Friday, July 24, 2009
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday gave clean chit to Delhi Police in Batla House encounter case in which two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists and a decorated police officer were killed last year.
"We are clearly of the opinion that having regard to the material placed before us, it cannot be said that there has been any violation of human rights by action of police,"
However, it seems that Muslims leadership led by like of Shabnam Hashmi self professed Human right activist and Muslim MP’s from JD (U) and RLD are not satisfied by the verdict. Even Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Group has rejected the NHRC’s report on the Batla House ‘encounter’, which gives a clean chit to the Delhi Police. Now they are demanding judicial inquiry into the "encounter" by an SIT appointed by the Delhi High Court.
These assorted activists even want to re-examine the manner of appointment of members of the NHRC and its powers. As according to them current NHRC is toothless and tame body.
Nb.: I will not be surprised if these same activists demand an inquiry by UN Human Rights Commission if even Judicial Inquiry gives clean chit to police!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
"For thousands of years, we have been passively witnessing terror attacks. We never went to fight with anybody. That's what our main problem is and we lack the killer instinct. We cannot go and wage a war against Pakistan, China or anybody else. But Israel never keeps quiet. Israelis go on their flights, bombard the fellows (enemies), come back and keep quiet. But when we become aggressive, we face international pressure,''
After a furore in the Rajya Sabha over the alleged “obscene content” of television game show Sach Ka Saamna, the government slapped a show-cause notice on broadcaster Star Plus — for “offending good taste and decency, (showing what is) not suitable for unrestricted public exhibition, and for obscenity in words”.
Why are the MP’s ignoring National newspapers who are indulging in much more obscene content!
The after-effects of the Indo-Pak joint statement continued to play out with Pakistan making the outrageous claim of RAW involvement in a number of terrorist strikes on Pakistani soil, including the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, and in fomenting trouble in Balochistan.
This is not the first time Pakistan has accused Indian involvement in the terrorist attack in their country.What is new is that the Indian side was willingly include a reference to Balochistan in the joint statement.
Pakistan has now shifted the entire focus from Pakistan sponsored terrorism in India to Alleged Indian sponsored terrorism in Pakistan!!! Now instead of Pakistan, India is being forced to come clean on its role in Pakistan!!
Thankyou Prime Minister!!!
Crown Prince Rahul Gandhi took potshots at Mayawati for erecting of memorials for Kanshi Ram and statues of Mayawati in different parts of the state. He said
Uttar Pradesh has place for only statues and elephants but not for the issues related to development of the state.
Although the dimwit in me is confused on why we are bashing poor mayawati for errecting few statues when we have……..
1 Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana;
2 Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission;
3 Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers, Department of Women & Child Development;
4. Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana;
5 Indira Awas Yojana
6 Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme;
7 Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission
8 Jawaharlal Nehru Rojgar Yojna
9.Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojna;
10 Indira GandhiCanalPr oject, Funded by World Bank
11.Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana
1 Rajiv Gandhi Rehabilitation Package for Tsunami Affected Areas,
2.Rajiv Gandhi Social Security Scheme, Govt. of Puducherry
3Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna;
4 Rajiv Gandhi Prathamik Shiksha Mission, Raigarh;
5 Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Madhya Pradesh;
6 Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Food Security , Madhya Pradesh;
7. Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Community Health, Madhya Pradesh;
8 Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corp.;
9 Rajiv Gandhi Tourism Development Mission, Rajasthan;
10 Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Programme, Assam
11 Rajiv Gandhi Swavlamban Rojgar Yojana, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
12.Rajiv Gandhi Mobile Aids Counseling and Testing Services, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
13.Rajiv Gandhi Vidyarthi Suraksha Yojana, Maharashtra;
14 Rajiv Gandhi Mission for Water Shed Management, M..P.;
15Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission for Tribal Areas, MP
16.Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry;
17 Rajiv Gandhi Breakfast Scheme, Pondicherry;
18 Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas, Punjab;
19 Rajiv Gandhi Artisans Health & Life Insurance Scheme, Tamil Nadu;
20 Rajiv Gandhi Zopadpatti and Nivara Prakalpa, Mumbai;
21 Rajiv Arogya Sri programme, Gujrat State Govt. Scheme;
22 Rajiv Gandhi Abhyudaya Yojana, AP;
23 Rajiv Gandhi Computer Saksharta Mission, Jabalpur
24 Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme;
25 Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Niwara Prakalp, Maharashtra Govt
26Indira Gandhi Utkrishtha Chhattervritti Yojna , HP;
27 Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme, Maharashtra Gov;
28.Indira Gandhi Prathisthan, Housing and Urban Planning Department, UP Govt
29.Indira Kranthi Patham Scheme, Andhra Pradesh ;
30Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana, State Govt. Scheme;
31 Indira Gandhi Vruddha Bhumiheen Shetmajoor Anudan Yojana, Govt. of Maharashtra
32.Indira Gandhi Nahar Project, Jaisalmer, Govt. of Rajasthan
33.Indira Gandhi Niradhar Yojna, Govt. of Maharashtra;
34 Indira Gandhi kuppam, State Govt. Welfare Scheme for Tsunami effected fishermen;
35 Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme-2006, Haryana Govt..
