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  • The Irrelevance of Muslims in Gujarat Elections0

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    • November 6, 2017

    By Kingshuk Nag on 05/11/2017 In Gujarat, there is a general apathy of the ruling party towards Muslims, matched only by the apathy of the common Muslim towards the electoral process. BJP activists celebrate party’s victor in Lok Sabha polls in Delhi. Credit: PTI The only Muslim who has been elected to the Lok Sabha

  • Afghans Wary of Trump’s Pledge to Challenge Terrorists & Islamabad0

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    • November 6, 2017

    November 5, 2017 | Ali M. Latifi Photo: Salwar Kameez/iStock.com The Newsletter Jalalabad, AFGHANISTAN – When Donald Trump announced his administration’s strategy for Afghanistan, it was welcomed by Kabul’s leaders and other Afghan urban centers. Influential figures in politics, business, security and the media saw it as much-needed change from President Barack Obama’s stopwatch approach

  • Meeting Dina Wadia on Madison Avenue0

    By Andrew Whitehead on 03/11/2017 There was something remarkable about her – and with her passing, just about the last remaining link with South Asia’s independence era leaders has been broken. Dina Wadia. Credit: Andrew Whitehead’s blog Dina Wadia died on Thursday at the impressive age of 98. She was the only child of Muhammad

  • Hindutva makes Apex Court also a party to Babri Mosque dispute!0

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    • November 3, 2017

    by Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal November 3, 2017 December 06 shall remain a memorable terror day in the life and future of India where majority Hindus on the strength of their numbers and governments, insult, injury and attack Islam and have also destroyed Historic Babri Mosque- a place of Islamic worship. Indian Constitution provides for

  • 22 October 1993 Anniversary: When Bijbehara Turned Red0

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    • November 3, 2017

    Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie It was Friday 22nd October 1993, the 8th consecutive day of the constant siege laid by the Indian security forces around the Holy Shrine at Hazratbal Srinagar. As the whole valley was observing Protest strike on 8th successive day, Massive peaceful demonstrations were being held throughout the valley against the siege.

  • INDIA’S MILITARY BUILD-UP: CHALLENGES FOR PAKISTAN0

      In recent times India has resorted to massive military buildup in both conventional and nuclear domains. Indo-US nexus has further bolstered India’s modernization drive. The Indo-US nuclear deal and Indo-US strategic partnership facilitate India’s military buildup that in turn increases security challenges for Pakistan. India’s economy is eight times larger than that of Pakistan.

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  • Sri Lanka’s Muslims bloodied by Buddhism

    By Ana Pararajasingham June 20, 2019 Sri Lanka has become more fragile, fractured and polarized following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks as the country’s Muslims are harassed and subjected to violence by mobs of Sinhala Buddhists who form the majority of the island’s population. Although those targeted by jihadist violence on Easter Sunday were the

  • Bangladesh And Revenge Politics: To What End?

    “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” ~Sir Walter Scott from The Heart Of Mid-Lothian Revenge politics has long been the bedrock of Sheikh Hasina’s personal and political motto and raison d’etre. The people of Bangladesh are well aware of this unwelcome fact, which has, very regrettably, become mundane in

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