OPINIONS - 2024
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Erdogan Just Used The Syrian Conflict. By Manish Rai

For quite some time now tensions have been rising in Syrian opposition-held areas over Turkish moves towards rapprochement with Syria. The recent violence against Syrians in Turkey acted as a catalyst and sparked retaliatory riots in opposition-held areas of northwestern Syria. Hundreds of Syrian

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Will #PutPeopleFirst mantra drive HIV responses? By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

Science has gifted us proven tools to stop the spread of HIV infection, as well as to ensure that all people living with HIV live healthy and fulfilling lives. But we failed to save 630,000 people with HIV who died in 2022.



 Science has proven that if people with HIV are on lifesav

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Keir Starmer's Dog Whistle Comments About Bangladeshi Migrants are Shameful, Wrong and Dangerous. By William Gomes

Keir Starmer's recent comments singling out Bangladesh as an example of where illegal migrants in the UK could be deported to were reprehensible. In an interview with The Sun this week, the Labour leader said "At the moment people coming from countries like Bangladesh are not being remov

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Why Bengal CM Mamata mustn’t harm the emerging Bangladesh-India good neighborhood ties? By Ozair Islam

In a regretful tone, Prime Minister Modi said, "Mamata is ruining Bangladesh-India relations," at an election campaign stop in Barrackpore, North 24 Parganas district, on May 12. It seems clear now that Modi is entirely correct in his accusation. The Bengali provincial administration, h

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Timely and accurate diagnosis is the bedrock to stop misuse and overuse of medicines. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Drug-resistant disease-causing microbes can infect any one of us. Bhakti Chavan, a promising biotechnologist, who never had TB before, got infected with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) bacteria. XDR-TB is one of the most serious forms of TB. After some delay, an accurate XDR-TB diagnosis h

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The Far-Right Threat Lurking Behind Labour's Potential Triumph. By William Gomes

If polls are to be believed, the United Kingdom is on the precipice of a seismic political shift. Recent analyses suggest that the Labour Party, led by Keir Starmer, is poised to achieve a historic majority in the upcoming election. In one striking scenario, Labour could even unseat former Prime

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Why does Bangladesh urge ‘well-timed military diplomacy’ amid Myanmar's provocations along border? By Ozair Islam

Notwithstanding misinformation about Bangladesh’s Saint Martin, and Myanmar's persistent provocations, Bangladesh rightly pursues the concept “defense diplomacy" with Myanmar in a nonviolent manner. The Myanmar border situation can only be resolved by "defense diplomacy,

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Beyond Slogans: Navigating the Complex Realities of UK Immigration Policy. By William Gomes

As the UK gears up for its next general election, immigration once again dominates political discourse. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's pledge to "smash the gangs" involved in people smuggling echoes the Conservative government's earlier promise to "stop the boats". W

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Hezbollah Going To be a Tough Opponent for Tel Aviv. By Manish Rai

In the past few weeks thousands of rockets fired by Hezbollah at northern areas of Israel have resulted in considerable damage to civilian properties and military sites. This heavy rocket and UAV barrage from Hezbollah has forced around 80,000 residents to abandon their homes and move to safer lo

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Another feather in the cap of treatment as HIV prevention. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Results of a phase 3 PURPOSE 1 HIV prevention study done among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa and Uganda show that there were no HIV infections in HIV-negative women who received 6 monthly (twice yearly) injectable investigational drug Lenacapavir - an injectable form of PrEP (p

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If the Dalai Lama wants control only over civilian element of the State in Greater-Tibet. By Hem Raj Jain

India should know the divide & confusion - [Tibetans want only more autonomy whereas US-Congress delegation is interested in  “Independent Tibet”].   (ii)- The USA, China and India should also not oppose  rather be happy over such “non-viol

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Before signing bipartisan-Tibet-Bill, PrezBiden ought to know it is merely a token exercise. By Hem Raj Jain

 Tibet Bill is classic example of “Muddai Sust Gavah Chust” (Petitioner is lazy / disinterested but witnesses are serious / alert / interested) (2)- Prez Biden before signing Tibet Bill should demand (i)-  proofs of Tibetan’s  STRUGGLE for freedom and se

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Are we on track to end AIDS, end viral hepatitis and end STIs by 2030? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Well, it seems to be a mixed bag of gains and losses. While there are reasons to celebrate, significant gaps remain to be plugged. The latest Global Health Sector Strategies Report of the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that while there has been a substantial increase in expanding service a

