Impact of US Taliban Pact on Afghanistan, Asia and Middle East

The USA Taliban agreement signed a couple of days back in Doha is a fig leaf, an attempt to cover American failure in Afghanistan. It is a triumph of the tenacity of the Taliban and the Pakistani army, pitted against the most powerful country in the world.

USA and its army were, and are, way out of their depth in Afghanistan. USA has the most powerful armed forces on the planet today, and also the largest economy. However American policy makers, and think tanks, are as yet unable to make a transition from pitched land battles, massive air and fire power of WWII, to fighting in penny pockets against experts in guerrilla warfare. Americans have failed to understand and address the resilience of cultures built up over centuries of intercinine tribal loyalties and warfare, adverse geography, ability to withstand the harshest punishments that can be delivered in a life time.

Not to forget, ostrich like behaviour in dealing with crooked ‘allies’ who work on a daily basis to fool them and openly support its enemies.

America under President Trump is trying not to repeat the tragi comedy of the evacuation of the American embassy in Saigon. America does not want the world to laugh at it openly once again. Asians call it ‘saving face’.


Taliban will take over the government. The lives of elected members of the present government including that of president Ghani will be in danger.

There are nearly 3 million registered and unregistered afghan refugees in Pakistan. Approximately 300,000 have been compelled to return to Afghanistan, consequent to Pakistani army pressure. What will be the policy of Pakistan towards those who have lived for nearly four decades in Pakistan. How will Afghanistan manage the torrent of returning refugees?

All educated Afghans and who can manage have already migrated abroad. Soon the few who are left will desert Afghanistan, after all survival comes first.

Back to Medeival ages. No more democracy or even a semblance. Women will be the most hit and deprived. No more schools or education for girl. Shariah laws will be implemented. *

5000 Taliban prisoners are to be released from prisons before 10 March, by Afghan government. This is an understanding between USA and Taliban. Afghan government was not consulted on this . President Ghani knows and is genuinely scared of the problems these Taliban extremists will create and is reluctant to release them.

OPIUM Afghanistan will be among the largest producers of opium. Now under protection and control of Taliban. Menace of increasing number of drug addicts will have to be borne by successive generations of humanity around the world.

Impact on Asia & Middle East

A very positive and favourable ambiance will be created for China and Pakistan.

India, Iran, Iraq Syria and Israel will face mounting problems from dispersal of armed and indoctrinated Sunni militants. Armed and dangerous Taliban and its volunteers from many nations, who were engaging Americans in Afghanistan are now free to be relocated to other areas like Kashmir, Syria, Palestine , and even Africa.

India will be very adversely affected. Installation of a Taliban government in Afghanistan will be a major boost to the geopolitical outreach of Pakistan and its army. It is a vindication of the Pakistani army policy of supporting the Taliban for over three decades, and the ability of its army to fool the Americans not only to part with billions in ‘aid’ but also accept thousands of casualties and shove trillions of dollars down the drain, being engaged in an unwinnable war.

Pakistan will have full support China, and will push in maximum number of terrorists from across the borde into Kashmir and other parts of India. Terrorist training camps will be shifted in to Afghanistan from Pakistan.
All positive efforts by India to improve the lives of Afghans people, through infrastructural projects have gone to waste.
India will now have to work with a fanatical Muslim setup with a medieval mind set.

Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia will also need to be extra careful. Fanatical Wahabis will flood into Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring states, and attempt to destabilise Salman government.

PakistanI Dilemma

Taliban leadership is no pushover.

Pakistan has given shelter to Taliban leaders and their families since 2001. It has provided unstilted support to Taliban in terms of arms, ammunition, intelligence and security against the greatest odds. Pakistan Naturally expects reciprocity from Taliban leaders, a pliable and sympathetic Taliban government in Afghanistan. Pakistani army dream of a base in the rear in case of a showdown with India will be realised.

