Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

Norwegian-Indians, Norwegian-Pakistanis and their integration

April 9, 2008

A million and a half people were killed under the Partition of British-India into India and Pakistan. This incident during the summer of 1947 has been described as Asia’s holocaust: How has this conflict affected the relationship between Norwegian-Pakistanis and Norwegian-Indians and their integration into Norway? Are such conflicts inherited or are we witnessing the development of a Desi community?

Lorenz Khazaleh interviews Lavleen Kaur on her thesis topic; via anthropologi.info which also lists several other interviews by Lorenz that might be of interest. Take a look!

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Musharraf as the Lincoln of Pakistan!

November 4, 2007

Like me, if you thought Musharraff’s guest column in Rajeev’s almanack a joke, you might want to think again. Here is what he says in his guest column:

I am Pakistan’s Lincoln. He suspended habeas corpus, I suspended the whole constitution. Same difference. I am Pakistan’s Gandhi. He disobeyed laws that he considered unjust and so do I. I am Pakistan’s Savior. Jesus Christ was a victim of Judicial Activism by Pontius Pilate. So am I the victim of extreme Judicial Activism by one Chaudhary.

Here is what Hindu reports him as having said:

Comparing his situation with that of Lincoln, Gen. Musharraf read out his quotation justifying imposition of martial law in 1864. “The justification was necessity,” he said.

Quoting Lincoln, he said life cannot be put to risk for a limb and sometimes a limb had to be amputated to save life.

🙂 In any case, I am happy that Musharraf is keeping himself abreast of what Lincoln wrote. As the Tamil writer Jayakanthan titled one of his short stories, சாத்தானும் வேதம் ஓதட்டுமே (Let the Devil also read the scriptures).