Human Rights in South Asia

India’s Afghan dream will eventually crumble

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

A day before the planned secret negotiations between President Donald Trump, President Ashraf Ghani and representatives of the Taliban at Camp David on Sunday, they were cancelled. The meeting was meant to eliminate disagreements that the Afghan President and parts of the US leadership had with the draft peace agreement, the result of almost a year’s negotiati

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Hair-trigger Nuclear Alert over Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Eric Margolis

Two of the world’s most important powers, India and Pakistan, are locked into an extremely dangerous confrontation over the bitterly disputed Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir. Both are nuclear armed. Kashmir has been a flashpoint since Imperial Britain divided India in 1947. India and Pakistan have fought numerous wars and conflicts over majority Muslim Kas

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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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