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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Before electing a leader, New Democrats need a ‘rethink’ - Dr P R Kalia

Due to so many strategic errors in his election campaign, Thomas Mulcair snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. But it would be a waste of time for the party to spend much energy debating why they lost the election. The fundamental discussion they need to have is what do they want to be, or what kind of NDP they want here in Canada? Then accordingly, a suitable leader may be chosen. Hopefully, the NDP would have been better off embracing its socialist roots. Many NDP insiders want Tom Mulcair to step aside. But is there anyone to replace him? As of today the NDP has none. The NDP does […]

By Dr P R Kalia |February 9, 2016| Southasiapost | 0 Comments

The deadly mix of religion and politics - Gobind Thukral

Former Punjab chief minister   and newly appointed state Congress president, Capt. Amarinder Singh strongly believes that he can defeat his arch rivals, the Badals in their own game.   He asserts that he cares for the hurt feelings not only of the Sikhs, but a large section of Punjabis.  The Congress not the Akalis stand with them.  Thus he has pushed the issue of government’s failure to nab the culprits of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and   the “unprovoked brutal” police firing on Sikh protesters in October last year.  While a government appointed judicial commission is yet to start its investigation in a serious manner, a people’s commission under retired Supreme […]

By Gobind Thukral |February 9, 2016| Southasiapost | 0 Comments

Terrorism haunts an already bruised Punjab - Gobind Thukral

Former Punjab chief minister   and newly appointed state Congress president, Capt. Amarinder Singh strongly believes that he can defeat his arch rivals, the Badals in their own game.   He asserts that he cares for the hurt feelings not only of the Sikhs, but a large section of Punjabis.  The Congress not the Akalis stand with them.  Thus he has pushed the issue of government’s failure to nab the culprits of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and   the “unprovoked brutal” police firing on Sikh protesters in October last year.  While a government appointed judicial commission is yet to start its investigation in a serious manner, a people’s commission under retired Supreme […]

By Gobind Thukral |February 9, 2016| Southasiapost | 0 Comments