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1. ´Mirror, Mirror on the wall´ by Balbir Punj, Hindustan Times, August 11, 2003,(http://www.hvk.org/articles/0803/117.html).
2. http://www.ciaonet.org/olj/ad/ad_v7_1/wie01.html - J Edgar Williams, US Foreign Service retd., and member of the Editorial Review Panel of American Policy, an online American Foreign Policy website which publishes ´thoughtful articles on international issues, to support efforts to strengthen the American Foreign Service, and to promote understanding of the challenges of diplomatic life abroad through the memoirs of US Foreign Service personnel and their families. Among our contributors are American diplomats, both active and retired, as well as distinguished academicians. ´Ciao´ expands as Columbia International Affairs Online.)
3. Appendix 2 for B Raman on ´Modi Visa denial - who did it?´
4. Appendix 3 for the list of signatories.
5. Appendix 4 for the list of signatories.
6. The other awards presented by IMC-USA include : Maulana Muhammad Ali Jowhar award in Journalism For best in-depth coverage of Indian diaspora in the US Jerome McDonnell and Andrea Wenzel, Worldview/Chicago Public Radio.
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award in Humanitarian work For self-less service towards the upliftment of the poor and the oppressed classes in India Dr. A.R. Nakadar, Former President, American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, Michigan. Altaf Hussain Hali award in Humanitarian work For self-less service towards the upliftment of Muslims in India Kaleem Kawaja, Former President, Association of Indian Muslims, Maryland. Tipu Sultan award For courageously serving India and India´s interests Prabhudoss John, Executive Director, Policy Institute for Religion and State, Washington, DC Indian Muslim Council - USA.
7. See Appendix 5.
8. ´Testimony: Striking down a Succession Act - Against All Odds, Essays on Women, Religion, and Development from India and Pakistan´, Kali for Women, 1994
9. Appendix 6, text of Peshawar Declaration
11. Appendix 7, attendees at the USCIRF special hearing on the Gujarat riots.
12. Appendix 8, Plainspeaking the US State Department.
13. Statement by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Lt. Gen. (retd) SK Sinha as reported by the Times of India, March 30, 2006. ´During the last 16 years of militancy; the Indian Army has convicted 134 personnel and officers found guilty of committing human rights abuses against civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a strong offensive against propaganda that Indian troops had committed huge violations in Kashmir and remain unpunished,´ State Governor Lt. Gen. (retd) S.K. Sinha quoted official figures saying, ´there was more noise than facts in the campaign, against the armed forces.´
Out of the 134 army personnel, two were given life imprisonment, 83 dismissed and sentenced to jail for one to 11 years, five simply dismissed from services and 44 given lesser punishment, he told the gathering. Sinha said: ´We don´t do justice to our forces who are constantly being vilified in a hostile and false propaganda atmosphere.´
The Indian Army, he said, has a much better record than any other army in the world. Substantiating, Sinha pointed out the Pakistani Army was using air power and. artillery guns against its own people in Waziristan and the US was using military might on a bigger scale in Afghanistan and Iraq. ´When indiscriminate fire opens whole towns and religious places get destroyed. Now compare this with the record of the Indian Army and its commendable on their part that not even a single instance is there, in Jammu and Kashmir when the Indian Army used air power or artillery guns against civilians,´ he said.
14. Appendix 9 - important data on terrorist atrocities against women and children and numbers of civilian victims and Indian security personnel killed by terrorists.
15. Appendix 10, ´Getting it right on J&K´ by Arvind Lavakare.?