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From the frontlines: Homeless person won over alcoholism, survived floods and defeated TB. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

After suffering debilitating TB symptoms for over a year, a homeless person got lifesaving help from a community health worker. Thanks to her, he was eventually diagnosed with TB of the lungs and put on treatment, quit alcohol, and survived one of the worst Delhi floods during his treatment, and

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If US arms left in Afghanistan are REALLY with about 10,000 terrorists sitting in launch-pads in POJK and some (M-4) were used in terrorist attack at Reasi in J&K: By Hem Raj Jain

If US arms left in Afghanistan are REALLY with about 10,000 terrorists sitting at launch-pads in POJK and some (M-4) were used in terrorist attack at Reasi in J&K then India should immediately take PoJK militarily to carryout plebiscite in it as mandated by IoA and to recover these US-Arms (i

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Egypt: The Lies that converted the monarchy into military authoritarianism. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

We are now in an era of discovery where our history lessons have been proven false, and our true history is the reverse of what we have been taught. Determined researchers around the world are setting the record straight for all humanity. Lies are rooted out and fabrications debunked. Much of wha

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Right diagnostic test and right treatment at the right time can prevent antimicrobial resistance. By BOBBY RAMAKANT

New guidelines were launched in India's capital Delhi to help healthcare personnel rightly diagnose and treat people in a timely manner. Failure to do so is fuelling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Early and accurate diagnosis and treatment (without any delay), with medicines that work on a p

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To win the war Prez Zelensky should request US-Christianity to question the discriminatory & irresponsible US-establishment. By Hem Raj Jain

What the US-establishment is doing to Ukrainians can be understood but the apathy of Zelensky towards the suffering of Ukrainians is unfathomable & condemnable (ii)- Prez Zelensky should try to make it an issue in 2024 US- General election in which the incumbents of the White House and US-con

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Higher voter turnout rejection of Modi’s policies in Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum

While the hullabaloo over Parliamentary elections in Indian occupied Kashmir has been on the verge of being a circus, with all the elephants of election sloganeering on parade, like, Prime Minister Modi’s tweet, “The abrogation of Article 370 has enabled the aspirations of the people

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Pakistan Should Realise That Taliban is Out of its Orbit. By Manish Rai

 Recently again Taliban fighters and Pakistani Army fought each other on Durand Line. The clashes erupted on May 13 after the Pakistani side began repairing the barbed-wire fence it first erected in 2017 to demarcate the Durand Line border. This de-facto border which no government in Afghani

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Protect the medicines that protect us. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Protect the medicines that protect us and ensure that all those who need them can access them, so said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of The World Health Organization (WHO), at the Strategic Roundtable on "Charting a new path forward for global action against antimicrobi

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Indonesia is enforcing stronger anti-tobacco measures despite industry interference. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

There is plenty of scientific evidence to show that tobacco kills one out of every two of its users (as per the WHO). Tobacco use devastates lives and fractures families killing over 8 million people every year – year after year. While governments are enforcing stronger evidence-based tobac

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The USA should rightly commit itself for the Taiwan war but only after deciding to simultaneously succeed in the Ukraine war. By Hem Raj Jain

It will be a matter of shame for the US politicians & Diplomats, for the Intellectuals in US Universities and in their colleges and in the US-think tanks, if they fail to accept the challenge thrown by China about providing a working model for the rule based global order (may be of NRBPEGO) l

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The USA Should know, India wouldn’t be of any help in the likely Taiwan war if China, to protect CPEC, takes-over PoJK from Pakistan by 99 years lease agreement. By Hem Raj Jain

 It is time leader of free world, the USA understands that the global problems can be solved only by global efforts under rule-based enforceable global order (ii)- The doctrine of  “balance of Power” which was practiced before two world wars is now outdated and wouldn&r

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Candy flavoured traps to hook the next generation. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Young people are using e-cigarettes at rates higher than adults in many countries, as the tobacco industry is specifically targeting youth, says The World Health Organization (WHO).



