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Analysis: India to celebrate Republic Day amidst Hindutva-caused fears of implosion, dismemberment

Islamabad, January 21 (KMS): Narendra Modi’s India is going to celebrate Republic Day on January 26, amidst the fears of implosion and dismemberment as BJP’s Hindutva ideology has pervaded all institutions and society tainting the country’s secular outlook and making it the largest violator of human rights. India celebrates Republic …

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Article: Gaw Kadal, 21 Jan 1990 – A bloodied memory of massacre

Junaid Kathju Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): Like every day, on 21 January 1990, Ghulam Ali Dar alias Gulle Kak left home early in the morning to deliver newspapers in the vicinity. However, while returning home Kak saw an unprecedented deployment of government forces on Gaw Kadal, a bridge in Srinagar, …

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Article: Hate is normal in India today, thanks to social media

Zafarul-Islam Khan The Indian ruling party, BJP, believes in using unscrupulous means to achieve and retain power. This includes instigating riots and achieving polarization by dividing people on religious and social lines. It also believes in the use of new technology to disseminate hate. Way back in 2005, it used …

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Article: Humanitarian dimension of Kashmir dispute

Dr Muhammad Khan The Jammu and Kashmir dispute is primarily a political dispute, hence calls for a political solution based on the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Two UNCIP resolutions: 13 August 1948 and 05 January 1949 clearly laid-down the criteria for the conduct of plebiscite in …

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Article: The Concept of Human Rights in Islam

In order for us to do justice to the topic of Islamophobia, it is imperative that we understand what fear implies. Fear is defined as “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.” In line with this definition, it would not be wrong to claim that many in the Western world are currently living in a state of fear of Islam. However, one needs to acknowledge that the threat Islam is seen as posing to the world is imagined rather than real. Unfortunately, though, the repercussions of this irrational fear of Islam are not only affecting individual Muslims in the form of increased discrimination, harassment, and persecution, but also infiltrating into foreign policy decisions worldwide.

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Article: Modi’s popularity is at stake as India prepares for state polls

Ruben Banerjee      The results of the regional elections could either reinforce the BJP’s grip on power or give the fragmented opposition a much-needed boost. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not up for re-election for at least another two years as the country’s next parliamentary elections are due in 2024. …

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