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India: Violence, arrests and eviction of migrant workers in NOIDA, UP - Press release by PUDR

PUDR investigated the aftermath of July 12, 2017, when Zohra Bibi, a domestic worker in Noida's Mahagun Moderne, was severely beaten up and later went missing f...   [ continue reading...]

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How Pakistan is trying to rewrite the history of its Sufi shrines to wipe traces of Indian links | Haroon Khalid

. . . one of the biggest dilemmas of the Pakistani State's interpretation of religion and national identity. Given the immense emphasis on distinguishing themse...   [ continue reading...]

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The Ummah At War With Itself

The ummah is at war with itself. What other way is there to describe the brutal bloodletting by Muslims of Muslims in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Tu...   [ continue reading...]

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Some Portrayals of Jinnah: A Critique

The rise of Hindutva, particularly since the eighties, is paralleled by strenuous contemporaneous attempts by writers like Ayesha Jalal and H.M. Seervai to pres...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: What makes a portrait offensive? | Abak Hussain

A picture, drawn with the utmost love and respect by a child, is not some kind of anti-state or subversive activity. It does not, in any conceivable way, cause...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Violence of Class in Noida - crackdown after protest by domestic workers - Selected Reports and Editorials

Five days after a protest by domestic workers at the Mahagun Moderne residential society in Sector 78 in Noida [near New Delhi]; the Noida Authority on Monday [...   [ continue reading...]

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SAHR Announces release of "Nation State Boundaries and Human Rights of People in South Asia"

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) is pleased to release the publication “Nation State Boundaries and Human Rights of People in South Asia” based...   [ continue reading...]

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India: The right wing's use of rumour and fake news precedes social media and the current political resurgence | Akshaya Mukul

Rudyard Kipling's six honest serving-men would have been a disillusioned lot now, hunting not for news but busy correcting fake news, lamenting how the sacred 5...   [ continue reading...]

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India: The Ideal of Scientific Temper Goes Down the Drain - Astrologers and palmists in state run hospitals in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to start astrology OPD (out-patient department) . . . For three to four hours twice a week (preferably on weekends), a...   [ continue reading...]

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Communique from Ceras, Canada: Attentat sur les pèlerins hindou à kashmir / Attack on Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir

14 July 2017 Press Release from Ceras / Communique de Presse 14 juillet 2017 - General / Press Release   [ continue reading...]

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Make Love Not War song from the 1976 Pakistani film Maut ke Saudagar

- Resources / Links / Pakistan, Audio / Video, Music   [ continue reading...]

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India: The case of Zohra, a domestic worker in Noida in Sector 78

The case of Zohra, a domestic worker in Noida. Notice how the residents of the buildings close ranks and how the police come out to support them, no questions a...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Audio Recording from Historians Discussion on Two books by Audrey Truschke

Two books by Audrey Truschke under discussion - Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth (New Delhi: Sage, 2017) and Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court...   [ continue reading...]

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China: The Passion of Liu Xiaobo | Perry Link

On July 13, 2017, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and well known dissident Liu Xiaobo died from complications of liver cancer in a Shenyang hospital in Liao...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Here's how schools of faith, mobiles are radicalising Kashmir | Aarti Tikoo Singh

Last month, in a south Kashmir mosque, a fiery cleric in his raucous voice and shrill cries, defended former Hizbul commander Zakir Musa's call for Islamic jiha...   [ continue reading...]

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India: In the Name of Cow: Lynching and More Lynching's

The lynching of Junaid (June 2017) in the outskirts of Delhi, in a train, did come as a saturation point in the conscience of large sections of society. To expr...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Statement by Academics, Artists and Cultural Activists condemning the censorship of Amartya Sen Film

We are shocked and angered by the recent Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demand that certain words be excised from a film based on the work of the No...   [ continue reading...]

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India: People's Alliance for Secularism Condemns Amarnath Pilgrim's Killling in Kashmir valley

People's Alliance for Democracy and Secularism condemns the killing of Amarnath pilgrims near Anantnag in Kashmir valley. This heinous crime has come at especia...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Statement by Peace Activists Condemning Attack in Kashmir on Pilgrims on Amarnath Yatra

We strongly condemn the firing on the bus carrying Amarnath Yatris which ended in the tragic death of seven pilgrims and injury to 18 others. - Communalism Rep...   [ continue reading...]

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India: NREGA Sangharsh Morcha condemns the continuous harassment of Sanjay Sahni and other members of SPSS in Muzaffarpur

Members of Samaj Parivartan Shakti Sanghathan (SPSS) / MGNREGA Watch, a collective of about 10,000 rural workers of Muzaffarpur, Bihar have been facing continuo...   [ continue reading...]

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