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October 22, 2013 · 3:00 pm

Balochistan unrest: Strike against alleged military drive in Awaran

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A shutter-down strike was observed in different Baloch-dominated towns of the province on Sunday against alleged military operation in earthquake-hit Awaran district. Baloch National Front (BNF), an alliance of Baloch nationalist parties and student organisations had given the strike call to protest alleged military drive in different parts of Awaran district, including tehsil Mashkey.

Markets, shopping centres and business establishments remained closed in Mastung, Kalat, Khuzdar, Pasni, Turbat, Mand, Hub, Kharan, Basima, Panjgur and other towns.

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The U-curve

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MALCOLM Gladwell in his latest book David and Goliath writes about the relevance of the inverted U-curve to violence. Using the example of North Ireland and other data from criminologists he argues that, “there comes a point where the best-intentioned application of power and authority begins to backfire”.

In other words the application of force up to a certain point bears positive results after which it plateaus and then comes the downward spiral where use of force actually makes things worse.

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