IPRI Comments

Photo Source: The Hindu/NissarAhmed
   International Peace Research Initiative (IPRI)
Conflict Resolution and Peace Research Programme
National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
For any further information or to subscribe to Conflict Weekly alerts send an email to subachandran@nias.res.in

The case is made; let the NIA take it to its logical conclusion “ proving who was behind the attack, and bring justice not only to those who lost their lives in Pulwama but to all those who fight terrorism supported by Pakistan.

Also in the series (Friday Backgrounder)

IPRI # 95, 28 August 2020
J&K: The Gupkar Resolution is a good beginning. So is the NIA charge sheet on the Pulwama Attack.

IPRI # 93, 21 August 2020
J&K: Baby steps taken. Now, time to introduce a few big-ticket items

IPRI # 91, 14 August 2020
J&K: Integration and Assimilation are not synonymous

IPRI # 89, 7 August 2020
J&K: One year later, is it time to change gears?

IPRI # 86, 31 July 2020
J&K: Omar Abdullah complains, there is no space for mainstream leaders. Should there be one?

IPRI # 83, 24 July 2020
J&K: After the Hurriyat, is the PDP relevant in Kashmir politics today?

IPRI # 79, 10 July 2020
J&K: Four years after Burhan Wani

IPRI # 77, 3 July 2020
The Rise, Fall and Irrelevance of Geelani. And the Hurriyat

Print Bookmark

IPRI # 98, 4 September 2020

The Friday Backgrounder
J&K: The PDP meeting, Muharram clashes and the Kashmiri parties vis-à-vis Pakistan

  D. Suba Chandran

During the last week, there were three major developments. First was the PDP meeting, that could not succeed, as the senior leaders were not allowed by the administration to take part. Second was the statement by Farooq Abdullah responding to Pakistan’s statement on the Gupkar resolution, and asking Islamabad to stay away from Kashmir. The final development was violence in Srinagar, as the police and the Shia mourners clashed, as the latter tried to take a procession.

I
Facts on the ground

The PDP General Secretary calls for a meeting; the administration prevents senior leaders from attending it
On 3 September 2020, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, had called for a meeting of the PDP to “discuss the present situation in J&K and chalk out a future strategy.” (The Hindu, 3 September 2020). However, the senior leaders were prevented from taking part in the meeting. The Hindu quoted Nayeem Akhtar, a senior PDP leader saying, “I was stopped by policemen manning my house from coming out of my residence. The government tells the Supreme Court and the world community that political leaders are free but the reality is completely opposite.” Leaders from other political parties have condemned the administration for preventing senior leaders of the PDP from taking part in the meeting.

The PDP meeting comes in the wake of another meeting organised by Farooq Abdullah a week earlier, in which they have subscribed to the Gupkar Resolution.

Farooq Abdullah warns Pakistan to keep away from Kashmir politics, and stop sending armed men
On 30 August, Farooq Abdullah, leader of the National Conference, and a former Chief Minister, made a strong statement on Pakistan’s response to the Gupkar resolution. Abdullah was quoted telling the PTI in Srinagar: “Pakistan has always abused mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir, but suddenly they like us…Let me make it clear that we are not anyone’s puppets, neither New Delhi’s nor of anyone across the border. We are answerable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and will work for them.” (The Hindu, 30 August 2020)

He was also quoted to have stated: “I would urge Pakistan to stop sending armed men into Kashmir. We want an end to the bloodshed in our State. All political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are committed to fight for our rights peacefully, including for what was unconstitutionally snatched away from us on August 5 last year.” (The Hindu, 30 August 2020)

BJP’s Ram Madhav visits Srinagar and meets regional leaders
Last week, Ram Madhav, the national general secretary of the BJP visited Srinagar to meet with local leaders of his own party, and also belonging to the others. 
Peerzada Ashiq, in his story published in the Hindu, links it to the Gupkar resolution and writes that Madhav’s visit comes “in the wake of National Conference’s (NC) bid to spearhead an alliance of seven regional parties to launch a joint fight for restoration of J&K’s special status.” (The Hindu, 29 August 2020). According to him, Madhav “met several regional leaders, including J&K Apni Party’s Ghulam Hassan Mir and Usman Majeed and disgruntled leaders from the Peoples Democratic Party and the J&K Peoples Movement, apparently to cobble together to a new political force to counter Farooq Abdullah’s new regional alliance to demand the return of the special status.”

