ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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South Asian Brown Haze

The “South Asian Brown Haze” is a term used by scientists to describe the huge permanent cloud of dust that obscures the skies over the subcontinent as a result of systematic deforestation and desertifi cation over the last 50 years. It is a term that could well be used to signify the self-contained south Asian elites who seek to obscure the truth from the billion-and-a-half persons they rule over.

Pakistan’s army chief general Kayani and his gang remain barefaced in maintaining that the Inter-Services Intelligence is not sponsoring terrorist groups. Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Gamini Peiris asks disingenuously what good would a UN report on his army’s atrocities accomplish and simply rejects it without further discussion.

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