Even before the Greta Files came out, vested interest groups had not anticipated such an angry response from millions of Indians cutting across lines against efforts to internationalize the farmers’ agitation. Especially since the disgraceful incident of 26 January, it was becoming increasingly evident that there was a concerted effort to internationalize protests and portray the Indian government as some authoritarian regime harassing farmers. The Greta Files have made it more than amply clear that there was a coordinated effort by certain secessionist groups to internationalize, and these groups when faced with tough questions about the coordinated strategy have since unsuccessfully tried to brazen it out.
One such effort ironically took place from a leading political figure of Canada. National Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh had tagged an earlier tweet by Rihanna on the day the Greta Files faux pas took place. Jagmeet had thanked Rihanna for ‘consistently uplifting and empowering the voices of the oppressed’.
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) February 2, 2021
Of course, this was not the first time. As early as November 2020, Jagmeet had issued a similar statement, condemning the ‘violence perpetrated by the Indian govt against farmers peacefully protesting’, and had expressed his ‘solidarity w/ the farmers from Punjab and across India’.
The violence perpetrated by the Indian govt against farmers peacefully protesting is appalling
I stand in solidarity w/ the farmers from Punjab and across India – and, I call on the Indian govt to engage in peaceful dialogue rather than violence
Thank you for your advocacy Jack https://t.co/tBU541Bp4a
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) November 28, 2020
The Greta Files, of course, showed that there were Canada based secessionist groups coordinating the coordinated attempt at internationalization, and there are uncomfortable questions that trace it back to this very man, Jagmeet Singh, who himself has quite a chequered past that makes us wonder the motives driving his and also the silence of the Canadian government on the activities of these questions.
The Curious Case of Ask India Why and Poetic Justice Foundation
One of the websites that was supposed to be followed as per the Greta Files was Ask India Why. This website is run by a body called the Poetic Justice Foundation. Poetic Justice Foundation was formed in February 2020, and since then has been active on Twitter, has been involved in designing and developing the online campaign with banners and messaging.
This organization is based out of Canada, which has been for decades the base for secessionist elements wanting to separate Punjab from India. Its founder, Mo Dhaliwal, who is the co-founder of the organization, has been involved in organizing talks on Khalistan movement, as one could discover from a scan of the organization’s Twitter timeline.
Mo Dhaliwal is a self-proclaimed secessionist. In a facebook post, Dhaliwal has justified this by claiming that the movement for Khalistan, operational and with significant in Canada, is a movement towards an independent Punjab, rooted in the Anandpur Sahib Resolution. He also said that in India, advocating for or simply discussing this idea can result in disappearance or murder, without even mentioning the number of people who died at the hands of terrorists during the nightmarish decades of the eighties or the perpetrators of those crimes. The same man had also coordinated an effort to get Canada’s prestigious Macdonald Laurier Institute to remove former Canadian journalist Terry Milewski’s paper on Khalistan removed, which had shown the links between Khalistan supporters and Pakistan’s notorious state sponsor of terror, the ISI.
Jagmeet Singh, the Trojan Horse in the Entire Picture
Dhaliwal’s Facebook timeline also shows another problematic picture. There is a post tagging him with Canadian politician and leader of the National Democratic Party of Canada Jagmeet Singh. For those who may not know, Jagmeet Singh was a Canadian lawyer and politician, and has been serving as leader of the New Democratic Party since 2017 and as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Burnaby South since 2019.
This is a huge area of concern. Jagmeet Singh has been caught more than once courting Khalistani elements in Canada. Jagmeet was rather defensive about the fact that at a rally he addressed, there were posters of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Talwinder Singh Parmar.
While Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale needs no introduction, it must be highlighted that Talwinder Singh Parmar was the mastermind behind the Kanishka bombings, said to be the largest terror attack on Canadian soil. In this attack, all 329 people on the plane — 268 Canadians (mostly of Indian descent), 27 Britons and 24 Indians — died. This was the worst aviation attack in history until 9/11. The terrorists had actually planned to conduct two simultaneous bombings on two Air India flights going to India from Canada in opposite directions. The other bomb, that flew over the Pacific, was destined for a flight to Bangkok, but detonated at Tokyo’s Narita airport, killing two baggage handlers.
In an interview with CBC’s Terry Milewski, incidentally the author of the paper targeted by Mo Dhaliwal, in October 2017, Jagmeet Singh had refused to denounce extremists within Canada’s Sikh community who glorify Talwinder Singh Parmar, widely recognized as the mastermind behind the Air India bombing.
Later of course, under much scrutiny and pressure, he had to retract. However, he still continued to attend events glorifying the same, trying to justify it under the garb of community outreach and a matter of freedom of expression.
Jagmeet Singh’s Links With ISI?
A news story from 2019 had shown that since 2012, Jagmeet Singh, has been on the radar of Indian Intelligence agencies. On the basis specific report of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Singh was denied a visa in 2013 for his anti-Indian stance. The R&AW had in fact further showed in one of its reports that Singh had been funding Khalistani outfits, operating from Pakistan.
He is also connected with prominent Khalistani and Kashmiri separatist groups based in different countries of Europe. Since his elevation in 2019, intelligence reports of that time had suggested that Jagmeet Singh was also trying to bring Khalistani and Kashmiri separatists under one umbrella in Canada.
Truth has a funny way to come out, and the Greta Files leak has exposed a conscious effort of an international clique to try and defame the Indian government, and also instigate violence and bloodshed on the roads of Delhi at any cost. Clearly, the sagacity of the Indian government got the better of them this time. Will these elements however apologize if, heavens forbid, there is bloodshed tomorrow though?
Judging by the way they are brazening their shameless coordination and associations, it seems likely not.