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What use are toothless and worthless conventions?

The Baloch have suffered terribly at the hands of the state since 1948 but maintain their dignity and have shown resolute courage under fire. The Baloch consider crying over the dead a sign of weakness

In the shadow of the gun (Parts I and II)

During the 1973-1977 army action in conflict zones, thousands of innocent people were killed, tens of thousands were internally displaced

The 'Iron Hand' Mentality

The iron hand mentality has been the bane of the establishment and rulers and it is not something inadvertent, spontaneous or random; it is the natural consequence of the deeply etched religious and racist bias

Respect for mandates!

The army has the authority to ensure that all Baloch people get to see a ‘ten rupee note’ in their lifetime, though it has often enough shown them the devastating prowess of multi-million dollar F-16s, helicopter gunships and artillery shells

Myths and realities

Even the head of the military power of a civilised state may well envy the “unrestrained respect” of society for the elder of a clan. This essentially is the distinction between a people’s sardar and the Pakistani state

Torments without end

The state patronage for intolerant ‘jihadist brigades’ has slowly but gradually undermined the very foundations on which they thought they would build the edifice of the ‘Fortress of Islam’. It couldn’t have been otherwise because once intolerance and bigotry is accepted and promoted, it turns on society itself and destroys it from within and this is exactly what is happening here

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