India from 2020 Crisis to Crisis in 2021

By Syed Ali Mujtaba India has moved into 2021 with the following crisis. Indians are looking at the government for its solution. Government’s stok silence on all these issues speaks to its inability to set things right. Economic Peril- What started from demonetization to ill-planned GST to prolonged lockdown, Indian economy has taken one hit after another. Assertion of majoritarianism- Under the Modi rule there is huge assertion of right wing Hindutva forces.  The secular aspects of the constitution have suffered serious blows and minorities particularly Muslims, have been feeling…

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Arab newspapers welcome restored Saudi-Qatar ties

Publicaitons terms 41st GCC Summit pivotal in resolving diplomatic crisis DOHA: Gulf newspapers have welcomed the restoration of relations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, after more than three years of tension. The publications said that the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Al-Ula city of Saudi Arabia was pivotal in resolving the diplomatic crisis that began in 2017. Accusing it of supporting terrorism and meddling in their internal affairs, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt had in 2017 severed all ties with Qatar. Qatar Newspapers in Qatar described the agreement…

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Rebuild demolished Hindu temple in Karak within 2 weeks, orders Pak SC

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday directed relevant authorities to start the restoration of the Hindu temple in Karak within two weeks besides summoning details of all temples from the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), reported ARY News. On December 30, a mob of over a hundred people led by local Muslim clerics had destroyed and set on fire a Hindu temple in the Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A viral video clip on social media showed a violent mob destroying the walls and roof of the…

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Raids on lawyers’ offices : Lawyers Council demands inquiry by a Supreme Court judge

‘Sanghi elements involved in  bomb blast cases roaming freely’: Justice Kolse Patil    By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: While strongly condemning the highhandedness of the Police against members of the legal fraternity at many places in the country, All India Lawyers Council (AILC) on Tuesday demanded to set up an inquiry commission headed by a Supreme Court judge to look into raids on lawyers’ offices. It also demanded to implement the directives issued by the Supreme Court in 2006 regarding the police force reforms. Addressing a press conference at…

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