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  • Celebrating Krishan Chander, the Storyteller of the Oppressed0

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    • December 2, 2017

    By Raza Naeem on 01/12/2017 We need to remind ourselves of the continuing relevance of this master storyteller and humanist par excellence whose presence in our midst is perhaps more needed than ever before. File picture of Urdu writers Salma Siddiqui and Krishan Chander. In 2014, some level of benign neglect could be said to

  • State, Secrecy And CPEC0

    December 1, 2017 By Sadia Kazmi Ever since the inception of the idea of CPEC, it has been embroiled in controversies with regards to its viability, alleged provincial preferences, never-ending debate about cost and benefit and above all for the lack of transparency. Intentionally or unintentionally, the ruling party in the Government has resorted to

  • IS Mr. OBAMA QUALIFIED TO ADVICE MR. MODI ON INDIAN SOCIETY?0

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    • December 2, 2017

    Former US President Barrack Obama is reported to have “privately,” told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India should not be divided into sectarian lines. He is said to have emphasized how the Indian society needed to cherish that Indian Muslims identify themselves as Indians. The question that immediately arises is that whether Mr. Obama

  • Nuclear Weapons As A Guarantee Of Security: Kim’s Lesson0

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    • December 2, 2017

      December 1, 2017 By Dr. Arshad M. Khan Pyongyang tested another intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday. Fired nearly vertically, it reached an altitude of 4500 km (2800 miles). That means it could travel 13,000 km (8150 miles) on a standard trajectory, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, putting the entire continental U.S. within

  • Who are the Baha’is and why are they so persecuted?0

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    • December 1, 2017

    Entrance to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh, burial place of the founder of the Bahá’í faith, near Acre, Israel. Bahá’í World News Service © Bahá’í International Community Zackery M. Heern, Idaho State University The Baha’is are among the most persecuted religious minorities in the world. In Iran, where the religion was founded, universities refuse to admit

  • Tillerson in Kabul? Two Photos Lead to Many Questions0

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    • November 30, 2017

    By MUJIB MASHAL  OCT. 23, 2017 U.S. State Department Office of the President of Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — It was Kabul and it wasn’t Kabul. There was a clock and there wasn’t a clock. Soon after a two-hour secret visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Monday was publicly disclosed, the American Embassy and the

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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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