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Minorities of India!

Minorities of India!

Constitutionally, India is a secular country but in practice the empirical data suggests that the country is set to be a Hindu state. Countless Hindu-Muslim riots in India after August 1947 including the demolition of Babri Mosque in December 1992 and communal riots in Indian Gujarat in February 2002 are some of the hallmarks of […]

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Growing Hindu Extremism in India: Implications for Neighbouring Countries

Growing Hindu Extremism in India: Implications for Neighbouring Countries

On September 28th, 2015, Mr. Asghar Ali Shad, Research Fellow IPRI, gave a lecture to IPRI scholars on the topic “Growing Hindu Extremism in India: Implications for Neighbouring Countries” at IPRI Conference Hall. He began the lecture by saying that the growing Hindu extremism in India is a very serious issue and it has serious […]

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Growing Hindu Extremism under Modi’s Administration

Growing Hindu Extremism under Modi’s Administration

Since India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come into power BJP’s discriminatory policies towards Indian Muslims have alarmed the international community. The BJP policies are based on RSS ideology of Hindutva or Hindu nationalism with an idea to form Akhand Bharat, or undivided Indian state which is true representative of Hindu culture and religion. The […]

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Plight of Indian Muslims

Plight of Indian Muslims

These days India is hosting Baloch separatist leader Hyrbyair Marri. India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirming Marri’s presence in India, has said, “India has always been home to the ‘persecuted’ people from all over the world.” In this backdrop it will be interesting to take a look at the way India treats […]

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Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era

Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era

Post-event Report One-day Conference on  “Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era” General: A one-day conference titled “Pakistan-India Relations: Post-Congress Era” was organized by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) on August 4, 2015 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. Lieutenant General (R) Asif Yasin Malik, former Secretary Defence, was the chief guest while Ambassador Khalid Mehmood, Chairman, Institute of Strategic […]

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Indian Elections and Future Uncertainties

The change of government in India will have far-reaching global as well as regional implications. It is too early to speculate whether dynastic politics have become irrelevant in the South Asian political culture but it has been somehow challenged due to bad governance and mismanagement of the ruling elite, which has been unable to cope with […]

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Modi’s Pakistan policy

Modi’s Pakistan policy

As Narendra Modi’s rise to prime ministerial slot is appearing increasingly certain, hawkish lobby in India is working in top gear and overtime to come out with all sorts of jingoistic ideas related to foreign policy—especially its Pakistan and China content. India’s external challenges are well known and policy responses have been examined time and […]

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