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  • Indian activists seek unity to protect minority rights0

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    • September 27, 2018

      Event to honor tribal activist Soni Sori told that minorities are suffering orchestrated violence Activist Soni Sori addresses a seminar in New Delhi on Sept. 19. Activists say unity and coordination are needed to ensure minority rights in India. (Photo by Bijay Kumar Minj/ucanews.com) Bijay Kumar Minj, New Delhi India September 27, 2018 Rights activists

  • Former chief justice’s book causes furore in Bangladesh0

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    • September 27, 2018

      Sinha accuses security agencies of intimidating judges to deliver favorable rulings Bangladeshi Attorney General Mahbubey Alam (center) walks through the Supreme Court in this 2016 file picture. He has accused Surendra Kumar Sinha of tarnishing the reputation of the judiciary. (Photo by Munir uz Zaman/AFP) Rock Ronald Rozario and Stephan Uttom, Dhaka Bangladesh September 27,

  • Myanmar must deal with internal Rohingya problem first0

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    • September 26, 2018

      Internally displaced members of the Muslim minority in Myanmar have been overshadowed by border-crossing refugees Rohingya Muslim children and elders gather at the Thet Kel Pyin camp in Rakhine state during the Eid al-Adha celebrations on Aug. 22. About 130,000 Rohingya remain in squalid camps in Rakhine, cut off from adequate healthcare and unable to travel. (Photo by

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  • Gulf crisis turns Qatar into the ‘region’s Israel’0

    By James M. Dorsey Prominent US constitutional lawyer and scholar Alan M. Dershowitz raised eyebrows when he described Qatar as “the Israel of the Gulf states.” Known for his hard-line pro-Israel views, Mr. Dershowitz drew his conclusion following an all-expenses paid trip to the Gulf state. Mr. Dershowitz argued that Qatar like Israel was “surrounded

  • Society, Rights and Tradition0

    by Aishwarya Chaturvedi      19/1/2018 The idea of a society which we confront is not something given by nature but instead that which was crafted by human beings in the past and that which is constantly being made and remade by them in the present. Neither in respect of individuals nor in respect of society,

  • Pretending to be savior of Bengalis in Assam0

      By Nava Thakuria       18/1/2018 For many people in eastern India, Bangladeshi means Bengali. It indicates that everyone living in Bangladesh must be a Bengali. But in reality, Bangladesh is a tiny neighboring nation with a secular identity comprising various ethnic tribes. The populous country is however dominated by Muslim population where almost

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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