US funded Netra News defends cyberterrorist Pinaki Bhattacharya


Netra News, a pro-Islamist website which is funded by National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has not only hired an anti-Semite and anti-Hindu culprit named Zulkarnain Saer Khan aka Tanvir Mohammad Sadat Khan aka Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami as its “Researcher-Contractual” despite the fact of Khan’s no past experience in journalism; this website is also promoting notorious individuals such as Pinaki Bhattacharya, who are using social media platforms including video-sharing platform such as YouTube in spreading anti-India and anti-Hindu venom, while he has been promoting radical Islamic militancy and religious extremism.

Pinaki Bhattacharya, a diehard activist of Jamaat-e-Islami converted into Islam and emerged as a diehard propagandist of Jamaat e Islami.

According to credible sources, years ago, Pinaki, a diehard anti-India individual was hired by Pakistani spy agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) for running propaganda against India and inciting anti-India sentiment in Bangladesh. He has been categorically active in running propaganda offensives against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Other targets of Pinaki Bhattacharya are the United States, Israel, Britain, European Union and secularist forces. Pinaki has also been supportive to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir as well as other parts of India. He has been one of the defenders of the Afghan Taliban.

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According to an Indian website, a self-proclaimed activist Pinaki Bhattacharya is anti-Hindu and anti-India extremist. He has been regularly publishing contents defaming Hindu religion.

It said, Pinaki became popular amongst radical Muslims and anti-India and anti-Hindu bloc in Bangladesh for his jihadist and anti-India publications. He persuaded Bangladeshi Muslims to wage jihad against the Hindus and join jihadist forces in Jammu and Kashmir in India.

In Bangladesh, Pinaki was accused of selling counterfeit medicines and sexual drugs. Under the garb of a pharmaceutical company, Pinaki Bhattacharya was also involved in producing Yaba, which is a combination of methamphetamine (a powerful and addictive stimulant) and caffeine. According to information, Pinaki has been selling Yaba to Lebanese Hezbollah as well as other terrorist groups in the Middle East through infamous Dawood Ibrahim’s D Company.

For years, Pinaki Bhattacharya has been running pro-militancy vile propaganda through his YouTube channel. He also has been violating copyrights, which is clear violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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It may be mentioned here that, as part of allowing freedom of expression, Bangladesh authorities does not block any website in the country.

This DMCA 2008 has a legitimate purpose. It seeks to balance the needs of two key parties. On the one hand there are copyright holders who have a legitimate expectation that their copyrighted material is not copied and used illegitimately by others; and, on the other hand, there are internet providers or social media platforms, who do not want to be held liable for copyrighted material which is published by others on websites or channels which they host. Under the DMCA 2008, companies are protected from potential liability for what their users post, but only if they agree to introduce a notice and takedown scheme.

It may be mentioned here that, DMCA is applicable for every company in the United States, and since Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etcetera are run from the US, affected individuals can press complaint with the social media or video-sharing platforms from anywhere in the world.

It may be further mentioned here that, individuals like Tasneem Khalil, Pinaki, Bhattacharya, Zulkarnain Saer Khan aka Tanvir Mohammad Sadat Khan aka Zulkarnain Saer Khan Sami, Tito Rahman and Nazmus Saquib (operators of extortionist Facebook page named ‘Nagorik TV’) are regularly violating copyrights which is a crime under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Moreover, these individuals are using social media and video-sharing platforms towards criminal agenda as well as spreading fake news.

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The United States and other countries in the West, including the European Union and Britain are continuously working in combating fake news and propaganda stuff. It is essential for the authorities concerned to immediately take-down social media accounts and YouTube channels run by these notorious individuals. At the same time, in January 2023, members of the US Congress need to bring the case of Netra News under scrutiny and ask the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to stop funding this pro-Islamist website.


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