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Damning US report on Hindu fanaticism in India touches raw nerve in Delhi

  0 comments   |     by Rajinder Krishna

The latest report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has damning references to the rise of Hindu fanaticism in India under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi, with targeted attacks on Muslims. Expectedly, these observations have touched a raw nerve in the Indian Establishment which is now steeped in Hindu supremacism and the attendant disdain for any criticism

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The Phony War on the Coronavirus

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Leaders everywhere are ramping up the martial rhetoric, in part to back their critics into a corner.  Governments around the world say they’re engaged in a war against the coronavirus. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the legend of the Mahabharata, fought over 18 days, as he declared, with little warning, a

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Migrant workers killed in latest tragedy amid India virus lockdown

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Stranded migrant labourers in Chennai, in southeastern India, prepare to board a special train to take them home after the government eased lockdown measures Five Indian migrant workers died when the mango-laden truck they hid in to evade the virus lockdown overturned, police said Sunday, adding to a rising death toll among the country's poorest labourers.

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US leverages Delhi-Kabul nexus. But what’s in it for India?

  0 comments   |     by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The two-hour stopover in Delhi on May 7 by the US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, accompanied by the White House official in charge of South Asia Lisa Curtis, raises eyebrows. The Indian media re

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal'..

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal' treatment of Muslims Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy said that the Indian government is trying to  fan communal rifts by exploiting the coronavirus issue against its minority Muslim community, according to a

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India using coronavirus against Muslims as typhus used against Jews: Arundhati

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She said the Indian government was exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to inflame tensions between Hindus and Muslims and as a tactic reminiscent of one used by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Its ideologues have likened the Muslims of India to the Jews of Germany. And if you look at the way in which th

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How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal...

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How Different is the “New Normal” from the Old Normal in South Asian Crises? The summer “fighting season” in Kashmir appears to be heating up. Indian media reports suggest an increase in

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Kashmir: Freedom Fighters Kill Indian Colonel, a Major &...

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Kashmir: Freedom Fighters Kill Indian Colonel, a Major and at least 10 soldiers Several Indian security personnel and two militants were killed in a major spike in fighting in Indian held Kashmir.  when the army and police stormed a house where rebels were holding hostages, officials said. Indian counterinsurgency team led

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Report released by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom

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Report released by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom 1-The US Commission has recommended the imposition of strict diplomatic sanctions on India 2-India deliberately allows systematic violence against religious freedoms 3-India has committed serious violations of international religious freedom law 4-Diplomatic, administrative sanctions should be impose

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Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice..

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Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice, more conversions underway Illavenil, the state secretary of the Tamil Puligal Katchi, told India Today that legally 430 people have converted to Islam and many more are in the process of the conversion. I can

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