• Development is the Spirit of SAARC

    Development is the Spirit of SAARC0

    • Blog
    • October 23, 2016

    Introduction  The concept of regional cooperation emerged late in South Asia, and it was only during the seventies that various political and economic factors created a friendly environment. As a   result of the lengthy deliberations among the member countries of the region, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) came into existence on 8

  • Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State

    Burma: Aid Blocked to Rakhine State0

    • Blog
    • October 23, 2016

    Humanitarian Groups, Journalists, and Rights Monitors Need Access The Burmese government and army should urgently ensure humanitarian aid can reach ethnic Rohingya and other vulnerable populations in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Government security operations have cut off assistance to tens of thousands of people and forced many to flee their homes.

  • Don’t say the N-word in Karnataka

    Don’t say the N-word in Karnataka0

    • Blog
    • October 23, 2016

    A Pakistani view on the strategic implications of a new Indian nuclear city There have been repeated confirmed reports that India is constructing a new nuclear city at Challakere, Karnataka. The city-size complex will produce highly enriched uranium to not only fuel its nuclear powered submarines, but also feed its thermonuclear bombs. The local population

  • ‘A cure far worse than the disease’: Sri Lanka’s new draft counter terrorism law0

    • Blog
    • October 20, 2016

    Over the weekend, a draft framework copy of the ‘Counter Terrorism Act’ (CTA) – the legislation intended to replace the draconian ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’ (PTA) – was leaked to the press. The contents of the text, available here, are deeply disturbing. As it currently stands, the PTA enables arbitrary arrest and long periods of


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