• ICC Judges Reject Request To Probe Possible War Crimes In Afghanistan1

    April 12, 2019 The International Criminal Court has turned down a request made by the ICC prosecutor to open a probe into possible war crimes committed during the conflict in Afghanistan. In its decision issued on April 12, the judges cited a lack of evidence and a poor outlook on state cooperation. “The chamber hereby

  • Water crisis spells misery for Bangladeshi villagers0

    Stephan Uttom, Khulna, and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka, Bangladesh April 9, 2019 Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” — the verse from Samuel Coleridge’s famous The Rime of the Ancient Mariner could describe the life of Komola Mondol, a villager on the coast of southern Bangladesh. Born in Satkhira district, the 46-year-old Hindu

  • Highway Ban in Kashmir Sparks Outrage, Comparisons With Israel0

    Leaders from across party lines have slammed the order and urged the government to withdraw it. Only the army and paramilitary convoys are being allowed. Credit: Firdous Qadri Umar Lateef Misgar 7 April 2019 Anantnag: The banning of civilian vehicular movement on the 270-kilometre stretch from Udhampur to Baramulla districts of National Highway 44 in Kashmir


  • US lead the War on Terror and the Afghan Peace0

                                  The region is known today as Afghanistan has been subjugated to a series of warfare since the Soviet occupation, till date, including the United States, led NATO, is on in full swing. Afghanistan shares its borders with multiple countries, including

  • Plight of Women of Kashmir Conflict: Special Reference to Mysterious Braid Chopping0

    Introduction: Kashmir turmoil that has been simmering since 1947 has fulminated and intensified since past 3 decades. The issue is protracted and violent, which has taken a massive toll on human lives. Women amidst the mayhem have been equal recipients in the suffering. Most Kashmiri women have not only been an important component but were

  • The NRC Draft and India’s Assam Conundrum2

    Dr. Adfer Shah     3 August 2018 The very process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is supposed to help identify Indian citizens residing in Assam in accordance with the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Assam Accord needs to be welcomed by one and all irrespective of political affiliations and ideologies. As

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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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