Category Archives: India

India’s High Court Favors Nationalism Over Democracy – Noah Feldman

India’s constitutional democracy has always struggled to tame the country’s religious and caste divisions, especially during elections. The Supreme Court of India has now issued an important ruling that makes things worse, not better. On the surface, the court struck … Continue reading

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Watch: RJ Naved Tries to Stir Tension Between Hindus and Muslims, Gets Schooled

RJ Naved from Radio Mirchi, popular for his witty segment ‘Murga’, released a video of a social experiment he conducted recently in Delhi. The video, that has since gone viral, shows him pretending to stir communal tension between Hindus and Muslims. … Continue reading

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The Mangled Political Landscape of Jammu & Kashmir – by NYLA ALI KHAN

The conception of a representative government that would enable the devolution of administrative responsibilities to districts and villages; a socialist system in which the state would control the means of production so as to ensure the fairest distribution of goods, power, … Continue reading

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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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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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Capturing Kashmir by FARZANA VERSEY

They lined up in the wintry chill, some still homeless after the floods, because hope lies in hoping. As one more predator swooped down on Jammu and Kashmir, democracy was declared after the first round of voting on November 25. … Continue reading

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