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Volume 2, No. 2 - July 2002

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The Magic of Autonomy
Editorial Team

In recent weeks, the drumbeat of "greater autonomy" for Jammu and Kashmir has migrated from the many editorials, op-eds and analyses in Indian media to the editorial pages of major news outlets of the United States. One recent Indian op-ed even resurrected a statement by a long-retired politician who had promised that "the sky was the limit for J&K autonomy". Last week, PM Vajpayee himself hinted that additional autonomy was being considered for the state......More...

Nuclear Standoff Tally: Musharraf, Jehadis 1, India, US 0
Subodh Atal, Ph. D.
The much hyped nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan that began in mid-May ended with a tame whimper in early June. India had been threatening, off and on since last October, to attack terrorist bases in Pakistan-controlled territories, from where operations against civilians and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India are organized. Pakistan, in return, had been threatening to escalate such a conflict, including the use of nuclear weapons, rather than end terrorist sponsorship.........More...

The Great Western Establishment Lie
Sreeram Sundar Chaulia 
Last month, I ran into an American friend from a Washington university who had just decided to cancel her long-planned study tour of India due to a US State Department Public Announcement that was prominently relayed by CNN and BBC. Her destination was Gandhinagar, capital of Gujarat, where rare fin de siecle fashion photographs of erstwhile royal families were open to researchers of art history......More...

Mutual Reconciliation between the Hindus and Muslims
Vinod Kumar
"If we don't accept 'mutual reconciliation' between the Hindus and Muslims, what other alternative is there?" - asked a friend.  The subject of Hindu Muslim reconciliation is nothing new -- it is just another name for Hindu Muslim unity. It has been main topic of discussion in India for over a century but still the issue stands where it was when it started. Only the word mutual is something new.....More...

"I Just Watched"
Anu Munshi
The sweet taste of nostalgia left me breathless. 
I reckon it was for a moment, but eternal. 
It slid past the chinar trees, the minarets, even the icy tunnel.
And there I was, just eleven years old........More...


Profile of Terrorists and Terrorist Outfits Operating from Pakistan
Though these pages, Kashmir Herald will present profiles of various terrorist organizations and terrorists that are creating havoc in India. In this edition, In this edition, we profile Lashkar-e-Toiba's Chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed.

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