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The 2019 Balakot airstrike occurred on 26 February 2019, when twelve Mirage 2000H jets along with Sukhoi and other fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir to perform an airstrike on Balakot, Khyber Pakhtoon Khan, which was a terrorist training camp inside Pakistan.
Balakot as Mecca of Jihad:
Syed Ahmad Barelvi (1786–1831) was an Indian Muslim revivalist from Raebareli, a part of the historical United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. The epithet Barelvi, denoting place of origin, deriving from Raebareli. He followed Sunni Hanafi jurisprudence. He was the first jihadi who had waged the holy war against then King of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He chose Balakot as the place for war as it had locational advantages. Syed lost and was beheaded on 6 May 1888 and later buried at Balakot itself. This is the picture ofnhis grave at Balakot (from wikipedia):
Picture serves a reminder why dreaded terrorists must be buried in sea and not given a burial like a normal person.
Airstrike on Balakot:
Excerpts from eBook
India 2019: Will Narendra Modi Win?: (A political analysis of democracy in India) [Kindle Edition]
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The massive illiteracy and poverty of people shook Gandhi as much as his words shook the people who so far had only their luck to curse. Now they knew that their poverty was the evil effect of British Raj.
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The use of technology produces good results but it has one flaw. Technology either gets obsolete very quickly or has diminishing returns each time it is used.
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ambition is not only a genetic disorder but it is more infectious then flue. Ideology is just a dispensable rocket while gaining altitude on the path of ambition.
A political analysis of democracy in India
India will undertake the largest democratic electoral exercise on Earth starting in April 2019. It is the 16th exercise in last 70 years of it’s independence. At least seven times out of those 16 (in 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009), that is in last 30 years preceding 2014 no single party attained clear majority in Parliament.
Life is a circle. So is politics. It often appears that new things are happening but if a person has lived long enough, the things are repetitive. In last about 70 years, the democracy in India has evolved into a noisy arrangement of governance and misgovernance. This book looks into past from the prism of today.
It is also a political discussion about issues and factors which will influence the General Elections being held in India and evaluates the prospects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, the BJP, winning again in 2019.
It is not a report card of performance of the Modi Government. In fact politics is not just numbers and democracy is not just about issues and performance. Had it been so, elections would have been far more predictable than seasons. Not that seasons are all that predictable in this era of climate change, but at least we know what to expect.
It is a summary of Deja Vu moments in Indian politics and the various factors of democracy in India especially the caste, secularism, communism, communalism and multitude of political parties. What to expect and what to analyze for elections in 2019?
A must read book for any one born after 1990, when real democracy started in India. Of course it is also the details as to why the so called democracy in India before 1990 was farcical.
It is neither an adulation of Modi or BJP nor is it a criticism of Congress but an analysis of politics in India. Scan the code with mobile to read:
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