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l January 2004 l

The Kashmir Bachao Andolan Publication

l Vol 3, No 8 l

S P O T L I G H T

E D I T O R I A L 

2003: India's war on terror

Special Report


Every possible effort was made during the year to strengthen measures for maintaining internal security and law and order in the country. Considering the problem of cross-border terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir, special efforts were made to check infiltration of militants from across the border. As a major success Shah Nawaz Khan  .......More >>>>

Pakistan's self-appointed junta ruler

What others say..........


The past week has given the Bush administration more cause to reconsider its heavy reliance on a single general, Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf, to maintain stability in one of the world's most dangerous areas. On Thursday Mr. Musharraf narrowly escaped another attempted assassination -- the second in less than two weeks and the fourth in .......More >>>>

C O M M E N T

F E A T U R E

Last Emperor: After Musharraf, what?

B Raman


President General Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan very, very narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on his life at Rawalpindi on the afternoon of December 25, when two  pick-up vans carrying explosives and reportedly driven by suicide bombers rammed into his convoy from two different directions. Two policemen and 12 passers-by were killed  ......More >>>>

Kashmir: Look beyond the UN resolutions

Mufti Sayeed


Any attempt to place the Kashmir issue into water-tight compartments – islamic militiancy, cross-border terrorism, secessionist insurgency, ethno-national demand -- does less good and more damage to the variety of factors and the sheer complexity of elements, and their radical hybridity that have caused the problem in .......More >>>>

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E D I T O R ' S   C H O I C E

Israel & the case against Saddam    

Gary Fitleberg


Israel has a very strong case against Iraq and Saddam Hussein for supporting terrorism against it. The case is twofold. First for the Scud missiles fired on Israel during Gulf War I. Secondly, for supporting so-called “suicide bombers” (actually “homicide bombers”) by paying a reward of $25,000 per bombing to the families of the bomber  .....More >>>>

Musharraf: Walking the knife-edge
Ajai Sahni


The coup and the assassination have been integral to political transition in Pakistan virtually since the moment of its creation [the country's first Prime Minister, Liaqat Ali Khan, was assassinated in 1951, and violence or machinations have marked virtually every change of regime since]. This ruinous legacy continues to reassert itself at each  ......More >>>>

 A N A L Y S I S

S T A T E C R A F T

BJP Sweeps the Assembly Elections
Ram Puniyani


The Assembly election results of MP, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh (Dec.2003) have upset the calculations of pollsters, has surpassed BJP's own expectations and given it a clear majority. Many factors have been at play in the defeat of Congress. To name a few its lack of coordination with the fellow opposition, its not being so professional in conducting the .......More >>>>

America, Iran & Nukes
Gary Fitleberg


America believes Iran is heading down a destructive path with its nuclear program designed not for peaceful purposes but for weapons of mass destruction. “Iran’s nuclear weapons program and its now well-documented pattern of [nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] safeguards violations are deeply troubling,” stated a United .....More >>>>

P E R S P E C T I V E

L A S T  W O R D

Jihadi Terror: The Bangladesh connection!

Haroon Habib


The Bangladesh Government recently and sharply rejected a Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) report that had alleged that Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia's Government was "not doing enough" to prevent the country from becoming a "haven for Islamic terrorists" in South Asia. The report, obtained by the Canadian  .......More >>>>

Mad Cow Disease comes to America  

Swaraj Singh


America just had its first Mad Cow disease case. This happened in Sunny Dene Ranch in Mabton, 40 miles south of Yakima. Yakima is the largest city in the central part of Washington state. Yakima is 30 miles south of Ellensburg, where we live. Yakima is the fruit capitol of Washington state. Orchards around Yakima produce more apples, pears.......More >>>>



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