• India stares at the New Year with high politics over CAA/NRC0

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    • December 31, 2019

    by Pallab Bhattacharya 30 December 2019 It has been more than a fortnight that the pan-India protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are going on. The violence and police firing that have often accompanied the agitation snuffed out more than 20 lives. On December 19, the country witnessed the most extensive protests with

  • Kashmir Internet Shutdown Takes Toll on Economy0

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    • December 30, 2019

    By Niala Mohammad, Yusuf Jameel | December 21, 2019 | Voice of America WASHINGTON / SRINAGAR – The internet shutdown in India’s Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir, which shows no signs of abating and has been the longest lockdown in a democracy, is taking a toll on the local economy and has led to

  • Mangaluru Police Identifies ‘Unknown Accused’ as Muslims0

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    • December 30, 2019

    One complainant told The Wire that he knew the accused were Muslim because of their ‘body language’, before changing tack to refer to the way their ‘pants are folded’. Sukanya Shantha 30 December 2019 Mangaluru, Karnataka: Like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Mangaluru police also seem to be identifying protestors “by their clothes”. In a brazen



    by Aditya Raj 1 October 2019 Afghanistan has always played a very important role in moulding the history and geography of India and was indispensable to the security of India. But besides being a vital security factor, it has also remained a challenge for India for a very long period in history as well as

  • Locating South Asia: Crises and Opportunities0

    by Rajesh Verma 1 October 2019  Abstract What constitutes South Asia?  If it is a religious construction as many seem to advocate Buddhism being the link to it; or a political construction for the maintenance of Indian hegemony in the region. Indeed for the West and U.S.A esp. South Asia is a geo-political category through

  • Resolving the Stalemate0

    by Samiullah Doorandesh 1 October 2019 The continuity of blame game, taming militants and terrorists, prevalence of mistrust, diminishing economic dependency, armed clashes at the borders, interference in internal affairs and pursuit of stringent policies have not and would not help any. Pakistan and Afghanistan desperately need to identify the past blunders, modify intercourse and

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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