• Fear in Kashmir as top general talks of ‘deradicalisation’ camps0

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    • January 25, 2020

    Indian general speaks of ‘radicalisation’ of Kashmiri youth, drawing comparison with internment of Uighurs in China. by Akash Bisht 24 Jan 2020 AlJazeera Srinagar/New Delhi, India – India’s newly recruited Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has courted controversy after he claimed that so-called “deradicalisation” camps are operating in India, drawing a comparison with

  • 2G mobile internet services restored in Kashmir after 6 months of ban; no social media access0

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    • January 25, 2020

    The restoration of the 2G internet facility on mobile phones will continue till January 31 after which it would be reviewed further, said an order issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, J&K government. SNS Web | New Delhi | January 25, 2020 In a major development, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to restore 2G

  • Why “One Man, One Vote” Doesn’t Work0

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    • January 24, 2020

    01/23/2020 Ryan McMaken  The US Senate is increasingly targeted by left-wing think tanks and legislators for the fact it is based on “voter inequality.” According to critics, the Senate ensures small states are “overrepresented,”and the body favors voters in smaller and more sparsely populated states. In contrast, reformers hold up the concept of “one man,

  • ICJ ruling shows Rohingya crisis rights and wrongs0

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    • January 24, 2020

    Landmark initial ruling against Myanmar also raises doubts about UN impartiality and credibility By Bertil Lintner, Chiang Mai 24 January 2020 Given the persistent global publicity and intense lobbying on behalf of persecuted Rohingya refugees, a provisional decision handed down on January 23 against Myanmar by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague

  • After 70 years I realized that I can not stay in India as a Muslim: Naseeruddin Shah0

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    • January 23, 2020

    January 21, 2020 69-year-old Bollywood legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah has expressed disappointment over the current situation in India, saying that after 70 years he has started to realize that he cannot stay in India as a ‘Muslim’. The award-winning actor, for the first time, broke the silence over the controversial citizenship law created by the Indian

  • Beijing-backed Pakistan port opens as hub for Afghanistan trade0

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    • January 23, 2020

    Gwadar challenges Indian interests in region, but China’s ROI remains unclear Nikkei Asian Review ADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer January 23, 2020 KARACHI — Gwadar port in southern Pakistan recently began handling cargo bound for Afghanistan. While undoubtedly a positive development for the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, experts say the economic sustainability of the Chinese-managed


  • India’s migration politics could lead to disaster0

    Such an exodus, in turn, will enrage India’s already psyched-up saffron soldiers; they will be more than pleased to turn the ancient Indian civilization into an anti-Muslim battleground, just to avenge historical humiliation of the Hindus under Muslim rulers for a thousand years, if nothing else. BZ Khasru | Kolkata | October 6, 2019 People get

  • Diverse Possibilities for Indo-Chinese Co-operation0

    by Gaurav Tyagi 10 October 2019 The Second informal summit between Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be held at Mahabalipuram in the Southern Indian province of TamilNadu on October 11-12. The first informal summit between these two leaders took place last year on 27th April 2018 at Wuhan, capital

  • The Kashmir blackout and its impact on the right to health and freedom of expression0

    by Adnan Yousuf Bhat 10 October 2019 BACKGROUND On august 5, 2019, the people of Jammu and Kashmir found themselves cut off from the rest of the world. The Indian government had imposed a total communications shutdown all over the Kashmir valley as it became clear that article 370, a provision in the Indian Constitution

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  • ‘I Still Believe the Left Can be the Alternative’: Soumitra Chatterjee

    I am surprised that the man who was in power in Gujarat during the horrific riots of 2002 is now the man on the throne of India. Perhaps people can’t see a powerful alternative. Or they are unable to understand the toxic nature of this politics. Soumitra Chatterjee 19 Nov 2020 Soumitra Chatterjee. | Image

  • Banana Republicanism   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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