Durand Line

Durand Line and Pushtoons

However A decade down the line, Pakistan will however need to be careful in handling the Taliban leadership. The euphoria of installation of Taliban government in Afghanistan which couldn’t have happened without full Pakistani army support will be a memory after a decade.

Not to forget that Afghanistan governments have never accepted the Durand line as the legitimate border of Afghanistan. Pashtuns reside on either side of the border, in Afgan Pakistan. How far is the day when Afghanistan will push for return of Pashtun areas from Pakistan?

The border is porus and there is no way it can be made hard, not with so much interaction across the border and Afghanistan being a landlocked country. Pakistan is the largest trading partner of Afghanistan today and is likely to be so in to the distant future. Any attempt to restrict movement of people and trade will sour relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It will be interesting to watch how the Afghans (wily Taliban’) take advantage of the Pakistani army’s weaknesses and demands for ‘strategic depth’ and protection for Chinese ventures. &

China will be able to take advantage of the changed situation to access the mineral resources of Afghanistan and its market. China will manage initially indirectly through Pakistani army and later directly with the Taliban. Chinese will need access to mineral resources in Afghanistan and also need to keep the Taliban militants out of Uygur, away from its own Islamic underbelly. Taliban leaders are well known for their voracious appetites for wealth, power and armaments. So the Chinese will have no problems in having ‘friendly relations’ with the Taliban.

US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year Afghan war


Abhijeet Satogiya
Abhijeet Satogiya, Aficionado of Indian Politics

The biggest shocker and an incredible example would be the support of JNU for CAA. I’ve mentioned why India actually needs NRC and CAA – read till the end. The politicians won’t talk about it cause it may be bad for them to speak about it, but the truth is hidden from almost everyone on why Leftists and Muslims are against the CAA and NRC

BJP received over 52 lakh calls in support of CAA

We already are supporting CAA and NRC ! Yesterday, I was in Indore giving my State PSC Prelims.

I witnessed more than 10,000 people rallying and supporting the NRC and CAA. It’s actually very less percentage of the people, who are against it. The politicians who want a vote bank from Indian Muslims.

After removing Triple Talaq, Article 370 – the present government was admired by everyone irrespective of their religion, caste or creed.

The Congress meanwhile saw their ship sinking and had to do something about it.

What they decide is to stand against everything done by the present government. They were against removing Article 370, the Jammu and Kashmir being a Union Territory, and soon they’ll be against Uniform Civil Code.

What they’re trying to do, is to divert the attention of everyone from what the government has done, to something that isn’t even a matter.

Every Indian other than the 0.5% communists, leftists, people against Hinduism and the opposition are against the CAA as they want India to become the next Lebanon. Lebanon was a great nation before radical Islam arrived there.

Source: Indian diaspora in United States hold rallies in support of CAA

The Congress meanwhile saw their ship sinking and had to do something about it.

What they decide is to stand against everything done by the present government. They were against removing Article 370, the Jammu and Kashmir being a Union Territory, and soon they’ll be against Uniform Civil Code.

What they’re trying to do, is to divert the attention of everyone from what the government has done, to something that isn’t even a matter.

Every Indian other than the 0.5% communists, leftists, people against Hinduism and the opposition are against the CAA as they want India to become the next Lebanon. Lebanon was a great nation before radical Islam arrived there.

Source: Indian diaspora in United States hold rallies in support of CAA

Reason 2 for support :

I support NRC, UCC & CAA, to prevent India from being the next victim of Radical Islam.

Brigitte Gabriel’s words explain – how radicalism is dangerous for humanity.

I come from Lebanon, I was born and raised in 5Lebanon which used to be the only majority Christian country in the Middle East.

We were open-minded, we were fair, we were tolerant, we were multicultural, we pride ourselves in our multiculturalism, we had open border policy, we welcomed everyone to come to our country because we wanted to share with them the westernization which we had created in the heart of the Arabic world.

Muslims used to send their children to study in our universities because we had built the best universities in the Arabic world they graduated and works in our economy because we had built the best economy in the Middle East.

