Kashmir: The Hour of the Vulture

By Ajai Sahni  The Indian state bought itself a few precious days of ‘peace’ – actually, the absence of fatalities (though some of those injured in earlier violence did die during this phase) or of high levels of mass violence – through a relentless 15-day curfew that paralysed life across the Valley, and the diversionary […]

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Kashmir – Another Intifada?

By Gitanjali Bakshi During the recent troubles in Kashmir, many analysts were quick to draw parallels between Kashmir and Palestine, stating that the unrest in the valley is similar to that of the Palestinian Intifadas. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the nature of the recent protests – stone throwing by youth as a reaction […]

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Pakistan – The Sectarian Strife

By Ajit Kumar Singh & Tushar Ranjan Mohanty  Within a span of just three days, at least 111 persons were killed and 443 were injured in a series of five sectarian terrorist attacks across all the four Provinces of Pakistan – Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as North West Frontier Province). The sectarian […]

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