36.Indira Gandhi Niradhar Old, Landless, Destitute women farm labour Scheme, Maharashtra Govt.
37.Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme , MaharashtraGovt.
38.Indira Gaon Ganga Yojana, Chattisgarh;
39 Indira Sahara Yojana , Chattisgarh;
40 Indira Soochna Shakti Yojana, Chattisgarh;
41 Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojana , HP;
42 Indira Gandhi Garibi Hatao Yojana (DPIP), MP;
43 Indira Gandhi super thermal power project , Haryana Govt.
44 Indira Gandhi Water Project, Haryana Govt.
45.Indira Gandhi Sagar Project, Bhandara District Gosikhurd Maharashtra;
46 Indira Jeevitha Bima Pathakam, AP Govt;
47 Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt;
48 Indira Mahila Yojana Scheme, Meghalaya Govt
49.Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, Chhattisgarh Govt.
50.Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
51.Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme;
52 Indira Gandhi Landless Agriculture Labour scheme, Maharashtra
1.Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup Kabaddi Tournament;
2 Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Run;
3.Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup boxing championship
4.Rajiv Gandhi International tournament (football)
5.NSCI - Rajiv Gandhi road races, New Delhi ;
6. Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race, Kerala;
7Rajiv Gandhi International Artistic Gymnastic Tournament
8.Rajiv Gandhi Kabbadi Meet
9.Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Roller Skating Championshi;
10 Rajiv Gandhi memorial marathon race, New Delhi;
11Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship, Chandigarh
12.Rajeev Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the Best College, Calicut;
13 Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament, Initiated by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi
14.Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup (U-21), football;
15 Rajiv Gandhi Trophy (football;
16. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Sportspersons;
17 All Indira Rajiv Gandhi Basketball (Girls) Tournament, organized by Delhi State
18.All India Rajiv Gandhi Wrestling Gold Cup, organized by Delhi State
19.Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Jhopadpatti Football Tournament, Rajura;
20.Rajiv Gandhi International Invitation Gold Cup Football Tournament, Jamshedpur
21.Rajiv Gandhi Mini Olympics, Mumbai
22.Rajiv Gandhi Beachball Kabaddi Federation;
23 Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy Prerana Foundation;
24 International Indira Gandhi Gold Cup Tournament;
25 25 Indira Gandhi International Hockey Tournament
26.Indira Gandhi Boat Race;
27.Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup Football Tournamen;
28 Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament.
1.Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Delhi ;
2.Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi ;
3.Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi ;
4. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium, Bawana
5.Rajiv Gandhi National Football Academy, Haryana;
6.Rajiv Gandhi AC Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
7.Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Pondicherry;
8 Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahariagun, Itanagar;
9.Rajiv Gandhi Badminton Indoor Stadium, Cochin;
10.Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, Ernak;
11.Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex , Singhu
12.Rajib Gandhi Memorial Sports Complex, Guwahati ;
13.Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
14.Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Cochin;
15.Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh;
16.Indira Gandhi Stadium, Una, Himachal Pradesh;
17.Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vishakhapatnam;
18 Indira Gandhi Stadium, Deogarh, Rajasthan
19.Gandhi Stadium, Bolangir, Orissa
1.Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, New Hyderabad, A.P.
2.Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal, Cochin
3.Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
4..Indira Gandhi Dock, Mumbai
5.Jawaharlal Nehru Nava Sheva Port Trust, Mumbai
1.Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shilong
2.Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Ranchi, Jharkhand
3.Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
4.Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Kharagpur, Kolkata;
5.Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Secundrabad ;
6 Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab;
7 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu;
8 Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad, A.P;
9.Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, Kerala;
10 Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Research & Technology, Chandrapur, Maharashtra are among the 98 institutions named after Rajiv, Indira and Jawaharlal Nehru
1.Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement
2.Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award
3.Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Awards, Delhi Labour Welfare Board
4..Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
5.Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award
6.Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award
7.Rajiv Gandhi National Award Scheme for Original Book Writing on Gyan Vigyan
8.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
9.Indira Gandhi Prize for National Integration;
10.Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award;
11.Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards, Ministry of Environment and Forests
12.Indira Gandhi Memorial National Award forBest Environmental & Ecological;
13 Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar;
14 Indira Gandhi NSS Award
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Prize" from 1998-99, to be given to organizations (preferably NGOs) for Popularization of Science;
16 Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Competition
17 Jawarharlal Nehru Student Award for research project of evolution of DNA are among the 51 named after the family members.
