrorism Focus, May 23). The nationalist militants are divided into several factions, the largest of which is the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

The region is a strategically important territory with considerable mineral, gas and petroleum wealth. Little of the wealth now produced in Balochistan has found its way back into the province, which remains badly underdeveloped and faces a major financial crisis even as new natural gas discoveries continue. As a result, pipelines and other energy installations have been primary targets of Baloch nationalists. President Pervez Musharraf's government has recently committed large sums for development projects, but some distrustful Baloch nationalists view these as further efforts at "colonization."

Although Islamabad's accusations of foreign assistance to the Baloch insurgents typically omit naming suspect countries, Pakistani security services apparently fear the intervention of agents from their traditional Indian rival, as well as others from certain Gulf states said to be unhappy about the opening of a new port in the Baloch coastal town of Gwadar. Balochistan's society is remarkably insular, however, and is unlikely to fall under the thrall of what Balochis call "outsiders."

The Dera Bugti and Kohlu regions are the centers of the insurgency and government counter-terrorism operations. The latest outrage was a June 12 terrorist bombing in the city of Quetta that killed five and wounded 17. Nearly all of the casualties were Balochis. The provincial governor suggested the involvement of "foreign hands" and vowed that he would not compromise with opponents of Pakistan's "national integrity" (APP, June 12). In response to the attacks, helicopter gunships are again being deployed in the region, painful reminders of the havoc caused by these weapons on the civilian population during the bitterly fought 1973-1977 insurgency. Many of the region's politicians are calling for their withdrawal.

On June 15, 12 members of the BLA were arrested on charges of terrorism. They are alleged to have carried out a series of bombing and rocket attacks under the direction of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, an important chieftain (Daily Times, June 16). Jets and helicopter gunships followed up with attacks on armed tribesmen in the Kohlu region. Gunbattles between insurgents and security forces were also reported in the Dera Bugti region (Dawn, Karachi, June 15). Nawab Bugti claimed that the government attacks killed 17 civilians but no militants (Pajhwok Afghan News, June 14).

Government plans to build military bases in Balochistan to secure valuable energy resources are seen as the imposition of a foreign occupation force (Balochis are a rare element in Pakistan's armed forces). The former commander of Pakistan's armed forces, General Jehangir Karamat, has warned that a prolonged military presence in Balochistan would be "counter-productive" (Dawn, June 4). The leader of the Pashtun minority political party, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, claims that the presence of the army and Pakistan's ISI has turned Balochistan into "a prison cell."

The Karachi regime has hit back on the political front. An arrest warrant has been issued for the leader of the Balochistan National Party, Sardar Akhtar Khan Mengal, who is accused of kidnapping government intelligence agents. The BLA was declared a terrorist organization (under the 1997 Anti-Terrorism Act) on April 10. General Musharraf has denounced all talk of Baloch "rights" or "sovereignty" as "provocations" (PakTribune, May 23).

There are also government fears that Balochistan is being used as a transit point for foreign militants on their way to join al-Qaeda or Taliban forces active in Pakistan's northwest frontier. Four Turks and one Afghan were arrested on June 22, attempting to cross from Balochistan into the neighboring province of Waziristan, home of a fierce tribal/Islamist insurgency against Pakistani security forces. The five detainees are accused of ties to the Taliban and/or al-Qaeda terrorists (Pajhwok Afghan News, June 23). After their interrogation, another 11 Afghan nationals were arrested for "possible links" to "al-Qaeda sleeper cells" (Daily Times, June 24).

The Baloch nationalist movement still suffers from tribal and personal enmities and has failed to present a united front. Although accusations have been made that al-Qaeda suspects are harbored in Balochistan, the region has never been known for religious extremism, unlike neighboring areas to the north. The Baloch "liberation movement" still retains a nationalist focus. The Musharraf government appears willing to discuss economic and development issues, but is unwilling to tolerate any discussion of separatist aspirations. Despite this, many local politicians are still eager to open a dialogue with the leading militant nationalists, rather than risk another debilitating civil conflict.

How Pakistani Punjabis Perceive Sikh Girls ?

