Human Rights in South Asia

BJP vows to strip Kashmir of special rights

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India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party vowed on Monday to strip decades-old special rights from the people of Jammu and Kashmir, making an election promise that could provoke a backlash in the country’s only Muslim-majority state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)is widely expected to retain power after a general election

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Naxals trying to establish new bases in India’s Assam

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At a time when the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated under direct supervision of the Supreme Court to identify illegal immigrants in Assam, Naxals are trying to establish new bases in the state taking full advantage of the situation. According to media reports, top Naxal leaders are making efforts to establish bases among militant outfit United Li

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

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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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UP’s Hate-Crime Hot Spots is Causing Fear & Alarm among

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KASGANJ, UTTAR PRADESH — Recalling his reaction on hearing that all three of his buses had been set afire by a mob, Abdul* said his first emotion was not fear. It was panic. In January 2018, a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ (Tricolour March) taken out by Hindu activists on Republic Day triggered a communal clash in Kasganj in western Uttar Pra

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Hindu Rashtra Fundamentalism Invades IND Nationalist Politics

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Hindu Rashtra Fundamentalism Invades Indian Nationalist Politics, Is It Good for Hindus? Hindu Rashtra is the goal of Hindu nationalist politics, which is also called as Hindutva. In contrast to Hinduism, Hindutva is a politics of in the name of Hinduism with Brahmanism as the core of the same. In nutshell Hindutva is a

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Indian Terrorism and Samjhauta Express

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If India can release the terrorists behind Samjhauta Express, why should Pakistan do more than it already has done? What is alarming for India’s judicial system is Swami Aseemanand’s confession, in which he admitted to wanting to teach Muslims a lesson. PHOTO: THE

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Kashmir was never an integral part of India

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Even Indian government  has accepted that in the  UN. In 1947 we were told that India had become a sovereign nation, sovereign democracy but soon Indian military intervened. In Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Goa, Hyderabad, Junagarh and Punjab India always fought with the minorities. This is the history of India. This is a historic meeting today in the h

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India must handle Kashmir dispute carefully

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Beijing, MTT News Desk: China has said that if the Kashmir dispute is not handled carefully by India, it may have negative impact on Beijing’s bilateral relations with India. However, it said that China had no intentions to meddle in the dispute. The statement was given by the Spokesman and the DG of the Information Department of Ministry of Defence, Seni

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The Tragic Killing Of Adivasis In Chhattisgarh

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People's Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemns the cold- blooded and cowardly murder by security forces of 19 villagers of Sarkelguda in Chhattisgarh including five children in age group of 12-15 killed with bullets, axes and knife wounds, as well as sexual assault of four teenage girls The incident once again exposes how dispensable and inconsequential is t

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Kashmir’s right to self determine

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(This paper was presented by Soraya Boyd at a seminar on “Human Rights in South Asia: Issues and Challenges” organised by London Institute of South Asia at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London on 30 June 2017)  People become militant because they live, as in the case of Kashmiris and people in othe

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