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download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 15, Ask the Mayor. scored the only goal of the game for West Bromwich Albion in the 31st minute. that is pearls, 2015 11:29 am Amit Gaur has apparently been roped in for Bosco Martis’ directorial debut in Bollywood. P D’Mello Road, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji. submitted fictitious documents and used fraudulent means for getting licenses and thereby access to spectrum. Padma Deosthali, There is speculation that the Saudi Kingdom is seeking Pakistan’s military support to shore up its internal and external defences amidst mounting regional tensions.No announcements were made after Sharif met King Salman and other senior members of the Saudi Royal family But security cooperation was reportedly at the top of the agenda Squeezed between Sunni extremism of the Islamic State on the one hand and the rising political clout of the Shia Iran on the other the Saudis are apparently eager to cash in their many IOUs in Pakistan Sharif of course owes big to Saudi Arabia which saved him sheltered him at the darkest moment of his political career when Gen Pervez Musharraf ousted him in a coup and put him behind bars in 1999 The Saudis persuaded Musharraf to let Sharif out of prison and take exile in Jeddah Beyond the personal the Saudis have always bailed Pakistan out of economic crises by providing oil and money at concessional rates There have also been reports that Saudis finance Pakistan’s clandestine nuclear weapon programme that began in the 1970s Share This Article Related Article Pakistan’s civilian and military establishments tend to be quite deferential to the Saudi royals and allow them the kind of privileges that a sovereign government rarely extends to another But the relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia was never entirely one-sided The Pakistan security forces have long acted as a military reserve for the House of Saud After the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979 Gen Zia ul Haque sent Pakistani troops to bolster Saudi security The size and scope of that deployment was never revealed Early last year there was a Saudi ‘gift’ to Pakistan of $15 billion when Islamabad’s foreign exchange reserves sunk to a perilously low level Analysts in the region linked this gift to requests from Riyadh for the recruitment and training of Saudi-backed Sunni militant groups fighting the Bashar al Assad regime in Syria Saudi Arabia’s regional security environment has gotten worse since then Riyadh has been deeply concerned about the gains made by the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen with which Saudi Arabia shares a restive frontier The Saudis are also anxious about the prospect of a nuclear deal between Iran and America that might further boost Tehran’s clout in the Middle East As Pakistan gets drawn into the regional rivalries in the Middle East Islamabad is of course conscious of the need to walk the tight rope between its long-standing benefactor Saudi Arabia and Iran with which it shares a long border Mounting attacks on the Shia minority in Pakistan by Sunni extremists has been poisoning the political atmosphere between Tehran and Islamabad for some time There have also been frequent clashes between dissident Iranian Sunni militant groups that have taken shelter on the Pakistani side of the border and Tehran’s border security forces As Pakistan begins to gain new political leverage in the Gulf the unfolding geopolitical dynamic in the Gulf has not drawn adequate attention in Delhi Although foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has travelled to the region frequently and has hosted many senior leaders from the region in Delhi the government of Narendra Modi appears some distance away from developing a coherent strategy towards the Middle East For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Updated: January 26 2017 11:14 am Top News On the eve of Republic Day the Gujarat government on Wednesday granted remission of sentence to 439 convicts in the state More than 50 per cent of them are convicted of murder The decision was taken by the state government under the provisions of Article 161 of the Constitution said Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja The number of remissions is much higher than the last three occasions In 2007 253 convicts got remission of sentence while in 2010 and 2013 344 and 315 convicts respectively were given relief WATCH VIDEO |People Gather At India Gate & Rajpath To Witness 68th Republic Day Parade Jadeja said that the number of remissions has increased since the government decided to use its discretion to free male convicts above 65 years and female convicts above 60 years if they have spent more than five years in jail while keeping in mind certain criteria like they should not be involved in more than one murder Other remissions of sentence were granted to convicts with conditions — like in the case of murder convicts they should have spent more than 12 years in jail and in other offences they must have spent 75 per cent of the sentence in jail For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Updated: February 16 2016 10:21 am A student shouts slogans as JNU teachers and students form a human chain inside the campus in protest against arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday (Source: Express Photo by Oinam Anand) Related News The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and the crackdown on political dissent at JNU suggest that we are living under a government that is both rabidly malign and politically incompetent It is using nationalism to crush constitutional patriotism legal tyranny to crush dissent political power to settle petty scores and administrative power to destroy institutions The instigation of this crackdown was the alleged chanting of some anti-national slogans at JNU and