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Fauzia Kasuri and Javed Hashmi Were Cut to Their Size

By Mamoona Kazmi • Jun 11th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Fauzia Kasuri will work on providing the cleaning water and Javed Hashmi would work on the old salary. Fauzia Kasuri’s status in the party is still unclear and she may or may not get a seat, but her relations with PTI would never restore to the point where they were before all this fiasco. Javed [...]



Inequalities promoting Naxalism

By Mamoona Kazmi • Jun 24th, 2010 • Category: Politics

Recently, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has admitted that it was the government’s flawed development model in most backward tribal districts that was responsible for the rise of Naxalism. The Naxal-in habited states have large tribal populations with poor infrastructure. Corruption, displacement due to large-scale projects, inability to avail of the benefits from mining of mineral [...]



Indian Hydrophobic Reactions

By Mamoona Kazmi • May 26th, 2010 • Category: Politics

The “2030 Water Resources Group” has painted a very grim picture of India’s growing water needs that could dry up its river basins by 2030.  Demographers expect that India’s current population of 1.15 billion will increase to more than 1.53 billion by 2030, surpassing the population of China.  Additionally, the rising demand for rice, wheat [...]



Babri Mosque Demolition and Indian Secularism

By Mamoona Kazmi • May 14th, 2010 • Category: Politics

Recently, Indian media leaked some part of Liberhan Commission report according to which Liberhan Commission of inquiry has indicted former Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee along with current leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani and former BJP President Murli Manohar Joshi among others for the demolition of Babri Mosque on 6 [...]



Affirmative Action for Muslims- A Hallucination

By Mamoona Kazmi • May 4th, 2010 • Category: Politics

Recently, three judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan lifted the stay impose by the Andhra Pradesh High Court on the implementation of the 4 percent quota in jobs and education for backward members of the Muslim community. While deciding on an interim direction, Chief Justice in [...]



Violence of Indian State Since 1967

By Mamoona Kazmi • May 2nd, 2010 • Category: Politics

Naxal leader Koteshwar Rao claimed that they could overthrow the Indian state much before the year 2050. This statement reflects the dissatisfaction of a section of Indian Society from Indian system and State. It took a lot of time for someone to come to that point of taking the decision of secession. Similarly, a lot [...]



Indian Fantasy of Being an Economic Power

By Mamoona Kazmi • Apr 25th, 2010 • Category: Politics

India is in a big mess. Its internal decay is advancing at an alarming pace. A crippling economic crisis afflicts the country. Corruption prevails in almost all sectors of society whether bureaucracy, military, judiciary or parliament. Two-third of India’s 1.1 billion citizens continues to live on less than £1 a day. The poor condition of [...]



RAW Operating Against Pakistan

By Mamoona Kazmi • Mar 21st, 2010 • Category: Politics

According to a daily “The News” more than 100 Pakistani Baloch dissidents have been sent to India by the Indian consulate located in Kandhar (Afghanistan) for six-months training. These people were selected from areas bordering Pakistan as well as Baloch nationals residing in different camps in Kandhar. They have been promised a salary of $ [...]



Indian Defence Budget and Poverty

By Mamoona Kazmi • Mar 19th, 2010 • Category: Politics

According to the budget presented by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, India’s defence expenditure has been raised to Rs. 1,47,344 crore for 2010-11, a 4 percent increase from the last year’s Rs. 1,41,703 crore. The rationale being given by the Finance Minister for the increase in the budget was deteriorated security environment of India. It [...]



Indian Armed Forces’ Dilemma

By Mamoona Kazmi • Mar 18th, 2010 • Category: Politics

Incidence of suicides and fratricides is on rise in Indian Armed Forces. Recently, Defence Ministry A.K. Anthony told the Indian Parliament that 49 cases of suicide and fratricide have been reported in the armed forces. Overall, there have been a staggering 495 cases of suicide and 25 cases of fratricide in the Armed Forces over [...]