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Khan Offers Dialogue; Will Modi Accept The “Olive Branch” To Restore Peace?

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Pakistan PM Imran Khan offers dialogue to end Kashmir bleeding; Will Indian PM Modi accept this “Olive branch” to restore peace?

The Palwama tragedy in Kashmir on 14 February once again reminded New Delhi and the world that Kashmiri issue cannot be solved by brutalizing its people. It also brought to light the dangerous growing military ties between Israel and the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – known for their war crimes against Muslims.

Modi’s government claims that Kashmir is an integral part of India despite all India’s pledges since the subcontinent’s partition in 1947 to decide the destiny of Kashmir by a plebiscite.

However Modi has ignored all these pledges. His BJP claim Kashmir as integral part of India whose border is with Afghanistan. 

Modi and his Hindutva forces were fully backed by Israel. Thus the continuous military oppression. When Kashmiris rose up last year Modi rained pellets on them blinding thousands who are forced to suffer rest of their lives.

India had seventy long years to win the hearts and minds of Kashmiris and convince them that they could live in peace and harmony with rest of India. Unfortunately all Indian government’s failed miserably. They were not sincere in solving the Kashmiri issue but simply hoodwinked the world without implementing it’s by pledges.

In an interview with a British newspaper late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said in 1986 that ’India lost Kashmir due to its atrocities on Kashmiris”. These atrocities were intensified ever since Modi was elected to power. This was facilitated by the international anti-Muslim environment created by US-Europe and Israel associating Islam and Muslims with terrorism and describing even Muslim freedom struggle as terrorism.

The result was the Palwama tragedy. Such tragedies are likely to continue until Indian oppression ends.

Modi made a mockery of himself when he declared that Indian Air Force killed 300 Jaish e Mohammed cadres though no such killing took pace. Indian media which brought BJP to power with its deceptive campaign also suffered loss of credibility when it continues to highlight Modi’s lies.

Palwama tragedy also brought to light the growing military ties between Modi’s government and Israel in the atrocities on Kashmiris. For example veteran British journalist Robert Fisk in his article days after Palwama tragedy had this to state;

“For months, Israel has been assiduously lining itself up alongside India’s nationalist BJP government in an unspoken – and politically dangerous – “anti-Islamist” coalition, an unofficial, unacknowledged alliance, while India itself has now become the largest weapons market for the Israeli arms trade.

Not by chance, therefore, has the Indian press just trumpeted the fact that Israeli-made Rafael Spice-2000 “smart bombs” were used by the Indian air force in its strike against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) “terrorists” inside Pakistan.

Describing Pulwama tragedy as a wake up all for peace in the region respected Indian activist and columnist Ram Puniyani had this to state;

Following the attack, developments taking place on the ground across the country are disturbing. There are reports that Kashmiri students have been threatened in various cities in several states. Tathagat Roy, the Governor of Meghalaya has given the call to boycott Kashmiris. 

A deliberate attempt is being made by Hindutva groups like Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bharatiya Janata Party supporters to whip up nationalistic passions with chants of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, waving of the tricolour, giving slogans against Pakistan, and associating Pakistan with Muslims. The likes of Anupam Kher and Sonu Nigam are spewing anger against secular and liberal people. At several places, vigilante groups are threatening Muslims. The situation in Jammu required the imposition of curfew as the threat to Muslims was palpable in the area. The BJP’s state chief of J&K Ravindra Raina and MP Jugal Kishore took part in the protests targeting the Muslims.  

The violence has left Kashmiri Muslims living in Jammu and other parts of India fearful. India has the world’s third largest Muslim population after Indonesia and Pakistan – upward of 180 million people.

The creation of an atmosphere of retaliation is worsening the situation. It is a short sighted response. The present atmosphere where Muslims are feeling insecure and Kashmiris are being targeted is worsening the situation. We do need to give an atmosphere of security and amity to all our citizens. An appeal of harmony from the top may restrain the communal elements who in their display of hyper nationalism are creating a situation which violates the principle of fraternity, the foundation of our nation and the base of our Constitution.  

The fear is whether Modi will unleash countrywide violence against Muslims as L.K.Advani once did with his infamous Rath Yatra, whipped up hatred and killed thousands of Muslims before exploiting the atmosphere to demolish the Babri Masjid.

 Meanwhile Amarjit Singh Dulat, retired chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and former Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau (I.B.), alludes to the lack of maturity in the present government’s retaliation policies. He suggests that the only way forward in India-Pakistan relations is through a sensible long-term diplomatic approach

He added that;

I have never seen this kind of attack in the three decades that I have watched Kashmir.  

