Diplomacy for Peace

सुषमा स्वराज (1952 – 2019): सादर नमन Tribute to Sushma Swaraj, Indian Peacemaker & Politician

Pooja Kumari for WordForPeace.com सुषमा स्वराज एक ऐसा व्यक्तित्व जिसकी सोच और काम का तरीका विरोधियों को भी उनका मुरीद बना दें, राजनिति में एक लम्बे समय तक सक्रीय रहने के दौरान उन्होंने कई बेहतरीन नमूने पेश किये अपनी समझदारी और सूझबूझ के फिर चाहे वह हरियाणा में सबसे कम उम्र की केबिनेट मंत्री के रूप में हो , दिल्ली …

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Article 370 Scrapped but not the ‘Islamisation’ of Kashmir issue: Indians need to revive Kashmirityat—the idea that Radicals fight against for decades!

On 5 August, 2019, it was announced in the Rajya Sabha that Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is to be abrogated under the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 signed by President of India. The Gazette Notification states: “The Constitution Order shall come into force at once, and shall thereupon supersede Article 370 as amended from time …

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J&K: Why people are disenchanted with the political parties?

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk Jammu & Kashmir assembly polls are likely in October-November along with three other states where polls are due by that time. However, if we review the political atmosphere in J&K prior to the Assembly elections, the schedule of which is yet to be decided, we clearly see an increasing political disenchantment among the new Kashmiri generation. Part …

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Here’s how Trump has done greater damage to Kashmir issue

For the four days he was at the less-than-glamorous New Delhi hotel, their soft-spoken, greying guest never once ventured past the lobby to walk the streets of the city he’d once lived. Every single day, he had the same visitor, an elderly gentleman who arrived and left alone. The two men — Niaz Naik, once Pakistan’s high commissioner to New Delhi, …

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Human Rights Violations in China-Strengthening calls for accountability at UNHRC

UNHRC, Palais des Nations, Geneva Panellists: John Fisher, Human Rights Watch, Geneva Director Sarah M Brooks, International Service for Human Rights, Asia advocate Arthur Moses SC, Law Council of Australia, President (video intervention)  Moderator: Claire Denman, CSW, Geneva representative. This side event addressed those key issues, which all together contribute to illustrate bigger structural problems in China.  It reiterated the …

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Naga Peace Talks Interlocutor, is now Nagaland governor: CM to work with him to bring lasting peace

The Indian government’s interlocutor for Naga peace talks, was appointed the governor of Nagaland on Saturday. Nagaland was among the six states to get new governors. The demand for a sovereign Naga homeland gave rise to militancy that goes back six decades. Over the decades, the Naga militancy splintered into several factions. With the agreement signed, the NSCN(IM) was believed to …

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Countering Al-Zawahiri’s misguiding message on Nationhood vs. Caliphate in Kashmir

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk In his latest video titled “Don’t forget Kashmir”, Al Qaeda leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri says that the ‘mujahideen’ must “liberate the Kashmiri jihad from the clutches of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies,” such that the jihad is “for the sake of Allah”  as opposed to a struggle “for the sake of international criminals.” Zawahiri further says: “the Mujahideen in Kashmir- …

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