By Nadia Khan
Yesterday, Indian interior minister Chidambaram warned the world that
Sometime back famous magazine Newsweek named
They have graded the countries on indicators of instability that are as varied as economy, security, human rights, and factionalized elite among others. Their survey chart is designed with the maximum point of 10 for any of the above indicator – the more failed a state is, the higher the score would be on most of the indicators.
According to the Foreign Policy survey, out of the 12 indicators of instability,
Group grievances, security apparatus and external intervention were among the higher scoring indicators in that survey.
Similarly, security issues such as attack on Sri Lankan cricket team and similar incidents are not the indicators of our security apparatus at work. Perhaps the number of times traffic is blocked in the main cities of
External intervention, though exist virtually, but no clear sign of physical intervention like in other parts of the world –
The highest scoring indicator for
I personally think that this survey and likewise statements, articles, publications or books are all biased and is part of an international conspiracy to besmirch the good name of