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  • Militarising Hindus Is a Long-Standing Unaccomplished Project of Hindu Nationalists0

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    • February 15, 2018

    By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay on 14/02/2018 Savarkar, the ideological guru of the Sangh Parivar, firmly believed that able-bodied and armed Hindus were the only answer to the “growing danger from the designs of the awakened Muslim mind”. Savarkar’s childhood ambition to militarise Hindus to confront Muslims became part of his life’s mission. Credit: Wikipedia When he

  • Kyaukphyu authorises ESIA but Rakhine committee demands strategic review0

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    • February 15, 2018

    Thompson Chau 15 Feb 2018 The Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State (Rakhine committee) issues a report on the progress. Photo: EPA A Strategic Environmental Assessment prior to ESIA is “a tangible step the NLD can take to avoid another Myitsone scenario”, the ICJ said. THE committee charged with implementing the recommendations

  • Religious nationalism in India self-annihilation: bishops0

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    • February 15, 2018

    Indian bishops say authentic nationalism respects the human dignity of all citizens, not the exclusion of some Indian bishops attending a session of their Feb. 2-9 biennial plenary in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. Their final statement warned that promoting nationalism based on religion would lead India on a path of self-destruction. (Photo by

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off0

      By James M. Dorsey Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to resign, may be paying off despite widespread perceptions that the manoeuvre backfired. Broad international support for Mr. Hariri following his announcement from Riyadh in a speech

  • Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations0

    James M. Dorsey 28 Nov, 2017 The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state. There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar. That is

  • The Slaver’s Bay: South Asia’s Educational Woes0

    by Ahmed Amin Malik November 28, 2017 Perhaps nothing defines the spirit of humanity more than its right to liberty; freedom in all its dimensions: in thought, action, speech, and imagination. This freedom is not only sacred but is also quintessential to our spirit to survive, adapt and prosper. Unfortunately, this very essence has been

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