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General Assembly on Tuesday Trump called Iran “a corrupt dictatorship” and accused it of supporting terrorism and destabilising the Middle East.public toilets are usually given a wide berth. among others, by the US Congress It is mind-boggling that the ministry of external affairs (MEA) officials are now selectively leaking information to the press suggesting that the electronic visa issued to Isa was okayed by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) and that it was again the latter that withdrew the visa when the ‘red-corner notice’ issued by the Interpol against him was identified The theory that under the Modi government visas are given directly by the MHA without any involvement of the MEA whatsoever is something that anybody willreadily buy Let us face then the truth The truth that it was indeed a conscious decision of the government to allow Isa into the country as a tit-for-tat to China after the latter’s dubious role in the United Nations to block India’s move to sanction Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist for his role in the recent attacks on the Pathankot airbase By issuing a visa to Isa India underscored the pointthat if Beijing can refuse to support India’s anti-terror campaign then New Delhi can also derail China’s attempts to punish the ‘terrorists’ working towards the liberation of the territories now under Chinese control Resorting to Interpol’s red-corner notice and revoking the visa later is not going to cut much ice now After all if the Interpol’s red-notice is so sacrosanct then it should apply to all the countries If that is the case then how is it that Isa and his WUC are carrying out their activities in the United Sates (being funded by the US Congress as well) And how is it that Isa is currently attending a global conference on a similar theme in Germany In other words if Interpol is not a limiting factor to American diplomacy and German global view why should it be so for India I do not think that the Modi government can have a convincing answer to this question Therefore the truth of the matter is that like all of its predecessors the current government too is scared of China This sorry episode implies that despite all its bravado Modi’s India is too weak to anatagonise the Chinese power No wonder why pro-China analysts in India (their number is rapidly proliferating in the country) argue that “at a time when the spectre of famine is haunting us with well over 300 million Indians demanding urgent relief from the drought conditions the national priority is clear” and that “it would have been an unwarranted provocation to China since it signified an interference in that country’s internal affairs” Of course it has now become quite routine for China – through its officials in international meets armed forces near the line of actual control spokespersons and state-controlled media – to say and do everything possible to humiliate India And yet one finds in India powerful voices sympathising and justifying the Chinese behaviour These pro-China elements in India may not be exactly fifth columnists but one thing is clear – all of them literally hate the United States They are sure that China is the only country that can challenge the United States and end the so-called unipolar world or the American hegemony They in the process underplay the fact that China throughout the ages has done everything possible to halt the growth of Indian influence and dent India’s eminence The overall India-China relations may be seen from three angles — border disputes economic ties and geopolitical goals And here things are not inspiring Despite rounds of negotiations between the two sides over the past 17 years there is no real progress on the border front except the fact that soldiers of the two have avoided real armed clashes On the economic front the relationship is one sided strongly in favour of China Today at nearly 70 billion dollars per year China has emerged as India’s largest trading partner after it replaced the United States (in March 2008) India’s bilateral trade deficit with China reached an unsustainable level of US$ 4868 billion during 2015-16 (April-February) with the total bilateral trade at $6516 billion during the period "Increasing trade deficit with China can be attributed primarily to the fact that Chinese exports to India rely strongly on manufactured items to meet the demand of fast expanding sectors like telecom and power while India’s exports to China are characterised by primary and intermediate products" commerce minister Nirmala Sitaraman told the parliament recently Geo-politically speaking there have been more areas of discord than accord between India and China – be it on Pakistan Kashmir oil exploration in Vietnam or on nuclear issues and the reforms of the United Nations In the name of a multi-polar world China is striving for a unipolar Asia where true to its theory of middle kingdom China will not allow another pole – be it India or Japan – to make the world truly multi-polar Developing a strategy todeal with China will remain a formidable diplomatic challenge for years to come In fact it is as much a challenge to India as it is to the rest of the world But then China’s real power does not lie in its military capabilities but in its economic strength China has become the second-largest economy in the world China’s foreign currency reserves are now the largest in world economic history The People’s Bank of China effectively controls American interest rates and the value of the dollar – the currency on which the global financial system continues to be dependent That explains why the world is being forced to tolerate Chinese misdeeds But how long can the world afford to do so After all it needs to be realised that China is an authoritarian country And as history has shown always authoritarian states rarely use their power responsibly The leaders in these countries are not accountable for their actions to the people That being the case it is time that the rest of the world particularly the democratic world did something to restrain the Chinese power The main component