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India: Tributes to Dhrubajyoti Ghosh (1947-2018)

Dhrubajyoti Ghosh the engineer, environmentalist and public intellectual passed away on 16 February 2016, he fought for Kolkata's endangered wetlands and his wo...   [ continue reading...]

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Sri Lanka: Northern Elections and Tamil Politics

The Local Government elections have sent tremors through the body politic of Sri Lanka, and the fall out of the shaken Coalition Government is yet to unfold. Wi...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: My friend Asma

A little lawyer from Lahore became the greatest defender of human rights in the subcontinent. What a life to celebrate for a long, long time - Tributes and Rem...   [ continue reading...]

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The five-foot giant

With Asma Jahangir's untimely demise, Pakistan lost a fearless warrior for human rights and dignity, while her friends lost a witty and loyal companion who stoo...   [ continue reading...]

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The Importance of Being Asma | Mohammed Hanif

For a couple of years, Mohammed Hanif followed Asma Jahangir on her annual fact-finding missions to Balochistan. - Tributes and Remembrances   [ continue reading...]

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Video: Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy - Asma Jahangir & Response by Amartya Sen | Jan 2017

Asma Jilani Jahangir delivered the 2017 Amartya Sen Lecture on 17 January 2017 at the London School of Economics - Resources / Links   [ continue reading...]

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India: CPI(M) has proved to be a ‘useful idiot' for BJP | Aniket Alam / Comrade Karat and the poverty of philosophy | Antara Dev Sen

By foreclosing any possibility of a united electoral challenge to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, the communist party only strengthens Hindutva communalism....   [ continue reading...]

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Text of Bhubaneswar Declaration adopted at the Tenth National Convention of Pakistan-India Peoples' Forum for Peace and Democracy

We, the delegates to the 10th National Convention of the PIPFPD, held at Bhubaneswar on February 10-11, 2018 under the overhang of the rapidly deteriorating rel...   [ continue reading...]

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Book Announcement: Asma - An Icon of Rights and Resistance - A Tribute to Asma Jahangir

Published by: Pakistan India Peoples' Forum for Peace and Democracy - Tributes and Remembrances   [ continue reading...]

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Obituary: Pakistan's bravest citizen is no more | Ahmed Rashid

Nobody in Pakis­tan's brief history, which has witnessed four military coups, has matched Asma Jahan­gir for her dedication to public service, her belie...   [ continue reading...]

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Partition: The Danger of Counterfactuals | Neera Chandhoke

. . . till today, communal organisations continue to trigger the brutalisation of social and political identities, creation of divides, exacerbation of hitherto...   [ continue reading...]

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A. Sivanandan (1923 – 2018) : Tribute to the late editor of Race & Class

Ambalavaner Sivanandan, who has died aged 94 in London on 3 January 2018, was an organic intellectual working at the interstices of race, class and imperialism....   [ continue reading...]

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An indomitable will' – why Asma Jahangir was Pakistan's social conscience | Moni Mohsin

The death of Asma Jahangir, the Pakistani activist, lawyer and human rights campaigner who passed away on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home in...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: Asma Jahangir (1952-2018), Secular icon, Feminist, Human Rights Lawyer Passes Away - links to reports, interviews / portraits and tributes

Asma Jahangir: Pakistan human rights champion died on sunday 11 February in Lahore, Pakistan. Here is an ongoing compilation of reports, portraits, tributes etc...   [ continue reading...]

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India: PADS Condemns Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister for Intimidating State Officers who Expressed Opinion Against Communalism

Statement from People's Alliance for Democracy and Secularism on 8 February 2018 - Communalism Repository / Press Release, Uttar Pradesh, Government / Ins...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Aadhaar's $11-billion question

Word has it that World Bank economists use “obviously fabricated” data from time to time. These are not Sitaram Yechury or Medha Patkar's words, but...   [ continue reading...]

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BJP Ideology and Future of Scientific Enterprise in India

With Indian independence and coming of Indian Constitution; the foundations for progress in the society were laid. This was to be for an all out progress and th...   [ continue reading...]

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McGarr's Review of Leake, Elisabeth, The Defiant Border: The Afghan-Pakistan Borderlands in the Era of Decolonization, 1936-65

The rugged and contested South Asian borderlands that straddle Afghanistan and Pakistan have long attracted the interest of powerful international actors. Of li...   [ continue reading...]

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India: No CCTV, please | Krishna Kumar

Cameras in classroom is the wrong answer. We lose all chances of reform if we isolate and pillory the teacher - General / Surveillance, Social Control, Tea...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: Digital Security Act 2018 - A Cause for Alarm

The Digital Security Act 2018 will curb the freedom of expression and also impede independent journalism in Bangladesh - Screening South Asia: Public Sphere, C...   [ continue reading...]

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