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  • Why Pakistan Hates Malala0

    The West reveres Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Pakistanis resent and envy her. By Michael Kugelman On July 7, Malala Yousafzai posted her first tweet. Within hours, she had earned several hundred thousand followers and a warm welcome from the Twittersphere. Over the next few days, as word emerged on social media that she

  • China contributes to doubts about Pakistani crackdown on militants0

    By James M. Dorsey China, at the behest of Pakistan, has for the second time this year prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist. China’s protection of Masood Azhar, who is believed to have close ties to Pakistani intelligence and the military, comes days after another militant

  • Seventy Years After Independence, Remembering the Titans Who Got Us There0

    By Sucheta Mahajan on 15/08/2017 Today there is an attempt at portraying the Congress party – and its leaders during independence and Partition – in very different hues from the inclusiveness, tolerance, democracy and secularism it upheld in very trying times. Mahatma Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru (L) and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons The

  • How the Partition of India happened – and why its effects are still felt today0

    Mahatma Gandhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, 1947. Wikimedia Commons Sarah Ansari, Royal Holloway “Partition” – the division of British India into the two separate states of India and Pakistan on August 14-15, 1947 – was the “last-minute” mechanism by which the British were able to secure agreement over how independence would take place. At

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