Scholarship / Fellowship
1.Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities
2.Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for SC/ST Candidates,
3.Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for ST Candidates,
4 Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, IGNOU;
5 Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows;
6.Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, Ministry of Tribal Affairs;
7 Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes candidates given by UGC;
8.Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship sponsored by the Commonwealthof Learning in > association with IGNOU;
9 Rajiv Gandhi science talent research fellowship given by Jawaharlal Nehru
National Parks/Sanctuaries/ Museums
1.Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarhole) Wildlife Sanctury, Karnataka;
2.Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctury, Andhra Pradesh
3.Indira GandhiNational Park, Tamil Nadu;
4.Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , New Delh;
5 Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai Hills on Western Ghats; ]
6.Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vishakhapatnam;
7 Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS);
8.Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Pollachi;
9.Rajiv Gandhi Health Museum;
10.The Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History
11.Indira Gandhi Memorial museum, New Delhi are parks and museums named after the family members.
1.Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, Karnataka
2 Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi
3 Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry
4 Shri Rajiv Gandhi college of Dental Science & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka
5. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Bio Technology, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala
6 Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka
7 Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Raichur
8 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore, Karnataka
9 Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical College, Jodhpur
10.Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Mumbai are among 39 medical institutions named after the family members.
Institutions/ Chairs/ Festivals
1.Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth and Sports
2 Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training & Research Institute, Faridabad, Haryana
3.Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission in Tribal Areas
4.Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
5..Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Chhattisgarh
6.Rajiv Gandhi Chair Endowment established in 1998 to create a Chair of South Asian Economics
7. Rajiv Gandhi Project - A pilot to provide Education thru Massive Satellite Connectivity up grassroot Level are among 37 named after Rajiv, Indira and Nehru.
1.Rajiv Chowk, Delhi
2 Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan Safdarjung, New Delhi
3 Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, New Delhi
4 Rajiv Gandhi Park, Kalkaji, Delhi
5 Indira Chowk, New Delhi
6 Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi
7 Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
8 Nehru Nagar, New Delhi
9 Nehru Place, New Delhi
10 Nehru Park, New Delhi Nehru House, BSZ Marg, New Delhi, are among 74 named after the family members.
Now new name…
Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Christian Science Monitor claims themselves to be award-winning (including seven Pulitzer Prizes)international news organization that covers news and feature stories from every corner of the globe with vision of journalism designed to "injure no man but bless all mankind."
It seems its Staff writer Dan Murphy in his article Eclipse? India says demons and terrorists and floods, oh my has not spared any effort to offend Hindu beliefs who account for 1/6th of humanity(or is it that “non believers” are not part mankind).
Please go thru the article, if nothing you will atleast realise that Indians marry to wail of brass bands. let CSM know your opinion on the article.
History teaches us that Wright brothers invented and build the world's first successful airplane. They accomplished their feat in California on December 17,1903. Their flight lasted for 37 seconds.
No one knows our own pioneer from Mumbai, Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, made an aircraft and had flown it eight years earlier in 1895. His craft called 'Marutsakha'(Friend of the Winds) flew unmanned for a few minutes and came down.
Former President Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam, who is exempt from security checks was frisked by the ground staff of American airliner Continental Airlines at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) on April 24, 2009 at the insistence of the company's American boss. Kalam was asked to surrender before the security officials for a complete body check and remove his footwear as well.
If it had happened in a foreign country or if it was a case of mistaken identity the act was pardonable but the staff was fully aware of Kalams identity and in fact Kalam was reportedly forced to wait on the aerobridge even as the airlines security personnel debated whether to put him under the security scanner or not.
As if to rub salt into the wound, Continental Airlines was unapologetic of their act and Airlines in a statement said
"The procedure is followed by all carriers flying to the US from most of the countries in the world and there is no exemption to this rule. Security and customer service are key components for us at Continental Airlines. We believe that Dr.Kalam was not offended and we would like to thank him again for flying with us. it was honoured and proud to have had such a distinguished customer and hoped he has been ‘pleased by our services”
How can a foreign entity operate in India if they refuse to accept rules and regulations of host country. Act of continental airlines is gross violation of a BCAS circular which exempts specified VVIPs/VIPs from security checks. Foreign Entities who donot respect rules and regulations of this country has no space here and should be thrown out from here.