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I had decided a while ago that I should write this e-mail, but other things always came first. Today i read something very shocking on an e-group, about bibian going out with muslim boys. What was most shocking was that people on the group just seemed to accept this. But can I ask why do we accept this?

In the last few years, I have become quite involved with some of these situations, not intentionally, but by accident. As some of you may know I now live in Leeds, which is right next to Bradford (Mini-Pakistan). Over the last year, when I went to some of the local Gurdwaras ( there are many), I would occasionally get distraught parents come up to me telling me to talk to their children. The reason they asked me, because I can speak english, british-born sikh, who attempts to practice. It started off with one girl who said she madly wants to marry a muslim boy, her parents will not agree, so they brought her to talk to me. Naturally I was a bit shocked, but I spoke to her at the gurdwara. She told me how much they loved each other, she was going to convert and they were going to marry. I asked her if he really did love her. She said yes. I said, "You are going to convert for him, out of love. I do not ask him to take Amrit, but will he, out of love for you, just come to the gurdwara, and just bow in front of Sahib Siri Guru Granth sahib ji. Surely if you can convert for him, he can do this much for you?"

To cut the story short, he would not. She stuck by him, two weeks later ran off with him. They were not seen for six weeks, until she came home, after he had dumped her for another girl. Two other cases came to me, different in structure, but similar storyline. Eventually, I thought enough is enough. I went on the gurdwara stage and spoke about muslims, panjabi girls, fundamental muslim groups, etc. Guru Maharaj de kirpa, the sangat responded, an ever-expanding youth group has been set-up, we did the shabad-Guru samagam,which included a youth camp,in which this subject was particularly discussed. Now the youth are getting ready to create mass education on Sikhi in this area, as this was seen as a starting point.

I KNOW THIS IS A LONG E-MAIL, BUT IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ ON.

Since the smamgam, because of the camp I have had another 4 cases. I know maharaj will help all those who need it. But I have noticed a pattern which i what I want to share. Every situation is different, different ages, environment, etc. But one fundamental pattern.

There are two types of muslim boys;
FUNDAMENTAL MUSLIM - these usually belong to particular groups. They do not care for the individuals, they look at who she is. They target sikh,hindu,christain and jewish girls. Romancing, flattery, games, etc, to get these in girls in their circle, leading towards conversion. Shocking as it may seem these boys truely believe if they convert a non-muslim into Islam, then they will be Mukt. (Liberated)
NON-RELIGIOUS MUSLIMS - they care little about religion, for them it is a social thing. If they go out with pakistani girls and get them pregnent, their community forces them to get married. They do not want to get married, but just go with girls. So they INTENTIONALLY pick sikh/hindu/white girls, because they can do what they want, there is no comeback. If the girls get pregnent, their community does not care, these are just cheap girls for their boys to use as they grow up. They are not pakistani muslim girls, who are pure. hence the pakistani community a major superiority complex over the others.

PUNJABI GIRLS - Notice i call them punjabi, because they have little knowledge on Sikhi, and no practice. The pattern I have found in the girls is what i call the "Bollywood Concept". These girls wholeheartedly believe love will conquer all. As in films, there is a social divide, their parents are against it, their community is against, but no matter love will always win. However these poor girls get a reality check, when the boy`s sisters, mother and other family do not want this "cheap" girl" in their family. Or the boy has had his fun and wants to move on to the next girl, or get maried to a respectable girl. Love suddenly disappears, and she is left humilliated in front of her friends, family and community FOR LIFE, because people do not forget.

I am not racist. I know punjabi boys are just as bad. But we as a community have got to look at how muslims percieve us. They do target punjabi girls, because they are considered easy. Many years ago, A hindu brahmin journalist wrote in a national newspaper, "The Daily Telegraph" that sikh girls are the most uninhibited, ie.(cheap), in the asian community. Fundamental muslim do target sikh girls, they are desparate for a dastaar wale girl just to humiliate sikhs. How are we as a community reacting. Why do we accept this? Why are our girls so niave that they think everything is so innocent. Why do they play games?

the muslim community here, has a major problem of pakistani girls running away with non-muslims, due to seeing the hypocrisy and attitudes of muslims boys. However the are trying to tackle the situation, hence have a £5million pound grant for a school for muslim girls.

