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Triple Talaq and the war of the Mullahs. Let not Shabano case be repeated.

Paper No. 6184                                 Dated 17-Oct-2016

By R.Upadhyay.

For the first time in the constitutional history of India, the Central Government through its Law Ministry filed an affidavit impressing upon the Supreme Court to do away the prevalent practice of polygamy and triple Talaq on the plea that they are not an integral part of the religion and is also against the constitutional guarantee of gender equality.

The Case Against Triple Talaq:

United States Should not be Strategically Diverted from Asia Pacific 2016

Paper No. 6183                                   Dated 12-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States stood strategically distracted from Asia Pacific in the last decade resulting in China’s unimpeded militarisation of the South China Sea and the emergence of China as a maritime power—both impinging on stability and credibility of US security architecture.

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh

Paper No. 6182                                Dated 10-Oct-2016

By Bhaskar Roy             

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. 

India’s Surgical Strikes into Pakistan: The Unintended Consequences

Paper No. 6181                                  Dated 10-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s surgical strikes into Pakistan has not only been a game-changer for India’s strategic assertions but as an unintended consequence stirred more notably a domestic debate within Pakistan on its ISI-sponsored Jihadi terrorist outfits and Kashmir.

China Saves Pakistani Terrorist Again

Paper No. 6180                                      Dated 06-Oct-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

China announced (Oct 01) that it has extended by another three months the “technical hold” on India’s listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) chief, Masood Azhar as an international terrorist in the 1267 Committee of the United Nations.

INDIAN MUSLIMS – Need an assertive movement for freedom from Islamists’ siege?

Paper No. 6179                                 Dated 04-Oct-2016

By R, Upadhyay

Addressing the Kozhikode conclave of the BJP in Kerala on September 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the political parties not to consider Muslims as “vote bank or commodities”.

BRICS Summit October 2016 in India against Soured Background

Paper No. 6178                                Dated 03-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The 8th BRICS Summit is being hosted by India in Goa on October 15-16 2016 ordinarily would have passed off as an eventful diplomatic event, but it now takes place against a soured background due to adverse strategic postures against India by its member-nations in2016.

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