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India Needs to Calm Down by matthew Jamison is a Senior Parliamentary Researcher

  0 comments   |     by Matthew Jamison on 12, January 2018

India under the Government of the extreme Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi has been getting itself quite worked up over the past year. It was deeply disappointing and disturbing the outrageous, illegal, overly aggressive and appalling behaviour of the Indian Government and Indian army against the People's Republic of China during the summer of 2017 regarding what is rightfully Chin

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PM Manmohan Singh was a disappointment that signals more turbulence ahead in relations

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 09, January 2018

The summit last week between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a disappointment that signals more turbulence ahead in relations between the two Asian giants. True, the meeting resulted in the usual platitudes about friendship and cooperation. But it was obvious that the two neighbours were unable to make progress on resolving any of their current disputes.

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India has recently seen a succession of visits by the top leaders of the permanent SC members

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 08, January 2018

India has recently seen a succession of visits by the top leaders of the permanent Security Council members. The British prime minister was in India in late July, and the American president came calling in early November. Visits by the French president and the Chinese premier followed earlier this month. In contrast to the high-profile U.S. visit, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev flew into Ind

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Rage over mythical beauty Padmavati shows ugly side to a new India

  0 comments   |     by Vir Sanghvi on 03, January 2018

Several groups condemn the mythical tale as a distortion of history with some going so far as issuing death threats against the director – despite never having seen the movie Something strange and bewildering is happening in India and nobody is sure where it will lead. Over the past two weeks, the media landscape has been dominated by the campaign against Padmavati

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Hindu extremists threaten to torch British cinemas showing Bollywood film

  0 comments   |     by South China Morning Post on 01, January 2018

British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protests in India over the belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen. After false but persistent rumours that the film depicted Padmini in intimate love scenes with the Muslim king, there were protests, attacks on the set and dire

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Hindu extremists threaten to torch British cinemas showing Bollywood film

  2 comments   |     by South China Morning Post on 27, December 2017

British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protests in India over the belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen. After false but persistent rumours that the film depicted Padmini in intimate love scenes with the Muslim king, there were protests, attacks on the set and director, and threa

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“Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir

  2 comments   |     by IPRI Publication on 21, December 2017

A one-day workshop titled “Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK): Kashmiri Aspirations and Responsibility of International Community” was organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on August 8, 2017 at IPRI conference hall, Islamabad. The workshop consisted of one working session, in addition to an inaugural session. The three sub-themes

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Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Agenda by Shakthi De Silva

  4 comments   |     by Shakthi De Silva on 18, December 2017

Sri Lanka looking committed in building institutions and mechanisms, brick by brick and in middle of balancing relations with East vis-a-vis West but internal human rights situation still a challenge. Sri Lanka continues to maintain a delicate balance in its ties

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Peace in Kashmir - Kashmiris won’t accept a bilateral deal with India

  0 comments   |     by AG Noorani on 12, December 2017

DINESHWAR Sharma, New Delhi’s ‘interlocutor’ for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), left after a five-day visit, announcing that “there is no plan, there can’t be a plan” and “it is going to be a long, drawn-out exercise”. He has only an illusion of dialogue to offer. Everyone of consequence in J&K shunned him. A union home ministry official said that the J

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Trumps Diplomatic Vandalism-By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

  3 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 07, December 2017

By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the facade of US neutrality on the Palestine –Israel issue has been lost. Trumps shifting US embassy to Jerusalem is a body blow to Palestinian cause. In so doing United States has taken sides and granted sovereignty of entire Jerusalem to Israel.  The consequences of this move are impossible to predict other than the fact that this

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