of the rising Chinese power is its economic strength particularly its foreign exchange reserve – dollars The Chinese have earned all this through export of their goods which they produce cheaply by employing their cheap labour in markets all over the world In fact for the most part the Chinese enjoyed a system of ‘one-way free trade’ in open markets of the Western countries while protecting its own market against western goods under some pretext or the other As a result the balance of trade was always been in favour of China and that in turn endowed it with more and more dollars This is the case even now In this age of the World Trade Organisation which ensures free trade there cannot be any ideological ground to stop Chinese goods from entering any country But what we can do here is to adopt the Gandhian tool of boycott Let us pledge ourselves not to buy Chinese goods Once this Gandhian practice gains momentum ie if more and more people in the world particularly in the United States – the biggest market for the Chinese goods voluntarily stop buying Chinese products it will have a salutary impact on the Chinese rulers The lopsidedness of the Chinese economy is so acute that an overwhelming majority of the Chinese people themselves continue to be too poor to buy their own country’s products Once the Chinese rulers are unable to find buyers for their goods their economic power will decline and their arrogance will evaporate Let Gandhigiriprevail over Chinese dadagiri Washington: In a country where electricity is stolen or not billed to the amount that can light up all of Italy for a year an American researcher claimed today that power is used as a tool to influence elections particularly in the largest Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Based on a case study of the state the University of Michigan in a research study said that during elections electricity is used to win votes The major research published in the "Energy Policy" journal the university researcher found that power losses increased by three percentage points just before the polls Representational Image AP "The paper offers a political explanation on electricity loss and why it persists in plain sight" said Brian Min assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan "In short elected political leaders benefit at the polls when their constituents receive more electricity" he added In UP 29 percent of all power sent out from 1970 to 2010 was never billed for presumably lost to theft billing irregularities and technical losses" the study said This cumulative loss amounts to some 300 million megawatt-hours enough to power all of Italy or South Africa for a year the research claimed Min said the study shows that incumbent candidates are more likely to win re-election in areas where power losses are allowed to increase "Political factors affect line losses in ways that technical and economic factors alone cannot explain" said Min who analyzed data from the 2002 and 2007 elections in UP Rates of line loss in UP are higher today than they were in the 1970s despite policy interventions regulatory reforms and increased efforts to prosecute power theft Line losses were highest in western UP home to strong political families In Hathras and Mainpuri districts 50 percent of the power is being lost or not billed In contrast the lowest line loss was in Gautam Buddha Nagar at 136 percent which includes Noida a commercial area with many multinational company offices According to the study the immediate need to win votes overlooks the systematic challenges that take money and time to solve "Politicians focus on getting their constituents electricity. But the government has not been able to address the investments needed to build new power plants that might alleviate the power crisis" Min said Rural areas don’t have meters and usually pay a flat rate for electricity The study suggests that meters should be used in the countryside because that might reduce the partisan manipulation of the energy sector Before elections many villages are limited to 12 hours of electricity per day But during the vote the supply goes up to 18 hours or more without any change in revenue the study said PTI By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 16 2017 3:18 am Representational Image Top News A Nigerian national has been arrested for stealing laptops and electronic gadgets in areas around south Delhi Police said the accused Mohammad Ali Awal stole three laptops from houses in Safdarjung Enclave and Mehrauli Police said the incident came to light on April 9 after a high-end work-station laptops a hard disk and cash were stolen from a resident of Hauz Khas Village Police said a team comprising constables Guruender Singh and Pankaj Kumar apprehended Awal For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: October 14 2014 12:37 am The Taliban’s psychopath chief Mullah Fazlullah had ordered her execution from his hideout in next-door Afghanistan Related News A girl from picturesque Swat Valley — once visited by the Chinese traveller Hsuan Tsang in search of ancient Buddhist scriptures — has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 At 15 Malala Yousafzai who had openly objected to the Taliban’s policy of destroying girls’ schools was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban terrorist The Taliban’s psychopath chief Mullah Fazlullah had ordered her execution from his hideout in next-door Afghanistan Unfortunately a popular TV channel in Islamabad aired a “morning view” on October 13 saying Malala’s Nobel was a Great Game conspiracy aimed at Pakistan Pakistan has by and large welcomed the award but many who denounced her as an American agent are silent For its part the state has honoured her with all kinds of medals and awards in the face of a rising storm of opinion which wanted Malala set aside in favour of Aafia Siddiqui an al-Qaeda agent doing 86 years in an American prison whose release has been demanded by the Islamic State Pakistan’s then army chief General Kayani saved Malala from death by dispatching her post haste to the UK where permanent damage to her brain could be prevented After her departure