The Kashmiri has long lost whatever love he may have had for Pakistan. The Kashmiri also realizes that Kashmir is going nowhere and that India is not going to let go of Kashmir. And you have to make peace within this whole thing.

When people talk about azadi, my take on that is unless you understand politics, the so-called separatists, there is going to be no azadi. However, we should at least provide the Kashmiris   peace with dignity, honor, and justice. That should not be difficult; after all we say Kashmir is our “atut ang” [integral part]. It does not, if not, deserve this. Why should we raise issues of Articles 370 or 35A? There is nothing left in Article 370. It is only a fig leaf. Why do we rake up these things?  

Columnist Piyasree Dasgupta of Hinustan Times asked “why do so many young and well-educated Kashmiris turn to militancy?” It has often been observed that Kashmiris turning to militancy are usually young, well-educated and originate from middle class families.     

Kashmir is the most militarized zone in the world, with a troop deployment count standing at 600,000 armed personnel at a ratio of 1 soldier for every 20 civilians.  If the thick troop deployment within civilian areas wasn’t suffocating enough already, there are laws like the AFSPA which increase the suffocation even further. The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as the name suggests gives the armed forces special powers in “disturbed areas”, such as to arrest without a warrant, to enter and search any premise, legal immunity for the armed forces acting under this law, and more.  

This strong militarization of Kashmir has been one of the strongest reasons for the steady stream of well-educated young men filing up the ranks of militant groups in Kashmir. The thought that people can be controlled by force and by laws such as the AFSPA is one that requires urgent rethinking. In early 2012, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Christof Heyns, had this to say regarding the AFSPA:

“I have heard extensive evidence of action taken under this law that resulted in innocent lives being lost, in Jammu and Kashmir and in Assam, where witnesses from neighboring states also assembled. This law was described to me as ‘hated’ and a member of a State Human Rights Commission called it ‘draconian’.” 

India’s version, no matter who has been in government, has always been to lay the blame on the Kashmiris for the overwhelming presence of the armed forces within the state. Under Modi, this hasn’t changed. One of the senior leaders from the BJP, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, termed the troubles faced by Kashmiris as “self-inflicted”. Ram Guha, noted historian, included a response to this remark in his article ‘Too many mistakes’, in which he said

“There have been many stupid statements made about Kashmir and Kashmiris over the years, but this one surely takes the cake. The illegal arrest and detention of Sheikh Abdullah, his replacement by the corrupt and cronyist Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, the rigging of successive elections, the whittling down of Article 370, the periodic threats that this article of the Constitution will be removed altogether and the Valley invaded with settlers à la Palestine and Tibet, the overbearing presence of the army over the past two and a half decades, the deaths of innocents in police and army firing, the incidents of rape and torture committed by the Indian paramilitary forces and army that have gone unpunished – which of these wounds does Sahasrabuddhe think is “self-inflicted”?”

Coming back to Pulwama, the father of Adil Ahmed Dar, had this to say as to why his son chose to join the ranks of the militants: “They were stopped by the troops and beaten up and harassed. Since then, he wanted to join the militants.” 

The road ahead for all the players involved in the Kashmir issue is one fraught with danger. Violence has returned to the valley just as it has many times in the past. The hope is that, in the greater interest of humanity, the same mistakes aren’t repeated as they were done many times in the past. 

Hundreds of thousands of Indians have openly come out against any war. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan offered for dialogue. Will Modi accept the olive branch?   

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    This prick was all fine when Sri Lanka was brutalizing Tamils. Even these pricks sent innocent people to their graves for money. One of the reasons Muslims were kicked out of the North.

    Modi should not speak peace until Pakistan stops supporting terrorism. We know where Osama was taken out from and where most of the terrorist wanted in the west are hiding with state protection.

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      Burt:

      “all fine when Sri Lanka was brutalizing Tamils” – When did this happen?

      What right Tamils have to talk about Terrorists or Terrorism when 99% of Tamils supported & funded a terrorist organization knowing that it killed poor & innocent men, women and kids who are easy targets in public buses, trains and other places. Plus, the terrorists you supported used women as their bombs, children as their soldiers. DON’T YOU HAVE IOTA OF SHAME to to ask Pakistand to stop supporting the terrorists when you did, and are doing still?

