Make Terrorist States Pay a Heavy Price
As a potent
threat to world peace and a destabilising factor in South Asia, Pakistan must be
made to pay a heavy price for its irresponsible actions. The Commonwealth should
remember that it was Benazir Bhutto’s democratically elected Pakistani
government that hatched the Taliban poison. Her father, Zulfiqar Bhutto, was
another elected thug who abetted the genocide of Bangladeshis in 1971. Democracy
alone is not a cure-all, as has been proved in the case of Pakistan. Democracy’s
populist overtones can sometimes be worse than unrepresentative military rule.....More...
Prime Minister in Wonderland: The Peace Process and Its Perils
Atal Behari Vajpayee's peace initiative on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has
passed through the mirror between the real world and into that strange
place Lewis Carroll called Wonderland....More...
Time for a War Mutual Fund
Subodh Atal, Ph. D.
Americans should propose a new
mutual fund that allows them to invest in ongoing and future wars that the
nation will wage. Let us spread the wealth and capitalize on war and
imperialism. Just don't ask if we are winning the war on terror....More...
Why democracy didn't take roots in
not fail in Pakistan because of illiteracy or castes or ethnic differences or
linguistics or any of the other reasons put forward. The real reason why
democracy failed in Pakistan is the ideology Pakistan is wedded to. Sadly, this
is true of any Islamic country. Pakistan is not unique in this respect....More...
: Problem Prospects And Future
The tragedy which has befallen Kashmiri Pandits is not an aberration of
the secessionist movement in the state. It constitutes the basic
challenge to the Indian civilisation and the nation state in Jammu and
Kashmir. For the Muslim secessionism to succeed, destruction of Kashmiri
Pandits in Valley has been an imperative since Kashmiri Pandits
represents both the civilisational and the political frontline of India
in the Valley.....More...
CEASEFIRE: Before & After
It would be
premature and unwise to treat the so-called cease-fire to which India
and Pakistan have agreed and which went into effect on the midnight of
November 25, 2003, as the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
One wished it were, but one should not have any illusions that it is....More...
A Conspiracy of
Our individual silence, on the other hand - yours and mine, also has
a cost. Our government does not have to do anything, because we
ourselves have never demanded any action. Today it is Savita Yadav,
Nazia, Karam Veer, Rehana and the 5 school
girls from Bandipora who’re paying for our silence. Tomorrow, it could
be much closer to home....More...
On cease fire and the rest of it
Strategies change with change in overall
scenario. Knee jerks in New Delhi’s Kashmir policy have been observed at
every stage. Possibly it stems from regular appraisal and re-appraisal
of ground situation from time to time. It may also emanate from lack of
coordination at various levels in the administration......More...