Even though we did not have any oil, Beirut became Paris of the Middle East, the banking capital of the Middle East. In 1965, National Geographic Magazine had on its front cover : Lebanon – Eden of the Middle East and fortunately all this began to change as the years went by.

We got our independence in the early 40s but by the 60s and 70s the Christians had become the minority and the Muslims had become the majority in Lebanon and as the Islamic population grew in the country, the country became less and less tolerantbecause they started pushing for more rights that were not compatible without/with our judeo-christian value system that we had created and that’s when the problems started.

The problem was contained until the influx of the Palestinians out of Jordan in 1970 when Lebanon brought them in because we already had refugee camps, actually at that time Lebanon was the only country in the Middle East to accept a third wave of Palestinians into Lebanon; the majority of them were Muslims. They put their heads together with the muslims in lebanon and declared jihad on the Christians.

What they wanted to do is create a base from which to fight Israel kill the Jews and throw them into the sea something they tried to do in Jordan. Yes, Arafat and the Palestinians tried to do in Jordan, but they failed because of the dictatorship of the King, yet they were able to come to Lebanon use our open-mindedness, our fairness our tolerance, our multiculturalism and our democracy, to topple our democracy my 9/11 happened to be in 1975 when that when radical Muslims blew up my home, bringing it down burying me under the rubble wounded as they shouted Allahu Akbar. My only crime was that I was a Christian living in a Christian town. I ended up in a hospital for two and a half months and as I laid in a hospital bed, hooked up to IVs in both arms, I would ask my parents, why did they do this to us ? why did they attack us ? and my father would tell me –because we are Christians the Muslims consider us infidels and they want to kill us”, so I knew since I was a 30 year old child that I am wanted dead simply because I was born into the Christian faith and lived in a Christian town.

Source : Search on youtube : my 9 11 Happened to be in 1975

There’s a whole story behind why Muslims were excluded from CAA. It’s just that the politicians can’t show their political bias towards any religion and lose their vote bank.

The fact of the matter is that in India – “Long live Mother India” is considered communal, while “La ilah illa Allah = no god, except Allah.” is not communal.

Proof :

While Indian leftist want India to be democratic like America and other countries, they’ve forgotten the DACA and DAPA – under which USA removed every single illegal immigrant from their country. The NRI’s in India are urged to support JNU and go against CAA, but meanwhile –

Source: DU, JNU students march in support of citizenship law (DU, JNU students march in support of citizenship law

Bihari Muslims in Bangladesh-1971


Bihar is a state adjacent to Bengal. Bengal was much more prosperous thanks to its being seat of government and Jute Industries than Bihar.

Pre partition, many Biharis moved to Calcutta and Dacca in search of employment.

Post partitions more than half a million Bihari Muslims migrated to the then ‘‘East Pakistan’. They spoke Hindi and Urdu. Initially they were happy when Mohammad Al Jinnah, a WOG lawyer from Bombay became the Governor General of Pakistan (later president), declared Urdu as the sole official and national language of Pakistan. Urdu was the preferred language of Muslims from UP and Bihar. However this move to impose Urdu was not welcome to the people of Bengal who obviously loved their own mother tongue.


Sudden influx of refugees upset the balance in East Pakistan.Resultant pressures on employment opportunities, cultural issues were added to the differences between native Bengalis and migrant Biharis.

Biharis in East Pakistan considered themselves superior to locals, native Bengalis, comparing themselves to the original first generation Muslims of Hijra era. Fluency in Urdu, and insistence on speaking Hindi among themselves widened the gap between Bengalis and Biharis.

Inevitably mutual animosities commenced simmering, between both nationalities.

Things took a turn for the worse when Bengalis in East Pakistan realised the second grade treatment given to them by Punjabis in West Pakistan. Economically and politically Bengalis demanded equal status to Western Pakistan. The language issues, birth and ascent of Awami League, arrest of Banga Bandhu are all matters of recorded history.

Terror was unleashed against Bengalis both Hindus and Muslims, on 26 March 2071 by Pakistani army. Thousands of Bengalis, both Muslims and Hindus were massacred and countless women raped.

