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Author of
Islamic Pakistan: Illusions & Reality;
Islam in the Post-Cold War Era;
Islam & Modernism;
Islam & Muslims in the Post-9/11 America.
Currently working as free lance journalist.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Commemorations to mark 1961 Paris massacre of Algerians Commemorations were held on Oct 17 to mark the 60th anniversary of a bloody Paris police crackdown on a demonstration by Algerians that occurred during the final year of the struggle for independence from the colonial power France. Human rights and anti-racism groups as well as Algerian associations staged a tribute march in Paris on Sunday. .
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 18, 2021
Fallout of rising anti-Muslim incidents in India: 20 homes of Hindus set on fire in Bangladesh A mob has damaged 66 houses and set on fire at least 20 homes of Hindus in Bangladesh over an alleged blasphemous social-media post amidst protests by the minority community against temple-vandalism incidents during the Durga Puja celebrations last week. .
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 17, 2021
Anti-Muslim hate crimes in India could affect Hindus in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Amid rising incidents of hate crimes against the Muslims in India and the Narendra Modi government's biased policies towards minorities, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned New Delhi that these incidents could affect the Hindu community in her country. With 12.7 million in numbers, Hindus are the second largest population after Muslims (135M ) in Bangladesh. .
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2021
India alarmed at Bhutan-China border agreement China and Bhutan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap to help speed up long delayed boundary talks, The MoU was signed during a virtual meeting held on Thursday. The roadmap signed by Bhutan and China towards resolving their longstanding boundary dispute could have strategic implications for India's northeastern flank, according to the Turkish news agency TRT.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 14, 2021
A.Q. Khan, father of 'Islamic Atom Bomb', escaped Mossad assassination Mossad's former chief Shabtai Shavit would have sent a team to assassinate Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan if his true intentions were interpreted correctly, according to an investigative report published by the Israeli daily Ha'aretz on Monday. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, 85, known as the father of Pakistan's Atomic Weapons Program, died on Sunday in Islamabad. .
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 13, 2021
China denounces Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's visit to disputed Arunachal Pradesh Amid continuing tensions in Ladakh, India and China on Wednesday exchanged sharp statements on Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Naidu visited Arunachal Pradesh on October 9 and addressed a special session of the Provincial Assembly. .
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 11, 2021
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Islamic Nuclear Bomb, dies at 85 Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, revered as the father of Pakistan's nuclear program, died Saturday at 85. He was lauded for bringing Pakistan up to par with archrival India in the atomic field and making its defenses "impregnable". To mourn his death, the national flag was flown at half-mast.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 11, 2021
PLA runs tank drills on Indian border as Ladakh talks collapse The Chinese army put tank regiments through their paces near the Indian border as territorial talks between the two sides failed at the weekend, South China Morning Post reported Monday. The Xinjiang military district of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which faces Indian troops at an elevation of 5,000 meters in the Karakoram Mountains, had been actively improving its high-altitude tank-battle capabilities. .
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2021
'India Foils Chinese Incursion in Arunachal Pradesh, Briefly Detains PLA Troops' Few troops from China's Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) were temporary detained by Indian soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district after around 200 of them crossed over into the Indian side from Tibet and attempted to damage unoccupied bunkers, Friday quoted high government officials as saying.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 8, 2021
Afghan resistance fighting Taliban a 'non-viable prospect' According to a Financial Times report last Wednesday, a number of prominent Afghan opponents of the Taliban are currently in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe, where the Tajik government is giving them sanctuary. They include Ahmad Massoud, the celebrated leader of the National Resistance Front in the Panjshir Valley; Amrullah Saleh, the ex-VP and self-proclaimed acting president of Afghanistan. .
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 5, 2021
500 Indians, 700 Pakistanis named in Pandora Papers The Pandora Papers investigation Sunday unveiled how the world's wealthy hide their money and assets from authorities, their creditors and the public using a network of lawyers and financial institutions that promise secrecy .Tellingly, the Pandora Papers list the names of 500 Indians and 700 Pakistanis making India as having sixth and Pakistan seventh in ranking.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 4, 2021
'China has deployed troops in considerable numbers all across Eastern Ladakh' China has deployed its troops in considerable numbers all across Eastern Ladakh and Northern front right up to our Eastern command, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Monday. .
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2021
Anti-Muslim crackdown in Assam triggers 'Boycott Indian products' in Gulf States People across Middle Eastern countries have started a campaign on social media to boycott Indian products to protest against the Assam police's brutality against Muslims during an eviction drive. The incident drew wide condemnation after the video of the police shooting a Muslim man went viral, Indian newspaper Siasat reported Friday.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 1, 2021
Prominent leader's assassination highlights the plight of Rohingya Muslims A prominent Rohingya Muslim leader has been shot dead in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. Mohibullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of the largest of several community groups to emerge since more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August 2017, Al Jazeera reported.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 30, 2021
US senators seek assessment of Pakistan's role in America's Afghan debacle Twenty two Republican senators have moved a bill in the US Senate that seeks to assess Pakistan's alleged role in Afghanistan before and after the fall of Kabul and in the Taliban offensive in Panjshir Valley. Senator Jim Risch, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 21 other Republicans introduced the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act (ACOCA) in the Senate on Monday.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Amid ongoing faceoff in Ladakh, Chinese soldiers entered Uttarakhand Around 100 Chinese soldiers entered the Indian territory in Uttarakhand and damaged a bridge in Barahoti area before retreating back to China, the Economic Times reported Tuesday. According to the Economic Times, the soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) transgressed at least 5 kilometers inside the Indian territory through the Tunjun-La pass.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 27, 2021
India and Pakistan trade angry accusations at the UN General Assembly India and Pakistan have clashed at the United Nations as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused India of a "reign of terror" on Muslims, drawing a stern rebuke. Sneha Dubey, a first secretary at India's UN mission, accused Pakistan of nurturing terrorists in their back yard in the hope that they will only harm their neighbors. .
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 26, 2021
Kamala Harris gently presses Indian Prime Minister Modi on human rights Vice President Kamala Harris invoked her familial ties to India as she gently pressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights during a history-making meeting Thursday between America's first vice president of Indian descent and the leader of a country that has become an increasingly close ally, the Los Angeles Times reported. .
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 24, 2021
Pakistan inaugurates state-of-the-art Centre of Integrated Air Defense Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday inaugurated the state-of-the-art Centre of Integrated Air Defense Battle Management called as CIADBAM which will provide an integrated environment for synchronized and effective articulation of Air Defense battle from top tier of command down to individual weapon systems.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 22, 2021
U.S. likely to establish military base in India to launch operations in Afghanistan The U.S. may invoke the 2016 Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), to build a military base in India, for use as a staging area for beyond-the-horizon surveillance and launching attacks on terrorists in and around Afghanistan, according to Indian Major General S. G. Vombatkere.

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