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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2036

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It is music that can unite people

We know the continued rivalry between the two nuclear powers in SAARC over so many unsettled issues between them, which keep them apart. It can even break up the only association these countries of the region are in.

Adnan Sami -  The  Pakistan musician  who has won the hearts of Indian
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Yitachu says …. Indian Constitution is not applicable in the State

Dr. Shurhozelie led NPF has been going aggressively and strongly warning that they could think of having an alternative to the Constitution of India if the Custodian of the Constitution does not honor it in the State of Nagaland.

Yitachu  - Senior NPF MLA
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Pakistan President stresses for enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in diverse sectors

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Sri Lanka is the closest friend of Pakistan and stressed the need to further enhance trade relations between the two countries.

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Maj  Gen  (R) Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on President Mamnoon Hussain
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Signs of Desperation!

Of late, there is a stepped up shrill cries of desperation emanating from the BJP. There is a competition in painting opponents in dark colours, questioning their patriotism, hurling cheap jibes. Whatever anyone speaks against the ruling party charges of ‘traitor’ follow thick and fast and everything said in criticism is denounced in strong and sometimes questionable language which is actually praised in the ruling party circles!

Amit Shah dismissed all allegations against his son without actually being able to answer some pointed issues raised in the story.
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Japanese Prosecutor Dr. Noguchi visits Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation

As part of the Government initiative to assist Government of Sri Lanka to implement its reconciliation agenda, the Japanese Prosecutor Dr. Motoo Noguchi visited Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 27.10.2017 to share knowledge, expertise and experiences on reconciliation efforts of the other countries and to obtain firsthand information on the national integration and reconciliation programmes of the Government of Sri Lanka.

Japanese Prosecutor Dr. Noguchi visits Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation
Japanese Prosecutor Dr. Noguchi visits Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation
Japanese Prosecutor Dr. Noguchi visits Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation
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The “Surrender” Of Election Commission

The Election Commission of India, established in 1950, is only three years younger than the nation itself. As a constitutional body assigned the task of conducting polls across the country, its importance is obvious. Arguably, a turning point in its history came in 1990 when T.N. Seshan took charge as the head of what was till then a single-member body.

A.K. Joti - Chief Election Commissioner
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DPRK’s little known secrets ensure sustainability of the Stalinist regime

In recent months, North Korea has attracted much world attention due to its nuclear program threatening its neighbors to the east and south. The official name of the country is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), although it is neither democratic nor a people’s republic.

DPRK’s little known secrets ensure sustainability of the Stalinist regime
 Kim Jong-un
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BJP’s Tryst With Indian History

A frequently recurring theme in the speeches by BJP and other Sangh Parivar leaders is condemnation of the long Mughal rule in the sub-continent. Many see it as a code word for denouncing the Muslim minority in the country.

U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Taj Mahal on October 26, 2017.
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UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue

According to CNN reports of 29 March 2017 more than 47000 people have been killed in Kashmir, a region in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership of Kashmir.

UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue
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The Wrong Yatra

Accompanied by media hype and much fanfare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a fortnight-long Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala, the southern tip of India. Well, Kerala sticks out as a sore thumb in meeting BJP’s ambition to bind India in one ‘culture’.

Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala
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