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  • Humanitarian Ties: Why Shahidul Alam Admired Pak Philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi1

    Edhi, who built a nationwide network of humanitarian centres in Pakistan, occupies a prominent place in the Bangladeshi photographer’s moral imagination. Shahidul Alam reviews a portfolio in 2014. Credit: Facebook Yasmin Jaffri 22 August 2018 Alam drawing attention to his incarceration since August 5 may perhaps be forgiven for invoking the menace of the hegemonies he

  • ‘Since When Did a City of Only Dead Bodies Celebrate Eid?’0

    There was commotion on the road, local mosques were empty and shops overcrowded with people stocking up on essentials. The only thing missing that would make the day of a recent Shopian encounter look like Eid were firecrackers. And soon, tear gas shelling and pellet gun sounds compensated for that. Credit: Reuters Rouf Fida The darkness

  • Hindus object to Eid animal slaughter in India0

      Government urged to take action against Muslims killing animals to celebrate festival Pakistani men handle a camel at an animal market in Karachi on Aug. 15. Muslims around the world will mark Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels but Hindus in India are opposed to such slaughter. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah,

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

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