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The global limelight is now on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Shekhar Gupta

'The Kashmir issue has become internationalised after nearly half a century. ‘India, not Pakistan, has done so pro-actively,' says Shekhar Gupta. Does the world care about Kashmir? They know that it is part of the subcontinent, over whic

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The Kartarpur factor

  0 comments   |     by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

Opinions should only be based on facts. Love is wise. Hatred is foolish — Bertrand Russell WHAT is the significance of Kartarpur? Can it be scaled up to impact India-Pakistan relations? Can it be extended to a Kashmir settlement? Many Indians see it as a ploy by Pakistan to cultivate Sikh goodwill to counter I

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Will Taj Mahal meet the same fate as Babri Masjid?

  0 comments   |     by Shamsul Islam

One of the greatest wonders of the World and the only one in India, Taj Mahal, has become the newest target of the Hindutva killer/demolition squad. It was ordered to be built by Mughal king Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram known as Shahjahan (1592-1666) in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is interesting to note that it was named as Taj Mahal (Crown of th

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Kashmir’s New Status: Why the West Turns a Blind Eye to Democracy Deficit in India Brian Cloughley

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley

On August 23 the New York Times reported that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs “won’t say why foreign journalists continue to be blocked from setting foot in Kashmir” but managed to obtain a compelling first-

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A Brandenberg Gate at Dera Baba Nanak

  0 comments   |     by M. K. Bhadrakumar

The Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. The corridor connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in the Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, will be thrown open to the pilgrims on November 9, 2019 with the two countries set to hold separate ceremonies to mark the occasion.&

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BJP is Indianising Kashmir or leading to Kashmirisation of India

  0 comments   |     by Pratap Bhanu Mehta

The story of Indian democracy written in blood and betrayal. There are times in the history of a republic when it reduces itself to jackboot. Nothing more and nothing less. We are witnessing that moment in Kashmir. But this moment is also a dry run for the political desecration that may follow in the rest of India.  The manner in which the BJP government

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Bangladesh Sees India Validating Two-nation Theory and Abjuring Secularism

  0 comments   |     by Tariq A Karim

Since Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s game-changing visit to India in January 2010, bilateral relations between the two countries have been reconfigured phenomenally, in qualitative and substantive terms. The two countries amicably resolved, completely, their long-festering land boundary dispute and equally long-troubling maritime border dispute (alt

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India: Intimations of an Ending – Part I

  0 comments   |     by Arundhati Roy

The rise of Modi and the Hindu far right. It is a long eye opener article and LISA is presenting it in three parts While protest reverberates on the streets of Chile, Catalonia, Britain, France, Iraq, Lebanon, and Hong Kong, and a new generation rages against what has been done to their planet, I hope you will forgive me for speaking about a place wh

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Sacred thread of the soul

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi

SIKHS across the world are celebrating Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary today, and the fervour is enhanced by the opening of a key road between Pakistan and India that leads to his shrine in Kartarpur in Pakistan. Among the non-Sikhs who have revered Nanak are great Muslim poets. Nazeer Akbarabadi among them (1740-1830) in a paean to the Guru celebrated him for

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Hindu Nationalists Head Off a Cliff in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Long on a roll, right-wing nationalists finally seem to be overreaching. Evidence came from two different sources this week: India and Britain.  Brexit, advocated and promoted by mostly English nationalists, always threatened the breakup of Great Britain. With new Prime Minister Boris Johnson now vowing to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal and

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