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  • Is Bangladesh moving towards one-party state?0

    The controversial jailing of ex-PM Zia and persecution of dissent raises fears months ahead of general elections. by Faisal Mahmud     Al Jazeera News     Hasina government faces allegations of a concerted persecution of its opponents [The Associated Press] more on Asia Pakistan’s ‘disappeared’: The cost of the war against Talibanyesterday After girl’s rape and killing, fear engulfs

  • Bangladesh polls pose a challenge to regional stability0

    MANOJ JOSHI Election materials burning following attack on a polling station during Bangladesh’s elections in 2014 BANGLADESH BANGLADESH ELECTIONS INDIA-BANGLADESH Elections are expected in Bangladesh soon, as by law they must take place between October 31 and December 31 this year. This is not an easy prospect either for Bangladesh or for its principal neighbor, India. The

  • Going Halal: Balancing Ingredients For Mutual Understanding0

    By Nur Diyanah Anwar Synopsis The move by foreign food chain ‘Subway’ to go halal in Singapore is a commercial, market-driven decision. Yet, it attracted undue reaction on social media. This should instead be an opportunity to bring the different communities together through a better understanding of the respective cultural and religious characteristics. Commentary THE

  • BJP Sacrificed Two Jammu Ministers to Support Hegemony of Kashmir: Jammu Bar President0

    In conversation with Bhupinder Singh Salathia about the reasons for his demand for a CBI probe into the Kathua case, the trust deficit between Jammu and Kashmir, and more. president of the Jammu Bar Association, Bhupinder Singh Salathia. Credit: Kabir Agarwal Kabir Agarwal     17/Apr/2018 Lawyers in the Jammu region, led by the president of the Jammu

  • Muslims Falsely Accused in Mecca Masjid Blast Angry, Disappointed After Verdict0

    “Yesterday, the judge has acquitted all five men accused. Where did the bomb come from then? The sky? The ground? And who carried out this horrible attack?” From R: Nayeem’s uncle, Mohammad Saleem, Abdul Wajid, Dr Junaid. Courtesy: D.V.L. Padma Priya D.V.L. Padma Priya     17/Apr/2018 New Delhi: Abdul Wasey was 18 in 2007, when

  • Protesters march against India’s rape crisis0

    As outrage grows over sexual assaults and murders of minor girls, people question the country’s culture of impunity Thousands of people from different religions hold a candlelight march through Bhopal on April 16 demanding justice for victims of rape in India. (Photo by Saji Thomas/ucanews.com) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India April 18, 2018 Priests, nuns and lay

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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