• India: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit draws fire for meeting district officials!0

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    • November 16, 2017

    by  Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal November 16, 2017 Tamil Nadu governor’s action of talking directly to the officials has been criticized by political leaders in the state who argue Governor cannot do that as there is an elected government, MLAs, MPs, ministers, who would do that job and Governor should not have assumed the role

  • In Kashmir, Cartoons Reflect Skepticism About New Envoy From Delhi0

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    • November 16, 2017

    By Majid Maqbool on 15/11/2017 Cartoonists have illustrated the perception that Dineshwar Sharma’s mission is futile, especially after earlier interlocutors’ reports have been ignored or rejected by the Centre. Dineshwar Sharma. Credit: PTI Srinagar: The appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as New Delhi’s ‘special representative’ to initiate fresh talks in Jammu and Kashmir has been viewed with skepticism – but

  • Aung San Suu Kyi complicit in Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar, MPs told0

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    • November 16, 2017

    Rights groups urge UK government and international community to consider Nobel laureate ‘part of the problem’ over atrocities in Rakhine state Aung San Suu Kyi: rights groups say the ‘myth’ of a political coup is being used as an excuse to do nothing. Photograph: Dondi Tawatao/Reuters Karen McVeigh Wednesday 15 November 2017  Aung San Suu

  • Myanmar and Buddhist extremism0

    Paul Fuller, Cardiff University There is a desperate humanitarian crisis underway in Myanmar, centring around the Rohingya Muslims. There is what has been described as a “textbook case of ethnic cleansing” against the approximately one million Rohingya who live in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine. As well as retaliations from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation


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    • November 15, 2017

    When China brutally attacked Tibet, drove out the protesting Tibetans and forcefully occupied the country a few decades back, many Tibetans expected that the USA would intervene and liberate Tibet sooner or later. The Tibetans had such expectations since the USA has been claiming that it stands for freedom and liberty and would support the

  • Will BJP’s carrot-and-stick for TN reunite AIADMK factions?0

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    • November 15, 2017

    N Sathiya Moorthy,  November 15, 2017 Considering that all sides to the game feel being targeted by the BJP-ruled Centre through taxmen and their ED/CBI counterparts, both factions may not rule out the possibility of patching up after a time, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Unprecedented income-tax raids on the family members of jailed AIADMK ‘general secretary’ V


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  • Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

    By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue   The New Yorker  The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime

  • Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

    November 28, 2019 Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial

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