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    I only ask you to look around the world and answer just one question. Are Muslims international terrorists? Israel might be doing a favor to the international community by controlling terrorism at its roots.

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      “Are Muslims international terrorists?” – Muslims contribute to roughly 25% of world population. However, if you take all terrorist acts since 1970, it is less than 10% conducted by Islamic-motivated groups. Who are the rest of 90%? Why the 10% gets more headlines than the 90%? – US & WESTERN MEDIA!

      Muslim extremists receive 357% more US press coverage than those committed by non-Muslims, according to new research from the University of Alabama
      Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/20/muslim-terror-attacks-press-coverage-study

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        M. Sajjad, you are right, New Zealand mosque shooter wasn’t called ‘ a terrorist’, but ‘a gunman’ by the Western media

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      A German Muslim scholar when he was asked about TERRORISM and Islam.
      He said. “Who started the first world war? Not Muslims!!
      Who started the second world war? ? Not Muslims!!
      Who killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust ? ? Not Muslims!!
      Who killed about 20 millions of Aborigines in Australia? Not Muslims!!

      Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? ? Not Muslims!!

      Who killed more than 100 millions of Indians in North America? ? Not Muslims!!
      Who killed more than 50 million of Indians in south America? ? Not Muslims!!

      Who took about 180 millions of African people as slaves and 88% of them died and were thrown overboard into Atlantic ocean? Not Muslims!! No, ? Not Muslims!!
      First of all, You will have to define terrorism properly. If a non-Muslim does something bad. It is crime. But if a Muslim commits the same. He is a Terrorist. So first remove these double standards.

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    Oh so now it’s Modi’s fault………after years of terrorizing India, when India retaliates, it’s their fault. Only slimy Muslim could come with that logic.

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      Ungrateful Modaya, Give respect to Pakkis who taught you how to fly a bomber, and in other air-mounted operations, when India rejected to offer even their soldiers used socks for you to wear when fighting a school boy holding AK47 wearing Bata slippers.. idiot showing off as if fought in WW2

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        Ado Shafeek Modaya,

        What gratitude to repay a Muslim da? Those norms and values only stand when the subject is anyone but a Muslim.

        Medieval rats from the dessert, what gratitude for you. Get on a Camel and go back to your hell hole Saudi.

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          Your shown gratitude will help you when you go to them next time, nothing for them. You thought, your gratitude is going to add more power to their Ballistic missiles? Why do you support India? For creating and training LTTE? For making you spend good part of your life in dried jungles of Jaffna, and become a psychopathic at this age as we see?

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    “The Muslim Voice” is of the view that:
    Without producing concrete evidence that Pakistan instigated or is behind this attack, accusing Pakistan of this crime is unacceptable and cannot be accepted under any norms of International relations. India should resolve the Kashmir issue immediately to bring peace in the region. “The Muslim Voice” fully agrees on all the points raised by Ex. I.A.S Officer and former young Kashmiri Lok Shaba MP – Shah Faesal in a TV interview on NewsMaker@Democracy broadcasted last week and wishes to state it was excellent. Shah Faesal REALLY “shot down” the war mongering attitude of the Indian media and expressed his stand on what “PEACE” will mean for both Pakistan and India to resolve the 70 years oppression of Kashmir. “The Muslim Voice” wishes to ask the Indian Media how they can question others of terrorism when they themselves instigated, trained, funded and sent to the North and East of Sri Lanka LTTE Sri Lankan Tiger terrorists for a period nearly 30 years that led to the killings of thousands of innocent civilians, armed forces and Tamil youth and hundreds of Muslims while performing the Friday prayers in the Eastern province (Kattankudy) of Sri Lanka on August 3rd., 1990 – (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/1990-kattankudy-mosque-killings-reliving-bloodshed-trauma-27-years-on/).

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    Mano Ratwatte.,

    You are part of Rathwatte clan who plundered and destroyed my Lanka. You radalayas licked the asses of suddas (British) and plundered land and other wealth belonged to Sinhalaya. That’s how you accumilated land. Same applies to Soloman Bandaranaike.

    Shame on Rathwattes and Bandaranaikes.

    You yourself once said in early 70s you went to buy rice on the ration card from co-op with your driver. That confirms what I say about Rathwatte. Why driver?

    Mind you, I was in the same queue (Colombo 5) for 3 hours to buy my 2 meassures of rice (haal seru 2). When you went in chauffer driven car to collect the haal malla, perhaps your nanda or daddy gave coop manager a call in advance.

