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Kashmiris can opt for independence after accession: PM By Tariq Naqash

Prime minister reiterated Pakistan’s stance that Kashmir dispute can only be resolved by implementing the plebiscite guaranteed in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and said: “Once the plebiscite is implemented and Kashmiris join Pakistan, their relationship will be between Pakistan and Kashmiris.” He asked the people to focus on …

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KASHMIR’S FUTURE By A.G. Noorani

THE National Conference led by Dr Farooq Abdullah and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mehbooba Mufti have joined hands to face the onslaught on Kashmir’s rights launched by the BJP government on Aug 5, 2019. On the eve of that vicious attack, these two and other political parties …

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Why did the Easter Sunday Commission fail to quote directly from original works of Islamic scholars to prove ‘extremism’?

The Easter Sunday attack report includes many great Islamic personalities in the questionable ‘extremist’ list. The works of Hassan ul Banna, Seyyed Qutb, Maulana Abul A’la Maudoodi, Dr. Zakir Naik are available in well documented format. Why did the Commission fail to quote from the original source, the authors themselves, …

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The geopolitics of Myanmar’s black swan coup By MICHAEL VATIKIOTIS

Myanmar’s coup highlights the limits of Western power in a new age of Asian geopolitical centrality that is strengthening Russia and China A Myanmar protester holds a bullet as protests against the military coup and detention of elected government members continue in Hlaing Thayar Township, Yangon, Myanmar, March 15, 2021. …

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