• Beyond Babri Mosque: Truce Can Only Come Through a Localised Genuine Dialogue0

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    • February 14, 2018

        By Arshad Alam, New Age Islam 14 February 2018 How should we understand the ongoing parleys between two of the most established religious and mediatised scholars of Muslims and Hindus over resolving the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute? Before going any further, let me frankly state that the resolution of any dispute between Muslims

  • Afghan Women Pessimistic on Peace Talks with Taliban0

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    • February 14, 2018

    February 14, 2018 By Mohammad Shoaib Haidary FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInEmailPrintShare For a war-torn country like Afghanistan, where a fresh wave of Taliban attacks in the last month alone left scores of civilians dead and the capital still grieving, renewing peace negotiations with anti-government groups seems like it would be welcome news. However, that depends on who you

  • For Kashmiris, Life in Times of Conflict is All About Death0

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    • February 14, 2018

    By Mudasir Ahmad on 13/02/2018 Tral, the native town of the slain militant commander Burhan Wani, lost a father-son duo in the latest militant attack on an Army base camp. A makeshift place prepared for wudu – an Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body of Mohammad Iqbal and his father before their burial.

  • Any US effort to bully Pakistan will be counterproductive: Ahsan Iqbal0

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    • February 14, 2018    February 14, 2018 Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that any unilateral action by the United States in Pakistan will not only bring the bilateral relations to an irreparable stage but also be counterproductive. During an interview to CNN on Tuesday, he said, “Any unilateral action in Pakistan will be a red line for Pakistan. Pakistanis are dignified people.

  • Former president rattles Sri Lanka’s political status quo0

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    • February 13, 2018

    Rajapaksa calls for ruling coalition to dissolve parliament after his party’s landslide victory in local elections Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses a press conference with his party leaders on Feb. 12 in Colombo. He called on the government to dissolve parliament immediately. (Photo by S. Kumar) Quintus Colombage, Colombo Sri Lanka February 13, 2018 Sri Lanka’s political landscape has been

  • Hindu hardliners attack Indian Christian schools1

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    • February 13, 2018

    Archbishop in Madhya Pradesh accuses militants of trying to impose their own distorted view of nationalism on others Police question young Hindus outside St. Mary’s College in Madhya Pradesh state on Jan. 4 after they tried to stage a nationalistic ritual inside the Catholic college. (Photo provided) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India February 13, 2018 Hindu hardliners have


  • Redefining the secular mode for India0

    By Romila Thapar   18/1/2018 17 January 2018 India needs to own its historical secularism, rather than reject it as an alien concept, to move the country towards more just governance. Flickr / M. Aditya Bharadwaj Let us begin with the assumption that we want a secular society in India. How then would one define it?


    F R Chowdhury   17.1.2018 Donald Trump had a simple and easy slogan for his election campaign – MAGA – make America great again. Many think that Trump was trying to refer to Barrack Obama presidency period as a dark chapter and promised to bring back the white supremacy again. Obama is not only black, but


      U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson and his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland made the announcement of Vancouver dialogue to take place on 16 January in order to deal with North Korean (DPRK) nuclear crisis. Countries like South Korea and Japan are also participating as they are directly under threat from DPRK. Astonishingly, India is pitching in the conference

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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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