During thse most critical moments in the history of Bengal, Urdu Hindi speaking Bihari Muslims sided with the Pakistani army, in creating havoc against native Bengalis. They aided the Pakistani army in identifying educated Hindus and Bengalis who were rounded up and summarily executed by Pakistani army, all over East Pakistan. Bihari Muslims guided Pakistani army to Mukhti Bahini hideouts.

Bihari Muslims were confident that Pakistani army will subjugate native Bengalis. They considered themselves Pakistanis first and last, and clean forgot the fact that Bengal was their chosen place of residence. They assumed they had no loyalty to the native people of Bengal who had given them shelter post partition. They did not pay heed to the sentiments of Bengalis, their love of their mother tongue and their desperate desire to free themselves of Oppression.

Post 1971, liberation of Bangladesh, Bihari Muslims (500,000) fully expected that Pakistani army will arrange for their move to West Pakistan. The rich thought flights will be arranged for them. The poor thought they will be transported by sea.

However West Pakistan, dominated by its Punjabi army and Mohajirs from UP had no special sympathy for Bihari Muslims. They were left to fend for themselves in Independent Bangla Desh. Many, more than a 100,000 still live in squalid camps.

Only A few could manage to move out with the help of Red Cross over years.

However keeping with their broad mindedness and charitable disposition, keeping with Supreme Court decisions, Bangladesh has allowed all children of Bihari Muslims, (even those opting to go to West Pakistan) born post 1971 to be naturalised citizens of Bangladesh.



A great deal of the above is from memory, based on personal observations and discussions with people of Bangladesh in 1972.

Have not given references. There are one too many.





Hindu Girl Ordered To Distribute Quran in India

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Why the Order to Distribute Koran is a Reminder of a Humiliating Past?

Why the Order to Distribute Koran is a Reminder of a Humiliating Past?

The Indian of today is puzzled by what some Judges of India think and act the way they do. Are they a product of the colonial mindset that sees Hinduism and the rights of Hindus as regressive? In the imagination of an average Indian do the Judges still remain as learned dispensers of justice?

Ivan Karamazov once famously said that if God doesn’t exist everything is permitted. Traditional legal thinkers use that argument to declare that if legalism didn’t exist, everything would have been permitted to Judges. But legalism does exist in India and not everything can be permitted including judgements that demean and humiliate.

Judges, lawyers and courts are bound by law to not reopen historical wounds but to give judgments that heal. This is true of Hindus who have gone through slavery and jaziya (tax) for centuries. So, why is it that we have judges who are insensitive to open those very wounds?

The latest judgment to come as a rude shock to millions of Hindus was none other than the court order to Richa Bharti, a Hindu woman, to distribute copies of Koran to Muslim institutions as a condition to her bail order. While the sentence was for one person only, the shame that it would have generated, if it had been carried out, would have affected an entire generation and lived for posterity as a sad reminder that was shameful.

There was one aspect of it that defies understanding. The institutions she had been asked to give copies to, do they need copies of Koran? Did they ask for it? Do they not get them on their own? Who decided that there was a need to give them to educational institutions?

I wonder, would the copy have been kept as the reminder of the act of an infidel woman who was punished for speaking up her mind. How would those receiving it have felt reading from such a book? On the other hand, would it have become a reminder of punishments for non Muslims, especially women, for posterity? Isn’t this how some stories have been built and false victimhood created?

In medieval times Hindus were forced to convert to Islam in different ways, direct and indirect. Whether it was through jaziya, a form of tax to be paid to the King or allurements, the purpose was the same. It was to shame first and make the Hindu believe he is inferior.

Shame and humiliation are two of the biggest arsenals in the conversion industry. Was this order to distribute copies of Koran an act of shame that Hindus of today are trying to forget?

