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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. 
 

Thailand- Tamil Margazhi Festival celebrated with great gusto.

Paper No. 6729                        Dated 8-Jan-2021

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

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Pakistan: Sectarian violence and beleaguered Hazaras

Paper no 6728                               Dated 7-Jan-2021
By K.M. Seethi
 

Nepal: Post Dissolution Developments:

Paper No. 6727                        Dated 6-Jan-2021
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Thirteen cases have been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of the Parliament and both parties- the Prime Minister and the President have given their affidavits.
 
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Pakistan’s Objectives conflict with Peace efforts in Afghanistan

Paper No. 6726                                               Dated 6-Jan-2021

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra,

While Pakistan kept affirming its commitment to the ongoing exercise of Afghan peace talks, its proclivity towards meddling in the internal affairs of another neighboring sovereign country with an inevitable desire to shape political dynamics there, contradicts its obligations and questions its dedication towards the peace process.

China’s Six Decades of Unremitting Offensive Military Adventurism Calls for Indian Foreign Policy Reset

Paper No 6725                                   Dated 5-Jan-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China defying global geopolitical dynamics heavily weighted against China and in favour of India has been engaged since May 2020 in unprovoked military escalation and armed clashes in Eastern Ladakh. Chinese triumphal arrogance against India calls for an urgent reset of India’s China-policy.

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Afghan Peace Process and Plausible Strategies under Biden Administration:

   Paper No. 6724                             Dated 4-Jan-2021

By Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra,

Initial steps towards the peace process in Afghanistan were taken in mid-2018 with senior American officials secretly traveling to Doha to open talks with the Taliban. This breakthrough was geared up with the appointment of Zalmay Khalilzad as the US State Department’s special representative for Afghan reconciliation in September 2018. However, each round of talks, though starting out with some optimism, fizzled out, followed by enhanced insurgency and violence.

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