OPINIONS - 2019
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Muslims succeed in soon making India a Theocratic State, the ‘Hindu Rashtra’. By Hem Raj Jain

Fielding of ‘Sadhvi’ Pragya as its candidate from Bhopal is ample prove BJP is heading towards ‘Hindu Rashtra’ (ii)- By not filing 6 writ petitions in Courts, Indian Muslims paved the way for unprecedented political ascendancy of  BJP / Hindutva forces (iii)- BJP and

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The mission of Mirwaiz and Lone never dies. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

 In the annals of history, nations and peoples are often blessed with leaders, guides and activists who play singular roles providing leadership that transcends inspiration and casts a lasting impact on these societies. The people Kashmir were blessed with such leaders and guides in the form

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After The Attack on Shanti Nagar and Khanewal: Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy Laws. By Dr. Stephen Gill

NOTE: Attacks on Shantinagar, Khanewal and on the surrounding areas on the 5th and the 6th of February of 1997 were the direct consequences of Pakistan blasphemy laws. For three weeks after the attack, no Government representative from the higher ranks visited the village. The prime minister, pre

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Pakistan’s latest IMF bailout will not succeed without major cuts in the defense budget. EFSAS Commentary

In its recently published commentary, “Pakistan’s latest IMF bailout will not succeed without major cuts in the defense budget”, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) comments on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) announcement that it had reached a S

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NIAC Brings USA & Iran on the brink of easily-avoidable war. By Hem Raj Jain

The people or organizations or institutions who plunge two or more countries in war (by their acts of commission) are the not only responsible for avoidable war but the people or organization or institutions which can stop war but do not do so are also equally responsible (by their acts of omissi

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The future of peace in Afghanistan is rooted in lessons from the past. EFSAS report

 In its recently published article, The future of peace in Afghanistan is rooted in lessons from the past”, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) has evaluated the future of the long desired peace-process in Afghanistan. EFSAS explores in its article the history of Af

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ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace. By Manish Rai

 Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local arm has repeatedly targeted both official and civilian facilities, as well as religious gatherings, in the Afg

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Another Kashmir Party on its way, if doesn't wake-up, to become time-pass. By Hem Raj Jain

As per media reports (http://risingkashmir.in/news/shah-faesal-meets-governor-seeks-release-of-political-prisoners-349676.html or http://www.knskashmir.com/Shah-Faesal-calls-on-Governor-Malik-37172 ) the President of ‘Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement’ (JKPM) Shah Faesal on Tuesday t

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Self-determination: An Inescapable Principle of Kashmir Dispute. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

 The concept of self-determination is  a vexing but significant topic in the field of human rights. It is the idea of government by the consent of the governed eternally memorialized in the soaring prose of President Thomas Jefferson in America's Declaration of Independence. Self-de

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Self-determination: An Inescapable Principle of Kashmir Dispute. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

The concept of self-determination is  a vexing but significant topic in the field of human rights. It is the idea of government by the consent of the governed eternally memorialized in the soaring prose of President Thomas Jefferson in America's Declaration of Independence. Self-determin

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Azhar's designation as a global terrorist will force Pakistan to act against him. By Farooq Ganderbali

In a huge diplomatic win for India, the United Nations last week designated Moulana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief, a decade after New Delhi approached the world body for the first time on the iss

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Coptic Orthodox in Al Minya, Egypt celebrate Holy Friday over ashes. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

As the Orthodox in Egypt and around the world began their holy week last week on Sunday, April 21, Christians around the world mourned the Sri Lanka church bombing where more than three hundred Catholic Christians were killed celebrating Easter. For Copts, the explosion of bombs inside the three

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The complex search for a solution in Afghanistan: US, Afghan Government, Taliban and blatant Pakistani interference: EFSAS

Amidst claims of progress, albeit labored and fragmentary, in the ongoing talks between the United States (US) and the Taliban, concomitant reports of regular, violent and widespread clashes between the Taliban and Afghan government troops much before the time the ‘Spring Offensive’ h

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Part Four: Shantinagar and Khanewal: Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy laws. By Dr. Stephen Gill

The incident reminds one of the holocausts at the time of the creation of Pakistan in 1947 when the Hindus and Muslims killed one another in the name of God whom nobody has seen. The young persons of today in Pakistan



 "no longer have to stretch their imagination to know what

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Kashmir election nothing but a farce. By Farooq Ganderbali

It seems Pakistan is bent upon not learning its lessons from experience. It lost one wing of the country, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), because it refused to accept the verdict of the elections in 1971. It did so because leadership in West Pakistan did not want a person from the Eastern wing, S

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Part 111 of Shantinagar and Khanewal: Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy Laws; By Dr. Stephen Gill

 As soon as the crowd entered Shantinagar, the residents felt as if that was doomsday.  Everywhere, they saw clouds of smoke. The attackers first cut off the telephone lines, and the electricity. Many were reportedly armed with rifles, pistols, daggers, homemade bombs and other weapons.

