• India: Ambedkar’s Fears of ‘War on Muslims’ Have Come True. So Why Celebrate Constitution Day?0

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    • November 28, 2020

    The Wire India  26 November 2020 It is indeed paradoxical that the celebration of Constitution Day on November 26 every year is accompanied by an unleashing of forces by the NDA government for the all-around assault on the constitution itself. Women protesters at Jamia Millia Islamia during the anti-CAA and NRC protests. Photo: Ismat Ara S.N.

  • Bangladeshi police unit accused of torture and murder-video0

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    • November 28, 2020

    27 November 2020 Bangladeshi police unit accused of torture and murder. Aljazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports via@ YouTube An elite police unit in Bangladesh is being accused of hundreds of extrajudicial killings, over several years. It has drawn international concern, including calls from US senators for sanctions. People who say their loved ones are missing,

  • Indian Muslims Caught in a Time Warp0

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    • November 27, 2020

    November 27, 2020    Clarion India First day of Ramadan at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on July 12, 2013. Muslims have not only weakened internally and externally but have also lost the wisdom to close ranks. We refuse to unitedly put up a brave front in the face of great adversity. Photo: IANS We


  • Alarming journo-killing incidents rock Indian media0

      by Nava Thakuria        27 November 2020 Guwahati: Largely smashed by the Covid-19 pandemic the mainstream Indian media has also witnessed an alarming number of incidents relating to journalists’ killings this year. As the year approaches the end, India turns out to be an unsafe country for professional journalists after Mexico only. 

  • India: Bihar-Verdict: A Message for Non-Biharis! 0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy   27 November 2020 Though the first president was from Bihar, revolutionary leaders like Jayprakash Narain have hailed from here, the state place is the birth-place of top bureaucrats as well as media-persons, the underlying anti-Bihari tendency still prevails among certain sections. From one angle, this can be countered with a comical trait


    “…Geography not just shapes history but also destiny.” – Tim Marshall   By Shakir Ali    27 November 2020 This quote shows that the geopolitical determinants are the major factors that determined the fortune of a region in international politics. Gilgit Baltistan geopolitics came into the limelight politics during the great game between the Soviet


      By Sher Bano       26 November 20-20 The development of Pakistan’s nuclear program in the early ’50s was primarily meant for peaceful purposes. Since then, Pakistan has been using nuclear technology for the socio-economic development and betterment of society. In this regard, over the years, sufficient human resources and infrastructure have been developed

  • Transitioning ties from Trump to Biden 0

     N Sathiya Moorthy ,  25 November 2020 After Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about his telephone conversation with US President-elect Joe Biden, at least some tongues have stopped wagging. Yet, the fact remains that India was not among the two batches of America’s friends and allies that Biden called first in Europe and then in Asia.

  • View from Washington0

    Michael Kugelman  23 Nov 2020   DAWN The writer is Asia Programme deputy director and senior associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars. WHEN asked what to expect for Pak-US relations under President-elect Joe Biden, one is tempted to say “more of the same”. Indeed, Biden and Trump don’t agree on

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  • ‘I Still Believe the Left Can be the Alternative’: Soumitra Chatterjee

    I am surprised that the man who was in power in Gujarat during the horrific riots of 2002 is now the man on the throne of India. Perhaps people can’t see a powerful alternative. Or they are unable to understand the toxic nature of this politics. Soumitra Chatterjee 19 Nov 2020 Soumitra Chatterjee. | Image

  • Banana Republicanism   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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