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  • Will Justice for Sahar be the Tipping Point for Pakistan’s Rule of Law?0

    April 11, 2018 By Farva Rashid Minhas and Abbas Hussain After four long and painful years, the parents of Sahar Batool finally got a taste of justice last month. In 2014, their seven-year-old daughter, who belonged to the Hazara minority ethnic group in Balochistan province, was raped, murdered, and left on a pile of garbage in her hometown, Quetta. The

  • Prejudice Flares After Rape, Murder of Muslim Child in India0

    Lawyers Try to Block Police from Filing Charges Against Hindu Suspects Meenakshi Ganguly South Asia Director mg2411 EXPAND Lawyers clash with police outside a courthouse in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, April 9, 2018.  © 2018 unknown/social media A heated scene outside a courthouse in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state unfolded yesterday, as lawyers physically attempted

  • India’s online news media fear state clampdown0

    BJP-run government tasks committee with drawing up new regulations in run-up to crucial national election Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media in New Delhi in January. Concerns are growing that his government intends to gag online media. (Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar   India April 10, 2018 India’s federal government is planning to regulate

  • Protest over Bangladesh civil service quota turns violent 0

    Police dispersal of Dhaka rally leaves 50 injured but students vow to step up opposition to ‘unfair and discriminatory’ system Policemen fire rubber bullets and blank shots to disperse students protesting against the civil service quota system in Dhaka on April 8. (ucanews.com photo) Stephan Uttom, Dhaka Bangladesh April 10, 2018 At least 50 people,

  • India: Another Accord In Mizoram0

    April 10, 2018 SATP   By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* The Mizoram Government and the H. Zosangbera faction of the Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D-Zosangbera) on April 2, 2018, after six rounds of talks, signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) at the State Guest House in Aizawl. The MoS was signed by Chief Secretary Arvind Ray on behalf

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s last chance to save herself0

    Changing president and speaker are a start but she must do more with the economy and for minorities to hang onto power Newly sworn in Myanmar President Win Myint (C), State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and First Lady Cho Cho pose for a picture after an oath taking ceremony in the parliament in Naypyidaw

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  • Minorities in Indian polity

    Minorities in Indian polity0

    The UN Declaration on Minorities, 1992 brings out the need for special attention to the ‘national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities’. The Constitution of India, 1950 does not define ‘minorities’ or mention whom it considers minorities but provides in Part III that the cultural and religious rights of ‘minorities’ must be protected. The National

  • Witness to history

    Witness to history0

    A visit to Dhaka can be an overwhelming experience — not just because of the traffic, pollution, congestion or humidity, but also due to its history. As a Pakistani, I felt remorse, guilt and shame every time I walked into the corridors of Dhaka University. The names of the students, intellectuals and teachers, who died

  • Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle

    Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle1

    After years of considering Saudi Arabia as a major ally and economic benefactor, Pakistan may be on the verge of losing its erstwhile patron to archrival India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh last week for an official visit full of diplomatic significance. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz conferred the Kingdom’s highest civilian award,

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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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