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Watershed year for India-U.S. relations, says Rocca

Posted by Barry Pittard on February 12, 2007

Report by Ela Dutt, House International Relations Subcommitte for Asia and the Pacific. Source: Indian American Center for Political Awareness. Updated on 05 February, 2007.

‘The year 2005 is a watershed year in the relations between India and the United States declared Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Christina Rocca at the State Department. But there are significant hurdles to overcome, she cautioned ….

‘While democracy had a tradition in the region, Rocca said, “…democratic institutions are seriously challenged in parts of the region.” The U.S. is helping develop democratic tools such as the rule of law, independent media, grass roots activism, good governance and transparency through which these nations can address the fundamental problems of extremism, security, and development. Their success will bolster stability throughout the region. Progress in South Asia will have global consequences.” ‘

Leaving aside the question of whether the present U.S. Administration is in the choicest position to be mentoring democracy to other countries, the Christina Rocca observation sits well with other reports that India is undergoing some major and, trustfully, beneficial changes. Earlier comments at referred to some encouraging signs of a popular Indian backlash against police and judicial corruption. It expressed the wish that this groundswell from the Indian populace will come to include speaking out against Sathya Sai Baba and those of his closest servitors who do the ill works (despite the presence of the good social works upfront). These moral and spiritual outrages the BBC-termed ‘Secret Swami’ and his managers keep from the world, as well as from the wider membership of the Sathya Sai Organization. The earlier reports were discussed at:

“For many, 2006 has been a watershed in Indian legal history”, states Sanjoy Majumder, Friday, 5 January 2007, BBC News, Delhi:


Tim Sullivan (Thur., Mar/09/2006) Associated Press reported, “What surprised India was its own reaction: Protesters took to the streets, holding candlelight vigils and waving signs calling for justice; newspapers have kept the story on the front page day after day; officials from the president to the capital’s police chief have called for a review of the investigation. In a country that had all but resigned itself to its barely functioning legal system, a backlash was born”.
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