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Saturday, 3 December 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 337 of 2022

1038hrs:

Day 181 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 65%

117 days on time or early of 181

Punctuality surplus = 28 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 13 days

Note: As yesterday, the photo was taken on approach to the Square, primarily in order to maintain the habit of walking from home rather than hitching a pillion ride, as I have done on many occasions before. In a sense, I'm now also trying to improve the qualitative aspects of being punctual and not just the quantitative aspect which hopefully has been tamed now. For example, the punctuality metrics for the month of November was 90% compared to the overall metric of 65% over 181 days. It should also be noted that the picture above was taken 12 seconds late but that was on account of the sun dominating the photo for about 30 seconds before it was taken. 

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The following video affects our dilemma almost as much as the video posted yesterday, in reference to British colonialism. Except that this may be described as the inner layer of the much broader phenomenon of British colonialism:


As customary, I left a comment here too:

This video gives great insight into why Pakistan is designed to be a mess. It also gives clues to why there is a 'Kashmir' problem. Geographic revision is indispensable. What the British did wrong must be put right.

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Friday, 2 December 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 336 of 2022

1040hrs:

Day 180 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 64%

116 days on time or early of 180

Punctuality surplus = 28 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 12 days

Note: Today's photo was taken a few metres before reaching the Square, solely to ensure that I didn't break my punctuality performance by a few seconds, as has happened on some previous occasions. I did have the option of hitching a pillion ride to arrive at the Square a few minutes before 0800hrs but I wanted to maintain the habit of walking the distance from home.

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A snapshot history lesson that still directly affects us today in Jammu Kashmir & Allied areas (JKA):


The comment that I left there:

A very sharp and concise analysis. Should be part of the history curriculum in the United Kingdom and throughout all those territories that it ever controlled, including those where it still holds influence.

I also felt the following part of the commentary in the video was important too:

(Paraphrased)

"Britain went and ruled territories through proclamation rather than treaties...with the usual narrative that they came to civilise the locals..."

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The following is an acute example of the legacy of British colonialism:


The article above can be accessed here.

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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 335 of 2022

0901hrs:

Day 179 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0759hrs

Attendance = 100%

Punctuality = 64%

115 days on time or early of 179

Punctuality surplus = 28 minutes 

Punctuality Consistency Status = 11 days

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We continue our focus on Qatar. I would assess it to be difficult to find a better analysis of Qatar's rise as an OP country: 

OP = overpowered


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Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 334 of 2022

0533hrs:

Day 178 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0439hrs

We are making further changes in our daily routine. A morning walk at 0400hrs has been initiated today. This picture was taken whilst returning home.

0757hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 64%
114 days on time or early of 178
Punctuality surplus = 27 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 10 days

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We will continue featuring content from the ongoing spectacle in Qatar:


I left the following comment there:

I would opine that this a refreshing angle on the most topical issue in the world, at the moment.

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I had been invited to a get together of 'nationalists' in Kotli today, with a view to exploring possibilities of unity amongst their ranks. It was instigated by Zahoor Kashmiri of Goi in Kotli and included various members of JKLF (mainly from the Dar faction or more commonly referred to as the Pindi faction) but had others too in attendance. I of course attended as a neutral with a view to explore options of how the whole State of JKA can reunite, whereby unity amongst various factions of the JKLF can be considered as a layer within that greater objective.

It was a closed door meeting and thus I couldn't take any photos or videos of the event. It was scheduled from 1600hrs (4pm) to 1800hrs (6pm). I arrived with my assistant at 1633hrs. 33 minutes late.

Some concerns raised by participants at the meeting:

1) Shops/long-term.....short-term (what & how)
- Explanation: It was agreed that some factions or rather - some individuals within factions - were running 'shops' which prevented them from participating or contributing to the greater good. 
- That people think in the short term and don't consider the long term implications of their actions.

2) Organisational structure
That all parties and factions did not have a working or functional organisational structure.
 
3) Coaching (moral/political training)
That all parties and factions do not coach their cadre but rather concentrate on arranging public events from time to time - usually in reaction to something done by India and/or Pakistan - and give speeches of condemnation.

4) Finance
That all parties and factions do not take into account the need for finance or how it can be raised to perform important political functions.

5) Infighting/leg pulling
That there is too much infighting (personality clashes) and leg pulling to prevent any particular individual or party from progressing.

