• Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution… People of Kashmir have become aliens in their homeland, (Apne hi mulk my paraye) Deadliest-millitant-attack-in-Kashmir – Kashmir reader JAVID AHMAD AHANGER Kashmir, as a geographical entity and along with its population, has since 1948 been controlled by both India and Pakistan and the grand narrative of Kashmir politics in the

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  • Current situation of terrorism in South Asia

    Current situation of terrorism in South Asia0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Current situation of terrorism in South Asia VOA- Bangladeshi policemen investigate at the site of attack on Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 26, 2015 Dr. Rajkumar Singh There is no uniform approach applicable to all South Asian countries for dealing with terrorism. What is needed is a differentiated country – specific approach.

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  • AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR

    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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  • Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism

    Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism    Hamza, Irshad and Babar Abstract: The Role of “Operation Rah-e-Raast” in the establishment of peace in Swat, how militancy developed in Swat and Maulana Sufi Mohammad and Mullah Fazalullah supported militancy with the collaboration of Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. As a result, the Pakistan army decided to take military action

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  • Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?0

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    • February 18, 2017

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Habour. Photo by Rehman Abubakr, Wikipedia Commons. By N Sathiya Moorthy* At the annual Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi from January 17-19, 2017, Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said the two nations would soon commence negotiations for

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  • Challenging the state- Pakistani militants form deadly alliance0

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    • February 17, 2017

    Challenging the state- Pakistani militants form deadly alliance By James M. Dorsey and Azaz Syed This week’s suicide bombing of a popular Sufi shrine is the latest operation of a recently formed alliance of militant jihadist and sectarian groups that includes the Islamic State (IS) and organizations associated with the Pakistani Taliban, according to Pakistani

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  • Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short?0

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    • February 16, 2017

    Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short? By Zahid Shahab Ahmed 16 February 2017: Two years on from the development of the Pakistani government’s flagship plan to tackle terrorism, has it had any success? Zahid Ahmed discusses developments in the light of recent attacks. Pakistani capital Islamabad. The government in Pakistan has been accused of

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  • ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-20220

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    • February 16, 2017

    ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-2022 K.M. Nurul Huda, the new CEC EXCHANGE OF OPINION WITH SEARCH COMMITTEE ON SELECTION OF CEC AND OTHER EC FOR ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-2022 Sakhawat Hussain At last after grueling months of efforts starting from President’s dialogue with 31 political parties of Bangladesh and subsequent setting of six members

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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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  • Militants put half-hearted Pakistani counter-terrorism at crossroads

    Militants put half-hearted Pakistani counter-terrorism at crossroads0

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    • February 16, 2017

    A militant faction associated with the Pakistani Taliban has put Pakistani authorities, already under pressure from the United States and an Asian money laundering watchdog, at a crossroads in their hitherto half-hearted efforts to crack down on violent groups, some of which maintain close ties to Pakistani intelligence and the military. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar earlier this week

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  • Ethnic Dimensions of South Asia

    Ethnic Dimensions of South Asia0

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    • February 13, 2017

    Ethnic Dimensions of South Asia Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction The terms ‘ethnic and ethnicity’ are used to include religious, racial, linguistic, tribal and similar divides which have been activated in the sociopolitical conflict in the present age. It is associated with a sense of identity arising from shared customs, language and culture, physical characteristics, and

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  • CPEC AND THE CASE FOR COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING

    CPEC AND THE CASE FOR COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING2

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    • February 13, 2017

    CPEC AND THE CASE FOR COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING Ally R Memon The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), now increasingly operational, boasts of building further business ties along the Silk Road with various nations showing interests in the trading route. CPEC is set to change the strategic and geopolitical dimensions of the region with global logistical power

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  • Education Reforms in Indian Union Budget 2017-2018: What Pakistan Can Learn From Them?

    Education Reforms in Indian Union Budget 2017-2018: What Pakistan Can Learn From Them?0

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    • February 13, 2017

    Education Reforms in Indian Union Budget 2017-2018: What Pakistan Can Learn From Them? Source: tribune.com.pk Maria Amjad On 1st February 2017, Indian Finance Minister Aryan Jaitley presented the Unionist Budget of India for the year 2017-2018. The very next day, newspapers in Pakistan were brimming with the news of 10 percent hikes in Indian defense

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  • The Jury Is Out: Armed Forces, Not India, Stalled JRJ’s ‘Jaffna Advance’0

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    • February 13, 2017

    The Jury Is Out: Armed Forces, Not India, Stalled JRJ’s ‘Jaffna Advance’ N Sathiya Moorthy, The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 12 February 2017 It’s sad that based merely on speculative assessments that India’s ‘Operation Garland’ of air-dropping food and medicines to the civilian population, bilateral relations had been allowed to flounder It needs to be recalled that

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