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The Threat of ISIS and the Global Response

Paper No. 5769                                Dated 17-Aug-2014

 By Kazi Anwarul Masud                          

Once again another Islamic radical group has arisen from the sands of the Middle East to wreck havoc in an already disorderly world.  Surprisingly this group has forced its way into internecine fights in Iraq and Syria to carve a "state" that goes beyond terrorism.

UNIFORM CIVIL CODE – It is time to revisit this issue

Paper No. 5742                                        Dated 08-Jul-2014

By R. Upadhyay

With the recent Supreme Court Judgement that Fatwas are not legally binding, the question of a uniform civil code is again being debated.

 Recently, the Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju said in a write up and I quote- “I am fully in support of Uniform Civil Code” and “one of the reasons for the backwardness of Muslims is the lack of modernisation of their personal law”.

CHINA: Stumbling in Xinjiang

Paper No. 5736                               Dated 30-Jun-2014
 
By Col. R.Hariharan
 
There are clear indications that the Chinese are stumbling in their effort to crush the Uighur struggle against the Han Chinese domination in Xinjiang.
 

A Mistaken Identity: Muslim Radicalism as a Complex Phenomenon

Paper No 5734                            Dated 27-Jun-2014

Guest Column By Moorthy S. Muthuswamy Ph.D.(The views expressed are author's own)

If the above premise holds true, the coming years promise a new and potentially fruitful approach to mitigating the threat of ever-growing violent Muslim radicalism.

First, some background.

Pakistan: Ten Days after 'comprehensive' Operations in North Waziristan:

Paper No. 5732       Dated 27-Jun-2014
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
 
Though intensive operations against the TTP commenced on 23rd May 2014, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) formally christened the operation as “Zarb-e-Azb” on 15th of June.  This was a week after the  audacious attack by the TTP on Karachi International Airport on the morning of 8th June. 
 

Why violent attacks continue against Muslims in Sri Lanka? – Update No 246

Note No. 720                                               Dated 16-Jun-2014

By Col R Hariharan

“Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero addressing the rally in Aluthgama yesterday, referred to Muslims in derogatory terms and accused sections of the Government of being in collaboration with the Muslim Community. “

CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT IN DELHI- Failure of Vote Bank Politics?

Paper No. 5717                                         Dated 05-Jun-2014

By R. Upahyay

Collapse of Islamic Empire and partition of Indian sub-continent are the two eventful chapters of the post-Mogul history of India. 

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