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
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
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
Anwar Iqbal February 17, 2019 WASHINGTON: “It is not possible to bring such massive amounts of explosives by infiltrating the border,” says an Indian military commander, Lt Gen D.S. Hooda. India blames Pakistan for Thursday’s suicide bombing in Pulwama that killed over 40 soldiers in India-held Kashmir. Pakistan has strongly rejected the Indian claim, urging New Delhi to avoid
By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Feb 22, 2019 Bangladeshi authorities said Friday they would launch a crackdown to stop businesses from illegally keeping chemical warehouses with highly flammable materials near residential areas, after a massive overnight fire killed nearly 70 people in Dhaka’s old section. The Dhaka South City Corporation said it would lead the
Social activists stage a protest against mob lynchings. Photo: AFP / Times of India/ Moeed Faruqui Muslims fear radical Hindus will restart hate campaign and lawyer asks why police failed to act By Varsha Torgalkar Asia Times 22 February 2019 Mohsin Shaikh, a 28-year-old engineer, was the first Muslim to die at the hands of
April 12, 2018 New Delhi: Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, told an Indian audience that an aggressive Indian posture and human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir feed the extremist narrative in Pakistan and Indians neither encourage centrifugal forces or nor express the desire for the collapse of the Pakistani state.
The Indian Ocean is among the world’s largest oceans. It comprises nearly one‐fifth of the entire oceans of the world. In the west of Indian Ocean there lies Africa and Arabian Peninsula while the central Indian Ocean touches its boundaries with India’s coastal waters while on its west there stands huge range of Himalayan Mountains.
By: Ahyousha Khan 12/4/2018 There was a time in human history when nuclear technology was the “it” technology; no one could imagine anything beyond it. The destruction and wrath it brought were not only terrifying but mesmerizing. It was fascinating for ordinary people, leaders, scientists and states that the smallest particle of matter
The last few days newspaper reports have surfaced the vicious and brutal faces of Bangladesh government screwed up with hate, thrashing and smashing students protesting against the present quota system. It has caused a stir and chaos in every corner of Bangladesh, which pressurized the Prime Minister to intervene into the issue. But don’t expect
The contemporary world order is in a painful transition from unipolarity to multipolarity. It is facing an unprecedented degree of dislocation in the contemporary situation since its inception after WWII. The foreign policy-discourse at international level is observing two-predominant patterns in response to this abnormal-situation (dislocation), which can best be subsumed in an agreement with
By James M. Dorsey 12/4/2018 Edited remarks at The Beautiful Game? Identity, Resentment, and Discrimination in Football and Fan Cultures conference, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin, 12-13 April 2018 The virtually continuous role of soccer as a key player in the history and development of the Middle East and North Africa dating
By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue The New Yorker The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime
November 28, 2019 www.democracynow.org Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial