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  • Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 20160

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016 An ‘Enforced Disappearance’ is defined in international law as an: “arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State…followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty…which place such a person outside the protection of the law.”In Bangladesh, disappearances result in three different

  • UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances0

    UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances Group calls on government to reveal whereabouts of ‘kidnapped’ men whose opposition-activist fathers were executed. David Bergman Quasem, left, with Quasem Ali, a Jamaat-e-Islami member hanged in September [File: Al Jazeera] Dhaka, Bangladesh – A UN group has called on the Bangladesh government to “immediately reveal the whereabouts” of three sons of opposition

  • How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?

    How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?0

    How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?   By Nauman Sadiq March 14, 2017 In his March 10 article [1] for the Washington Post, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US at the time of Osama Bin Laden’s execution, Husain Haqqani, has confessed to his role in facilitating the assassination of Bin

  • How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan

    How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan0

    How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan   By Nauman Sadiq March 13, 2017 In Pakistan, there are three distinct categories of militants: the Afghan-centric Pashtun militants; the Kashmir-centric Punjabi militants; and the transnational terrorists, like al-Qaeda. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is mainly comprised of Pashtun militants, carries out bombings against Pakistan’s state

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  • Afghanistan’s new approach towards Pakistan

    Afghanistan’s new approach towards Pakistan0

    Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, in his 13 year’s Presidency made 20 trips to Pakistan hoping Pakistan would help stabilize Afghanistan. Karzai knew Pakistan ISI’s non-state network backwards because he lived in Pakistan in early 1980s, operating with anti-Soviet Mujahedeen. As President, he even once said if US attacked Pakistan, Afghanistan will side with

  • Minorities in Indian polity

    Minorities in Indian polity0

    The UN Declaration on Minorities, 1992 brings out the need for special attention to the ‘national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities’. The Constitution of India, 1950 does not define ‘minorities’ or mention whom it considers minorities but provides in Part III that the cultural and religious rights of ‘minorities’ must be protected. The National

  • Witness to history

    Witness to history0

    A visit to Dhaka can be an overwhelming experience — not just because of the traffic, pollution, congestion or humidity, but also due to its history. As a Pakistani, I felt remorse, guilt and shame every time I walked into the corridors of Dhaka University. The names of the students, intellectuals and teachers, who died

  • Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle

    Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle0

    After years of considering Saudi Arabia as a major ally and economic benefactor, Pakistan may be on the verge of losing its erstwhile patron to archrival India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh last week for an official visit full of diplomatic significance. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz conferred the Kingdom’s highest civilian award,

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