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Possibility for a new AK Party in Turkish politics

Possibility for a new AK Party in Turkish politics  By İhsan Aktaş In my previous column, I wrote about the fact that the AK Party were not able to project a forward-looking vision in the general elections of June 7. The main cause of such a failure, I argued, derives from the fact that the […]

Turkey election results: Advice on forming a government, Don’t! By Taha Meli Arvas Sometimes there are single words or idioms in a language which speak volumes to “outsiders,” giving them insights into the psyche of the local population. One such word and more importantly the way it is used in Turkish is “Avrupayi,” meaning European […]

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Turkey elections 2015: Will new ‘Sultan’ of Turkey change the nation forever By İbrahim Kalın Turkish voters will go to the polls on Sunday. Political parties and independents ran fierce campaigns to gain the support of voters in this critical election. We will know the results by next week and they will have important consequences […]

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Morsi’s death sentence: An objective analysis By Burhanettin Duran An Egyptian court recently sentenced former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by then General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2013, and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie along with more than 100 people. According to news reports, Morsi was found guilty of passing state secrets to Hamas […]

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One Year of Narendra Modi Government: Hate speeches go unchecked By Ram Puniyani The coming to power of Narendra Modi in a way gave an open license to all the affiliates of RSS combine to indulge in open hate speech against the religious minorities. The current agenda behind the hate speech is to consolidate the […]

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Rachid Ghannouchi keeps Indian Islamists at arms’ length while on govt. invitation New Delhi: Rachid Ghannouchi, the chnakya of the Arab and Islamist politics and the chairman of Tunisia’s Ennahda party has been invited to India by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He is leading a huge delegation of his party leaders, former and […]

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By Vidya Bhushan Rawat One of the most famous lines on the official All India Radio news bulletins during communal disturbances used to be ‘ Sthiti tanavpurn lekin Niyantran me hain ( the situation is tense but under control) and police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in the ‘sensitive’ areas. It was well known […]

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By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood, (Northern Voices Online) Duly supported with authentic data, the Justice Rajindar Sachar Committee gauged in 2006 the Muslim deficit in India vis-a-vis any other community or social group. This Committee and the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission (2008) recommended a series of affirmative actions to be taken by the Government in […]

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Marriage of saffron and green in Jammu and Kashmir encouraging By Syed Ubaidur Rahman Can saffron marry green? Is coming together of staunchly nationalist party with another political party espousing soft separatism possible in India? If you thought that it was impossible, you were simply wrong. Politics is the name of impossibilities looking very possible, […]

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Infighting in AAP leadership and Yogendra Yadav marginalization By Kaleem Kawaja At least twice before in 1977 and 1990 two major political parties that were formed to remove corrupt politics and bring in principled politics fell apart due to intense in-fighting among their senior leaders. In 1977, in the aftermath of the suppression of democracy […]

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Obama’s war cry against Islamic extremism: But who created the monster?  President Obama who has been talking about doing justice to the Muslims around the world who in many cases have been hounded by United States’ neo-colonization tactics, has clearly failed to live up to his promise. The way he positively talked in his now […]

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What’s in store for Kashmiris if BJP is part of the Government? By Ram Puniyani The recent (December 2015) verdict of Kashmir elections has been fractured, so to say. While PDP has emerged as the largest single party, the BJP is a close second with substantial percentage of votes. Interestingly BJP has secured most seats […]

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Abul Ala Maududi: An existentialist history By Nadeem F. Paracha To most Pakistanis and to those who have been associated with various Islamic political outfits in countries like Egypt, Indonesia, Syria and Malaysia, Abul Ala Maududi is to ‘Political Islam’ what Karl Marx was to Communism. Both western and South Asian historians have described him […]

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By Ram Puniyani Propaganda around conversions has been one of the major political tools during last few decades. It was Niyogi Commission report which investigated the conversions in Adivasi areas in 1950s, then the Meenaxipuram conversions of Dalits into Islam, the and then the gruesome murder of Pastor Graham Stewart Stains on the charges that […]

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