• India: IUML Calls Emergency Meeting After Cong Welcomes ‘Bhumi Pujan’0

    August 4, 2020 IUML leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the matter to state Congress leaders. KOZHIKODE — The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) – the second-biggest constituent of the Congress-led UDF in Kerala – has called an emergency meeting of its top brass here on Wednesday, after several Congress leaders welcomed the Bhumi Pujan ceremony

  • Imran Khan Unveils New Map that Shows Kashmir as Part of Pakistan0

      August 4, 2020    Clarion India New Pak Map. ISLAMABAD – On the eve of the first anniversary of the revocation of the contentious Article 370 and Article 35A, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled a new political map which includes the UT of J&K as part of Pakistan on Tuesday. Khan has decided to

  • Fearing mass protests, India imposes ‘full curfew’ in occupied Kashmir0

    Security personnel stand guard outside the grand mosque in Srinagar. Photo: AFP Indian authorities on Monday night issued the order to impose a “full curfew” in occupied Kashmir, a day before the one-year anniversary of August 5 when the Modi-led government stripped the region of its autonomy, generating widespread criticism and rebuke. Officials announced a

  • An appeal to the Mayor: stop the celebration of hatred and islamophobia, on August 5th in NYC0

      July 31, 2020 Dear Mayor De Blasio, We are individuals and organizations devoted to democracy, secularism, and the upholding of human rights in India. We write to bring to your attention an Islamophobic billboard set to be projected in Times Square in order to dehumanize Muslim New Yorkers and celebrate human rights abuses against

  • Air pollution robs people of over five years of life in South Asia0

    The Third Pole In parts of northern India, including Delhi, life expectancy shrivels by over nine years from breathing filthy air, a situation that can be reversed only through drastic policy changes and action Air pollution has shortened lives by 9.4 years over the past 20 years in Delhi, India [image by: Alamy] Soumya Sarkar,

  • The Importance of Bangladesh0

    August 3, 2020   Clarion India Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. — File photo Jayanta Ghosal DID the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, call up the Prime Minister of Bangladesh? Yes, he did! So what’s with that? Earlier, when Sheikh Hasina had visited Delhi, we paid her a visit at the Bangladesh High Commission in


  • Foreseeing cyber vulnerabilities of nuclear facilities in South Asia0

    by Basma Khalil       29 July 2020 In this era of rapidly evolving technology, nuclear facilities are exposed to a dynamic and evolving spectrum of cyber vulnerabilities. Cyber-attacks on nuclear facilities are a matter of concern and it’s not for the first time that a cyber-attack has been carried out. Such as attack on


                                       by Shivam Mishra and Ayanti Mishra     29 July 2020 INTRODUCTION- India, a democratic state pursues a reformative theory of punishment which ensures the basic rights of its prisoners, but regrettably, it stands mockingly with the non-existential prisoner’s


      Gay rights parade in New Delhi on 12 November 2017   by Yuvraj Trivedi       29 July 2020 The LGBT+ community can be classified as a segregated group who are denied basic human dignity and rights. While the new labour laws are said to be an important discussion of the society, the issue

  • India: Modi Faced with Covid-Dilemma! 0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy           29 July 2020 Democratically speaking and as per the Indian Constitution, each life matters in India too and not just for votes. COVID-phase has certainly placed communication strategies of key Indian leaders in a tight spot. Shrewd political strategies can work only to a limited extent when people

  • Intimidating China is One Thing, Overpowering It, An Absurd Dream!0

      by Taj Hashmi       27 June 2020 At the end of the Cold War in 1990, we all heaved a big sigh of relief, as the two superpowers didn’t destroy themselves and the world! What was seemingly “inevitable” – the Third World War – didn’t take place. Despite having some major military conflicts

  • Afghan Peace Deal, Regional Stability and the United States0

    By Irfan Mahar    27 July 2020 Afghan Peace deal that concluded between the U.S. and Taliban was really a good sign which could generate peace within a war trodden region which has been remained under conflict for very long. As far as the U.S. involvement and policies with regard to Afghan issues are concerned,

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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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