Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Valley trouble

Kashmir valley is a beautiful place and thus any killings etc happening there hurt even more. Around 100 protestors have been killed till date in last few months.
  •  Protestors blame the army for killings.
  • Army says they are helpless when mobs attack them and protest.
  • Omar abdullah blames the Hurriyat.
  • Hurriyat blames Omar
The people getting killed - innocent kashmiris.
The people benefiting -  The defunct politicians who had no support like gilani and yasin malik.

I hope the people of the valley just focus on these basics and the valley returns to normalcy at the earliest..

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Similar problems different solutions

I saw 2 documentaries on Nat geo. The first one was about illegal trade in tiger skins and bones going on in china, and second was about Pablo Escobar, who was once the Leader of the cartel smuggling cocaine to US from Columbia. He was 7th richest man in the world at one time.

To stop tiger trade it was argued that consumption for tiger bones/skins/product should be curbed so that all killing stops automatically, when the market dies.

However for cocaine, pablo escobar was hunted down in Columbia and finally gunned down. This was done with immense US support. I wonder why does the US not crack hard on cocaine/drug dealers and users. Once the market dies the cocaine production/smuggling would have stopped automatically.

Another important point made in the documentary was if there is political will, then nobody, no matter how strong, smart or powerful can continue. So for the Maoist problem that plagues the country, the root cause is lack of political will. If we have a plan and work on it, very soon the entire maoist infra can be made to collapse.