Emily Schmall, Associated Press Updated 6:11 pm PDT, Sunday, April 7, 2019 In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 photo, Hindu hardliners, one holding a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally demanding a Hindu temple be built on a site in northern India where hardliners in 1992 had attacked and demolished a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh. Riots had left about 2,000 people dead. less In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 photo, Hindu hardliners, one holding a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally demanding a Hindu temple be built on a site in northern India where hardliners ... more Photo: Bernat Armangue, AP Photo: Bernat Armangue, AP Image 1 of / 32 Caption Close Image 1 of 32 In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 photo, Hindu hardliners, … [Read more...] about Hindu nationalism marches ahead in India’s general elections
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World India has launched airstrikes on Pakistan for the first time in almost 50 years in the wake of a terrorist attack earlier this month that killed 40 Indian soldiers. On February 14, a 20-year-old Kashmiri suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden vehicle into an Indian military convoy in Awantipora, just south-east of the capital of India-controlled Kashmir, Srinagar. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in decades and triggered a dramatic escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan, who India accused of breaching the long-standing ceasefire by having a “direct hand” in the attack. Kashmir has been contested territory ever since the Partition in 1947, and is now split between India and Pakistan, with a small portion is also controlled by China. The nuclear-armed neighbours are separated by a contentious “line of control,” rather than by a stable borde. India-controlled Kashmir is widely recognized as one of, if not the, most … [Read more...] about Jammu and Kashmir: Why Is India Bombing in Pakistan and are they Going Back to War?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Roderick L. Ireland and Alice Alexander November 05, 2018 Our democratic framework of governance is predicated on an operating system of checks and balances, so that the three branches of government maintain a level playing field and no one branch attains a constant upper hand in a way that undermines the power of the other two. When the system of checks and balances is thwarted by partisan politics and prevented from operating as it should, we risk losing the framework upon which our democracy depends for its viability. As concerned citizens committed to our democratic values, we must be willing to stand up and say loudly and clearly that we will not stand for that kind of governance. We must be willing to hold politicians responsible for their words, actions, and inaction, when such conduct jeopardizes the sovereignty of this nation and our democracy. For example, … [Read more...] about Vote like your life — and our democracy — depend on it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and travelled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture, died on Thursday, the hospital where he was admitted said in a statement. A poet-politician, Vajpayee was one of the most popular leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. He was 93. But unlike Modi, who critics say is a polarising figure despite his pledge of inclusive development for India's 1.3 billion people, Vajpayee was the moderate face of Hindu nationalism, admired by some political foes. (Writing by Sanjeev Miglani and Sudarshan Varadhan) … [Read more...] about Former Indian PM Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies
Viet Nam News SEOUL — President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday used his Liberation Day address to pitch his Korea peace drive, calling for railway, energy and economic cooperation with the North as a cornerstone for Northeast Asian peace and prosperity. Speaking at a ceremony marking Korea’s independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule 73 years ago on the day, he renewed his commitment to end the division of the Koreas, saying "true liberation" can only be achieved when the two countries establish a lasting peace and economic community. "We must overcome such a division for our survival and development. Even though a political unification may be a long way from here, establishing peace between the South and the North and freely visiting each other, and forming a joint economic community is true liberation to us," Moon added in a nationally televised speech that also marked the foundation of the South Korean government 70 years ago on Wednesday. Moon insisted the two … [Read more...] about Moon says ending division of two Koreas will achieve ’true liberation’ in national day’s speech