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  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – II

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – II0

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    • February 20, 2017

    A few days back I wrote the first article under this heading. In Bangladesh they often say with pride that they follow the parliamentary democracy in line with the Westminster. That is why my comparison has been mostly drawn with practice and procedures followed in the United Kingdom. I stated earlier that I visited no

  • Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution… People of Kashmir have become aliens in their homeland, (Apne hi mulk my paraye) Deadliest-millitant-attack-in-Kashmir – Kashmir reader JAVID AHMAD AHANGER Kashmir, as a geographical entity and along with its population, has since 1948 been controlled by both India and Pakistan and the grand narrative of Kashmir politics in the

  • Current situation of terrorism in South Asia

    Current situation of terrorism in South Asia0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Current situation of terrorism in South Asia VOA- Bangladeshi policemen investigate at the site of attack on Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 26, 2015 Dr. Rajkumar Singh There is no uniform approach applicable to all South Asian countries for dealing with terrorism. What is needed is a differentiated country – specific approach.

  • AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR

    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR0

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    • February 19, 2017

    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR ADIL HAMID LONE A draconian legislation like the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1990 and the concept of democracy do not go together. While democracy nurtures values of justice, equality, and fraternity, laws like the AFSPA are synonymous with injustice, discrimination, and hatred. The Armed

  • Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism

    Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism    Hamza, Irshad and Babar Abstract: The Role of “Operation Rah-e-Raast” in the establishment of peace in Swat, how militancy developed in Swat and Maulana Sufi Mohammad and Mullah Fazalullah supported militancy with the collaboration of Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. As a result, the Pakistan army decided to take military action

  • Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?0

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    • February 18, 2017

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Habour. Photo by Rehman Abubakr, Wikipedia Commons. By N Sathiya Moorthy* At the annual Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi from January 17-19, 2017, Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said the two nations would soon commence negotiations for

  • Challenging the state- Pakistani militants form deadly alliance0

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    • February 17, 2017

    Challenging the state- Pakistani militants form deadly alliance By James M. Dorsey and Azaz Syed This week’s suicide bombing of a popular Sufi shrine is the latest operation of a recently formed alliance of militant jihadist and sectarian groups that includes the Islamic State (IS) and organizations associated with the Pakistani Taliban, according to Pakistani

  • Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short?0

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    • February 16, 2017

    Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short? By Zahid Shahab Ahmed 16 February 2017: Two years on from the development of the Pakistani government’s flagship plan to tackle terrorism, has it had any success? Zahid Ahmed discusses developments in the light of recent attacks. Pakistani capital Islamabad. The government in Pakistan has been accused of

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  • For Whom All Does The Bell Tolls, When, Why And For How Long?0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy The Holiday Season sets the mood for rejoicing and relaxing, but anyone in his senses and decision-making positions in this country cannot be doing that. But even during the long years and decades of ethnic war(s), Sri Lanka was not known to have taken a holiday from those holidays, just as the

  • Unresolved issues0

    Javeed Bin Nabi Ever since 1947 partition of British India, Kashmir has always dominated the regional and national psyche. The partition of British India which divided the subcontinent into two big ideologies, cultures and created two rival countries and vying for control over Kashmir has caused immense damage to the economy of Kashmir as well

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