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An Echo Chamber Drama

Is Kasab Pakistani? And so started an absurd play on television.

An Echo Chamber Drama
An Echo Chamber Drama
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From the very beginning, the horror of Mumbai has been a TV show, where the world saw the terrorists lay siege to spiffy hotels and kill innocents. It was TV that played out many aspects of security operations. And it was on TV that India and Pakistan began their war of words that culminated in the spectacle of January 7 evening—of different Pakistani institutions speaking in contradictory voices, underlining the growing rift between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Islamabad alternated between accepting Ajmal Kasab, the lone Mumbai terrorist to have survived, as its citizen and denying it and then, after hours of confusion, admitted he was indeed a Pakistani national. This was followed by the summary dismissal of national security advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani.

All hell broke loose as soon as the Dawn TV network quoted a "high-ranking official" to declare: "Sadly, it has been established that Kasab is a Pakistani citizen. He’s the son of Amir Kasab and Mrs Noor Illahi of Faridkot." The official wasn’t...

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