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Part Two: Shantinagar and Khanewal; Ramifications of Blasphemy laws. By Dr. Stephen Gill

The attack was initiated from the historical city of Khanewal, known for the activities of the Muslim militants. Khanewal is not far from Shantinagar. Before proceeding further, it is better to have some idea about this city. The name Khanewal was given to the city by Daha Khans, a prominent poli

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Muslims themselves to be blamed for their pathetic situation in India. By Hem Raj Jain

Six petitions in Supreme & High Courts are enough to bring honorable & peaceful life for Muslims in India. Presently in print & electronic media of India (also due to on-going election for lower house of the Parliament) politicians, political commentators, journalists, academicians, r

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Attacks on Shantinagar and Khanewal (divided in four parts): RAMIFICATIONS OF PAKISTAN BLASPHEMY LAWS. By Dr. Stephen Gill

 NOTE: Attacks on Shantinagar, Khanewal and the surrounding areas on the 5th and the 6th of February of 1997 were the direct consequences of Pakistan blasphemy laws.  The destruction that was caused in Shantinagar by these wrong laws reminds one the destruction caused in 1947 when India

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Real talk: Are we on track to #endmalaria? By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant

 This year’s World Malaria Day theme, "Zero Malaria Starts With Me" re-energizes the fight to eliminate malaria which, despite being preventable and treatable, still kills over half a million people every year. While incredible progress has been made in the past 15 years (wit

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On the international day of Peasants farmers are entitled to inheritance of land right. By David Rehmat

“On the international day of Peasants farmers are entitled to inheritance of land rights to farmers and small farmers”. 17th April is the International day of peasants.



 In 1996, 19 peasants were killed when they were protesting against a feudal system in the city of Br

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People participated in election process in Kashmir. By Farooq Ganderbali

Despite Pakistan trying every trick in its terror book to thwart democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir, the overwhelming participation of people in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls has once again shown that people in the state prefer ballot over bullet. Pakistan was planning to disrupt the democrati

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Is Arab League Still Relevant? By Manish Rai

The Arab League, commonly known as the League of Arab States, was formed in 1945 for the purpose of aligning the Arab nations for matter of mutual interest and concern. Foundations of League were laid by The Alexandria Protocol of 1944 issued by representatives of Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and

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Hindu girls victims of intolerant Pakistan. By Manzoor Ahmed

The recent abduction and forcible conversion of three young Hindu women in Pakistan’s Sindh province raked up great anger in different parts of the world. What has riled large section of the Pakistani civil society is that such incidents have become so regular that successive Pakistani gove

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Part 111: WHO KILLED BISHOP JOHN JOSEPH? By Dr. Stephen Gill

 Bishop John Joseph ended his life to end the blasphemy laws of Pakistan, which are the time bombs tied to the bodies of the Christians, while the remote control is in the hands of the Muslims who can press the button any time to blow them up. The Pakistan of today is under the martial law o

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Part 11: WHO KILLED BISHOP JOHN JOSEPH? By Dr. Stephen Gill

 Bishop John Joseph ended his life to end the blasphemy laws of Pakistan, which are the time bombs tied to the bodies of the Christians, while the remote control is in the hands of the Muslims who can press the button any time to blow them up. The Pakistan of today is under the martial law o

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Despite rich in water resources, half Kashmir population has no access to potable water. By Farooq Ganderbali

Despite Pakistan Occupied Kashmir being rich in water resources, roughly half the population in the region still do not have access to potable water as water sources have all but dried up in some areas. The reason being Islamabad exploiting the water resources of POK for the benefit of Punjabi Ge

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Who killed Bishop John Joseph? Ramifications of the Pakistan Blasphemy Laws (in three parts) By Dr. Stephen Gill

Bishop John Joseph ended his life to end the blasphemy laws of Pakistan, which are the time bombs tied to the bodies of the Christians, while the remote control is in the hands of the Muslims who can press the button any time to blow them up. The Pakistan of today is under the martial law of reli

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Clash of Christian and Indian Cultures. By Dr. Stephen Gill

THE VIEW BELOW ANSWERS A QUESTION FROM PROFESSOR DR. AKSA RAO FROM INDIA, WHO ASKS IF CHRISTIAN CULTURE CLASH WITH PROVERBIAL INDIAN CULTURE.  RECENTLY THERE ARE SEVERAL ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS ON THE BASIS THAT CHRISTIAN CULTURE IS FOREIGN.



