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हॉन्ग कॉन्ग मसले पर पार्टी के भीतर मतभेद शी चिनफिंग के लिए समस्या
चीन का नेतृत्व हॉन्ग कॉन्ग में 9 सितंबर को हुए विरोध प्रदर्शन की तस्वीरों और वीडियो से भड़का जरूर होगा। वहां प्रदर्शनकारी अमेरिका के झंडे हाथ में लेकर “अमेरिका आओ और हॉन्ग कॉन्ग पर कब्जा कर लो” के नारे लगा रहे थे। ये प्रदर्शन लाखों हॉन्ग कॉन्ग वासियों द्वारा चीनी शासन के खिलाफ 15 से भी अधिक हफ्तों से किए जा रहे विरोध का नतीजा हैं और इनके कारण अंतरराष्ट्रीय मीडिया में चीन का प्रतिकूल प्रचार भी हो रहा है। इससे ‘रंगीन क्रांति’ की वह चिंता भी सामने आती है, जो बाइदेहे में वार्षिक सम्मेलन में वरिष्ठ नेताओं ने जताई थी।
Recent Developments in Kashmir
The spate of criticism faced by India in the international community following its constitutional amendment of Article 370, the restructuring of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and the pre emptive steps taken by it to preserve peace and tranquillity in the state is totally unwarranted. Such criticism is at best ill informed - as exemplified by the ridiculous assertion of the Malaysian Prime Minister that India invaded Kashmir - and at worst smacks of outright bias.
US-Iran Conflict and its Impact on Central Asia: An Assessment
The Central Asian Republics (CARs) and The Islamic Republic of Iran have followed a mutual policy of increased political and economic cooperation in recent times, which is primarily based on age-old ethnocultural and historical ties between the two regions. However, being predominantly influenced by one or another dominant superpower such as Russia, China, and to certain extent, USA, the CARs have been cautious about reaping closed ties with Iran in light of recent US pressure on Iran and its possible implications on these Republics.
From Indraprastha to New Delhi: The Millennial Itihasa of a Capital
sarvanyetani dharmani ksatre bharata sattam, nirashishe jivaloke dharmem vyavasthitaha; majjet trayi dandanitau hatayam sarvem dharma prakseyeyurvi rudadhaha, sarvem dharmashchshramanam hataha syuhu ksatre tyakte rajadharmem purane. -Mahabharat (Shanti Parva, 64//28)
Brexit and UK Elections
The Brexit debate has spilled over from Parliament to vote in elections. British Prime Minister Johnson suffered an initial set-back when Parliament voted Letwin Amendment on 19th October to delay Brexit deal by a vote of 322 to 306 until after it has gone through the ‘Withdrawal Agreement Bill’. This a detailed piece of legislation for bringing the international treaty into domestic law. He recovered ground to score a convincing win on Tuesday, 22nd October by a vote of 329 to 299.
अनुच्छेद 370 का निरस्तीकरण, पाकिस्तान की प्रतिक्रिया
अनुच्छेद 370 और 35, जिसके अंतर्गत जम्मू-कश्मीर को विशेष दर्जा दिया गया था, वे भारतीय संविधान के हिस्से थे। इस लिहाजन, उनका निरस्तीकरण किसी भी तरह से अंतरराष्ट्रीय समझौते की अवहेलना नहीं है। ये सुनिश्चित करते हैं कि जम्मू-कश्मीर के लोग भारतीय संघ के दायरे में लोकतांत्रिक अधिकारों का उपभोग करते थे, जो पाकिस्तान अधिकृत कश्मीर (पीओके) के लोग को कभी नसीब नहीं हुआ था। यहां तक कि हालिया किये गए संशोधन के बाद भी, इस स्थिति में कोई फर्क नहीं आया है। केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों के भाग के रूप में, जम्मू-कश्मीर तथा लद्दाख के लोग भारतीय संसद में प्रतिनिधित्व करते रहेंगे।
The Killing of Abu Bakral-Baghdadi: Implications
On 27th October President Trump of the United States announced the killing of Al Baghdadi and claimed that his was a bigger achievement than that of a similar capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, believed to be the inspiration, if not the master mind, behind the 9/11 that left a toll of 2996.
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