WhatsApp ‘Horrified’ Over Spate Of Lynchings In India, Promises Action

JUL 4, 2018: WhatsApp said on Wednesday it was “horrified” by a spate of lynchings in India sparked by false rumors shared on its platform as the government accused the messaging service of irresponsibility. The killings are linked to “irresponsible and explosive messages” on the platform, said the ministry of electronics. More than 20 people […]

Can India and Bhutan’s Success With ‘Plastic Roads’ Be Emulated By Pakistan?

IRSHAD SALIM (JUN 30, 2018): More than 34,000km of plastic roads have been built in India, mostly in rural areas, according to World Economic Forum report. A new report, however, states that the actual length of such roads using the innovative, home-grown technique runs for more than 100,000km as of October. The new road building […]

VHP, Bajrang Dal Are Militant Religious Outfits, Hurriyat Separatist Group: CIA

JUN 15, 2018: India’s Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal have been classified as ‘militant religious organization’ in the CIA’s World Factbook. The two organizations have been put in the category of ‘Political pressure groups’ in the annual document of the American intelligence agency. CIA has put some other organizations under the same […]

India to Buy Some Israeli Anti-Tank ‘Spike’ Missiles Until It Makes Them Locally

Jun 2, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — India is reportedly set to buy a batch of anti-tank guided missiles from Israel in a bid to boost its military capabilities against Pakistan and China and preparedness for a potential two-front war with its western and northern neighbors. Indian government is likely to soon finalize with Israel purchase of […]

Video Showing Brave Sikh Police Officer Protecting Muslim Boy From Hindu Mob Goes Viral

May 25, 2018 (DESPARDES) — Video showing rare act of valor by a Sikh police officer shielding a Muslim man from being violently attacked by an angry mob in the Indian state of Uttarakhand has gone viral. The viral video posted on Facebook said, “Hats off to Gagandeep, he saved an innocent Muslim from the […]

US “Ditches” Pakistan When It’s Politically Convenient: Musharraf

May 24, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — VOA Contributor Greta Van Susteren recently interviewed former President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who said Pakistan has been a “most loyal ally” of the United States, but the US “ditches” Pakistan when it’s politically convenient and favors Pakistan’s enemy, India. The former military ruler also said the US has to balance […]

Pakistan-India Water Dispute: World Bank Seeks Amicable Solution

May 24, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The World Bank is holding talks with a Pakistani delegation in the US capital for an amicable resolution of its water dispute with India by seeking opportunities and alternative approaches within the Indus Water Treaty framework. A four-member Pakistani delegation, headed by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali, arrived in Washington […]

Can The Neo-Dalit Movement Eradicate Emerging Fascism In India?

The vast poor majority remains oppressed to the emerging fascist forces. They are brutalized by the caste system, the ‘culture of impunity’ and the hydra-headed tortures. I show how the Neo-Dalit Movement needs to emerge and eradicate the age-old problem, following the Mandela model. LENIN RAGHUVANSHI – India is one of the world’s oldest living […]

Muslim Man Beaten to Death By Mob In India For “Killing a Cow”

In the past seven years, 86 per cent of 28 Indians who were killed in such cow-related violence were Muslims, and almost 97 per cent of these attacks have taken course after May 2014 when Modi’s BJP party came into power. May 22, 2018 (DESPARDES) — A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was […]

Aramco, India $44 Billion Refinery Project Hits Snag Due To Land Acquisition Woes

Thousands Of Farmers Are Challenging India’s $44 Billion Refinery Project With Saudi Aramco May 20, 2018 (BE2C2) — Saudi Aramco last month signed an initial deal with a consortium of Indian refiners to build a $44 billion refinery and petrochemical complex on India’s west coast, as the kingdom moves to secure buyers for its crude […]

A ‘Muslim Bogey’ to Unite Hindus in India

By AIJAZ ZAKA SYED: COMMENTING on Hindutva’s ambitious project to “unite all Hindus”, Aakar Patel, former editor and current executive director of Amnesty International, offers an interesting argument. While it shouldn’t take much effort and imagination to unify an 85 percent strong majority, Hindus are not a monolithic community. Far from it. While Hindutva insists […]