• Contextualizing Extremism in Pakistan: The Need of the Hour!0

    • Blog
    • September 27, 2017

    Violent extremism has emerged as a serious issue in the contemporary world. A closer demonstration puts out the fact as for how for centuries the societies have remained hostile towards different categories of religious, ideological, political, racial or cultural extremism. Soviet communism was signified as extremism by the so-called ‘free and democratic world.’ As for

  • ‘Everything’s changed’: despair of Briton held without charge in Bangladesh0

    • Blog
    • September 25, 2017

    Hasnat Karim remains in prison although no evidence has been produced to implicate him in 2016 Holey Bakery attack in which more than 20 were killed Bangladeshi police officers escort Hasnat Karim, centre, to a court appearance in Dhaka in August 2016. Photograph: ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock ‘Everything’s changed’: despair of Briton held without charge in Bangladesh

  • The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya0

    • Blog
    • September 25, 2017

    Engy Abdelkader, Rutgers University Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group and described the atrocities by Myanmar’s authorities as “ethnic cleansing,” whereby one group removes another ethnic or

  • The Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming!1

    • Blog
    • September 24, 2017

    Posted at: Sep 24, 2017 MOCKINGBIRD Saba Naqvi Indian television has been at the forefront of Muslim-bashing. If stories of traitors and love jehad weren’t enough, TV channels are making us believe that the Rohingya will spread terror   I have spent most of my life believing in such nonsense as humanism, secularism, composite culture,

  • The US Has High Stakes for a Peaceful Outcome in Myanmar0

    • Blog
    • September 23, 2017

    This Article was published in Huffington Post on September 22, 2017 and is Co-Authored by US Ambassador Osman Siddique & Samier Mansur As world leaders converged upon New York City for this week’s UN General Assembly, over 420,000 Rohingya refugees traversed the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee

  • H-1B Visas; How Hyderabadis & Indian IT firms fooled Americans0

    • Blog
    • September 23, 2017

    U.S. government created the H-1B visa program in 1990 so, that U.S.companies could hire foreigners with special skills. Approximately 85,000 H-1B visas are distributed annually. (1) Majority of them go to technology companies, which claim that U.S has a shortage of skilled technology workers. (6) Critics, however say that H-1B visa program has been hijacked


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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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