Category Archives: South Asia

India ‘covering up abuses’ in Kashmir: report – Al Jazeera – 10 Sep.15

The Indian government has covered up hundreds of cases of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances in the disputed territory of Kashmir, a new report has alleged. Khurram Parvez, programme coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of … Continue reading

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India’s UNSC Endgame

On the surface, India’s policy arc towards Pakistan is puzzling. Every episode of domestic terrorism, like Gurdaspur, is followed by sharp rebukes but little proof. The Indian government always promises a “disproportionate and unpredictable” response, whips up war hysteria, but … Continue reading

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In Karachi, a Fatal Mix of Heat and Piety – MOHAMMED HANIF – JUNE 26, 2015

KARACHI, Pakistan — WHEN I go to buy my drinking water, I don’t ask for water. I ask for Nestlé. Then I drive home with five 20-liter plastic bottles and make sure that we make every cup of tea, and … Continue reading

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Remember the Ahmadis of Lahore, remember the forgotten – Dawn – 31 May.15

A small girl who I will call Hina, sits perched on a stool, in the one corner of the living room untouched by the light streaming in from a procession of windows. Everything else is astir; rattling like an incongruous … Continue reading

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Who’s Driving the Rohingya into the Sea? – Tony Cartalucci – May 30,15

As the plight of the Rohingya, driven from Myanmar into the sea, gains increasing international attention, the same familiar voices across the West have begun climbing upon their soapboxes and pointing fingers at each and every nation refusing to accept … Continue reading

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The Hidden Tears of Punjab by ANDRE VLTCHEK

A lane, a narrow passage to Jallianwala Bagh Garden inside the old city of Amritsar, in the state of Punjab. It is a monument now, one of the testaments to madness and crimes committed by the British Empire during its … Continue reading

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Drones — One white death can change everything – Dawn – 29 Apr.15

“Let us kill the people who are trying to kill us,” President Obama has been reported as telling his aides in relation to drone attacks. Indeed, drones have been the darlings of the Obama administration; their remote capabilities and their … Continue reading

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