Maloy Krinshna Dhar, an author of Open Secrets—India’s Intelligence Unveiled says “An average IB officer does not even know the difference between various explosive devices and triggering mechanism”. This puts a question mark on Indian intelligence. Indian intelligence tends to ascribe every disturbance to a particular section of society without any concrete evidence and according to Dhar this should not come as a surprise as both the IB and RSS share the same ideology.
Various issues are revealed in this work. As one reads the book, one feels insecure as in today’s world privacy has become an alien concept. Often in a number of cases “the unscrupulous officials of the IB, R&AW and the CBI blackmail the innocent citizens”.
The book exposes the various methods employed by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi to maintain the status quo and to suppress all rebellions. Indira Gandhi used the IB to curb all opposition, and to spy on her elder daughter-in-law Maneka Gandhi.
The book exposes the involvement of the various political leaders in the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The date chosen by the Hinduvta leaders for the destruction of Babri Masjid i.e. 6th Dec coincides with the destruction of Somanth Temple by Mahmud Gazani in 1025 A.D.
Dhar offers a powerful critique of Indian democracy and says “Some sort of free election alone does not make a country democratic. It is a bold book and one should read it to get an insight into the dirty, corrupt, and deceitful world of politics. We should know the fact. If you are interested to read complete book review, you can read here.