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The Strange Case of Kulbhushan Jadhav - The Military Trial

  0 comments   |     by K.C. Singh on 26, April 2017

“The current cycle of bilateral engagement and acrimony runs from the dramatic visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lahore on Christmas in 2015.” The two leaders on that visit. PTI   Perhaps the backdrop explains the dynamics at play more than just details of his incarceration The military trial and summary sentencing to death of Kulbhushan Jadha

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India’s Human Rights Abuses

  1 comments   |     by The Nation on 19, April 2017

India’s Human Rights Abuses The Nation Editorial India’s Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi yesterday joined voices with a section of celebrities, journalists and social media users to justify the use of a human shield by the army in Jammu and Kashmir, a practice internationally looked upon as a war crime and an unaccept

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Religion, Terrorism and Caste Oppression in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by LISA SEMINAR on 17, April 2017

London Institute of South Asia (LISA) held a seminar on ¯Religion, terrorism and caste oppression in South Asia‖ on 25 August 2016 at the Advanced Legal School, University of London. Spread across South Asia is a group of forgotten people numbering in the hundreds of millions. Despised by their countrymen and viewed as subhuman, even the shadows they cast are believed to be

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India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death

  0 comments   |     by India today on 14, April 2017

India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit defended the death sentence given to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Field General Court Martial, saying he received a fair trial, the details of which could not be made public, but the Indian government was aware of "what [Pakistan] is talking about". In a

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It is Time for the United Nations to Act on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 14, April 2017

In the territory of Kashmir, disputed between India and Pakistan, members of a militant organisation called Hizb-ul Mujahideen wage a campaign of violence against what they regard as Indian occupation of their region which is known by India as the State of Jammu and Kashmir and internationally as Indian-administered Kashmir. In early July a popular 22-year old member of the organisation,

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Sikkim as Independent Nation - Andrew Duff Book

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Duff on 13, April 2017

In any case the book by Andrew Duff is really great and interesting reading with lot of information which anyone interested in Himalayan history would definitely appreciate.   Although the story of Sikkim as independent nation is long time closed, the topic still attracts the numbers of writers and readers alike. Also the recent accession of Crimea to Russia was ap

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Chilcot: The Tip of Absolutism - 20 Years Ago

  0 comments   |     by Samson Simon Sharaf on 12, April 2017

Chilcot report is an eye wash has done very little more than to confirm the obvious. The report has no remit, and the findings were always going to be of very little importance. Experts are of the view that the anger that is felt in the UK and across the world about the invasion of Iraq is not going to be changed by what has been written in the report. As much as it is good for academ

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Bangladesh on Trial - East Pakistan in 1971 for Political Gains

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bilal Soofi on 11, April 2017

THE atrocities perpetrated by all the sides in East Pakistan in 1971 were reprehensible. For its excesses, Pakistan expressed regret to the people of Bangladesh in 2002, with a desire to bury the ghosts of the past and forge robust ties for the future. But, since assuming power in Bangladesh in 2008, the Awami League government of Prime Minister Hasina Wajid has adopted a regressi

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Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War

  4 comments   |     by Sarmila Bose on 10, April 2017

A long-overdue study of Bangladesh's war of independence. The wider revision of the conflict's history she implies exonerates the Pakistani government of any plot to rule the east by force, suggests that the Bengali Leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman let the genie of nationalism out of the bottle but could not control it, and insists that the confl

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Gulbarg Society Carnage: Who Cast the First Stone?

  0 comments   |     by Ram Puniyani on 07, April 2017

Communal violence is the big bane of Indian society. While on one hand the innocents are killed the guilty mostly get away without any punishment. The rate of prosecution of riot cases is very low. Even where punishments are meted out the big fish are let off while the foot soldiers get punished. Apart from these observations what is popularized and what has become part of the social comm

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