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    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR0

    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR ADIL HAMID LONE A draconian legislation like the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1990 and the concept of democracy do not go together. While democracy nurtures values of justice, equality, and fraternity, laws like the AFSPA are synonymous with injustice, discrimination, and hatred. The Armed

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  • Bangladesh – 10th Parliament Election and Lesson learnt0

    10th Parliament Election and Lesson learnt Kazi Rokibuddin Ahmed, outgoing CEC Sakhawat Hussain Elections are considered to be the building block of democracy. If that building block is weak, then the entire system remains fragile. Therefore election has to be legitimate. Legitimacy in any election is subject to a few conditions in which the process

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  • Bangladesh’s Submarines from China: Implications for Bay of Bengal Security

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    Bangladesh’s Submarines from China: Implications for Bay of Bengal Security Nilanthi Samaranayake Synopsis Bangladesh’s acquisition of two submarines from China should not be narrowly viewed through the prism of India-China geopolitics. Rather, it should be understood in a wider context as a milestone by a modernising naval power in the Bay of Bengal. Commentary THE

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  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY

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    Palace of Westminster, London DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY Government of the people, by the people and for the people (No. 1 of series to be published in the future) F R Chowdhury We all know democracy means “government of the people, by the people and for the people” as stated by Abraham Lincoln. But there

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  • Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India

    Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India0

    HARDCOVER $61.00 • £48.95 • €55.00, ISBN 9780674057791, Publication: April 2011 356 pages, 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 3 halftones, 4 maps Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India A Review Paper BY Taj Hashmi   “Your history gets in the way of my memory. I am everything you lost. You can’t forgive me…

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  • Burma: Rakhine State Violence Could Be Crime Against Humanity – UN

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    Burma: Rakhine State Violence Could Be Crime Against Humanity – UN Location of Burma. Source: CIA World Factbook. By UN News February 7, 2017 The scale of violence against the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine state documented in a recent United Nations human rights report is a level of dehumanization and cruelty that is “revolting

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  • Nepal: Key Moment for Justice

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    UN and Donors Need to Back Accountability for Conflict Era Crimes It is time for Nepal’s political parties to prove their commitment to justice and truth. Brad Adams Asia Director   (New York) – The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons (COID) should be extended

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