Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Altaf Hussain's Political rivals and the establishment think he has connections with India's RAW

 Altaf Hussain, a British Pakistani politician and the founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has been accused of having links with India's external intelligence agency, RAW

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 In 2016, former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal accused Hussain of having links with RAW and working on "breaking up Pakistan"
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 Kamal also accused Hussain of being behind the murder of hundreds of workers, including former chairperson Imran Farooq, who was killed in London in 2010
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 In 2015, a senior Karachi police officer claimed that two arrested MQM militants said they had been trained in India
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 In response, MQM leader Altaf Hussain issued a tirade of abuse at Rao Anwar
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 However, in 2015, Hussain swore that neither he nor his party had any connection with RAW
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 In 2022, Hussain admitted to having links with RAW in an interview with BBC Urdu
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 A former diplomat, Niazi, claimed that the British government and Scotland Yard had evidence that a written agreement existed between the MQM and RAW
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It is important to note that these are allegations and accusations, and there is no concrete evidence to suggest that Hussain has connections with RAW. However, the accusations have been made by multiple sources and have been ongoing for several years.

Citations:
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altaf_Hussain_(Pakistani_politician)
[2] https://hindustantimes.com/world/mqm-leader-altaf-hussain-accused-of-having-links-with-raw/story-X5cQ4yf81I1QEcb9yH3lWO.html
[3] https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33148880
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muttahida_Qaumi_Movement_%E2%80%93_London
[5] https://youtube.com/watch?v=H-91uDqbY0E
[6] https://www.khaleejtimes.com/article/altaf-confessed-to-raw-ties-to-uk-officials-ex-diplomat
[7] https://www.brookings.edu/articles/altaf-hussain-finally-arrested-in-london-can-his-mqm-be-neutralized/
[8] https://tribune.com.pk/story/1100753/blame-game-altaf-hussain-a-raw-puppet
[9] https://tribune.com.pk/story/911855/altaf-swears-mqm-has-no-connection-with-indian-spy-agency-raw
[10] https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/world/asia/altaf-hussains-grip-on-a-pakistani-city-faces-a-threat.html
[11] https://www.parhlo.com/mqm-chief-altaf-hussein-admits-links-with-raw/
[12] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-10-01/altaf-hussain-how-a-feared-power-broker-controlled-karachi-from-london
[13] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/23/pakistan-crackdown-mqm-party-leader-altaf-hussain-speech-leads-to-violence
[14] https://www.samaaenglish.tv/news/530336
[15] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/21/karachi-altaf-hussain-mqm-pakistan
[16] https://www.samaaenglish.tv/news/720221
[17] https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-23145377
[18] https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/111645-UK-ex-diplomat-says-Altaf-accepted-working-for-RAW
[19] https://www.sciencespo.fr/mass-violence-war-massacre-resistance/fr/document/hussain-1953-altaf.html
[20] https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/103044-Altaf-Hussain-had-RAW-connectionfor-20-years-Mustafa-Kamal

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