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Explained | UK-Rwanda Asylum Plan And Its Impact on Immigration
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Explained | UK-Rwanda Asylum Plan And Its Impact on Immigration

While the UK-Rwanda Asylum Plan claims compliance with the Refugee Convention, the lack of detailed information on detention, procedural safeguards, and fair treatment raises concerns. The implementation of this agreement puts pressure on continental law enforcement and asylum systems, potentially straining relations with the European Union. As countries consider such approaches, they risk neglecting long-term investments in political, development, and humanitarian efforts essential for stabilizing an already strained refugee regime amidst unprecedented displacement. The recent UK-Rwanda agreement has sparked debates and concerns over its impact on the traditional principles of asylum. This controversial deal goes beyond typical offshore processing, proposing a permanent relocation...
Rajnath Singh’s UK Visit: Elevating India-UK Relations
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Rajnath Singh’s UK Visit: Elevating India-UK Relations

Rajnath Singh's visit to the UK was more than a diplomatic exercise; it was a testament to the depth and diversity characterizing India-UK relations. Encompassing domains as varied as defence, economic cooperation, and strategic partnerships, the trip exemplified a shared commitment to a rule-based international order and reciprocal growth. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recently concluded a diplomatic mission to the United Kingdom, marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to strengthen ties between the two nations. The visit was highlighted by a series of high-profile meetings, including a significant encounter with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The discussions between Singh and Sunak covered a broad spectrum of topics, showcasing the commitment to enhancing...
The Unfinished Agenda: Significance and Challenges in Sealing the India-UK Free Trade Deal
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The Unfinished Agenda: Significance and Challenges in Sealing the India-UK Free Trade Deal

The India-UK Free Trade deal, valued at £24.3 billion annually, is a great opportunity to strengthen the existing strong relationship, benefiting businesses in both countries. India stands to gain access to UK technologies, advanced research facilities, London's financial institutions, and affluent consumers. The India-UK Free Trade Agreement marks a significant shift in India's trade strategy, prioritizing closer ties with Western and African nations to decrease dependency on China.For the UK, this agreement serves as a chance to recover from losses linked to Brexit and strengthen economic connections with a major partner. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently wrapped up a five-day visit to the UK from November 11-15, It coincided with Diwali celebrations, adding a festi...
Collusion or Cooperation? The India-UK Trade Deal’s Deceptive Facade
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Collusion or Cooperation? The India-UK Trade Deal’s Deceptive Facade

India's worry over the trade pact revolves around the impending inundation of the Indian market with cheap imports from the UK. As the UK grapples with its domestic economic challenges, there's a growing apprehension in India that these imports could threaten the survival of local industries. As India and the UK grapple with this pact, they traverse a tightrope between cooperation and suspicion, seeking to secure their interests while navigating a rapidly changing global landscape.The road ahead will be marked by tough decisions and delicate negotiations, as both nations strive to carve out a space that aligns with their visions. In the landscape of international trade, where nations engage in complex negotiations to further their economic interests, the India-UK Comprehensive Trad...
51% of Hindu Children in UK schools face Hindu hate, finds study
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51% of Hindu Children in UK schools face Hindu hate, finds study

Key Findings This is the first study of its kind looking into anti-Hindu hate in the UK. 51% of parents of Hindu pupils surveyed report that their child has experienced anti-Hindu hate in schools, whilst fewer than 1% of schools with Indian pupils queried by FOI reported any anti-Hindu-related incidents in the last five years. Teachings on Hinduism have been reported by some participants of the study as fostering religious discrimination towards Hindu pupils. 19% of Hindu parents surveyed believe schools are able to identify anti-Hindu hate. 15% of Hindu parents surveyed believe schools adequately address anti-Hindurelated incidents. A study by the Henry Jackson Society has found that anti-Hindu hate and discrimination against Hindu pupils is rampant in schools in the UK. T...
Understanding AUKUS: The Submarine Deal, Restraining China and Geopolitical Implications
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Understanding AUKUS: The Submarine Deal, Restraining China and Geopolitical Implications

Despite its indifference towards AUKUS, India will welcome the arrangement to support a free and open Indo-Pacific in light of the increasingly assertive attitude of China in the region. India’s concerns regarding "encirclement" by China may also be partially mitigated by AUKUS. The unparalleled rise of China has been one of the most notable geopolitical phenomena. It espouses greater ambitions, and under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, a newly assertive China is pursuing a sophisticated strategy that exploits all elements of state power to strengthen its position in the world. Across much of the Indo-Pacific region, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using military and economic coercion to bully its neighbours. This predatory conduct increases the risk of conflict. Ev...
The fall of Conservatives – Analyzing Political Instability in the UK
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The fall of Conservatives – Analyzing Political Instability in the UK

From giving the world Winston Churchill, a controversial yet one of the world's most famous political personalities, to the recent former PM Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom has a rich history. The Conservative Party has seen it all as it has been in power from one of UK's and the world's toughest periods, be it WW2 or Brexit to the recent war in Ukraine. In 2019, the Conservative Party came to power again with a thumping majority of 80 seats against the Labour Party. This led to Boris Johnson becoming the PM of the UK. He was the PM till 5th September 2022 after which Elizabeth Truss, his fellow conservative leader, succeeded him. Following her as PM was Rishi Sunak, who took over the reins after Truss resigned. Unfolding Political Instability Former ...
Scotland election results could decide if United Kingdom will break-up or stay ‘United’
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Scotland election results could decide if United Kingdom will break-up or stay ‘United’

Scotland went to polls on Thursday in a parliamentary election that could decide the fate of United Kingdom. A win for the Scottish National Party (SNP) will decide the new independence referendum that might result in the break-up of the United Kingdom. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who leads the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), has described the election as the most important in her country's history. She has vowed to demand the legal powers for a referendum on Scottish independence by the end of 2023 if her party wins a majority in the 129-seat devolved parliament in Edinburgh. The main parties running for election are the Scottish National Party (SNP), led by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Conservatives led by Douglas Ross, Scottish Lab...