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Release Kashmiri Political Prisoners Languishing In Jails

  0 comments   |     by Dr. P.S. Sahni & Shobha Aggarwal

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Chairman, All Parties Hurriyat Conference has appealed to the people to observe solidarity with the Kashmiri prisoners on Friday the 17 June, 2016. Geelani has called the continuous imprisonment of pro-freedom leader Masarat Alam Bhat since 2010 as extremely cruel. He lamented the silence of the State Government as also of the State High Court, which coul

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The Quest For Human Rights Was The Essence Of Dr Ambedkar’s Life

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat

A presentation made at London School of Economics on 16th June 2016 in the conference organised by Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhists organisations, UK in collaboration with London School of Economics to commemorate 100 years of Dr Ambedkar's association with London School of Economics. It is a privilege to be able to speak to you on this historic occasion to commemora

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Brahmins Attack Kancha Ilaiah , A Dalit Writer, Activist And Philosopher

  8 comments   |     by Victor vijay Kumar

Brahmins Attack Kancha Ilaiah , A Dalit Writer, Activist And Philosopher By P Victor Vijay Kumar   It was a cloudy afternoon. Wind was blowing over the shadows of fig trees. He asked me to see him at 1.30, when hunger was blazing along with the summer. The simmering heat in the University campus

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The New Great Game - Implementation of the trade-Munir Akram

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

THE recent India-Iran-Afghanistan agreement to develop a trade route from Chabahar to Central Asia has been portrayed by Indian commentators as having changed the historical ‘Great Game’ for control of the connection between South and Central Asia through Afghanistan. It has been claimed that the agreement will end India’s ‘isolation’ from Central Asia and Pakistan

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China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group

  0 comments   |     by REUTERS

China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group: diplomats Reuters VIENNA: China is leading opposition to a push by the United States (US) and other major powers for India to join the main club of countries controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology, diplomats said on Thursday as the group discussed India's membership bid. Other countries opp

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Hindu nationalists have many ways to silence writers

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Hindu nationalists have many ways to silence writers Pankaj Mishra writing for the Guardian on Arundhati Roy: said:- Controlled by upper-caste Hindu nationalists, Indian universities have been purging “anti-nationals” from both syllabuses and campuses for some months now. In a shocking turn of events last month, Rohith Vemula, a PhD student in Hyderabad, killed himself. Accused of &

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The problem of Secret Tax Havens By Dickshit Sengupta

  0 comments   |     by Dickshit Sengupta

Panama is a tax haven, but Mauritius is one with which India has a comprehensive double tax treaty. This complicates matters more. In popular Indian imagination, a tax haven is generally associated with Switzerland and its numbered bank accounts. But tax havens are

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View from Bangladesh: The Hindu Dilemma Via Dhaka Tribune

  0 comments   |     by By M Serajul Islam | Via Dhaka Tribune

India’s recent decision to let Bangladeshi Hindus stay there indefinitely has made many people happy, but the move raises some tricky questions. By M Serajul Islam | Via Dhaka Tribune A retired secretary to the government who recently returne

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Sri Lanka’s Delicate Balancing Act by Patrick Mendis

  0 comments   |     by Patrick Mendis and Dániel Balázs

Sri Lanka’s position is indicative of an emerging new Indo-Pacific order, where regional countries seek to remain strategically neutral while selectively engaging with the major powers in order to serve their own interests. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (2nd L) attend the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation documents

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Why is Assam burning? Most editors are failed writers, argued T S Eliot

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

Most editors are failed writers, argued T S Eliot. By the same logic, television hosts must be failed politicians and activists, I guess. Every time I watch folks like Bill O’Reilly of Fox News and Arnab Goswami of Times Now, I am reminded of the Spanish Inquisition. While O’Reilly has spawned around himself an alternative universe of his own where Islam is out to capture the

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