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It hurts to be intolerant

India's engagement with the world is now coloured by what it is doing internally


Illustration: Binay Sinha

Aakar Patel
On August 16, 2019, the United Nations’ website carried a news item headlined: “UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions”. The subheading read: “The Security Council considered the volatile situation surrounding Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue in a meeting focused solely on the dispute, within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters of international peace and security, for the first time since 1965”.

Six days later, the UN site carried a report headlined: “Kashmir communications shutdown a ‘collective punishment’ that must be reversed, say UN experts”. This referred to the internet ban India enforced,
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First Published: Jun 16 2022 | 10:57 PM IST

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