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EFSAS Commentary

EFSAS Commentary

 

Weekly analytical commentary - EFSAS Commentary -  by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) on news, current affairs and political developments in South Asia.  

Publication: Chaos reigns in Pakistan as the army kidnaps a provincial police chief amidst opposition protests

Chaos reigns in Pakistan as the army kidnaps a provincial police chief amidst opposition protests

The night before the rally the government embarked on mass detentions and arrested about 500 opposition…
Publication: 22 October 1947: The darkest day in the history of Jammu & Kashmir

22 October 1947: The darkest day in the history of Jammu & Kashmir

Major General Akbar Khan fixed 22 October 1947 as the date on which the attack on J&K would be launched...
Publication: The curious Pakistani treason charge against the ‘Prime Minister’ of so-called Azad (free) Jammu & Kashmir

The curious Pakistani treason charge against the ‘Prime Minister’ of so-called Azad (free) Jammu & Kashmir

The past week has witnessed a string of explosive, divisive, and indeed bizarre developments in Pakistan...
Publication: The Pakistani opposition needs to carry through its movement against the military establishment if it wants real democracy

The Pakistani opposition needs to carry through its movement against the military establishment if it wants real democracy

If the PDM's protest programme proceeds on the planned lines, it has the potential to present major challenges…
Publication: Pakistan’s plan to usurp Gilgit Baltistan and further divide Jammu & Kashmir is disquieting

Pakistan’s plan to usurp Gilgit Baltistan and further divide Jammu & Kashmir is disquieting

Frustration over the inability of the Pakistani military establishment to get much traction on the J&K…
Publication: Two recent rapes in Pakistan have yet again underscored the dire need to ensure women’s rights

Two recent rapes in Pakistan have yet again underscored the dire need to ensure women’s rights

The abject conditions that a large percentage of Pakistani women are subjected to are not a recent phenomenon....
Publication: Myanmar Army deserters may take the Rohingyas a big step closer to justice

Myanmar Army deserters may take the Rohingyas a big step closer to justice

The firsthand accounts of the atrocities against the Rohingyas that these two soldiers have narrated…
Publication: Prolongation of the India - China standoff at the LAC may lead to sharper Indian focus on the Tibet issue

Prolongation of the India - China standoff at the LAC may lead to sharper Indian focus on the Tibet issue

China anticipated much less pushback against its attempts since April to alter the status of the LAC…