ISSUES AND DEBATES

Human Rights in South Asia

Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reached a tipping point seems clear. The Taliban now controls more territor

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Dalit Rights

Miseries of Dalits and Minorities in India

“The Indian government failed to stop or credibly investigate vigilante attacks against minority religious communities during 2017," said the Human Rights Watch Report 2018 Protesting against the imprisonment of more than 70,000 lower caste Hindu Dalits in the state of Maharashtra, India, UK-based Dalit human rights groups amassed in London on Monday to urge the international community to take notice of the violent repressio

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TERRORISM

The US is Executing a Global War Plan

Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost. People lose their capacity for "kindness, generosity, consideration, affection, honesty, hospitality, compassion, charity" (Turnbull, The Mountain People). Families disband and compete as individuals for scarce resources. The new motto becomes "May you die today so that I die tomorrow" (Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago). There may even be some cannibalism. Ultimately, it’s about

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Republic of Caste supremacists - Vidya Bhushan Rawat

‘Democracy day’ was being celebrated yesterday on social media where political leaders ‘greeted’ their ‘bhakts’ and hailing India as one of the ‘biggest’ democracies of the world. Things are moving so fast these days that it has become too difficult to focus. The power of information sharing has reduced the power of ‘thinking’. Visual world is so attractive that we are unable to think beyond our own ‘pub

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