---- Editorial ----
US send message to Taliban & ISIS
The decision of US Military to drop the country's most powerful non-nuclear bomb,
known as Mother of All Bomb, on ISIS positions in Afghanistan has ignited international
debate about use of such bomb. While US government and its allies have strongly defended
the move, section of international communities have been outraged by dropping of
such devastating bomb. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb (MOAB) was dropped
Thursday night on a network of fortified underground tunnels that ISIS had been using
to stage attacks on government forces. The strike, in Nangarhar province near the
Pakistan border, also killed 36 ISIS fighters, Afghan officials say.
The US military has defended its decision, describing it as a "tactical" move. Former
Afghan president Hamid Karzai condemned the move, saying Afghanistan shouldn't be
used as a "testing ground" for weapons. But one does wonder whether munition, known
as the "mother of all bombs" for its extraordinary force, was necessary for the particular
target. The impact also does not seem to achieve much desire result. There are perhaps
secondary effects of Thursday's bombing in Afghanistan such as signaling to the North
Koreans and the Syrians that the United States can deploy such weapons against their
bunker systems. The US also is sending out message at a time when the war in Afghanistan
is at a critical point. The war in Afghanistan is at its lowest point for the Afghans
and their American allies since the Taliban were overthrown in the months after 9/11.The
Taliban "control or contest" about a third of the population of the country and have
been continuously capturing new areas. Perhaps by dropping such powerful bomb, US
wants to tell Afghan people that it will stay put and continue to fight Taliban and
---- Readers Forum ----
Escaping from police station
I am angry to read about the recent escape of 12 UTP's from Chongkham Police Outpost
under Namsai District. There are lots of unanswered questions about the recent prison
escape that I would like point out -
1. How can you lock 12 prisoners inside one jail cell?
2. Is the prison guard an electrician? Why did he go inside the cell to repair the
3. Is there only one guard for the whole police outpost? Or is he the only police
in the station?
4. If he was not the only Police, where were the other police personnel?
Time again it has been proven that our police department is still unprofessional
& unqualified. I blame the head of police and the state govt for ignoring the basic
needs to run a police station.
When the police station of the Capital Complex is at the worse condition, I can only
pray for police outpost of the interior districts.
A Concerned Citizen
Discriminating house owners
It seems like a curse to be a Nyishi especially when you are looking for a rented
room in the capital complex of our state. I have been looking for the same since
the last couple of months and have also been able to found some. But then it was
very disappointing to know the fact that many of the building owners do not entertain
Nyishi tenant. In fact “Chima” has rightly said in the movie “Itanagar zero km”
that Nyishi honese rent nahi milta hai. You cannot generalize all Nyishi to be the
same just by the wrong deeds of very few of them. Every tribe has got its own positive
and negative side both. Many of my relatives and friends including me, who are Nyishi
are not less than any other tribes if we see in terms of obedience, manners and discipline.
It is the elders who initiate the differentiation. If other tribes can avail the
room unconditionally then why can’t we? We do also have equal responsibility to look
after our family just like them. Where are we supposed to go when we don’t have our
own houses and hostels available here? We cannot become day scholars from the respective
villages to daily attend the schools, colleges and the offices.
It would be much obliged if they kindly put a notice board in their buildings with
a signboard that reads-“We do not entertain Nyishis”.
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