Different yardsticks?

By Sant Kumar Sharma There were protests all over western nations after the incident in New Zealand wherein a non-Muslim killed Muslims in a mosque. The New Zealand PM expressed solidarity with the community and the incident was soundly condemned.Muslims also protested very vociferously whenever an incident happens wherein a non-Muslim targets Muslims. They don’t when Muslims kill Muslims. They

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Terror won’t deter voters

By Sant Kumar SharmaRecall the horrors of August 9, 2013, Hindu-Muslim clashes in Kishtwar. It was Eid, a day to celebrate.MOS Home of Jammu and Kashmir, Sajjad Kichloo, who was also the local MLA of Kishtwar then, was in town on that day when the clashes started. By the evening, things had escalated too high.According to some reports, it was

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It’s high time India reviews the discriminatory Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan

Sant Kumar Sharma The heavily lopsided Indus Water Treaty (IWT) favours Pakistan by allowing it to use 80.52% water from the Indus basin while India gets a meagre 19.48% river waters. It’s time to renegotiate this treaty. Our recalcitrant western neighbour Pakistan  is no ordinary nation state and its abnormal behaviour is a trait too deeply entrenched. It is every

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One third of Pakistan’s share of Indus water is wasted

Sant Kumar Sharma It’s high time Pakistan takes adequate measures to stop the wastage of Indus river’s water flowing through its territory, rather than blame India for water woes. Pakistan is a nation that needs uninterrupted supplies of abundant waters in its geographical confines to sustain the lifestyle of its citizens. An overwhelming 95% of the country’s irrigated areas lie

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