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Is the Afghan peace process under threat Due to Corona and Why India is Happy about it?

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Due to the Corona pandemic, the Afghan peace process is in a stalemate. It is not the first time that the Afghan peace process is endangered; indeed, Obama’s administration to Trump’s administration has tried to take the initiative on the peace process but failed. As it is the trump’s slogan “America First” and his promise to withdraw all the forces from the Afganistan till 2021. In that regard, Trump’s administration appointed a special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to negotiate directly with the Taliban. After many debates and discussions, a conclusion was drawn that the Afghan government would release 5000 prisoners of the Taliban’s militant group till 10 March and Within the first 135 days of the deal, the US will reduce its forces in Afghanistan to 8,600, with allies also drawing down their forces proportionately.

Taliban has swiftly attacked the Afghan security forces and killed many soldiers, although, Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afganistan, has requested to Taliban to avoid such activities in respect of Ramadan. The Taliban has turned down his request and called him a puppet of foreign agencies. Taliban accused the US of not upholding its side of the deal to release 5000 Taliban personnel in Afghan prisons. The Taliban consider that Ashraf Ghani is dictated by foreign policies, that is the reason why the Taliban has not directly involved with the Afghan government in the negotiations of the peace process.

At first, the Afghan government has rejected the peace process conditions by saying that the Taliban is demanding 15 prisoners who were involved in severe attacks, and they are masterminds of various attacks on the security forces to subvert the government’s writ. The Afghan government fears that these prisoners may become a part of the resistance against them. The Afghan government is currently fighting with the Corona pandemic and due to the poor health system, the government fears that these prisoners may attack health facilities and cause further problems for the government. The Taliban scrambled it by replying that the government of Afganistan has no intention to uphold the peace agreement, that is why they are not releasing the prisoners. The spokesperson of the Taliban tweeted that Coronavirus may affect the lives of prisoners.

It seems that the peace process may be stuck, as the American government is busy combating with coronavirus, and all their attention is towards saving their economy and lives of the people.

No one can predict the nature of change in Afghanistan after the peace process, but the delay in it would be beneficial for both the Indian government and the Afghanistan government. India has invested more than $2 billion on different projects in Afghanistan, and many Afghan citizens study and live in India for their livelihoods.

India also uses Afghanistan to finance terror activities in Pakistan, so that it may weaken Pakistan both internally and externally. There is also a problem with the flow of rivers between Pakistan and Afghanistan, as India supports the Afganistan to make barrages and dams on the former’s river so that the water flow towards Pakistan will be halted.

As the relation between Pakistan and Afghanistan remained pathetic from day one, as it was Afghanistan who cast an opposite vote to the existence of Pakistan, but the relationship between Pakistan and the Taliban is robust. It was Pakistan that recognized the Taliban government in Afghanistan. India has concerns that if Taliban comes in power, then, it will become a Pro-Pakistan state, and India could not fulfill its dirty aims to destabilize the peace in Pakistan, and India also fears that it may be possible that Taliban intrude into the Kashmir problem and favor the struggle of “Kashmiri’s self-determination”.

There is another reason that India is reluctant to take part in the peace process, as it wants to engage the Pakistan army of both the east and west fronts. Pakistan currently employed around 200,000 soldiers of its western border to sustain the peace on the Durand line. It is also a possibility that after the peace process, China will spread its BRI initiative in Afghanistan, which will bring economic prosperity both in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Russian has changed its attitude towards the Taliban, as a few months ago, Russia showed its interest in the peace process of Afghanistan that may be a ploy to undermine the American hegemony in this region. There are trillions of dollar worth materials are hidden in the land of Afganistan that may attract the investors worldwide.

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Will Pakistan Recognize and Accept Israel?

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The Muslim world is at a new turning point in history. The distance between Arabia and Israel seems to be closing. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince have met. The US Secretary of State was also present at the meeting in Saudi Arabia. The world media is shouting at this meeting. If this news is true then it is a great development in world politics. The UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan have already joined Israel. What color will this friendship with Israel bring to the Arabs? Why are the Arab countries so anxious to embrace yesterday’s enemy? Will Pak-Israel anger last forever?

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While the new global political development is a source of joy for the minority, it is also a source of unhappiness for the majority. Questions about recent developments also need to be answered. Experts say the meeting took place and that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived in a private jet with the Mossad chief. He met secretly with the Saudi Crown Prince. The problem is that the results of the recent US election have upset many countries, including Saudi Arabia. After Biden’s victory, Saudi Arabia fears what the new US president will do. Saudi Arabia wants the support of the Israeli lobby in the United States. Saudi Arabia has extended a hand of friendship to both Turkey and Israel. Saudi Arabia does not want its relations with the United States to rupture. Will Saudi Arabia’s efforts work?

