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Maldives: Local Council Elections and other Developments:

Paper No. 5640                                    Dated 30-Jan-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Elections to the Local councils took place on Jan 18 and the results announced indicate that there has been no significant shift in the loyalties of the people from that of the Presidential elections.

Urdu and Muslim Identity in India.

Paper No. 5637                                     Dated 27-Jan-2014

by R. Upadhyay

When the Lok Sabha elections are only a few months away, the union Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan while inaugurating an Urdu festival on January 3 in Maharashtra flagged off a huge column of about 50,000 school students carrying banners and raising slogans demanding promotion of Urdu language.

Bangladesh under Siege

Paper No. 5632                             Dated 12-Jan-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

Prime Minister Sk. Hasina was very well aware that the BNP led opposition had constructed a well rehearsed strategy to demean her and her party, the Awami League (AL) one way or the other

The Ghost Returns: The New Communal Violence Bill:

Paper No. 5617                         Dated 20-Dec-2013

By R.Upadhyay,

The Ghost:

The ghost of the controversial Communal Violence Bill has re-surfaced in the political horizon of India as the ruling establishment appears to be determined to place it in the winter session for Parliament.

Communal Riots in Secular India

Paper No. 5577                                      Dated 09-Oct-2013

By R. Upadhyay

Since no honest effort was ever made in secular India to bridge the gap of communal mistrust between the two major religious communities that was primarily due to historical wrongs, one should not be surprised that communal riots continue to occur frequently.

Maldives: Elections: A Second round becomes necessary:

Paper No. 5555                                     Dated  8-Sep-2013
 
Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Though the results of the Presidential Elections have not been formally announced, it is seen that Nasheed of the MDP obtained 95,224 votes out of 211850 votes polled.  This comes to 45.45 percent and thus short of a fifty percent votes to prevent a runoff.
 

Maldives: Islam being used as a political tool in the Presidential Elections?

Paper No. 5499                            Dated 27-May-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

It is very unfortunate that almost all the political parties except the MDP are using religion as a political tool to keep former president Nasheed from winning the presidential elections this September.  Their main thrust in the election campaign is that all the parties are out to save Islam from Nasheed and his MDP!

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