Human Rights in South Asia

India wary as Afghans discuss interim govt – Part 1

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India’s NSA Ajit Doval (L) met chairman of Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah (R), New Delhi, October 5, 2020 The visit to New Delhi by Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, becomes an event of major importance for a variety of reasons, the most significant being its real potenti

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Important that world recognises Pakistan's new narrative of economic security, says Yusuf

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf on Saturday said it was important to change how Pakistan's narrative was perceived in the world and to propagate the message that the country stood for economic security and regional peace.  "It is important to change Pakistan's narrative in the world. Pakistan's narrative

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Middle East: When will Palestinian Issue be Resolved?

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President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations to convene an international conference on the Middle East in 2021, after two Gulf states normalized their ties with Israel and once the US presidential election has taken place.  According to his statement, “a genuine peace process” will lea

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Malicious campaign of 'calumny' on against soldiers of Muslim faith: 91 civil servants

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As many as 91 former civil servants have, in an open letter, sought investigation into what they call “malicious campaign of calumny” against soldiers of the Muslim faith in the Indian armed forces, stating “the assaults against the dignity of our Muslim citizens, as indeed physical assaults, are becoming commonplace.”  The latest

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The Narrative of a New Pakistan

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Over the past week, even as Pakistani media was consumed by the abhorrent (and self-destructive) tirades of Nawaz Sharif and his cohorts, an important transformation took place in Pakistan’s ‘international narrative’, especially concerning India. Specifically, in an exclusive interview to Indian media, Dr Moeed Yusuf, Advisor to the Prime Minister

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Tripartite dialogue over Kashmir: Only way out

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Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Strategic Policy, disclosed in an interview with Karan Thapar that India displayed a desire to hold a conversation with Pakistan. He added that we support any conversation that moves us forward. However, he also emphasised that there are three parties to the dispute: Pakistan

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UN rights chief slams India over arrests, restrictions on NGOs

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GENEVA: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet voiced her dismay on Tuesday at the arrest of activists in India and restrictions to the work of non-governmental organisations. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights appealed to New Delhi to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs. Bachelet regretted what she called the application of v

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What’s the Difference between Nagorno-Karabakh & Kashmir?

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Pakistan’s position of supporting Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity has come under criticism by some in India who claim that it’s hypocritical for Islamabad to endorse the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination while denying the same to the majority Armenian inhabitants of Occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, but these two conflicts are actually very

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Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India..

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Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India by KS Komireddi – review A blistering polemic exposes the country’s malaise under Narendra Modi Almost a decade ago, I travelled to a small town in Gujarat, a state in the west of India, to hear 

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Modi’s India has lost Kashmir

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While ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured people that the time had now come when gold would grow instead of grass, milk canals would flow in exchange for water in the rivers and springs and the skies would sight flight of Kashmiris not the birds. Article 370 of the Constitution of India, tha

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