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Afghanistan: post-American future in the region

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By K N Pandita

The fall of Ashraf Ghani regime in Kabul and the return of Taliban to power is a triumph for Pakistan’s Afghan policy. Thirty per cent of Taliban fighting force comprised Pakistani regulars or well-trained religious legions drawn from terrorist organizations banned by the UN. In Tashkent meet, Ashraf Ghani said that no fewer than 10,000 Pakistanis had crossed over and entered Afghanistan ever since the Taliban initiated intense fighting two months ago. Continue Reading…

Article 370: second anniversary of abrogation

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By K N Pandita

Two years have gone by and gloomy cynics still lament the undoing of a clause in the constitution of India that had deprived the entire population of the erstwhile J and K State of numerous progressive and emancipating prospects. Not a single public demonstration was staged in any one of the then three regions of the state by way of resentment against scrapping of Article 370. Only the diehard political conservatives lamented its loss just because it meant the loss of their hegemony and monopolisation of power. Continue Reading…