• WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONFLICTS AND CRISES

    WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONFLICTS AND CRISES0

    WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONFLICTS AND CRISES By Adil Hamid lone LLM scholar at school of law Pondicherry University Sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings INTRODUCTION In armed conflict or political strife, violence against women takes severe forms. During the past decade, much international attention has been paid to the link between

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  • India: Why is TN government scared of investigation into Jayalalithaa’s mysterious end at Apollo hospital?

    India: Why is TN government scared of investigation into Jayalalithaa’s mysterious end at Apollo hospital?0

    India: Why is TN government scared of investigation into Jayalalithaa’s mysterious end at Apollo hospital? –Dr. Abdul Ruff _________ With the announcement made by the Election Commission of the date for the bypoll in RK constituency in Tamil Nadu political parties wake  up to the call to plan  for the poll. Tamil Nadu politics takes

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  • Not ‘all is forgiven’ for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka

    Not ‘all is forgiven’ for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka0

    Not ‘all is forgiven’ for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka Niro Kandasamy, University of Melbourne In his recent visit to Australia, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, urged Sri Lankan asylum seekers to “come back, all is forgiven”. He went on to say: They can come back to Sri Lanka and we

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  • Waiting for Husband, Waiting for democracy2

    Waiting for Husband, Waiting for democracy March 9, 2017 The photo of this woman was taken after midnight on Minto Road in Dhaka city. Ms. Shefa Srishti is anxiously standing at the gate of detective branch head office to watch her husband getting released from this detention facility. She knows her little negligence tonight may

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  • Maldives: ‘Currency-swap’ with India ahead of big Saudi, China deals0

    Maldives: ‘Currency-swap’ with India ahead of big Saudi, China deals N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 8 March 2017 Going on all cylinders on economic diplomacy, President Abdulla Yameen has combined an astronomically high $ 10-b agreement with Saudi Arabia even while laying the foundation work for constructing a second runway in the Male International Airport with Chinese help.

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  • Bangladesh’s new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction0

    Bangladesh’s new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction M Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya and Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. It also outranks all of its South Asian neighbours in terms of gender

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  • AVOIDABLE FISHERMEN ISSUE BETWEEN INDIA AND SRI LANKA0

    AVOIDABLE FISHERMEN ISSUE BETWEEN INDIA AND SRI LANKA   It is now reported that an Indian fisherman was shot by Sri Lankan navy as he went for fishing in the sea and the poor fisherman lost his life, leaving his poverty-stricken family members in deep sorrow.   Sri Lankan government has denied that the fisherman was

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  • Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed

    Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed0

    Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed Fishermen in Tamil Nadu, India. By Dr. Abdul Ruff March 8, 2017 Even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an investment of Rs 12,000 crore to upgrade eight state highways to National Highways in his home state Gujarat as part of efforts to boost infrastructure

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  • Major Christian Charity Is Closing India Operations Amid a Crackdown0

    Major Christian Charity Is Closing India Operations Amid a Crackdown By ELLEN BARRY and SUHASINI RAJMARCH 7, 2017 Pramod Dass, the director of Bethesda Charitable Endeavors, one of the 500 Indian partners of Compassion International that will have to shut down operations. Credit Poras Chaudhary for The New York Times NEW DELHI — India’s crackdown

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  • Sunni ultra-conservatism and Western populism: Two sides of the same coin0

    Sunni ultra-conservatism and Western populism: Two sides of the same coin   Source: PakistanTribe By James M. Dorsey Two recent high profile events, Pakistan’s Super Cricket League (PSL) final and the Lahore Literary Festival, reflect the country’s struggle with the rise of militant Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism. They also illustrate how militancy often serves illiberal Pakistani

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  • Hindus for Trump0

    Hindus for Trump The candidate spoke and Indian movie stars performed at an event to raise money for victims of terrorism. By Rozina Ali Donald Trump’s best Indian-American friend is a sixty-seven-year-old billionaire from Chicago named Shalabh Kumar. One recent Saturday, the candidate accepted Kumar’s invitation to speak at a fund-raiser in New Jersey, organized by

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  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III0

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III F R Chowdhury   I have already written two articles under this heading. I got considerable feedback from the readers. In general they liked it. Part – I dealt with relations between head of the state and head of the government. Part – II dealt with relations between the

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  • Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water?

    Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water?0

    Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water? Imagine a cartoon of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh attempting to swim in Chinese waters and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India offering a life Jacket to keep her afloat. Intriguingly this appears to be the political scenario in the Indian Sub-Continent. That

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  • NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES

    NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES0

    NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES   N.S. Venkataraman After marching into the peaceful Tibet more than six decades back and occupying the country and suppressing freedom in Tibet and the world opinion against China’s aggressive move mostly remaining impotent, China now seems to have become over confident that it can view the world

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