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  • India’s ruling party’s penchant for renaming things is un-Indian0

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    • November 22, 2018

    The BJP is undermining the country’s founding principles The Economist Print edition | Asia  Nov 15th 2018 FOR GENERATIONS the high-collared waistcoats beloved of Indian politicians have looked much the same. But are they Nehru jackets or, as salesmen now label them, Modi jackets? The ones popularised by India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, tended

  • Four Indian students jump in front of train over poor job prospects0

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    • November 22, 2018

    AFP November 22, 2018 A boy walks on the tracks at a railway station in New Delhi February 18, 2014. —Reuters/File Four friends in northern India anxious over their job prospects jumped in front of a train on Thursday in an apparent suicide pact, police said. Three died at the scene in Rajasthan while a

  • Shahidul Alam has been released from jail0

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    • November 22, 2018

    Published on 20 November 2018 written by Marigold Warner Shahidul Alam pictured at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute campus, image courtesy of Pathshala The award-winning photographer was finally freed this evening after 107 days in jail Bangladeshi photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam was freed from Dhaka Central Jail at on 21 November, after being

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  • Nuclear Deterrence and Doctrines in South Asia0

    By: Ahyousha Khan     27/2/2018   Even after witnessing the harrowing devastation of nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WW2 many states still wanted to have nuclear bombs in their arsenals. States knew the potential of nuclear weapons to inflict unacceptable damage yet they chose to develop these arsenals. The reason behind the pursuit

  • Pakistan and Non-Proliferation Treaty: Concerns and Challenges0

    Asma Khalid      27/2/2018   In the contemporary security environment, one of the predominant challenges to the world peace and security is the spread of nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), since its inception, is considered as universal arms control agreement, which has been adhered to by all states except India, North Korea,

  • Now that it’s headed to the grey list, Pakistan faces real economic risks too0

      Michael Kugelman  26 February, 2018 The FATF decision is bad and good news for Pakistan. Getting grey-listed is much less serious, particularly on reputational levels, than getting blacklisted. Pakistan may have dodged a bigger bullet, but it’s far from being out of the woods. After much anticipation, speculation, and confusion, we now know that the

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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