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Justice Verma Committee Report and AFSPA
Justice Verma Committee Report and AFSPA

Justice Verma Committee was appointed after the Delhi rape case and the agitations that followed in Delhi and elsewhere in India. The Committee was required to put up recommendations to modify the laws relating to rape and connected offences against women. The Committee had sought suggestions from the public on the issue of laws for protection...

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Headley-Rana: Cover-Up of an Iceberg
B Raman | 24 Jan , 2013 2 comments

Tahawur Hussain Rana, of the Chicago cell of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and the principal accomplice of David Coleman Headley, has already been sentenced by a Chicago court to 14 years in prison for his association with Headley and the LET in the abandoned plans to blow up the office of a Danish newspaper in Copenhagen which had published...

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Don't dishonour a brave soldier
Don't dishonour a brave soldier

The news that the gurdwara in Panchkula ( Haryana ) had refused to hold the ‘Barsi ‘ ceremony of late Lt-Gen RS Dayal, MVC, has sent shock waves amongst the serving and the retired defence personnel. General Dayal was the chief of staff, Western Command, which carried out ‘Operation Blue Star,’ in 1984 at the Golden Temple, Amritsar,...

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Pakistan: Time to end unilateral concessions
Kanwal Sibal | 19 Jan , 2013 2 comments
Pakistan: Time to end unilateral concessions

Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh’s remark that there can be no business as usual with Pakistan after its troops mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers they killed, and that those responsible for this crime will have to be brought to book, is unexceptionable in so far as it goes. But to interpret this as indicating a radical reversal...

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