This was essentially a garrison state
, built for the protection of five Soviet armies - spanning 19 divisions and comprising 500,000 soldiers - that had been stationed there ever since 1945.
And yet, some analysts have attributed the overall poor performance of Pakistan to the garrison state
"We would also like to appeal to India and other countries to support Baloch organisations working to educate our children and to promote Baloch language, things that we can only dream of within Pakistan-occupied Balochistan where the garrison state
is actively destroying our culture, our language and the education, i.e., the future of our children," she stated.
This is based on the Nehruvian-era fear of military intrusion into democratic politics, as in the case of neighboring Pakistan, which turned into a de facto garrison state
under a largely mono-ethnic (Punjabi) military elite.
He said: 'At a time, Oyo State was seen as what you call a garrison state
, today Oyo State is one of the peaceful states in Nigeria.
A bellicose and myopic neighbour i.e India contributed to Pakistan's insecurity paranoia giving rise to a Garrison State
mentality that privileged national security over human security.
The martial-law regime, despite the increase in detention centers, the setting up of checkpoints and the increased visibility of the military, did not result in the 'garrison state
' that Ninoy had warned about, except in the hotbeds of insurgency.
The list included the following:Marcos Martial Law: Never Againby Raissa RoblesA Garrison State
in the Making and Other Speechesby Senator Ninoy AquinoMartial Law in the Philippines: Never Againby Senator Nene Pimentel:LABAN: His Storyby Jose Cojuangco Jr.
In Pakistan, Dr Ishtiaq is known for his books 'The Pakistan Garrison State
' and a remarkable work on the partition 'Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed'.
The ghetto is also a garrison state
, armed to the teeth, with a proven record of destroying anyone who gets in its way.
This should reflect in the pluralistic composition of Pakistani society, rather than monolithic visions of religious community that are allied to a concept of a unitary garrison state