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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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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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