a meeting to mark the death anniversary of Afzal Guru But the government’s disproportionate response smacks of tyranny of the highest order It ordered the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar whose speech had nothing anti-national about it Share This Article Related Article The fury with which the home minister and HRD minister intoned on defending “Mother India” and wiping out anti-national events suggests several things This was a political decision taken at the highest levels of government It represents an open declaration by government that it will not tolerate any dissent It clearly put on display this government’s imperiously presumptuous claim that it has the monopoly on nationalism It was meant to be a display of brute force against a speech that was not in any way an immediate instigation to violence The crackdown was an act designed to revel in ignorance of the law of sedition Indeed it was insidious in its remarkable ability to make ignorance the flaming torchbearer of nationalism The government does not want to just crush dissent; it wants to crush thinking as its repeated assaults on universities demonstrate Watch video: JNU Students Left Activists Protest At Jantar Mantar They want to peddle a patriotism whose condition of possibility is the wiping out of all thought It is important not to confuse several issues Some of the students may have been deeply misguided in the beliefs they hold But a university is the space to debate them: yes even the hanging of Afzal Guru But nothing they said amounts to a definition of illegality that should befit a liberal democracy As a society we are also losing sight of a basic distinction: the threshold of justification required for using the coercive power of the state is not satisfied merely because someone disagrees In fact the critique of what the students were doing has been vitiated because it has resorted to force It is also important to remember that what is at issue here is not the definition of patriotism or who is or is not anti-national Large sections of the media and intelligentsia are gullibly letting the question of nationalism frame the terms of debate So even at the risk of hyperbole it is a moment to assert that being anti-national is not a crime Indeed if the definition of nationalism is narrow and pinched-up if it does not brook serious criticism if it is aligned with tyranny if it trades on an anti-intellectual ignorance and its purpose is to unleash a frenzy of destructive passion then being anti-national might even be an obligation Make no mistake: the purpose of such a use of state power is to put all defenders of liberty all radical critics of the state on the defensive Its purpose is to make traitors of all of us Express Editorial | Do not disagree: JNU arrests are ill-judged threaten basic rights But besides being malign the government’s actions are politically stupid In a narrow sense the crackdown fulfils the government’s agenda: polarise and confuse the population by constantly debating nationalism; give full rein to the politics of resentment that the government harbours against institutions it has declared “Left” But it does long-run damage to the government’s credibility in several ways It gives the opposition exactly the pretext to unite that they need It is hard to see the government being able to carry much of the country with it if it constantly uses such vendetta It will not be a surprise if another parliament session is the casualty of such overreaction And the opposition would be well within its rights Dissent is not something to be trifled with As atrocious as the Congress and Left’s record on freedom of expression is this is an opportunity for them to signal a new beginning But they have to learn this lesson The Congress and the Left have been hiding behind their own self-declared virtue for far too long to the point where they created and used all the legal instruments of suppression the BJP is deploying with such effect The politics of dissent will have to be rescued from the politics of opportunism The crackdown signals an utter lack of judgment in the government where ministers manage to manufacture a national crisis out of what were always at best minor affectations in student politics The ABVP’s constantly seeking government interference in university affairs on ideological grounds does not portend well for the future It has even given all those not on the Left a reason to rally with the “Left” JNU’s importance to national intellectual life had been waning; the BJP has just resurrected it Even from the point of view of their own critique of the Left this is an own goal It suggests that the BJP is a party that cannot repress its own base instincts whose petty politics of resentment will always subvert whatever long-term goals it might have The BJP has still not learnt any lesson from its fate over the last two years The toleration debate will overshadow everything else it does not because of some congenital anti-BJP conspiracy: it is because the protection of freedom is the life blood of a democracy And in this case it is the BJP that upped the ante The BJP does not also understand one subtle point: that unless there is real and immediate violence involved a democracy that cuts “anti-nationals” some slack is a robust democracy For the fact that even people who push the boundaries of expression are safe makes us all feel safe Nothing that the students did poses nearly as much threat to India as the subversion of freedom and judgement this government represents The honourable ministers should realise that if this is a debate about nationalism it is they rather than JNU who should be in the dock They have threatened democracy; that is the most anti-national of all acts The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and contributing editor The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News

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