Category Archives: Asia

Kashmir Caged: A Fact-Finding Report

Jean Drèze, Kavita Krishnan, Maimoona Mollah and Vimal Bhai We spent five days (9-13 August 2019) traveling extensively in Kashmir. Our visit began on 9 August 2019  four days after the Indian government abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, dissolved the

Hurriyat leader Geelani urges Kashmiris to unite, issues 5-point ‘programme of action’

1)  Geelani issues ‘heartfelt appeal’ for peaceful protests against brutalities 2)  Asks government officials, police to protest against their ‘humiliation’ 3)  Tells Kashmiris around the world to act as ‘ambassadors’ 4)  Calls upon Pakistani leaders to ‘come forward’ to help

Kashmir : India’s Afghanistan

By Munir Akram (The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN.) WHEN the history of modern India is written, it is likely to record that the imperial ambitions of Hindu India died in Kashmir. Afghanistan is justifiably known

Assam final NRC list out: 19,06,657 people excluded

NRC final list out: At least 19 lakh people in Assam have been excluded  in the final NRC list.  A total of 3.29 crore people had applied for it, of which 3.11 crore have made it to the final list.

Taliban, US “finalise” peace deal, announcement after days

Trump’s remarks on troops’ timeline raise questions about deal By: Tahir Khan The Taliban and the US have “finalized” a peace agreement in talks in Qatar to end the war in Afghanistan, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday.

Afghan Taliban Say Peace Deal and SCO option

Interaction Desk The Taliban said on 24th August 2019 that they expected negotiations with the United States to conclude the following day, finalizing a peace deal to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan in the ninth round in Doha Qatar. 

ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN: A SUBSTANTIAL THREAT

By: Nusrat Mirza ISIS’s ever increasing presence in Afghanistan is growing threat for Taliban, Pakistan, Iran and Russia, central Asian Countries and china. Originally USA intelligence community considered that it is ultimate weapon to keep Russia under pressure and keep

Modi’s Mass- Citizen Review Agenda for India

BY: General Mirza Aslam Beg Former COAS Pakistan What is happening in both Kashmir and Assam is an attempt to change the demographics in favor of Hindus. Kashmiris fear the government’s real plan in wiping out their autonomy is to

Modi needs to realise what’s good for the US is not good for India

By Bharat Karnad With both the prime minister and his new external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, tilting towards the United States, India’s status and stature in the world is all set to decline. India has spent trillions of rupees since

India loses Afghan proxy war

The Four-Party Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process, held in Beijing last Thursday and Friday, comprising China, the US, Russia and Pakistan, is a dramatic development auguring a peace settlement in Afghanistan. In a regional setting, it also signifies that