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Irom was in her late 20s when she started her fast in November 2000 protesting against the “atrocities” by the armed forces under the controversial AFSPA. The 1958 law has been severely criticised as draconian, and provides complete impunity to the armed forces in initiating actions against suspected insurgents. 

 
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Blasphemy is the verbal avatar of heresy.

 
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The issue of triple talaq in one sitting has once again become a subject of heated discussion. Many Muslims continue to oppose the argument that uttering the word talaq in one sitting cannot dissolve a Muslim marriage. This is because triple talaq in one sitting as constituting an irrevocable divorce has been the position of many (though not all) of the scholars affiliated with the four major schools of Sunni jurisprudence for centuries.

 
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Can you imagine the Prime Minister with his 56-inch chest sitting down to write an essay on being a feminist? Though Narendra Modi in his first Independence Day speech asked why parents don’t put restrictions on their sons rather than their daughters; has given important ministry portfolios to women; and launched the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana, it still seems improbable.

 
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The Government’s intent to transform childhood would have been meaningful had it banned child labour in totality. The recently passed child labour Bill has left unanswered questions as it allows children to work in family enterprises.

 
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In Punjab, there is pervasive gender bias despite high levels of economic growth and per capita income bias. There is a 10-point difference in the under-five mortality rate of boys and girls, compared to only a two-point difference in the under-five mortality rate at the all-India level.

 
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The idea of Dalit empowerment, which found lip service for 60 years, is today an idea whose time has come, an idea that needs to be propagated by us, cutting across political affiliations so as to ensure that the term ‘Dalit’, does not mean oppressed or marginalised

 
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Thiruvananthapuram-based artist N.N. Rimzon is known to reflect his socio-political concerns through his works. Inspired by eminent Indian artists like Ramkinker Baij, he is exaggeratedly naturalistic and uses distinct figures of human vulnerability to present a larger picture to the viewer through his simplistic artwork.

 
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"An organiser of a prominent Literary festival once said " Dhondy? yes, we can invite him, but he's not an intellectual!" To which Farrukh Dhondy replied " Thank God! Only Frenchmen and Bengalis are intellectuals, I am just a professional writer, which means I don't do blogs and try and get money for whatever I write. I live in London where 'intellectual;' denotes the common man a person who beats his wife."

 
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Pokemon Go is a window to how augmented reality will blend into the real time world and nudge our movements. How did a game become a cultural phenomenon? Does this success ride on 21st-century civilisation’s over dependence on technology or does it have to do with the gamers and innovators milking childhood nostalgia and fantastical aspiration of every human being? Perhaps, it offers a social experience.

 


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The sixth ministerial conference of Heart of Asia (HoA) - Istanbul Process is all set to begin in Amritsar from today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani besides representatives from various countries would participate in the conference.
 
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Does Pakistan’s green lighting of the Russian request to use the strategic Gwadar Port for its exports, signal a new alignment in regional power play? Not really, writes Monish Gulati
 
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Fidel Castro was a symbol of revolution and inspiration to most of his followers. His insubordination to US power made him a beacon of resistance in Latin America and elsewhere, and his bushy beard, long Cuban cigar and green fatigues became universal symbols of rebellion, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Since Donald Trump’s shock victory last month, the Democratic Party and its supporters have plunged into a cantankerous inquest. The search for answers has lingered on voters in the “Rust Belt” states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, areas of the country that haemorrhaged manufacturing jobs in recent decades.
 
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US President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, such as it was, is an endangered species in the Trump era. Looking back, was it in essence more rhetoric than a policy to be implemented? Leaders of South-east Asia, East Asia and further afield are asking themselves this question.a
 
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I thank Excellency Ghani for accepting my invitation and for gracing this conference. It is also a great privilege for me to welcome all of you in Amritsar, a city blessed with simplicity, beauty and spirituality, and abode to the Golden Temple, the holiest shrines of Sikhs.   
 
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The traditional ties between India and the United Arab Emirates have,  over the decades grown, riding on the strength of trade and investments. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 2017 Republic Day
 
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Pathankot in the Punjab, a strategic IAF base, Uri, a sensitive Army post in the Kashmir Valley, both close to the Pakistan border, and now Nagrota, a major base of the Indian Army deep inside the Jammu region close to Jammu city, all were attacked by Islamic terrorist groups which penetrated, the inner-most security cordons.
 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
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