DW’s article on India’s Naxal war for Kantipur भारतको ‘नक्सली’ युद्ध
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Why can’t those who can bring peace (or create war!) in other countries do the same in their own society?
By Dinesh Wagle
Do you know what the update was from India’s commercial capital a day after the ghastly Maoist attack in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh last Tuesday? “The stock market barometer Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex crossed the 18,000-mark for the first time in 25 months on Wednesday,” said a report posted on the website of The Hindustan Times. “Crossing 18,000 is a healthy sign and foreign institutional investors (FIIs) support continues,” said Divyesh Shah, CEO, Indiabulls Securities. Continue reading
Instead of eradicating poverty, the current Indian establishment has, it seems, decided to eradicate the poor from society. (pic source)
By Dinesh Wagle
This article was first published in today’s Kathmandu Post. Here’s the PDF version of the page.
Things are happening so late in India. This I say from the Nepali perspective. The dominating Indian political discourses in the past several days have been increasingly sounding like the ones we used to have at the beginning of the current decade. The government here has decided to combat the spreading Maoist insurgency putting the prospects of talks on the backburner, and the deliberations have been all about that. These debates, mainly taking place in the most influential, city-centric and English language media, are heavily tilted towards the hawkish government stand. “These terrorists,” shouted one network editor the other evening, “must be neutralized. How can a government talk with killers?” Continue reading