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While addressing the joint press conference with Ghulam Nabi Azad to announce the seat sharing formula including “friendly contest” seats, Dr Farooq Abdullah when questioned about dynastic rule retorted angrily and said, “what is dynastic rule” and further added, “if a doctor’s son can become doctor, why can’t a...
While the first Muslim settlers are New Zealand were definitely from India, it is not known whether the family travelled from Kashmir. That was in 1850s. The place they moved to live in in the Christchurch suburb, where Friday’s killings took place, had a direct Kashmir connection, though spelled...
A country of less than five million New Zealand represents no State religion. It is a country where attendance at places of worships is not more than 15 percent. The Muslims make not more than two percent of the country’s population. In such a small country with high degree...
A gruesome terror attack at two mosque leaving 49 persons dead at Riccarton and the Linwood in Christchurch region of New Zealand has put the Muslims on this Pacific Ocean Island country into spotlight. On Friday, March 15, 2019, an Australian man targeted worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch leaving...
On August 3, 2015, the Government of India signed a Framework Accord with the NSCN (IM) to lay down guidelines for a peaceful resolution to the outstanding Naga conflict. It was termed as a path breaking agreement where Naga rebels supposedly changed their stance from “within India but not...
The Pakistani Federal Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari, while criticising the US’s decision of placing Pakistan on the black list of countries that violate religious freedom had stated, “In Pakistan, Minorities rights are very well protected by our constitution and there are precedence that our courts and government...
Visits to China and Abu Dhabi by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, following growing tensions with Pakistan, had a useful impact in shaping international reactions. These visits came in the wake of the Pulwama killings of CRPF personnel by a suicide bomber, trained and motivated by the Jaish-e-Mohammed. Public anger...
In a last ditch effort to woo voters, on March 5, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana (PMSYMY) in Gujarat. Announced in the 2019 interim budget, the PMSYMY is billed as a “mega-pension scheme” to provide old age security for the unorganised...
After the precision air strike by the IAF on Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, public attention in India is now focused on bringing JeM leaders, including Masood Azhar, to justice. Ironically, Azhar would not have been such a threat today if we had not cravenly released him after being...
Geopolitical equations are changing in the northern Arabian Sea, and Pakistan’s decades-long efforts in prospecting for oil in the region are at the heart of it. Though oil finds have not yet materialised, Rawalpindi is keen on exploration and development, with the goal of lowering its indebtedness to Beijing....