Introduction

 

Prepared by Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad. Revised 30 November 2008. Originally presented to the second INSA Social Forum, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 22-24 July 2008. In preparing this brief, use has been made of ideas and proposals emanating from various chapters of this book as well as from other available sources as indicated at the end of the brief.

1. Anchored on five key thrusts [freedom from all kinds of un-freedoms; empowerment through education, training and healthcare services; equitably shared prosperity; unity in diversity; and people’s (i.e. participatory) democracy], Imagine a new South Asia (INSA), a people-centred process, of which the present writer is the current chair of the South Asia Regional steering Committee, is in ...

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