• UN Security Council delegation visits northern Rakhine0

    Representatives from 15 member countries examine Rohingya villages and refugee reception centers in Myanmar UN Security Council delegates arrive at Sittwe airport on May 1. They were in Sittwe for a meeting with Myanmar officials and to inspect the latest situation in Rakhine State, home of the minority Rohingya Muslims. (Photo by AFP) John Zaw,

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  • Textual Evidence from Early India Tells Us the Ancients Weren’t as Tolerant as We Think0

    In his new book, D.N. Jha shows that not only did Brahmanical sects fight each other, they were also intolerant towards other heterodox religions like Buddhism and Jainism. Regardless of ideological variation, the political class in its entirety has generally tended to propagate the existence of a pristine tolerant, non-violent, multi-cultural ancient India. Credit: Wikimedia

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  • Indian govt accused of ignoring religious violence0

    US commission says nation’s multicultural history is under threat as nationalists push for a Hindu-only state Dalits pledge not to skin cattle during a protest rally in Ahmedabad in July 2016 against an attack on their caste members by cow protectors in Gujarat. (Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India May 1, 2018

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  • Hindu influence tips India’s scales of justice0

    BJP accused of using the judiciary for its own political purposes after a string of suspicious court acquittals Indian students protest in Amritsar on April 19 calling for justice following the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar, India        April 30, 2018 For the

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  • A World Free of Chemical Weapons: Why It Is So Difficult0

    By Tan Teck Boon      30/4/2018 Synopsis There has been an uptick in chemical attacks around the world recently. More needs to be done to curb the production and use of chemical weapons. Even so, fully eradicating them will be an uphill task. Commentary AN APPARENT chemical attack on civilians in Douma, Syria recently

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  • Cryptocurrencies: Potential For Terror Financing?0

    TheMerkle Cryptocurrency ATMs Altcoins   By Ahmad Helmi Hasbi and Remy Mahzam      30/04/2018 Synopsis Given their transaction anonymity and user-friendliness, cryptocurrencies appeal to extremist groups as they offer a viable alternative to the mainstream financial system and fiat money which are perceived as ‘kafir’ (infidel) currencies. The threat of cyber-driven terrorist financing is

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  • Some election wins aren’t what they seem0

    By Mark Trainer    Apr 24, 2018 When the election is over and a winner is declared, the margin of victory can tell you a lot. Consider these examples: (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson) Open elections encourage opposition. While a decisive victory in the popular vote can demonstrate a strong mandate from voters for the winner’s agenda,

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  • In Search of a Lost Ahom Princess0

    While some historians say Pori Bibi’s tomb in Dhaka is that of Ahom princess Ramani Gabharu, others say it is of Mughal general Shaista Khan’s daughter. This 17th-century Mughal edifice that houses Bibi Pari’s tomb is considered a unique construction in Bangladesh. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty     28/Apr/2018 Dhaka: Unlike many national

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  • Will India and Pakistan Learn from the Historic Korea Summit?0

    Despite being on the brink of all-out war a few months ago, leaders of North and South Korea agreed to keep the process of cultural and political exchange open. South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting at the Peace House at the truce village of Panmunjom

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  • Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka0

    Andreas Johansson, Lund University    28/4/2018 New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, Kandy and Ampara, in early 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups, these riots resulted in the death of one Muslim and the destruction of many buildings.

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  • Crossing Divides: Hindus and Sikhs help build a mosque in India0

    By Arvind Chhabra BBC Punjabi, Chandigarh                27 April 2018 India’s religious groups have so often clashed, with recent years marred by violence. But a remarkable gesture has helped foster a rare harmony in one village. As mason Nazim “Raja” Khan toiled over the construction of a Shiva temple in

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  • Religion takes center stage for Indian election0

    Hindu groups step up Ayodhya temple campaign in what critics claim is an electoral gimmick to gain votes for the BJP An Indian youth from the Veda Vidyalaya religious school takes part in a procession organised by a Hindu nationalist group to mark ‘Shaurya Diwas’, the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the 16th century

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  • Khawaja Asif disqualified under Article 62(1)(f), IHC rules ‘with a heavy heart’0

    Khawaja Asif   Dawn.com | Mohammad Imran  April 26, 2018 A three-member special bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday disqualified Khawaja Asif as a member of the parliament under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution for not disclosing his employment in a UAE company as an occupation as well as the monthly salary he was receiving.

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  • Dalit anger challenges Indian government’s future 0

    As crimes and injustice increase against the former untouchable caste, the ruling BJP can no longer rely on their votes Members of the Indian Dalit community stage a protest in Allahabad on April 2 during a countrywide strike against a Supreme Court order that allegedly diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities)

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