ANSWER:



Christian culture is bas

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Who is? What is the human being? By José Arnal

All dimensions of human nature, together with the activity that belongs to them, are strictly personal. Thus, for example, the human body functions are not animals, but are truly and properly humans. In part Aristotle and his disciples were wrong when they do not realize that the so-called lower

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Why is Pakistan silent on detention of two million Muslims in Xinjiang? By Farooq Ganderbali

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan recently dodged a question on the detention of as many as two million Muslims in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, saying he “didn't know much” about the issue. Khan said that even if the allegations on China are true, he would raise

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Al Sisi’s presidential ambitions conflict with Egypt’s constitution. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

By virtue of its own authority every dictatorial power -- whether of military, religious or national -- creates for the country a vital, intellectual space or atmosphere where propaganda can flourish. This is the means to enact authoritarian projects for the purpose of tightening a grip on societ

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Even after Abolishing Article 370, the J&K Constitution will not be abolished. By Hem Raj Jain

Status of India nothing more than Care-taker of J&K and Election Commission for united-J&K (ii)- Abolishing Article 370 will not abolish J&K Constitution



In view of the statement by BJP President Amit Shat that (Article 370 of the Constitution will be abolished in 2020 when

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Forced conversion of minority girls, a tragic reality. By Nasir Saeed

Last weekend more than a dozen NGOs protested in front of Pakistan’s Punjab assembly against the ongoing forced conversion of minorities’ girls.



They demanded the government pass a law to stop the forced conversion of minorities’ girls to Islam.



On March 29th

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Part 3: Escape of Pastor Arthur: Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy Laws. By Dr. Stephen Gill

Continued from Part2: The PEN reading was dedicated to those prisoners who had been behind the bars the world over for expressing their personal opinions. Due to the pressure from the national offices of the Pen, several prisoners had been released by their governments.  A stream of constant

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Islamabad declares water war on people of PoK. By Farooq Ganderbali

Pakistan has declared a water war on the people of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) by diverting the waters of the Neelum River to Punjab province. Punjab remains Pakistan's pampered and favoured province and Islamabad is depriving the people of Muzaffarabad from their water lifeline - Neelum

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Coordinated India-Myanmar counter-insurgency operations hold valuable lessons for Pakistan. EFSAS report

The recent coordinated counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Indian and Myanmar armed forces against the banned Arakan Army (AA) and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Khaplang (NSCN-K) have, as per all accounts, been fairly successful. That such coordination was actually effe

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Part 2: Escape of Pastor Arthur: Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy Laws. By Dr. Stephen Gill

The fanatics   who have killed their own daughter, can easily kill SK   and her family.  She has become so desperate that she once sprinkled kerosene on her clothes   and was ready to burn herself.  The Pastor phoned to dissuade her from suicide. He advised

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Part 1: Escape of Pastor Arthur: Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy Laws. By Dr. Stephen Gill

 Note: It was written 19 years ago. It is still timely. Some names have not been identified for obvious reasons. Next in this series is Bishop John Joseph who ended his life to end the blasphemy laws of Pakistan



 I met Pastor Arthur on September 23 in 2001. At that time, I was

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The New Great Game: An Impending Danger with Serious Global Implications. By S. K Basu and Manish Rai

A new Great game is again taking shape and form in the mainland Asia; or in the real sense of the term at the heart of Asia. Of course, compared to the old Great Game that was heavily focussed on Afghanistan, it is now more in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) region and this time Pakistan is the

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New Zealand mosque attack: Egypt’s grand imam schools the West on terror equality. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

The following includes a brief review of how Islam realized its presence in a country such as New Zealand (Muslims are one percent) by way of intentional Islamization efforts and export across the world. The grand imam of Al-Azhar Institute, Ahmed Al Tayib, responded to the New Zealand tragedy wi

