Human Rights in South Asia

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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Brutal truths about US’s failure in Afghanistan are being drowned...

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It has become a journalistic game of sorts: Keeping a running tally of President Trump’s half-truths, untruths and outright lies. That game is not without entertainment value. Yet arguably at least as interesting and perhaps more instructive are the genuine truths that go essentially unnoticed, not only in the media, but also among elected officials and the gene

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‘Disproportionately high death sentences against Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims’

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In their joint submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee to meet for the listing of adoption of list of issues at its 126th session, July 1-26, 2019, top Dalit rights organizations have taken strong exception to, among other things, “disproportional application of death sentencing by the judiciary of minorities, such as Muslims, Dalits and Adi

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Steps Towards Muslim Cooperation

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Life is getting intolerably difficult for Muslims. They are under attack everywhere. While Western regimes led by the US wage wars dropping bombs on innocent civilians in Muslim majority countries, in Western societies, Muslims are attacked and killed by individuals and groups. Taunts in the street and discrimination at workplace have now been supplanted by attacks

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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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