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Saturday, December 27, 2008

The last strike —Rafia Zakaria

The territorial objectives of survival and maintaining sovereignty are cited as the unchallengeable imperatives that make the use of nuclear capability a necessity. Yet when one looks at the pictures and objects that remain testimonies of the terror unleashed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, one cannot help but wonder whether even these imperatives are worth the near indescribable levels of human suffering that were unleashed in August 1945.

Does being Indian or Pakistani brand human beings with a history of hatred that cannot be transcended even when it is witness to the legacy of such suffering? The answer in these dismal days is unknown, and this uncertainty points to the necessity of unearthing the human beneath the Indian and the Pakistani. More Here


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