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

  4 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

  0 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

  0 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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Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

  0 comments   |     by Dexter Filkins

The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots.

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Ayodhya: Indian Judiciary on Trial

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

IT has been nearly 27 years since the destruction of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. And it still feels like yesterday that the tragedy that changed India forever struck. Most of us remember where we were or what we were doing that fateful day. It is as if time has stood still all these years. It indeed has in many ways. Meanwhile a whole n

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A Review of Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

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This is a book Bhutanese must read for many reasons. It is a gripping historical tragedy told by a master storyteller and researcher. Many of us have heard about India’s annexation of Sikkim in the twentieth century but only a few have access to the details of how the tragedy unfolded in the midst of personal and political vicissitudes and the geopolitical com

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