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India’s aggression over Kashmir


Narendra Modi’s high-handed action over the disputed territory is likely to revive conflict with Pakistan The crisis over Kashmir, triggered by the Indian government’s decision to impose direct rule from Delhi, has universal relevance. It says (...)

The Hindu Counterrevolution : The Violent Recreation of an Imagined (...)

Walden Bello 10/10/18

Walden Bello traces the rise of the present-day Hindu nationalist movement from its marginal origins at the time of Indian independence to its formidable present domination of the political landscape. The author traces the roots and roles of (...)

India : National Register of Citizens and the Supreme Court

Alok Prasanna Kumar 30/07/18

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which has met with fierce resistance in the north-eastern states, especially Assam, is likely to be shelved by the union government and not introduced in this session of Parliament (Bhattacharya 2018). The (...)

Turkey’s Nationalist Agenda for Seizing Cultural Hegemony

N. Ekrem Düzen 05/07/18

Waging a Cultural War A seventy-year-old monumental cultural center at the heart of Istanbul is being torn down while a new mosque is hastily being erected directly across from it. The president of Turkey celebrated the bulldozing of the (...)

New violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka has old roots

Pravin Prakash 30/03/18

On 5 March 2018, the Sri Lankan government mandated a state of emergency for ten days following riots and a wave of targeted violence against Muslims in the city of Kandy. The latest episode took place after a Sinhalese Buddhist truck driver (...)

Myanmar : the darker side of buddhism

Paul Fuller 21/11/17

Sitagu Sayadaw is one of the most respected religious leaders in Myanmar. He is very well known for his teachings and for his philanthropic work. He has considerable influence. It therefore surprised many in his native Myanmar and worldwide when (...)

India : Student Day. The age of ABVP

Priyanka Dubey 24/10/17

SUR SADAN IS THE CULTURAL EPICENTRE OF AGRA. The auditorium hosts many of the city’s most significant cultural events, and stands in a compound along one of the main roads through the city centre. Potted plants, arrayed a few paces from each (...)

Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

Manjari Katju 22/03/17

Yogi Adityanath’s appointment as CM cements the relation between religion and the state under the BJP Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is a well-known figure in the State. He made headlines in the past with his fiery (...)

Rohingyas de Birmanie : la politique de l’autruche


L’Union Européenne a prolongé son embargo sur les armes d’une année en Birmanie et les États-Unis ont clarifié leur position vis-à-vis de ce pays en pleine transition. Ils continueront de soutenir la Birmanie, notamment via les investissements (...)

Myanmar’s Least-Wanted Political Party


A tiny political organization supports the Rohingya The Democracy and Human Rights Party, one of the smallest registered ones in Myanmar’s Nov. 8 general elections, is the only party willing to represent Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims, (...)

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