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A Brief on Serbia-Kosovo Conflict – Antecedents, Stakeholders and the possibility of Peace
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A Brief on Serbia-Kosovo Conflict – Antecedents, Stakeholders and the possibility of Peace

The situation in Kosovo can be salvaged through strong security guarantees that can be provided by the West and EU to Serbia so as to maintain peace and security in the Balkans. Background The dispute over Kosovo is centuries-old. Serbia cherishes the region as the heart of its statehood and religion. Numerous medieval Serb Orthodox Christian monasteries are in Kosovo. Serb nationalists view a 1389 battle against Ottoman Turks there as a symbol of its national struggle. Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanians, most of whom are Muslim, view Kosovo as their country and accuse Serbia of occupation and repression. Ethnic Albanian rebels launched a rebellion in 1998 to rid the country of Serbian rule. Belgrade’s brutal response prompted a NATO intervention in 1999, which forced Serbia to ...
Can Religion-based Demographic Imbalance Divide Countries?
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Can Religion-based Demographic Imbalance Divide Countries?

Startling revelations after Dr Mohan Bhagwat cited East Timor, South Sudan and Kosovo as case studies for Demographic Imbalance in his Vijayadashami 2022 speech. In his annual Vijayadashami speech at RSS Headquarters (Nagpur), Dr Mohan Bhagawat said that there should be a comprehensive population control policy, which should apply to all equally. Once it is put in motion, no one should get any concessions. He said that serious consequences were suffered when there was a population imbalance in Bharat which had occurred several years ago. Not only did Bharat suffer such a calamity, but other countries have also succumbed to such suffering. In the 21st century, countries such as East Timor, South Sudan and Kosovo have been divided due to the population imbalance. This has been ca...