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Fifth Edition

A Kashmir Bachao Andolan Publication

Sept 2002

I N S I D E


Spotlight 

Ajai Sahni

 

Top of Page     

Praveen Swami

 

Special Report   

A H Khan

 

Fundamentals    

Praveen Swami

 

Periscope           

Najam Sethi

 

InsideTrack         

R K Mishra

 

Ground Zero

B Manzar

 

In Black & White

A K Verma

 

Statecraft

R Upadhyay

 

Table Talk       

Indra Munshi


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TOP OF THE PAGE

Terror, Democracy & Inter. Pretence   

Ajai Sahni


It is truly amazing how terrorists and their sponsors set the agenda of international discourse – perhaps nowhere more so than is the case with the discourse on democracy. This is apparent on the current international positions on the forthcoming elections in Jammu & Kashmir, scheduled by India’s Election Commission (EC) for .......More >>>>

US Diplomacy and Conflict on LOC

Praveen Swami


Conventional wisdom has it that the United States' energetic diplomatic activity in South Asia helps ensure that nuclear-armed India and Pakistan do not go to war. Recent events along the Line of Control (LoC) have once again underlined the impression, however, that United States' peacemaking may in practice be encouraging.......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

Heart of Darkness  

Abdul Hamid Khan


 

Even as the much-publicized war on terror labours on, the world at large and the Indian sub- continent in particular, remains oblivious to the happenings in the occupied mountainous region of Pakistan, better known as the Northern Areas (NAs) or Balawaristan. Since the beginning of.......More >>>>

J&K Elections, 2002

Praveen Swami


Terrorist groups had warned villagers not to participate in the village-body elections then underway in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), but since local members of the Hizb-ul-Mujaheddin allowed a well-connected ethnic-Kashmiri neighbour to contest, Gujjar thought he......More >>>>

Soldiers in pursuit of ....

Najam Sethi


 

General Pervez Musharraf must wonder what the continuing fuss is all about. His original constitutional amendment proposals were endless and outraged everyone. But now that he has chucked away most of his half-baked ideas, why is the public outcry still so shrill? In fact, the .......More >>>>


 I N S I D E   T R A C K

THE GROUND ZERO

TERRORISM AND PAK: US Still Evading .....

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra


Overview of State-Sponsored Terrorism of the Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001, released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counter terrorism May 21, 2002 opens with the statement of US President of September 20, 2001 as- "Every nation in every region now has a decision to ......More >>>>

Peace, peace and peace

Bashir Manzar


If the warm reception that the cinestar turned politician Sunil Dutt was given at holy shrine of Dargah Hazratbal is any indication, then his peace message has well been received by the people of Kashmir. Fact of the matter is that no human being can be averse to the idea of ......More >>>>


 IN BLACK & WHITE

S T A T E C R A F T

TABLE TALK

Pakistan: Road Blocks ...

A.K. Verma


For a proper understanding, a hark back to the late19th century is necessary when, for the first time, an awareness about a muslim identity in India started developing. At that time members of the muslim community drew their identity from class, region and language .......More >>>>

NEW FACADE OF BJP

R.Upadhyay


The changes in Union Cabinet, elevation of L.K. Advani as Deputy Prime Minister and reins of the BJP in the hands of younger generation have recently been the main focus of attention in the media. In fact the high voltage coverage of these developments gave an impression as if ......More >>>>

Who Can Match us
Indra Munshi


Most people greet each other with 'good morning', or 'namaskar' or 'ram ram', not the Kashmiris. The first thing they say when they see you is ' have you had your meal' or 'what did you have for your meal today'. Our preoccupation with food is remarkable. Nothing lights up our eyes like ......More >>>>


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