Pakistan’s plan to usurp Gilgit Baltistan and further divide Jammu & Kashmir is disquieting. EFSAS Commentary

It had been underlined in the EFSAS Commentary of 08-05-2020 that Gilgit Baltistan, which had been an integral part of the erstwhile Princely State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), had legally acceded to India in October 1947 after the British colonial rulers had left. Despite the accession, Pak


45th Session UNHRC: Side-event/Webinar - Rise of ISIS in South Asia organized by EFSAS

The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) hosted a very well-attended and successful Webinar titled, ‘Rise of ISIS in South Asia’, on the sidelines of the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). A panel of scholars, policy analysts and researcher


EFSAS Commentary: The hypocrisy in Pakistan’s Jammu & Kashmir policy and the dangerous churn in its external alliances

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi is increasingly giving the impression that he is running amok. The scale of his many recent transgressions can be gauged from the fact that his reported slapping of Azam Khan, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Principal Secretary, which otherw


The Mysticism and Glory of Sufism and Kashmiriyat: Origins, History and the Politics behind it. EFSAS Study Papers


“Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat, Kashmiriyat”, or “Humanism, Democracy and Kashmiriness”, with these words the former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee described his doctrine towards preserving and fostering the peace, progress and prosperity of the


Better to Be a "Nigger" from Nigeria. by Jonathan Zadikany

Racists used to call African Americans "niggers" in order to remind them that they were abducted from Africa – from places like Nigeria. For some reason, they thought that reminding the African-American of the fact that he was abducted from Nigeria would be a source of shame for h


Islamist Terrorism and ‘Feminist’ Narratives: The Case of Dukhtaran-e-Millat: Article by AFSAS

Introduction: At the signing Ceremony for Afghan Women and Children Relief Act of 2001, just a few months into the US-led invasion in Afghanistan, United States (US) President George Bush Jr. flawlessly encapsulated the manner in which an agenda of women’s rights has become co-opted and pol


China’s aggression on the India-China border will indelibly alter the bilateral equation. EFSAS Commentary

The 15 June attack by Chinese troops on Indian soldiers in the remote and desolate Galwan valley, which lies on the western fringes of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that presently demarcates the two countries, represented an extreme example of the increased Chinese belligerence in its neighbou


A Memory of Religious Plurality in Jammu & Kashmir; EFSAS report

Introduction: On the international arena, the notion of ‘Jammu & Kashmir’ (or the Kashmir region) is often associated with being the bone of contention between the two South Asian nuclear rivals; India and Pakistan. The 1947 Partition of British India into the Hindu-majority secul


Allama Mashriqi & the 1943 Bengal Famine. By Nasim Yousaf

Allama Mashriqi was a prominent reformer, revolutionary, and humanitarian from the Indian sub-continent. One of the reasons for Mashriqi’s popularity was that he and his Khaksar Movement worked tirelessly to serve the masses. This article discusses the Bengal Famine of 1943, when the Khaksa


India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature: Israel Envoy to India

Dr Ron Malka is the Ambassador of Israel to India. In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst he spoke about various dynamics related to Indo-Israel relations. Following is the detailed interview of Dr Malka conducted via exchange of emails with Emb


Afghanistan has Changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

Mr Tahir Qadiry is Afghanistan’s envoy to India (Charge d’Affaires). In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst spoke about various issues concerning Afghanistan. Following is the detailed interview of Mr Qadiry conducted at Afghanistan


Pakistan’s political hybridity: Asymmetric coexistence between Democracy and Martial law. EFSAS

An infamous aphorism goes, "…While every country has an army, the Pakistani Army has a country". And indeed, in Pakistan, the Military Establishment has been for long the de facto ruler of the country, overshadowing the political landscape, garnering greater power and legitimacy


A historical introduction to Naxalism in India. EFAS commentary

India’s remarkable economic development in the last 30 years has earned it the rank of the fastest growing democracy in the world. However, three major issues in the country have threatened its advancement on the international scene, its development and its national unity. These are: the Ja


True humanitarianism knows no borders. By Mekaal Hassan

The Kashmir dispute has once again been brought into the global consciousness. Earlier this month a plane flew over Headingley Stadium in Leeds during the Cricket World Cup, with a banner urging India to “free Kashmir”. Then Donald Trump made his unexpected offer this week to “m


Capitalizing on recent gains in Jammu & Kashmir through pragmatic people-oriented policies must become the priority. EFSAS

In its recently published commentary, “Capitalizing on recent gains in Jammu & Kashmir through pragmatic people-oriented policies must become the priority”, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) comments on the muscular policy of the Indian government led by Prim

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"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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