Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Re: Mubarak was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award in 1995.

Thanks. I used that in a blog post today.

Cheers,
Atanu

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM, Rajeev Srinivasan <rajeev.srinivasan@gmail.com> wrote:
feb 13th, 2011 CE

mubarak is/was also the head of the Non-Aligned Movement :-) so bloody apt

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2 comments:

Nitin said...

The bigger joke about this award is the fact that he accepted it only in 2008.

"Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was on Tuesday conferred the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding for his “unique role in providing stability and progress to his country, in upholding the Arab cause, in promoting peace and understanding in the region.”

Mr. Mubarak was given the 1995 award only now as attempts to arrange for his bilateral visit could not materialise on three occasions."

http://www.hindu.com/2008/11/19/stories/2008111956661200.htm

Inferno said...

OT: The army chief, General V.K. Singh, said the army has 'not yet' received the necessary orders from the government on firing in self-defence at the Maoists. 'We asked what do we do if we are engaged by Naxals. If such a thing (attack) happens, surely somebody (any Roy, Sen, Ghosh, xyz'erjee from JNU ...) is going to charge my troops of murder'.