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Islamabad denies on use of F-16 during recent aerial conflict with India. By Farooq Ganderbali

After Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out strikes against Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Balakot, Pakistan on February 27, Pakistan has all but confirmed that its air force deployed an American-made F-16 fighter jet in its February 27 aerial conflict with India. The United States had provided F-

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Not NYAY but improved MNREGA with payment against consideration. By Hem Raj Jain

‘Nyuntam Aay Yojana’, the NYAY (Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme) announced by Congress Party on March, 25 has generated political storm in India, which is in Parliamentary election mode. Under NYAY Congress has promised to give cash benefit of Rs 6 Thousand per month directly in bank

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All faith vigil for peace held in London after twin mosque attack in New Zealand

London: March 23, 2019. (PCP) In the wake of the condemnable terror attack in New Zealand on Friday 15 March, the British Pakistani Christian Association held a peace vigil at Ilford Town Hall to commemorate those who were heartlessly taken too soon.



In the early afternoon of Friday pea

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It’s Time to bend the curve sharply to #endTB: By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant

Although governments of 193 countries had promised way back in 2015 to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the global annual rate of TB decline since then has been much less than what is required. The rate of TB decline which is currently hovering around 1.5%, should catapult to over 10% by 2025 globa

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Kashmiris should act as 'iron is hot' due to Parliamentary elections. By Hem Raj Jain

Due to chronic & gory Kashmir problem during last over 71years tens of thousands of people have lost their lives, many wars (including proxy wars) have been fought between India and Pakistan and Kashmiris are still suffering. This unfortunate situation lingered mainly due to confusion of Kash

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Exploitation of natural resources in Kashmir & GB by Pakistani govt deprives natives of their own natural wealth. By Farooq Ganderbali

Exploitation of the natural resources in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by Punjabi-dominated Pakistani government has deprived the natives of the region of their own natural wealth. Pakistan is plundering the natural resources of PoK and GB without the consultation of t

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There is no place for the Qadianis in Pakistan, says Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan: By Ata Us Salam

It was the evening of 6th of January 2019, I was watching PTV news with one of my friends in Wimbledon and his family. The newscaster was reporting that Mr Zulfiqar Bukhari, who is usually called Zulfi Bukhari, had addressed the members of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat in the Golra Sharif area of Pakistan. I

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Syria Still a Hotbed for Extremists. By Manish Rai

 ISIS has lost almost all the territory in its possession in Syria. There is a perception growing among the people that these are the end days of Islamic State and United States and allies war on terror is coming to conclusion in Syria. But still in one corner of Syria Jihadis enjoy safe hav

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Gang Rape of Eight Christian Girls in Pakistan: Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy Laws. By Dr. Stephen Gill

The article was written about nineteen years ago. Surprisingly, it is still timely) The rape of innocent young women by armed gangs particularly for religious revenge is an outrageous cruelty. The police and employers who side with such gangs are outrageously cruel culprits.  There is no wor

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War is not in favor of anyone. By Cynthia Sohail

 Pakistan and India are two neighboring countries of South-Asia. Both the countries share almost same well-off and vast cultural and traditional heritage, which is preserve over past thousands of years. Both the countries leaders splurge day and night in freedom moment to get separate indepe

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Anger Activism Rejects Universal Human Rights. By Jeffrey Imm, Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.)

 In a commitment to universal human rights, outrageous abuses against human rights and dignity will shock and outrage many, and bring feelings of anger about such abuses, but we need restraint. Anger is the opposite of the peace we seek in compassion, dignity, and respect for human rights fo

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ISIS 2.0 All Set to Go. By Manish Rai

ISIS caliphate was once had population of 10 million people within its borders. It stretched across two countries Iraq and Syria contained major towns and cities, oil fields, factories and dams and was roughly the size of Britain. But now ISIS has lost more than 99 percent of the territory it onc

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Conversion to Christianity. By Stephen Gill

The view below is to answer a question from Mr. Kalchuri Murty, a translator and post graduate in Ancient Indian History, and Archaeology from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India, and post-graduate also in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University.  He is a Stephenean

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Ultimately chronic, gory and explosive Kashmir problem being solved by FJP. By Hem Raj Jain

People of J&K (especially from Kashmir) should come forward to become petitioner in Supreme Court of India (SCI) in petition about PoJK being filed by ‘Fauji Janta Party’ (FJP)



