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Pulwama’s Aftermath and Pakistani Reaction
The Pakistani Parliament in a joint session adopted a consensus resolution on 1st March reiterating Pakistan’s traditional position of confusing terrorism with self-determination. The resolution did not condemn Pulwama terror attack. It instead condemned India’s charge against Pakistan as ‘baseless’ and ‘politically motivated’, and guided by its ‘electoral calculations’.
यहां से बदल सकती है तस्वीर
उम्मीद के मुताबिक भारतीय विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज ने इस्लामी सहयोग संगठन (ओआईसी) का अपना संबोधन आतंकवाद पर केंद्रित रखा। उन्होंने साफ लफ्जों में कहा कि मानवता की रक्षा तभी हो सकेगी, जब उन तमाम मुल्कों पर दबाव बनाया जाएगा, जो आतंकी गतिविधियों के लिए फंडिंग करते हैं। उनका निशाना जाहिर तौर पर पाकिस्तान था। यह कमोबेश अपने घर में पाकिस्तान को घेरने जैसा था, क्योंकि इस संगठन में अब तक उसका खासा दखल रहा है। संभवत: इसीलिए पाकिस्तान ने भारत को मिले इस सम्मान पर नाराजगी जाहिर की, और हां-ना के बाद आखिरकार इसमें शामिल न होने का फैसला लिया।
Opinion on India-Pakistan Confrontation
The confrontation flared up again in direct military confrontation between the two countries. Frankly, we did not expect India to undertake a kinetic response. But we think our overall assessment remains valid. We think both sides are looking not to escalate.
2019 में पार्टियों के सामने चुनौतियां और अवसर
2019 के आम चुनावों में कोई जीतेगा और कोई हारेगा मगर जीतें या हारें, दोनों को ही बाद में कुछ चुनौतियों का सामना करना पड़ेगा और ये चुनौतियां व्यक्तिगत स्तर पर ही नहीं बल्कि राष्ट्र से जुड़ी भी होंगी। यदि देश में प्रगति लानी है और पिछले वर्षों में हुई प्रगति का फायदा उठाना है तो इन चुनौतियों को अवसरों में बदलना होगा। ये चुनौतियां मोटे तौर पर तीन श्रेणियों में हैं और कुछ समस्याएं एक से अधिक श्रेणियों में रखी जा सकती हैं, लेकिन उनसे भविष्य का बेहतर खाका बनता है।
Pulwama and After
At least 44 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and 70 injured when a Maruti Eeco car laden with explosives rammed into a CRPF bus—part of a massive convoy—in Awantipora town of Pulwama District in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on 14 February, in one of the deadliest terror attacks yet on government forces in J&K. The incident took place at Lethpora, about 30 km from Srinagar on the Jammu-Srinagar highway around 3.15 pm.
Fundamental Rights, yes. What about Fundamental Duties?
Roughly two years ago, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition that sought the implementation of Justice JS Verma Committee’s recommendations for the legal enforcement of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in Part IV (A) of the Constitution of India. A two-judge apex court Bench had wondered how it could “direct the Government to implement Fundamental Duties”. Addressing the petitioner, a member of the ruling BJP, the Bench suggested that the Government could take the initiative in the enforcement. “You are the Government. You are so powerful that you can get this done.”
Russia’s Growing Influence in Africa
With the collapse of the superpower in 1991, things began to change. Today, there is much being talked about India and China’s role in the African continent, ignoring the expanding interest of Russia and her presence in Africa. Until the end of the cold war, the former Soviet Union played a significant role in the African continent. Moreover, it had a great influence in the economic and political arena of the region.
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