Paris: A group of Syrians opposed to President Bashar al-Assad have created an alliance of technocrats to help fill a void of expertise within the opposition and lay out a roadmap for Syria once its current leadership falls, a founder said on Monday.
Set up by US-based doctor and activist Ayham Haddad and the owner of Orient TV Ghassan Abboud, the Syrian Alliance for Democracy was born out of frustration at the slowness in forming a structured opposition.
It is made up from a mix of Syrians abroad, exiles, and professionals who never left the country which is now in its seventh month of a violent crackdown by Assad's government on pro-democracy unrest.
"The Syrian opposition could not form an organization to represent the people and still disagree (among themselves)," Haddad, who left Syria in 1992 after being held for three years for belonging to a banned party, told in Paris....more
01:09 AM, Oct 11, 2011
Jammu: Demanding recruitment and regularisation, a group of technocrats clashed with police on Friday, who foiled their march towards Civil Secretariat in Jammu. Over one hundred and thirty technocrats took out a rally from Indira Chowk towards Civil Secretariat where prohibitory orders have been imposed. They raised anti-government slogans and carried placards and banners and tried to move towards the Secretariat Complex, but heavy deployment of police and para-military troops...
11:04 AM, Mar 11, 2011