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God hates war, but God loves every soldier – Rick Warren
Surgical strikes damaged India more than they did Pakistan.
Pakistan lost a few Jihadis; India lost the plot: Indian polity was split down the middle between those who applauded the strikes and those who called the army liars.
“Do not destroy the army,” is our appeal to the Leftist, Centrist, Rightist, Secularist, Communalist, Caste-ist – that is to all those whose calling is real politic and whose pope is Henry Kissinger: “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
Kissinger was wrong then. He is wrong now.
Gandhi Jayanti – birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – 02 October, is also the International Day of Non-violence (Ahimsa).
Ahimsa – abstention from violence to achieve an outcome – is an ancient philosophy. But Gandhi revolutionized Ahimsa: from a personal practice, into a “unique weapon” of social and political change.
Main critique of Ahimsa is that it assumes that the adversary will have compassion and sense of justice; and that it can only succeed with “a free press and the right of assembly.”
On balanced though, Ahimsa is desirable because it is “the politics of ordinary people.”
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