Archive for the ‘Pakistan Politics’ Category

Kashmir has long irked India. Indigenous or otherwise jihadists have been a prevalent thorn for a while, but why has India decided to act and annex Kashmir now? Has India grown that powerful so as to not fear any repercussion? Or has the main adversary Pakistan become that much weaker in mounting a formidable response allowing India the opportunity to go ahead with her aggressive assault?

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In his not-so-shy-of infinite lust for fame and glory Pakistan’s new prime minister Imran Khan not only abandoned all democratic norms but aided to strengthen the already firm military noose around a country reeling of decades long suppression and suspension of basic rights. His obsession with power and choice of attaining the throne through aid of a not-so-soft putsch on 25th July’s big election day that saw an unprecedentedly large mobilization of soldiers hold the ballot hostage lays bare his strawman credentials and how Khan stands for anything but democratic upliftment in Pakistan. Country that has tried hard for a direly needed facelift and bring itself out of dummy-democracies set up in the past by despot dictators now stands back at square one. Another puppet show is on display and Khan as its lead attraction.

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