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Bangladesh: The JeI- Change of Heart or Change of Tactics?

Paper No. 6496 .   Dated 19-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

Current media reports in Bangladesh indicate that the Jamaat-e-Islami is seriously considering changing its name and enter into politics afresh though it should be aware that mere changing the name will not bring in the desired legitimacy they are now desperately seeking.

Maldives: Former President Yameen Arrested Finally:

Paper No. 6495            Dated 19- Feb- 2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

When former President Yameen lost the election in end September last year, it was believed that the Solih Government would soon investigate various allegations against him of corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars of Government money.

Pakistan Needs to be Designated as ‘Enemy State”

Paper No. 6494               Dated 19-Feb-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan has all along in last seven decades openly and unapologetically demonstrated in relation to India all the adversarial policy inclinations that characterise a nation as an ‘Enemy Nation’. Call for peace dialogues and Composite Dialogues in decades past were intended by Pakistan as only a camouflage for its true intentions of using Pakistan Army affiliated Jihadi terrorist groups to ‘bleed India’.

Nepal: Action Paralysis on Transitional Justice and Dahal’s Threats to Revive the Civil War

Paper No. 6493 .    Dated  18-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

13 years have passed since the so-called People’s war ended and yet nothing has happened to the poor victims of conflict who are still looking for Justice.

Myanmar:The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

Paper No. 6492               Dated  16-Feb-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

Pakistan Based Terrorism and Suicide Bombings against India raising Ugly Head Again:

Paper No. 6491               Dated 15-Feb-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan- based and Pakistan-reared terrorism and suicide bombings against India targeting Kashmir Valley have again raised their ugly heads in February 2019 which again brings into central focus the despicable permissive roles of Pakistan primarily and China for impeding in United Nations in successive years the designation of JeM chief Masood Azhar as an ‘International Terrorist’.

Bangladhesh: Landmark Judgement of High Court against “River Grabbing”:

Paper No. 6490           Dated 12-Feb-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

A River is a living entity, a legal person and a juristic person’-

So said the Bangladesh High Court Bench in a petition filed by the Human Rights and Peace on the degradation of Turag River. It is a remarkable judgement and a landmark one that would apply not only to Bangladesh but to all regions in this part of the World where people are dependent on the rivers for their livelihood and well-being.

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