 "History is repeating, as the tobacco industry tries to sell the same nicotine to our children

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Dispelling Myths and Combating Antisemitism: Wilson Chowdhry speaks out against antisemitism at protest. By Wilson Chowdhry

A close Jewish friend of mine, a producer in LA, shared a powerful letter written by Dr. Denis MacEoin to the Edinburgh University Student Association in April 2023. This letter was in response to their vote to boycott Israel due to accusations of 'apartheid.' I believe it is worth sharin

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Pakistan-Sponsored Narco Terrorism at All-Time Low in Jammu and Kashmir Five Years After Abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A. By Farooq Ganderbali

Jammu and Kashmir is experiencing a remarkable era of peace and stability, five years after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A. This period has marked a substantial decline in Pakistan-sponsored narco-terrorism, which had long plagued the region. The number of active militants has significant

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Speculations over Sheikh Hasina’s allegations can materialize if the US-establishment & US-Christianity REALLY take interest in carving out. By Hem Raj Jain

Sheikh Hasina may be wrong in assuming that the danger is over (ii)- Presently the USA is concerned over only one issue that is to address the Chinese threat to the role of the USA as a leader of free-world (iii)- The air base (If at-all  proposed by the USA) referred to by Sheikh Hasin

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Top Federal Government Partner ANERA Is a Hive of Jew-Hate and Hamas-Support. By Sam Westrop

ANERA staff working in Gaza with members of Bayader, a major Hamas charity involved with the son of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.In 2014, Mousa Shawwa, a charity worker, endorsed a call on social media for God to "erase the Jews." Ten years later, the world's only Jewish state erased

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Prez Ching-Le need not be more loyal to the USA than towards Taiwanese and instead should ask the USA to militarily remove current Chinese blockade. By Hem Raj Jain

Despite the fact that (despite BUdapest Memorandum 1994) the territorial integrity of UKraine was not protected when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 or when Russia invaded UKraine in 2022 , the way Taiwan has been depending mainly on the USA to protect its independence and territorial integrity aga

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Sialkot, a city on the rise to religious extremism. By .Dr .Emanuel Adil Ghouri

Although Sialkot is a small city in Pakistan, it is famous worldwide for its industry. It is one of the largest cities in Pakistan in terms of Christian population.



When Christianity arrived  in this country, the first person who accepted Jesus was from this city.



In

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New tactics to debunk Bangladesh’s security forces. By Dr. Sultan Mahmud

On May 21, the German-based media outlet Deutsche Welle (DW) published a report titled ‘Human Rights Abusers Go on UN Missions’ aimed at the Bangladesh Army and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). They released this report a day after the US imposed sanctions on former army Chief General Az

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Youth uprising against antimicrobial resistance which is a threatening candidate for the next global health emergency. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT – CNS

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is already among the top 10 global health threats. "If AMR is going to impact our present and future, then we, the young people, should be most concerned. We have to combat AMR, prevent AMR, and engage youth," said Mayowa Sodiq Akinpelu, Chair of African Y

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If Ukraine REALLY wants to win war then Prez Zelensky should issue statement on 4 points mainly by naming and shaming the USA about Budapest Memorandum. By Hem Raj Jain

Eastern Orthodox Christianity should take interest in bringing relief to its followers in Ukraine who have been suffering immensely for the last 27 months (ii)-  It will be sin on the part of Prez Zelensky if he continues with war (which has been causing immense suffering to Ukrainians)

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US Ambassador Eric Garcetti should get petition filed by a USBUNRHRNGO in SCI for getting quashed cases in India under UAPA, PMLA. By Hem Raj Jain

The "USBaed- UNRegistered-HumanRights-NGO" (USBUNRHRNGO) should also move the NHRC to intervene in the proceedings of this petition with the approval of the SCI under section 12 (b) read with section 2 (d) and (f) of the Protection of Human Rights Act (ii)- Eric Garcetti may also persua

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India need not worry. When anything against India over Indian support to Russia in Ukraine war what PTBA can do over the Chabahar issue? By Hemraj Jain

Biden -administration has made itself a laughing-stock by issuing this warning (ii)- Biden administration has lost its credibility over the matter of US-sanctions in the much more serious matter of the Ukraine war hence India can further thumb its nose at the Biden administration this time over C

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Amid Controversy Dr. Yunus Participates in World Human Fraternity Meeting. By Dr. Arun Kumar Goswami

The news of Dr.Yunus being invited to the World Fraternity Meeting amid the controversy against his image has surprised the informed people. This news has raised many questions and frustrations. The second ‘World Meeting on Human Fraternity,’ which will take place on May 10-11, involv

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otherwise, loud-mouthed Iran irresponsibly silent over "Israel’s strike on Rafah despite US warning" after its justified silence over April 19 Israel’s missile attack on Iran. By Hem Raj Jain

