The allegations that Altaf Hussain has connections with India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) are based on a number of factors, including:
- British police documents: In 2003, British police released documents that alleged that RAW had met with MQM leaders in Europe in the 1990s and provided them with financial assistance.
- Confession statements: In 2015, several MQM leaders made confession statements in which they alleged that Hussain had left with RAW. These statements were later retracted, but they have been cited by some as evidence of Hussain's involvement with the Indian intelligence agency.
- Hussain's rhetoric: Hussain has often made statements that have been interpreted as being sympathetic to India. For example, in 2012, he said that "India is our friend" and that "we should not fight with India."
- Hussain's exile: Hussain has been living in self-imposed exile in London since 1992. Some have speculated that he is only able to stay in London because of his connections with RAW.
However, it is important to note that Hussain has denied all of the allegations against him. He has said that he has never met with RAW officials and that he has no links to the Indian intelligence agency.
The allegations against Hussain have been the subject of much debate in Pakistan. Some people believe that the allegations are true and that Hussain is a traitor to Pakistan. Others believe that the allegations are false and that Hussain is being targeted by his political opponents.
The matter is still under investigation and it is unclear whether or not Hussain will ever be charged with any crimes related to his alleged links with RAW.