for the UK a pro-Taliban Pakistan went crazy Some expat Pakistanis in the UK announced that they had recognised Malala for what she was: a renegade from the Muslim cause A Britain-based Islamic group decided to meet at the infamous Lal Masjid in Islamabad to issue a religious decree against her accusing her of supporting the “occupying” US forces in Afghanistan Most people in Pakistan did not believe she had been shot in the head “There will be a fatwa issued regarding Malala Yousafzai taking into account the full story of her injury including her public statements in support of the occupying US army in the region and mocking of key symbols of Islam such as hijab and jihad” said Abu Baraa a senior member of Shariah4Pakistan You guessed it This was a cell linked to Anjem Choudhary a British-Pakistani currently in trouble for abetting terrorism and with a reputation that stinks a mile because of his association with Arab cleric Omar Bakri now ousted from the UK and the latter’s radical outfit al-Muhajiroun as well as for his links with the Britain-based al-Ghurabaa whose leader has been hiding in Karachi where Daniel Pearl was killed trying to meet him Abu Baraa had further stated: “Malala is one of the issues we are going to be addressing because she is being used as a propaganda tool by the enemies of Muslims” Malala was guilty of defying a warlord possessing unopposed power Swat was at his feet honourable men were humbled and women made to surrender their jewellery to the mullahs The Taliban governed through the spectacle of death in a district known for its soft tribal identity welcoming tourists as guests Swat suffered the destruction of schools but there was more that left a deep wound: floggings of alleged thieves and fornicators beheadings suicide attacks and target-killings while the local administration stood aside and watched Objecting to this Islamic governance was akin to signing your own death warrant And the state of Pakistan was going through its rabidly anti-American phase which looked like an abject surrender to al-Qaeda and the Taliban An anti-Malala wave gripped the middle class and families were split over whether she was a good Pakistani or a renegade who deserved to be killed Facebook was full of incredibly filthy charges against her and her father a schoolteacher who had recognised the genius in her quite early Politician Imran Khan leading his party Tehreek-e-Insaf which rules in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa did the right thing by welcoming the Nobel to Malala It was understandable because he is also an educationist funding a university in his native city Mianwali But it should not be forgotten that his government has banned Malala’s book from the premises of Peshawar University The director of the Area Study Centre at the university Sarfraz Khan was made to stop the book launch that he was organising He told the press: “I have received a message from Imran Khan through someone that whatever happened should not have happened” People retreat in the face of threat of violence Malala was the victim of this mass pathology She is only the second Pakistani to have got the Nobel The first was Abdus Salam who got it for physics in 1979 for his work on characterising what is now known as “the Higgs boson particle” American scholar Ziad Haider wrote: “For just as Malala’s mistake was being a girl Salam’s was being a member of the Ahmadi sect — a religious group declared to be non-Muslims in a 1974 constitutional amendment” After Salam’s death the word “Muslim” in the “first Muslim Nobel laureate” engraved on his tombstone was painted over by a posse of semi-literate policemen enforcing the law rendering the inscription absurdly as “First Nobel Laureate” Haider added: “To be sure many Pakistanis are ambivalent about Yousafzai In an environment rampant with anti-American sentiment and conspiracy theories some view praise for her a way of shaming Pakistan” TV anchors scared of getting bumped off by terrorists if they praised Malala or supported the way the West was lionising her staged discussions to find fault with her One TV talkshow trapped Pakistan’s nuclear physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy into praising her book and then attacked him for condoning her for not writing “Peace be Upon Him” after the name of the Holy Prophet They called him “jahil (illiterate)” Hoodbhoy got an MSc in solid-state physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973 and a DPhil in nuclear physics in 1978 from the same institution The discussants primed with questions without reading Malala’s book chided Hoodbhoy on two other scores that no Pakistani can forgive Malala for: she praised Salman Rushdie and favoured Ahmadis as Muslims When Hoodbhoy told them they were lying he was called “jahil” by a bearded guest who happens to be the chief reporter of a national daily Needless to say the discussion was “staged” and no one had read the book except Hoodbhoy At the official level one detail went against Malala: the book was narrated to Christina Lamb whose own book on Pakistan Waiting for Allah was not liked by the country’s costive bureaucrats Lamb a resident foreign correspondent in Pakistan was made to leave the country Abdus Salam fled Pakistan and came back dead to be buried with a defaced tombstone Malala too won’t be able to return to the country she wants to serve She is far too mature for Pakistan to accept She has asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be present in Oslo in December when she is to receive the medal and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be with him There is embarrassing symbolism in all this There is this extraordinary little girl who was almost killed by the Taliban receiving the world’s highest peace award and bringing together two prime ministers who are busy hurling challenges at each other while their countries need peace to carry out their well-known “pro-business” agendas The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News but has also exposed the lack of coherence and coordination in the decision making process.
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