• TAMING THE JUDICIARY0

    F R Chowdhury In Pakistan, after the Supreme Court verdict on Panama papers corruption charges, the prime minister resigned without a word. Not only that, he was scared of being arrested, and he left the country. In Bangladesh after the verdict of the Supreme Court that went against the government, the chief justice had to

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  • Concerns, Causes, and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem0

    By Dr. Habib Siddiqui In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus – have been forced to leave their native land to settle in Bangladesh as a refugee. They have left behind everything that was important to them and even family members –

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  • Maldives: Will President Yameen now tick off India and US too?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy,  17 November 2017 Days after senior Indian and US diplomats met in New Delhi to discuss the Maldives situation, President Abdulla Yameen warned of ‘ideological warfare and malicious economic schemes’ against his country. Between the India-US consultations and Yameen’s Republic Day speech on 11 November, aides openly named Sri Lanka for allegedly

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  • FOREIGN HANDS IN BANGLADESH POLITICS1

    FOREIGN HANDS IN BANGLADESH POLITICS On subservient political elite and uncritical intelligentsia Nurul Kabir | Published: 18:26, Nov 16,2017 THE couple of rhetorical slogans of the ruling class political parties, the Bangladesh Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in particular, that most Bangladeshis hear almost every day, and that too for years, are the ‘spirit

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  • Myanmar and Buddhist extremism0

    Paul Fuller, Cardiff University There is a desperate humanitarian crisis underway in Myanmar, centring around the Rohingya Muslims. There is what has been described as a “textbook case of ethnic cleansing” against the approximately one million Rohingya who live in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine. As well as retaliations from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation

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  • To call Kashmir a territorial dispute is to dehumanize it: Ambassador Buch0

    November 13, 2017 By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai November 12, 2017. New York. “It was an honor to have an hour-long meeting with Ambassador Yusuf Buch at his residence in New York City,” said Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum. While paying homage to Ambassador Buch’s life in exile, Fai said: “Ambassador

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  • Pakistan’s Tanzeem-e-Islami and Its Troublesome Extremist Links0

    By: Farhan Zahid November 10, 2017  A number of Pakistan’s Islamist organizations that agitate for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate but profess to be non-violent are finding renewed prominence, a concerning result of the surfacing of Islamic State’s (IS) local chapter, Wilayat-e-Khurasan. Islamist organizations such as Hizb ut Tahrir, Jamaat ul Momineena and Tanzeem-e-Islami

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