It is being debated on various forums that next war that Pakistan and India have to fight is not with each other but with those cyber groups that are really weakening both the countries from within.
The issue surfaced recently when India started alleging Pakistan for its involvement in Assam’s social unrest through social networking websites.
According to an Indian news site, on Sunday Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde called Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik and told that Pakistani elements on the social networking websites are circulating morphed pictures and false content to trigger communal tension in India. Rehman Malik denied and demanded evidence from India in this regard.
Indian state machinery and media is continuously blaming Pakistan for its involvement in disturbing the state of Assam where clashes between Muslim and Bodo tribes have caused thousands of people to leave their homes after receiving death threats from Muslim groups. As per reports, hundreds of people have been killed in violence that erupted a month ago.
Times of India reports that security agencies have found that morphed images are being uploaded from Pakistan depicting victims of Assam violence. Majority of the pages were uploaded on various sites host in Pakistan. Apart from this, Pakistan has also been blamed for generating offensive videos and hate SMSes.
So far Indian government has blocked more than 400 web pages that also include websites allegedly in the name of Imran Khan’s political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Jammat-i-Islami Pakistan.
Indian government has also asked Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking websites to remove the controversial hate content from their networks. Google and Facebook have reciprocated positively and confirmed the Indian authorities that they will remove all the content from their servers that is causing disturbance. Whereas, twitter and some other famous websites are unresponsive so far.
Despite of this hue and cry, Indian government has yet to provide proofs about Pakistani elements behind all the social media propaganda. Indian central government has given 90 days deadline to its security agencies for coming up with proofs.
On the other hand, Rehman Malik has said, “Pakistan has policy no to interfere in the internal matters of other countries”. He further said that strict action will be taken if we are provided with adequate proofs”.
Several reputed international news sites have highlighted that it is India’s internal element that is involved in spreading hate messages and not the Pakistan. Vested political interest is also responsible for triggering recent violence between Muslim and Bodo tribes which are fighting with each other for decades over the issue of land and identity.