Jawed Naqvi – India

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You may find a huge amount of his articles, but it seems difficult to get privat informations on Jawed Naqvi. The following was available on the net:

  • Jawed Naqvi, New Delhi is a former Chief Reporter of Gulf News and News Editor of Khaleej Times, and a veteran journalist who has also worked for many years with Reuters in Delhi. He has covered wars from frontlines in Iran, Iraq, Western Sahara, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Jaffna. After the nuclear tests of 1998, he embarked on a mission of cross-border journalism, campaigning against nuclear madness and human rights abuses. He writes as a freelance journalist for the Karachi Dawn and the Dhaka New Age. Occasionally writes for Tehelka and appears as an analyst for TV channels. (sarai waag exchange platform); … same, and: Occasional analyst for TV channels (OSDIR.com).
  • Jawed Naqvi is a noted Indian journalist who contributes a weekly column for Dawn, the leading English daily of Pakistan. (Chowk).
  • JAWED NAQVI is a Delhi-based journalist and writes for Dawn, Karachi (biblio.india.org); … same, and: can be reached by e-mail (on indo.gram.com).
  • (Sagarika Ghose asks in an interview with Jawed Naqvi): you are one of the many eminent writers, journalists and activists who have contributed to the book and you have made a persuasive case of state terror that’s existent in Kashmir. But books written in English within India do tend to address an elite audience … (full interview text IBNlive.in.com).

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Jawed Naqvi – India

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He writes:

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 25: Anti-terror police killed two suspected members of Lashkar-e-Taiba near the Indian capital on Sunday and said they might be linked with the gunmen in Mumbai and were planning to attack the Republic Day military parade here on Monday. United News of India said the potentially major plot was blown up when the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh police gunned down the two alleged LeT militants in an encounter in the early hours in Noida. The men were on their way to New Delhi when police intercepted them at the Expressway, Uttar Pradesh State Additional Director General of Police (ATS) Brijlal said in Lucknow … (full text, January 26, 2009).
  • … At another level, there is a mismatch between the spaces that civil society groups have forged for themselves in Pakistan and their Indian groups who are getting increasingly marginalised from the mainstream struggles. The Pakistanis have thrown out a military dictator, restored the dignity of their judiciary and generally created a consensus for democracy to strike roots in an otherwise difficult terrain in their country. They are standing tall even in the unequal battle against religious fundamentalism. Indians were way ahead of their Pakistani counterparts in having a better-choreographed struggle, like the one they displayed in the overthrow of the emergency regime … (full text, January 26, 2009).
  • … In the absence of Dr Singh, Mr Mukherjee “will look after the functioning of the government”. He will also represent the prime minister during the Republic Day parade on Monday … (full text, January 24, 2009).
  • NEW DELHI, Jan 20: The Indian government is nervous about the policies the new US administration, headed by President Barack Obama, could pursue on Kashmir, CTBT and other tricky issues, which it didn’t worry about with the Bush presidency, the Mail Today reported on Tuesday. “On Monday, a day before President-elect Obama formally takes charge as the 44th US president, India’s foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said he was ‘nervous’ about this change,” The Mail said. It quoted senior analysts and Foreign Secretary Menon as expressing apprehensions about the Democratic administration … (full text, January 21, 2009).
  • … The shift in India’s approach followed comments by visiting British Foreign Secretary David Miliband that Pakistan’s judicial system was robust enough to try terror suspects at home. (full text, January 16, 2009).
  • … Speaking on the issue of getting India ready to deal with the threat of terrorism, Gen Kapoor said that every combat unit in the country must have the capability to fight all forms of urban terror and threats to its internal security. He said India’s military chiefs had factored this as part of its operational planning and so there was no need to, as he put it, “whip up war hysteria” … (full text, January 15, 2009).
  • … There was a time when cultural exiles from Pakistan would find sanctuary in India. Pakistan’s progressive poet Fahmida Riaz lived in Delhi for months to escape Gen Ziaul Haq’s stifling religious rule. Journalist Salamat Ali had found refuge in Delhi at about the same time. Madeeha Gauhar was as good a candidate as any to be applauded in India for her fight against religious bigotry. Therefore it didn’t make any sense to know that she was told by the National School of Drama not to come to Delhi … (full text, Jan. 15, 2009).
  • NEW DELHI, Jan 12: Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has told India about the difficulty Kabul could face if Pakistan was distracted from its campaign against the Taliban because of tensions with New Delhi, sources close to his talks here with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday. On Saturday, Mr Karzai met US Vice-President-elect Joe Biden in Kabul for talks on Afghanistan’s reconstruction and the fight against militants … (full text,  January 13, 2009).
  • The choice between today’s Northern Alliance and the Pashtuns ranged viciously against each other presents an amazingly palpable replication of the ethnic battle lines that greeted Babar’s arrival in India as a fugitive from a turbulent Farghana valley, now in Uzbekistan. The Northern Alliance mostly swears by Babar’s legacy, the Pashtuns despise him. The objective of the war may have shifted and instead of vying for the throne of Delhi, the protagonists of Panipat are today locked in a fight for the capture of Kabul. Indeed, even the so-called global war on terror in more ways than a mere manner of speaking could be seen as one being fought between the dramatis personae that first featured on a battlefield near Delhi. It is ironical that India which once backed Pashtun nationalism in the garb of Abdul Ghaffar Khan has switched allegiance to its rivals, the Northern Alliance of Tajiks, Uzbeks, Hazaras and their powerful foreign mentors in the so-called global war on terrorism … (full text, 2008).
  • Taslima Nasrin has been living in Kolkata for some time now. Her Indian visa expires in February. Rightwing Muslim groups recently threatened to bring life to a standstill in West Bengal if she was not thrown out of the country. What provoked the sudden outburst by the reactionary groups is a mystery. There are rumours that great powers are at work to dislodge the communist government from West Bengal. It is said, for example, that just as Muslim groups were banded together to take on the Russian communists in Kabul, Henry Kissinger, who was in Kolkata last month, prescribed similar methods to evict communists from power there … (full text, 26 November 2007).
  • I remember the days when Salamat Ali, Pakistan’s correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, was shifted to Delhi after he ran into trouble with Gen Zia’s military regime. Because Ali was a fugitive in the Zia era he was given the kind of facilities and respect here that Pakistani correspondents can only dream of. Reading Baruah’s account of the Kargil war there are reasons to believe that Pakistani journalists were not entirely comfortable even under what should have been less intimidating civilian rule. The Najam Sethi episode blew the lid off this myth … (full long text, August 25, 2007).
  • … A study carried out last week by the Media Study Group, involving the respected Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), has thrown up the kind of detailed analysis that the Indian media has tried hard to keep covered. This is perhaps why all news channel and most newspapers did not bother to give any space to the ground-breaking survey. This social profile of ‘key decision makers in the national media’ was collated by Anil Chamaria, Jitendra Kumar and Yogendra Yadav, all well-known researchers and seems to have been prompted by the way the media has projected the ongoing reservations issue. The key findings of the survey are: India’s ‘national’ media lacks social diversity, it does not reflect the country’s social profile … (full text, 12 June 2006).

links:

What were South African Commandos doing in Mumbai? December 10, 2008;

Lay off Pakistan, Karzai tells Delhi, January 14, 2009;

Forget A.R. Antulay, Javed Akhtar can learn from Michael Moore, December 21, 2008;

India Formally Accuses Pakistan With Complicity in Mumbai Attacks, Jan. 6, 2009;

Skeletons in the Closet, December 29, 2008.

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