12 Unanswered Questions On Pulwama Attack 2019

Based on our extensive analysis of the Pulwama attack below are just 12 critical questions that still remain unanswered.

Pulwama Attack 2019
Pulwama Attack 2019 – Unanswered Questions

CRPF had requested air-transit for the attacked convoy which was rejected by the Ministry of Home Affairs despite having prior intelligence. Why was the request rejected? Has any inquiry been setup in the matter?

On the night of the attack certain Indian media (detailed in our report on Pulwama attack) tried to create a fake attack on a police post in Shopian, Kashmir which never even took place. Why did media report a fake attack? What was the source on this incident? Has the MHA taken any action against these news outlets for reporting and televising totally made-up news?

The very first photo of the mastermind of Pulwama attack Abdul Rashid Ghazi was reported by India TV. It was of a person by the same name already killed in 2007. What was the source of that photo? What action has been taken by the Govt against the news media for reporting of such fake terrorist?

The second photo of mastermind Abdul Rashid Ghazi was also fake. It was morphed on a Brazilian police man made using an app reported by entire Indian mainstream media. What was the source of this photo? Who supplied these photos of fake terrorists to Indian media? Or did the media acted on their own? Why has the Govt not launched any inquiry to find the source of such subversive tinkering into matters related to National Security?

A senior government official said the explosives used were “warfare ammunition generally found in military stores.” Multiple reports and official statements have been made declaring 300 kg RDX was used which as days past became 200 and 150 and later 100. Forensic report said that around 25 kg of plastic explosives were used. An NIA official said the explosives packed in the car were “ammonium nitrate, nitro-glycerine and RDX”. What was the type of explosives used? What is the exact quantity of the explosives? Considering how a mere Pakistani IT engineer can determine the type and quantity of explosives using his app just by analyzing the damage done at a crime scene, why NIA is still isn’t able to answer these basic simple questions? Why has NIA still not been able to trace the source of explosives?

Why the NIA did not file any chargesheet against the accused?

A dossier was sent to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by India with the evidence gathered showing the culpability of Pakistan in the Pulwama terror attack when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) who took over the case still did not conclud its investigation. What evidence was included in this dossier, even when the investigation was underway? Is this why FATF refused to put Pakistan on blacklist, due to lack of conclusive evidence? Why is this dossier exposing Pakistan’s role in the attack not shared with the Indian public?

A Twitter account @313_Get is said to have claimed responsibility of Pulwama attack as per J&K police intelligence. This account was the source of the widely circulated video of the terrorist. This was the only connecting link initially that tied Pakistan directly to the attack. It was claimed at the time that agencies were having difficulties tracing the account. Has the location and identity of the person/organization behind this account been traced by Indian intelligence?

Even before the attack the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the US State Department issued a travel advisory for Americans traveling to Kashmir. Did US had actionable intelligence about an attack? If so, was it shared with Indian counterparts?

Sophisticated American weapons (M4 carbine rifle) were found with JeM terrorists. Even in the video of JeM terrorist claiming responsibility, he is seen with M16 rifle with Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) used in special operations by American Marine Corps and possessed by very select nations. How did JeM terrorists got hold of these sophisticated American weapons? Has an investigation launched into this matter and the source of these weapons traced?

Pulwama attack mirrors a similar suicide bombing in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan border province a day earlier which left 27 elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards dead and 13 others wounded. This gives an international geopolitical dimension to the attack than just regular acts of terrorism along the borders. The twin mirror bombings also suggest the involvement of a third actor. Why has this angle not been probed by the agencies?

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, a British national was nabbed by CISF surveillance and intelligence staff at the Delhi airport for trying to flee with multiple passports. What is the identity of this British national? Why was he allowed to go scott free without questioning?

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  1. It’s obvious everything was preplanned way too in advance and worst part is that Indian government probably knew but didn’t cared any way…

    What’s a better way to gather sympathy from all countries internationally while gaining votes locally while taking immediate action by arresting random people from Kashmir who were probably not related remotely to the incident.

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