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Fighting Phantoms in India

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed on 14, December 2018

When I first heard of Salman Rushdie I was at university. The Satanic Verses had set off a perfect storm in India and around the world. The book was banned in India following fiery protests by Muslims. Many died in Mumbai when police opened fire on angry protesters. Then came Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa sanctioning the novelist’s death, sparking a global

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

  0 comments   |     by Shivam Vij on 13, December 2018

Myra MacDonald is a London-based journalist with Reuters and a long-time observer of South Asia. She tracks the turning points in Pakistan politics at the Pakistan: Now or Never. MacDonald is best known for her book on the Siachen conflict, Heights of Madness: One Woman’s Journey in Pursuit of a Secret War. Published in 2007, the research for the book took her

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Should India worry about the Dragon in Nepal?

  0 comments   |     by Vijaya Rajiva on 12, December 2018

The author is trying to promote his own misguided agenda. He fails to tell us why Delhi provided shelter and conducted secret meetings with the Maoist leaders Prachanda and Baburam during the Maoist insurgency. Why did India sell rifles and machine guns to the Maoists? Without Indian support, these Maoists would never have succeeded against the Nepal army. Then afte

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Obama should take the road not taken in AF

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar on 11, December 2018

The Union of Ten Nations of ECO is the future of the 'Heartland' that would determine who has commanding influence over the world .Now that the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan is drawing near with no deal made with the Taliban, there is nervousness in Delhi and Washington DC This article by a former Indian diplomat outlines the options for va

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Gang Rapes in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by admin on 04, December 2018

The case of gang rape in Delhi has remained a focus of almost all the print and electronic media in the country, followed by the violent and angry protests at India Gate, in the heart of New Delhi. Not only the residents of Delhi, but also the whole country has condemned this heinous crime. Living their own life of peace, far from turbulent Kashmir, the young generati

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Silence on Rapes in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Abdul Majid Zargar on 03, December 2018

In the backdrop of recent incident of gang-rape of a girl in Delhi, Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, Chairman National Minorities commission & former Chief information commissioner of India has admitted that there have been numerous & widespread allegations of rape against Indian Army in Kashmir which have largely remained un-investigated with the result that culprits have g

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India’s Pakistan Strategy

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 29, November 2018

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s  speech has documented where he boastfully narrates how Indian agencies eroded the Kashmiri freedom struggle through corruption and intimidation; forecasting the separation of Balochistan; and expressing glee at the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s beheading of Pakistani soldiers in Fata. INDIA’S

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Forever caste in Stone

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu on 28, November 2018

On India’s Republic Day last month, the customary wall-to-wall coverage of the celebrations was practically wiped off TV screens by a protest taking place in a small town in Maharashtra state. A band of women was making a spirited attempt to get into the sanctum sanctorum of a popular temple that deifies the planet Saturn as the god Shani, whom the Hindus prop

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Stop Surveillance and Harassment of Kashmiri

  0 comments   |     by PUDR on 27, November 2018

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its outrage at the harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students in Mewar University, Rajasthan, and other educational institutions, amidst an intensifying surveillance of Kashmiris across the country. On 14th March, 2016, a rumour was spread on WhatsApp that “Kashmiri students are cooking beef”, in their hos

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India’s juvenile volte face

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran on 24, November 2018

It was the “political survival instinct” of the rapidly weakening BJP which made the Indian government suddenly call off the foreign ministers-level talks with Pakistan which were to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York next week. India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart S M Q

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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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