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Reassurance That Isn’t

Reassurance That Isn’t Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory speech, The Indian Express wrote: “In his speech in Central Hall in Parliament on Saturday, the first after being elected leader of the BJP-led NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi struck a heartening note of magnanimity. Among other things, he said the new government would make…

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Imran Khan and Minorities in Pakistan and India

Imran Khan and Minorities in Pakistan and India Imran Khan, the Prime Minster of Pakistan, seems to be unaware of the trajectory of state of minorities in Pakistan. While addressing a ceremony, Khan stated that his government would ensure that minorities in Pakistan get equal status and rights. Good intentions! At the same time he…

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Naseeruddin Shah ko Gussa Kyon Aata hai?

Naseeruddin Shah ko Gussa Kyon Aata hai? The index of health of democratic society is gauzed by the feeling of security experienced by the minorities. Similarly one can say that the degree of democracy in a society is reflected by the degree of ‘freedom of expression’ in the society. In India we see that both…

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Atrocities Upon Minorities in China

Atrocities Upon Minorities in China  I recently read the story of torture and exploitation of followers of Falun Gong in China, ‘The SOS in my Halloween decorations’, by Jon Kelly. When I visited the US for the first time in 1997 I came across information in this regard by the local Chinese people. Initially, I…