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  • Maldives president congratulates Sri Lanka’s new president0

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    • November 17, 2019

    Solih becomes the first international leader to congratulate Gotabaya over his victory in Saturdays polls. by Editor November 17, 2019 Newsinasia November 17 (newsin.asia) – Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday congratulated president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa over his victory at the presidential election. In a message on his official twitter account president Solih said he looked

  • Kashmir: If Govt Depts Want Internet, Heads Have to Take Responsibility for Any Misuse0

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    • November 17, 2019

    Heads of departments have to submit an undertaking to the police saying the internet will not be misused. AhmadGovernmentRights 17 November 2019 Srinagar: Government departments in Kashmir can get back their internet services only with a rider: the head of the department will be held responsible for any misuse. This is part of an undertaking

  • Pakistan lauds US commission for becoming voice of Kashmiris ‘brutally silenced by India’0

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    • November 16, 2019

    Naveed Siddiqui November 16, 2019 The Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday welcomed the hearing of of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress on the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, where people are facing movement and communications restrictions for more than 100 days. “Pakistan welcomes the public hearing on human rights in

  • Bangladesh’s universities serve ruling party’s interests0

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    • November 16, 2019

    Afsan Chowdhury, November 10, 2019   Southasianmonitor.com  Every day, with scary regularity, the top universities of Bangladesh are producing bad news. In almost every case, they are either linked to abuse of power or corruption, often both. So messy is the situation that they have become synonymous with disorder and chaos. Many crimes are allegedly committed in

  • After 100 days of the shutdown in Kashmir, not much has changed0

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    • November 16, 2019

    Majid Maqbool, November 16, 2019 August 4. Something sinister seems to be brewing in New Delhi. The air has been rife with fearful speculation for days, and social media updates reflect widespread anxiety. “Whatever is coming, let’s be united. We shall overcome,” one Facebook user commented on the night of August 4, just before the internet

  • Close the Ayodhya chapter: Muslims should build ‘mosque of knowledge’0

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    • November 16, 2019

    The judgment termed the razing of the Babri Masjid in 1992 as illegal. The case is still pending in the courts and, hopefully, notice will be taken of the Supreme Court stricture and deserved  punishments will be awarded, writes  Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) for South Asia Monitor By Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah

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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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