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      Another Sinhalese simpleton Godaya. We can give a call to whoever we like since we usually have the right connections. You better be glad that you at least got 2 Hal Seru. If it was me instead of Mr Ratwatte, I’d take all the rice and leave just the empty Seruwa for you.

      What happened to the concept of growing your own Paddy, vegetables and other crops? Grow your own, then you wouldn’t have to stay in line at all/.

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        A Radala Perera. LMAO. More like just another wannabe.

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          Another Godaya but this one also has a very low self esteem calling himself Punchi Point.

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            Aiyoo, when you talk of using your BIG connections to get some food on rations, you say who you are. Really.

            You are so dumb that you don’t realize that in some comments you have unknowingly admitted to our army having committed war crimes (eg. admitting to having had a good time with the LTTE girls – and they end up DEAD, that rape and murder of enemy soldiers) – You are simply disgusting. Now you are admitting to having used your connections to get food rations from the coop manager. LOL – it is called CORRUPTION not CONNECTIONS.

            Hope people will understand WHY our country is in a mess like this. Please stay in Canada. Don’t come and pollute our country.

            I am not going to waste any more of my time with you, useless worm. I think I have proven my punchi point …..

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            .… Closing italics.

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          What is a Radala? Are they traits that make them that? for example I clean bathrooms , do my laundry, yard work, and cleaned bathrooms in one of my student jobs and cooked and still cook. I love to cook and i am a pretty damned good cook. Is that Radala?

          Are those Radala? Is Radala like a Vegetable? Raabu Radala? Radala Radala Radala Radala Radala Radala. I am just a low low in heirarchy retred teacher. But if that chap wants to get a boner or get his rocks off using Radala as a pejorative it is ok. Free speech. This is not Saudi Arabia, this is forum for emigrant Lankans living in other nations mostly it seems. Thanks Choti Si Mulakwath. I am so blessed to be blessed and promoted to Radala like you! Shall get a Horse and Carriage or a Palanquin?

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      Why not have the balls to write under your own name instead of hiding behind fake names mate? Clarify you raising a point from a column I wrote on terrible socialism . Yes so I was born into a middle class family with a doctor and a teacher as parents. So we had a family retainer. I WALKED to that cooporative off of Colombo 5 with that driver caretaker a family retainer. I am sorry for it because your terrible hate is so showing you must not be a buddhist.
      Inferiority complex anyone? I was lucky my parents were professionals and educated and wanted education.
      The topic that started off as being about Kashmir veered into ad-hominems based on some sense of inferiority or resentment. JR opened the economy and because of the very tight admission system(and very good I may add at that time) for State Universities in Sri Lanka because of Free Education 2 of my very bright siblings got into Unis in Sri Lanka with top marks. ?i was being a lazy assed but that is none of your *ucking business is it?
      Are you paying my pension? No ? did you pay for my education? NO. Go *8ck yourself. As for land sadly yes my ancestors kissed ass from the Kings to the Colonials. You think I have not heard that before at a Government school and argued ad enjoyed booze with the same people who would give us a hard time? Hell yes, some of my closest pals are still the same ones who used to say shit like you are saying. EXCEPT they did NOT hide behind nom-de-guerres.
      Go with Buddhist teachings not surey bandina, hypocrite filled with hate based clearly on class envy.. I am sure you are a brilliant scientist living in the West.

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        You sure as hell do not behave like a man with class. Asking people to go “*8ck yourself” for a simple comment shows what class you belong to….

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          Sometimes, it is necessary to be like Trump or as Jack Nicholson did in As good as it gets. Sorry mate. Absurd theatrics allowed here, when the TOPIC was Kashmir. So perjoratives like “radala” is silly and childish or people suffering from some inferiority complex. I clean my own bathrooms, do the yard, clean and cook and I am only responsible for my OWN actions and the consequences of actions. That my old dead ancestors got land first from the Kings of Sri Lanka and then from The British at it maybe is irrelevant. Those are the feudal days and so did so many many many Southern big named families including the Jayawardenes., Wijewardenes etc. These people who use fake names to think they can get their rocks off on others just do so to be trolls. So I do not mind, but sometimes you got to give it back. I love to read the Sri Lankan Emile Vander Pooten though he never used insults. But in fairness, do you recall what Cheney said to Patrick Leahy , the Vermont Senator? Sorry if I offended you and I withdraw my offensive remarks. I do not have class nor wealth nor land. Those were not simple comments are they? When you attack dead family or ancestors. My dad was a doctor and he is dead; when these low class Sinhalayas attack dead people it is they who expect a retalitation. But i enjoy reading it and even if I disagree, I defend to my death their RIGHT to say it. US has a first amendment which protects hate speech and insulting speech and even the KKK’s right to free speech. So I am ok with them . My apologies to you.

