Friday, 25 March 2016
Press note issued today, March 26th 2016, on the occasion of the release of the report of the Peoples Commission headed by Justice Katju at Chandigarh
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Was reading Shaheed e Azam Bhagat Singh's writings and documents.
Awe inspiring man and writings.
Shook me up.
"My strength is the strength of oppressed, my courage is the courage of desperation", he wrote at one place in his diary.
Needs a thought...
Saturday, 5 March 2016
Though Afghanistan was not a politically, socially and financially stable country but the ouster of Mohammad Zahir Shah, the last king of Afghans, in a coup in 1973 is considered to be the triggering point of a prolonged period of political unrest; on account of a number factors, international politics involving Russians and Americans included; and consequent turmoil within various Afghan war lords as also good chunks of mujahidin taking on to opium production in a bid to generate more and more drug money with which arms, ammunition, explosives and war machinery could be purchased. the period of turmoil is still going on in Afghanistan.
At the peak of its opium production in 2007, Golden Crescent produced more that 8000 of the world’s total 9000 tons of opium. It had then almost monopolized the world market. Though the yield has come down a bit but it still is the most opium producing area in the world. This area also dominates the cannabis resin market on account of the high resin yields of the region, 145 kg per hectare of land which is almost four times than of Morocco standing at 36 kg per hectare of land. Available figures indicate that the Golden Crescent also caters to a much larger world market of Heroin, about 64% more than that of the Golden Triangle. It produces and distributes over 2,500 megatons of opiates to Africa, Europe, North American sub continent and the Central Asia and supplies to almost 9.5 million opiate users worldwide. On an average about 5300 tons of opium is estimated to be produced in Afghanistan alone of which, most is estimated to be converted into heroin. Most of the produce comes from the provinces of Kandahar and Helmand of this country. Despite worldwide efforts to capture and seize as much opium products as possible, only about 1% of heroin exported from Afghanistan in an illegal manner, is intercepted by various national governments. It clearly indicates either the ‘complicity’ or ‘a-complicity’ of the powers that be. The enormity of the problem, worldwide, can be gauged from the fact that over one million people are estimated to be involved in the business of drug trafficking.
Pakistan's Dreaded ISI