Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling BJP are increasingly on the defensive over the spiralling out of the pandemic in the country
- Regardless of the outcome of elections in West Bengal, the BJP’s emerging dominance has brought a paradigm shift across the country’s politics, writes Shaikh Mujibur Rehman.
- India’s nationalist government has started to identify Rohingya refugees in Jammu & Kashmir, seeking their repatriation to Myanmar, where they escaped genocide and would likely face further persecutions under the military junta. The UN and human rights advocacies are pushing to hold New Delhi accountable to international refugee protection obligations.
- Despite the deadly pandemic, Hindu devotees renew the traditional yearly descent to the Ganges. A collective search for renewal and spiritual energy.
- A long-standing objective of Israel’s foreign policy, the pivot to Asia is a key factor in the current strategy of “normalization” of relations with several Muslim countries. And for a number of different reasons, it is showing increasing sings of success.
- An innocent kiss between a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy on the backdrop of a Hindu temple sparked controversy in India, and fury from the ruling BJP.
- Narendra Modi’s recent anti-Muslim moves are only the latest, explicit signs of an alarming trend. Yet India’s democracy is endowed with meaningful antibodies
- It has been one year since Kashmir was left numb, besieged by 38,000 additional troops adding to those already patrolling what is considered the world’s most militarized area. Without a voice, without reach, the world seems to have forgotten the Kashmir region and its people.
- Beyond the veil of diplomacy, insight into last month’s cruel border clashes reveals growing tension between the two Asian giants
- Well before, and after, the pandemic, thousands of people lived locked down within tiny, inescapable pieces of land. The crisis provoked by Covid-19 has only reminded us all how dire such reality is, for both human bodies and minds. Take Gaza, North Korea or Kashmir, three places where the lockdown is not bound to end with the epidemic.