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Insurgencies in Manipur: politics & ideology

  0 comments   |     by M. S. Prabhakara on 17, March 2018

Among all the North Eastern states of India, Manipur is the worst affected in terms of militancy and insurgency. Today, there are at least 12 insurgent outfits active in the state and even today the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, imposed by the Government of India remains in force in the state. The reign of terror has continued in other forms like attackin

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Raigarh authorities should protect Adivasis’ right to peaceful protest

  0 comments   |     by By Amnesty International India on 13, March 2018

Local authorities in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, should respect and protect the right of Adivasi villagers opposing the activities of private companies to conduct peaceful protests on 15 and 16 January. Residents of six villages in Gharghoda block, Raigarh are planning a protest against the unlawful construction of an ash pond by TRN Energy Limited in Nawapara Tenda village and the establishment of

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Netanyahu in India: Shared Ideologies, Shared Enemies

  0 comments   |     by Peter Speetjens on 10, March 2018

When Narendra Modi became the first Indian prime minister ever to set foot in Israel in July 2017, he made a quick stop at the grave of Theodor Herzl, the founder of the World Zionist Organization and spiritual father of modern Israel. The 67-year-old placed a small rock on the black marble tomb at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl. On 14 January, Benjamin Netanyahu will become the second I

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The Horrible Truth About Winston Churchill

  0 comments   |     by Peter Frost on 06, March 2018

A recent film and media reviews are busy singing the praises of Winston Churchill. Peter Frost begs to differ George W. Bush insta

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How does one please Golwalkar? The writer is Dawn’s correspondent in Delhi.

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi on 01, March 2018

The writer is Dawn’s correspondent in Delhi. IF Hindu rashtra becomes inevitable, how should India’s Muslims and Christians go about taking evasive action, and will they be the only ones that need to? We are not talking about the reasons why such an eventuality could descend on us sooner or later. It’s not about Sitaram Yechury losing the cruci

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Modi Govt Has Proved ‘Unwilling’ to Protect Rights of Minority Groups: Human Rights Watch Report

  0 comments   |     by By Mehr Gill on 26, February 2018

No prosecution or ‘serious effort’ seen to prevent attacks by vigilante groups claiming to be BJP supporters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has publicly criticised cow vigilantism, but his calls have

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Trying times - PAKISTAN is living through trying times

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 20, February 2018

PAKISTAN is living through trying times. It confronts simultaneous threats from India and the US. The Trump administration has decided to coerce Pakistan’s compliance with its demands to ‘eliminate’ the alleged Afghan Taliban safe havens in Pakistan. Puffed up by the US endorsement of its regional ambitions, revelling in the Pakistan-US tensions, and unable to suppress the lat

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T-MASS: A New Experiment In Ambedkarite-Marxist Alliance

  0 comments   |     by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd on 13, February 2018

The newly formed organization popularly called T-MASS is a registered organization under the Telangana Government’s Registration Act with a name “Telangana Mass and Social Organizations”. Under its broad umbrella many Ambedkarist, Phuleite, communist, humanist, women organizations are working with a broad phil

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Vigilante violence aimed at religious minorities, marginalized communities & critics-India

  0 comments   |     by admin on 11, February 2018

Vigilante violence aimed at religious minorities, marginalized communities, and critics of the government—often carried out by groups claiming to support the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)—became an increasing threat in India in 2017. The government failed to promptly or credibly investigate the attacks, while many senior BJP leaders publicly promoted Hindu supremacy and ultra-

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Of victims and victimhood - We say terrorism has no religion

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi on 08, February 2018

THE cruel murder of an 84-year-old Catholic priest in France by two Muslim youths, who slit the fragile man’s throat during a morning mass he was conducting in his serene church, left me numb for days. The terrifying effect of knives, daggers and trishuls somehow feels more horrific than suicide belts and car bombs that snuff out life with ease these days. Only recently, a masked British

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