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D-37/33
Aug 01, 2014
09:22 AM

Akash,

There is absolutely no reason to give up our claim on PoK. If you think that, by making LoC as a border, you are solving the Indo_Pak dispute, you are simply deluding and making a fool of yourself. - (#13)

For whatever reason, right or wrong, Kashmir is a "disputed" territory. If the LoC becomes an international border, that ends the dispute. Any incursion therefore, become an act of war and can be dealt with as such.

Moreover, the basic premise of trading land for peace is wrong. (#14)

Possesion is nine tenths of the law. You can only trade something if you have it, which in the case of POK we don't. Recognising the LOC as an international border is only a recognition of reality. We had an opportunity to reclaim POK in 1948 and again in 1972, but chose not to do so. To believe that we can regain it is a pipe dream.

I am certainly not suggesting that we part with any land - either to Pakistan or China - which is under our sovereign control, but I am definitely not advocating that we go to war to reclaim those territories which we claim as ours.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-36/32
Aug 01, 2014
09:06 AM

DLN (#12),

The Cyprus situation is similar to Kashmir's. In 1974, when the pro-Enosis (union with Greece) army staged a coup, the Turkish army invaded and occupied one third of the island. A peace was brokered and there was a peaceful exchange of populations between the Turkish North and Greek South.

Peaceful exchange NO. However, if you mean the that there was no partition like slaughter you are correct.

Incidentally, in 1984, I had spent a week as a tourist there and in Nicosia, I was warned not to take pictures at the border which cuts through the city. Cyprus is relatively peaceful and there is no desire for reunification of the island.

Cyprus is very peaceful and UNFICYP (United Nations Forces in Cyprus) troops are having a ball. They have no work to do, much like UNMOGIP.

I lived in Cyprus from 2004-2007 10 minutes walk from the "Green Line". It is peaceful and there is no restriction on crossing in either direction. In fact residents of the Turkish occupied north frequently cross over to avail of state medical facilities in the south as the Cyprus govt states that they are citizens of Cyprus.

Is their animosity - probably. I visited the north with a colleague and drove to the extreme North Eastern tip. On our way back we stopped for lunch and when we returned to the car found it blocked in. While wondering what to do, an old bystander asked "Are you Greek?" I replied, "Do we look Greek? My friend is Ukrainian and I'm Indian" to which the old man replied, "OK. I'll help you then" and whistled for the guy who had (deliberately) blocked us to move his vehicle.

As for their being no desire for reunification, I can confidently state that you are wrong.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-35/24
Aug 01, 2014
08:13 AM

Sonia will "write"!

In which language?

Pradip Singh, stafford
D-34/2
Aug 01, 2014
08:11 AM

Thank you NDMC for doing that.

Much better than hiring some macho men and shooting any and every animal.
We have seen Brits cleaning up all tigers and loins from India and Africa; now alligators are crying for help in US.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-33/31
Aug 01, 2014
07:49 AM

"Give nuclear weapons to Israel ( they already have it ) and palestanians, Iranians and ask them to settle the matter between themselves. It would solve lot of problems."

nuclear weapons are not like the little knife you stole from your mom's kitchen. It is a work of art and engineering design --- so if you are a barbarian arabic moth*@#$er without the brains to understand deterrence theory, you should not be getting any nukes, and you will not. Intelligence agencies around the world will make sure of that.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-32/30
Aug 01, 2014
07:30 AM

Give nuclear weapons to Israel ( they already have it ) and palestanians, Iranians and ask them to settle the matter between themselves. It would solve lot of problems.

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-31/24
Aug 01, 2014
07:07 AM

Sunnis are the most bigoted, vile and virulent strain of Islam. Brazen lying and justifying everything in the name of Islam is in their DNA.  Shias, Ismailis in contrast to sunnis almost look like pacifists ! 

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-30/29
Aug 01, 2014
06:35 AM

"The violence exists because Israel just does not want a Palestinian state to exist."


That is the correct response to Hamas and all its palestinian supporters that will not allow israel to exist if they can help it.

If it is a matter of one man standing, and it is me or you, let's face it, it is me who will be standing in the end. So f*** all you hamas sympathizers.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-29/28
Aug 01, 2014
06:33 AM

Dear Richard Falk, F*** you and your sanctimony, you worthless a**hole.  Israel will survive because its people know who they are dealing with, and they are not stupid cretins like you are. You are brainless worthless turd, and I spit on you and your ancestors.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-28/76
Aug 01, 2014
06:26 AM

you know a muslim is a jihadi asswipe if he says that people are "forcing democracy and human rights" on muslims. Apparently the natural state of islam is to be anti-women and a theocracy run by mullahs and the military, and anyone attempting to correct it is "islamophobic".

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-27/75
Aug 01, 2014
06:24 AM

"Zaba daBut the west seem to be barbarian when they bombarded these weak nations and force democracy. on them.They must teach democracy by books,not by war.War it self is not a democracy.The west are working on wrong path."