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- I did respond to all points raised and attempted to provide alternatives, including discussing the Citizen's Charter JKA, in particular its snapshot version.
- I also took the opportunity to review my 50 day workshop at Shaheed Chowk (Martyr's Square) at the beginning of this year.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 333 of 2022

1146hrs:

Day 177 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0753hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 64%
113 days on time or early of 177
Punctuality surplus = 24 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 9 days

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Monday, 28 November 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 332 of 2022

0900hrs:

Day 176 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0758hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 64%
112 days on time or early of 176
Punctuality surplus = 17 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 8 days

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Sunday, 27 November 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 331 of 2022

1054hrs:

Day 175 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0757hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 63%
111 days on time or early of 175
Punctuality surplus = 15 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 7 days

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We're into our 3rd week of a weekly live transmission on JKTV, providing an update of the status of public affairs in our territory:


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Today we're witnessing local (municipal) elections in AJK for the first time in 31 years. Polling is being conducted in a phased manner - division by division - beginning with Muzaffarabad division today. 

Khurshid Uz Zaman Abbasi Sb has been kind enough to invite me to this marathon transmission today, broadcasting live from Washington USA: 


You can access the programme from this link too.

I took part in the discussion at 2:48:10 

I spoke in 2 batches before my connectivity totally gave way at around 3:27:00

From 3:01:40 to 3:08:30 and 3:11:29 to 3:19:25

Many thanks to former chief justice of the AJK supreme court Syed Manzoor Gillani and senior journalists Syed Tassaduq Hussain (living in Calgary, Canada and candidate for local elections there) & Ibrahim Gul (former PTV director for AJK and now living in South Korea) for their kind words too.

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My take on concerns about human rights in Qatar, given the attention received in the wake of the World Cup being hosted there:

Most global human rights groups are of the view that the World Cup being held in Qatar is a means to open engagement on all those issues that are regional in some respects and global in others. Qatar has a global media channel and wants to excel in hosting discussion on some of the most uncomfortable problems of the world. It has brought something into existence that didn't exist before. Global spotlight.

Furthermore..



Morality and Legality. 

Power and Principles.

Who can exercise what?

In our #PublicPolicyAJK approach to conflict resolution in the region we have understood that the public of JKA - without exception - have been denied  their right to exercise freedom of assembly, association, expression, movement and recourse to law including international law.

We include all our politicians and all claimants to nobility in this territory, as victims of this very well structured militarised governance module.

We apparently had no democratic, ethical, legal or peaceful outlet/forum to address our concerns.

But we do. 

What do our own legal experts say?

What would be the legal perspective of our 4 neighbours:

1) Afghanistan
2) China
3) India
4) Pakistan

AJK Public Agency Note: #194527112022

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Saturday, 26 November 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 330 of 2022

1152hrs:

Day 174 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0800hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 63%
110 days on time or early of 174
Punctuality surplus = 12 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 6 days

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Earlier this morning, or rather just beyond midnight:

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We can learn about the most important matters in life from our children: 


This child has given such a powerful lesson on fundamental rights that I will have to translate it into English, for the record:

English translation (pending):

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Some public policy notes:

Yes, I have maintained that this is our legal compass 'The UN template' as presented by Dr Nazir Gilani. 

For politics and everything else we have to refer to Public Policy Analysis for the answers. 

Our struggle for existence will succeed on 4 pillars: 

1) Democracy (Aggregate of political parties, public opinion, social groups & State institutions)

2) Ethics (Human/Data,soil,waste,water management)

3) Legality (Legal experts of the territory of JKA led by Dr Nazir Gilani)

4) Peaceful methodology (Cultural creativity/renaissance, geopolitical neutrality, inclusivity and white flags)

We have no time to waste....the world is moving very fast.

AJK Public Agency Note #004826112022

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Friday, 25 November 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 329 of 2022

1036hrs:

Day 173 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0758hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 63%
109 days on time or early of 173
Punctuality surplus = 12 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 5 days

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Mulling over some of our evening Twitter Space discussions it is becoming increasingly obvious that we need metrics to measure how our citizens negotiate public vs private interest. As the inability to do so is largely responsible for us not being able to develop a system of governance here since 1947. I would also suggest that this has been the bane of our previous generations too.

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The London School of Economics also has something to say about the FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar:


I felt compelled to leave a comment too:

Thank you #LSE for taking up this topic. It has also featured in our work on #PublicPolicy in AJK. Which is affecting my PPA course at this very institution but that is another story.

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Thursday, 24 November 2022

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 328 of 2022

1043hrs:

Day 172 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.

0753hrs

Attendance = 100%
Punctuality = 63%
108 days on time or early of 172
Punctuality surplus = 10 minutes 
Punctuality Consistency Status = 4 days

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Daily Diary (DD) - Day 337 of 2022

1038hrs: Day 181 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal. 0800hrs Attendance = 100% Punctuality = 65% 117 days on time or early of 181 Punc...