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Israeli spyware allegedly used to target Pakistani officials' phones

  0 comments   |     by Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

NSO Group malware may have been used to access WhatsApp messages for ‘state-on-state’ espionage The mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials were allegedly targeted earlier this year with technology owned by the Israeli spyware company NSO Group, the Guardian has l

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ASSAM SHAN’T BLEED AGAIN- The Current Citizenship...

  0 comments   |     by Sutputra Radheye

ASSAM SHAN’T BLEED AGAIN- The Current Citizenship Amendment Bill Row As we stand in the third decade of astructural economic reform, we must question every side of the coin about their intentions before taking any particular side. The same should be done to the populist leaders of Assam who have sparked protest

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Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

  0 comments   |     by Dexter Filkins

The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots.

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11 state govts, representing 56% of  India

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11 state govts, representing 56% of  India, have now taken a ‘no-NRC’ stance   Anti-NRC state govts include those headed by the opposition, as well parties like JD(U), BJD and YSR Congress that had supported CAA in Parliament.

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH PAKISTAN'S JUDICIARY?

  0 comments   |     by IKRAM SEHGAL and DR BETTINA ROBOTKA

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PAKISTAN'S JUDICIARY? by IKRAM SEHGAL and DR BETTINA ROBOTKA During the last couple of years Pakistani judges and lawyers have increasingly drawn the attention of the public to their profession and conduct. Starting from the early days of Pakistan’s existence at a time when the state of P

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Daesh Is Curiously Pursuing the Same Strategic Goal as IND in AFG

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

The world’s most notorious terrorist group claimed credit for a suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed the Taliban leader’s younger brother and threatened to derail the organization’s peace talks with the US, which curiously aligns with the same strategic goal being pursued by India in Afghanistan.

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Regressive and Discriminatory. India's Nationality Bill

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"complete violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international covenants on elimination of all forms of discrimination based on religion or belief".   Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on

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Ayodhya: Indian Judiciary on Trial

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

IT has been nearly 27 years since the destruction of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. And it still feels like yesterday that the tragedy that changed India forever struck. Most of us remember where we were or what we were doing that fateful day. It is as if time has stood still all these years. It indeed has in many ways. Meanwhile a whole n

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A Review of Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

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This is a book Bhutanese must read for many reasons. It is a gripping historical tragedy told by a master storyteller and researcher. Many of us have heard about India’s annexation of Sikkim in the twentieth century but only a few have access to the details of how the tragedy unfolded in the midst of personal and political vicissitudes and the geopolitical com

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Weaponizing Water in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

During the faceoff earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still

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