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Economy of Islamic fundamentalism poses threat to Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami continues to be a potent force despite being weakened politically largely due to its economic prowess. The radical Islamic group operates diverse organisations creating a sprawling network of financial institutions and operations, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

Half the sky is still dark: Marital rape in South Asia

In a region where discrimination against women runs rampant, and in a great deal of cases is ignored on the grounds of traditions and customs, stability and harmony will continue to elude South Asia for as long as attempts are not made to treat 'half the sky' in a way the other half is, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor

India and Maldives: A make or break visit

While India seems desirous and even more serious about the return of normalcy and stability in the ecologically shaky Indian Ocean archipelago, it can be expected to urge President Yameen to keep to the narrow and straight path, both in domestic politics and geo-strategic diplomatic relations, writes N. Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.

Baloch Liberation Charter: A contract for freedom from a repressive Pakistan

World has high expectations from the genuine leadership of Baloch nation to play a key role in upholding world peace and combating religious extremism. It is time that the world supports the call for liberation of Balochistan from the repressive Pakistani regime, and in doing this, the Baloch Liberation Charter can lead the way, writes Sobdar Baluch for South Asia Monitor.

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...