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    Dr. Habib Siddiqui

    Dr. Habib Siddiqui has a long history as a peaceful activist in an effort towards improving human rights and creating a just and equitable world. He has written extensively in the arena of humanity, global politics, social conscience and human rights since 1980, many of which have appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals and the Internet. He has tirelessly championed the cause of the disadvantaged, the poor and the forgotten here in Americas and abroad. Commenting on his articles, others have said, "His meticulously researched essays and articles combined with real human dimensions on the plight of the displaced peoples of Rohingya in Myanmar, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo and Palestine, and American Muslims in the post-9/11 era have made him a singular important intellectual offering a sane voice with counterpoints to the shrill threats of the oppressors and the powerful. He offers a fresh and insightful perspective on a whole generation of a misunderstood and displaced people with little or no voice of their own." He has authored 11 books, five of which are now available through Amazon.com. His latest book - Devotional Stories is published by A.S. Noordeen, Malaysia.

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  • Indian election results – Why and What’s Next?0

    By Habib Siddiqui 1 June 2019 On May 23, 2019, the weeks-long elections in India delivered a stunning victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A second term for a Hindutvadi fascist party that pampers and promotes a Hindu majoritarian agenda defying India’s secular constitutional order is bound to

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  • Making sense of the Sri Lankan Tragedy0

    By Habib Siddiqui 3 May 2019 Thanks to the state and non-state actors, our world is increasingly becoming insecure and unsafe for ordinary civilians. No place is safe and secure for them! On the Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019) 253 civilians died and another 500 injured in Sri Lanka as a result of a series

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  • The Kashmir problem and the ‘Entente of Evil’1

    By Dr. Habib Siddiqui 3 March 2019 Perhaps the most important event last week was Pakistan’s magnanimous release of the captured Indian pilot. Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Thursday to release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan on Friday as a ‘gesture of peace’. However, in the same breath he warned India that

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  • The Myth of ‘Bengali Migration’ to Arakan Debunked0

    By Dr. Habib Siddiqui    13 February 2019 Abstract Genocidal crimes don’t happen in vacuum and require groundwork from the racist and bigoted elements to state and non-state actors to prepare the support base and mobilize the dominant group to perpetrate such heinous crimes. For decades, the Buddhist majority in Myanmar has denied the very existence of the minority

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  • Disorder in the world0

    by Habib Siddiqui      7 October 2018 The preamble of the United Nations states: “WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and

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  • Road Trips in Bangladesh Speak Volumes about Country’s Crumbling Communication System0

      By Habib Siddiqui I have returned to the USA from Bangladesh after staying there for nearly three months. During my visit there I lost three close relatives; the most devastating of which was the loss of my brother-in-law Bahar who was married to my sister. He will always be missed in our family. He

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  • Recent Disturbing Events inside Bangladesh Demand Change0

    By Habib Siddiqui    7 August 2018 In the last few weeks, Bangladesh has seen a series of student protests in much of the country in which the high school going students became vocal about the reckless driving of bus drivers that continues to kill so many every day. The rallies were peaceful and drew

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  • Bangladesh’s Quota System Needs to Go0

    By Habib Siddiqui      20 July 2018 During the British rule of India, a famous politician in the undivided Bengal province once said, ‘The politics of Bengal is, in reality, the economics of Bengal.’ Looking at Bangladesh’s history since 1947 when she was named East Pakistan, and esp. since 1971 when she became an

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  • Bangladesh’s Unemployment Nightmare for college graduates!0

    By Habib Siddiqui     7/7/2018 The other day I was talking with Raju, an unemployed Bangladeshi with a graduate degree in Pharmacy. After graduating from a private university, he briefly worked as a lecturer for a college. Although he was teaching three days a week, he was required to be present there every weekday. The

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  • Bangladesh – the face of endemic corruption0

    By Habib Siddiqui          25/6/2018 I arrived in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka last week via the Emirates Airlines. Since the death of my mother some three years ago, I have been visiting Bangladesh more frequently. This latest visit is planned for an extended stay, almost three months so that I could spend some

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  • Mukherjee’s Speech at the RSS Event0

    By Habib Siddiqui   11/6/2018 Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the closing ceremony of the ‘Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg’, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) event, on June 7 in Nagpur, India to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for swayamsevaks there. Mr. Mukherjee’s decision to address thousands of RSS volunteers has been a very controversial

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  • Rohingyas genocide – no longer a myth: Arakan Conference on Rohingya Crisis and Solution in Cologne, Germany, May 2, 20180

    By Habib Siddiqui        13/5/2018 (An article on the Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution appeared earlier in the South Asia Journal; – See more at: http://southasiajournal.net/cologne-declaration-on-the-rohingya-crisis-and-solution/) This composition is in addition to the above article. The Genocide Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 and entered into

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  • Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution0

    By Habib Siddiqui       10/5/2018   Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution [Forwarded by Habib Siddiqui, a participant to the conference in Germany] Preamble: Humans’ right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are inalienable These rights cannot be usurped nor can they be violated by any government, people, or community. Perpetrators

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  • What’s the UN doing to Stopping Genocide of the Rohingyas of Myanmar?0

    By  Habib Siddiqui     January 1, 2017   One of the sinister methods employed to justify genocide has been to deny the history of the targeted victims. And that is what the criminal Buddhists within the apartheid state of Myanmar has been doing for nearly 70 years since earning independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.

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