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Article: Pakistan’s Drone Strike in Afghanistan: Raison D’être and Legality

By Barrister Ali Tahir A Pakistani military drone successfully hit its targets last week; Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) hideouts in Khost and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan. The strikes were carried out by using unmanned aerial vehicles, or in simple terms, drones. These hideouts were no-go areas even for the Islamic Emirates’ …

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Article: ‘Bulldozer politics’ crushes lives of Muslims in BJP ruled states

Zenaira Bakhsh It was a regular morning in New Delhi’s Jahangirpuri until a few hours after they began fasting, the residents were jolted awake by the sound of bulldozer wrecking their shops and stalls. Sabina Bibi, a 24-year-old resident went out to check what the chaos was all about when …

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Feature: Mughal Road linking Kashmir’s Pir Panjal with Srinagar remains closed, commuters stranded

Nasir Khuehami and Ummar Jamal Historic Mughal Road, an alternative road, to connect the bordering districts of Rajouri and Poonch to Srinagar continues to be closed since December last year. The road was closed following massive snowfall at Pir ki Gali and in the adjoining region more than four months …

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The Kashmir Files: Myth or reality

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai ‘Early reviews in the Indian media had found the film deeply Islamophobic, dishonest, and a provocation.’ Sanjay Kak, Kashmiri Pandit filmmaker and writer This movie feeds into cycles of hate and revenge. It collapses Kashmir’s history and politics into an Islamophobic morality tale that is palatable …

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Article: Backstory: The Mob-Making Media Machine

Pamela Philipose This reference to India as the “world’s largest democracy”, a term widely used during the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent charm offensive in India, requires to be subjected to serious critical review. Indeed, India may soon become the largest country in the world by virtue of its …

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Feature: Fortress Jahangirpuri: A Week on, Residents Still Grappling with Crippling Restrictions

(Clarion India) The residents, most of whom are either rag pickers or vendors selling wares on carts, lament that they are living in a fortress behind grilled gates in lanes and bylanes. They are not allowed to venture out or go about their daily routine.

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Article: Disdained Indians are happily embracing Islam being a true religion

Farid Ullah Khan Forty people from eight Dalit communities in Dombicheri Village, Tamil Nadu, India, recently embraced Islam after discovering that life among the upper caste Hindus was a nightmare, and that Islam is a religion of peace and equality for all, regardless of caste, race, colouror gender. In India, …

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Article: Press in Kashmir

A.G. Noorani In its entire history, even at the best of times, press freedom in Kashmir has suffered constraints that were absent in the subcontinent. This was particularly true of the phase from 1947 to 1953 when Shaikh Mohammed Abdullah was prime minister of Jammu & Kashmir. Tolerance of dissent …

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