INDIA

Ayodhya: Indian Judiciary on Trial

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

IT has been nearly 27 years since the destruction of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. And it still feels like yesterday that the tragedy that changed India forever struck. Most of us remember where we were or what we were doing that fateful day. It is as if time has stood still all these years. It indeed has in many ways. Meanwhile a whole n

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

A Review of Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

  0 comments   |     by Book Review

This is a book Bhutanese must read for many reasons. It is a gripping historical tragedy told by a master storyteller and researcher. Many of us have heard about India’s annexation of Sikkim in the twentieth century but only a few have access to the details of how the tragedy unfolded in the midst of personal and political vicissitudes and the geopolitical com

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

A Dark Dawn

  0 comments   |     by Fakir Syed Aijazuddin

Kashmir – nature’s handmaiden – lies ravished by the BJP. India’s Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah has revoked, with the stroke of a presidential pen, the special status of Jammu & Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. He has relegated them to the dustbin that contains the remains of Junagadh, Hyderabad and Goa. S

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Weaponizing Water in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

During the faceoff earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

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

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

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

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

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

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

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

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

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

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Hybrid War and Challenges For Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Brig Basit Shuja SI(M)-Retd

The world has changed. Wars are fought no more on battlegrounds but with touches of buttons and turnings of knobs. Hybrid warfare has revolutionized the arena where every country exhausts all possible means without even moving. “The categories of warfare are blurring and no longer fit into neat, tidy boxes. One can expect to see more tools and tactics of destr

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article