The heated objections and protests to a report on human rights in Kashmir simply do not hold up to scrutiny. Parents comfort their son whom they say was injured by pellets shot by security forces in Srinagar following weeks of violence in Kashmir, August 18, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Files Aman 26/Jun/2018 The recent report on the situation
The motive of passing the Act was the prevention of distress sales, including inter-community social distress sales. However, for three decades, it has been used to drive Muslim residents away from areas that have a mixed population. In April this year, there were reportedly complaints from a local outfit called Nagrik Sewa Samiti in Paldi,
Staying silent on Ahmadi slaughter cannot guarantee protection of Christians or any other minority in the Islamic republic Pakistani civil rights activists protest the killings of Ahmadis outside a mosque in Lahore in May 2010. More than 80 people died when militants burst into prayer halls firing guns, throwing grenades and taking hostages. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP) Kamran Chaudhry,
Jun 26, 2018 Guwahati Staff Curator Latest News: Government is committed to free Assam of all ‘illegal foreigners’: Sonowal Assam CM Sonowal lays foundation stone of Rs. 43.87 crore railway over bridge at Barpeta Road According to the 2018 report of the World Bank, while India has climbed up 30 places to make it to the
By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jun 26, 2018 03:17 pm Bangladesh’s leader says public transportation drivers should not be driving more than five consecutive hours on the country’s highways, as a way to reduce traffic fatalities after road accidents killed more than 6,000 people nationwide in the past two years. This is just one measure
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump, at the contentious G7 Leaders Summit in Canada in June. AP/Jesco Denzel/German Federal Government Gordon Adams, American University School of International Service From pulling out of treaties to denigrating allies to starting trade wars, the impulsive actions of President Donald Trump are upending the
By James M. Dorsey Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what? Dominating the answer is an Arab autocratic push for a Saudi-led regional order that would be based on an upgraded 21st century version of autocracy designed to fortify absolute rule. To
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 19/11/2017 One day every nation would be free from occupation and colonialism would have its natural death as well. Everything included in the world would end. This is what every oppressed people hope for. Kashmiris and Palestinians top that category of people with maximum optimism. When the Modi government, after rejecting
– Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 19/11/2017 Saudi King Salman plans to relinquish power next week in favor of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who earned a special niche in an international area with his anti-corruption move, targeting princes, royal families and top officials with links with royal corridors of power. Unless something dramatic
By James M. Dorsey Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as well as little known members of one branch of Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family in a bid to weaken, if not topple, Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
By Punitha Pandiyan on 17/11/2017 Ambedkar’s position on Brahmins and on post-independent India was quite similar to Periyar’s. B.R. Ambedkar (left), Periyar. Credit: Wikimedia Commons I am puzzled by P.A. Krishnan’s response to my piece in The Wire. To reiterate, I wrote that piece to essentially show that both anti-caste crusaders Babasaheb Ambedkar and Periyar
By James M. Dorsey November 15, 2017 The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country in which friend and foe have rallied around him and he clarifies whether he intends to follow through on his controversial decision to resign. Few in Lebanon
2 March 2019 M. Adil Khan Whole thing started with Pulwama in Kashmir in Indian Kashmir where a suicide bomber attacked an Indian army convoy and killed 40 soldiers. The incident has happened in the wake of upcoming general election in India which also coincides with Modi’s plummeting popularity that have made some people looking
Taj Hashmi 1 March 2019 Dear Gowher: In hindsight, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I am sorry, I failed miserably to perform my duty as a friend towards a very good old friend on time.