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AAP’s political vision is so frightening that if implemented (may the gods have mercy! And, It’s strategy all through was minimising the damage. He spoke of how he admired her intellect, Why only select one form? ‘please come, One would have thought Delhi would have anticipated the development after it sighted Chinese submarines in Sri Lanka’s waters last year. Iraq is steeped in history…. Tread lightly there” But lightly the coalition forces did not tread on history and the results are for all to see The UK has released the results of an inquiry by Sir John Chilcot a retired civil servant and diplomat into the decision-making that led to the Iraq war It criticises British policymakers including the then Prime Minister Tony Blair for exaggerating the strength of intelligence on Iraq’s purported weapons of mass destruction programmes not properly preparing for the conflict and failing to exhaust diplomatic options before resorting to the use of force The report concludes that the British government accepted inaccurate assessments and poor planning from Washington and deliberately inflated the threat posed by Iraq in the weeks preceding the invasion The invasion was planned “before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted” All in all it is a damning indictment of the UK’s role in the war against Saddam Hussein Yet the Blair government is cleared of one of the most controversial charges: That it deliberately manipulated or “sexed up” the case The inquiry concludes that “there is no evidence that intelligence was improperly included in the dossier or that Number 10 improperly influenced the text” Blair has responded by maintaining that he “made the right decision and the world is better and safer” but that he has “more sorrow regret and apology than you may ever know or can believe” The Chilcot report itself is unlikely to change any views either about Blair or the Iraq war But the Iraq war and its aftermath has had a highly deleterious impact on the self-confidence of the UK as a nation The Iraq adventure was meant to be the first step towards the transformation of the entire region as an answer to the Islamist radicalism being spawned by its authoritarian regimes The neo-conservatives seemed to have succeeded where the liberals and the realists of yore had failed — in blending American values with American national interests The Iraq war confounded most ideological categories and shattered a lot of myths about the use of force as liberals found it hard to oppose a war that would remove a genocidal regime After all liberals had been advocating a global interventionist agenda throughout the ’90s The realists meanwhile found themselves isolated in a post-9/11 strategic environment where their argument for maintaining a balance of power as the best way to serve American national interests in the Middle East was fast losing currency The idea that democratisation of the Middle East would be the best antidote to Islamist extremism seemed like an idea whose time had come Ideas however have strange ways of manifesting themselves in reality Today democratisation of the region is on no one’s agenda Instead the authoritarian regimes of the region — Saudi Arabia Egypt Syria — are all stronger than before with repression at an all time high The Shia-Sunni rivalry is at its most ferocious with this year’s Ramzan one of the bloodiest ever Iraq continues to struggle for survival burdened with an incompetent political elite and lack of interest from regional and global powers If the US-led coalition would have been successful in giving a modicum of stability to Iraq and left with a region relatively at ease with itself the mistakes of American and British policymakers would have been viewed in a kinder light The West however decided to leave Iraq with various factions fighting each other for political spoils and an entire region in turmoil as a result In the aftermath of the failed Bay of Pigs fiasco Arthur Schlesinger complained to John Kennedy “We not only look like imperialists… we look like stupid ineffectual imperialists which is worst of all” Post-Iraq the West has been looking precisely like a “stupid ineffectual imperialist” As a result domestic politics in London is now becoming so inward-looking that even Western Europe looks a part apart from middle England History has a brutal way of making arrogance recognise its importance Treading lightly is often the best alternative something Collins remembered but Western policymakers did not The writer is professor of International Studies Department of Defence Studies King’s College London For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Published: October 13 2014 12:07 am The fast-changing political equation doesn’t seem to threaten Koirala alone who came to power promising he would quit once the first draft of the constitution was ready on January 22 Related News Maoist chief Prachanda swallowed his pride when he gave up his earlier claim to permanent leadership of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) accepting that its stewardship would be transferred to other parties on rotation But even in retreat he inflicted a blow on the leadership of the governing coalition — the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN- UML) — by securing major concessions like the transfer of public property under the possession of Maoist cadres since the insurgency to their names As per the five-point agreement signed between the chiefs of the three parties — the NC UML and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) — last Wednesday the state will also pay two lakh rupees in “compensation” to the families of Maoists and pro-Madhes activists killed or wounded The NC and UML had to concede to these demands as the UCPN-M and its allies had not only disrupted parliamentary proceedings for two months delaying the passage of the budget but also threatened to go on a nationwide “struggle” demanding ethnicity- or identity-based federalism But the agreement is only one more among many such deals that have seen poor implementation since April 2006 Eight years down the line political parties have not succeeded in defining the model of federalism and governance or of the electoral system and judiciary Nor have they been able to define the relationship between religion and the state Prachanda secured the post of the HLPC chief just when his party colleague and former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai in his capacity as the chairman of the Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee failed to bring the parties together on the contentious issue of the constitution However Prachanda stepping in to take charge of the peace process which is linked to constitution-writing does not inject any fresh hope There are serious threats that may come in the way of forging a consensus The Rastriya Prajatantra Party- Nepal (RPP-N) the fourth- largest in the House has threatened to obstruct proceedings over not being included in the HLPC But its agenda got a shot in the arm as 32 prominent NC leaders asked their party chief and PM Sushil Koirala to ensure that Nepal is declared a Hindu state In their assessment Nepal’s shift to secularism — listed as a major achievement by the Maoist NC and UML leaderships — was dictated more by external forces Bhattarai more than others perhaps saw the use of gradually channelling people’s frustration through what the Maoists earlier called “reactionary and regressive” politics with the slogan “With secularism federalism and republicanism achieved it is time to go for an economic revolution” But he appears to have been overtaken The fast-changing political equation doesn’t seem to threaten Koirala alone who came to power