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India’s licence to kill? - A report by South China Morning Post

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The series of incidents has reinforced fears that anti-Muslim sentiment has hardened in India in the three years since a Hindu nationalist party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power. Some say it has reached a point where Hindu extremists believe they can get away with murder. Others worry that hardliner Hindu leaders want to rewrite the country&rsq

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Terrorism and Islam: Correlation Is Not Causation

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Since the time immemorial, it has been an article of faith of every Muslim that suicide is ‘Haram’ (prohibited) in Islam. There is a well-known Islamic precept that whoever commits suicide will go straight to hell. But the Takfiri (those who declare others as heretics) have invented a new interpretation of Islam in which suicide is glorified as ‘ma

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Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

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When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall relocate, he violated UN Resolutions, international law, common sense and went against all diplomatic efforts to eventually bring peace to the region, not to speak about 130 countries that have already voiced opposition to such a decision. And this, before the Peace

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Beijing beckons to embattled Myanmar - Myanmar is very important to China

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Myanmar is very important to China. It is central to their national interest – involving both security and economic development – as part of ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative in which Myanmar plays a pivotal role. Many have expressed their view that Myanmar was given a free hand in Rohingya ethni

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Beijing beckons to embattled Myanmar - Myanmar is very important to China

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Myanmar is very important to China. It is central to their national interest – involving both security and economic development – as part of ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative in which Myanmar plays a pivotal role. Many have expressed their view that Myanmar was given a free hand in Rohingya ethni

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Why India-Nepal ties are likely to worsen - written By Manoj Joshi

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The election victory of a coalition of two Communist parties in the recent elections in Nepal signals difficult days for Indo-Nepal relations. The coalition of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) led by Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) led by KP Sharma Oli is on track to win the majority of the seats

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Indian Nation-State Becomes a Prison House for Minorities

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At the outset, we must confront a bitter fact that it was a ‘transfer of power’ in 1947 which Indian rulers celebrated as ‘Freedom’ and ‘Independence’. If we use a terse coinage, it was a ‘systematic transfer of power’ between the colonial elite (British) and the post-colonial elite (Congress). That is why; the pre-194

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The Russian-Indian Split – It’s coming - Shifting geopolitical dynamics

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Shifting geopolitical dynamics, especially the rise of China, spell trouble for this long-standing relationship. The Russian-Indian partnership has experienced an upward trend in the past years. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoy cordial relations, meet regularly, hold 

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Geopolitics of Hindutva - The word Hindutva is widely discussed across the world

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The word Hindutva is widely discussed across the world since Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in India in 2014. The term is used to describe the special Indian religion-based political philosophy that emerged in the beginning of the 20th century. The Indian National Congress, which had ruled India through the half of the century,

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Trumps Diplomatic Vandalism By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

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By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the facade of US neutrality on the Palestine –Israel issue has been lost. Trumps shifting US embassy to Jerusalem is a body blow to Palestinian cause. In so doing United States has taken sides and granted sovereignty of entire Jerusalem to Israel.  The consequences of this

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