Fear and unease spread through Tibet over concern the campaign will lead to a crackdown on dissidents This picture taken on March 1 shows Tibetan Buddhist monks awaiting a prayer for Monlam, the Tibetan New Year, at the Rongwo Monastery, in Tongren County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP)
The most potent problems confronting South Asia are terrorism and poverty, which can only be resolved through collective cooperation or through an effective regional organization, writes Majidullah Rasooli for South Asia Monitor. May 18, 2018 By Majidullah Rasooli India has played a significant role in the reconstruction and development of the post-Taliban era in Afghanistan
Lines drawn as activists vow to abolish emergency powers but opponents fear it will embolden separatists The late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera holds a microphone at a demonstration in Colombo, Sri Lanka in this 2015 file photo. The mass demonstrations persuaded parliament to pass the 19th Amendment to the constitution, which would curtail the president’s executive powers. (Photo by Quintus Colombage/ucanews.com).
Natasha Ezrow, University of Essex 14/5/2018 All around the world, democracy is looking shaky. While consolidated democracies are struggling to stay healthy, many flawed ones have turned into outright authoritarian regimes – most notably Russia under Vladimir Putin and Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. But the news isn’t all bad: on several continents
The BJP has re-opened its southern gateway by mobilising a latent Hindu vote coupled with PM Modi’s personal campaign that still attracts people, a framework that the party will follow in the Lok Sabha polls. Reverse polarisation worked to BJP’s advantage in 23 high Muslim seats in the southern state. Credit: Reuters Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay 16/May/2018
Religious minorities accuse government of deliberate attempt to win votes ahead of national elections A centuries-old mosque is seen here in village in Bangladesh’s northern Thakurgaon district in this May 15, 2014 file photo. Bangladesh’s government is moving ahead with a project to build 560 ‘model mosques’ across the country partly funded by Saudi Arabia,
by Prof M A Sofi 7 July 2020 The theme that I broach in this write-up revolves around my strong and long-held belief and shared across the board in Kashmir that ‘without recourse to the long regime of games played by various governments at the Centre through these past seventy years, Kashmir would have been
by Ugyen Gyalpo 6 July 2020 This 6th of July will mark the 85th birth anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. At a young age back in 1959, when the Chinese armies crushed the Tibetan uprising, the young Dalai Lama along with fleeing his homeland also had to shoulder the mantle