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  • Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like0

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  • Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath0

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  • Memorandum From Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS)0

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  • Principles of Persecution: India’s systematized Human rights violations0

    Arbitrary detentions, torture, mass graves and mass rapes; No, you are not reading about a rogue third world authoritarian dictatorship. Instead, these are words that describe matters recurrent in the “world’s largest democracy,” India. The country, over time, has developed a mechanism to extend and tighten its hold on disturbed regions, specifically those states that

  • Triple Jump to the World of Work: New Dynamics for Higher Education integration Into Belt and Road in China & Sri Lanka0

    Abstract One of the striking features of the Sri Lankan education system is the ease of accession to education for everybody. Consequences of such a blueprint are obvious of high level of literacy (98%) across the country and the emancipation of women in society. Sri Lanka undeniably can be pompous  been  highly achieved in the

  • The Phases of Growth: India-Japan Strategic Partnership in the 21st Century0

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