Thursday, October 1

Tag: Kashmir

ALLIES TILL INTERESTS SHIFT ELSEWHERE
Analysis

ALLIES TILL INTERESTS SHIFT ELSEWHERE

The Saudis and Pakistanis have finally decided to wash their dirty laundry in the open, in front of the world media. Pakistani rulers are demanding that the Saudis take a serious and strong stand on the issue of Kashmir and give clear statements through the OIC. Saudis have so far been reluctant to do so. At the same time, Saudis have stopped the supply of oil and also demanded the return of billions of dollars worth of loans given to Pakistan. Is this just a temporary glitch or a permanent chasm? Well, I think that they may finally split from each other gradually and the alliance will remain in name only. The reason for this is that both countries are facing an existential threat, both internal and external.  And it is these strategic threats that are forcing them to choose separate pa...
KASHMIR, THE HIDDEN AGENDAS
Study of Societies

KASHMIR, THE HIDDEN AGENDAS

News and information in the media are of two types; the emotional broadcasts are for the gullible masses while analytical opinions for the well informed. The people in power, be they politicians, religious leaders or those in the film/drama business understand this fact very well. Hence the innocent are frequently exploited. We are emotional beings. When our minds become emotional we often fail to discern between propaganda and real news. Emotions make us vulnerable. Those who are masters in the art of deception appeal to our emotions. Sadly, there is nothing deceptive about the human catastrophes unfolding in Kashmir. Indian politicians’ vile rhetoric to kill and rape the Kashmiris is a sign of things to come. Indefinite round the clock curfew is intended to break the will of the peop...