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  • Muslim Matters…0

    Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 2 April 2017 Hakeem is more to the point that any merger of the North and the East would require the nation to address the expectations of other ‘ethnic minorities’ too The current leadership of the Upcountry Tamils are as vocal as any other, and as ‘demonstrative’ as any other,

  • Fishing issue should not be allowed to impact on India-Sri Lanka ties0

    N Sathiya Moorthy, South Asia Monitor, 2 April 2017  The Indian government has promised a Rs 1,500-crore funding for Tamil Nadu, spread over three years, to create infrastructure for deep-sea fishing. This decision was conveyed to a state government delegation when they called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi recently, Finance Minister D Jayakumar

  • Kashmir’s regular shutdowns: What do Kashmiris gain?0

    (A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-290) -Dr. Abdul Ruff Why don’t India help Kashmiris lead a normal life at par with Hindus in India? Perpetual murders and fake encounters from Indian forces occupying Jammu Kashmir and curfews called for by the freedom groups have been a regular feature of Kashmir valley, weakening the nation’s infrastructural strength

  • Fears in India over spread of ‘Taliban-like’ moral policing amid crackdown on meat and romance0

      Lucknow Police run an anti-Romeo operation at Saharaganj mall, on March 22, 2017 Credit: Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times Nicola Smith 2 April 2017 • 9:41am Controversial “anti-Romeo” squads to police and control young couples in public are spreading across India after they were introduced by the firebrand Hindu leader of the country’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh. The squads

  • Genocides of Tamils and Indo-Sri Lanka relations!0

      –Dr. Abdul Ruff ______ Sri Lankan regime, committed only to protect and promote majority Singhalese, continues to attack the helpless Tamil fishermen on sea but Lankan-Tamil relations have been very old. The relationship between India and Sri Lanka is more than 2,500 years old with both countries having a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious

  • This Bangladeshi woman can tell you how real climate change is0

    Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, United Nations University On March 28 2017 United States president Donald Trump signed an executive order nullifying many of the country’s commitments to global-warming mitigation. The decision will have far-reaching consequences. As the world’s second-biggest polluter, the US has just made the ambitious goals set by 192 states in the 2015 Paris climate

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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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