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  • Women in India Are Defending Democracy in Face of Rising Hindu Nationalism9

    By Yamuna Matheswaran, Waging Nonviolence August 18, 2019 After the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, people across India answered a nationwide call for protests issued by left-wing parties on Aug. 7. Article 370 had provided the state with considerable autonomy and was one of the conditions for its

  • Officials: Myanmar, Bangladesh Working to Repatriate 3,450 Rohingya Refugees0

    Sunil Barua and Jesmin Papri Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh and Dhaka 2019-08-16 Bangladesh and Myanmar said Friday they were working on the first repatriation of Rohingya refugees since members of the ethnic minority fled a massive military crackdown in Rakhine state two years ago, amid confusion over how the process would unfold. “Myanmar has given clearance

  • How geopolitics enabled India’s gambit in Kashmir0

    Kashmir crisis: The global politics behind India’s leverage – CSMonitor.com Why We Wrote This India’s decision to strip Kashmir’s special status is the kind of move you expect to get global pushback. But that hasn’t been the case – which highlights significant shifts in big-power politics. By Howard LaFranchi Staff writer August 15, 2019 India’s

  • A Kashmiri Novelist on a State Under Siege0

    By Isaac Chotiner 16 August 2019 Last week, India’s government stripped Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, of its special status, and instituted a communications blackout and de-facto martial law in what was already one of the most militarized areas on earth. The problems in Kashmir extend back to Partition, in 1947, which left India in

  • Humans of Assam: The nephew of India’s fifth president is struggling to prove his Indian citizenship0

    Ziauddin Ali Ahmed and his family won’t make it to the final NRC – here’s why. Arunabh Saikia Jul 28, 2019 Humans of Assam is a collection of stories of people living in the state who fear losing their Indian citizenship. It is part of the month-long reporting project called The Final Count. When the

  • A Wave of Solidarity With Kashmir Is Spreading Across the Globe0

    By Skanda Kadirgamar, Truthout Published August 16, 2019 Tragedy is unfolding in Kashmir. Split between India and Pakistan, the state has been under military occupation as a result of the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 and a war between the two powers the following year. On August 5, however, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party-led

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  • Not Only in Ladakh, India Losing Ground in Bangladesh Too

    by Taj Hashmi 18 June 2020 We know things are not going well in regards to India’s relationship with China. On 5th/6th May, China captured around sixty square kilometre of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is strategically important to all the three countries in the region, China, India, and Pakistan. On 14th/15th

  • Fear of the unknown: Hysteria in Bangladesh

    by Ajmal Sobhan 17 June 2020 When Minhaz Khan passed away three weeks back in Dhaka, he had been terminally ill for a few years. With advanced Parkinson’s disease, he had been living under the care of a live-in nurse in his own home. He was dependent on the nurse for feeding, bodily functions, and

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