• Hindus object to Eid animal slaughter in India0

      Government urged to take action against Muslims killing animals to celebrate festival Pakistani men handle a camel at an animal market in Karachi on Aug. 15. Muslims around the world will mark Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels but Hindus in India are opposed to such slaughter. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah,

  • Hindu musicians hit wrong note at Indian Christian concerts0

      Singer pulls out of show after being called a ‘traitor’ and ‘Vatican stooge’ on social media T.M. Krishna performs at the iconic Afghan Church in Mumbai on Dec. 17, 2017. He believes in using music for interreligious harmony by singing songs of Christian and Islamic themes using the Carnatic school of music, considered a bastion of upper-caste

  • Illegal immigration issue will remain a political football in India till 20190

    It was in 1997 that the then Assam Governor, Lt. Gen. (retd) S.K. Sinha, wrote to the President of India that there were over 4 million Bangladeshis living in Assam illegally and action should be taken to send them back, writes Rashmi Saksena for South Asia Monitor By Rashmi Saksena Aug 17, 2018 Assam, in


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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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