Abdul Sattar

India’s politics of indifference

India’s politics of indifference

Indian politicians seem to have been gripped by an anti-Pakistan frenzy once again. In a statement two days ago, BJP leader and Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh accused Pakistan of hatching conspiracies to dismember India, and helping militants across the border to sneak into the Hindu-majority country. It is unfortunate that Indian politicians employ xenophobic […]

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Beyond the battlefield

Beyond the battlefield

  The attack on Syria has raised important questions about the effectiveness of international laws; the utility of democratic norms; and the silence of the UN over the illegal military strikes carried out by three of the world’s ‘most civilised states’ – France, the UK and the US. The missile strikes on the purported chemical […]

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Lessons from Iraq

Lessons from Iraq

The ‘shock and awe’ campaign that began with the US and UK’s illegal invasion of Iraq may have ended many years ago, but Iraqis who bore the brunt of this aggression are still in a state of invisible shock. Their country, which was once described in a UN report issued in October 1991 as a […]