Democracy is not possible without the rule of law. We must hope that Modi remembers this if he becomes prime minister again. Written by Tavleen Singh |Updated: March 24, 2019 Tavleen Singh, a leading Columnist associated with The Indian Express. Last week I went to Behror. Pehlu Khan was beaten to death here two years ago.
Like white nationalists, Hindu nationalists have been scapegoating Muslims as a way to rally support among their base The Islamophobia campaign under Narendra Modi has gone into overdrive Soumya Shankar SCMP 23 Mar, 2019 Floral tributes to those who were gunned down at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo: AFP When a gunman stormed
The US-led war on terror created an industry out of Islamophobia In doing so – as the slaying of 50 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand shows – it sowed the seeds for a terror of its own: white supremacy Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib SCMP 23 Mar, 2019 Muslims pray. Photo: AFPIt was a wake-up call to
The United States and the Soviet Union, convinced that their ideologies were incompatible, engaged in a Cold War during the latter part of the 20th century. Some suggest similar hostility emerges between the United States and a fast-rising China. “Chinese leaders repeatedly stress that China remains a powerful supporter of the current order, taking action
News | March 19, 2019 Farwa Aamer, Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Program EastWest Institute’s South Asia Initiative hosts roundtable discussion to contextualize regional dynamics and emerging security concerns. Despite South Asia’s indisputable dynamism, the member states—particularly India and Pakistan—have found it difficult to engage on core issues and often show deliberate resistance in establishing sustainable political
By Min Aung Khine 19 March 2019 SITTWE, Rakhine State — The Sittwe District Court in Rakhine State on Tuesday sentenced prominent ethnic Arakanese politician U Aye Maung and author Ko Wai Hin Aung to 20 years in prison for encouraging people to support a rebel group. The two were given 20 years in prison
by Ahyousha Khan In April 2017, India announced its Joint Military Force Doctrine to counter “full spectrum of Military Conflicts.” One of the significant developments in this doctrine is Indian infatuation of “surgical strikes” with the usage of this term first time in September 2016. It was claimed that surgical strike strategy was opted to
By Habib Siddiqui In 1978 Professor Edward Said’s book – Orientalism – was published. It was a groundbreaking critique of the West’s historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East by the (late) Columbia University professor. Nearly four decades after its first publication, the book remains a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study,
Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal The pure evil of state-terrorism The double standard has become the most established norm in world politics; one rule for the Muslims and another rule for the non-Muslims is now visible everywhere. If a terrorist attack takes place in a western city by a Muslim, the western governments, the European Union,
By James M. Dorsey Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, the sovereign of the Malaysian state of Johor, does not mince his words. His repeated verbal assaults on Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism that traces its roots to Saudi-inspired puritan interpretations of the faith constitute an anti-dote to supremacist attitudes in parts of the Islamic world that rival
Introduction Months before India threatened Pakistan to repeal Indus Water Treaty, nations heads of both India and Afghanistan inaugurated the Salma Dam built in cooperation with India, in the Herat province of Afghanistan. In the subsequent days of the “inauguration” diplomats, strategic and foreign relations experts “hailed” the joint initiative as a symbol of “extensive
F R Chowdhury I understand that recently the Government in Bangladesh has decided that the minister in charge of a ministry shall act as the chief executive officer of the relevant ministry. This is wrong. The minister is a member of the cabinet, and so far it relates to that ministry, s/he is the government.
by Bhabani Shankar Nayak 20 November 2021 The Hindi film industry in Bombay has contributed immensely to the growth of peace, solidarity and secular nationalism, and progressive popular culture in India. The actors, directors, singers, artists, producers, and writers of Bollywood have challenged the power and stood behind people and their citizenship rights by upholding
by M Adil Khan — 15/11/2021 Image of the recent destruction of Hindu Temple in Comilla, Bangladesh. Source: The Free Press Journal Image of destruction of Muslim properties during the 2020 anti-Muslim riot in Delhi, India. Source: Al Jazeera In India, the sectarian violence against the Muslims, a minority (213 million or 15.5% of the population), are