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            Mr. Ratwatte, I didn’t get offended about anything you wrote, you don’t have to apologize to me. Thank you anyways. If you read Cho Ti Si Mulakwath’s comment, he/she is not targeting your parents and insulting them in anyway – he/she is referring to the upper class, i.e the Radala class in general though using elements from your own writings. Its a perfectly justifiable and legitimate way to comment on your writings. I hadn’t read anything you had written before now and I had to use a few hours to find out what you had written and who you are before replying you – to be honest, in many, if not most of your writings you constantly write about your family and discuss political topics by making references to your family and drawing your family and your experiences into the issues discussed – eg. references to your brothers, uncles, aunt, grandfather etc are a constant thing in your writings – there’s nothing wrong with it, but if bring your family into the discussions in the very active and assertive way you do, then you must be prepared that people comment on your writings using the material you yourself have supplied.

            I don’t care for Cheney or the US, or their most idiotic diverse amendments – I just see the hypocrisy and the audacity they have had to stand on the graveyards of the native Americans and make amendments about diverse rights, for themselves. What is the use of an amendment about free speech, when all the policies are made to facilitate the subjugation and eradication of an entire indigenous population? If any of these US amendments were to be applied universally would the US ever come into being? Would the US be able to be what it is today?

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            To make a very short comment about your mention about Cheney and state my take about US and Venezuela and about socialist/capitalist discussion – when it comes to Venezuela, Cheney represents everything that went “wrong” in Venezuela (wrong is written in quotes, since as long as the US is concerned Venezuela is another success story of US foreign policy in action).

            Anything good that has been attempted achieved for the people of Venezuela has angered the US always, resulting in US engineered coups, calls for sanctions, sabotage and outright blockades to cripple Venezuela’s economy. Venezuela is another Iraq, waiting to happen for many decades. There is actually not a single country in south America or the Middle east which hasn’t been “beneficiaries” of US policies. Just look at Iran – what the US did to the democratically elected President Dr. Mussadaque and what Iran has become today. USA is a vulture – a blood and oil thirsty vulture which feeds on the world’s poor people – if there aren’t enough poor people, then the US will make them. What they are doing in Venezuela right now is exactly that and it is so outrageously unjust. Your friends in Venezuela you wrote about in the other article are obviously not on the side of the interests of Venezuela as a country, but trying to secure their unfair shares in the country’s wealth. Even if it means that they will have to side with the US which is openly after the oil and natural resources of the country, they don’t care. What your Venezuelan friends don’t realize is that there have been traitors before them too….. when the US is done with them, they will be thrown away like used rugs.

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              Mano,

              There is no point in arguing with a pathological liar like this. He says that I said, I used my connections to buy food rations. I never said this. And one doesn’t have to navigate away from this page to verify what I said.

              This fella sounds like a typical JVPer to me. You know what we used to do to fellas like him during the 89 riots? We used to vaslinate their rear-ends and got work on ’em. Yes Sir, we’d sodomize the SOBs.

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                Aiyoo… you are just a useless Rata giya aeththo. Nobody cares what you have to say. You are not just a vulgar individual, you are also a liar and a troll. Everybody can see what you wrote just a couple comments above.

                You are corrupted in mind and soul, after killing and raping innocent Tamils for decades. I must actually thank you for taking off my blindfold about the war crimes criminals like you committed on the innocent Tamils. Reading your posts opened my eyes to the fact that there is some truth to what the Tamils are saying. You are no war hero. You are a war criminal. As said before, a creature like you walking into a Tamil village is a war crime in itself. Hope the circus artist Yasmin Suka gets you to courts in Canada and when you get into prison there you can be the servant of a big black man, and tell him all about being Radala, and see whether he cares. You useless wannabe. You are no Radala – you are just suffering from the immigrants’ syndrome called Wannabe High Caste and High Class – where all Rodi and Padu becomes Radala automatically when they migrate abroad. Talking about drivers – one of my former drivers also claimed that he was Radala! My present driver is a retired navy officer, who has served this country for decades and is actually a war hero. He has only good things to say about the Tamils, even youngsters in the LTTE grip, whom you boast how your “guys had a good time with” or how brutally you handled them. Whatever you do, don’t come back here and pollute our mother Lanka. You are simply not wanted here. You disgusting creature.

