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l March 2004 l

The Kashmir Bachao Andolan Publication

l Vol 3, No 10 l

S P O T L I G H T

E D I T O R I A L 

Sleeping with the Nuclear Snake

Kaushik Kapisthalam


In the furor following the surreal nuclear drama in Islamabad culminating with Pakistan’s dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s “pardon” of Dr.A.Q.Khan, the world media missed another, more farcical event. It was US President George W. Bush and his administration spinning the Khan episode as a “major success” in cracking down on global nuclear proliferation activities. As the famous boxing promoter  .......More >>>>

Huge aid for Pak, scarce credit for India

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


After putting India and Pakistan on a par for many years, the US justification for allocating $700 million (of which $ 300 million in military aid) to Pakistan in the coming fiscal and a paltry $85 million to India defies logic. But the ambidextrous US state department officials have neatly explained the disparity away, though some senators have raised the obvious ham-handedness in US  .......More >>>>

C O M M E N T

F E A T U R E

J&K: Shifting Strategy of Subversion

K P S Gill


There are dramatic signs of shifting strategies in the covert war in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), as Pakistan reorients its position to take advantage of the rising sentiment in favour of peace, even as it seeks to sustain terrorism on Indian soil. The Muttahida (United) Jehad Council (MJC), which was shifted from Islamabad to Muzzafarabad in ......More >>>>

Pakistan: Bloody Sectarian Legacies

B Raman


To understand the anti-Shia massacres at Karbala and Baghdad in Iraq (about 180 fatal casualties) and at Quetta in Pakistan's Balochistan (41 killed ) during the Muhurrum procession on March 2, 2004, one has to go back to the creation of Pakistan in 1947. When Pakistan was formed in 1947, the Shias were amongst the major land-owners of .......More >>>>

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Nuclear Secret Papers Show Link To Pak    

Gary Fitleberg


U.N. inspectors sifting through Iran's nuclear files have discovered drawings of high-tech equipment that can be used to make weapons-grade uranium — a new link to the black market headed by the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb.Beyond adding another piece to the puzzle of who provided what in the clandestine supply chain headed by .....More >>>>

Pakistan: Missile Overview
Special Report


Pakistan began pursuing a ballistic missile program in the early 1980s as part of an effort to develop a deliverable nuclear strike capability against India. Although Pakistan's initial efforts appear experimental, the scale of Islamabad's current program clearly reflects a strategic requirement to build a diversified and survivable  ......More >>>>

 A N A L Y S I S

S T A T E C R A F T

India: Who is a minority?
Ram Puniyani


The debate around the concept of minorities has been an ongoing one, and it keeps propping up especially in the context of anti minority violence occurring so frequently in India. Opining on the concept of minority, and of course giving a baggage of advice to them, Mr. K. Sudarshan, the RSS Sarsanghchalak, said that Muslims .......More >>>>

Iran Admits Nuclear Program Successful
Gary Fitleberg


Iran has finally admitted having achieved "big success" in nuclear fuel technology, saying the covert program revealed a day earlier by diplomats in Vienna was a means to meet the nation's energy requirements. But Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi refused to acknowledge that inspectors from the International Atomic  .....More >>>>

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L A S T  W O R D

Nepal & Bush Administration: Into thin air

Conn Hallinan 


Tucked into the upper stories of the Himalayas, Nepal hardly seems ground zero for the Bush administration's next crusade against “terrorism,” but an aggressive American ambassador, a strategic locale, and a flood of U.S. weaponry threatens to turn the tiny country of 25 million into a counter-insurgency bloodbath. More than 8,000 .......More >>>>

BPO Backlash and Elections Year Politics

Hari Sud


The leading Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean has entered the anti BPO wave, joining what previously were only a media campaign in USA and a Union's backlash in UK.  The election year in USA and possible elections in UK (after unpopular UK’s participation of invasion of Iraq) has breathed a fresh life into the anti BPO lobby........More >>>>



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