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l August 2003 l

The Kashmir Bachao Andolan Publication

l Vol 2, No 4 l

S P O T L I G H T

TABLE-TALK 

Cries from PoK: Heart beats for India? 

Abdul Hamid Khan


It would be an honour, if I may be given an opportunity to represent the 2 Million people of Balawaristan (Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan) to put forward my suggestion to resolve J & K conflict peacefullyy. I think there is no need to repeat the relation of Balawaristan (Pakistan-occupied-Gilgit Baltistan) with Jammu and Kashmir.......More >>>>

An interview with Hurriyat Chairman

M K Tayal


The All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) is on the brink of a split and its newly-elected chairman, Maulana Abbas Ansari, finds himself in the spotlight, with the two-fold objective of saving his position and keeping his conglomerate in the limelight. Though he has succeeded in keeping the APHC relevant by making its presence felt in New .......More >>>>

C O M M E N T

F E A T U R E

BJP: The mutual admirers club

Sunita Vakil


The "leadership" controversy that rocked the BJP some time back, reflects the inner contradictions of the party. Though an immediate damage control exercise was put into high gear by the party's spin doctors, a tenacious undercurrent of the power tussle between the big two cannot be dismissed, notwithstanding the public display  ......More >>>>

Uniformity or Gender Justice

Ram Puniyani


Chief Justice Khare's observation (July 23rd, 2003) about the need to work for Uniform civil code has rekindled the debate, which has been raging from last decade or so. Different groups have responded to it in a different fashion, with Muslim League opposing it right away and BJP jubilantly welcoming it. These are the two opposite poles of the  .......More >>>>

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P E R I S C O P E

Exhibition on Terror: A roaring success

François Gautier


In Kashmir, the Hindus had all the monopoly. Now if the Muslim demands are acceded to, the Hindus will be wiped out again.", wrote Sri Aurobindo in 1940. How prophetic ! Do you know the FACTS about Kashmir? Over 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits have been forced to flee their homeland. Many Pandit men, women and children have been.....More >>>>

Some uncivil home truths

T R Jawahar


'The State shall endeavour to secure the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India' ? Article 44 of Indian Constitution. 'When social good so demanded, the State has not only the right to legislate, but a duty to do so... Muslim personal law was sacrosanct only to the extent it pertained to a man's manner of worship, his faith,  ......More >>>>

 A N A L Y S I S

S T A T E C R A F T

The widening rift in Hurriyat Conference

Ershad Mahmud


It seems that the All Parties Hurriyat Conference is about to collapse as its two key components -- veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Gilani and People's Conference head Sajjad Ghani Lone -- are trading allegations and counter allegations. The bitterness has soared to the extent of accusing each other of betraying the Kashmir cause. .......More >>>>

India & China: On a path of cooperation

S Sethuraman


Time has come for India and Pakistan to focus on the real problems of their people. It seems that so far they have been unable to sort out their priorities . The real problems of the subcontinent have been mostly ignored. Even a casual look at the subcontinent makes some problems apparent. These include overpopulation, congestion, and .....More >>>>

P E R S P E C T I V E

L A S T  W O R D

Iraq: Can Unilateralism work?

Swaraj Singh


It is becoming increasingly clear that the unilateralist policy is not working in Iraq. I had discussions with several Indians, and they felt that India was all set to send 17,000 troops to Iraq. I begged to differ with them; I said, “India is not going to agree to send troops.” The reason for India’s refusal is that India’s fundamental interests are served  .......More >>>>

Back to carnival time in Kashmir  

S M Kumar


The weather gods were merciful. When the clouds on the mountain top had dispersed, the flight got clearance to resume its journey. The AN 32 of the Indian Air Force taxied back on the runway for take-off, lifted its nose, gained height and flew over the plains and mountains for an hour when the verdant landscape of Kashmir came into .......More >>>>



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