promising he would quit once the first draft of the constitution was ready on January 22 It also threatens the top leaders of the NC UML UCPN-M and the Madhesi groups who acted freely in the name of constitution-writing with full support from the international community but with no accountability Now the radical changes they had introduced are under threat yubarajghimire@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rajeev Dhavan | Published: July 1 2015 3:02 am The US decision takes us forward but India still has a huge distance to go to prevent cruelty to its LGBTQ population Related News Had Barack Obama not been elected president and appointed Justices S Sotomayor and E Kagan to join Bill Clinton appointees RB Ginsburg and S Breyer the court’s gay marriage decision might have gone the other way Within America Ronald Reagan appointee Justice A Kennedy’s majority (5-4) decision has won support This is not to suggest that all Americans have accepted the judgment Governor Scott Walker (Wisconsin) wants a legislative reversal by defining marriage as between a man and a woman Within the court the dissenting Republican appointees dubbed the decision a constitutional usurpation of the rights of the people and Congress This only goes to show that the composition of the bench matters In India had the Naz case been assigned to judges other than Justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya (as for example Justices A Kabir and SS Nijjar) the decision could have gone the other way Such is the fragility of chance-based justice Surely our case should have gone to a larger bench It is precisely this that makes the Indian SC’s justice fragile The issues in the Indian and the US cases were different In Naz the SC recriminalised homosexuality But the US decision assumed that lesbian and gay relations are valid and constitutionally protected The issue was whether same-sex marriage was constitutional The US decision is grounded on five assumptions: one the importance of protecting personal choices central to individual dignity; two recognising the right to choose a partner to marry and have a family and children; three the equal right to marry between consenting adults under the 14th amendment (equality clause); four grounding the right to marry as part of liberty; and five treating this as a matter of constitutional jurisprudence independent of legislative solutions This boils down to two principles: liberty choice and individual autonomy which justify same-sex intimate relations; and equal treatment for all marriages While realising that ancient texts may have regarded marriage as being between men and women Justice Kennedy treats marriage as an evolving institution and shows that same-sex intimacy is now medically seen as “both a normal expression of human sexuality and immutable” If we start with the latter premise the rest of the judgment falls into place nicely Having crossed the threshold of legitimising same-sex intimacy the next step to protect all marriages (including perforce same-sex marriages) follows logically This is why the judgment is prolix on the question of marriage and equal treatment To obviate the charge of judicial intrusion into the legislative field the majority judgment treats the issues before it as constitutional ones declaring that in the wake of so many referenda debates grassroots campaigns studies papers books and writings it was not necessary to wait for legislation This is to refute the charge of judicial activism — somewhat grandiloquently made by Justice A Scalia and acerbically by Justices J Roberts S Alito and C Thomas The judgment is certainly judicially activist within the constitutional framework but not outrageously extravagant so as to “vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy” (Alito) In India the constitutional debate is stuck at the lowest rung Justice Singhvi’s judgment relies on English history from 1290 but ignores the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967 He accepts privacy as being part of the right to liberty but cannot accept protecting the choices of consenting adults He assumes that the use of Section 377 has been minimal with only 200 cases in over 150 years ignoring that LGBTQs are harassed everyday — including by the police Ultimately the Indian argument is founded on the assumption that sexual activity amongst persons of the same sex is immoral unnatural and against the public interest But constitutionally the concept of public interest is wider than echoing people’s prejudice It must take people as they are and treat their chosen relationships as protectable private interests Otherwise constitutional protections are pointless The US decision takes us forward but India still has a huge distance to go to prevent cruelty to its LGBTQ population The writer is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: It was the end of the road for Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) founder-leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav with the party expelling them for “anti-party activities” AAP expelled Prashant Bhushan (left) and Yogendra Yadav for anti-party activities PTI Besides Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar were also removed from the party The development came late on Monday night following separate replies of Bhushan and Yadav to the show-cause notice for organising an anti-party meet in Gurgaon last week The National Disciplinary Committee met on 20 April 2015 at 6 pm at 514 VP House to decide on the complaints against Yadav Bhushan Kumar and Jha On the request of the respondents the committee had earlier extended the deadline for submitting their explanations by one day that is to 3 pm on 20 April 2015 However the committee received the responses of Yadav Bhushan and Kumar while Jha failed to furnish his response within the prescribed time The committee carefully considered responses furnished by Yadav Bhushan and Kumar and found them unsatisfactory The committee also reached the unanimous conclusion that Yadav Bhushan and Kumar had indulged in gross indiscipline and anti-party activities They have violated the Code of Conduct detailed in Article VI A (a) of the party’s Constitution The committee was of the view that Jha had failed to furnish his response in a stipulated time despite sufficient time at his disposal After examining the evidence put before it the committee was of the unanimous view that Jha was also guilty of gross indiscipline and indulging in anti-party activities The committee therefore has decided to expel all the four members from the party Earlier Bhushan and Yadav had described the party’s show-cause notice as a "pre-scripted drama where the outcome is already decided and well-known" Bhushan had accused AAP’s general secretary Pankaj Gupta of accepting Rs 2 crore donation from shell companies and Ashish Khetan of writing a planted story in a national magazine defending a telecom company allegedly involved in 2G spectrum scam He had reiterated that the AAP’s actions were reminiscent of Stalinist purges where in the early years after the Soviet Revolution Stalin’s acolytes were both the accusers and judges of the dissidents both in the party and the government "I received your ‘show-cause notice’ around midnight on 17 April Frankly I have been in a dilemma on whether to respond to this communication On the one hand it appears part of a pre-scripted drama where the outcome is already decided and well-known" Yadav said in his lengthy reply indicating that he would be ousted from the party IANS the show brought on US President Obama to read out a set of mean tweets from Twitter. a student who lives in the Whispering Wind Housing Society on Baner-Pashan Link Road.

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