OPINIONS - 2019
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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.

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