Japan’s Remilitarization: Implications in East Asia

Source: http://www.claws.in

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s declaration that he hopes to see a revised constitution implemented by 2020 underscores  his intention to move Japan away from its post-World War II pacifist posture towards a more active one in the Asia-Pacific security environment. In retrospect, Japan’s rewritten constitution under the auspices of the allied powers, principally the United States, which came into effect in 1947, is argued to have uprooted the country’s entire political system and imposed Article 9 on the Japanese constitution.

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Accession Day Marks True Asspirations of the People of J&K

By Jaibans Singh
Source: http://jammukashmirnow.com

October, 26, is celebrated as Accession Day in Jammu and Kashmir, across the country and the world. It was on this day that Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the state, signed the Instrument of Accession and legally acceded to India under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act 1947.

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How deliberate Historical Fallacies Created Myths About J&K’s Accession to India

03 Mar 2016 13:29:09
Vivek Sinha
Source: http://jammukashmirnow.com

History, in India, is a strange subject and historians even stranger. The subject is reviled by students who perceive it to be dull and boring. This, in effect, encourages rote learning of the subject and bereft of any meaningful discussions–so very essential to acquire historical knowledge. And historians, especially the “Eminent Leftist Historians” of India are well aware of this fact. Yet they have, by design, let history-learning remain that way in schools and colleges.

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Maharaja Hari Singh and Kashmir Dilemma

By Hari Desai
Source: https://www.asian-voice.com

Even after seven decades of India's Independence, Kashmir continues to bleed and cause rupture between India and Pakistan. The last Viceroy of British India, Lord Louis Mountbatten, cousin of King George, after prolonged negotiations with Indian leaders, made a declaration of the last plan for Independence on 3rd June, 1947. It made the Partition of British India into two i.e. Indian Union and Pakistan Union, leaving nearly 565 Princely States free to make a choice either to join any of the Unions or to remain Independent.

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Meet the Meos - Muslim Gaurakshaks of Mewat

Source: http://indianexpress.com

Abid Hussain had just completed his afternoon namaaz at his gaushala (cow shelter) in Nuh district of Haryana’s Mewat region. A devoted manager of the cow shelter, the 23-year-old explained how his day revolved around taking care of the 50 cows now under his care. Three years ago, soon after completing his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Hussain decided to take charge of the first Muslim-owned cow shelter in Mewat that his brother, Mohammad Habib, had opened. Since then, his foremost priority is to get rid of the ‘cow slaughterer’ tag attached to his community. “Hum logon ko yeh sabit karna chahte hain ki Musalmaan gau hatyara nahin hain. Musalmaan gau palak hain. Yeh toh sirf rajneeti ki vajah se hum logon ko kalankit kiya ja raha hain (We want to prove to people that Muslims are not cow slaughterers. Muslims are cow protectors. It is just because of politics that we are being targeted),” he says.

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Indira Gandhi's Panel on Cow Slaughter Ban Never Gave its Report

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national

Cow slaughter was as contentious an issue half-a-century ago as it is today, with an “attack” on Parliament by saffron-robed sadhus prompting the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to constitute a committee that included RSS chief M.S. Golwalkar to examine a national law to ban it.

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