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  • BJP Sacrificed Two Jammu Ministers to Support Hegemony of Kashmir: Jammu Bar President0

    In conversation with Bhupinder Singh Salathia about the reasons for his demand for a CBI probe into the Kathua case, the trust deficit between Jammu and Kashmir, and more. president of the Jammu Bar Association, Bhupinder Singh Salathia. Credit: Kabir Agarwal Kabir Agarwal     17/Apr/2018 Lawyers in the Jammu region, led by the president of the Jammu

  • Muslims Falsely Accused in Mecca Masjid Blast Angry, Disappointed After Verdict0

    “Yesterday, the judge has acquitted all five men accused. Where did the bomb come from then? The sky? The ground? And who carried out this horrible attack?” From R: Nayeem’s uncle, Mohammad Saleem, Abdul Wajid, Dr Junaid. Courtesy: D.V.L. Padma Priya D.V.L. Padma Priya     17/Apr/2018 New Delhi: Abdul Wasey was 18 in 2007, when

  • Protesters march against India’s rape crisis0

    As outrage grows over sexual assaults and murders of minor girls, people question the country’s culture of impunity Thousands of people from different religions hold a candlelight march through Bhopal on April 16 demanding justice for victims of rape in India. (Photo by Saji Thomas/ucanews.com) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India April 18, 2018 Priests, nuns and lay

  • Rape and murder of 8-year-old challenges India’s secularism0

    Crime that has shocked the nation has been politicized by pro-Hindu groups People gathered in Amritsar town of Punjab to protest the rape and murder of a Muslim girl in the Jammu area of Jammu and Kashmir state. (Photo from IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah, Jammu India April 17, 2018 As national outrage over the rape

  • AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule

    AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule0

    From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World. Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any time

  • India Accuses British Rohingya Man As Al-Qaeda Terror Group Operative2

      April 13, 2018 BenarNews  By Jhumur Deb A British Rohingya man has been charged with helping the al-Qaeda extremist group build its base in the Indian sub-continent, according to a charge sheet drawn up by India’s top counter terror agency. Suspect Samiun Rahman, 28, fought for al-Qaeda in Syria, then travelled to Bangladesh and

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  • Amnesty International INDIA 2016/2017 Annual Report0

    INDIA 2016/2017 The authorities used repressive laws to curb freedom of expression and silence critics. Human rights defenders and organizations continued to face harassment and intimidation, and vigilante cow protection groups carried out several attacks. Thousands protested against discrimination and violence faced by Dalit communities. Millions of people opposed changes to labour laws. Marginalized communities

  • Human rights situation of Bangladesh from January to June 2017

    Human rights situation of Bangladesh from January to June 20170

    Six-Month Human Rights Monitoring Report 2017 Bangladesh has ratified various international conventions and treaties, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN-CAT) and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination

  • NO TO HATRED & VIOLENCE; YES TO PEACE & PROSPERITY6

           F R Chowdhury       NO TO HATRED & VIOLENCE; YES TO PEACE & PROSPERITY F R Chowdhury The word “ISLAM” means peace. Islam does not support violence. The killing of any human being is a crime. It is a sin for which everyone will be ultimately answerable to Allah, the creator of

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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