· October, 2009

Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2009

Bangladesh: Article On War Criminals Censored

  15 October 2009

Following a legal complaint Guardian.co.uk has censored portion of an article by a Bangladeshi academic who wrote on the upcoming trial of war criminals in Bangladesh and an alleged war criminal currently residing in UK. Bloggers are protesting and Muktaangon (Bn) and The 3rd World View blogs have details.

Pakistan: The Kerry Lugar Bill

  14 October 2009

The Kerry Luger bill is a non military aid package for five years granted to Pakistan by USA. The stringent and dictating conditions along with this bill have instigated a lot of debate in Pakistan and agitated its bloggers as well.

Sri Lanka: Discrimination Runs Deep

  13 October 2009

At Groundviews Marisa de Silva points to the fact that “even post-war, discrimination runs deep in Sri Lanka.” For an insight into the post war politics in Sri Lanka read Sanjana's piece.

Pakistan: The Ideology Of The Army

  13 October 2009

Ayesha Siddiqa at Pak Tea House comments on the ideology of the Pakistan army and the civil society at large: “the country’s ruling elite and the military have traditionally used a particular aspect of religion to gain strategic dividends. While they can conveniently claim to have retained their secularism and...

Pakistan: The Rawalpindi Raid

  12 October 2009

Indian blogger The Acorn comments on the attackers who raided the Pakistan army’s General Head Quarters (GHQ) complex: “they broke a psychological barrier by striking at the heart of the Pakistani military-jihadi complex.”

Russia: 1994 Zikr in Grozny

  11 October 2009

Photographer Oleg Klimov posts photos (RUS) of Chechen men performing a zikr ceremony in summer 1994 in Grozny, Chechnya: “Some six months before the war. Most of these people are no longer alive.”

India: Attacks On Indian Embassy In Kabul

  11 October 2009

Reacting on the recent attack on Indian embassy in Kabul, The Filter Coffee opines that without proper security measures “increasing Indian involvement in the development of Afghanistan only increases the number of potential targets for the terror consortium.”

Peru: Renewed Attention on the Shining Path

  11 October 2009

Seventeen years after the capture of Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Peruvian terrorist organization Shining Path, a new movie and book, as well as several suspicious attacks, have brought new attention on the group.

MENA: Where is Obama's Peace?

  10 October 2009

He's done it again and this time he has won the Nobel Peace Prize, much to everyone's surprise - including his own. US President Barack Obama's prize has sparked a serious debate in the Middle East and here's a round up of some of the reactions.

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