Category Archives: Asia

India shall be remade through demographic change, street by street

From Article 370 to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, demographic change is a key objective of Modi-Shah By Shivam Vij Ishtiaq Ahmed’s voluminous book The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed is an underrated study of Partition violence in Punjab, which killed lakhs

This is not just a Muslim fight

Inside the Anti-Citizenship Act protests rocking India Widespread protests and police brutality By Sanya Mansoor & Billy Perrigo As tense protests about India’s new citizenship law rocked the nation’s capital, four women tried to form a human shield around their

India protests rage on as death toll rises to 24

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled a visit to India, the Indian foreign ministry said, amid tensions in the northeast region, where he was due to hold summit talks with counterpart Narendra Modi. Citizenship protests spread to Bengal, protesters torch

Kashmir – Right to self – determination is the way forward

Partition of British India and Kashmir’s accession By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai In 1947, Great Britain partitioned its South Asian colony India, into two new independent countries: ‘Hindu’ India and ‘Muslim’ Pakistan. The status of the colonies 565 princely states

I served in Afghanistan No, it’s not another Vietnam

By Ryan Crocker In 2008, Congress established the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to investigate waste and fraud in the war zone. In the past week, The Post has published an account, “The Afghanistan Papers:

Afghanistan – graveyard of empires

“In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn By Eric S. Margolis This week, the venerable Washington Post newspaper revealed a bombshell, 2,000 page, secret Pentagon report detailing

India’s ‘military diplomacy’ has been a mixed bag of success

By Andrew Korybko India’s practice of “military diplomacy” in holding joint drills with a variety of Great Powers and regional states has been a mixed bag of success since the former has resulted in sending positive signals about “multi-alignment” while

Gandhi’s great – grandson joins wave of protest at law isolating India’s Muslims

As the new Citizenship Act risks defining Muslims as ‘infiltrators’, Tushar Arun Gandhi lends support to the backlash By Zoe Osborne & Hannah Ellis-Petersen About 25,000 protesters gathered in Mewat, in the Indian state of Haryana, to begin the historic

US – India relations Natural partners, unnatural times

By Ajai Shukla On Wednesday in Washington DC, after the second US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark Esper co-hosted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, persistent

No more pro-India voices in the Valley

In one stroke, the BJP government decimated the pro-India constituency in Kashmir in early August when it ended, through the parliamentary route, Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. This was not just about downing the shutters of pro-India parties like the