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  • Kashmir Explainer: From Article 370 to Article 3, Modi-Shah Upend the Constitution0

    The move has undone seven decades of official policy and taken the country into uncharted legal and political territory. The Wire Analysis 5 August 2019 In a surgical strike on two key elements of the Constitution that define the powers of states of the Indian Union, in general, and the state of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Rohingya ‘repatriation’ efforts just a cruel charade0

    By PHELIM KINE 5 August 2019 The government of Myanmar reached out late last month to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have taken refuge in the Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar with a seemingly straightforward plea: “Come back home.” That offer might have seemed irresistible for those familiar with conditions in the teeming refugee camps in

  • India’s economic slowdown worries bankers0

    Chiefs of State Bank of India and Housing Development Finance Corporation concede that all sectors face demand slowdown By KS KUMAR 5 August 2019 Asia Times Following the lead of industrialists, leading bankers in the country have begun to admit that India’s economy faces a slowdown and urgently needs fixing. Chairman Rajnish Kumar of India’s

  • Has China outrun the West on the Rohingya issue?0

    Afsan Chowdhury, July 29, 2019 The history of ethnic hatred and violence in Myanmar towards the Rohngyas has a long history. While the political one is a relatively recent one tracing back to the British rule, the roots were even earlier during the Mughal era. Both, Chittagonians and Myanmar people have been in and out-migrating for

  • Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: The Easter Bombings and Beyond0

    by Christopher Smith July 26, 2019 Jamestown Foundation The series of tragic bombings across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has placed the island-nation at the forefront of concern regarding a possible new Islamic State (IS) operation in South Asia. The exact nature and direction of this dynamic is not yet clear and may still be

  • Al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri Invokes Kashmir Again, Calls for ‘One’ Jihad0

    by Animesh Roul July 26, 2019 Jamestown Foundation On July 9, al-Qaeda’s Emir Ayman al- Zawahiri incited violence against India and Pakistan by vehemently criticizing these neighboring countries for the plight of Muslims in Kashmir. Zawahiri’s video message titled “Don’t Forget Kashmir” was released by al-Qaeda’s propaganda arm, As-Sahab media foundation, on the online messaging platform Telegram.

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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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