Army chief flies to Quetta to reassure protesters that violence against minorities will not be tolerated Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa meets a delegation of Hazara women in Quetta on May 1 and persuades them to end their hunger strike. (Photo by ISPR) ucanews.com reporter, Quetta Pakistan May 2, 2018 A minority Muslim group in southwest Pakistan called
Representatives from 15 member countries examine Rohingya villages and refugee reception centers in Myanmar UN Security Council delegates arrive at Sittwe airport on May 1. They were in Sittwe for a meeting with Myanmar officials and to inspect the latest situation in Rakhine State, home of the minority Rohingya Muslims. (Photo by AFP) John Zaw,
In his new book, D.N. Jha shows that not only did Brahmanical sects fight each other, they were also intolerant towards other heterodox religions like Buddhism and Jainism. Regardless of ideological variation, the political class in its entirety has generally tended to propagate the existence of a pristine tolerant, non-violent, multi-cultural ancient India. Credit: Wikimedia
US commission says nation’s multicultural history is under threat as nationalists push for a Hindu-only state Dalits pledge not to skin cattle during a protest rally in Ahmedabad in July 2016 against an attack on their caste members by cow protectors in Gujarat. (Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India May 1, 2018
BJP accused of using the judiciary for its own political purposes after a string of suspicious court acquittals Indian students protest in Amritsar on April 19 calling for justice following the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar, India April 30, 2018 For the
By Tan Teck Boon 30/4/2018 Synopsis There has been an uptick in chemical attacks around the world recently. More needs to be done to curb the production and use of chemical weapons. Even so, fully eradicating them will be an uphill task. Commentary AN APPARENT chemical attack on civilians in Douma, Syria recently
N Sathiya Moorthy 13 April 2018 Thursday’s protests across Tamil Nadu was less pro-Cauvery and more anti-Modi in character and content — including in it various development projects in the state that are perceived as ‘environmentally unfriendly’ and hence ‘anti-Tamil’, says N Sathiya Moorthy. If the ruling BJP leadership at the Centre had thought that through the
By James M. Dorsey 13/4/2018 There’s a cutting-off-the-nose-to-spite-the face aspect to a Saudi plan to turn Qatar into an island by digging a 60-kilometre ocean channel through the two countries’ land border that would accommodate a nuclear waste heap as well as a military base. If implemented, the channel would signal the kingdom’s belief that
April 12, 2018 New Delhi: Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, told an Indian audience that an aggressive Indian posture and human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir feed the extremist narrative in Pakistan and Indians neither encourage centrifugal forces or nor express the desire for the collapse of the Pakistani state.
The Indian Ocean is among the world’s largest oceans. It comprises nearly one‐fifth of the entire oceans of the world. In the west of Indian Ocean there lies Africa and Arabian Peninsula while the central Indian Ocean touches its boundaries with India’s coastal waters while on its west there stands huge range of Himalayan Mountains.
By: Ahyousha Khan 12/4/2018 There was a time in human history when nuclear technology was the “it” technology; no one could imagine anything beyond it. The destruction and wrath it brought were not only terrifying but mesmerizing. It was fascinating for ordinary people, leaders, scientists and states that the smallest particle of matter
The last few days newspaper reports have surfaced the vicious and brutal faces of Bangladesh government screwed up with hate, thrashing and smashing students protesting against the present quota system. It has caused a stir and chaos in every corner of Bangladesh, which pressurized the Prime Minister to intervene into the issue. But don’t expect
1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense