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In a state of limbo

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By K.N. Pandita

Formation of a government in J&K remains in limbo. On the face of it, there is a divide between two main regions of the State. The Muslim majority valley did not yield a single seat to the right wing BJP while BJP grabbed 25 seats in only Jammu.

Congress, previously in coalition with NC, has bagged 12 seats but both in Jammu and Srinagar region, not a single seat has gone to a non-Muslim Congressman.

An alliance between PDP and Congress will leave out Jammu from being represented in the government. Continue Reading…

Peshawar carnage: deadly portent

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By Kashi N Pandita

Terrorist attack on an army run school in Peshawar left 141 people dead, 132 of them children. 114 have been injured. A teacher was burnt alive to instil fear in the minds of young students. The attack is the deadliest ever by the Taliban in Pakistan.

PPP when in power created Taliban: General Babar– its Governor in Sind— was the key figure. ISI created a number of deadly terrorist organizations in Pakistan which her army owned as “strategic asset”. Pakistan governments absolve themselves of all responsibility by declaring the terrorists as “non-state actors”.   Continue Reading…