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OK To Bash Civilians For Now

OK to bash civilians for now

Attired in a necktie and suit, to many the first such public image of the interior minister, it took a dapper Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to reach Washington D.C. to…

Civilians In The War Zone

Civilians in the war zone

We are constantly being exhorted to treat the war on terror as our own war and not theirs (the Americans’). We are told to own it. From that one deduces…

‘No Innocent Civilians’

‘No innocent civilians’

“We don’t do body counts,” Gen Tommy Franks, commander of the US Central Command, told reporters at Bagram Airbase near Kabul in 2002. He led the invasions of both Afghanistan…

Fighting Maoists, Killing Civilians

Fighting Maoists, killing civilians

The killing of 20 civilians by the Central Reserve Police Force in Bijapur district in Central India’s Chhattisgarh state will go down as a black mark in the history of…

Civilians

Civilians

Declared or otherwise, there are nine ongoing operations by the security forces to crush the militants in the NWFP and tribal areas, with at least one in the offing in…

How democracy was derailed — Part – III

As we saw in the previous article in this series (April 28), between the Tamizuddin judgment and the advice rendered under Special Reference No 1, the federal court led by…