India was partitioned in 1947 on the basis of religion (which both Hinduism and Islam came in

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St. Thomas & the Native Judeo-Dravidian Malankara Nasrani Church; A Brief Overview. By George Alexander

Introduction: The unknown history of the ancient Nasrani Church of Malankara is worthy of note. For a certainty, the Malankara-Malabar Church definitely had a Pre-Nestorian, Pre-Latin and Pre-Syriac origin, existence and history. An ancient community of indigenous Christians (the Judeo -Dravidian

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Egypt: Is Orthodox Church “unity” with Catholics linked to bishop’s murder? By: Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

The circumstances surrounding last month’s murder trial where two monks were found guilty for last summer’s killing of Bishop Epiphanius, head of the Orthodox Abu Makar Monastery, are troubling. They have revealed how Arab-Muslim Bedouins and the Coptic pope of the Egyptian Orthodox C

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Women speak: To be a woman and to be in India. By Shobha Shukla

Is the situation dismal? In a survey of experts done in 2018, India ranks as the world’s most dangerous country for women. It had ranked 4th in the same survey done 7 years ago. The Global Gender Gap Index 2017 by the World Economic Forum placed India at 108 position out of 144 countries be

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Salafism threat to Kashmiriyat. By Farooq Ganderbali

Kashmir is going through a phase of radicalisation, where traditions like Sufism have been eroded and there is a threat of Kashmir being lost to fanatic Islam with no space to other religious beliefs. Salafism’ backed by Pakistan has sounded the death knell of ‘Kashmiriyat’ and

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Ramification of Pakistan Blasphemy Laws: Women of The Minorities. By Stephen Gill

A woman who accuses a man of rape may wind up convicted of adultery. Amnesty International supports the view when it considers "the possibility of a rape victim ending up being accused of zina (adultery) is not a mere twist in the law or of academic interest. It frequently happens to women i

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Indian air-strikes on terror infrastructure isolated Pakistan globally. By Farooq Ganderbali

The air-strikes by India on terror infrastructure deep inside Pakistan after the February 14 Pulwama suicide attack has now isolated Pakistan globally. It is a victory of India’s diplomacy. New Delhi must keep up the pressure on Pakistan to crack down on terrorism infrastructure and the mas

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Mourning India should ask USA to reorganize UN based on denuclearization & secularism. By Hem Raj Jain

India in mourning due to misconception about terrorism (ii)- Constitutionally secular Hindu majority India blundered by militarily entering Balakot Pakistan without end-game of retrieving Muslim PoJK (iii)- India should ask from world community (led by USA) to go for re-organization / replacement

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OIC invite to Sushma Swaraj major diplomatic victory for India, setback for Pakistan. By Farooq Ganderbali

The invitation by United Arab Emirates (UAE) to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to attend the Foreign Ministers’ meet of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), set to take place in Abu Dhabi on March 1-2, is a major diplomatic victory for India and a setback fo

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EFSAS discusses nexus between terrorism in South Asia and the West

A delegation of EFSAS, consisting of Mr. Dušan Vejinović (Senior Research Analyst EFSAS) and Ms. Yoana Barakova (Research Analyst EFSAS), held a meeting in the Hague with Mr. Jean Pascal Zanders, an independent researcher/consultant on disarmament, non-proliferation of chemical, biological

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Politics in Pakistan has always been dominated by elites. By Farooq Ganderbali

Pakistan is among the poorest nations in the world, though oxymoronically it is rich in natural resources. The reality is that almost 40 percent of the people in Pakistan live in extreme poverty. The Human Development Index ranks Pakistan 147th out of 188 countries for 2016. According to several

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Article 35-A is unconstitutional & anti-fundamental rights Needs to be renewed. By Prof. Bhim Singh

The role of the Constituent Assembly of India came to an end on January 26, 1950 when Constitution of India was promulgated, except Jammu and Kashmir.  



