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  • Modi Should Remember Rape is Also a Weapon of Ideology, Savarkar Its Proponent0

    In exploring the roots of ‘Islamic radicalism,’ centuries old texts are deconstructed, yet we ignore the works of Savarkar – who was only writing a few decades ago – and whose portrait adorns India’s parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi folding his hands in front of Savarkar’s portrait on his birth anniversary in 2015. Credit: Wikimedia

  • Indians embrace Buddhism to escape Hindu caste practices0

    Dalits, looked down on as ‘untouchables,’ gamble on trading their faith for dignity in wake of ‘cow vigilante’ mob attack A group of some 300 Dalits convert from Hinduism to Buddhism, which is caste-free, in the western Indian state of Gujarat on April 29. (ucanews.com photo) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India May 2, 2018 Hundreds of members of

  • Hazaras end hunger strike over Pakistan ‘genocide’0

    Army chief flies to Quetta to reassure protesters that violence against minorities will not be tolerated Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa meets a delegation of Hazara women in Quetta on May 1 and persuades them to end their hunger strike. (Photo by ISPR) ucanews.com reporter, Quetta Pakistan May 2, 2018 A minority Muslim group in southwest Pakistan called

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  • Bangladesh – Stifling opposition at all costs0

    by South Asia Journal    10/4/2018 Human rights groups in Bangladesh have been issuing reports after reports about the state-sponsored abductions and crossfire killings to muzzle dissent. Currently, university students nationwide have come out in droves to protest the government’s quota system into the civil servant jobs wherein 54% of these lucrative jobs are reserved

  • Karnataka Assembly Elections: its nationwide implications0

    Suhail Mohammed           10/4/2018 So, this summer as the sun blazes all over, there will be scorching political heat as well.The much-awaited poll bugle in Karnataka has been blown, and preparations for the showdown are on. We will be witnessing an intensely fought poll battle in the recent times. Political parties are

  • Maldives: Can Indian Dornier fall into ‘wrong hands’?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  10 April 2018   With a leading Indian newspaper reporting that India had long back offered a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to Maldives, but the host-nation had not responded in months/years, there should be greater concern about Male’s intent on the bilateral front, especially in terms of strategic and security cooperation in the

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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