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  • Sri Lanka’s State of Reconciliation

    Sri Lanka’s State of Reconciliation0

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    • September 27, 2016

    Despite the intensity of the ethnic conflict, reconciliation always remained an attractive scheme or slogan for many civil society actors and political figures in Sri Lanka. With the end of the war in 2009, reconciliation transformed into an integral part of the political discourse. Many believed that the termination of the LTTE bestowed an opportunity

  • India, Pakistan And J&K: The Tragedy Of Complacence

    India, Pakistan And J&K: The Tragedy Of Complacence0

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    • September 26, 2016

    In the worst ever attack in terms of fatalities of Army personnel since terrorism began in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in 1988, at least 17 Army personnel were killed and another 19 were injured when terrorists stormed the administrative base of one of the units of the Indian Army near the

  • TIBETANS  IN  EXILE  SHOULD  MAINTAIN  THEIR  IDENTITY

    TIBETANS IN EXILE SHOULD MAINTAIN THEIR IDENTITY0

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    • September 26, 2016

    It is now several decades since China invaded and occupied Tibet and gained complete military control over the land. While many Tibetans entered India as refugees after the Chinese occupation, a large section of Tibetan population had no alternative other than remaining in the country and submitting themselves to the military dictatorship of China and

  • Pakistan and NSG: Countering the Cards

    Pakistan and NSG: Countering the Cards0

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    • September 26, 2016

    Notwithstanding proactive lobbying, assertive US backing and overwhelming support for India’s bid for the membership, India is still struggling hard for the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) membership while the plenary meeting of NSG also concluded with a sharp setback for India. The chances for a favorable outcome were already bleak for India’s inclusion, but two

  • Sri Lanka: Cauvery violence reverberates across the Palk Strait

    Sri Lanka: Cauvery violence reverberates across the Palk Strait0

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    • September 26, 2016

    In an unprecedented move, Sri Lankan Tamil political parties have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Cauvery-centric attacks on their Indian Tamil brethren in the neighbouring state of Karnataka. Some partners in the mainstay Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are signatories to the letter, but neither TNA Leader of the Opposition in parliament, R

  • Status of Social Justice in India

    Status of Social Justice in India0

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    • September 26, 2016

    “Social Justice” means availability of equal social opportunities for the development of personality to all the people in society, without any discrimination by caste, sex or race. No one should be deprived, because of these differences, those social conditions which are essential for social development. The issue of social justice is associated with social equality

  • Afghanistan from Dark to Dawn: The Saga of the Salma Dam

    Afghanistan from Dark to Dawn: The Saga of the Salma Dam0

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    • September 26, 2016

    India has consistently been making all efforts to rebuild politically stable and economically prosperous Afghanistan. Indeed, it is keen interested in ensuring peace and stability in the war-ravaged country without ‘boots on the ground’ and wants to see Afghanistan as a peaceful, prosperous, united, inclusive and democratic nation. In this context, being a responsible player

  • India’s Recurring Water Disputes: Needed Less Politics, More Macro Vision

    India’s Recurring Water Disputes: Needed Less Politics, More Macro Vision0

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    • September 24, 2016

    The inter-state water disputes in India are now becoming a matter of concern. The present dispute between states in southern India on sharing of water only highlights the fact that the political leadership at the state level lack matured approach with understanding of the problems of the neighbouring states. Sometimes, the exchange of bitter communication

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