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Curzon’s curse

Mir Mohammad Ali

A hundred years ago Lord Curzon bequeathed this region with an efficient and reliable instrument of repression in the form of the Frontier Corps (FC). It served his Frontier policy well and kept peace there for them to securely continue the exploitation of the Subcontinent unhindered and unchallenged. One has to give to give the devil his due, he created an outfit which not only fulfilled their needs then but is still serving the interests of Imperialism along with those of the tyrants here. It still has a place of pride in the strategic needs of anyone who requires a willing fighting machine and can pay handsomely. He must be smiling smugly with contentment in his grave that the ‘curse’ he left behind is still very much alive and kicking, kicking in the literal sense of the term.

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