India-Pakistan: July 24, 2004

Archives

In southern Pakistan, a clash between two tribes left at least eight dead. Police moved in and arrested 90 people in an attempt to halt the fighting. The tribes had tried negotiations between tribal elders, but these talks had failed. 

In India, the recent national elections brought many leftist politicians back to power. This means that offensive operations against violent leftist groups has been halted in some states. In Andhra Pradesh state, the ban on Maoist rebels has been lifted. This allows the armed rebels to more freely operate (open camps, move through towns and villages.) But it also means that Maoist groups in adjacent states, where Maoist parties are outlawed, can now establish camps in Andhra Pradesh, and move across the state border to make attacks. While the Maoists are considered outlaws, their leftist politics brings them some sympathy from leftist political parties, and a desire to try to negotiate with the Maoists. However, the Maoists want a communist dictatorship and social revolution, and consider negotiations a ploy, not a solution.

 

Article Archive

India-Pakistan: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close