 Present Ayatollah, Khomeini will have to show at least the same (if not more)  dedication & application for Islam and for Islamic revolution in the Christian majority USA as compared to what was shown by Ruhollah Khomeini when he led Islamic revolution in Muslim majority Iran

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Pakistani Generals Forced Baloch’s to Pick Arms. By Manish Rai

Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan has been the scene of a low-level insurgency and a brutal military crackdown for decades. However, the vast and resource-rich province has witnessed a surge in deadly attacks in recent times. Pakistan’s largest province recently witnessed

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Rahul / INC can’t face Ayodhya electoral bomb without publicly promising that (when in power) will protect secularism & rule-of-law in SCI judgment about Ayodhya title-suit. By Hem Raj Jain

A former leader of Indian National Congress (INC, the main opposition party and major component of I.N.D.I.A. Alliance)  Acharya Pramod Krishnam on Monday has alleged that the main leader of the INC, Rahul Gandji, in a meeting with his close aides, had once said he would form a superpow

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The deadly intersection: TB and tobacco smoking co-epidemics in Indonesia. By Dr TARA SINGH BAM

In the lead up to World No Tobacco Day later this month, it is high time we recognise and effectively address the deadly synergy between the two epidemics that fuel each other: tobacco use and tuberculosis (TB). Tobacco is the single-largest preventable cause of death worldwide and TB continues t

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Whither social justice and decent work for women? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

"As we celebrate the Labour Day let us celebrate the women of the world, because it is the women who are holding this world together..." so said Betty Ogwaro, Member of Parliament and former Agriculture Minister of South Sudan, while speaking at a special session of Gender Equality Talk

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If the USA can train the Taiwanese military on Chinese territory then India can also train the Tibetans militarily on Chinese territory of Tibet. By Hem Raj Jain

Trump should be worried electorally as Biden proves himself  to be the boldest President in US-history (ii)- Prez Biden  has done on Chinese territory  which can be done only by an US- President with a 56 inch  chest. 



In this general electio

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Indian Diplomats to the USA should criticize arrest of Students of Indian origin in the USA for Palestinians in Gaza. By Hem Raj Jain

AS the Diplomats of the USA in India are concerned about health of democracy in India similarly the Diplomats of India in the USA should also be concerned about health of democracy in the USA (ii)- It seems Indian Diplomats are paralyzed because don’t want to anger Jewish Israel  

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After months of diagnostic delay, a migrant worker could access TB services only when a community health worker met him. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

A migrant worker who was sick for over three months, actively sought medical help and advice, but his health kept deteriorating. Despite having constant cough, fever, and increasing weakness since months, neither he nor his treating doctor(s) thought of TB. And this did not happen in an area with

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Reflection on Passover – Pesach Seder. By MOHAMMED KHAKU

Mass Exodus from their homes, made refugees and ethnically Cleansed. Why are Palestinians so different from Israelites of Prophet Moses?



JVP has compiled these Passover offerings so we all may continue the sacred work of mobilizing to end genocide and apartheid — and of building &

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Missiles over Jerusalem: Iran's Gambit, Israel's Response. By Gregg Roman, Middle East Forum

In this special Iran-Israel War update, we cover the latest developments in the escalating conflict between the two Middle Eastern powers.Iran's unprecedented direct attack on Israel, launching over 300 drones and missiles, marks a major shift in strategy after 40 years of proxy warfare. Whil

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Holding Syria as a Hostage. By Manish Rai

Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a senior commander in the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and his deputy General Mohammad Hadi Hajriahimi were killed in an airstrike attributed to Israel on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus. This attac

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USA & others should know the desire / efforts of Iran to become leader of entire Muslim world are not as impractical as believed / projected to be. By Hem Raj Jain

Iran will have to remember that - the Iranian revolution of 1979 was not merely a Shia revolution but Islamic revolution (ii)- Being worshipers of the abstract, Islam is the most modern and egalitarian religion (iii)- Most of the Abrahamic-religion-following countries (following christianity, Isl

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US wasting time, energy & resources for "disciplining" China. Instead should rely (i)- Mainly on largest country India by persuading India to change its Tibet policy and (ii)- ON US-Buddhism for establishing global order. By Hem Raj Jain

 IF India gives-up “One China policy” then it will also impact the issues of Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan which all are claimed by China as its integral territory but which all have been agitating against China for independence. (ii)- Let US-Buddhism become a global religion wh

