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,
Crisis Group Report 296 / Asia 16 May 2018 The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from brutal military operations in Myanmar are stuck in Bangladesh, with returns to Myanmar unlikely soon and Bangladeshi goodwill being tested. In Myanmar, international partners must be allowed access to northern
As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak. By Sophie Cousins* May 15, 2018 Rohingya refugees in Balukhali camp on January 13, 2018 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) KUTUPALONG-BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh — Lukia fled Myanmar with
Amid global uncertainty, China’s Xi adopts a conciliatory approach with India’s Modi – a timeout for the two rivals Shyam Saran Tuesday, May 15, 2018 From Doklam to Wuhan: Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet for informal summit at Wuhan eight months after the border standoff at Doklam in 2017 NEW
Clashes have marred daily life in the Indian Muslim-majority region Indian security personnel react during a gunbattle between security forces and suspected rebels in Srinagar on May 5. (Photo by Habib Naqash/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Sirnagar India May 14, 2018 Jammu and Kashmir state has asked the Indian federal government to seek a ceasefire between
N. S. Venkataraman 14/4/2018 It is now very well known that the entire private TV media in India are owned by business houses or political parties, which largely function with the twin objectives of earning revenue and profit at any cost and carrying out motivated propaganda with partisan outlook, to serve the interest of
BY HARI PRASAD SHRESTHA 14/4/2018 During the recent India visit of Nepal Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli, it has been observed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted, to some level that he was misguided by the so-called Nepal experts – during the promulgation of Constitution of Nepal in 2015 and Nepal India
N Sathiya Moorthy 13 April 2018 Thursday’s protests across Tamil Nadu was less pro-Cauvery and more anti-Modi in character and content — including in it various development projects in the state that are perceived as ‘environmentally unfriendly’ and hence ‘anti-Tamil’, says N Sathiya Moorthy. If the ruling BJP leadership at the Centre had thought that through the
By James M. Dorsey 13/4/2018 There’s a cutting-off-the-nose-to-spite-the face aspect to a Saudi plan to turn Qatar into an island by digging a 60-kilometre ocean channel through the two countries’ land border that would accommodate a nuclear waste heap as well as a military base. If implemented, the channel would signal the kingdom’s belief that
April 12, 2018 New Delhi: Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, told an Indian audience that an aggressive Indian posture and human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir feed the extremist narrative in Pakistan and Indians neither encourage centrifugal forces or nor express the desire for the collapse of the Pakistani state.
The Indian Ocean is among the world’s largest oceans. It comprises nearly one‐fifth of the entire oceans of the world. In the west of Indian Ocean there lies Africa and Arabian Peninsula while the central Indian Ocean touches its boundaries with India’s coastal waters while on its west there stands huge range of Himalayan Mountains.
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