Comments on: And now, Pakistan’s militants strike in its Kashmir region Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: thetrajectory Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:06:44 +0000 Given the false promise of democracy in Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas, the anti-government sentiment is not new to the region. the only difference is that, like India administered J&K, the militants are taking advantage of popular unrest to spread violence.

By: rajeev Sun, 28 Jun 2009 13:48:08 +0000 Sanjeev;

I totally agree vvith Rohit on lack of media coverage of goings inside POK as I already said. The current post cannto be addressed properly if one does no knovv the status of Kashmiris inside there. Do you? If so share vvith us, if not tell us yo are. I appreciate if you do not screen this post out since you and I both are talking about Kashmir inside Pakistan.

By: Nikhil Sat, 27 Jun 2009 18:45:37 +0000 Sanjiv,

Few militant strikes in Pak Occupied Kashmir will not change Pak’s central policy of supporting LeT, JuD, HuM etc

What baffles me in international media, including reuters, is that no one reports on the current affairs in Pak Occupied Kashmir. Perhaps, international media is not allowed to go there and report without being followed by ISI agents.

By: Sunny Fri, 26 Jun 2009 21:59:24 +0000 Does the Pakistani Army believe in ”What you sow is what you reap”?
Because of the incorrect policies of the military elite, poor soldiers are losing their lives. But the elite will continue with their lavish lifestyle in Islamabad.
The military announces that they have flushed out the militants from various locations in the NorthWest and ordinary Pakistanis feel that their military is doing a great job.
How many of them take a step back and ask ”When you say flushed out, does that mean have you killed or they ran way? If they ran away where did they go?”
Maybe now they have an answer as to where the flushed out militants have gone.

By: rajeev Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:00:41 +0000 Sanjeev

I misunderstood your Qn, so correcting my earlier post:

@Or is this intended to raise tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir again?
—–Many possibilities including this one.

By: rajeev Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:33:26 +0000 Sanjeev

@Nobody yet has claimed responsibility, but if it is the Pakistan Taliban what signal is it sending?
—Same signal as in the rest of Pakistan and that there is reach is all across pakistan.
@Or is it the Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has long operated on the Indian side of Kashmir as also other parts of India ?
—May be. LeT will not claim responsibility so we do not know and the doubt will remain on Taliban. or India (!!!!!).

@Or is this intended to raise tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir again?

Why not Kashmiris who are suffering in POK and that begs a thread from Reuters to look at the Kashmiri struggle inside POK, Human rights issues …… Has not been done so far.
Kashmiris inside POK are repressed by Pakistan and are neglected by the media.

By: Global Watcher Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:53:00 +0000 Sanjeev!


Pakistan massively upgrading nuclear complex, despite looming civil war. sats-show-pakistan-super-sizing-its-nucl ear-weapons-complex/

Is Pakistan really sincere about using U.S. taxpayer and IMF dollars to fight terrorism, while it builds nuclear weapons?

How can the world sit idly by and let this happen?

I think Obama and Clinton need to address this head on, in front of the world.

By: Azad Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:52:30 +0000 VIEW FROM PAKISTAN
The Hinge Of Fate
Many in the Pakistani security establishment continue to espouse their myths, the latest of which is that the Taliban fighters in Swat are getting their arms and money from the many Indian consulates in Afghanistan which apparently exist only to serve as a thorn in the side of Pakistan.

Ahmad Faruqui

………….They continue to espouse their myths, the latest of which is that the attacks in Mumbai and Lahore were the work of foreign agents. They have assiduously cultivated a popular perception in Pakistan that the RAW, the Mossad and the CIA are the primary cause of the ills that plague the nation.

In this narrative, non-Muslim foreign agents are behind the violent attacks that have been killing scores of mosque-goers. They contend that Muslims would never kill Muslims. This very conveniently glosses over the fact that not just in Pakistan but throughout the Muslim world Muslims in the thousands are serving time in jail for carrying out heinous crimes against fellow Muslims. Apparently, the force of religion was not strong enough to prevent them from robbing, raping and killing fellow Muslims for personal gain………………. name=20090624&fname=faruqui&sid=1
I posted these 2 articles written by Pakistani Journalists,a couple of days ago, for benefit of all. Its good to look at the otherside of Pakistan. This tiny fraction of Pakistani writers are valiantly defending their country against the forces eating away from within. Their voices will be drowned down by the more vocal conspiracy theorists (including Musharraf) unfortunately.

By: Azad Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:38:12 +0000 VIEW FROM PAKISTAN
Reinventing Pakistan
The long-term defence of Pakistan therefore demands a determined ideological offensive and a decisive break with the past. Pakistan must reinvent itself as a state that is seen to care for its people. Instead of seeking to fix the world’s problems – Kashmir, Afghanistan and Palestine included – it must work to first fix its own.

Pervez Hoodbhoy name=20090623&fname=hoodbhoy&sid=1

The Pakistani writer makes it abundantly clear the course Pakistan should take.Wait for a plethora of conspiracy theories from Pak administration and Indian involvement.

By: Rohit Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:28:11 +0000 Right now, time is so good that even if eskimos sponsor terrorist attacks in Pakistan, no one, not even ISI would be able to tell who did what in Pakistan.