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Death of Secular and Democratic India

  0 comments   |     by Swapna Gopinath

Ayodhya Verdict unravels a new sensibility and a distinctly different social reality, in several diverse ways. One aspect to be mentioned here is the extraordinary rush of appeals for peace in the country. With large battalions of police force deployed throughout the nation, the government and mass media and the social media sent out appeals again and again. The ver

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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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New US study warns: India-Pakistan Nuclear war can kill over 125 million people

  0 comments   |     by Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Amid rising tension over Kashmir between the two nuclear neighbors, India and Pakistan, a new US study examines how such a hypothetical future nuclear conflict would have consequences that could ripple across the globe. A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50 to 125 million people that are more than the death toll d

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

  12 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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Whither the Bangladesh Nationalist Party

  1 comments   |     by Q M Jalal Khan

Whither the BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party)? Let’s Still Identify with It, the Largest Political Party of Bangladesh, to Confront the Ongoing BAL (Bangladesh Awami League) Brutality on All Fronts “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” That is how the 30-yr old Prince Hamlet of

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Fact finding visit to Assam on the Updating of the NRC

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Between the 5th and 10th of November 2019, a nine person team comprising of members of Women against Sexual Violence and State repression (WSS) visited the state of Assam in order to understand the implications of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), particularly for the most marginalised people of Assam. The team travelled to the Barak Valley region, h

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BJP is Indianising Kashmir or leading to Kashmirisation of India

  1 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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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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Demolishing Human Rights in India

  1 comments   |     by Fr Cedric Prakash SJ

This past year from December 2018, had two significant 70th anniversaries: first, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10 December 1948) and then, of the promulgation of the Constitution of India (November 26, 2019). It is quite certain that the makers of the Indian Constitution took inspiration from the UDHR. Strangely enough, as if on cue, ever

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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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