Pakistan has yet again exposed and brought India to its knees, but this time it wasn’t printed photographs – Pak took the highway.
Amidst a growing dissidence against governmental censorship and right to privacy in India in the contemporary times, Pakistan hit out at India reading out the forward and scrolling the message using a screen sharing app over a projector so it could be read by all the people present in the General Assembly.
The message containing the expose read how the Indian government has been incorporating GPS chips so that the government could track down the movement of the new 2000 rupee currency notes. Pakistan cried how incorporating a positioning system in a currency note that would be carried in the wallets of the people is a blatant breach of human rights. The message also mentioned the dangers of radiation that would be emanating from the chips, which could be ionising and thus causing cancer. The Permanent Representative to the UN questioned India in the Assembly of Nations whether this is what humanity is coming down to.
Indian representatives posted at the event were quick to hit back at Pakistan, calling the expose, an “exasperated farrago of distortions”
CIA & CCP perplexed
The expose came to the shock of nations, while the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who consider themselves to be global leaders in surveillance, could not confirm or deny that they were perplexed. Coincidentally, both their uniform statements came at the same time.
The expose witnessed the spike of many Computer Hardware companies in the stock markets. This was despite the sliding rally of Sensex over the last two weeks. It turns out that many enquiries have been coming from various corners of the world for the hardware manufacturing companies in India for the technology. Those companies didn’t have the technology. DRDO had the knowhow, the only project that it could complete on time in its several decades of existence, proving yet again it has the last laugh when it comes to ‘advanced’ technology.
The response of the local population was mixed, while groups like Amnesty International and authors like Arundhati Roy were extremely critical of Indian governments privacy standing. Sambit Patra and Arnab Goswami were quick to hit back in unison extending the argument of “Acche Din – good days”. The nation wants to know, “what’s wrong with it?”