I personally have decided to stop flying continental airlines until they apologize for their act.
India has agreed to end user monitoring agreement (EUMA) with the USA . EUMA is under the belief that US Government has a constant obligation (from the time of transfer until eventual disposal) to make certain that its exported defence articles/services are used strictly as per the initially stated intent. Changes, if any, are to be intimated to the US which retains the right to veto the contemplated changes. Additionally and more importantly, the US retains right of ground inspection for physical verification of equipment.
UPS government Spin masters are terming EUMA as big agreement. According to them -
"The choice (of time and place of verification) is ours. It is we who are buying, receiving these things (equipment). It is up to us
This is assuming all these technologies will be used in a small portable application which is highly improbable!!!! How about when its used in a application which is immobile!
The CAG had in a 2008 parliamentary report had called these clauses restrictive. They noted -
“Restrictive clauses raise doubts about the real advantages from this deal... For example, (there are) restrictions on the offensive deployment of the ship and permission to the (US) government to conduct an inspection and inventory of all articles transferred under the end-use monitoring clause of the LOA (Letter of Offer and Acceptance issued by the US government).”
In 2008, then Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta also spoke disapprovingly about EUMA
“I don’t believe in that. We pay for something and we get some technology. What I do with it is my thing,”
EUMA is not in India's long term interest as
- Future upgrades will hinge upon US whim and fancies
- India has no guarantee that the US inspectors will not share the data of Indian usage of the equipment with Pakistan or any other country.
- Physical inspections will reveal indias strategic locations and intended use of these technologies
- US can seek an inspection of equipment that could have some US part/parts in it. This means a large number of deals with Israel - that is now one of the leading suppliers to India - will be covered under this.
- Last, each sophisticated equipment has a “source code” that prevents any tampering. It is possible that this “source code” will be used to track movement of Indian forces while they use US-produced planes or ships, said a serving officer, while expressing his reservations on the same. Such inspections have not even been allowed to Russia, India oldest defence ally. The US in past has refused to share the “source code” of F-16 fighters with Israel, its closet defence ally.
This should be read in continuation to this article – Do we have a PM with submissive personality
After extensive search i have come up with some pictures which PM’s handshake is not submissive.
Please note the difference in handshake from his handshakes in previous post.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has hit upon, it seems, a rather unusual method of population control—the idiot box. According to Ghulam Nabi Azad, if people watch more TV they will spend lesser time engaging in what he quaintly refers to as “the process of population growth”.
NB: Now I understand why DMK and congress gave free TV in Tamilnadu
Kerala Chief Minister Achuthanandan incurred the wrath of the party high command during the Chinese aggression in 1962 as he organised a blood donation campaign for Indian soldiers, defying the party policy that led to his being shunted out of the Central Committee to the branch committee.
In 1962, VS was detained in a prison here along with several other party workers due to Indian Communist Party’s Pro-Chinese position" in the war.
In the jail, Without consulting the party elders, VS called upon the political prisoners to donate blood for the soldiers. A fellow prisoner leaked out the information to a popular pro-Left English weekly, which made big story out of it. The party later discussed the matter and Achuthanandan was demoted to the lowest tier in the organisation.
It is shocking that this party was part of ruling formation!
India has agreed to move ahead in the Conference on Disarmament towards a non-discriminatory, internationally and effectively verifiable Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty(FMCT). This was decided in the meeting between Krishna and Clinton.
FMCT agreement means -
1. An obligation not to produce fissile material for any nuclear devices.
2. An undertaking to accept verification and monitoring regime.
FMCT was primarily designed to place a check on the weapons programs of the so-called “threshold” states(at that time); Israel, India, and Pakistan.
FMCT is dangerous for India as it would restrict Indian efforts in attaining parity and deterrence against China as it would effectively put an end to production of more fissile material! In fact Pakistan is using FMCT to target India’s existing stockpiles. In a position that is entirely India-centric , Pakistan at the recent disarmament conference argued that recent nuclear deal has led to an imbalance in the region and that the FMCT should look at existing stockpiles.
I guess this is culmination of Obama plans to mount a diplomatic offensive to push India and other countries to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) & FMCT.
