Thousands showered Yasin Malik with flowers after his release in 1994. Few will lament his life sentence for financing terrorism. Successive governments gave Malik impunity — a 1990 murder is still in court — hoping he’d help peacemaking. Instead, he stoked Kashmir’s fires. The prison door shuts today on those ill-judged policies.
Kapil Sibal’s exit is defeat of Congress’ voice of reason. Gandhis’ supremacy is re-validated
Kapil Sibal’s exit is another blow to Congress. It’s not just the loss of an adept politician and legal luminary. It’s the defeat of Congress’ voice of reason. Gandhi family’s supremacy stands re-validated at the cost of the party. A decaying main opposition party is terrible news for a democracy.
China-Russia bombers off Japan at Quad meet show Biden’s vow to defend Taiwan is good call
The daring China-Russia strategic-bomber exercises off Japan, staged as Quad leaders met in Tokyo, show President Joe Biden’s vow to defend Taiwan is indeed needed. As geopolitical tensions grow, Asian nations threatened by China need security guarantees. Economically-bruised Americans won’t welcome new military commitments, but their prosperity needs Asian security.