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  • Hazaras end hunger strike over Pakistan ‘genocide’0

    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

  • UN Security Council delegation visits northern Rakhine0

    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,

  • Textual Evidence from Early India Tells Us the Ancients Weren’t as Tolerant as We Think0

    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

  • Indian govt accused of ignoring religious violence0

    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

  • Hindu influence tips India’s scales of justice0

    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

  • A World Free of Chemical Weapons: Why It Is So Difficult0

    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

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  • Indian Ocean politics and Pakistan’s economic interests0

    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.

  • Optical Missile Tracking Systems and Minimum Credible Deterrence0

    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

  • Employment Deprivation and Anti Quota Protest in Bangladesh0

    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

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      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

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