The first is that US foreign policy has implications. Four Muslim countries were destroyed by US foreign policy. Libya was devastated by Obama and Hillary. Had it not been for Russia and Hezbollah behind Assad in Syria, it would have been like Libya. The situation in Iraq and Afghanistan is also in front of everyone. The situation in Afghanistan and Iraq hurt the United States. Trump has not started new wars. Biden is under the influence of former US President Barack Obama. They are “dense” like them. Such people are dangerous. This threat is making the world restless.

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Iran has also linked Biden’s victory to goodwill. Iran hopes sanctions will be eased. Trade routes to Europe will open for Iran. Pakistan will also benefit from easing sanctions on Iran. Pakistan’s goods will go to Iran and Iran’s goods will come to Pakistan. Saudi Arabia wants to curb Iran’s influence in the region. If anyone can look Israel in the eye, it is Iran and Turkey. Saudi Arabia will not be made of Iran. It is said that the enemy of the enemy is the friend, Saudi Arabia is also going to sacrifice its long-standing policy under the same policy.

The question is, when Pakistan’s friends are raising the bar of love and friendship with Israel, will Pakistan lag behind in this race? Will Pak-Israel anger last forever? Prime Minister Imran Khan’s position on Palestine is the position of the nation, in which he said that our policy on relations with Israel is the same as that of the founder of Pakistan. The founders of Pakistan have always rejected relations with Israel. He used to say, “This is a dagger inserted in the heart of the Ummah. This is an illegitimate state which Pakistan will never recognize.”

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Our position cannot be linked to the position of the Arab League or the OIC. Our position is based on the position of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam. If Pakistan backs away from the Palestinian policy, it will deviate from the Kashmir policy. Pakistan is a non-Arab country that has taken part in two wars against Israel. Pakistan’s policy is clear and cannot be changed. But our Prime Minister is second to none in changing his stance on every issue. As soon as the news of the Saudi Crown Prince’s meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister came, a certain group in Pakistan was deployed to form a consensus to recognize Israel.

A lobby of specialized intellectuals and journalists has begun work on the “Acceptable” mission. The government has started throwing leaves through social media. The past shows that our Prime Minister jumps to great heights, in this case too. If that happened then his followers would accept it as a blessing.

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Russia Released the video of the “TSAR BOMBA” (King of Bombs) Explosion

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Russia has released a video of the world’s most powerful explosion, which was carried out experimentally in October 1961 during the Soviet era. It was actually a hydrogen bomb with an explosive power of 3,300 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

The bomb, dubbed the “Tsar Bomba” (King of Bombs), was dropped on an island near the North Pole and detonated in the air at an altitude of 4 km above the ground.

With an explosive power of 50 megatons (50 million tons) of TNT, this hydrogen bomb is considered to be the most powerful bomb in human history, designed by the famous Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov. This is the same Andrei Sakharov who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975 after defecting from the Soviet Union.

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The 40-minute video was uploaded to YouTube by the Russian Atomic Energy Agency a few days ago, in which the countdown to the bombing begins at 22 minutes and 22 seconds:

The blast was so intense and large that it could be seen from a distance of a thousand kilometers, while its heat was felt at a distance of 250 kilometers.

The cloud formed by the explosion of this hydrogen bomb was so high that it reached an altitude of about 700 km, that is, the point where the Earth’s atmosphere ends and space begins.

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We don’t know if there is an even more powerful hydrogen bomb in the world, but we do know that it was the most powerful experimental explosion in human history.

It should be noted that the original and technical name of the hydrogen bomb is “thermonuclear bomb”, the explosion of which emits tremendous energy in the form of light, heat, and shock waves but the emission of radioactive rays is much lower than that of a normal atomic bomb.

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Father Sold his Daughter To Buy A Smartphone and Motorcycle

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We often fall in with stories on social media and news channels highlighting the brutal face of the mentally sick people of the society.

Although, the crime rate has been declined amidst the coronavirus pandemic but a few people are out there to show their bestiality to the world by committing heinous conduct.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an average of 80 murders, 289 abductions, and 91 rapes were reported across the country in 2018 in India on a daily basis.

A new heart-wrenching incident took place in the Chikkaballhar district of India. An inexorable father sold his daughter, who was only three years old, to buy a smartphone and motorcycle.

He sold his daughter to a childless couple for INR 100,000. And he bought a smartphone for INR 15,000 and a motorcycle for INR 50,000 with the money he got.

The parents had tried to sell the baby to a family in Bengaluru when she was born, but their plan failed as the hospital authority meddled. After this, another person got the wind of the situation and made a deal with them on the behest of a childless couple in another village.

After the man used all the money, his neighbor grew skeptical, and they found out that his daughter had not been at home. They informed the police who inquired some villagers including the mother of the baby. The child welfare committee found the girl and a case has been filed against the couple.

The father took to his heel but the mother was incarcerated. The authority interrogated her and she brought to the light that her husband had intimidated her that’s why she allowed selling her daughter.

What could be the rhyme and reason that goaded the parents to sell their own blood? Either they are mentally sick or the financial problems made them sell their three years old baby.

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