Comments on: Washington Extra – Natural allies, but not always comfortable ones Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: pakistan Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:51:14 +0000 I beg to differ from the premise of India having a democracy and separation of religion and state.

Indian laws are classified as HINDU laes and have to be accepted by the non hindu citizens.
India practices a thousands of years old caste systems and low caste people are discriminated in education and employment.
India has retained a colonial structured military to suppress any unrest or public demonstrations .
The use of the military is not compatable with democracy.

Has the author not witnessed the massacre of Sikhs in India, forcing hundreds of thusands to flee and seek asylum in the west.
Has the author not witnessed the violent and shabby suppression of Kashmiris, forcing them to flee the West, and those who have remained are experiencing a military rule in their country.
India is in violation of the UN security council ruling on Kashmir.

Now just because the current Obama administration has brought the USA economy to ruins, with no solution for unemployment in the USA, India is being identified as natural allies. Why not call China as blood brothers and Cuba first cousins.

Whereas Hisponic people have been pouring into the USA to support the service industry, India is directly responsible for transfer of jobs moving from the USA, simply because of their low salaries.

Let us not fool ourselves, India is the natural ally?

Rex Minor