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U.N. Rights Chief calls for Drone probe

  0 comments   |     by Jefferson Morley

The U.N.’s human rights commissioner called for an investigation of civilian casualties in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan yesterday; as Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the aerial attacks would continue. “Drone attacks do raise serious questions about compliance with international law,” the U.N.’s Navi Pillay told a news conference in

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Kashmir’s right to self determine

  0 comments   |     by Soraya Boyd

(This paper was presented by Soraya Boyd at a seminar on “Human Rights in South Asia: Issues and Challenges” organised by London Institute of South Asia at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London on 30 June 2017)  People become militant because they live, as in the case of Kashmiris and people in othe

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The Politics of Knowledge and Caste

  0 comments   |     by Braj Ranjan Mani

In the pre-modern world, the predominant form of asset to production was land; capital became paramount with the Industrial Revolution; today the main asset is increasingly seen to be knowledge, information and technology. This trend which is pervasive today carries the connotation that rights, status, privileges and power that were earlier based on birth and the wi

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49 killed in mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

  0 comments   |     by Helen Regan and Sandi Sidhu

At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, in a carefully planned and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspect

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Bangladesh tour of NZ called off after Christchurch terror attack

  0 comments   |     by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand has been called off following a terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques, in which at least 40 people have been killed. The team is safe, in lockdown at their hotel; it was en route to one of the mosques for Friday prayers at the time of the attack but escaped to the nearby Hagley Oval. New Zealand police commissioner M

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Darkness behind Deceptive Screen of India Shining

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

On one hand India claiming to be champions of democracy, secularism and human rights propagates that India is shining, on the other it suffers from highest rate of poverty, illiteracy, infant mortality, inequalities in society. There is unbounded poverty, mass illiteracy and entrenched social divides. Social system of India is founded on inequality, intolerance, rel

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India Must Free Binayak Sen Immediately

  0 comments   |     by Subhankar Banerjee

In 1970 Howard Zinn began his now–famous speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” with these words: “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy–turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that

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Pakistan and the Naxalite Movement in India

  0 comments   |     by Ben West

Indian Maoist militants, known as Naxalites, have been meeting with members of the outlawed Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), according to the director-general of police for India’s Chhattisgarh state. Based on information from a police source, state police chief Vishwa Ranjan said Nov. 11 that two LeT operatives attended a Naxalite meeting in Ap

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India Plays Hardball with China

  0 comments   |     by Harsh V Pant

After a year of turmoil in Sino-Indian relations, India hosted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last week with a degree of fanfare. Wen's visit came at a time of newfound assertiveness in India's China policy. Having tried to brush significant divergences with Beijing under the carpet for years, New Delhi policymakers have been forced to acknowledge -- if grudgingly

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Water and National Security

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bilal Soofi

Water issue between India and Pakistan is a time bomb that needs to be addressed immediately, seriously and earnestly. Water, it seems, is on top of the agenda on the Pakistani side of the border, relegating even Kashmir to a second position.  Water shall become the real bone of contention and all the rest shall become secondary. Pakistan government and the pol

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