• After 2 Months Behind Bars, Bangladeshi Photographer Awaits Bail Decision0

    By Prapti Rahman on Oct 05, 2018  A High Court panel is scheduled on Sunday to hear a fifth bail request for noted photographer Shahidul Alam since his arrest and jailing two months ago for allegedly violating Bangladesh’s online defamation laws. Alam was arrested on Aug. 5 after he posted Facebook updates and gave an

  • Afghanistan’s election dilemma0

    BY THOMAS RUTTIG 4 OCTOBER 2018 Afghanistan is under-prepared for robust elections, but postponement could cause further instability. Photo: camafghanistancam / Flickr With just over a fortnight to go for Afghanistan’s next election, many Afghans are still wondering whether they will be able to vote, and if so, what exactly they will be voting for. Though parliamentary polls

  • SAARC nations need compromise, shared vision to revive South Asia’s fortunes0

    The future viability of individual strategies will depend on the will and capacity of the regional nations to reach a compromise for a shared future vision, write Srimal Fernando & Mizly Nizar for South Asia Monitor By Srimal Fernando & Mizly Nizar  SEP 28, 2018 The India Economic Vision 2022 document, which aims to double India’s



    It is reported that there are over 4 million refugees who live in refugee camps around the world. Most of them live on the government’s ration, do not do any productive work and multiply in number in quick time. Several governments in the world are in a dilemma as to whether they should give free

  • State war crimes: UN urges Sri Lanka to start investigation quickly!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 26.10.2017 Time is fast running out for Srilankan regime to prove to the world that its military-police apparatus had not committed war crimes against the minority Tamil community a part of its military campaign to weaken Tamil movement for equity. The Sirisena government had – directly and through the USA- approached

  • The Saga of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan0

    by Rameez Raja The state of Pakistan was formed to protect the economic and religious rights of minorities. However, Pakistan eventually hit the worst record of human rights violations particularly against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) that has been forcibly declared as non-Muslims by the Pakistan Assembly in 1974. Despite Pakistan crushing the rights of

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  • Kashmir: Revoking Article 370: Why now?

     Ali Riaz 16 August 2019 More than a week has passed since Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution have been scrapped by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government. The complete communication lockdown in Kashmir, imposed in the wake of the abrogation, is still in place; curfew is yet to be lifted in some places; leaders

  • Partition of India: One US Diplomat’s Notes

    August 10, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Was Jinnah Hindu? U.S. Favored United Indi. Muslim League Distrusted Congress. How Nehru Could Prevent Partition. The Partition of India in 1947 by Britain to create two independent countries wreaked havoc in human lives and miseries. It killed two million people, according to various estimates, and displaced 14 million. Its

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