Look at the comment of this asswipe Zaba Da from facebook -- another "liberal" muslim, who does not recognize that more sunni muslims have killed other muslims in the recent past than all of the western world. So ask yourself, why do "liberal" muslims like Zaba Da and Anwaar spread disinformation that the west is against islam when it is their own sunni "islamic brethren" that are slaughtering them with a vengeance? Why this selective outrage and this penchant for misdirection? ask yourselves.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-26/23
Aug 01, 2014
06:24 AM

"The vast majority of Sunnis in India as well as in the world have denounced ISIS" so spake Anwar from Dallas. I don't see any such denouncement in India or elsewhere. Except some half hearted hesitant noises by Muslims which sound more like suppressed admiration of ISIS. But I see lot off denouncement of the Israel about Gaza and even boycott of American and Israeli goods by Muslims in India.

Even this Anwar in a comment below has tried to rationalize the horrendous deeds of ISIS by treating it as a part of  some trend. Anwar seems to be admirer of the ISIS.

   
DavaDatta Bhaumik
Toronto, Canada
D-25/74
Aug 01, 2014
06:22 AM

Hamas is not alone in how they use muslim civilians as cannon fodder to push their political point -- just take the example of the sunni aholes in india. They want to provoke a violence like in gujarat in 2002, where innocent muslims get killed, and then they get to recruit more disaffected muslims for their violent jihad.  Lather. Rinse Repeat. Anwaar here is the the outer "liberal" shell to provide a cover to these violent sunni mot@$#%ers to recruit more jihadis. Should not be surprising given that anwaar here is a supporter of the terrorist group CAIR.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-24/73
Aug 01, 2014
06:18 AM

anwaar:"This is a circular argument! I was reacting to Ghai's and your incessant and overreaching cataloguing of Muslim wrongdoings."

This jihadi asswipe anwaar has a blind spot when it comes to the fact that Hamas does not care about the lives of the palestinian peoople any more than the israelis. If they did, they would have accepted a ceasefire a few hundred deaths before, but no, they want the violence as a piece of propaganda that the "liberal" jihadis like anwaar and all the duplicitious mother#$R%ers at outlook and all the aholes who provide support to that propanganda with the articles they write on outlook.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-23/23
Aug 01, 2014
05:34 AM
Who is she hiring as the Ghost writer? Snoopy the Dog!
Mike Dean, Las Vegas, NV
D-22/12
Aug 01, 2014
04:24 AM

In India, we read a lot, but learn very little. It is true India;s one percent can compete with the best in the world, but average standard is still pretty bad.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-21/22
Aug 01, 2014
04:23 AM

So does the kair-isis-pracharak now call jihadi murderers of past 1000 years as "cranks".  Is that the new terminology being taught by CAIR ? Islam is based on an edifice of lies and denying the genocide Islam has perpetrated in vast areas of Indian subcontinent and continues to practice brazen discrimination, extermination of non-muslims in all muslim majoriy areas of Indian subcontinent even today.

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-20/21
Aug 01, 2014
04:20 AM

The unreported persecution

Omar government withdraws permission to Kousar Nag yatra

Omar government withdraws permission to Kousar Nag yatra

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-19/20
Aug 01, 2014
04:18 AM

>> The assortmnet of India, Saudi Arabia and Egypt makes obvious sense

The moron lists India with SA and Egypt, but howls like a pig, when someone puts his name with Zakir Naik.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-18/22
Aug 01, 2014
04:15 AM

So in what language ? Should I start taking lessons in Italian ?

SaachBolo, SaachGarh
D-17/1
Aug 01, 2014
04:11 AM
Are they doing anything about the corrupt parliamentarian menace inside the Lok and Rajya Sabhas? I refer to those who have been convicted of crimes or are under active investigation. Will they have young persons in terrifying costumes immunizing the tribunes of the people with a dose of muscular ethics so they may be inclined to discharge their duties in an honorable manner?
Raja Panwar, Edmonton
D-16/3
Aug 01, 2014
04:06 AM

You couls also add, Bopko Haram is not a true muslim.

george, london
D-15/3
Aug 01, 2014
04:04 AM

Terrorists will always terrorise the non-muslims, but if one complains, he is a sanghi, according to Anwaar. Well HSBC is not a BJP supporter, and they have taken this decision based on the information they had received from various sources.

george, london
D-14/2
Aug 01, 2014
03:59 AM

This fighting must end. At the end of the way, innnocent people are losing their lives. 

george, london
D-13/1
Aug 01, 2014
03:52 AM

This is the difference between MMS and Modi. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-12/21
Aug 01, 2014
03:23 AM

Sonia's response is a typical FU.

This is a good quality she possesses, and something BJP could learn from her. Instead of bothering to respond, or trying to defend herself, she gave the middle finger to Natwar.

This is something BJP should do. Instead of making fools of themselves trying to defend everything, they should show the middle finger to the sickos and the media. Just say that we have won the mandate, and we shall run the govt the way we want. You can all whine like stuck pigs as much as you want.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-11/20
Aug 01, 2014
03:05 AM

This subcontinental Moslem shows concern and compassion( supposedly, anyway) for the persecution of Arab Christians in Iraq, under ISIS. What about the persecution and huge reduction in numbers of even more ancient communities of Hindus in the subcontinent, in areas comprising Afghanistan, Pakistan, the state of Jammu and Kashmir,  and Bangladesh?

Then, his concern and compassion are nowhere to be found. After all, they probably converted, moved peacefully to India or elsewhere, or simply declined naturally, right?  

Varun Shekhar
Toronto, CANADA
D-10/19
Aug 01, 2014
02:49 AM

>> but there are as many cranks among India's Muslims as among India's Hindus

Oh no. Cracks among India's Muslims are more, a lot more in absolute numbers, and staggeringly more in percentage terms.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-9/27
Aug 01, 2014
01:55 AM


Pinaki Ray,

A pseudo-scholar is one who calls a whole community "converts", as if it shows his scholarship! All it shows is his ill-breeding.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-8/2
Aug 01, 2014
01:50 AM

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=758287820902138

http://indiaopines.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Occupied-Palestine-Map-2-Stu.jpeg

R. Saroja, Bombay
D-7/22
Aug 01, 2014
01:44 AM

Mayaben Kodnani granted bail by Gujarat High Court. Not surprising news. Her ill health, depression, mental condition etc. weighed with High Court which has observed that the charge of conspiracy u/s 120B is not proved beyond reasonable doubt. Her sentence is suspended.
My client Maulana Ibrahim Umarji was arrested in 2003. He was also charged u/s 120B. He was branded as the chief mastermind behind Godhra carnage. He was not granted bail by the Godhra sessions court. POTA was slapped on him. POTA court also refused bail. High Court did not grant bail. Supreme court also refused bail. He languished in jail for 10 years. Only because he was Muslim. Finally declared he was innocent and acquitted. Now he is dead.
Since he was Muslim, all efforts were made to ensure that he was not released on bail, whereas for Mayaben, all efforts are made to ensure that she is granted bail and her sentence is reversed.
Jesus Christ said - all are equal in the eyes of God. Ambedkar's Constitution said - all are equal in the eyes of law. Unfortunately in Gujarat, the criminal law is not equal and uniform for all. The standards are different for Hindus and Muslims. We do not need uniform civil code. All that we need is uniform criminal code.
~Subramaniam Iyer, Jan Sangharsh Manch

https://www.facebook.com/TruthOfGujarat/posts/758283814235872

R. Saroja, Bombay
D-6/26
Aug 01, 2014
01:42 AM

D.L.Narayan,

>> "What else can one expect when Hamas is raining missiles on Israel? During hostilities, the hawks silence the doves."

How can you be so ignorant? Reuven Rivlin was elected President of Israel on June 10th, 2014, before Hamas launched the missile attack. He is a staunch opponent of the two-state solution agreed to in the Oslo Pact.

>> "Once the violence stops and Palestinians accept the right of Israel to exist, my support will be for a Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders and the establishment of a Palestinian state."

If you think that is a just solution, just say it without putting conditions on it. The violence exists because Israel just does not want a Palestinian state to exist.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-5/18
Aug 01, 2014
01:22 AM


> "Why a photo showing Tamil Muslims in support of ISIS is more troubling than any IB report."

The vast majority of Sunnis in India as well as in the world have denounced ISIS, but there are as many cranks among India's Muslims as among India's Hindus.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-4/1
Aug 01, 2014
01:11 AM


Israeli Crimes - Getting Away With It for Over 60 Years

By Chris Doyle

“But what gets under the skin of so many is that whilst the Assad regime is sanctioned and condemned, Israel is lauded, protected and given a multi-billion dollar annual sponsorship deal with the United States. ”

According to Gerard Horton from Military Court Watch: "The danger is Israel will sleep walk into pariah status if it is seen to remain above the law." Horton tells me that Israel is "operating in a parallel universe, a completely different set of principles seem to apply to this conflict."

english.alarabiya.net/en/views/2014/07/30/Israeli-crimes-Getting-away-with-it-for-over-60-years.html
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-3/1
Aug 01, 2014
01:02 AM


How many assaults on Israelis were mounted by the Hamas between June 2003 and June 2004 using these tunnels? Probably very few if any. So these tunnels were being used to bring in food, medicines and other necessities, thus frustrating Israel's illegal bliockade subjecting 1.5 million Gaza citizens to an inhuman imprisonment in a small sliver of land. Destroying these tunnels is a top priority for Netanyahu in order to restore the inhuman imprisonment.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-2/1
Aug 01, 2014
12:51 AM

 
Chris Gunness's reaction is what a normal human reaction would be, the same that we feel when we see puctures of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-1/2
Aug 01, 2014
12:17 AM

Kashmiri Pandits have NOT been allowed to perform their yatra. Following the tradition of the media, I am not mentioning who stopped the Pandits. The allegedly belonged to a supposedly minority community.

Akash Verma, Chennai
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