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India: Intimations of an Ending – Part I

  0 comments   |     by Arundhati Roy

The rise of Modi and the Hindu far right. It is a long eye opener article and LISA is presenting it in three parts While protest reverberates on the streets of Chile, Catalonia, Britain, France, Iraq, Lebanon, and Hong Kong, and a new generation rages against what has been done to their planet, I hope you will forgive me for speaking about a place wh

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Sacred thread of the soul

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi

SIKHS across the world are celebrating Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary today, and the fervour is enhanced by the opening of a key road between Pakistan and India that leads to his shrine in Kartarpur in Pakistan. Among the non-Sikhs who have revered Nanak are great Muslim poets. Nazeer Akbarabadi among them (1740-1830) in a paean to the Guru celebrated him for

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Hindu Nationalists Head Off a Cliff in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Long on a roll, right-wing nationalists finally seem to be overreaching. Evidence came from two different sources this week: India and Britain.  Brexit, advocated and promoted by mostly English nationalists, always threatened the breakup of Great Britain. With new Prime Minister Boris Johnson now vowing to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal and

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Whatever it takes

  0 comments   |     by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

THE Indian lockdown of nine million Muslims in the Kashmir Valley seems to be unending. Has India made a ‘major strategic blunder’ or has it pulled off a major fait accompli? In other words, is there a greater likelihood of India having to reverse its Aug 5 decision or is it effectively irreversible despite Pakistan’s vigorous diplomacy and the unp

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Kashmir, India and the World

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat

On the first day of year 2020, India completed 150 days of siege of Kashmir – longest ever in any place with the world’s longest-ever internet blockade.  The military cordon remains entrenched and unwavering to activate with the usual brutality but this time around with a wild vengeance whenever Kashmiris display any potential for resistance. So far, the only reason Kashmi

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J&K continues to be haunted, as parts of India ‘degenerate’ into quasi-Kashmir situation

  0 comments   |     by Rajendran Narayanan, Sandeep Pandey

“Jab har saans mein bandook dikhe toh baccha kaise bekhauf rahe?” (How can a child be fearless when she sees a gun in every breath?) remarked Anwar, a gardener from Srinagar, when asked about the situation in Kashmir. On November 30, 2019, a walk through an iron gate in a quiet neighbourhood of Srinagar took us inside a public school. It was 11

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China’s International Partnerships: PP, CPEC, & CA

  0 comments   |     by Matthew Johnson

China’s International Partnerships: Pakistan, CPEC, and Central Asia China is redrawing the global security map beyond Asia-Pacific. This article, the second in a four-part series, examines how Beijing’s ‘march West’ strategy is impacting regional security architecture in Pakistan and Cent

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Can non-BJP CMs thwart Citizenship Act’s nationwide rollout?

  0 comments   |     by Anindya Banerjee

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) On Friday, in a packed hall at the Indian Women’s Press Corps in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath alleged that the newly-amended Citizenship Act was an attempt by the BJP-ruled Centre to change the narrative by “design”. Calling it a “process tha

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Demolishing Human Rights in India

  0 comments   |     by Fr Cedric Prakash SJ

This past year from December 2018, had two significant 70th anniversaries: first, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10 December 1948) and then, of the promulgation of the Constitution of India (November 26, 2019). It is quite certain that the makers of the Indian Constitution took inspiration from the UDHR. Strangely enough, as if on cue, ever

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US deplores detentions, internet ban in occupied Kashmir

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WASHINGTON: The chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has expressed concern over continued detentions and internet-shutdown in occupied Kashmir, days before her visit to New Delhi for bilateral talks. “Closely following US ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step,” she wrote i

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