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Violence against Muslims in India must raise global alarm

  • “Insha’Allah Yahaan Aman Hoga (God willing, peace will be restored)” asserted India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, standing in Delhi's riot-hit areas last month Feb.26, trying to pacify desperate citizens who were a sitting target of an organized pogrom. The terri...
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Afghan migrants in Iran: Living dangerously for livelihood

  • Sometime in April, I was in contact with Faizullah Kakar, an eminent epidemiologist and the immediate past Chief of Staff to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on public health issues arising out of the coronavirus pandemic.  Within days I approached him once again, as news of the drownin...
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Politics of vendetta tarnishes Maldives’ young democracy

  • Maldives, the strategically vital South Asian archipelago straddling the crucial sea lanes in the Indian Ocean, is silently enduring deep political turmoil in recent times due to the usurpation of right to peaceful assembly, free expression and fair judicial trials. Unfortunately, democracy is ...
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Chinese checkers: Making the right move

  • A RECENT Chinese move to prepare a draft law for exploration of international seabed including Indian Ocean has left the Indian strategic establishment frowning despite the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) desire to develop a “new type” of military relationship with their...
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Dialogue answer to regional unrest

  • Myanmar and Sri Lanka might be far apart from each other geographically, but recent incidences of violence on Muslim lives and properties perpetrated by Buddhist monks in both the Buddhist majority nations have a common pattern....
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Modi’s atonement: Real or fake?

  • As the world stepped into another year, like everybody else, the poor minorities in India too had hoped against all hope that something good is in store for them. But alas, their fate remains unaltered as the political class continues to treat them as a vote-acquiring tool. Be it the...
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Republic at 65: Still a long journey ahead

  • The Indian Republic turns 65 today. Sixty four years ago, this day at 10:18 a.m. Indian Standard Time, India became a sovereign democratic republic with the inauguration of her constitution at a solemn ceremony held in the grandiose durbar hall of the then majestic government house —...
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BJP: Fascism in the garb of patriotism

  • Politics over appropriation of patriotism is going on in full swing in India, currently gripped by high election fever. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh and the controversial retired Army Gen. VK Singh have bombarded the Union government recently for failing to...
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Is it not time for India, Pakistan to reconcile?

  • March 23, 1940 is a significant landmark in the history of Indian freedom movement. The destiny of millions of Muslims residing in the Indian subcontinent was changed forever on this day. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, also regarded as a staunch champion of Hindu-Muslim unity, sponsored the...
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India’s BRICS mission

  • Fresh from his government’s success of handling the Iraq hostage crisis — involving Indian nurses — with meticulous precision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the bubbling Brazilian city of Fortaleza to attend the sixth BRICS Summit scheduled for July 15-17, 2014. An astute and highly...
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