Commentaries & Articles
Do Not Whitewash the Taliban
The dastardly twin terror attacks at Kabul airport and a nearby hotel killed more than 160 people, including 13 US soldiers. The attack, claimed by Islamic State Khorassan (ISK) was a grim reminder of the dystopian future that awaits the country. US President Biden vowed to ‘hunt down the perpetrators and make them ‘pay’. The return of the Taliban has pushed the world towards another cycle of violence and counterviolence. Taliban sympathisers were quick to point out that IS-K is at loggerheads with the Taliban. The idea was to show the Taliban in good light and as victims of terrorism!
Stray Thoughts Relating to Developments in Afghanistan; India’s Policies Relating thereto and Implications for India
Despite increasing evidence that Taliban 2.0 is little different from Taliban 1.0 in terms of its being no more than a bunch of terrorists aided and abetted by Pakistan, a horde of apologists have arisen in its favour in many parts of the world. This is, perhaps, only to be expected as most countries with the exception of India have been in talks with it and have not been averse to its being allowed to assume control of Afghanistan. Having committed the original sin of so to speak supping with the devil it takes courage to express mea culpa and to break with it.
Gender Mainstreaming in BIMSTEC
The decade 1975-85 was declared as the decade for women which laid the foundation for gender mainstreaming. In this episode of the podcast, Prof Amena Mohsin and Ass Prof Atique Rahman with Cchavi Vasisht, discuss the issue and solutions for gender mainstreaming in BIMSTEC.
Rohingya Crises Enter Fifth Year
On 25 August 2017, Myanmar military led a crackdown against Rohingya in northern Rakhine State. The decades of minority suppression, economically, politically and socially culminated with military attacks on the Rohingya community. The attacks followed a massive refugee crisis in the region. On 25 August 2021, the community marked the fourth Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day. The National Unity Government (NUG) and civil society groups have called for justice and accountability on this day.
शी जिनपिंग का तिब्बत दौरा अहम,भारत के लिए इसके खास मायने
चीनी राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग बिना किसी पूर्व घोषणा के ही तिब्बत स्वायत्तशासी क्षेत्र (टार) के दो दिवसीय दौरे (21-23 जुलाई) की शुरुआत में 21 जुलाई को न्यिंगची के मेनलिंग हवाईअड्डे पर पहुंचे। उनका यह दौरा तिब्बत के “शांतिपूर्ण तरीके से स्वतंत्रता” की 70 वीं वर्षगांठ के थोड़ा पहले भी किया गया था। इसलिए यह दौरा महत्वपूर्ण है। चीनी राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग के इस दौरे में जातीय एकता, टार के जातीय स्कूलों में मंदारिन को प्राथमिक भाषा के रूप में बढ़ावा देने और चीन की मूलभूत विशेषताओं के साथ तिब्बती बौद्ध धर्म को समाजवाद से जोड़ने तथा अलगाववाद को रोकने के मुद्दे पर बल दिया गया था। यह दौरा चीन की पीपुल्
Taliban Takeover and Implications for Nepal
Nepalese in Afghanistan
Amidst Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the leading global powers continue to repatriate their citizens from Afghanistan. At the same time, geographically smaller countries are looking for international cooperation in repatriating their citizens.
War, Nationalism and Yasukuni Shrine
Yasukuni Jinja1, as the famous Shinto shrine is known is a quiet, serene and idyllic place in the middle of Tokyo’s Chiyoda-Ku. Local neighbouring residents, school children, young and elderly visit every day some time to pray and sometimes just to pass time or to engage in some creative activity. The complex is bustling with activity all the time. The shrine is a religious institution administered by a religious authority established to oversee the functioning of all Shinto shrines all over Japan.
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