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  • In Kashmir, the Indian government is always watching0

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    • September 8, 2019

    Constant monitoring has whipped residents into near paranoia, as drones fly over Friday prayers in mosques and police inspect cameras The revocation of Kashmir’s special status has led to increased surveillance, long a mainstay of New Delhi’s approach to managing the restive state Ahmer Khan  and Adnan Bhat   A Kashmiri boy displays a placard from

  • Babri Masjid case: Archaeological evidence rules out present-day Ayodhya as city of sacred texts0

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    • September 8, 2019

    Ram temple case: Archaeological evidence rules out present-day Ayodhya as city of sacred texts re-examining history Looking for clues about Ram in the Puranas and from digs conducted by archaeologist Brij Basi Lal. Rajesh Kochhar September 7, 2019 The Supreme Court is hearing the Ayodhya case on a daily basis with a view to be

  • Bangladesh Takes Steps to Control Movements of Rohingya0

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    • September 6, 2019

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury and Sunil Barua on Sep 06, 2019 Bangladesh is taking tough measures to contain an increase in violence in Rohingya refugee camps after the crisis over the mass exodus of the persecuted group from Myanmar entered its third year. Describing the violence in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps as a security

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  • How New Delhi can boost its sub-regional strategy0

     Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 8 September 2019 To overcome the moribund South Asian regionalism, India has been at the forefront in launching sub-regional initiatives such as Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in 1997 comprising members such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, BCIM initiative in

  • BOMBING TO BALLOT: UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS FROM SOUTH ASIA0

    BY ASANGA ABEYAGOONASEKERA 8 September 2019 “Terrorism has become a festering wound. It is an enemy of humanity.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee Do terrorist bomb explosions and elections have a relationship? In South Asia, a region engulfed with a high level of terrorist activity, the record clearly shows that terrorists see the run-up to an

  • The cut-and-run strategy in Afghanistan0

    The Taliban are ready to negotiate. The question is whether they are negotiating in good faith, writes William Milam by William Milam September 6, 2019 It is Monday, September 2, as I write this, the Labour Day holiday in the US. The equivalent holiday in most other countries is May Day, or International Workers Day,

  • Judicial System Of Mughal And British India0

    By Dr. Rajkumar Singh 6 September 2019 The establishment of the Muslim rule in India opened a new chapter in its judicial history. The Muslim conquerors brought with them a new religion, a new civilization and a new social system. The ideal of justice under Islam was one of the highest in the middle ages. The

  • India: Goa Migration0

    By Eduardo Faleiro 6 September 2019 Sometime ago, I visited several villages and towns in the neighbouring districts of Maharashtra and Karnataka to meet people of Goan origin settled there. During the 16th and 17th centuries thousands of Goans, both Hindus and Christians, left Goa to escape religious and cultural persecution. In Goa, during that

  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)0

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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