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Biden-administration wasting time, energy & resources for "disciplining" China by naively relying on small Pacific countries. By Hem Raj Jain

 IF India gives-up “One China policy” then it will also impact the issues of Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan which all are claimed by China as its integral territory but which all have been agitating against China for independence. (ii)- Let US-Buddhism become a global religion wh

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Israel on the Brink: How You Can Help Defend Our Ally. By Gregg Roman Director MEF

The night is still and quiet at this early hour in Tel Aviv. Most are asleep, unaware of the gathering storm. But in a hotel room, sleep eludes me as reports from the Wall Street Journal and Times of Israel blare warnings of an impending Iranian strike against Israel.



For the past 36 ho

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10th Indian student dies in the USA in 2024. Some Indian American should urgently go to India to get petition file in SCI. By Hem Raj Jain

IF hate / racial crimes are responsible for some of these deaths of Indian students and if this trend is not checked then the larger Asian Indian American community in the USA is also bound to face the  heat (of such hate /racial crimes) sooner than later. (ii)- Therefore there is a wak

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Blinken’s assurance of “Ironclad Commitment” has no meaning when Chinese security forces are attacking Philipino's Boats in Philippines' waters . Instead the USA Should launch a “new rule based global order. By Hem Raj Jain

Like other previous US- administrations the Biden administration is also CLUELESS about launching & running a global order where even smaller countries and people of all member countries will be able to protect their interests & rights ONLY through international laws and NOT with the grac

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Bowser is no bull dog of Black rights but is play kitten of billionaires like Leonsis. BY AHMAR MUSTIKHAN

A medic who has been fighting the opioid epidemic affecting the Blacks under the very nose of mostly White Supremacist rulers of the U.S. has sent a rejoinder to a Washington Post columnist not to put dirty developer-friendly Mayor Muriel Bowser in the same basket with the legendary “ghanst

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The chasm between TB and HIV continues. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

“The two worst global health problems have combined forces well. But the institutions addressing them have miserably failed to put their act together,” wrote Dr Tim France, a noted global health thought leader, in an op-ed article titled “The chasm between TB and HIV” whic

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Historical Review: Interwoven Past of Allama Mashriqi, Bhuttos, and Zardaris. By Nasim Yousaf

A historical review of Pakistan's political landscape reveals intriguing connections that have shaped the course of the nation's history. Delving into the intertwined past of Allama Mashriqi, the Bhuttos, and the Zardaris uncovers fascinating relationships that have often remained unexplo

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By issuing perfunctory & toothless statements like on Kejariwal’s arrest the Biden administration unnecessarily invited the snub and insult on the USA from India. By Hem Raj Jain

The USA got the snub from India because despite being leader of the free world which sponsored the UN in 1945 the USA (i)- never understood that human rights are not an internal matter of any UN-member-country and (ii)- Never tried to develop a mechanism of the UN which will provide effective rel

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As many as 2,700 American soldiers are guarding ‘Mr. Bone Saw’ illegal rule of Saudi Arabia. By AHMAR MUSTIKHAN

At least 2,700 U.S. soldiers are guarding one of the most despicable de facto rulers ever of the Saudi sheikhdom, Mohammed bin Salman, according to Saudi expert Doug Bandow. This is in addition to an elite private army that America’s No. 1 mercenary Erik Prince had helped train for the Saud

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Peace crusader Medea Benjamin, others blast State Dept. Lu’s as a liar at Congress hearing

Washington DC: (By AHMAR MUSTIKHAN0 Just like the U.S. never supported Pakistan dictators — Generals Ayub, Zia and Musharraf — and had no role in ouster of the most popular premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and subsequent hanging nearly half century ago, Assistant Secretary Donald Lu had no

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Palestine & Kashmir: Similar Struggles of Occupations: By Dr. Imtiaz Khan

Since 1990 Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror against the freedom loving people of Kashmir who are demanding the implementation of more than 16 substantive United Nations Security Council Resolutions. The acts of savagery by the Indian occupation army are increasing every day and till

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Black History Month founders join call upon Hilton Hotels to do justice in Deep South

Washington DC: (By Ahmar Mustikhan) Not many know but Hitler was all praise for White Supremacy in the U.S. and borrowed some of the precepts of his hateful Nazi ideology from Jim Crow. Front page news on the Montgomery Advertiser 5/15/1916 praises the Mississippi Senators for ridding the south o

