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Article: The struggle for Khalistan

  Sajjad Shaukat So far, four referendums have been held in UK, Geneva, Italy and Canada in which almost 208,000 Sikhs actively participated and favoured an independent state of Khalistan in the Indian Punjab. Particularly, the huge turnout for the Sikh referendum, organised by the pro-Khalistani advocacy group Sikhs for …

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Article: CICA 2022: An expert opinion

Article: CICA 2022: An expert opinion

Mehmood-ul-Hassan Khan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif participated in the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) 2022 in Kazakhstan during which he met various head of the states including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and thoroughly discussed ways and means of further strengthening of bilateral relations in terms …

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Article: Effects of Islamophobia on IIOJK under Modi regime

Tasneem Shafiq Muslims in India have been feeling under threat since the Hindu nationalist BJP came to power in 2014. When Narendra Modi, secured a second term for his Hindu nationalist agenda in 2019, Human Rights experts sounded the alarm for a looming genocide, one threatening the existence of 200 …

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Article: In India’s hardest-hit newsroom, surveilled reporters fear for their families and future journalists

Kunal Majumder M.K. Venu, a founding editor at India’s independent non-profit news site The Wire, says he has become used to having his phone tapped in the course of his career. But that didn’t diminish his shock last year when he learned that he, along with at least five others …

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Article: FBI held training with Indian cop who oversaw unit accused of torture and murder

Murtaza Hussain In late July, Tahir Ashraf Bhatti, an Indian police official with a checkered history of human rights abuses, tweeted a photo of himself in the US. He had come to Houston, according to the tweet, to attend an FBI training. Back home, Tahir Ashraf Bhatti, a top cop …

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Western ‘commentary’ on Kashmir rattles India

Baqir Sajjad Syed Islamabad, October 11 (KMS): The German foreign minister’s rare backing of Pakistan’s position on the Kashmir dispute has deeply upset Delhi because the two happenings may be more than a coincidence. Many in Pakistan have been quick to present these developments as a sort of diplomatic coup, …

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Editorial: Hindutva unleashed

Across India, Hindutva — now supported by the state — is bearing its fangs in ever uglier ways. A few decades ago, anti-Muslim rhetoric by the Sangh Parivar mostly manifested itself through the criticism of the Central Asian sultans and emperors who invaded India, and by destroying the physical remnants …

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Article: Dalit land — need of time

Ali Sukhanver No doubt the freedom of expression is one of the most precious basic human rights; unluckily there are a very few countries where the people enjoy this basic human right; Canada is surely one of those fortunate countries. The Canadian Constitution guarantees not only freedom of expression but …

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Article: Kashmir: A reference to ICJ

  Dr Muhammad Khan There are various opinions about the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Kashmir dispute. A larger class of jurists and experts of international law are of the opinion that the Kashmir dispute can be referred to ICJ with respect to the massive …

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