Continuing Violence 
During 29-30 August, three militants were killed during an operation that started on Saturday night and went up to Sunday morning, near Srinagar. During the operation an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the J&K Police was killed. The militants have not been identified. (The Hindu, 30 August 2020) 

On 29 August, in Pulwama district in south Kashmir, three militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in a search operation by the security forces.

On 30 August, there were clashes between the Shia mourners and the J&K police in Srinagar, when the former tried to go forward with the Muharram processions. Earlier, the administration has imposed restrictions on any gathering within the city. According to the Police, the mourners tried to break the restrictions, besides raising political slogans and carrying banners calling for free Kashmir. 

II
Focus Questions in the background

Allowing the parties to resume politicking and Kickstarting a much needed political process
Political parties and politicking is an essential component of democracy. This is not only a political right, but also constitutional right. While the above is essential for the functioning of a democracy in normal times, it assumes even more salience in a conflict environment. Political parties and politicking are the first cushion against any societal unrest in a conflict situation, and also are the first responders in starting a healing process. The State should protest their space, and even work towards enlarging their functioning. 

Unfortunately, the government both in J&K and in New Delhi consider the political parties as a hindrance towards a larger peace. This strategy needs to be revisited. One could understand the initial anxiety of the government, when it imposed the restrictions following August 2019 decisions. One year later, the government should be bold enough to reconsider this strategy. Muscular policy does not mean keeping things under wrap; it also means, a bold decision to open up.

In this context, the decision to release the leaders of the NC and other smaller parties is a welcome development. The PDP should also be provided with the same space. If the leaders of the BJP and newly formed ones could be allowed to meet the others and do politicking, so should be the leaders of the NC and the PDP.

Especially, when the regional political parties are talking about constitutional politics, the government should embrace that, instead of hindering it. The governments – both in Srinagar and New Delhi has revisit this strategy.

Pakistan and the Mainstream political parties in Kashmir Valley
The statement by Farooq Abdullah in response to Pakistan’s support to the Gupkar Resolution is an interesting one.

His statement underlines two issues. First, the relationship between the mainstream political parties of J&K and Pakistan. Neither the political leaders nor the military in Pakistan considered the mainstream political parties in J&K as the true representatives of the people of the State. For Pakistan, the Hurriyat remained the “sole spokesman” of J&K. So the recent support for Gupkar Resolution is nothing more than opportunistic. Worse, for the regional political parties in Kashmir Valley, the support from across the border should be a curse. This is precisely what the right-wing in India wants to hear, and abuse parties like the NC and PDP as Pakistan’s puppets. Islamabad should keep away from making such statement; perhaps, it is purposefully doing so, to further discredit the mainstream political parties within Kashmir Valley. 

The second issue that Farooq Abdullah statement underlines is his warning “to stop sending armed men into Kashmir” as political parties in Kashmir want “want an end to the bloodshed.” This is precisely what Pakistan’s contribution has been, in terms of supporting militants in Kashmir Valley, glorifying them as martyrs, and in the process leading many youths in the path of violence resulting in the loss of innocent lives. 

There is a serious issue within J&K, and there are serious efforts by political parties to address them. External actors should keep away from them, and allow a home grown process. 

The Muharram procession: Politicising an administrative decision and providing a religious colour
The clashes between the police and the Shia mourners, when they tried to take out a procession is given a political and religious colour. 

Much before the procession in J&K, at the national level, the Supreme Court refused to provide any “general directions” to allow Muharram processions across India. According to the Court: “It is not possible to give general directions for the whole country... It will lead to chaos. A particular community will be targeted for spreading COVID... We as a court cannot do that, cannot expose you to that risk. We cannot give general directions.” The above was stated by the Chief Justice of India addressing advocate Azim Laskar who was appearing on behalf of a Shia cleric.

When the advocate referred to allowing the Chariot procession in Puri, the Chief Justice responded with the following: “In the Jagannath Puri case, we allowed it [rath yatra] from one point to another. In such cases, the risks and damages can be assessed. But when it comes to the whole country, these cannot be assessed. There may be chaos.” (The Hindu, 28 August 2020)

Following the above general order, local State administrations followed a set of different of parameters. For example, the Bombay High Court on 29 August granted permission to hold the procession on Muharram in Mumbai, but with specific restrictions. It called for stringent COVID-19 precautions, the procession to be carried out during a particular time and in a pre-determined route, by trucks and not on foot, and a maximum of five people, along with one videographer. (The Hindu, 30 August 2020). According to the Hindu, “The court also directed the State government to impose all necessary restrictions, including Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code if required, to control crowds.”

Earlier in Tamil Nadu, the State government came down with a similar restriction on celebrating the Ganesh festival, immersing the idols, and taking a procession. On 14 August, the State government disallowed the taking of traditional procession and immersing the idols in the Sea.

Developments within Kashmir Valley regarding the Muharram procession should be seen in the national backdrop. While rest of the world look at what happened on 30 August in Srinagar, in terms of Police firing pellets and injuring innocent and unarmed mourners, there is also another side to the story. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code was imposed on select areas of Srinagar on that date, and there were restrictions on the movements. The procession was a violation. The security forces were tasked to maintain order, and they attempted to do it. It is unfortunate, that they had to fire bullets – rubber or otherwise. While the security forces have to take a larger responsibility, the civil society also has to share the same. Peace is not the prerogative of the State alone. 

In retrospect, as was done in Mumbai, perhaps the administration should have provided a designated space and an administrative instruction. 

Violence by the State, even if it is legitimate, is unacceptable. So is violence by the Society, even if it is justifiable. This is precisely why, J&K needs political parties and a political process. They act as a crucial bridge between the both, taking forward the decisions, convince the other and arrive at accommodations.
 

Print Bookmark

Other IPRI Publications

Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 103
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Al Qaeda module in India, Naga Peace talks and the Polio problem in Pakistan

read more
Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 102
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Afghan summit in Doha, India-China Five Points agreement, Women protest in Pakistan, New amendment in Sri Lanka and the Bahrain-Israel rapprochement

read more
The Middle East
September 2020 | IPRI # 101
IPRI Comments

Samreen Wani

Lebanon: Can Macron's visit prevent the unravelling?

read more
Africa
September 2020 | IPRI # 100
IPRI Comments

Sankalp Gurjar

In Sudan, the government signs an agreement with the rebels. However, there are serious challenges

read more
Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 99
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Targeted Violence in Pakistan, Protests in Hong Kong and the Charlie Hebdo Trial in France

read more
Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 97
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Anti Racist Protests in the US and the Floods in Pakistan

read more
Discussion Report
August 2020 | IPRI # 96
IPRI Comments

Sukanya Bali and Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Sri Lanka: Election Analysis, Expectations from the Government, Challenges Ahead, & a road map for India

read more
The Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 95
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: The Gupkar Resolution is a good beginning. So is the NIA charge sheet on the Pulwama Attack.

read more
Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 94
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Proposed amendment in Sri Lanka, Verdict on the gunman in New Zealand, Peace Conference in Myanmar and the Ceasefire troubles in Libya

read more
The Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 93
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

J&K: Baby steps taken. Now, time to introduce a few big-ticket items

read more
Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 92
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Further trouble to the Naga Peace Talks, Taliban attack on woman negotiator, Protests in Thailand, Belarus and Bolivia, Israel-UAE Rapprochement, and the Oil Spill in Mauritius

read more
Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 91
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: Integration and Assimilation are not synonymous.

read more
Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 90
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Release of Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan, Troubles in Naga Peace Talks in India’s Northeast, and a deadly week in Lebanon

read more
Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 89
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: One year later, is it time to change gears?

read more
Discussion Report
August 2020 | IPRI # 88
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

Sri Lanka Elections 2020 - A Curtain Raiser: Issues, Actors, and Challenges

read more
Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 87
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