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Both, the USA & India are wrong on CAA. Instead they should try militarily to rehabilitate about 160 million descendants of forcibly displaced Hindus & Muslims in their native land of undivided India. BY Hem Raj Jain

 Instead of spatting over non-issues like CAA, both the USA & India should address the basic issues of human rights (ii)- It is understandable if HIndus left their native land in Pakistan but surprisingly even Sikhs, in the face of violence, left Pakistan, most of which they ruled and we

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Second International Day to Combat Islamophobia. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace and Justice

Today, the United Nations is observing the Second International Day to Combat Islamophobia. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on March 15, 2022, which designated 15 March as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. “It calls for a global dialogue on the promotion

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Prez Biden’s hollow boast in 2024 SOTU about ‘US leadership in the world’ wouldn’t convince people in the USA unless launches a ‘ new global order. By Hem Raj Jain

Whether Prez Biden likes it or not without making US-Christinaity a global religion to help the US-establishment  new global order can’t be established (ii)- In this age of Cold war - II the People all over the world of course want the USA to be the leader of the free world but Pr

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It is not natural disasters but manmade barriers that block access to TB care. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

It is not natural disasters (like hurricanes or storms) which block access to TB care services most times, but manmade barriers that fuel injustices, inequities, greed, and risk factors that put people at risk of TB disease and death.



 Since these are manmade barriers, it is we who

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Dr. Ayub Thakur was a man with the mission. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace & Justice

I want to express my appreciation to the leadership of Institute of Policy Studies, (PS) for organizing this memorial for Dr. Ayub Thakur, (March 10, 2004) who was a friend, and a colleague. He was a great thinker, scholar, an intellectual and a well-known expert on the subject of Kashmir. He was

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Durand Line a Tool to Deceit Afghans. By Manish Rai

Last month the Taliban's Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai while attending a public program said that there is an absence of an official border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He further said that Afghanistan will never recognize the Durand Line as its official border wi

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William Gomes's "Daily Devotions for Christian Workers": A Guide to Merging Faith with Professional Life

In a groundbreaking initiative to merge faith with the professional sphere, William Gomes introduces "Daily Devotions for Christian Workers: God's Work through Our Hands." This 40-day devotional guide is set to become a vital companion for Christians eager to imbue their work with s

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May you be the woman you want to be in a man's world. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

"A judge's son is a lawyer, and this lawyer's father is an inspector. Then who is the judge?"



 When this question was asked in a training workshop, many participants floundered on the answer. Deep-rooted gender biases and harmful gender stereotypes and narratives,

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Who is Hajj Imad Mughniyeh? Why is Al-Radwan Brigade of Hezbollah a big threat to Zionist Israel? By MOHAMMED KHAKU

Quran 2:154 And do not say of those who are killed in the way of Allah that they are dead…you have no knowledge of their life.”



Quran 44:24  Dukhan (Smoke) 24  “…Surely, they is an army that is doomed to be drowned.”



Hamas is

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University of Westminster is imparting useless education as is evident from the case of NItasha Kaul at Bengaluru airport. By Hem Raj Jain

If not for the sake of herself at least for the reputation of the University of Westminster, NItasha should move the concerned authorities and forums (ii)_ NItasha can rely on the important and effective support of the leader of free world the USA especially in this election year 2024. 

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EFSAS STUDY PAPER: China’s Risky Gamble on the Taliban | From Calculated Indifference to Strategic Engagement

 Introduction



Afghanistan has systematically, throughout history, been victim of the ambitions of superpowers, exploiting its strategic position as a playground to increase their influence, irremediably plunging the country into a state of destruction and civil war over the last fe

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The Concept of Self-Determination and the Issue of Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace & Justice (Second part of four-part article series)

 (Fourth & final part of four-part article series)



  Much is being made of the fact that seven decades have passed since the principled solution on Kashmir was formulated by the United Nations with almost universal support. These resolutions are obsolete and out of da

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Selfish & irresponsible global leaders of Muslim Ummah may be duped by Prez Biden’s assurance of ‘temporary’ halt in military activities of Israel in Gaza during Ramadan. By Hem Raj Jain

No doubt the responsibility for starting the killing and injuring of innocent people in Gaza lies with Palestinians where Hamas, their organization of militant Jihadis attacked the Israelis on October 7 which has been condemned by every right thinking person all across the world including by many

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Turkey Must Be Isolated and Condemned. By Gregg Roman

The Turkish parliament voted to accept Sweden as a member of NATO last month, but this should not distract us from how outrageous Turkish rhetoric and behavior have been under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP).



