Naxalites

Insurgencies in India

  0 comments   |     by Paul Staniland on 04, November 2015

India is often hailed as a triumph of democracy in a poor, multi ethnic society. This success must be qualified by the armed challenges to the Indian state that have regularly erupted and endured during its modern history. India’s future holds more internal conflict. The Naxalite challenge poses a serious threat to the state’s reach in large areas of the interio

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ALAN HART: INDIA AT WAR WITH ITSELF

  0 comments   |     by Alan Hart on 25, July 2015

A GLOBAL NUCLEAR TINDERBOX FUELED BY ISRAEL Alan Hart speaks at London Institute  of South Asia  Seminar “Among the questions open and honest dialogue would need to address is the extent to which outside forces are having a significant influence on India’s drift to war with itself. It’s not too much of a secret that for more than a decade (an

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INDIA - 4 NAXAL STRIKES IN 72 HOURS

  0 comments   |     by RASMI DROLIA & JOESPH JOHN on 20, April 2015

Fear is the key. This dictum is used by Naxals to hold on to their territory in Bastar whenever the y find the ground slipping beneath their feet. Therefore, it was not without reason that the Reds unleashed a spate of violence through four attacks in 72 hours, killing at least 13 Indian combat personnel and injuring scores others. The last of four attacks, at Kirandul-Cholnar in Dantewa

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Maoist Insurgency Spreads to Over 40% of India

  0 comments   |     by Asad Ismi on 18, April 2015

The state of Jharkhand in eastern India is a main focus of the insurgency. According to one observer, corruption is rampant in Jharkhand, which is turning away from electoral politics and “slipping into the hands of the Maoists.” During the last 12 years, not a single provincial government in Jharkhand has completed its term, and there have been eight of these during this period. In

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India urges neighbours to help hunt down rebels after massacre

  0 comments   |     by Dawn on 26, December 2014

GUWAHATI: India urged Bhutan and other neighbours Friday to help track down separatist rebels who killed 69 villagers in Assam as it stepped up its military offensive in the restive northeastern state. India has already deployed 6,000 additional security forces and military helicopters to scour the remote area where armed militants mounted a series of coordinated attacks on tribal villag

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Lessons From Scotland For South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Satya Sagar on 24, September 2014

Though ‘No’ finally trumped ‘Yes’ and the United Kingdom stayed ‘united’ the recent referendum for Scottish independence holds several important lessons for both votaries of separatism as well as national unity everywhere. It also raises many questions, chief among them being, on a planet run by corporations and shaped by tsunami-like capital flows, do

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REMEMBERING USMAN KHALID

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 07, May 2014

Usman Khalid the founding father of London Institute of South Asia  died  on Monday 31stMarch 2014  after a prolonged illness in  Windsor London, A great visionary has passed away. We shall not gaze upon his like again He was a prolific writer and a great campaigner for Kashmiris, Dalits, Adivasis and all the oppressed people of the world, however, his prim

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BJP And Ambedkar

  0 comments   |     by Special report on 04, May 2014

Come election time and imperatives of vote bank politics compel political parties to turn overnight heroes into villains and villains into heroes. Narendra Modi has recently criticised 'the Gandhi family' for 'insulting' BR Ambedkar and accused it of stopping the implementation of the rights given by Ambedkar to the dalits. Modi m

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India suffered 212 bomb blasts in 2013: data

  0 comments   |     by Official Indian Data on 05, March 2014

One is more likely to die in a bomb blast in India than in Afghanistan. Strange as it may sound, Indian government data shows that India is among the most dangerous places in the world as far as bomb blasts per year are concerned - next only to Iraq and Pakistan, with even war-torn Afghanistan and Syria doing better. Latest data from National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) sho

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COMMUNAL VIOLENCE IN INDIA

  0 comments   |     by World Report on 28, February 2014

US remains concerned over communal violence in India   WASHINGTON: The United States remains concerned about communal violence in India the State Department said as its Human Rights Reports documented rights abuses in several parts of the country.   A State Department spokesperson also rejected the inference that the Wa

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