• New Evidence for China’s Political Re-Education Campaign in Xinjiang0

    By: Adrian Zenz May 15, 2018  This article is condensed from a longer paper, available for download here. Since summer of 2017, troubling reports in Western media outlets about large-scale detentions of ethnic Muslim minorities (including Uyghurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have multiplied (RFA, May 4). These reports include substantial anecdotal

  • India’s new Shia party seen as Hindu divisive effort0

    Firebrand politician Rizvi accused of being a divisive figure splitting the Muslim vote Indian Muslims waving Indian flags participate in a flag-hoisting event as they celebrate India’s 69th Republic Day in Ahmedabad on Jan. 26. (Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, New Delhi  India May 25, 2018 The leader of a new political party

  • Fears of religious rioting haunt poll-bound India0

    Politicians accused of stirring communal strife for their own ends after two die in Hindu-Muslim riot in Aurangabad Supporters cheer as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech in October 2015 during an election rally in Aurangabad, where two people died in a recent Hindu-Muslim riot. (Photo by Money Sharma/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, New

  • Rohingya Militants Killed Nearly 100 Hindus In Myanmar’s Rakhine State: Report0

     May 24, 2018 BenarNews     Rohingya Muslim militants unlawfully killed nearly 100 Hindus in Myanmar’s Rakhine state during deadly attacks on police outposts last year that resulted in a violent crackdown and an exodus of refugees into Bangladesh, Amnesty International says in a new report. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) carried out brutal attacks on

  • Kashmir: Islamic Groups Reject India’s Ceasefire0

     May 24, 2018 UCAN   By UCAN By Umar Manzoor Shah Islamic militants and separatist groups working to free the Kashmir region from India have turned down a federal offer of a ceasefire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The United Jihad Council (UJC), an amalgam of militant groups leading an armed struggle against India’s military, on

  • Is Pakistan Army Chief’s Offer For Talks Serious?0

       May 24, 2018 Observer Research Foundation     By Harsh Kakkar Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, had recently stated, during the passing out parade at the Pakistan Military Academy, that “it is our sincere belief that the route to peaceful resolution of Indo-Pak disputes, including the core issues of Kashmir, can be found through


  • Ensuring safe return of the Rohingyas0

    Hussain Imam  February 06, 2018  The ongoing Rohingya crisis is probably one of the worst human tragedies of the 21st century the world community, particularly Bangladesh, has seen. In the last five months, more than 650,000 Rohingyas were forced by the Myanmar government to flee home and to take shelter in Bangladesh. The Rohingya people have

  • Gwadar Vs. Chabahar0

    By Imran Shahani 9/2/2018 The geo-strategic situation of South Asia region is changing rapidly, which can be attributed to the fact that the world powers are now redefining their roles in the region. Old loyalties are changing, and new alliances are being formed. In the post-cold war era, the proximity of our region to the

  • Pakistan’s Voiceless Pashtuns Find Voice 0

      February 10, 2018 Nauman Sadiq   Is it not ironic that two very similar insurgencies have simultaneously been going on in Pakistan for the last several years: the Baloch insurgency in the Balochistan province and the insurgency of the Pashtun tribesmen in the tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering the US-occupied Afghanistan. While

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