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Pulwama attack — cat’s hubris

21 9 27

The writer is a political analyst. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter @Imran_Jan

Some years ago, the cover page of The Economist had a cat looking in the mirror seeing itself as a lion. The caption read “Can India become a great power?” While India is by no means a great power — with millions sleeping in the streets; women getting raped; Dalits treated like animals; radical voices silenced, told in great detail by the brave Arundhati Roy; ruled over by a prime minister whose claim to fame is his key role in killing over 1,200 Muslims in Gujarat state when he was the chief minister there — the funny part is that it acts like one.

Superpowers have always jeopardised their security due to flawed foreign policies and aggression in distant lands. India does the same with its Whack-A-Mole strategy in occupied Kashmir. The Pulwama attack killing 40 members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and injuring many more should be an awakening call for the Modi regime.

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