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Pigeon arrested in India on suspicion of being a spy from Pakistan

Some news is just so bizarre, so un-pedestrian, that it would be a crime not to talk about it.

This is one of those days. Allow me to introduce you to…a pigeon’s arrest in India.

Photo – The Times – UGC

A pigeon has been arrested at the border of India, under the suspicion that the bird is operating as a spy sent by Pakistan.

There’s no denying that unfortunately, India and Pakistan aren’t on the greatest of terms. Historically, the two have been hostile towards each other, bringing about various complications. Here’s one: India just arrested a fucking pigeon because they think Pakistan authorities are using the bird as a spy agent. Let’s take a closer look.

Here’s how it went down: at a disputed border in India, security officers noticed a bird flying overhead with a coded ring on its foot. This bird was immediately a cause for concern as, according to Indian authorities, pigeons – and sometimes even balloons – had previously been used as means for carrying coded messages over the border. It was described as a form of “psychological operation.” Who could have known? I mean, a pigeon has been used before to carry hard drugs.

This incredibly controversial pigeon was caught on May 24, painted pink and all. In a discussion with the New York Times, an Indian police-officer had this to say: “The pigeon, suspected to be trained in Pakistan for spying, has a ring with alphabets and numbers written on it.” Apparently, this isn’t even the first time something like this has happened. Sky News reported in 2016 that there was a bird arrested at the country’s borders for holding a note that threatened Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Needless to say, the memes have been overflowing. Stay safe birds, fly carefully.