Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Colombo, June 27: Apart from poverty and corruption, violence rooted in religious intolerance has become a hallmark of South Asian countries. And, as in the case of poverty and corruption, the State and the polity are complicit in violent religious intolerance. writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.   In Hindu-majority North India, cow protection vigilantes called […]

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Colombo, June 27 (newsin.asia): Aiming to bag Indian arms contracts and secure New Delhi’s  cooperation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region against China and Russia, US President Donald Trump on Monday wooed visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by listing the Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahidden chief, Syed Salahuddin,  as  a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist”. The State Department […]

Convicted Indian spy Jadhav seeks pardon from Pakistan army chief

Convicted Indian spy Jadhav seeks pardon from Pakistan army chief

Islamabad, June 22: Convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, has made a mercy petition before army chief General Qamar Bajwa, seeking forgiveness for his actions, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday. “He has requested the Chief of Army Staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds,” […]

India slaps sedition charge on 15 Muslims for shouting anti-India slogans during Indo-Pak match

India slaps sedition charge on 15 Muslims for shouting anti-India slogans during Indo-Pak match

Bhopal, June 20 (newsin.asia): Indian police in Madhya Pradesh arrested 15 Muslim youth  and charged them with “sedition” because they allegedly shouted anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans during Sunday’s Champions Trophy cricket final at the Oval in the UK. The 15 youngsters, were arrested in Burhanpur district and produced before a court. Additional Director General (ADG) […]

Two Pakistani naval officers killed in terror attack near Gwadar port

Two Pakistani naval officers killed in terror attack near Gwadar port

Gwadar, June 19: At least two Pakistani naval officers were killed and three others injured after their vehicle was ambushed by four assailants on two motorbikes in the Jiwani area of Gwadar district, according to the Dawn. The officers were transporting iftar items during a routine run from Jiwani city of the Balochistan province when […]

Spreading the tentacles of Pakistani blasphemy law

Spreading the tentacles of Pakistani blasphemy law

Colombo, June 14: Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy law has spread its tentacles to cover the social media. In a landmark judgment last Saturday, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan sentenced to death, Taimoor Raza, a 30 year old Shia Muslim from Bahawalpur, for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on Facebook,.writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express This is […]

Consequences of taking bilateral spats before the International Court of Justice

Consequences of taking bilateral spats before the International Court of Justice

Colombo, June 14: After New Delhi referred its “spy” concerns vis-a-vis Pakistan to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Tamil Nadu fishermen want the fishing dispute with Sri Lanka to be referred to the international body. India is now facing the consequence of taking its spat with Pakistan on the Kulbhushan Jadhav “spying” case to […]

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