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    ...All reports suggest that most of these patients could not have been saved with the infrastructure available in the institution, yet their deaths have been seen as a case of neglect by medical personnel. Doctors have responded to these attacks with anger and anguish, by striking work, demanding more security and even taking to social media with messages about how the profession is seen as an easy target. Growing violence Violence against doctors is not new. The World Health Organisation published guidelines on handling workplace violence in 2002. However, the incidence and intensity of violence against medical professionals in India is on the rise. It is important to reflect on how the medical profession — always held in respect in our society — has come to such a sorry pass where health-care workers need protection from the very people they are meant to take care of. ...

    The Hindu on April 14, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

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    ...It was not surprising that there was strong tacit approval at the international level of the surgical strike by India across the LoC. It served to once again reiterate the increasing acceptance of the inherent right of a nation to protect itself from armed attacks arising from outside its borders, whether the perpetrators are state or non-state actors. This flew in the face of those who termed the Indian action of self-defence as “aggression”. International law today is clear that every nation has the right to self-defence, extending to even the use of force. It has, therefore, become an exception to the natural and inherent right of nations to conduct their affairs without interference from external actors. ...

    Indian Express on Oct. 24, 2016, 2:42 a.m.