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Holy shrine demolition in Pakistan: Beyond ‘Apology and Forgiveness’

Paper No. 6767                                    Dated 16-Mar-2021
By K.M. Seethi  
 
“If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred,” says Bhagavad Gita. 
 
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Pakistan: Fanatic Outrage and Shrine demolition:

Paper No 6730                   Dated 9-Jan-2021
 
By K.M. Seethi 
 
In less than a week after the destruction of a Hindu holy shrine in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the Supreme Court of Pakistan has come down heavily against the perpetrators of the act as well as against the public authorities for having failed to protect the rights and privileges of the biggest religious minority in the country. 
 

Minorities in India :

Paper No. 6682                         Dated 16-Sep-2020

By Kazi Anwarul Masud- (Former Secretary and Ambassador of Bangladesh.)

Throughout history minorities have faced with discriminations, of different forms, based on language, clans, tribes, and most importantly religion.

Myanmar: The State of the Peace Process: A Distant Dream?

Paper No. 6546                        Dated 8-Mar-2020

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

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Myanmar: Ugly turn with a wave of international indictments on Rohingya Issue:

Paper No. 6514                     Dated 21-Nov-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Myanmar is facing three major international justice initiatives, all at the same time in connection with the alleged crimes against the Rohingya community in Myanmar. There appears to be a concerted effort to corner Myanmar not only on the Rohingya issue, but also in other ethnic conflicts in Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States!

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Sri Lanka: The Sadness of Geography: Book Review

Paper No. 6583 .               Dated  20-Aug-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan.

Sri Lanka :  The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile,  By Logathasan Tharmadurai.  Dundurn Publishers, Toronto, 2019.

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

Those who haven’t experienced wounds can make light of the scars of others:   freely adapted from ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Act 2, Scene 2.

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Myanmar: Charter Amendment Proposals Submitted despite Army’s Objections:

Paper No. 6569              Dated  20- July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The 45-member Parliamentary Committee formed to examine and recommend proposals for Constitutional amendments submitted its report on 15th of July.

This Committee represented 14 political parties, some independents and surprisingly included the Army’s representatives too. The Army Representatives did not however give any proposal while its party the USDP made some ten proposals

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