Ghulam Nabi Fai

Mr Fai’s attorney said it was politically motivated.


It appears to me that this is politically motivated. Look at the timing when Hillary Clinton went to India and when the ISI is having problems with US agents, said Nina J Ginsberg, Fais attorney.

Out of nowhere, Ghulam Nabi Fai has become the face of India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir. Fai will soon be officially charged by the Americans for being an ISI agent. On The Buck Stops Here, we debate whether the Fai case will prove to be a watershed in the Kashmir debate.

Fai arrest: Changing the course of the Kashmir debate?

 

 

Fai released on bond, placed under house arrest

 

Virginia: Ghulam Nabi Fai, alleged to be an ISI agent and charged of trying to influence the policy of White House and Congress on Kashmir, raised his hand in jubilation after the judge announced that he would be released on bail.

He then stood there, for a tad longer than necessary, soaking up the moment and eventually had to be lead out of the room by the security officials. His wife did not even wait to step out of the courtroom before she broke out into a triumphant cheer.

“Dinner is on me. I thank you for your duty. Justice will be done and we hope one day justice will be done for the people of Kashmir,” said Chang Ning Ying Q, wife of Ghulam Nabi Fai.

It seems the Fai family is not seeing his arrest and pending trial as a setback and are determined to use these developments to internationalise the issue of Kashmir here in the US.
“I just want to thank god today. Thank you,” Chang Ning Ying Q, wife of Ghulam Nabi Fai told NDTV.

As the prosecution and the defence argued it out about whether Mr Fai should be released on bail or not the FBI officer in charge of this case took the stand. She testified that 80 per cent of Mr Fai’s statements come from the ISI and he repeats them verbatim. The prosecutor then told the judge that Mr Fai should not be released because he was an agent of the ISI and that the ISI would look out for one of their guys. With the ISI having similar facilities in the UK and Brussels, Mr Fai would be a flight risk.

However, in the end, the judge decided that Mr Fai should be released on bail but under some strict conditions.

“He is fighting for the self determination of the people of Kashmir. We should encourage people like him who are fighting through a peaceful struggle,” said Tarib Iqbal Khan, Chairman, Fai Release Committee.

Mr Fai’s attorney said it was politically motivated.

“It appears to me that this is politically motivated. Look at the timing when Hillary Clinton went to India and when the ISI is having problems with US agents,” said Nina J Ginsberg, Fai’s attorney.

Mr Fai was released on a bail bond of $100,000. He will be under house arrest and electronic surveillance. He has also been warned by the judge not to have any correspondence with the Pakistani government. His trial is set to begin in a month or two, promising to add further tensions to an already strained relationship between the US and Pakistan.

Source: NDTV