(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Sep 15 (PTI) A top US think tank has said that the Pakistan-backed separatist Khalistani group is gradually strengthening its hold in the US. It also said that the US government has been indifferent to the appeals made by New Delhi to stop the anti-India activities of these organizations. The Hudson Institute, in its report ‘Pakistan’s Conspiracy to Destabilize: Khalistan Activism in the US’, published on Tuesday the “Khalistan and Kashmir separatist groups within the US” to investigate Pakistan’s support to these organizations.
The Hudson Institute, in its report ‘Pakistan’s Conspiracy to Destabilize: Khalistan Activism in the US’, published on Tuesday the conduct of “Khalistan and Kashmir separatist groups within the US” to investigate the support extended to these organizations by Pakistan. is estimated.
The report looked at the links of these groups with extremist and terrorist organizations in India and the potentially harmful effects of their activities on US foreign policy in South Asia.
The report indicates that “like Islamist terrorist organizations based in Pakistan, Khalistani outfits may emerge with new names”.
“Unfortunately, the US government has shown no interest in violence perpetrated by Khalistanis, while the most staunch supporters of the Khalistan campaign are in Western countries such as the UK, Canada and the US,” it said.
“Unless the US government prioritizes monitoring of extremism and terrorism related to Khalistan, it is unlikely to identify groups that currently engage in violence in Punjab in India or prepare to do so,” the report said. are doing.”
The Hudson Institute states that forecasting is an important part of national security planning, and therefore, to investigate the activities of Khalistani organizations based in North America within the limits set by law to prevent a re-occurrence of violence during the Khalistan movement in the 1980s. It’s important to give.”
Significantly, the report said that anti-India activism related to Khalistan within the US has increased recently and that too as the US and India are cooperating to counter China’s growing influence, especially in the Indo-Pacific. .
The report calls on the US government to take India’s concerns seriously and to provide India with the necessary intelligence and law enforcement resources to help address these concerns.
The report said that the US government should list all organizations responsible for terrorist attacks in India on the list of global terrorist organizations and designate as terrorists the various individuals that India and US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified as terrorists. Identified as having links to terrorist organizations.
It said, “Enforce terrorism funding laws and regulations against various organizations supporting Kashmiri and Khalistan separatism; Investigate US-based organizations supporting Kashmiri and Khalistan separatism for possible violations of US laws relating to foreign aid.