Under special circumstances, may be, political compulsions, State of J&K was not brought under the cover of the Constitution

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Atmosphere of suspicion created in Kashmir through unfounded, presumptive provocative statements. By Farooq Ahmad

As a plea regarding Article 35-A of the Constitution is being heard in the Supreme Court, so much hullabaloo has been created in Kashmir by separatists, soft-separatists and other vested interests to create an atmosphere of suspicion through unfounded, presumptive provocative statements.
Instead o

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Without Kashmir solution non-military Balakot strike opens way for Pak attack on security forces in J&K. By Hem Raj Jain

Both India & Pakistan responsible for not understanding rather confounding definition of terrorism (ii)- World community should ensure that PM Modi does not give freedom to armed forces about use of Nukes (iii)- War by India without solving Kashmir problem will pave way for Sunni-Caliphate (iv)- Sec

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Terrorism expanded in Pakistan due to state’s sympathetic policy for terrorists in Kashmir, Afghanistan. By Farooq Ahmad

The origins and nature of terrorism in Pakistan and social, political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of political violence there is known to everybody in the world. Since 9/11, the state of Pakistan has come to be regarded as the epicentre of terrorist activity committed i

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Persecution Rising in China: And Things Could Get Worse. By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera

 The steadily deteriorating state of religious freedom in China has been a frequent topic of late, both here on BreakPoint and other media outlets. The picture is bleak. An estimated one million Muslim Uighurs have been detained in what are essentially re-education camps, as part of an attem

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Afghan Peace Process Should Have a Holistic Approach. By Manish Rai

United States seems to be inclined or even desperate, to close a deal with the Taliban. The US Special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, has already held extensive six days talks with the Taliban at Doha last month. Americans are hopeful that talks with the Taliban will take the ‘peac

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The President is fully empowered to amend Article 370 & extend Indian Constitution to J&K. By Prof. Bhim Singh

The entire world press/media is flooding with the highly provocative stories on ‘Fire in Kashmir’, which is in J&K. J&K acceded to the Union of India by its Ruler on October 26, 1947. This is unfortunate that well known writers/authors, jurists, statesmen and politicians have

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Agony of a Poet when Site is compromised. By Stephen Gill

The website of Writer’s Lifeline was hacked around the time my feature 75 appeared. This feature defines peace. Because of a sinister soul who is allergic to peace all the links of Writer’s Lifeline stopped working. This soul has put all my links in a folder called yoga. 

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Kashmiris should take Mirwaiz’s apprehension seriously about death and destruction of their youth. By Hem Raj Jain

As per former General of Pakistan, the first suicide-car-attack at Pulwama not going to be the last (ii)- Due to China-Russia, USA and SaAr having military interest in Pakistan, India does not have courage to wage war against Pakistan (iii)- Like any weak country, India instead will increase crac

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Healing is different from cure, conveys Pirates Of Chemotherapy. By Bobby Ramakant

When we first heard of a dramatic comedy theatre play on breast cancer, it was difficult to comprehend how will the three go together? Comedy, theatre and poignant theme of breast cancer! Glad we went for the preview show of this play because it did justice to comedy, theatre and breast cancer is

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India, under military ultimatum, should demand from Pakistan the JeM leaders & PoK. By Hem Raj Jain

Instead of depending on veto wielding UN, India should demand from Pakistan under military ultimatum the PoK & JeM leaders responsible for Pulwama terrorist attack



--The Government of India (GOI) has condemned (https://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/31053/India+strongly+conde

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Al Shabaab Jumps on the Anti-Israel, Anti-Trump Bandwagon. By A.J. Caschetta

The Somalian terrorist organization al Shabaab recently explained that its attack at the DusitD2 hotel in Kenya on Jan. 15 was retaliation for U.S. policy in Israel. The group's statement claimed, "The Mujahideen carried out this operation ... [as] a response to the witless remarks of U.

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Pope Francis' "ark of fraternity" floats all faiths ... until it sinks. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

The three-day Conference on Human Fraternity was an event recently held on February 3 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where seven hundred religious leaders from around world gathered to hear the speeches of Pope Francis and Grand Imam Al Tayeb. Two of the world’s three leaders of the Ab

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Death for Drinking Adam’s Ale. By Stephen Gill

A cup of water in the hellish heat of the May in the Panjab of Pakistan threw Asia Bibi on death row for eight years for insulting the Prophet Muhammad. In jail she suffered from intestinal bleeding and became so week that often she was not able to walk. The windowless cell where there was no dif

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Fair Trail. By SHAMIM MASIH

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, finally set aside a review petition of a Christian woman Aasia Bibi, accused of blasphemy, after spent more than 8 years in prison. The decision is being warmly welcomed by rights activists, local and international community. The judgement is unclear about the actio

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Lord Jesus Christ the 25th Teerthankar of Jainism. By Hem Raj Jain

