According to a report by BBC Urdu, an Indian man sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi warning of a Catastrophic tsunami at the end of this year in the Indian Ocean which has triggered panic in neighboring Pakistan while receiving no response from PM Modi’s office. The man named Babu Kalayil predicted claiming intuitive capabilities leading to a Pakistani intelligence agency warning Pakistan’s Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) of a quake under the water and/or tsunami incident.
In the letter written on September 20, 2017 to PM Modi, Kalayi claimed to be the director of the B.K Research Association for E.S.P (Extrasensory Perception and space prediction). He stated that he had analysed on August 20, 2017 that the quake can knock-out India, Pakistan, Japan, China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and some Gulf countries before December 31, 2017.
The letter, having prediction went viral on social media and was seemingly taken serious by the officials of Pakistan who recommended the preparations for the worst-case situation. The Express Tribune stated Pakistan’s top Intelligence agency allegedly warned ERRA, which is a government agency responsible for Disaster Management in Pakistan.
The man had foretold in his letter that the destructive earthquake would shake the Indian Ocean and cause a deadly tsunami.
The Express Tribune Report presented another letter carried allegations by ERRA, Pakistani PMO, allotted on November 1, 2017, giving direction that preparations with regards to standard operating procedure (SOPs) should be undertaken on the war footing.
In the Report, the letter said, “An Information Report has been received from DG, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) that there is, reportedly, likelihood of [a] large scale earthquake, as being expected, in the Indian Ocean in near future which may vigorously shake the Asian continental areas, including Pakistan. There is, therefore, a need to be sensitise concern [ed] departments to on [the] vigil and take care of any natural disaster….”
It added, “The SOPs will be put up to ERRA’s acting deputy chairman by Monday, November 6, 2017.”
The report voiced that neither ISI nor ERRA or Pakistan Meteorological department have remarked on the matter or responded to the paper’s questions regarding the letter.
The report continues to say that the letter from ERRA seemed to be fake as the ISI had nothing to do with prediction of a natural disaster. It did, meanwhile, quote by the side of BBC report mentioning Met Department Chief Ghulam Rasool who raised questions on the prediction.
Dr Ghulam Rasool told BBC Urdu, “This prediction has no scientific justification, albeit, we are preparing to save ourselves from its effects. ERRA has also started its work by writing the letter. I contacted Japanese experts after this prediction, but they were not aware of any technology which could tell about an earthquake in advance.”
He added, “Suggesting that the absence of technology to predict earthquakes much in advance doesn’t mean it can never be made possible, Therefore, we should never ignore such information and should prepare because there is a threat of an undersea earthquake in this area and there have been tremors here in the past as well.”