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said that his ministry did not have enough funds to open any new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the current financial year. This coming from a government who has just enhanced 74% increase in Plan Outlay for Ministry of Minority Affairs (Rs. 1,000 crore in BE 2008-09 to Rs.1,740 crore in 2009-10) and also announced a sum of Rs 50 crore fort wo Aligarh Muslim University campuses to establish at Murshidabad in West Bengal and Malappuram in Kerala.
It seems that UPA govt has taken the policy of starving one child(read majority community) to feed other child(read minorities)
With Ajmal Kasab pleading guilty to his role in the Mumbai terror attacks, Congress is working overtime to take the credit for the same.
According to congress, the confessions of Ajmal Kasab was a result of the diplomatic offensive as India had taken up the issue at the international fora.
I think congress is starting to feel the heat of PM Mamohan Singh’s Himalayan blunder on Pakistan. But isnt it a bit of overkill to claim that international fora impressed upon Kasab to confess…
Monday, July 20, 2009
"Kalraj Mishraji yeh Mulayam Singhji ki bimari aap ko bhi pahuch gayi hai (this 'disease' of Mulyam Singh Yadav has reached you)"
This was the reply given by Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh when BJP member Kalraj Mishra objected to him speaking in English in spite of being fluent in Hindi!
Nation stands shocked over the Indo-Pakistan joint statement issued in Egypt. The joint statement is complete reversal of Indias position on several long standing diplomatic issues.
The Balochistan Blunder
Following line was included in the text of Joint Statement issued after the meeting between the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Prime Minister Gilani mentioned that Pakistan has some information on threats in Balochistan and other areas.
Its the first time that the issue of Balochistan and other areas (what are these other areas… Lahore/Peshawar?) has found a mention in any joint statement issued by the two countries. Pakistan has for long alleged that India was fomenting trouble in its restive Balochistan & other parts. Yet unlike accusations made in the past, now the allegations regarding India’s role in Balochistan are legitimized by the mention of Balochistan in joint statement. Through this act of utter foolhardiness the Indian prime minister has transformed the Balochistan from being a festering wound of Islamabad’s own creation to one caused by alleged Indian meddling. And what more he also managed to put the issue in international focus. This is an indirect acknowledgement by New Delhi that India has a hand in what is going on in Balochistan. One can only imagine the harm this has done on Indias long standing international position
Delinking Terror from Talks
In a complete victory for Pakistan’s diplomatic establishment and complete reversal of assurances given by the government to Parliament , PM has agreed to delinked Terror from talks with Pakistan.
The joint statement says that “dialogue is the only way forward”, adding that “action on terrorism should not be linked to the Composite Dialogue process and these should not be bracketed”. it essentially means that India will not make talks conditional to Pakistan’s action against the terrorists.
This is complete reversal of India's stated position that there was no question of holding dialogue with Pakistan unless it gives enough proof of taking action against its nationals who masterminded Mumbai attacks, and initiate steps to dismantle the terror infrastructure on its soil. Pakistan has not only not taken any action but LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed primary accused in Mumbai carnage is roaming free.
In further diluting the terror issue, the statement says
“Both leaders agreed that the real challenge is development and the elimination of poverty”
Has PM forgot that no development can take place in the shadow of fear and terror
Further shocking is the PM has even agreed to a escape route for pakistan. The agreemnent reads
Pakistan will do everything in its power in this regard
Has PM forgotten the Pakistan position post Mumbai attack that the attacks were carried out non state actors thus not within its power even though it was planned and resourced from its territory!
Indian negotiators have also messed up by equating India and Pakistan as victims of terrorism. Terrorism against Pakistan comes from its domestic sources. The terrorism that is directed against India comes from the Pakistani state as well as its non- state actors. Where is the parity between the two countries as victims of terrorism?
PM has agreed that
two countries will share real time, credible and actionable information on any future terrorist threats.
I guess age is catching up with our PM otherwise how can he forget the joint anti- terror mechanism announced by himself and Pervez Musharraf on September 16, 2006 in Havana after the Bombay blasts that took place in July that year. Later, India claims that the joint anti- terror mechanism was totally unproductive because of Pakistan’s refusal to share any credible information.
Nor has there been any sharing of real time, credible and actionable intelligence by Pakistan after the biggest terror strike against India on 26/ 11.
A month ago, Manmohan Singh told President Asif Ali Zardari that his mandate was limited to telling him that Pakistan must not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against India.
Between June and July this year, did the Indian Prime Minister’s mandate change so drastically that he completely reversed several of Indias long held diplomatic positions!!!