Human Rights in South Asia

Assam’s National Register of Citizens: A Fact Based Analysis

  0 comments   |     by Dr Walter Fernandes on 17, August 2018

The draft has some flaws, but talk of bloodbath, deportation does not measure up to the facts of the exercise.

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Indian forces ambush Naxal Hidout, at least 15 killed

  0 comments   |     by SAM on 16, August 2018

Until now, 15 bodies have been recovered and a large number of firearms have also been seized from the site of the encounter. An area committee member who had a bounty on his head has also been arrested, along with an armed female rebel. Indian forces have gunned down more than a dozen communist militants in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. More than 200 Maoist r

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor - Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders

  0 comments   |     by Imran Chowdhury on 11, August 2018

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is formed, this will be the second split of Bengal since 1905. Its political signific

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Before breaking into a song The writer is Dawn’s correspondent in Delhi.

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi on 04, August 2018

The writer is Dawn’s correspondent in Delhi. YET again they were singing and reciting Faiz. Elsewhere they perhaps do the same with Sri Sri, Kazi Nazrul, Pash, Robin Ngangom or other revolutionary versifiers in different Indian languages. An announcement at the Delhi meeting said there could be no genuine protest without Fa

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Could Student Protests Break the Back of Bangladesh’s Ruling Party?

  0 comments   |     by admin on 02, August 2018

Student-driven protests erupted in Bangladesh on Sunday after thousands of young people staged sit-ins and other demonstrations in protest of the government’s “affirmative action” policy to allocate 56% of civil servi

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Ex IG Darapuri Flays Yogi Govt on Fake Encounter Raj in Uttar Pradesh

  0 comments   |     by admin on 26, July 2018

S R Darapuri,former Inspector General of Policce (IG) of Uttar Pradesh . — File photo INTERVIEW The BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, India’s large

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Saving Hinduism from Hindutva A Pakistani friend of mine, who has always had a soft

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed on 24, July 2018

Hindutva fascism has emerged as a clear and present danger to Hinduism and Indian democracy. It is time

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The prosecutor THE prosecutor has been under a cloud for a long time

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Noorani on 21, July 2018

The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai. THE prosecutor has been under a cloud for a long time; of late that cloud over his office has darkened. On April 20, Maya Kodnani, a minister in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat government, was acquitted in the Naroda Patiya case in the 2002 pogrom of Muslims. Kodnani b

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Killers and Rapists of Muslim Children It is never acceptable to kill innocent

  0 comments   |     by admin on 20, July 2018

It is never acceptable to kill innocent civilians regardless of the circumstances. It is even worse if the victims are children. Yet this is precisely what is happening to civilians in many parts of the Muslim world where the US and its allies are involved. Let us begin with Afghanistan where on April 2 Afghan helicopters unleashed deadly missiles on hundreds of you

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India not yet ready to confront truth on Kashmir - UN human rights report on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi on 18, July 2018

INDIA’s summary rejection of the UN human rights report on Kashmir has predictably found allies in the opposition parties, chiefly the Congress. This is partly because the Congress party is crammed with nationalists who are difficult to differentiate from the ruling Bharatiya Jana

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Pipeline from Iran

by admin on 15th , December 2018

Fighting Phantoms in India

by Aijaz Zaka Syed on 14th , December 2018

Can we solve Siachen without solving the J&K dispute?

by Shivam Vij on 13th , December 2018

Should India worry about the Dragon in Nepal?

by Vijaya Rajiva on 12th , December 2018

Obama should take the road not taken in AF

by M K Bhadrakumar on 11th , December 2018

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