26/11 Attacks was planned conspiracy against Hindus and BJP
On the night of 26 November 2008 twelve years back, ten Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists attacked Mumbai. They stuck simultaneously at five locations, shooting dead 140 Indians and 25 foreign tourists. American and British passport-holders were executed in two luxury hotel complexes. At a Jewish cultural center, Israeli nationals were tortured before being killed. A fourth location, a café frequented by Western backpackers, was enfiladed with automatic fire. Only at the city’s main railway station, the site of the largest number of deaths were all the victims Indian. The gunmen seemed at war not just with India, but with the world.
They targeted Western nationals, as well as Indian civilians. This ensured there would be much greater global interest in ascertaining the perpetrators’ true identities than with previous attacks that ‘only’ targeted Indian citizens. Second, during previous raids, LeT gunmen had stormed a single location and fought to the death. Without anyone left to interrogate, the attackers’ country of origin would be difficult to verify. In Mumbai, the gunmen attacked multiple sites simultaneously and sought to maneuver in the densely crowded city. However, unfamiliar with the topography, one of the attackers were unable to barricade himself in time. Local policemen swarmed him while he was on the move, losing one of their colleagues in the process. The arrest of this gunman, whose name was Ajmal Kasab, was a game-changer. For the first time, India captured a participant in a suicidal attack with high interrogation value.
Ajmal Amir Kasab, whose pictures with weapons firing on innocent citizens were flashed across the media carried with him a card that identified him as Samir Choudhary.
Rakesh Maria, then police chief of Mumbai wrote in his book "Let Me Say It Now" that the identification card stated that he was a student of a college in Hyderabad. It also had a Bangalore address, when the terrorists came out on the streets of Mumbai, they were seen with saffron threads tied on their wrist. This was a deliberate attempt to divert the attention from Pakistan and make it look as though the attacks were carried out by the Hindus in India and justify the new term "HINDU TERROR"
This was followed by an event attended by Congress leader, Digvijaya Singh attending the launch of a book titled "RSS ki Saazish-26/11". The attack was also blamed on the CIA, Mossad, and RSS by group editor of Roznama Rashtriya Sahara, Aziz Burney.
If one goes by the pattern in which the ISI operates, it was clear that it carries out attacks and blames it on India. This is one of the primary reasons why it nurtured homegrown terror groups such as the SIMI and Indian Mujahideen. The primary intention of getting locals to carry out attacks was to ensure that the country burns, but the ISI would continue to have the deniability factor.
During the probe into the attack, a book titled, 'Who Killed Karkare,' was released by the former inspector general of police, SM Mushrif. He blamed the overall attack on Pakistan but noted that the killing of Karkare was the handiwork of the right-wing groups.