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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!

Bangladesh- Damning Exposures

Paper No. 5498                                     Dated 22-May-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

It was inevitable and had to happen, because some politicians in Bangladesh have conscience.

New Jihadi Magazine in English Focuses on South Asia, including Afghanistan & India

Paper No. 5482                                        Dated 07-May-2013

By B. Raman

SITE, an Internet monitoring group, has drawn attention to a new web-based jihadi magazine in English called “Azan”.

2. According to SITE, the magazine is believed to have been started by jihadis in Afghanistan and Pakistan and its first web issue appeared on May 5, 2013.

Beijing Underlines PLA's Role in Western China

Paper No. 5481            Dated 5-May-2013

By B.Raman

According to the Xinhua news agency, the Xinjiang authorities have arrested 11 more suspected terrorists in connection with the investigation of a violent incident on April 23,2013, in a town in Kashgar’s Bachu county, 1200 kms south-west of Urumqi, in which 21 persons allegedly  belonging to different communities were killed.

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