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Trump Threatens Comey Over Leaked Account Of White House Dinner
by Barry Grey
The crisis engulfing the Trump administration was compounded Friday by the president’s early morning tweet threatening fired FBI Director James Comey over leaked accounts of a White House dinner that contradicted the story given out by the president in an interview the previous day with NBC News.
Six Years Ago, Famine Killed 260,000 People In Somalia. Now, It’s On The Brink Of Happening Again
Years of drought and violence have left half of Somalia’s population in urgent need of humanitarian aid. With food prices rising and animals dying, millions of people don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Humanitarian organizations are working hard to deliver aid to the most vulnerable people in affected areas.
Kashmir, A Way Forward
by Mir Suhail
Indians, Pakistanis and Kashmiris can break down this triangular prison and break free. They can do so by picking up the formula Manmohan and Musharraf had once discussed. Make borders irrelevant, demilitarise, give administrative autonomy, have joint control and eventually, some kind of joint sovereignty. A win-win situation that could make Kashmir belong to everyone. Lahoris could enjoy their holiday in Srinagar, and punjabis in Pakistani Punjab , a friendly relationship can be built on mutual trust
Indo-Pak Confrontation: A Suicidal Militaristic Adventure
by Sumanta Banerjee
Ideally, the Kashmiris should be offered a chance, through a referendum under neutral UNO auspices, to select options whether (i) to remain in POK or Azad Kashmir for those who are living there, and for those who want to emigrate from the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir , to go and settle there; (ii) to remain in the present Jammu and Kashmir state of India, for those who are living there, and offer the choice for those who want to emigrate from Azad Kashmir into the Indian state , to allow them to settle here ; and (iii) alternatively , to opt for a sovereign state of Kashmir with a constitution that guarantees protection and rights for religious minorities like Hindus living in the Valley and Jammu, and Buddhists of Ladakh, and other such communities. These were a part of the democratic, socialist and secular values that were propagated
by Sheikh Abdullah. Can we revive that concept of Kashmir today ?
UN Urges India To Lift Social Media Ban In Kashmir
by Mir Suhail
Raising alarm over the impact of internet and social media restrictions imposed by authorities in Kashmir, United Nations human rights experts have called on the Government of India to protect the right to freedom of expression and to pursue an open and democratic dialogue to address the region’s social and political conflicts.
We Can Learn To Express More Boldly From Manto
by Neha Saigal
If the great Urdu writer, Saadat Hasan Manto was alive today, he would have been 105 years old. I wonder whether his spectacled and now old eyes would be surprised at how the world had further degraded in values of humanism.
Fact Finding Report On Assault of Prof Waghmare Following WhatsApp Post
This is a report of an eight-member fact finding team constituted by the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Mumbai to inquire into the assault on Prof Sunil Waghmare, head of Commerce department of KMC college in Khopoli (district Raigad, Maharashtra).
Commoners Against Rape In Bangladesh
by Farooque Chowdhury
Commoners in Bangladesh are raising their voices against rape. There are protest march, meetings, stand-ins.