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Dalit Rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council

  4 comments   |     by Meena Varma

The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority... by Meena Varma The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues to combat caste-based discrimination.

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Mehbooba and the BJP

  0 comments   |     by M. Saeed Khalid

The ruthless use of power can prolong armed occupation but it cannot win the hearts and minds of the people. This is the lesson to be drawn from the lukewarm response of the Kashmiris to India’s latest show of democracy in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmiris neither trust nor participate in elections held under Indian military occupation. They have rejected the g

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Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India

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Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India. FO By APP The Foreign Secretary who met his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on the sidelines of Heart of Asia meeting said such acts undermined efforts to normalize relations between the two countries. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry also expressed concern over the environment being created in India for the release of the pr

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Dimensions of the strategy to wipe out Sikh culture from India

  0 comments   |     by Gurtej Singh, IAS & IPS (Formerly) Professor of Si

Paper read by professor Gurtej Singh'at the 24th Session of the United Nations:Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, It is appropriate that this body rightly regarded as the conscience keeper of humankind, becomes aware of the diabolical conspiracy to jeopardise the existence of other nations and minorities (onam

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The Indo-US alliance

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

RECENTLY, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter reportedly opened a meeting with senior Pakistani military leaders by declaring: “I must tell you, I am a friend of India.” The statement, besides being gauche, was superfluous. Carter’s closeness to the Indians is all too evident. The US defence secretary has met four times in the last year with his Indian counterpart, as noted in

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

  0 comments   |     by Fahd Humayun

In what has been an erratic few months for an India-Pakistan relationship still grappling with how to steer clear of diplomatic reversals, the capture of Kulbhushan Yadav in Balochistan created a national stir. That the moral high ground of India’s posture has been compromised is clear. Yadav’s arrest now poses a serious embarrassment for an Indian foreign policy that i

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Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood

  0 comments   |     by By Anonymous The Bhutanese

Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood Political turbulence and separatist violence in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal are impacting the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, notes one Bhutanese analyst. | Via The Bhutanese Bhutan, for quite some time has been affected by the lawlessness, political turbulence and violence in its border regions with the Indian states of Assam and West Beng

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The killing fields of Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

The killing fields of Kashmir By Aijaz Zaka Syed Dubai eye The writer is a Middle East based columnist. Kashmir is on the boil again. What happened in Handwara on Tuesday was hardly unusual. Three people were gunned down – two boys and an old woman – because the security forces decided to defend themselves against unarmed civilians, who were protesting against the alleged molestatio

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True deterrence

  0 comments   |     by Raashid Wali Janjua

Pakistan’s nuclear odyssey was a direct consequence of India crossing the nuclear Rubicon. Its nuclear programme was a defensive response to security paranoia, spawned by India’s role in the dismemberment of the country in 1971. India’s testing of a nuclear device in 1974 was the last straw. Against a clear and present danger to the nation, Pakistan was already mu

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The curious case of the Indian spy

  0 comments   |     by Sehar Kamran

“All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.” –Article 2(4), United Nations Charter. On 27th March 2016, a man was arrested from the Saravan border crossing over into

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