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  • AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR

    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR0

    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR ADIL HAMID LONE A draconian legislation like the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1990 and the concept of democracy do not go together. While democracy nurtures values of justice, equality, and fraternity, laws like the AFSPA are synonymous with injustice, discrimination, and hatred. The Armed

  • Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism

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    • February 19, 2017

    Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism    Hamza, Irshad and Babar Abstract: The Role of “Operation Rah-e-Raast” in the establishment of peace in Swat, how militancy developed in Swat and Maulana Sufi Mohammad and Mullah Fazalullah supported militancy with the collaboration of Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. As a result, the Pakistan army decided to take military action

  • Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?0

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    • February 18, 2017

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Habour. Photo by Rehman Abubakr, Wikipedia Commons. By N Sathiya Moorthy* At the annual Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi from January 17-19, 2017, Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said the two nations would soon commence negotiations for

  • Challenging the state- Pakistani militants form deadly alliance0

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    • February 17, 2017

    Challenging the state- Pakistani militants form deadly alliance By James M. Dorsey and Azaz Syed This week’s suicide bombing of a popular Sufi shrine is the latest operation of a recently formed alliance of militant jihadist and sectarian groups that includes the Islamic State (IS) and organizations associated with the Pakistani Taliban, according to Pakistani

  • Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short?0

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    • February 16, 2017

    Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short? By Zahid Shahab Ahmed 16 February 2017: Two years on from the development of the Pakistani government’s flagship plan to tackle terrorism, has it had any success? Zahid Ahmed discusses developments in the light of recent attacks. Pakistani capital Islamabad. The government in Pakistan has been accused of

  • ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-20220

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    • February 16, 2017

    ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-2022 K.M. Nurul Huda, the new CEC EXCHANGE OF OPINION WITH SEARCH COMMITTEE ON SELECTION OF CEC AND OTHER EC FOR ELECTION COMMISSION BANGLADESH (ECB) 2017-2022 Sakhawat Hussain At last after grueling months of efforts starting from President’s dialogue with 31 political parties of Bangladesh and subsequent setting of six members

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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