Human Rights in South Asia

The most violent state—Manipur

  2 comments   |     by Masud Ahmad Khan

The so-called shining India and the world’s largest democracy has been converted from a secular republic to a Hindutva republic. A prediction made by an eminent Indian writer, Khushwant Singh in the early 80s that, “Hindus who form 80 percent of the population will in due course make Hindutva the state religion of India.” At present India is engulf

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At least 50 killed in Myanmar’s Bloodiest Day

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Myanmar has seen the most violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Saturday when the ruling military regime put on a show of its strength on its annual Armed Forces Day, killing at least 50 people. The junta, in a televised message on Friday night, warned the protesters of the risk of being shot in the head and back if they continue the anti-coup demonstrati

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A Brief History of Israeli Interventionism in Lebanon

  0 comments   |     by Yanis Iqbal

Israel has a long-standing interest in Lebanon. These interests have periodically manifested themselves in bloody attacks against the small Arab state. Two important sources on the Zionist plans for Lebanon are the diary of Moshe Sharett, who was the Prime Minster of Israel in 1954-1955 and who was considered a “soft Zionist”, and Livia Rokach’s&nb

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For Politics of Hindutva There Is No Lockdown

  1 comments   |     by Sandeep Pandey

Co-Written by Anandi Pandey, Lubna Sarwath and Sandeep Pandey   A common question asked by upper caste people, who form the core support of Hindutva politics, when opposing the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 or the policy of reservati

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Corona Pandemic and Targeting of Minorities

  0 comments   |     by Dr Ram Puniyani

Currently (April 2021) India is passing through its worst period as Covid19 Phase II is at its peak, with high rate of infectivity and mortality. The shortage of beds, Oxygen, test facilities and medicines is the cause of concern all over. The victims and their families are feeling the massive tragedy as the nation watches the gross mismanagement and lack of foresig

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INDIA 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW: PROTESTS, PANDEMIC, AND THE PRC

  7 comments   |     by Tanvi Kulkarni

2020 will unfortunately be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other countries, India has been grappling with the social and economic fallouts of COVID-19, on top of the public health catastrophe. Besides the pandemic, two other episodes dominated the India story in 2020: Delhi’s communal riots and the border conflict with China. Emerging clo

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WhatsApp transcripts: Onus now on world to take India to task, says FO

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Sunday hoped that following the release of WhatsApp transcripts by the Mumbai police, the international community would hold India accountable for its state-sponsored actions vitiating the environment and endangering peace and security in South Asia. “The reckless regime of New Delhi has shown how its ac

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Role and Responsibility of Global Kashmiri Diaspora

  2 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” Winston S. Churchill. The disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir stands apart as the most cantankerous of conflicts, with the catastrophic possibility of nuclear devastation. After all India and Pakistan have fought three wars and

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Freedom of Dissent

  2 comments   |     by A.G. Norrani

THE fundamental right to dissent from the state’s views or from conventional wisdom is now being systematically denied by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India. The signs were obvious no sooner had he assumed power in May 2014. The slogan ‘Congress mukt Bharat’, (an India freed totally from the Congress party) indicated a plan on

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Changing Social Landscape of Tribes in Kerala: Challenges in Tribal Studies

  0 comments   |     by K.M. Seethi & Elizabeth Abraham

Written by K.M. Seethi & Elizabeth Abraham The social landscape and livelihood options in the tribal habitats in Kerala have changed tremendously in the last several decades. This transformation has its impact on the tribal population and their life-world experiences. This is the theme of the ongoing workshop organised as pa

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