Human Rights in South Asia

UN chief calls for respect for human rights in Kashmir (IOK

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UN chief calls for respect for human rights in Kashmir (IOK) UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday underscored the need for respecting human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir, which is under repressive lockdown for over six weeks now, and urged In

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ICJ condemns Indian revocation of Article 370

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Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard at a roadblock at Maisuma locality in Srinagar The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has condemned the legislative steps taken by India in occupied Kashmir and urged the Indian government to "respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of people in Jammu and Kashmir." India rushed

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CHINA REJECTS INDIAN MOVES IN KASHMIR

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BEIJING - Beijing has criticised India’s decision to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, a state that borders China, accusing New Delhi of undermining its territorial sovereignty. China’s statement was most critical of the impact of India’s actions on the mainly Buddhist region of Ladakh - an area of strategic i

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15-year-old Muslim boy allegedly set on fire in Uttar Pradesh for not chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’

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There have been series of lunching incidents in India where victims were asked to chant “Jai Shri Ram” Unidentified individuals allegedly set a 15-year-old Muslim boy on fire in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday for

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Pulwama, Pakistan and the China Factor

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Less than two months before the convening of the most important global gathering in the neighbourhood of Pakistan and India, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum in Beijing on April 25, the Pulwama Incident threatened the stability of the world’s most strategic region, where four nuclear powers interface with each other, while another, Israel, hovers in th

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Recent Events Show That Shadowy Forces Want to Spark..

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Recent Events Show That Shadowy Forces Want to Spark a “Clash of Civilizations” The recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka strongly suggest that there are shadowy forces that want to spark a “Clash of Civilizations” between Christianity and Islam, but the the diverse and

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South Asia’s Kashmir predicament

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Though the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir atops the South Asian region geographically, this troubled valley appears to have become somewhat a proverbial tail of the region which is currently wagging the dog. For over seven decades, India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads over Kashmir, a predominantly Muslim region largely-held by India but exclusively clai

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India’s false-flag operation

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The modus operandi of the devastating terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka confirms that the perpetrators are an organized and trained group. This to be a handiwork of the LTTE, others point to the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh, etc. Even before these suspicions or before any terrorist group had claimed responsibility, the Indian media claimed the involvement of a local Islam

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How Modi used Kashmir to stoke nationalist sentiment and woo...

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How Modi used Kashmir to stoke nationalist sentiment and woo India's Hindu voters   The government cited unspecified security threats for the twice-weekly ban, but the move is symptomatic of the heavy handed approach Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationa

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Sri Lankan PM Debunks Indian efforts of linking Pakistan with..

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Sri Lankan PM Debunks Indian efforts of linking Pakistan with Easter Sunday bombings Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that Pakistan has “fully supported Sri Lanka’s war on terror” and his government will not hesitate to seek Islamabad’s help to “trace the terr

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