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Collateral Damage

Violence and deaths provoked by the war
Date Event Summary
29 March 2002 Thailand to host LTTE peace talks SINGAPORE MARCH 29. Thailand will be the venue for peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
08 March 2002 Change of tactics on Kashmir proposed KARACHI, March 7: Pakistan's former foreign minister Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali has made a strong plea to "postpone forcing a military solution of Kashmir issue on India for at least next 20 years" , and urged to focus on national economic uplift.
08 March 2002 Of speech and authority In these tumultuous times, where two fundamental values of a constitutional liberal Democracy, the rule of law and tolerance, are at risk the Court's conviction of Arundhati Roy is sending exactly the wrong message.
05 March 2002 Sunset of communal politics It is imperative for the people to take a firm and final stand on the side of secularism and responsible governance. SUCCESS TURNS into a snare when the temptation to repeat it ever so often is not resisted. L. K. Advani is right in his assertion that the BJP prospered only because of the mandir movement. But much water has flowed under the bridge since December 6, 1992. And it would be suicidal for the BJP to overlook the message, loud and clear, from the recent Assembly elections especially in Uttar Pradesh. Between Kargil and now, the Indian voter has come a long way. He has had enough of this communal clap-trap. The mandir as an electoral milch cow has had its day. Not even the genius of an Advani can make it yield again.
20 February 2002 Restrictions on "minor" parties under study ISLAMABAD, Feb 19: The government is considering a proposal to bar those political parties from fielding candidates in the polls, who could not secure at least 10 per cent votes in the last general elections.
18 February 2002 AYODHYA OFFENSIVE As the renewed Hindutva build-up towards a temple in Ayodhya escalates, the distant echoes from a period of lawlessness that the Bharatiya Janata Party was deeply implicated in, begin once again to resound across the political landscape.
14 February 2002 Trading in Disaster It might seem like a tangent to the tragedy of the Sept 11th attacks: the fate of the thousands of tons of steel that formed the twin towers. As with so many other unwanted materials from the US, more than 30,000 tons of steel scrap -- possibly contaminated with asbestos, PCBs, cadmium, mercury and dioxins -- has been exported to India and other parts of Asia. Though the risks from the scrap are probably not on the order of the health threats at Ground Zero, the U.S. nevertheless has the obligation to ensure that toxic contamination from the World Trade Center is not exported to other nations.
08 February 2002 Russia to speed up supply of T-90 tanks to India NEW DELHI, FEB. 8. With the military stand-off with Pakistan yet to abate, Russia today agreed to speed up supplies of advanced T-90 tanks to India. It had initially planned to dispatch a limited number of ready-to-use T-90 tanks during the ...
08 February 2002 Fiat Justitia Et Pereat Mundus - Let There Be Justice, Though The World Perishes. The current pissing match between India and Pakistan speaks volumes about our times. While we all know that the 'war on terrorism' has further criminalised resistance, the bilious current affairs from the sub-continent have submerged both the sad and continuing history of repression there, and a thoughtful critique of it from the National Alliance of Peoples' Movements of India.
10 November 2001 Police shoot dead four protesters Police shoot dead four protesters -- Pakistan Anti-war demonstrations provoke violent crackdown (Guardian)
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