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Sabria Chowdhury
Sabria Chowdhury
Sabria Chowdhury Balland is the Managing Editor of this magazine. She is an English and French professor and columnist residing in the USA and France. She can be reached at

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INDIA fuelling militancy in Pakistan

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of Economic Affairs magazine. This edition, as you will note, comprises of more articles than usual, covering a wide variety of topics, domestic and global. This month, our cover story features the intricate operations devised by India's external intelligence agency, Research And Analysis Wing (RAW). Some well-documented proof points in the direction that RAW is quite actively involved in meddling in matters on Pakistani soil. This elaborate network set up by RAW involves structures which are present not only in Pakistan but also in Afghanistan, operating through multi-tiered organizations. The purpose is clear: create terror within Pakistan, a premise which is well-documented b...

June 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm | Sabria Chowdhury

Unjust prison sentences in the US: No way out

It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all. ----Sainte Augustine There is no doubt that Americans would be shocked beyond belief had this been occurring in any other country. A sentence of life imprisonment, without any possibility of parole for crimes which are disproportionate to say the least to the sentence and punishment rendered. Life without parole for selling LSD at a concert, for siphoning gas from a truck and for writing a bad cheque are just some examples of such crimes which have rendered sentences which are impossible to comprehend on logical levels. These events are just not out of the blue. This is occurring every day in federal and state courts in the United States. Judges, being bound by mandatory sentencing l...

December 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Sabria Chowdhury