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Kashmir and UN Human Rights

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For the first time ever UN published a scathing human rights report on Kashmir.  This was highly appreciated and many expect that it may restrain India committing brutalities and most inhuman atrocities on the hapless Kashmiris. A few were optimistic that at least it may auger well to restore some semblance of peace and quiet. It was considered a huge succes

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Now India Is At War With Itself

  0 comments   |     by Nayantara Sahgal

Today we are in a state of civil war. The most unwinnable wars in history have been the combination of civil and religious war and this is the twin ammunition in use in India today.  The futility, absurdity and inanity of religious war should by now be a long-established fact since God is one whom we worship in different ways, and in no time past, present or

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Stop Surveillance and Harassment of J&K Students!

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Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its outrage at the harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students in Mewar University, Rajasthan, and other educational institutions, amidst an intensifying surveillance of Kashmiris across the country. On  14th  March,  2016,  a  rumour  was  spread

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India wages war on its own people

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Press Statement by Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation (CDRO) The new wave Of State Terror being unleashed On the People of Chhattisgarh Reports from Nendra and Pedda Jojer in Bijapur and Kunna in Sukma reveal a new and brutal wave of systematic violence being carried out by security forces in

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Khalistan 2020

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The second night of 2016 witnessed a strange sequence of events around Pathankot in Indian Punjab. Reportedly an official SUV belonging to the SP of Pathankot was hijacked by terrorists, who managed to throw out the SP and head towards the air force base of Pathankot, one of the most strongly guarded airbases in India. The hijackers easily pe

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Settle Siachen

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TRAGEDIES invite attention to the human follies which led to them. On Feb 3, an avalanche hurtled down the Siachen glacier wiping out an Indian military post and killing 10 Indian soldiers. In its wake not a few urged the settlement of the Siachen dispute with Pakistan. Similar pleas were heard in Pakistan a few years ago when an avalanche exacted a toll of human live

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Hate vs Harmony: Law and order under Saffrons

  0 comments   |     by Subhash Gatade

Muslims were equated to ―demons‖ and ―descendants of Ravana‖, and warned of  a  ―final  battle‖,  as  the  Sangh  Parivar  held  a  condolence  meeting  here  for VHP worker Arun Mahaur, who was killed last week allegedly by some Muslim youths. Among those present on th

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The Death of History

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History has always been a contested terrain. The traditional definition of history as ' studying the past in order to understand the present' falls short in explaining the myriad diversities of a country like India. Looking at the present controversy regarding the removing of Mughals from textbooks, something that is wildly trending on s

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Faith in our Fathers

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Students of Marxism’s history in Asia will perhaps be less surprised than Indian liberals by some aspects of Anderson’s critique, particularly his caustic appraisals of Gandhi and Nehru. In 1939, Leon Trotsky summed up a widespread Marxist suspicion when he denounced Gandhi as an ally of bourgeois capitalism -- “a fake leader and a false prophet.&rdq

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Defining Success in Afghanistan

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There is a prior definition of success that shaped the Bush administration’s approach to Afghanistan in its early phases. The goal here was the disruption of al Qaeda’s operations in Afghanistan and the prevention of further attacks on the United States from Afghanistan. This definition did not envisage the emergence of a stable and democratic Afghanistan

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