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Analysis | Balochistan – A Saga of Devolutions, State Repression and quest for Freedom
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Analysis | Balochistan – A Saga of Devolutions, State Repression and quest for Freedom

“Today from the ramparts of Red Fort, I want to greet and express my thanks to some people. In the last few days, people of Balochistan, Gilgit, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me, have expressed gratitude, and expressed good wishes for me.” When the Indian Prime Minister acknowledged the people of Balochistan from the ramparts of […]

Terror Groups Continue to Thrive under Taliban in Afghanistan – UNSC Report
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Terror Groups Continue to Thrive under Taliban in Afghanistan – UNSC Report

A new report from the United Nations Security Council says that foreign terrorist organisations continue to enjoy safe haven under the new Taliban regime. The report adds that these terrorist groups are in consolidation mode and not likely to launch major attacks outside Afghanistan before 2023. This may be due to financial constraints and political […]

More than 100 former Afghan police and intelligence officers killed by the Taliban
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More than 100 former Afghan police and intelligence officers killed by the Taliban

A Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday claims that the Taliban terrorists have killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former Afghan police and intelligence officers since taking power in Afghanistan. The report “No Forgiveness for People Like You,’ Executions and Enforced Disappearances in Afghanistan under the Taliban” categorically states that this was part […]

Arms dealers thrive under the Taliban in Afghanistan
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Arms dealers thrive under the Taliban in Afghanistan

Arms dealers are making the most of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Weapon-owners are parting with their weapons Weapons from Afghan soldiers make it to the arms dealers. Abandoned US military bases are a major source of weapons. Civilians too are selling guns to the arms dealers price. Weapons in turn sold to the Taliban and […]

‘Do Not Touch My Clothes’ – Afghan Women’s Online Campaign Against Taliban Dress Code
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‘Do Not Touch My Clothes’ – Afghan Women’s Online Campaign Against Taliban Dress Code

Afghan women around the world are protesting Taliban’s new Burkha/Hijab rule. Black burqa has never been a part of the Afghan culture. Women from Afghanistan are posting photos of themselves wearing traditional dresses on social. The online protest with hastags #DoNotTouchMyClothes & #AfghanistanCulture has taken Twitter by storm. Here are few of the protest messages […]

Qatar or Pakistan: Who will control the Taliban?
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Qatar or Pakistan: Who will control the Taliban?

Over the past decade, Qatar has emerged as an effective interlocutor between the West and the Taliban. By brokering peace negotiations in Doha, Qatar paved the way for the American withdrawal and the terror group’s return to power. On the other hand, Pakistan caused the birth of Taliban’s, midwifed by Islamabad’s intelligence services, in the […]

“Are we not part of Muslim ‘Ummah’?”, ask Uyghurs as Taliban plans to deport them to China for money
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“Are we not part of Muslim ‘Ummah’?”, ask Uyghurs as Taliban plans to deport them to China for money

After the Taliban took over Kabul on August 15, there are growing apprehensions among the Uyghurs living in Afghanistan who fear they might be sent back to China in lieu of large sums of money. Some two thousand Uyghur Muslims are living in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan at present and there are reports that the Taliban fighters […]

Relevance of the United Nations
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Relevance of the United Nations

The problem in the case of Afghanistan is that most of the permanent members of the UNSC have their own vested interests instead of unbiased and necessary action over an emerging situation.
If the objective of the US to invade Afghanistan was not nation building, was it to destroy terror outfits taking refuge in it? Hasn’t the US handed over Afghanistan to the same group it sought to vanquish initially?
With no clear vision, the US has not only abandoned Afghan people and left them in the hands of Taliban.
The UN today has become a web of bureaucratic procedures with all the participating nations playing politics for their own vested interests.