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  • An Indian journalist’s struggle for a free media0

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    • September 16, 2019

    Ravish Kumar wins Magsaysay Award for his efforts to preserve and promote critical, socially responsible journalism Mark Saludes India September 16, 2019 In the age of instant information via social media, an Indian journalist has been working to create a “space for ethical journalism” in the so-called mainstream media. For his “people-centered reporting,” Ravish Kumar

  • Kashmir-Government Detains Farooq Abdullah Under Draconian PSA0

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    • September 16, 2019

    The former chief minister had been under house arrest since August 5. The Wire Staff 16 September 2019 New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, currently a member of the Lok Sabha, has been detained under the Public Safety Act. The PSA allows detention for up to two years

  • India’s Democratic Dictatorship0

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    • September 15, 2019

    September 16, 2019 The Daily Star Shashi Tharoor Amid much fanfare, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has completed a hundred days of its second term. Despite his government’s poor record, Modi remains immensely popular personally. This does not bode well for Indian democracy.    The Modi government’s supporters tout a slew of new repressive legislation—including

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  • Learning to live with Pakistan – terrorism and worse?0

    The broad arguments for the war-psyche in India just now are based on the incontrovertible belief that Pakistan, whether Deep State or not, is incorrigible. N Sathiya Moorthy  11 March 2018  Post-Pulwama terror attack and subsequent air-strikes, an air of hyper-nationalism is getting increasingly ventilated, by a section of the political class and also the

  • Sri Lanka: To Geneva, thru Mannar and Jaffna?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 11 March 2019 Reports that TNA’s Mullaitivu District MP, Nirmalanathan Sivamohan, wants the ‘Mannar mass-grave samples’ sent to a second lab for testing after one in Florida, US, has certified their age between mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth century, may require the party to clarify its position in the matter. Maybe, there is also

  • Kazakh police raid raises spectre of China’s long arm0

    By James M. Dorsey 11 March 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr A police raid on a Kazakh group documenting the plight of Kazakhs and Uyghurs caught in a brutal crackdown in China’s north-western province of Xinjiang is about more than a government seeking

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  • Security Threats in South Asia: China’s Revised Assessment

    by Mian Hameed 1 June 2020 Wisdom in my younger life was an unknown entity to me. In due course, I was able to fine-tune a process to gain wisdom. Though I am of no consequence here, the wisdom of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has implications for India. Here, I will not

  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM- WOBBLY INDIA AND PAKISTAN’s RENASCENCE

    By: Barrister Pirzada Aurang Zaib 27 May 2020 ‘You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of

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