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  • India: The Story of Azam Khan, Endangered Keeper of Deadly Secrets from Haren Pandya to Sohrabuddin0

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    • November 15, 2018

      As a key witness, he holds many of the answers about the killing of a former BJP minister in Gujarat, and his assassins. That is why he fears for his life. Azam Khan. Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta 15 November 2018 New Delhi: Only a few days ago, Azam Khan, one of the key witnesses in

  • Female politicians want bigger voice in Bangladesh0

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    • November 14, 2018

      As national election nears, women say they deserve a greater role in guiding the country Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27. Despite having a female PM, Bangladesh remains a male-dominated society, particularly in politics. (Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP) Stephan Uttom and Rock Rozario, Dhaka 

  • India’s secular party takes pro-Hindu line for election0

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    • November 14, 2018

      Congress accused of courting religious majority in Madhya Pradesh with manifesto pledging cow protection Farmers from Madhya Pradesh burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest in Kolkata in June 2017 against the government and over the deaths of farmers in the state. More than 1,600 farmers killed themselves in the

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  • Kashmir Conflict and Dynamics of Regional Security0

    by Asma Khalid 12/2/2018 Ever since the creation of Pakistan and the ensuing problem of the accession of the Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmiri people have been suffering under the unjust Indian occupation. Despite India’s military and political maneuvers in the occupied Kashmir, the majority of the local population has been seeking

  • The Dangers of Nuclear Proliferation: Perspectives on South Asia0

    Background* With the May 1998 explosions of multiple atomic devices first by India and then by Pakistan, both countries became overtly nuclear after long years of ambiguity. This action on the part of both countries shocked the international community, but it was not altogether unexpected given their not-so-secret efforts at nuclearization over the past few

  • Ensuring safe return of the Rohingyas0

    Hussain Imam  February 06, 2018  The ongoing Rohingya crisis is probably one of the worst human tragedies of the 21st century the world community, particularly Bangladesh, has seen. In the last five months, more than 650,000 Rohingyas were forced by the Myanmar government to flee home and to take shelter in Bangladesh. The Rohingya people have

  • Gwadar Vs. Chabahar0

    By Imran Shahani 9/2/2018 The geo-strategic situation of South Asia region is changing rapidly, which can be attributed to the fact that the world powers are now redefining their roles in the region. Old loyalties are changing, and new alliances are being formed. In the post-cold war era, the proximity of our region to the

  • Pakistan’s Voiceless Pashtuns Find Voice 0

      February 10, 2018 Nauman Sadiq   Is it not ironic that two very similar insurgencies have simultaneously been going on in Pakistan for the last several years: the Baloch insurgency in the Balochistan province and the insurgency of the Pashtun tribesmen in the tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering the US-occupied Afghanistan. While

  • India’s Quest for Ballistic Missile Defence Shield0

      Qura tul ain Hafeez       9/2/2018 A Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system is a system that defends any country against possible incoming missile threat. It intercepts targets and destroys enemy missile enroute. A BMD missile flights through three phases: boosts, mid-course and terminal. Usually, the radar of the BMD missile intercepts the missile

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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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