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Hate vs Harmony: Law and order under Saffrons

  0 comments   |     by Subhash Gatade

Muslims were equated to ―demons‖ and ―descendants of Ravana‖, and warned of  a  ―final  battle‖,  as  the  Sangh  Parivar  held  a  condolence  meeting  here  for VHP worker Arun Mahaur, who was killed last week allegedly by some Muslim youths. Among those present on th

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The Death of History

  0 comments   |     by Suraj Kumar Thube

History has always been a contested terrain. The traditional definition of history as ' studying the past in order to understand the present' falls short in explaining the myriad diversities of a country like India. Looking at the present controversy regarding the removing of Mughals from textbooks, something that is wildly trending on s

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Faith in our Fathers

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Students of Marxism’s history in Asia will perhaps be less surprised than Indian liberals by some aspects of Anderson’s critique, particularly his caustic appraisals of Gandhi and Nehru. In 1939, Leon Trotsky summed up a widespread Marxist suspicion when he denounced Gandhi as an ally of bourgeois capitalism -- “a fake leader and a false prophet.&rdq

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Defining Success in Afghanistan

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There is a prior definition of success that shaped the Bush administration’s approach to Afghanistan in its early phases. The goal here was the disruption of al Qaeda’s operations in Afghanistan and the prevention of further attacks on the United States from Afghanistan. This definition did not envisage the emergence of a stable and democratic Afghanistan

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Views of a Veteran

  0 comments   |     by Usman Khalid

The Indo-Zionist lobbies have long campaigned that the USA replicates the First Gulf War in Pakistan before it withdraws from Afghanistan. With President Obama having mouthed words of demonization of Pakistan himself, there is fear that the USA may submit to the wishes of Indo-Zionists. But he may be dissuaded from striking Pakistan if the cost is too high. Pakistan&r

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Mass Graves in Kashmir

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The state human rights commission of the Indian-ruled portion of Kashmir reported its investigators had found 2,156 bodies buried in unmarked graves in 38 locations. Most were young men. Many bore bullets wounds. Grisly and horrifying as this discovery was, there was hardly a peep from India’s allies, notably the United States and Britain, who have raised s

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Next Stop Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Wayne Madsen

Paraphrasing the old anti-Vietnam War song,  "And it's one, two, three”  What are we fighting for ?  Don't ask me, I don't give a damn, Next stop is Pakistan  It does appear that for some Pentagon brass, including Defence Secretary L

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Mapping U.S. PK Relations: Present and Future

  0 comments   |     by C. Christine Fair

Officials and voters in the United States often cite a "trust deficit" to explain the perennially tumultuous, frequently tortured, and always tenuous relationship between the United States and Pakistan over the last ten years. Many are wont to point out how the United States "failed Pakistan " throughout its history beginning in 1962 when it armed Pakistan 's neme

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Would Obama try for a settlement with Taliban

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

Well, according to what’s been said by the administration, they are attempting to negotiate with the Taliban right now. I think, either way you play it politically, it’s equally troubling for President Obama if he doesn’t have peace by the time the election, the charge can be made that he has an open-ended war, that he doubled-down on Bush’s po

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The Global Worth of Human Life

  0 comments   |     by Jahanzeb Hussain

I wonder how Europe and North America would react if the victims of 9/11, 7/7 and Madrid bombings were universally declared as nothing but “collateral damage”. It is simply unthinkable that victims who happen to be citizens of imperialist countries can be deprived of their humanity, the value of their life negated and their memories brushed under the rug.

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