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Fighting Phantoms in India

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

When I first heard of Salman Rushdie I was at university. The Satanic Verses had set off a perfect storm in India and around the world. The book was banned in India following fiery protests by Muslims. Many died in Mumbai when police opened fire on angry protesters. Then came Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa sanctioning the novelist’s death, sparking a global de

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Can we solve Siachen without solving the J&K dispute?

  0 comments   |     by Shivam Vij

Myra MacDonald is a London-based journalist with Reuters and a long-time observer of South Asia. She tracks the turning points in Pakistan politics at the Pakistan: Now or Never. MacDonald is best known for her book on the Siachen conflict, Heights of Madness: One Woman’s Journey in Pursuit of a Secret War. Published in 2007, the research for the book took her t

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Should India worry about the Dragon in Nepal?

  0 comments   |     by Vijaya Rajiva

The author is trying to promote his own misguided agenda. He fails to tell us why Delhi provided shelter and conducted secret meetings with the Maoist leaders Prachanda and Baburam during the Maoist insurgency. Why did India sell rifles and machine guns to the Maoists? Without Indian support, these Maoists would never have succeeded against the Nepal army. Then after

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Obama should take the road not taken in AF

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar

The Union of Ten Nations of ECO is the future of the 'Heartland' that would determine who has commanding influence over the world .Now that the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan is drawing near with no deal made with the Taliban, there is nervousness in Delhi and Washington DC This article by a former Indian diplomat outlines the options for va

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Gwadar Terminal: Reaching the Critical Mass

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The entire Gilgit–Baltistan energy corridor from Xinjiang funnels over the Khunjerab Pass and terminates on the seaports of Gwadar, Pasni and Ormara. Of these outlets, the China–Pakistan axis is working feverishly to develop Gwadar as the hub of a new land-cum-sea-based silk route to Xinjiang and western China. This fishing village of Gwadar had a populati

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Massacre and Harassment in Kashmir

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In the modern era, various forms of state terrorism continue by the Israeli armed forces on the Palestinians. While with the backing of Burmese military regime and the covert assistance of Hindus, recent bloodshed of the minority Rohingya Muslim community at the hands of the Rakhine extremist Buddhists in Burma (Myanmar) presents another such example. Similarly, durin

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Gang Rapes in Kashmir

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The case of gang rape in Delhi has remained a focus of almost all the print and electronic media in the country, followed by the violent and angry protests at India Gate, in the heart of New Delhi. Not only the residents of Delhi, but also the whole country has condemned this heinous crime. Living their own life of peace, far from turbulent Kashmir, the young generati

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Indian State “orchestrated” Islamist terror

  0 comments   |     by NafeezAhmed

A senior Indian police officer and anti-corruption investigator accused the Indian government of orchestrating the Mumbai terror attacks which occurred nearly seven years ago, according to an Indian government official. R. V. S. Mani, a former undersecretary in India’s home ministry now in the urban development ministry, testified in July that a senior police officer who investigated

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Assam: Why India denying Bengali Migrants?

  0 comments   |     by Rajeev Ahmad

Since Muslim bashing ultra-Hinduism is the main driving force of Modi government, Assam has been observing a series of discontent and violence between these two religious groups. It appears as a successful strategy because the anti-Muslim Bengali sentiment is rising within the total demography. Assam acco

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The UN Report on Kashmir: Reassuring Development

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNHCHR) has issued its “Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir.” The report contains graphic documentation of human rights violations being committed by the Indian military and paramilitary forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir. This is a significant step towards greater international recognitio

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