• Myanmar Leader Slammed in Top UN Court For Apologia, Silence on Rohingya Atrocities0

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    • December 13, 2019

    By Special to BenarNews on Dec 12, 2019 Lawyers for Gambia lambasted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday for her defense of the country against genocide charges at the U.N.’s highest court, despite credible and copious evidence of military-led atrocities against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, and repeated their call for “provisional measures” to

  • Explainer: What does India’s new citizenship law mean?0

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    • December 13, 2019

    DAWN.COM 13 December 2019 Reuters A new Indian law that grants citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan prior to 2015 has led to violent demonstrations. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the citizenship bill late on Thursday, signing it into law, an

  • Afghan Presidential Candidate Abdullah To Allow Ballot Recount0

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    • December 13, 2019

    December 13, 2019 By RFE/RL Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has agreed to allow a ballot recount in seven provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for nearly a month. Abdullah, who serves as the country’s chief executive in a fragile national-unity government with President Ashraf Ghani, made the announcement on December 13, insisting


  • Tradition defies the Law. Ancient Hindu practice called Chhaupadi0

    by Laabhesh Thapa 15 September 2019 The ancient Hindu practice called Chhaupadi is an example of religious belief which has edge over the law the deeply rooted belief   states that menstrual blood is impure. This practice is one of the form of seclusion of women from the society, social consequences of this pure-impure   binary is

  • Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 passed by the Lower House of the Indian Parliament0

    by Ashna D and Arya Warrier 15 September 2019 The Lower House of the Indian Parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in August by a voice vote. [1] The Bill places a blanket ban on all forms of commercial surrogacy, promotes a model of altruistic surrogacy and imposes penal sanctions on

  • India Amidst the Follies of a Winnable Nuclear War0

    by M Waqas Jan 14 September 2019 As tensions between India and Pakistan simmer over the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, the ever-present specter of nuclear war continues to dominate present discourse. This has been apparent in the way both India and Pakistan have continued to leverage the threat of using nuclear weapons at each other,

  • Maldives: ‘Designation’ brings US ‘terror-war’ closer?0

    By ‘designating’ Mohamed Ameen a ‘key leader for ISIS’, Washington may have taken the ‘global war on terror’ to the southern Indian Ocean neighbourhood.   N Sathiya Moorthy 13 September 2019  By ‘designating’ 35-year-old Maldivian Mohamed Ameen a ‘key leader for ISIS’, Washington may have taken the all-but-forgotten US-led ‘global war on terror’ to the southern Indian Ocean

  • The Craze for Cricket in Graceless Society in Bangladesh0

    by Taj Hashmi 12 September 2019 One may or may not like cricket – not the worm, but the game – or even, could be someone like a typical Frenchman or woman who doesn’t understand the game, or pretends he/she doesn’t have any clues as to what British men (and now women too) do with

  • What Implications will Climate Change have on South Asia?0

    by Inoka Perera 11 September 2019 Over many centuries, South Asia has been grappling over strengthening its national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity defining security purely in terms of military might, self help, balancing and bandwagoning against opposing threats whereas today, the region is challenged by security threats that neither military nor weapons proliferation can

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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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