Bring it on!
Letting Pakistanis cross
over into Indian Territory without proper visas is akin to sending formal
invitations to Islamic terrorists to visit India. This concession is going to
make already porous border even more accessible for Islamic terrorists.....more...
From Alexander to
Changez Khan to George W Bush, the exercise of absolute power has begotten
senseless violence and destruction. Lord Acton, the British noble, has rightly
remarked, “all power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Power, be
it political, economic or social, is intimately associated with concepts like
domination, control, subjugation, authority and status.....more...
The A. Q. Khan Network and Justice
Dr. Subodh Atal
The only two entities in the world who claim that the
Pakistani regime was blissfully unaware of the network are: a) the Pakistani
regime itself, and b) the Bush administration. Both blame AQ Khan as a greedy
nuclear scientist who did it for riches......more...
Summitry in New York
What were the
prevailing domestic and international factors influencing Musharraf when he met
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 24? Domestically, he was finding a
lack of adequate support for his plans to continue as Army Chief beyond December
31. While he could quite easily stage another bogus 'referendum' and announce
that he had secured public support for his plans, this route could further
expose his lack of democratic and constitutional legitimacy......more...
The Forgotten Ones
They still exist because
they are part of their families. They still exist because they are in the hearts
and minds of their loved ones. They still exist because they never left the ones
they cherished. Their bodies left but their souls, their memories, their
messages, their convictions, their beliefs, their values, their commitments are
still with their friends and family......more...
Sense and Political Will
of Pakistan with East Punjab as its mainland threw up the Punjabi
feudal-cum-military segment of her civil society as the prospective monopolist
of political and economic power. The segment provided handle to the imperialists
and capitalists to manipulate their policy in the subcontinent.....more...
An Open Letter to Syed Ali
Now that Yasin Mallik has
openly accused you of exploiting Islam, I feel vindicated. I along with lakhs of
my fellow Kashmiri Pandits have always held that view. All the displaced
Kashmiri Pandits hold the exploiters of Islam responsible for the loss of their
moorings. I believe no religion including Islam will permit the barbaric
persecution of a minority......more...
Why ‘Homeland’ for KPs?
Is there any possibility
of reversing the longest exodus of KP’s? ‘ Homeland’, broadly encompassing a
single but viable and secure zone of resettlement, is the only feasible option
on account of a variety of compelling realities. This opportunity too may be
lost if the ‘homeland’ option does not become a reality within next five years
Islam in Central Asia
difference between political Islam and secular Islam is that while the former
may or may not be secular the latter is always non-secular in content. Political
Islam has short term as well as long term agenda. Its short term agenda is
non-confrontational and non-provocative. Its long term agenda is the logical
outcome of sustained projection of Islamic values and political system....more...
Indian Census and Muslim population growth
The Muslim population growth in India at one and
half times the rate of Hindu population growth rate is no "revelation" and given
the Hindu mindset and priorities neither is the decline in the rate of growth of
Hindu population. The broad outlines have been there for centuries for anyone to
see, if only one was willing to face the reality....more...