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l October 2003 l

The Kashmir Bachao Andolan Publication

l Vol 2, No 6 l

S P O T L I G H T

E D I T O R I A L 

Kashmir Sell-out: Indian black-sheep in US

Yatindra Bhatnagar


San Francisco Bay Area is unique in some respects and the so-called “intellectuals and secular” big wigs more so. That was amply demonstrated here, sometime back, when some prominent Kashmiri activists, including those whose families have suffered as a result of the ongoing terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir State of India, were kept  .......More >>>>

India / Pakistan: After the New York spat

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


Tit for tat at UN and later is all in the diplomatic game. Since wars of words are only peripherals, the two countries have to start in earnest to restart the peace process and restore some kind of normalcy. Vajpayee's “step-by-step” approach does not evoke any response in Islamabad. But what Musharraf has in mind is not practical. As in part .......More >>>>

C O M M E N T

F E A T U R E

4th anniversary of military coup

Brad Adams


Human Rights Watch is concerned that in the years since the coup, the Pakistani government has systematically violated the fundamental rights of members of the political opposition and former government officials. It has harassed, threatened, and arbitrarily arrested them. Many have been detained without charge, mistreated and ......More >>>>

'APHC serves the policy reflex of Pakistan' 

Press Briefing


APHC pre and post split, has remained an undemocratic and an unconstitutional body. It has sent over 70,000 souls to death and continues to subscribe to a politics of violence, causing a heavy loss of life on a daily basis. It has precipitated, for its private and commercial reasons, multiple violence, of security forces, militants, renegade .......More >>>>

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Resurgent India in Asia

Yashwant Sinha


Over the past fifty-six years since our independence in 1947, India has established a sound and stable liberal democracy. It has done so by successfully conducting free and fair elections, by ensuring repeatedly peaceful transfer of political authority, by empowering women and by devolving powers to elected local authorities  .....More >>>>

Jammu lawyer turns 'judge,' orders killing

Sanjeev Pargal


Advocate Mehmood Qureshi did more than take the law into his own hands when he joined a militant outfit in the Valley. The 43-year-old lawyer crowned himself a judge and since he quit the bar, has declared ‘judgement’ on numerous civilians, who are then killed by militants. More than a dozen civilians including three women have allegedly been ......More >>>>

 A N A L Y S I S

S T A T E C R A F T

Arafat. Should he stay? Should he go?   

Gary Fitleberg


Defense Force unit prepared to snatch the Palestinian Authority president from his headquarters in the city of Ramallah during Operation Defensive Shield in March and April, 2002, the Jerusalem Post quoted Israel Army Radio as reporting. Soldiers were prepared to storm Arafat´s building and remove him to a North African country .......More >>>>

U.S policy predicaments in Pakistan

Subhash Kapila


Pakistan has traditionally presented predicaments to the United States in policy formulations specific to Pakistan and more largely to American policies in South Asia arising from schisms in mutual perceptions. The United States has pandered to Pakistan’s military needs in the past as a ‘quid-pro-quo’ for use of Pakistan  .....More >>>>

P E R S P E C T I V E

BOOK-REVIEW

UN: A reality check!

Swaraj Singh


During the recent meeting of the United Nations, one trend became obvious that there was a clash between unilateral and multilateral approaches to the world’s problems. President Bush emerged as the champion of the unilateralist approach, while the French President Jaques Chirac emerged as the leader of the multilateralist approach.......More >>>>

Israel: The occupation blues  

Robert Jensen


The Arabs living in the "disputed territories" want the right of "self-determination" and their own statehood. But they also want to have freedom to be able to send their various terrorists utilizing many names, including but not limited to, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, et.al., to travel into what is what is proclaimed as .......More >>>>



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