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Risking public health

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Last week J&K High Court rapped the government her for its failure to check adulteration in food stuffs.

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    Risking public health

    Last week J&K High Court rapped the government her for its failure to check adulteration in food stuffs. Coming down heavily on the concerned authorities, the court asked the government to ensure that the concerned departments are equipped with the necessary and qualified human resource besides have other infrastructure to keep adulteration of edibles at bay.

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    People failed yet again

    If “less said is better”, one would say that Army should now call off its court of inquiry into the Budgam human-shield incident.  Given that the Army chief has already pronounced his and that and Army’s judgment by honouring the involved Major with “commendation for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations”, 

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    Geopolitics needs rethink

    “Watching violent images of war and strife elsewhere in the world always invoked a sense of pride and invulnerability in me. ‘Thank God,’ I would say, ‘I am the citizen of this country; it could never happen here.’”

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    Conscientious objection

    “The tyrant and his subjects are in somewhat symmetrical positions. They can deny him most of what he wants – they can, that is, if they have the disciplined organization to refuse collaboration. And he can deny them just about everything theywant – 

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    Planning matters

    In 1961, diamond-rich Botswana and Sierra Leone had approximately the same per capita income of about US$1,070, when both these countries in Africa adopted and experienced extremely different paths of economic development. While diamonds caused an economic miracle in Botswana, the same diamonds led to a total state collapse in Sierra Leone.

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    Selling heritage!

    In the year 2008 Srinagar and Leh (old) towns were included on the New York-based World Monuments Fund (WMF) watch-list of the 100 most endangered sites across the globe. WMF is the foremost private and non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered architectural and cultural sites around the World.

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    Depoliticize mundane

    Kashmir is once again on the boil, witnessing protests and clashes almost on daily basis.  These protests and agitations in Kashmir are a sad commentary on the state’s dysfunctional systems.  Irrespective of how the state chooses to look at, understand and articulate these protests against it, fact of the matter remains that for the common people there is not much reason of hope in the current system.

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    Wasting precious land

    The J&K High Court has time and again made it clear that it will no longer tolerate violation of its orders vis-à-vis putting an end to the constructions in arable agrarian land. The court has said that it is the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir who would be held personally responsible for any violations in this regard. These directions came some two years back in the face of complaints that despite court orders to the contrary,

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    Growing radicalization

    That so many educated Kashmiri youth have joined militancy here of late is a big cause of worry, not for New Delhi and its security establishment only but for one and all. And the biggest worry is that this new breed of Kashmiri militants, if the reports are believed, are far more radicalized in the world-view about religion and politics as also the sacrifice than their counterparts of yesteryears. 

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