Turkey is wildly out of step with o

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Treatment is prevention: Stop the spread of infection by finding all and treating all TB. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” These golden words of Michelangelo perhaps sum up the fundamental gap in the fight to end TB worldwide.



 The stark reality that around 3 million pe

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The Role of Christian Educational Institutes in Pakistan's Educational Landscape: Authors: Haroon Samson and Ailya Massey

Pakistan, a diverse and multicultural country, is home to various religious communities, including a Christian minority. Christianity originated in the Indian subcontinent with the arrival of the apostle Thomas (a disciple of Jesus Christ) in the first century A.D. Over time the faith expanded un

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The U.S. Must Stand by and for the Kurds

Philadelphia: (By Gregg Roman for Middle East Forum) Amidst the recent tragic attack on a U.S. base in eastern Syria by an Iran-backed militia resulting in the loss of six Kurdish members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), it is imperative for the United States to reevaluate its commitment to

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Lip service by US-Lawmakers for peace in Gaza will fool no one. US-citizens and their religions should use opportunity to become human rights friendly at least in election year 2024. By Hem Raj Jain

 Even in secular countries religion is the custodian of the values of their contemporary society (ii)- Hence the religions in the USA are mainly to be blamed for genocide of Palestinians (including of Children) in Gaza. 



The US-Lawmakers have expressed the policy of the USA wh

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The Concept of Self-Determination and the Issue of Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace & Justice (Second part of four-part article series)

“The real sovereigns of the State (of Kashmir) are the people. The ruler is a servant of the people.” July 29, 1947 (Mahatma Gandhi).



 The principle of self-determination in modern times can be defined as the right of peoples to determine their own political status and

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The Concept of Self-Determination and the Issue of Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai (First part of four-part article series)

The self-determination of peoples is a basic principle of the United Nation Charter which has been reaffirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and applied countless times to the settlement of international disputes. The concept played a significant part in the post-world war I settlem

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149 experts call to find all TB to stop TB. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

One hundred and forty nine delegates of 78th National Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases ( NATCON) have endorsed a global call to find all TB to stop TB, which has 1 key ask: Stop missing TB cases, by taking 2 actions:



1) Replace smear microscopy 100% with WHO recommended mol

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Pakistan election 2024 a matter of shame for the leader of free world, the USA. By Hem Raj Jain

The leader of the free world, the USA can’t win cold war- II against “authoritarian Chinese democracy” if it doesn't protect democracy in developing countries. of Asia 



The unexpected impressive victory of Imran Khan’s party PTI supported independent can

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It is time to hold governments to account for ending tobacco. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Currently the intergovernmental talks on the legally binding global tobacco treaty are taking place in Panama. This meeting, formally called the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), has delegate

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Growing call to make Big Tobacco pay for health and environment harms. By BOBBY RAMAKANT

Would you not be surprised to learn that an industry whose products kill over 8 million people every year (even when used as the manufacturer intended), and cause an array of health and environment disasters of epidemic proportion, has not been held to account fully? Yes, we are referring to the

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Why are shorter, safer and more effective treatments for drug-resistant TB not being rolled out? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Is it not a paradox that a preventable, diagnosable, treatable, and curable bacterial infection disease is still 1.30 million people every year. Yes we are talking of TB. Today we have all the solutions to #EndTB - point-of-care molecular tests to diagnose drug sensitive and drug-resistant TB upf

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"Kashmir's Evolution: A Tale of Two Perspectives”. By Farooq Ganderbali.

As February 5th approaches, a distinctive shift in sentiments is palpable among Kashmiris on both sides of the border. Traditionally observed as Solidarity Day with the People of Indian Kashmir, this year takes on a unique stance as Kashmiris express solidarity with those living in Pakistan-occup

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The Army Strikes Back | Nawaz Sharif’s Return and Democratic Backsliding in Pakistan: EFSAS

Since early 2020, the political volatility in Pakistan has steadily grown amid a worsening economic and security situation and continued political infighting. The COVID-19 pandemic put severe stress on the Pakistani economy, which was further hit by catastrophic floods that submerged much of the

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Kashmir and the Administration of Justice (Third part of three-part article series). By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

