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Fourth Edition

A Kashmir Bachao Andolan Publication

August 2002

I N S I D E


Spotlight               S H Zaidi

Top of Page        KPS Gill

Special Report     S Roughneen

Fundamentals     Praveen Swami

Periscope            B Raman

InsideTrack          H Bashani

Himalayan Blunder                 W Hussain

In Black & White G Peiris

Statecraft             B Raman

Bottomline           N Kaushik

 

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Proof of infiltration obtained from Pak   

S Hussain Zaidi 


Coded messages exchanged between a Pakistan-based controller and a Kashmir-based local, and intercepted by Indian intelligence, are clear indication that despite Pakistan’s claim, infiltration from across the border, and even the return of militants to ‘the other side’ after execution of certain ‘tasks’ continues unabated  .......More >>>>

Tourism: Powell in South Asia... 

K.P.S. Gill 


Dead on arrival’ is how one observer described Colin Powell’s latest visit (his third since 9/11) to New Delhi and Islamabad. His earlier statements, downplaying the significance of this excursion, suggest that Powell himself did not expect much more. India and Pakistan have become mandatory for roving Western VIP’s offering non-solutions to non-.......More >>>>


S P E C I A L  R E P O R T

F U N D A M E N T A L S

P E R I S C O P E

The Simmering Conflict 

Simon Roughneen


 

One of the problems with the current India-Pakistan conflict is the culture of blame, which inevitably surrounds such a precarious situation. Although latent in all such scenarios, the cliché-ridden and loaded nature of the terminology used serves only to cloud and simplify the.......More >>>>

Dictator In His Labyrinth

Praveen Swami


Now that the prospect of an India-Pakistan nuclear conflagration has vanished off the front pages of newspapers, the international community seems to have decided it can safely go back to pretending nothing is particularly amiss in Jammu & Kashmir. Two things are to be.......More >>>>

Stop Barking, Start Biting

B Raman


 

That is the message from Islamabad underlying the brutal massacre of 28 innocent slum-dwellers, all Hindus, by terrorists near Jammu on July 13, 2002.  The massacre has elicited the standard responses--- a tongue-in-the-cheek condemnation with a reiteration of the call for .......More >>>>


 I N S I D E   T R A C K

THE HIMALAYAN BLUNDER

Collin Powell Visit And Realities On Ground

Hamid Bashani


Is there a Kashmiri identity? Those in POK are actually Mirpuris. Those in Jammu are mostly Hindus and Sikhs and the Buddhists dominate Ladakh. People tend to equate the politics of Kashmir with the politics of Srinagar valley ......More >>>>

Terror Havens ... Land ... Thunder Dragon

Wasbir Hussain


Separatist insurgencies in India’s Northeast have long had an external dimension. In 1956, Angami Zapu Phizo, who started the first tribal insurgency in the country, went into exile in Britain, via then East Pakistan, from where he led ......More >>>>


 IN BLACK & WHITE

S T A T E C R A F T

T H E  B O T T O M L I N E

Negotiating to Negotiate

G. H. Peiris  


The Norwegian brokered Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE/Tigers) on February 22, 2002, brought about a formal suspension of the campaign of .......More >>>>

Pak: Olive Green.. US Blessing

B Raman


Gen.Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's military dictator has already released to the press for public discussion a package of constitutional amendments to be promulgated before the elections to a new Parliament promised by him are held in ......More >>>>

Centre...tough...separatists

Narendra Kaushik


The Central government plans to be tough with separatists after the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Though the Election Commission is yet to announce the schedule, the polls in the terrorism-torn state are likely to be held in the month of ......More >>>>


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