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  • UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal0

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    • January 17, 2018

    First group of refugees to be sent back to Myanmar next week but critics say details are unclear Michael Safi Wed 17 Jan 2018  Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years. Bangladesh state

  • Worry Mounts For Assam’s Bengali-Speaking Muslims Ahead Of Second NRC List0

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    • January 16, 2018

    For the Bengali-speaking Muslims of Assam or the Muslim minority of East Bengal origin, this could be their last chance to prove their citizenship and live a life with dignity. Karishma Hasnat | January 14, 2018 Villagers walk past Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel patrolling a road ahead of the publication of the first draft

  • Minister for ‘ruthlessly candid dialogue’ with US0

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    • January 16, 2018

    Amir Wasim  January 16, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Regretting how the United States downplays India’s aggressive posturing along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan on Monday called for “ruthlessly candid dialogue” with Washington to remove all types of misconceptions and misunderstandings. “It’s time for a courteous yet ruthlessly candid dialogue between

Commentary

  • Wake up Bangladesh; it’s time for a foreign policy!1

    by Taj Hashmi To some, the title of my column today might be utterly ridiculous, as it suggests it’s time for Bangladesh to have a foreign policy. They might raise eyebrows at my suggestion that, Bangladesh is going without any foreign policy, since 2009. To them, Bangladesh has a sound foreign policy under a seasoned

  • Gandhi’s Last Message: ‘Raze the Sacred Sites of Others and You Too Will Be Obliterated’0

    By Sudhir Chandra on 27/03/2017 Gandhi speaks to our times with renewed urgency in a just-published translation of an acclaimed work A refugee train, Punjab, 1947. Credit: Wikimedia For a man who made such a powerful intervention in the history of the 20th century, many of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas were misunderstood during his lifetime. Historian

  • What’s Next to Stop Myanmar’s Genocide?0

    By Habib Siddiqui “We cannot be afraid to call the actions of the Burmese authorities what they appear to be – a brutal, sustained campaign to cleanse the country of an ethnic minority,” Haley told the U.N. Security Council, the first time Washington has echoed the U.N.’s accusation that the displacement of hundreds of thousands

  • Standing for media’s rights in India0

    Image source: Quatrz India By Nava Thakuria India, largest democracy of the globe, remains a bad place for working journalists irrespective of the regimes in power in New Delhi or any province capital. The populous country witnesses the murder of around five media persons on average in a year and that has not been changed

  • Rohingya Cultural Anthropology0

    By Dr. Shwe Lu Maung (The author’s note: The account given here is a very short summary of the facts drawn from my published books. Deeper and broader presentations and discussions can be found in my books). Myanmar, with her rich cultural and natural resources, has every potential to be a world leader that everybody

  • India-Pakistan and Nuclear Deterrence equation in Region0

    by Asma Khalid Introduction of Nuclear weapon has transformed the global politics as well as the military power in an expensive way. The primary purpose of acquiring a nuclear weapon is to prevent wars among nuclear-capable adversaries through maintaining deterrence stability. The concept which has dominated the global politics is that war is not a

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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