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Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Grain In My Empty Bowl, Governing governors,

A Grain In My Empty Bowl

A crusader for justice is silenced. Actually not, says AJIT SAHI

1977 - 2010
Incredible life Azmi went from insurgent to rights lawyer, studying law to serve the poor

HAD SHAHID Azmi been gunned down in Russia, China or Iran, his news would have been all over The New York Times the next morning. Working on the principle that the enemy’s enemy is a friend, the western media offer spectacular support to internal dissent against regimes that appear in eternal conflict with western governments and businesses. But Azmi lived and was assassinated in India, fighting the brutal police State that the Indian democracy has become in its dubious war against terrorism. Because the Indian State is hand-in-glove with the western powers, and because India’s dominant middle classes solidly back that relationship, the western or Indian media are unlikely to hail Azmi, who was killed in Mumbai on February 11, as a martyr to the cause of bringing justice to hundreds of the poor, mostly Muslims, falsely accused of terrorism.

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