Generally, in various books, magazines articles etc (not only in India where Mahavir Swami and Gautama Buddha preached in 6th century BCE, but in other countries too) it is said that Mahavir Swami and Gautama Buddha were contemporary and Gautama Buddha started Buddhism whereas Jainism was started

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Business as usual will fail us on cancer control, SDGs. By Bobby Ramakant

 193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially in several high burden coun

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Balochistan a disputed territory of Pakistan. By Farooq Ahmad

Balochistan: If referendum is the ultimate mechanism for resolution of the Kashmir conflict, then the same principle should apply to Balochistan, where the Pak security forces have brutally repressed the Baloch nationalist movement for more than two decades.



Balochistan, which is Pakist

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An introduction to the disputed territory of Gilgit Baltistan: The Himalayan flashpoint: EFSAS report

The making of the division of Jammu & Kashmir: The geopolitical entity of Gilgit Baltistan, which may be called the northern tip of the Indian subcontinent, emerged conspicuously on the map of Asia after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) opened its long and elusive debate on the Jamm

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USA has 21 days to constrain its President and Congress to amend & improve immigration laws. By Hem Raj Jain

President Donald Trump on Friday January, 25 announced through a speech that a tentative deal has been reached to temporarily end the shutdown and reopen the government after 35 days, the longest in U.S. history. In this speech Trump rightly pin-pointed the main problem namely inadequate US Laws

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Stephen Gill on Writing: Poetry is Subjective or Objective

Stephen Gill is starting regular features, changing every week from one to two features to answer questions which have been published before in a book, and elsewhere. The total features would be from 90 to 100, and every feature will have a different picture. He would like to encourage readers to

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Trump is Handing Over the Middle East to Russia and Iran. By Manish Rai

American forces have started withdrawing their equipment from Syria as part of President Trump’s order last month to pull out from Northwest Syria. President Trump announced that they are withdrawing because, in his view, the Islamic State has been defeated. But even the United States close

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Pope Francis Suppresses Ecclesia Dei, Transfers Duties to CDF. By Edward Pentin

The Vatican says the decision has been taken because ‘conditions and circumstances change,’ but that dialogue towards regularization of the SSPX ‘continues.’



As had been widely expected, Pope Francis has issued a papal decree suppressing the pontifical commission

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Human Rights Call For Women March To Reject NOI And Louis Farrakhan Extremism. By Jeffrey Imm

Human Rights begins with Humanity. We cannot support universal human rights, if we do not recognize people different from us as fellow human beings. Human right activists cannot support those who dehumanize others and claim that others are actually NOT “natural human beings.” Yet this

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The Goa Opinion Poll RE. By Eduardo Faleiro

January 16 is celebrated in Goa every year as the Asmitai Dis (Identity Day). After Liberation Pandit Nehru had declared “we want to maintain the separate identity of Goa, its separate individuality... we have no interest in changing or surpassing that identity’.  In Goa, itself,

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Mayawati next PM if converts BSP into truly Secular-Socialist-Federal-Democratic-Party. By Hem Raj Jain

By concentrating mainly on macro level and not so much on micro level, Mayawati can become PM (ii)- Only by taking-on both BJP & Congress the BSP can become national alternative (iii)- BSP can wean Muslims off Congress only when becomes truly Secular Party (iv)- Mayawati should make about 40

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Birth of the Prophet: event reveals power struggle between Egyptian president and grand imam: By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

During Egypt’s Birth of the Prophet national holiday this past November, as per tradition the Egyptian president, Abdul Fatah Al Sisi, and the grand imam of Al Azhar Institute, Mohammed Al Tayib, accepted the invitation by the Egyptian Endowments Ministry to attend an annual religious event

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Local actions are building blocks for #GlobalGoals. By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant

International commitments are vital for a better tomorrow but no less important are local actions on the frontlines, for bringing in desired change. Most important and often unheard voices are of those who are striving hard to bring in a change on the frontlines. These voices from the grounds-up,

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EFSAS speaks on legal implications of CPEC on Jammu & Kashmir at University of Louvain in Belgium

A two-day Conference titled “The Chinese Way, The New Normal?” was held at the Université Catholique de Louvain (The University of Louvain-UCL), a leading European University in research and innovation in political sciences. The symposium was organised by the UCL’s Center

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

nazirbhattipcc@aol.com , pakistanchristianpost@yahoo.com