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18.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Dalit Muslims, Christian exceptionalism in modern India

Dalit Muslims, Christian exceptionalism in modern India

Why is there no reservation for Dalit Muslims, Christians, wonders US State Dept’s India Human Rights report By Our Representative Ignoring Government of India taking strong exception to a United Nations (UN) special rapporteur (SR) report on caste-based discrimination, the United States (US) State Department’s “India 2015 Human Rights … »

14.04.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Tears don’t dry In Kashmir

Tears don’t dry In Kashmir

Tears Don’t Dry In Kashmir  by Mary Scully, 13 April, 2016 Countercurrents.org ran a story from Mary Scully, US activist, telling of what happened yesterday 13 April 2016 in Handwara, Kashmir (a town about 70 km/37 miles from Srinagar) “…that is undisputed, even if inadequately reported. Two young men … »

31.03.2016 Nava J. Thakuria

An Indian author’s love for the mother tongue

An Indian author’s love for the mother tongue

Guwahati: Celebrated Kannada writer Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, who is widely regarded as one of modern India’s foremost novelists, opines that children in schools across India should be taught in their mother tongue. Professor Bhyrappa, who was recently at Guwahati Press Club for an interaction programme, however also emphasized the learning … »

22.03.2016 Pressenza Budapest

The Great Game & the partition of Syria

The Great Game & the partition of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without … »

16.03.2016 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases … »

15.03.2016 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

This morning at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) presented final oral arguments in its nuclear disarmament case against India during this phase. Phon van den Biesen, co-agent of the Marshall Islands, opened the session with a strong condemnation of India’s active participation … »

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