We as sikhs look at Sarbat da bhalla (consideration for all mankind). But we also have realise not everyone else is like that. We as a community cannot tolerate our community to be precieved in this way. We are not cheap or asain trash. The sikh community should be the most moral, upstanding, hardworking, civilised and sophisticated society as created by our Guru`s. THAT IS OUR STANDARD.

A benti to everyone, have some self-respect! Especially to all the Bibian, do not let girls who are your friends behave like this. Say something. Educate them. It is not innocently going to the cinema with some boys, who happen to be muslims. The deeper they go the more they get burned.

I know alot of people may not like this e-mail, or will disagree with it. Some people may say there is not a problem. If you go to any college, uni, etc, you will see there is a problem. DO YOUR COMMUNITY A FAVOUR, DO NOT ACCEPT IT!!!!!

June 25, 2006

"Friends of Baloch" to be launched by supporters of Balochis

IntelliBriefs has learned that a new organization called "Friends of Baloch" will be launched soon by well wishers of Balochis, for the purpose of raising awarness and educating the western public about the political and economic oppression and violation of basic Human rights of Balochis by Pakistan and Iranian governments. Speaking to IntelliBriefs a key member who is an architect of this new organization said, "This will include all prominent intellectuals and leaders from Hindus, Jews and Christians and Baloch sympathisers from all parts of the world to lend sympathy to oppressed Balochis". We have learnt that Hindu groups are working hard with their Jewish friends in launching this organization. One should not forget that Government of Balochistan in Exile is based in Israel; therefore all efforts to use Jewish groups in lobbying cannot be discounted. As of now Pakistan was trounced in western media by Baloch Diaspora, thanks to their well wishers and prudent younger generation working hard by networking with western leaders and generous advisory role played by well-wishers.

It is seldom noted by analysts and experts that a major thrust to Baloch information operations is coming from well-wishers, particularly Hindu groups who love to loath Pakistan's Military, ISI and Radical Jihadi institutes, and their Jewish pals. This voluntary proactive moral support from Hindu and Jewish groups has made Pakistani intelligence nervous that prompted that to order all Internet service providers to block HinduUnity website which keeps tab on Military operations in Balochistan. One Pakistani Military officer said, "We never expected that these Hindu fanatics will be supporting Balochis, they are fanning Baloch rebels" and said further that these boys are making RAW's work easy by volunteering to propaganda machinery.

The secret of success is constancy to purpose says HinduUnity activist quoting Benjamin Disraeil, their effort to constantly expose Pakistani military operations to the world has become a part of their strategy to win over the hearts of Balochis who are secular. What made Hindus to support Baloch cause? Last year FC targeted Dera Bugti area, including the Hindu Mohalla and attacked with mortar shells killing 35 Hindus mostly women and children. Several homes of Hindus near the temple in Dera Bugti also were damaged a majority of the residents of Dera Bugti town have migrated. It is now confirmed that only two persons out of the 250 members of the local Hindu community are still living in the area.

When IntelliBriefs questioned HinduUnity source, whether this is the sole issue which made them to support Baloch cause, the answer was, "Nonsense, we could have supported them anyway in their freedom struggle, they (Balochis) took care of Hindus for all these years like their own brothers, unlike the rest of Pakistan where Hindus were persecuted. I'm glad that Hindus in Balochistan are proud to be Baloch, even after all this hardship." This source also told IntelliBriefs that they want to unite Balochis in India under an umbrella to pressure Indian Government to take serious note of events in Balochistan, "We are working on this front, majority of them live in Gujarat, we also heard that film actor late Amjad Khan is Balochi, we will confirm this soon."

To conclude, IntelliBriefs anticipate that coming days will prove tough to over stretched Pakistani Military and also resources in Foreign ministry and embassies, if this so called "Friends of Baloch" comes into action, as of now BSO-NA in USA and Balochis in Europe have trounced Pakistan. One of the strengths of this organization is the members experience in diplomacy and international relations.