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Method in the madness
Kanwal Sibal | 27 Dec , 2012 0 comments
Method in the madness

If it was wrong to invite Pakistan’s interior minister Rahman Malik to India because he prevaricates on investigations into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and lets Hafiz Saeed make hate speeches against India unchecked, is it right to believe that the Pakistani president and PM are welcome because they want to genuinely bring to justice...

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When justified outrage degenerates into anarchy
B Raman | 24 Dec , 2012 1 comment
When justified outrage degenerates into anarchy

In all democracies, the public has a right to demonstrate in public in a peaceful manner, but it does not have the right to demonstrate where it will, when it will and how it will. The police can impose reasonable restrictions on the right to demonstrate for maintaining law and order. The Police imposed Section 144 only after trouble had...

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Rehman Malik’s visit: Going by the script
Kanwal Sibal | 18 Dec , 2012 1 comment
Rehman Malik’s visit: Going by the script

All those who have criticized the Indian government’s decision to invite Pakistan’s interior minister Rahman Malik to the country to operationalize the revised liberalised visa regime have missed several pertinent points. If Indian ministers of external affairs, home and commerce can visit Pakistan as part of the mutual efforts to address...

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Rehman Malik's disgraceful lie on Capt Saurabh Kalia's torture by Pak Army
Rehman Malik's disgraceful lie on Capt Saurabh Kalia's torture by Pak Army

What a terrible pity that Abdul Rehman Malik still believes weather fires bullets. He probably received one as a young kid relieving himself behind the bush and the neighbor absolved himself of possible charge by psyching Abdul it was the Pakistani weather being naughty. After all in a country radicalized to the extreme, does the weather not...

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Maldives: Loss of traditional goodwill for India
B Raman | 09 Dec , 2012 0 comments

The unfortunate cancellation by the Government of Mohammad Waheed of the Maldives of the contract given to a consortium led by the GMR, an Indian company, for the running of the Ibrahim Nassir International Airport highlights our loss of tradional goodwill with a section of the Maldivian political class due to perceptions that India was trying...

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