Tag: Radcliffe Line

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  • Pakistan’s Azadi

    Pakistan’s Azadi

    The striking feature must be the consolidation of parties and politics in the Pakistan court though it is still rather uncertain whether the PPP leader, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and the PML (N) chief, Shahbaz Sharif, will be able to attend, bogged down as they reportedly are with pressing engagements.

    November 6, 2019
  • Flight to Freedom

    Flight to Freedom

    Asia Bibi’s case horrifyingly illustrates the dangers of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and the dire imperative to repeal them

    May 10, 2019
  • With apologies to none!

    With apologies to none!

    India will never run out of reasons to feel aggrieved ~ the drain of wealth during the Raj, the loot and plunder of Indian artefacts such as the Kohinoor diamond, our huge territorial loss due to the Radcliffe Line, the historical baggage of its shoddy demarcation and finally the horrors of the Bengal famine and the Partition besides the hideous Amritsar massacre.

    April 24, 2019
  • Another ‘K’ word?

    Another ‘K’ word?

    For despite there being a religious sentiment underlying the moves to opening a corridor for Indian pilgrims to visit the sacred shrine of Guru Nanak on his 500th birth anniversary, after a single official level meeting to work out modalities for operationalising the transit system, New Delhi and Islamabad were back to their customary name-calling, accusations and counter accusations.

    March 18, 2019
  • Divisive growth

    Divisive growth

    Ms Bachelet has expressed concern over the fact that the demands of citizens protesting against inequality are being met by “violent and excessive use of force, arbitrary detentions, torture and even alleged summary or extrajudicial killings” as in Venezuela, Sudan, Haiti and France ~ the last fountain-head of democracy.

    March 11, 2019
  • Mr Khan’s agenda

    Mr Khan’s agenda

    Rather than hi-falutin platitudes, as is the wont of those at the helm of governance, Imran Khan’s signal of intent, as articulated 24 hours after being sworn in as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, is a critical presentation on austerity in a stuttering economy. He has moved on to bread-and-butter issues in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s …

    August 22, 2018
  • Four-star bunker

    Four-star bunker

    A political commentator recently chuckled that India was fortunate its Army Generals were too busy playing golf to emulate their opposite numbers west of the Radcliffe Line and meddle with managing the affairs of the country. Alas, for the “general sahibs” the Royal & Ancient Game is now taboo in the Kashmir Valley and the …

    August 5, 2018
  • Victory and Murk

    Victory and Murk

    The GHQ in Rawalpindi may well be enjoying a collective chuckle with Imran Khan at the crease. For a Rhodes scholar and cricketer with little or no experience in the affairs of State, it is early days to expect either a roadmap on domestic governance, let alone on relations with India. Nonetheless, his inaugural statement …

    July 28, 2018
  • Humane, humble

    Humane, humble

    It has been a rare flash of the humane in the otherwise bleak Indo-Pak scenario generally marked by confrontationist posturing and provocative rhetoric. The mutual decision to release and repatriate certain categories of prisoners suggests that the subcontinent retains traces of the cultural riches that had enriched societies across the northern region until Partition ripped …

    March 9, 2018
  • Life on the border

    Life on the border

    A writer travelled along the Radcliffe Line – through the vibrant greenery of Punjab as well as the more melancholic landscape of the states surrounding Bangladesh – to examine life on the border. But contrary to the general perception, he found the regions along the line among the “most peaceful and boring places on earth” …

    October 6, 2017
  • A walk through history

    A walk through history

    Gazing at Neighbours delves deep into the lives of people living along the border, what is populary known as the Radcliffe Line, and sheds light on many untold stories. A review by Nivedita R Enough has been written and re-written about Partition of India and the horrors associated with it. The mere word, Partition, evokes …

    October 5, 2017