While militancy is receding in Pakistan, it is phenomenally increasing in India. Indeed, it is being institutionalised in a rare public-private partnership. Pakistans security forces have done a commendable job to recover wide stretches of land from the jaws of terrorists. However, India is complacent about the rise of Hindu militancy directed against the minorities, especially Muslims. Likewise, assaults on Christians and their property by Hindu mobs are on the rise; some violent anti-Christian incidents have taken place at various places in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Orissa and Kerala. Indias intelligence agency (RAW), its civil and military officials, lower judiciary and fundamentalist political parties are hand in glove in promoting a strategy of militancy to cow down the minorities and pave the way for the supremacy of Hindutva. For example, the tapped conversations of infamous Colonel Purohit reveal the depth of such nexus, in which he has said: We are all on the same plane, Hindu Rashtra (Nation). He even claimed that General J.J. Singh (a former Army Chief) is with us. As a cover up for its homegrown Hindu terrorism, India spares no opportunity to tarnish the image of Pakistan by attributing such acts to our security agencies. The Peruvian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has recently discovered that the European countries are being used, as hot destinations by Al-Qaeda, to route money to India. In addition, the WikiLeaks has mentioned the flow of money from Europe through Lima to India. Surely, Hindu terrorism is operative over a wide canvas covering domestic and international spectrums. India has been investing heavily in its notorious agency RAW to support insurgency, separatism, extremism and terrorism in its neighbouring states, like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and China. A sophisticated network of RAW is also working to destabilise Pakistan. On the domestic side, state terrorism is ruthlessly employed to impede freedom movements in Kashmir, Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Mizoram. After the last years politically motivated and highly biased verdict on the Babri Mosque, the Indian Muslims are baffled by yet another recent (mis) judgment given by a special court on the Godhra train burning incident. Ninety four people, mostly Muslims, were indicted in 2002 for their alleged role in the incident, when a compartment of Sabarmati Express was set on fire at the Godhra railway station, near Ahmedabad. The trial court has convicted 31 Muslims and acquitted 63; including the 70-year old Maulana Umerji, who had been named as the chief conspirator by the Special Investigation Team. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the court accepted the conspiracy theory blaming the local Muslims for torching the bogie. This theory was initially floated by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, within half hour of the burning of the train; he opined that the conspiracy was hatched by the international terrorist network, in complicity with the local Muslims through Pakistans ISI. This was given wide publicity and was used as a sort of justification for anti-Muslim riots of Gujarat, which followed the burning of the train. However, at the same time, there were saner voices rejecting the conspiracy theory. Godhra collector Jayanti Ravi had ruled out the conspiracy theory. The likelihood of a conspiracy was also rejected by a Judicial Commission set up by former Minister for Railways Lalu Prasad Yadav. This inquisition was conducted by Justice Chandra Bannerjee, and it revealed that the burning of the coach was accidental and it was not deliberately set on fire by a Muslim mob. Moreover, the investigation by Hazards Centre, specialising in forensic investigations, also rejected the likelihood of a conspiracy by the Muslims. Anyhow, mainstay of the conspiracy theory has been the selling of loose petrol. There are no eyewitnesses. The individuals, who had initially confessed to the selling the petrol, could not stand the scrutiny and one of them even admitted that he was paid Rs 50,000 to lie. Kakul Pathak was one of the key prosecution witnesses. In 2007, Pathak, unaware of the fact that he was being secretly recorded, narrated that his entire testimony was a lie manufactured by the police to implicate innocent Muslims. He stated: He and eight other BJP members, who were also made witnesses like him, were not present at the scene of the crime and were actually sleeping in their beds when the train was set on fire The judge set aside the testimony of these nine witnesses, calling them unreliable, and upheld the conspiracy theory. Similarly, the investigation by an Ahmedabad-based Forensic Science Laboratory has established that almost 60 litres of inflammable material was poured from inside the compartment before it was set on fire. Its report clearly states: The fire was started inside the coach and such a huge fire could not mushroom just with the petrol that was thrown from outside. This raises a question mark over the theory that the train was set alight by a Muslim mob that had gathered outside the train. Ashish Khetan, in his recent investigative report for Tehlka, points out that there is no substance in the theory that it was a conspiracy by the Muslims. He writes: This whole theory is deceptive; it distracts attention from the truth of another conspiracy, which was going on. Khetans investigation makes it clear that the real conspiracy was not by the Muslims. He points out: .that there was a conspiracy afoot in Gujarat those years is beyond doubtIt was a conspiracy by the state machinery to blacken one communitys name. And declare them the enemy. It seems that Godhra was chosen for the climax of the drama because this town has highly dense Muslim population. When the train reached its railway station, all karsevaks came out of train and started to have tea and snacks, at a small tea stall run by an old Muslim man and his young daughter. They beat the old man and abducted his daughter; they took her inside their compartment. As the train started to move out of the railway station, two stall vendors jumped into the last bogey, pulled the chain and stopped the train. When the train stopped, a 2,000 strong mob gathered around it. These people were Hindu extremists in the guise of Muslims, who apparently came for the rescue of girl, but their real purpose was to throw gasoline and burning rags on the train. The attackers threw the rags on the train to ignite the inflammables already placed inside it. As a result, a huge fire broke out killing all those present in the bogey. The Muslim community is taking the legal battle to the higher courts considering that the police and the lower judiciary in India, particularly in Gujarat, are well known for their communal inclinations. Earlier the Malegaon, Samjhota Express and Ajmer blasts were blamed on the Muslims. But recently an activist of RSS, Swami Aseemanand, has confessed his own and his organisations involvement in these incidents. Soon we may hear similar version about the burning of Sabarmati Express, which is till now blamed on the Muslims. The writer is a retired air commodore of Pakistan Air Force. Email: khalid3408@gmail.com