Environment

Convert warlords into ‘peace-lords’

WordForPeace.com JULY 19, 2018 Afghanistan is struggling to achieve peace and stability. In the process, the government has to cope with both the problem of insurgency on one side and the warlords’ atrocities on the other. The latter problem was seen most recently in the case of Nizamuddin Qaisari, a militia commander in the country’s north. The government led by …

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UNHRC ‘greatest failure’: Nikki Haley defends US withdrawal

WordForPeace.com Jul 19, 2018 ‘Judged by how far it has fallen short of its promise, the Human Rights Council is the United Nations’ greatest failure,’ Haley said. United Nations: Terming the Human Rights Council as the United Nations’ “greatest failure”, US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has alleged that the institution has provided cover for the world’s most inhumane …

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India’s top court orders legislation to curb lynchings

WordForPeace.com Court of India on Tuesday asked the government to draft legislation to curb the growing incidents of lynchings and mob violence in the country. The top court condemned the violence against minority communities, which it termed “horrendous acts of mobocracy.” The three-judge bench was led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and said it was the obligation of …

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Pakistan General Election: Political parties, rights organisations decry ‘blatant and aggressive’ rigging ahead of polls

WordForPeace.com Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), a widely-respected rights watchdog, recently decried the “blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming elections”, in an unusually scathing statement, which was followed by a press conference. Expressing their reservations regarding the prevailing political environment ahead of the General Elections, which are scheduled to be held in less than …

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(USA) Why these friends have launched an interfaith group

WordForPeace.com Friends Soraya Deen and Marsha Novak knew they hit a chord last year when more than 500 people marched in the scorching heat in what they billed as the first interfaith solidarity march in the San Fernando Valley. Then the community called for more. Now, Deen, a Muslim, and Novak, a Jew, have founded the Interfaith Solidarity Network to …

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India-Nepal ‘bridge’ is still unshakeable: Nepal can be a bridge between India and China

WordForPeace.com Nepal can be a bridge between India and China”, declared Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, in an interview with China’s state-run Global Times (the universally acknowledged official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party), during his five-day state visit to Beijing. Mr Oli is axiomatically correct as his landlocked country (surrounded by other nations, Nepal has no access to …

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INDONESIA PIVOTAL TO OUR INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY

WordForPeace.com Prime Minister Naremdra Modi’s recent visit to Indonesia as part of his three-nation tour to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, highlighted the new-found strategic convergence between the two nations at a time when the centre of global economic and geopolitical attention has shifted to the Indo-pacific region. Both India and Indonesia are strategically located at the fulcrum of global geopolitics …

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Kashmir: Dialogue with the “right-minded”, not only the “like-minded” people

WordForPeace.com Without taking names but alluding to the separatist leaders, Rajnath Singh, who arrived in Srinagar for a two day visit to review the law and order situation, said they should refrain from misleading the youth into violence. Written by Bashaarat Masood Appealing to stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to “come forward”, Union Home Minister Rajnath SinghThursday said “it is not necessary …

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