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71 <div class="entry-content"><p>Tabish Khair, an Indian scholar based in Denmark, hits the nail on its head when he talks about the <a href="http://www.hindu.com/mag/2003/12/21/stories/2003122100410100.htm">colour of the passports</a>. He puts very eloquently, how the new devices meant to check the travel of terrrorists are in reality just measures to check the poor races from reaching out to the &#8216;developed&#8217; world:</p>
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