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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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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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Why Shouldn’t Pakistan Accept Israel?

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Israel is a completely illegitimate state and was created by occupying Muslim territories. The blood of millions of Muslims was shed for the establishment of this state. Due to which the Muslim world did not establish relations with Israel and refused to recognize it, calling it an illegitimate state. But gradually some Muslim countries continued to accept it under the pressure of the USA or some personal interests. Some Muslim countries have recognized Israel while many countries have opposed this state, of which Pakistan is at the top. A few other Muslim countries also want to establish relations with Israel but have not yet dared to take such a step due to the fear of retaliation from their public. This illegitimate state of Israel was established on a purely ideological basis, so our differences with it are also ideological.

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Pakistan is also an ideological state, the ideological basis of which is only Islam. Pakistan came into existence in the name of Islam and in the name of this religion, the people here got freedom. The survival of this country also lies in protecting Islamic ideology. If we look at the relations of Pakistan with other states, then the ideology of Islam is also driven in them and we establish relations with other states on an ideological basis. One of the states’ relations is with Israel. To date, Pakistan has not recognized Israel and before the current government, no one talked about recognizing this illegitimate state, let alone thought about it. But some members of the current government have spoken out, and Asma Hadid, a female member of parliament, has openly called for recognition of Israel and has brutally distorted Islamic references.

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However, our relationship with Israel is purely ideological. Some people say that we should establish relations with Israel because it will benefit us. We should not be hostile to Israel for no reason. What has it done to us? What is our enmity with it? We must build relations with this country in view of our gains and losses. Such objections or arguments are often heard by our thinkers regarding the recognition of Israel. In the service of these gentlemen, it is kindly requested that ideology is also something. Religion, creed, and nation also have a status, Islamic brotherhood is also important topics of Islam. Should we put them all behind us for our small gain and loss? How much economic benefit will we get from establishing relations with Israel? What progress will we make? What benefits can Israel provide us that no other country is able to give us?

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We are not making progress because of our poor policies, corruption, and mistakes. This is not to blame for the deterioration of relations with Israel. By establishing relations with Israel, we will not be able to gain any material benefit because our past experiences show that we have established relations with the United States. We have relations with many other countries but we are still in turmoil. We couldn’t get anything out of anyone. Therefore, by establishing relations with Israel as well, we will not be able to achieve anything but stifling our ideology. This will only hurt the interests of the Muslim Ummah and will demoralize the countries that are against Israel.

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Therefore, we must protect our ideas and persevere them, and work with patience and perseverance in the face of any difficulties or troubles that may arise. We must put the interests of the Muslim Ummah before the petty personal interests. If all Muslim countries had taken the stand together and stood up against Israel, it would not have the courage to look up to Muslim countries today. But the Muslim countries’ own weaknesses gave it strength. Now the UAE has established relations with Israel and put back the interests of the Muslim Ummah and Islamic ideology. It remains to be seen how much they get benefits and how much relief they bring to the Palestinians.

It is futile to expect any good from non-Muslims, especially Jews and Christians. Therefore, Muslims should emphasize unity among themselves. Brotherhood and love should be promoted.

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