Democracy is not possible without the rule of law. We must hope that Modi remembers this if he becomes prime minister again. Written by Tavleen Singh |Updated: March 24, 2019 Tavleen Singh, a leading Columnist associated with The Indian Express. Last week I went to Behror. Pehlu Khan was beaten to death here two years ago.
Like white nationalists, Hindu nationalists have been scapegoating Muslims as a way to rally support among their base The Islamophobia campaign under Narendra Modi has gone into overdrive Soumya Shankar SCMP 23 Mar, 2019 Floral tributes to those who were gunned down at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo: AFP When a gunman stormed
The US-led war on terror created an industry out of Islamophobia In doing so – as the slaying of 50 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand shows – it sowed the seeds for a terror of its own: white supremacy Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib SCMP 23 Mar, 2019 Muslims pray. Photo: AFPIt was a wake-up call to
The United States and the Soviet Union, convinced that their ideologies were incompatible, engaged in a Cold War during the latter part of the 20th century. Some suggest similar hostility emerges between the United States and a fast-rising China. “Chinese leaders repeatedly stress that China remains a powerful supporter of the current order, taking action
News | March 19, 2019 Farwa Aamer, Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Program EastWest Institute’s South Asia Initiative hosts roundtable discussion to contextualize regional dynamics and emerging security concerns. Despite South Asia’s indisputable dynamism, the member states—particularly India and Pakistan—have found it difficult to engage on core issues and often show deliberate resistance in establishing sustainable political
By Min Aung Khine 19 March 2019 SITTWE, Rakhine State — The Sittwe District Court in Rakhine State on Tuesday sentenced prominent ethnic Arakanese politician U Aye Maung and author Ko Wai Hin Aung to 20 years in prison for encouraging people to support a rebel group. The two were given 20 years in prison
By James M. Dorsey 8.4.2018 Iranian leaders are struggling, three months after anti-government protests swept the Islamic republic, to ensure that environmental issues that helped sparked a popular uprising in Syria in 2011 leading to a brutal civil war don’t threaten the clergy’s grip on power. Like Syria, Iran has been confronting a
By Nava Thakuria April 8, 2018 India continues to be a dangerous place for working journalists as the largest democracy in the globe has lost three journalists in mysterious accidents within the first three months of the year. Even the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres came out with a strong condemnation against the journo-killings
by N.S. Venkataraman 6/4/2018 Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has rejected the concern expressed by several well-wishers of Nepal that Nepal joining One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR) could lead to a death trap. He has lightly dismissed such view stating that Nepal wants to be seen as a land-linked and
N Sathiya Moorthy 2 April 2018 A possible, easier and less-complicated way for the Centre would have been to approach the SC with the same queries much earlier, before a ground-swell of popular sentiments and consequent political tensions had built up in Tamil Nadu, says N Sathiya Moorthy. By slating Tamil Nadu’s contempt plea against the Centre
Sect formation is not peculiar to the religion of Islam; however, the sectarian violence demonstrated all along in the Muslim world is a new phenomenon. What is happening between Shia and Sunni in a different nation of the world is less a result of theological dispute than the politics of the time in which Saudi
Indian democracy at 70 by Meghnand Desai by Zaboor Ahmad April 5, 2018 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking on 7th February 2018 in Indian Parliament made the following claim about India’s democracy. “India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history.
by Prof M A Sofi 7 July 2020 The theme that I broach in this write-up revolves around my strong and long-held belief and shared across the board in Kashmir that ‘without recourse to the long regime of games played by various governments at the Centre through these past seventy years, Kashmir would have been
by Ugyen Gyalpo 6 July 2020 This 6th of July will mark the 85th birth anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. At a young age back in 1959, when the Chinese armies crushed the Tibetan uprising, the young Dalai Lama along with fleeing his homeland also had to shoulder the mantle