Human Rights in South Asia

Equality in UnIndian: How to make it Indian is The Question

  0 comments   |     by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

In my village in my childhood and now there was/is one common practice. Each occupation is performed by a single community. Each community has its own name. Tilling the land, shepherding or cattle rearing, fishing, toddy tapping, pot making, cloth washing, clothe weaving, barbering and chappal making, including handling of dead bodies of animals or humans are done b

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Separatist Movement Threatening India’s Existence

  0 comments   |     by Dr Bettina Robotka

That India is confronted with a large number of separatist movements is not surprising given its ethnic and religious diversity along with a history of multiple sub-nationalisms. Webpage “Quora” counts 135 different separatist movements in India in 2017. Many of those movements being small or even dormant only proves the multiple tensions that such a lar

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India’s Kashmir Crackdown Poses Risk of War

  0 comments   |     by John Riddell

On August 5, India’s Hindu nationalist government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications. The state is to be broken in two, with the eastern portion (Ladakh) under direct rule by New Del

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Genocide Watch alerts for occupied Kashmir and India's Assam

  0 comments   |     by Genocide Watch Report

Genocide Watch, a global organisation dedicated to the prevention of genocide, has issued two warning alerts for India — one for the occupied territory of Kashmir and the other for Assam state. According to the website, a 'Genocide Watch' warning is declared

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Kashmir is seething — and somebody needs to step in before it's too late

  0 comments   |     by Clive Stafford Smith, Eric Lewis

US officials conduct 'war games' every few years to test the risks of nuclear war. Every hot situation ends up with a pragmatic solution except one: India and Pakistan. Narendra Modi suspended Article 370 of the Constitution in August, throwing Kashmir further into crisis ( AFP/Getty Images ) Amid the world

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Insurgency in Northeast India

  0 comments   |     by Sanjay Kumar

Northeast India is the most volatile and insurgency affected place in the country after Kashmir. It is the easternmost part of India. The region is composed of eight states namely- Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Sikkim. India’s northeast connects with five countries — Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China and Nepa

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Stratfor: Kashmir may provide spark for Pakistan-India...

  0 comments   |     by Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Stratfor: Kashmir may provide spark for Pakistan-India nuclear war The specter of nuclear war haunts tensions between India and Pakistan, and the disputed territory of Kashmir could provide the spark that lights South Asia’s nuclear fuse, warns Strafor, a geopolitical intelligence think tank that provides strat

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Reflections on “Peace” In Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Bacevich

When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any of our Army’s myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Since ARVN’s founding two decades earlier, the United

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Millions Face Statelessness as Political Party Calls for Hindu Supremacy

  0 comments   |     by Cristian Ramos Miranda

Assam is one India's most multi-ethnic states. Questions of identity and citizenship have long vexed a vast number of people living there. Among its residents are Bengali and Assamese-speaking Hindus, as well as a medley of tribes people. A third of the state's 32 million residents are Muslims, the second-highest number after Indian-administered Kashmir.

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Binding Resolutions

  25 comments   |     by Ahmer Bila Soofi

 Islamabad on the Kashmir dispute, a senior official remarked that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Kashmir were passed under Chapter VI of the UN Charter and not under Chapter VII, and are therefore not binding but only recommendatory. This view needs to be corrected. The resolutions passed on Kashmir from 1947 to 1957 cannot be termed

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