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  • Nepal’s Madhesi have a mountain of prejudice to climb0

    The Madhesi left northern India decades ago but are still treated like 2nd-class citizens in the Terai Prakash Khadka, Kathmandu, Nepal 29 March 2019 People often think of Mount Everest or the Himalayas when the word Nepal is mentioned. But this little country offers much more. Geographically, Nepal’s northern Himalayan range, middle Hilly region, and

  • Racism and multicultural Australia: The significance of Eggboy0

    The good news is, in multicultural Australia, the Fraser Annings are on the wane and the Will Connollys are winning, writes Professor Adil Khan. On 15 March, an Australian right-wing extremist went on a shooting rampage at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand where Muslims – men, women and children – gathered for their weekly

  • Why Rizwan Pandith’s ‘custodial death’ may push more Kashmiri men towards militancy0

    Shockingly, a FIR has been filed against Rizwan Pandith himself. Such violence and disregard could well spark far more alienation in the Valley. 28-03-2019 MAJID HYDERI @majidhyderi Can a dead person try to escape police custody? Well, the Jammu and Kashmir Police seem to think so — this case, however, is not funny at all. Rizwan Pandith,

  • India; Why the Election Commission should act on political films releasing near Lok Sabha Elections 20190

    At the very least, can EC put a cap on films about political figures contesting in this election? 28-03-2019 NAIRITA MUKHERJEE @notthatnairita For laypersons — like yours truly — the Election Commission (EC) is like that babysitter that’s brought in when the parents want some quiet time for themselves, and the kids are instructed to listen

  • Pakistan Doesn’t Want Modi to Win – Foreign Policy0

    A BJP victory in India’s upcoming election could spell more trouble for the relationship. By Fahd Humayun | March 27, 2019 It was not particularly surprising when India boycotted the Pakistan Day celebrations at the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi last weekend. Just weeks before, an extraordinary duel in the air above disputed Kashmir

  • Thousands displaced as fighting escalates in Myanmar0

    Arakan Army clashes with military in battle for greater autonomy in Rakhine state John Zaw, Mandalay Myanmar March 27, 2019 More than 16,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as fighting has raged in recent weeks between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army in Rakhine State. The Arakan Army is a largely Buddhist militia

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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