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                RLSPererea@
                .
                Hope you are keeping well. With the weather becoming bit better, I also feel bit better. I wish I could travel back home for the winter though..
                .
                Anyways, I would love to hear from you if there had been a MIG deal occured at all between SLanken army and Ukraine govt ( G to G ) ?
                .
                If not, then why the former state remitted huge amounts of peoples funds to UKRAINE though to an another entity/third party in terms of the deal ?
                .
                The name of SRILANKEN folks, I beg to you to reveal the truths regarding these thorny issues,where by Rajaakshes bastards abused peoples funds.

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    There goes the Visaran again with his Preposterous anti Muslim diatribe. It is too much to expect a Venomous guys like you to understand that we Muslims support the Palestinians purely because they are a people who have been subject to brutalities in their OWN Homes and Lands by alien European zionists who STOLE their Homes and Lands 70 years back with the help of the so-called International community dominated by the Imperialists. Their Cause WAS and still IS the Most Just cause in the world. Any human being who believes in Truth and Justice Will SUPPORT them without any hesitation.

    Visarans like you, will support ONLY Thamil Veriyans like the LTTE Terrorists. I don’t know whether you are a Thamil Veriyan using an Indian name or an Indian Hindu Terrorist using the CT pages to propagate your Evil ideas. But, let me assure you that Muslims will ALWAYS stand by Just Causes and will NEVER support the Totally Unjustifiable Dream of the Tamil Racists to Divide Sri Lanka and Create an Ealam. Muslims are for a peaceful and just solution to the conflict in Sri Lanka which will lead to equality for all citizens and prosperity for All.

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    My cousin, Mano Rathwatte seems a typical Rathwatte hypocrit. I’m not.

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      You are a fake Troll mate. Also other ass-hats here are going KOHEDA YANNEY MALLAY POL attacks under fake names. No balls to post their names. Sad Aiyo Aiyo. I do not have a cousin I am aware of called Minolika. Enjoy your trolling days mate. Stick to the story which is about Kashmir.

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      Kamalawathie, why not have the balls to write under your own name instead of hiding behind fake names mate? Inferiority complex anyone? I was lucky my parents were professionals and educated and wanted education. The topic that started off as being about Kashmir veered into ad-hominems based on some sense of inferiority or resentment. JR opened the economy and because of the very tight admission system(and very good I may add at that time) for State Universities in Sri Lanka because of Free Education 2 of my very bright siblings got into Unis with top marks. ?i was being a lazy assed but that is none of your *ucking business is it? Are you paying my pension? No ? did you pay for my education? NO. Go *8ck yourself. As for land sadly yes my ancestors kissed ass from the Kings to the Colonials. You think I have not heard that before at a Government school and argued ad enjoyed booze with the same people who would give us a hard time? Hell yes, some of my closest pals are still the same ones who used to say shit like you are saying. EXCEPT they did NOT hide behind nom-de-guerres. Go with Buddhist teachings Kamalawathie. I am sure you are a brilliant scientist living in the West. Whichever nation must be blessed by your aura. I will still have a shot of Pol Arrack with you if only you had a character to not hide behind names. The internets is great ain’t it?

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    I agree Bandaranaikes ruined Lanka. But JRJ was the worst ruler ever.

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    My English education is not too good, being a product of the stupid Sinhala only policies. So can someone tell me what the topic was? Was it diatribes on postings where a few people have the balls to post under their own names or was it a thought provoking opinion column from Lateef Farouk esquire? Koheda Yanney? Malley Pol talk and I am guilty of responding. mea culpa mea culpa. I will stick to the topic. No, Modi sahib is a Hinduvta Nationalist. He was persona-non-grata in US until he became PM. But now US interests are allied with India’s. But during the cold war, India was in the Soviet camp and Pakistan was a US ally; specially after Musharaff decided to throw in his lot with the US over Afghanistan. Issue is too complex for sound bites. I think Imran Khan will also have to deal with a lot of internal radical elements and the entrenched military. But he came out looking like a statesmen, while Modi came across as being a politician looking for votes.

    Ultimate point: If these nuclear armed nations use those weapons it will be bye-bye entire South Asia with radiation fallouts and nuclear winters. I know and think that will not happen. But Pakistanis were happy they shot down an Indian aircraft. That helps them in their national pride. Thanks again and sorry and i will withdraw my offensive statements .

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