J&K a year after 5 August 2019, Militant ambush in Manipur, Environmental protests in Northeast India, and the return of street protests in Iraq

read more
Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 86
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: Omar Abdullah complains, there is no space for mainstream leaders. Should there be one?

read more
Conflict Weekly 28
July 2020 | IPRI # 85
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Floods in Bihar, Nepal and Bangladesh, Abduction of a journalist in Pakistan, Neutralization of militants in Srinagar and the UNAMA report on Afghanistan

read more
WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
July 2020 | IPRI # 84
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

In Sri Lanka, 20 years later women still await the return of post war normalcy

read more
Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 83
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

J&K: After the Hurriyat, is the PDP relevant in Kashmir politics today?

read more
Conflict Weekly 27
July 2020 | IPRI # 82
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Devastating floods in Assam, and a mob Lynching of cattle smugglers along India-Bangladesh border

read more
WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
July 2020 | IPRI # 81
IPRI Comments

Mehjabin Ferdous

In Bangladesh, laws need to catch up with reality

read more
Conflict Weekly 26
July 2020 | IPRI # 80
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence in India's Northeast, FGM ban in Sudan, the UN warning on Global Hunger & the Return of Global Protests

read more
Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 79
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: Four years after Burhan Wani

read more
Conflict Weekly 25
July 2020 | IPRI # 78
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Conflict and COVID in J&K, Dispute over constructing a temple in Islamabad, Return of the Indian fishermen into the Sri Lankan Waters, and the water conflict over River Nile in Africa

read more
Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 77
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

The Rise, Fall and Irrelevance of Geelani. And the Hurriyat

read more
Conflict Weekly 24
July 2020 | IPRI # 76
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Geelani's Exit and Continuing Violence in J&K, and the BLA attack on Pakistan stock exchange in Karachi

read more
June 2020 | IPRI # 75
IPRI Comments

Sudip Kumar Kundu

Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal, Odisha limp back to a distorted normalcy

read more
June 2020 | IPRI # 74
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

An olive branch to the PTM in Pakistan: Will the PTI heed to the Pashtun rights movement

read more
Conflict Weekly 23
June 2020 | IPRI # 73
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Baloch Disappearance issue returns, Nepal tightens Citizenship rules, and Egypt enters the conflict in Libya

read more
Conflict Weekly 22
June 2020 | IPRI # 72
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence escalates along the India-China border, Cartographic tensions over India-Nepal border, Gas explosion in Assam and Deadly attacks by the Boko Haram in Nigeria

read more
Conflict Weekly 21
June 2020 | IPRI # 71
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Echoes of Black Lives Matter, Violence in Kashmir Valley, Rohingyas in the deep blue sea, One year of Hong Kong protests, Conflict in Libya and the human-wildlife conflict in South Asia

read more
Conflict Weekly 20
June 2020 | IPRI # 70
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

A week of violence in the US, Afghanistan and Africa, Urban drivers of political violence, and anti-racism protests in Europe

read more
Conflict Weekly 19
May 2020 | IPRI # 69
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Cyclone Amphan in the Bay of Bengal, Ceasefire in Afghanistan, Indo-Nepal border dispute in Kalapani, Honour Killing in Pakistan, New protests  in Hong Kong & the Anti-lockdown protests in Europe

read more
Conflict Weekly 18
May 2020 | IPRI # 68
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Kalapani dispute in India-Nepal border, Migrants exodus in India, Continuing violence in Balochistan and KP

read more
Conflict Weekly 17
May 2020 | IPRI # 67
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The return of Hong Kong Protests, a new Ceasefire in Myanmar, China-Australia Tensions on COVID & Trade, and the Al Qaeda-Islamic State clashes in Africa

read more
Conflict Weekly 16
May 2020 | IPRI # 66
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Binge-fighting in Kashmir Valley, SIGAR report on Afghanistan, Killing of a PTM leader in Pakistan, the US Religious Freedom watchlist, and Haftar's ceasefire call in Libya

read more
Conflict Weekly 15
April 2020 | IPRI # 65
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Ceasefire and Self Rule in Yemen, Syrian war trial in Germany, SIPRI annual report on military spending, and Low civilian casualties in Afghanistan 

read more
One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | IPRI # 64
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

Healing needs Forgiveness, Accountability, Responsibility and Justice

read more
One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | IPRI # 63
IPRI Comments

La Toya Waha

Have the Islamists Won? 

read more
Conflict Weekly 14
April 2020 | IPRI # 62
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

A new wave of arrests in Hong Kong, One year after Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, ISIS violence in Mozambique, and the coming global Food Crisis

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 61
IPRI Comments

Alok Kumar Gupta

Jharkhand: Proactive Judiciary, Strong Civil Society Role, Rural Vigilantes

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 60
IPRI Comments

Alok Kumar Gupta

Bihar as Late Entrant: No Prompt Action, Punitive Measures, Migrant Crisis 

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 59
IPRI Comments

Anshuman Behera

Odisha’s Three Principles: Prepare for the Worst, Prepare Early, Prevent Loss of Lives

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 58
IPRI Comments

Niharika Sharma

New Delhi as Hotspot: Border Sealing, Curbing Fake News, Proactive leadership

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 57
IPRI Comments

Vaishali Handique

Northeast India: Civil Society in Unison, Media against Racism, Government’s Timely Preparedness 

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 56
IPRI Comments

Shyam Hari P

Kerala: Past Lessons and War-Footing response by the administration

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 55
IPRI Comments

Shilajit Sengupta

West Bengal: Proactive Local Leadership, Early Lockdown and Decentralised Action

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 54
IPRI Comments

P Harini Sha

Tamil Nadu’s Three Pronged Approach: Delay Virus Spread, Community Preparedness, Welfare Schemes 

read more
COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 53
IPRI Comments

Hrudaya C Kamasani

Andhra Pradesh: Early course correction, Independent leadership and Targeted Mitigation  

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 52
IPRI Comments

Sanduni Atapattu

Preventing hatred and suspicion would be a bigger struggle

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 51
IPRI Comments

Chavindi Weerawansha

A majority in the minority community suffers, for the action of a few

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 50
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

The Cardinal sermons for peace, with a message to forgive

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 49
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Who and Why of the Perpetrators

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 48
IPRI Comments

Natasha Fernando

In retrospect, where did we go wrong?

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 47
IPRI Comments

Ruwanthi Jayasekara

Build the power of Co-existence, Trust, Gender and Awareness

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 46
IPRI Comments

N Manoharan

New ethnic faultlines at macro and micro levels

read more
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 45
IPRI Comments

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera

A year has gone, but the pain has not vanished

read more
WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
April 2020 | IPRI # 44
IPRI Comments

Kabi Adhikari

In Nepal, it is a struggle for the women out of the patriarchal shadows

read more
WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
April 2020 | IPRI # 43
IPRI Comments

Jenice Jean Goveas

In India, the glass is half full for the women

read more
WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
April 2020 | IPRI # 42
IPRI Comments

Fatemah Ghafori

In Afghanistan, there is no going back for the women

read more
Conflict Weekly 13
April 2020 | IPRI # 41
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Executing Mujib's killer in Bangladesh, Continuing conflicts in Myanmar, Questioning Government's sincerity in Naga Peace Deal, Releasing Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan, and a report on damming the Mekong river by China

read more
Conflict Weekly 12
April 2020 | IPRI # 40
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Globally, Coronavirus increases Domestic Violence, deflates Global Protests, threatens Indigenous Communities and imperils the migrants. In South Asia, two reports question the Assam Foreign Tribunal and the Afghan Peace deal

read more
Afghanistan
April 2020 | IPRI # 39
IPRI Comments

Sukanya Bali

One month after the deal with the Taliban: Problems Four, Progress None

read more
Conflict Weekly 11
April 2020 | IPRI # 38
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Releasing a former soldier convicted of a war crime in Sri Lanka, Deepening of internal conflicts in Myanmar and the Taliban’s Deal is a smokescreen in Afghanistan

read more
Report Review
March 2020 | IPRI # 37
IPRI Comments

Lakshmi V Menon

Pakistan: Decline in Terrorism

read more
Conflict Weekly 10
March 2020 | IPRI # 36
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

