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The global limelight is now on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Shekhar Gupta

'The Kashmir issue has become internationalised after nearly half a century. ‘India, not Pakistan, has done so pro-actively,' says Shekhar Gupta. Does the world care about Kashmir? They know that it is part of the subcontinent, over whic

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Death of Secular and Democratic India

  0 comments   |     by Swapna Gopinath

Ayodhya Verdict unravels a new sensibility and a distinctly different social reality, in several diverse ways. One aspect to be mentioned here is the extraordinary rush of appeals for peace in the country. With large battalions of police force deployed throughout the nation, the government and mass media and the social media sent out appeals again and again. The ver

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The Kartarpur factor

  0 comments   |     by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

Opinions should only be based on facts. Love is wise. Hatred is foolish — Bertrand Russell WHAT is the significance of Kartarpur? Can it be scaled up to impact India-Pakistan relations? Can it be extended to a Kashmir settlement? Many Indians see it as a ploy by Pakistan to cultivate Sikh goodwill to counter I

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Will Taj Mahal meet the same fate as Babri Masjid?

  0 comments   |     by Shamsul Islam

One of the greatest wonders of the World and the only one in India, Taj Mahal, has become the newest target of the Hindutva killer/demolition squad. It was ordered to be built by Mughal king Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram known as Shahjahan (1592-1666) in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is interesting to note that it was named as Taj Mahal (Crown of th

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New US study warns: India-Pakistan Nuclear war can kill over 125 million people

  0 comments   |     by Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Amid rising tension over Kashmir between the two nuclear neighbors, India and Pakistan, a new US study examines how such a hypothetical future nuclear conflict would have consequences that could ripple across the globe. A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50 to 125 million people that are more than the death toll d

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Kashmir’s New Status: Why the West Turns a Blind Eye to Democracy Deficit in India Brian Cloughley

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley

On August 23 the New York Times reported that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs “won’t say why foreign journalists continue to be blocked from setting foot in Kashmir” but managed to obtain a compelling first-

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A Brandenberg Gate at Dera Baba Nanak

  0 comments   |     by M. K. Bhadrakumar

The Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. The corridor connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in the Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, will be thrown open to the pilgrims on November 9, 2019 with the two countries set to hold separate ceremonies to mark the occasion.&

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Fact finding visit to Assam on the Updating of the NRC

  0 comments   |     by Fact Finding Report

Between the 5th and 10th of November 2019, a nine person team comprising of members of Women against Sexual Violence and State repression (WSS) visited the state of Assam in order to understand the implications of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), particularly for the most marginalised people of Assam. The team travelled to the Barak Valley region, h

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BJP is Indianising Kashmir or leading to Kashmirisation of India

  0 comments   |     by Pratap Bhanu Mehta

The story of Indian democracy written in blood and betrayal. There are times in the history of a republic when it reduces itself to jackboot. Nothing more and nothing less. We are witnessing that moment in Kashmir. But this moment is also a dry run for the political desecration that may follow in the rest of India.  The manner in which the BJP government

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Bangladesh Sees India Validating Two-nation Theory and Abjuring Secularism

  0 comments   |     by Tariq A Karim

Since Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s game-changing visit to India in January 2010, bilateral relations between the two countries have been reconfigured phenomenally, in qualitative and substantive terms. The two countries amicably resolved, completely, their long-festering land boundary dispute and equally long-troubling maritime border dispute (alt

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