E Digest -In the context of Mumbai tragedy many thought provoking articles have been published. These highlight most of the facets of the problem, the phenomenon of terrorism, the state and social response to the same, the Government rushing to formulate new law giving more powers to investigating authorities, the investigation into terror attacks, the events building up to the terror attack and even the war cry against our neighbor, who herself is the victim of this phenomenon in equal measure.
What is important at this juncture is the joint efforts by India and Pakistan to root out the phenomenon from the sub continent, to investigate the terror attack and to pursue the investigations in to Malegaon blasts. It is also imperative that we have a broader and long term vision of Peace and opposition to Imperial designs of US, to restore the political/moral authority of UN with more emphasis on democracy amongst nations and to strengthen the global democratic process.
We wish to bring out such E digests for social activists to give them all the material for their mulling over and making up their minds on various issues in the struggle against the rising communalism and the threat of fascism.
Ram Puniyani, Shabnam Hashmi