Professor Zafar Khan, Head of Diplomatic Department of JKLF and a well-known leader of Kashmiri global diaspora has said, “Kashmiris are denied their collective and individual rights by India. The political, judicial and security establishment in India has orchestrated an environment of fea

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Egypt: Losing the people’s trust, Al Sisi is re-electe. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

When the Egyptian Election Authority announced the re-election of President Al Sisi last month on December 18, Egyptians and the international community were already certain of the outcome of Egypt’s election. It came as no surprise.During Egypt’s presidential election campaigns where

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Journey of a TB survivor from pain to strength. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, KALPANA ACHARYA

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the light gets in,” best sum up the transformative journey from pain to strength of Binika Shrestha, a native of Hetauda in Nepal. Binika shared the travails of the long path she trod- from being diagnosed with TB, going through the TB treatment

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Significance of newly formed Bangladesh government’s international recognition. By Mehjabin Bhanu

After winning the national elections, the Awami League, led by Sheikh Hasina, formed a new administration for the fourth consecutive time, demonstrating their ongoing success. Sheikh Hasina has attained a great degree of bravery in her leadership while facing complex local and international plots

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Bangladesh’s Participation at the NAM summit shows its ‘non-alignment policy and peaceful diplomacy’. By Jubeda Chowdhury

Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud lead the Bangladesh delegation at the 19th NAM Summit in Uganda from January 20-21, focusing on "Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence." The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), established in 1961, is a group of mostly developing cou

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Dhaka International Trade Fair’s role in promoting Bangladesh’s international trade. By Anup Sinha

The 28th Dhaka International Trade Fair was officially inaugurated on January 21 by Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina as the chief guest at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center located in Purbachal, near the capital. According to the layout plan of this year's trade fair,

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"Eternal Bond: A Journey of Faith and Love" - William Gomes' New Book Offers Solace and Guidance for Widows

In his latest publication, "Eternal Bond: A Widow's 40-Day Journey of Faith and Love", British-Bangladeshi author William Gomes offers a profound and empathetic guide to navigating the complexities of loss. This insightful book serves as a beacon of hope and support for widows, guid

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If Prez Biden Doesn’t intervene urgently in on-going Iran-Pak militarya conflict, Pakistan may try to establish Sunni-Islamic-Global-Order by even engineering Shia-Sunni global war. By Hem Raj Jain

 Iran should have gone to International Court of JUstice instead of carrying out attack on Pakistani territory (ii)- Pakistan has 9 motivations and favorable factors for trying to establish Sunni-Islamic-Global-Order even by engineering Shia-Sunni global war (iii)-  Pakistan can ra

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If Army Chief believes Pakistan carrying out terrorism in J&K then why Indian military is not in Pakistan to eliminate “India specific Pak terrorist infra-structure”. By Hem Raj Jain

Pakistan promotes terrorism by alleged act of commission whereas India is doing so by act of omission (ii)-  India doesn’t seem to care about life & blood lost by soldiers and civilians in J&K in terrorism by allegedly Pak sponsored terrorists (iii)- The leader of free wor

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Soleimani’s Quds Force a Menace For the Region. By Manish Rai

On the fourth death anniversary of Qassem Soleimani the slain commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force (QF), multiple bomb blasts rocked Iran's south-central city of Kerman near the cemetery where he is buried. Initially, it was anticipated that Israeli intelligenc

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Are we prepared to combat online gender-based violence? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Gender-based violence is among the most prevalent human rights violations globally. Urgency is palpable as governments worldwide have less than 7 years to end all forms of gender-based violence and deliver on the promise of gender equality for all by 2030. But instead of declining, gender-based v

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The U.S. Must Reduce Iranian Influence in Iraq. By Gregg Roman

This provides Iran with a land corridor to Syria and the broader Levant, allowing it to spread its revolution, sow chaos, and undermine regional American allies and partners. The US must counter Iran's nefarious influence in every way possible.



The Iranian-Iraqi border is some 1,000

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For world peace Prez BIden should know S.Jaishankar is factually wrong. Rather peace in SAARC largely threatened by India by not carrying-out mandatory plebiscite. By Hem Raj Jain

For world peace Prez BIden should start  taking keen interest in resolving the Kashmir problem (ii)- Kashmir problem is not essentially & exclusively the result of ‘cross border terrorism’ policies of Pakistan.but  mainly because India has not carried out manda

"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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