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  • Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?0

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    • February 24, 2019

    BBC News 23 February 2019 A Muslim dairy farmer was stopped late one night last July as he led two cows down a track in rural Rajasthan, south of the Indian capital, Delhi. Within hours he was dead, but who killed him, asks the BBC’s James Clayton – the “cow vigilantes” he met on the

  • Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party in turmoil0

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    • February 22, 2019

    Resignations of leaders leave Jamaat-e-Islami struggling to regain its former influence A file image of supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh’s largest Islamist political party, demonstrating in Dhaka on Jan. 11, 2015. The party has been in turmoil since 2013 with its leaders facing war crimes charges and an election ban from the country’s Supreme Court. (ucanews.com

  • Was the Saudi crown prince’s visit a success for India?0

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    • February 22, 2019

    By Kuwar Singh February 21, 2019 Quartz.com India The Saudi Arabian crown prince’s visit to India this week ended under the same cloud where it began. Just days before Mohammed bin Salman’s visit, over 40 uniformed men were killed in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a convoy of the

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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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