INDIA

Whatever it takes

  0 comments   |     by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

THE Indian lockdown of nine million Muslims in the Kashmir Valley seems to be unending. Has India made a ‘major strategic blunder’ or has it pulled off a major fait accompli? In other words, is there a greater likelihood of India having to reverse its Aug 5 decision or is it effectively irreversible despite Pakistan’s vigorous diplomacy and the unp

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Kashmir, India and the World

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat

On the first day of year 2020, India completed 150 days of siege of Kashmir – longest ever in any place with the world’s longest-ever internet blockade.  The military cordon remains entrenched and unwavering to activate with the usual brutality but this time around with a wild vengeance whenever Kashmiris display any potential for resistance. So far, the only reason Kashmi

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The Modi government’s new citizenship law puts India at...

  0 comments   |     by Barkha Dutt

The Modi government’s new citizenship law puts India at war with itself “It’s 1947 all over again,” wrote my aunt on the family WhatsApp group

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Modi’s surgical strike on Muslims puts India at war with itself

  0 comments   |     by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Pincer attack with citizenship law and population verification sets the stage for prolonged unrest In the midst of an acute slowdown, a strange time to dabble in explosive social issues

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Can non-BJP CMs thwart Citizenship Act’s nationwide rollout?

  0 comments   |     by Anindya Banerjee

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) On Friday, in a packed hall at the Indian Women’s Press Corps in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath alleged that the newly-amended Citizenship Act was an attempt by the BJP-ruled Centre to change the narrative by “design”. Calling it a “process tha

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A Dalit Girl Gang Raped And Hanged From A Tree In Gujarat

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In north Gujarat a 19-year-old Dalit woman was kidnapped, gangraped and murdered before her body was hanged from a tree to make it look like a suicide. The victim had gone missing on December 31 and her body was found on January 5. According to the details of the Nirbhaya-like case, after the deceased went missing, her family had

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US deplores detentions, internet ban in occupied Kashmir

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WASHINGTON: The chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has expressed concern over continued detentions and internet-shutdown in occupied Kashmir, days before her visit to New Delhi for bilateral talks. “Closely following US ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step,” she wrote i

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Israeli spyware allegedly used to target Pakistani officials' phones

  0 comments   |     by Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

NSO Group malware may have been used to access WhatsApp messages for ‘state-on-state’ espionage The mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials were allegedly targeted earlier this year with technology owned by the Israeli spyware company NSO Group, the Guardian has l

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Sikh diaspora group plans unofficial vote in 2020 as..

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Sikh diaspora group plans unofficial vote in 2020 as first step towards Punjab independence Sikhs for Justice says poll to be organized in Punjab and 20 countries abroad to press UN, India for legally binding referendum · India rejects demand, says Pakistan supports pro-independence movement..

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Citizenship Law Protests Shut Down India’s Capital

  0 comments   |     by Saikat Datta, New Delhi

Govt turns off internet, ties up transport to stymie nationwide opposition to religion-based citizenship law BySaikat Datta, New Delhi Police detain a protester at a demonstration against India’s new citizenship law in New Delhi on December 19, 2019. Photo: AFP / Sajjad Hussain In

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