There are two major kinds of punishment in history. One where punishments are in the moment, transitory and leave no trace on society. They follow legalism of the day. The others are those that are forced upon people through public humiliation, meant for posterity as a reminder and to live in memory of the victim race as a sign of humiliation so that they remain forever subjugated.

Distribution of religious texts has been done through ages. It has been done with only one premise that the chosen text is superior to all other texts. Distribution is political with a motive to humiliate and subjugate that is never directly spelt out.

I wonder how missionaries and those whose task is to spread their religion in India would see this act. Would they consider it compassionately that all religions are equal and all spiritual texts revealing the word of God as equal? Or would they see it as a sign that even the infidels see their religion as superior. Many amongst them, I am sure, would be thrilled and welcome it as a masterstroke to make their efforts easier. The infidel is punished and that too by distributing their holy text to the faithful. They would see it as the power of God to get things done, to bring people to light by shaming the infidel. Who needs a sword or money from Vatican after this?

Shame is a painful emotion that responds to a sense of failure to attain some ideal state. It encompasses the whole self by destroying the very core. Shame is also collective and infectious. The shame of one affects everyone if they belong to the same group.

There is a deeper reason why the sentence to distribute the copy of Koran is an act of shame. The shame of the Hindu is linked to the rejecting behavior of Muslims of the past who desecrated and broke his temples and ridiculed his religion. It led to helplessness and feelings of loss of power that still lingers in the minds of many. Asking a Hindu to repeat an act such as this would bring forward a painful past carried for centuries and one that he hides under the philosophy of secularism.

The Hindu today is trying to heal the shame that has bound him and leave that behind. He is succeeding with an awareness that didn’t exist for him before. The shame is no longer linked to his sense of control over his society, both politically and socially, to be thrown in the dustbin of history.

Not so long ago, Indians lived as a society in what could be described as ‘shame culture’ in the words of Ruth Benedict. Not anymore. Till recently speaking on behalf of Hinduism or Hindus brought an instant social exclusion from academic and political circles.  Those who did so faced exile, isolation and shame of condemnation.

The Hindu has remained surrounded by symbols of humiliation heaped on him for centuries. The memories remain a scar that he is no longer willing to accept. Isn’t it a sign of the times then that our thought leaders, judges be made aware of this dimension of existence? Almost a hundred years ago, E. Stanley Jones, the doyen of missionaries, was told by a Hindu judge that Christ is the only hope for Hindu people leading him to preach that the most learned segment of Hindus wants them to convert and are on their side. Our society needs judges whose wisdom is rooted in the civilization of this land.

The present judgment comes from a mindset that is antiquated, rooted in negation because it believes in humiliating an entire race disregarding rule of law. Even if it has been rejected by many right thinking people, condemned and withdrawn, it deserves an explanation from the very man who ordered it as to why and how such a demeaning judgment was thought of and an assurance it will not be repeated. Only then will the conscience of our nation will stand tall.

Rajat Mitra

Psychologist and Author of ‘The Infidel Next Door’

Link for my book ‘The Infidel Next Door’ on


News : Indian Prime Minister Modi is to meet Chinese President XI Jinping on the side-lines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to be held on 13-14 June 2019.

There are many blurbs and snippets of ‘Good friends’, Modi and Xi Jinping meeting, in Bishkek to discuss various issues of trade and commerce in a world unsettled by President Trump’s America First policy.

China which is at the receiving end of Trump’s policies would definitely like India on its side. Hence there is a lot of sweet talk from the Chinese media towards Modi. Chinese are well aware of the mushy sentimentality and naivete of Indians in the hard world of international politics.

In international relations, dealings with other countries would depend upon a number of factors, personal aims, ambitions and confidence of its leaders, national interests, economic and military clout, ideologies and history, just to name a few, and not necessarily in that order.

Realpolitik is all about transactional outcome.

In matters of state and serious diplomacy, even allowing for personal likes and dislikes, personal friendships and geniality go only so far in achieving ensuring national objectives.

Here it would be interesting to note what President Trump had to say about the meeting he is expected to have with Xi Jinping on the side lines of SCO.

“ I have a great relationship with him. He’s actually an incredible guy… but he’s for China and I’m for the US.” BLOOMBERG

In the case of China, even cursory perusal of its history will indicate an inherent tendency to expand and dominate, in correspondence with its growth in economic and military power. During the last century China has not only been laying claims but has managed to occupy neighboring countries like Tibet and Xinyang, and also extend its hegemony on the high seas, The Nine Dash line, unilaterally projected by China, claims areas that as per laws of the sea belong to Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. (China even “added a tenth-dash line to the east of Taiwan island in 2013 as a part of its official sovereignty claim to the disputed territories in the South China Sea.[11][13][14” ])Wiki.

At present China is a fast growing power, and among the strongest in the world.1 It has a political and administrative set up with a strong leadership due to which it is able to harness its potentials effectively and efficiently.2

China has avoided major military confrontations after 1979, when it last invaded Vietnam and clashed on the banks of Ussuri R with Russia.. However it has not desisted from frequent testing of its military and naval might and provoking responses of neighbors in from Ussuri R to Himalayas on land and in the South China Sea, where it has built up islands big enough to land aircraft and berths to dock naval vessels. (Dhoklam is only one among the latest in small time ‘provoke & test’ incursions).

In its strategic calculations China has accorded high priority to the access and domination of the Indian Ocean. An oil deficient country, China imports vast quantities, up to 10 million barrels a day, of crude and natural gas. Ships carrying millions of tonnes of oil and gas have to cross the Indian Ocean and the Straits of Malacca on the way home from the Middle East. While China’s desire to safeguard its trade routes in the Indian Ocean,3 and quest for a safe and clear land route to the southern oceans is natural, the methods adopted, and the steps taken to achieve the objectives are clearly producing negative reactions in South Asia. The pressures exerted on countries like Myanmar, Malaysia, Srilanka, Pakistan, and Maldives to undertake road and port projects are raising hackles locally.

A positive approach by China would lead to peace, security and prosperity for all in Asia.

If China accepts that every South Asian country has a right to live and be independent, it will stop propping up and inciting neighbours to fight with one another. It was the colonial mindset, and China should avoid it in its dealing with neighbours.

A positive attitude towards India and other South Asian Countries would have easily opened up land routes and through Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. It would have raised trade relations to even higher levels. Its land routes would have been

secure. India with its growing naval power could have taken easily care of and secured the high seas in the Indian Ocean for safe movements of Chinese vessels.

Even better, the India-China border of 3380 km stretching over inhospitable mountainous terrain, would have been peaceful; making redundant large deployments of Chinese forces.

However, the uncompromising approach adopted by China in its dealings with neighboring states has led to rise in unnecessary tensions, imprudence in Chinese financial transactions, reduction in security, increase in terrorism and support to terrorist organisations.

Flawed Chinese policies today, in respect of its relations with other south Asian countries, have compelled it to supporting a Pakistan run by its obscurantist military. The China Pakistan Economic corridor, though good on paper, and costing $ 60 billion +, is fraught with growing problems. Pakistan is a state that is financially unviable today, and a high risk area for any judicious entrepreneur to invest in. China is sinking over $ 60 billion there. Will it ever recover that amount?

However,a major Indian concern is the fact that CPEC passes through Indian territory illegally occupied by Pakistan. China is not even willing to accept this fact and is going ahead with the CPEC project completely ignoring India’s concerns.

Chinese have so far turned a blind eye to the export of terrorism by Pakistani terrorist organisations. The case of JeM and Masood Azar is too familiar to bear repetition. It must be noted that repeated friendly overtures by India and Modi had no effect in declaring Azar a terrorist. It took the combined efforts of USA, UK and France to move XI Jinping to an acceptance of declaring Azar as a terrorist.

A matter of cultural trait, Indians tend to be emotional and sentimental, and accept others blindly, to a fault. Delusion that going out of the way to express friendship, hoping that personal friendship and amenability will subsume national interests have clouded the judgement of Indian leaders since independence. Mushy idealism and sentimentalism have lead to India abrogating national interests and losing time and again to worldly wise leaders from other countries.

The best of bargaining chips have been frittered away by Indian negotiators and Prime Ministers, from Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai, Rajiv Gandhi. To IK Gujaral, and Manmohan Singh. Loss of Tibet, a third of Kashmir, areas in the Rann of Kutch, surrender and betrayal of intelligence assets , the list is long and excruciating.

Coming back to Prime Minister Modi, his ‘goodwill and personal friendship’ with Nawaz Sharif did not get India anywhere in its quest for peace and security, or elimination of cross border, state sponsored terrorism with Pakistan.

In the case of China comparatively quite borders in the North should not lull India to the threats emanating from the encircling strategy adopted by China in the Indian ocean and the littoral states. In pursuit of ‘Active Defense’ as explained in its

Science of Military Strategy , China’s Naval forces are being augmented on a monthly basis. By 2030 China will possess at least 5 aircraft carriers, 50 + destroyers, 50 + frigates, and 25 submarines of which at least 6 will be Nuclear. Chinese Navy plans to dominate not just the China Sea but the Indian ocean and beyond to the Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba.

Historically China has never given up on its claims to territory on land or Sea. It has boycotted, ignored, or simply brushed aside any objections to its claims. Its stand on Aksai Chin, McMahon Line are known to us. The manner it has rejected and brushed aside the verdict of Haig tribunal’s ruling in South China Sea case which upheld the case of Philippines and pulled up China is among the latest approach to international behaviour.

Luckily India has a pragmatic leader in Prime Minister Modi. With Shri Doval and Shri Jaishankar, who have proved their mettle more than once in matters of security and diplomacy as advisors, India can expect the best possible outcome in the SCO meeting.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled on Tuesday that China’s claims to the resource-rich and strategically vital South China Sea had no legal basis. China, which had boycotted the case brought by the Philippines, vowed to ignore the ruling, saying the UN-backed tribunal had no jurisdiction over the case and accused it of bias.

Kolkata : Doctors in Government Hospitals On Strike

It is most unfortunate that junior government doctors in Kolkata have gone on strike. Doctors are fearing for their future safety and are compelled to ask for police protection just to do their job. Doctors are afraid to take up their posts, fearing beatings by political goons in future also.

Thousands of patients are suffering because the government refuses to provide basic security and protection to doctors. To defuse the situation Government of Mamta Bannerjee must immediately give protection to all doctors and call the doctors for a meeting.

Doctors in government hospitals across India are soft targets for netas and goondas. Patients are almost always in bad shape when they are brought into government hospitals, after home remedies have failed, local quacks have complicated matters, professional and qualified doctors in private practice or smaller hospitals have put their hands up on hopeless cases.

Government hospitals invariably overcrowded and understaffed. All doctors are over worked and stressed beyond limits due to haphazard working hours and very poor infrastructure and lack of minimum facilities in work place.

While anxiety is normal with persons accompanying a patient, many believe that doctors have the Duty and responsibility to ensure revival and survival of even cases DOA, and relations have a right to beat up doctors if the patients succumb inspite of best possible treatment.

Beating up doctors in government hospitals has become a regular affair in India. It happens almost every month in Delhi hospitals.

The latest incident in Kolkata is just a symptom of the real problems of poor infrastructure, understaffing, and sheer bullying attitudes.

It is indeed a terrible state of affairs if doctors who strive day and night to save patients have to beg for their own protection. Bullies and goondas beating up doctors must be arrested immediately and FIRs registered.

In this connection also see Attacking docs? Delhi must follow Karnataka

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Lalloo Laughs

Is  it true that Lalloo and his friends laughed on hearing the news of president of Peru committing suicide over a trivial matter.

Facing arrest for indulging in bribery.


Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.

Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martín Vizcarra.

A crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital building, and were held back by a line of police officers.

Mr García was accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht – claims he denied.

Mr García served as president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to