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Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in US on 19th July, 2011. The charge against him was that he was acting as the frontman of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). The Washington Times (July 19, 2011) reported that Fai "was arrested by FBI agents in a suspected influence-peddling scheme to funnel millions of dollars from the Pakistani government, including its military intelligence service, to the US elected officials to help drive India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia". Fai was arrested in the US not for working to drive India out of Kashmir — as it is not an offence under the US law — but for the offence of funneling ISI money to buy influence over the US officials for Pakistan.
This incident has unmasked shadow lobbying by ISI in the US for weaning away Kashmir from India. There are news reports with titles like 'L'affaire Fai: US lawmakers, Indian liberals come under scrutiny' (Times of India, July 20, 2011), 'Indian liberals had availed of ISI hospitality' (Free Press Journal, July 21, 2011), 'ISI agent Ghulam Nabi Fai managed Indian journalists and intellectuals' (Times of Assam, July 22, 2011). The attempts of the ISI to influence Indian intellectuals to undermine India's hold on Kashmir are a matter of grave concern.
What will be the effect of this arrest on shadow lobbying ventures? What will be the repercussions of shadow lobbying on stability in South Asia and the world peace?
With these questions lingering in many minds, Social Cause cordially invites you and your friends to a Seminar on -
The Fai Case: Shadow Lobbying in America Unveiled!
Sri K Padmanabhaiah*, IAS (Retd.)
Former Union Home Secretary; Padma Bhushan Awardee
will be the Chief Guest.
Sri Pamarty Venkataramana**
International Corporate Lawyer; Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi
Dr. Kanneganti Ramesh Babu***
Assistant Professor, Advanced Centre for American Studies, OUCIP, Osmania University
Sri Rahul Razdan****
Co-ordinator, Panun Kashmir
Sri U Atreya Sarma*****
Vice-President, Social Cause
Date & Time:
31st July, 2011 (Sunday) at 4:00 pm
Press Club, Opp. Eenadu Office, Somajiguda, Hyderabad
All are welcome.
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