More violence in Afghanistan, Naxal ambush in India, Federal-Provincial differences in Pakistan's Corona fight, and a new report on the impact of CoronaVirus on Conflicts

read more
Conflict Weekly 09
March 2020 | IPRI # 35
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The CoronaVirus: South Asia copes, China stabilises, Europe bleeds and the US wakes up finally

read more
Conflict Weekly 08
March 2020 | IPRI # 34
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Triumphant Women's march across Pakistan, Anti-CAA Protests in Dhaka,  Two Presidents in Afghanistan, and Turkey-Russia Ceasefire in Syria

read more
Conflict Weekly 07
March 2020 | IPRI # 33
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Aurat March in Pakistan, US-Taliban Deal in Doha, Anti-CAA protest in Meghalaya, Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from the UNCHCR Resolution, and the problems of ceasefire in Syria and Libya 

read more
Conflict Weekly 06
February 2020 | IPRI # 32
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Seven Days of Peace in Afghanistan, Violence in Delhi, Setback to Peace Talks on Libya and the Ceasefire in Gaza

read more
Conflict Weekly 05
February 2020 | IPRI # 31
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Afghan Election Results, US-Taliban Deal, Hafiz Saeed Conviction, Quetta Suicide Attack, Assam Accord, Mexico Femicide and the Climate Change impact on Bird Species

read more
Conflict Weekly 04
February 2020 | IPRI # 30
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Sri Lanka drops Tamil anthem, Assam looks for a new census for the indigenous Muslim population, Bangladesh faces a Rohingya boat tragedy and Israel witnesses resurgence of violence post-Trump deal

read more
Conflict Weekly 03
February 2020 | IPRI # 29
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Continuing Violence in Afghanistan, Bodo Peace Accord in Northeast India, Attack on the anti-CAA protesters in Delhi, and Trump's Middle East Peace Plan

read more
Conflict Weekly 02
January 2020 | IPRI # 28
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Bangladesh and ICJ's Rohingya Verdict, Taliban and Afghan Peace, Surrenders in India's Northeast, New government in Lebanon and the Berlin summit on Libya

read more
Conflict Weekly 01
January 2020 | IPRI # 27
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Nile River Agreement, Tehran Protests, Syrians meet in Berlin, Honduran Caravans in Mexico, Taliban's ceasefire offer, Quetta Suicide attack, Supreme court verdict on J&K and the Brus Agreement in Tripura

read more
Myanmar
October 2019 | IPRI # 26
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Will prosecuting Suu Kyi resolve the Rohingya problem?

read more
Climate Change
October 2019 | IPRI # 25
IPRI Comments

Lakshman Chakravarthy N & Rashmi Ramesh

Four Actors, No Action

read more
From Okjökull to OK:
September 2019 | IPRI # 24
IPRI Comments

Rashmi Ramesh

Death of a Glacier in Iceland

read more
The Hong Kong Protests:
August 2019 | IPRI # 23
IPRI Comments

Harini Madhusudan

Re-defining mass mobilization

read more
The Hong Kong Protest:
August 2019 | IPRI # 22
IPRI Comments

Parikshith Pradeep

Who Wants What?

read more
June 2020 | IPRI # 6
IPRI Briefs

P Sahadevan

South Asia’s Dreary Experience in Peacemaking

read more
Myanmar
March 2019 | IPRI # 5
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

The Other Conflict in Rakhine State

read more
West Asia
February 2019 | IPRI # 4
IPRI Comments

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Yemen: Will Sa'nna fall?

read more
China and Islam
February 2019 | IPRI # 3
IPRI Comments

Harini Madhusudhan

Sinicizing the Minorities

read more
Terrorism
January 2019 | IPRI # 2
IPRI Comments

Sourina Bej

Maghreb: What makes al Shahab Resilient?

read more
Global Politics
January 2019 | IPRI # 1
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Myanmar: Will 2019 be better for the Rohingya?

read more