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Shias are soft targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan, says speaker at Kashmir seminar on Human Rights Day

Jammu/IBNS: Shia, Yazdi and Hazara communities are the victims of atrocities while in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan Shias are soft targets, said the speakers at a seminar here to observe the 'International Human Rights Day' organised by Jammu and Kashmir People's Justice Front (JKPJF) on Friday.

NSA: India to host 'Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan' on Wednesday

New Delhi: India will host the 'Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan' on Nov 10, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday.

At least 100 Indian nationals including their families still awaiting evacuation from Afghanistan: NGOs write to PMO, MEA

New Delhi/IBNS: At least 100 Indian nationals, including their families, and over 200 Afghans are yet to be evacuated from Afghanistan – which was taken over by Islamist militant group Taliban on August 15.

Armed men enter Kabul gurdwara again, intimidate Afghan Sikh community members

Kabul: In the second such incident in 10 days, heavily armed men claiming to be from the Special Unit of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the Taliban government calls itself, entered the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul on Friday and intimidated the Afghan Sikh community members present there, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum.

IS-KP vs Taliban: Escalating Rivalry

On October 8, 2021, at least 47 persons, including 46 Hazara Shia worshipers, were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive device among worshippers in the Sayyidabad Mosque in the Khanabad Bandar area of Kunduz city, the provincial capital of Kunduz. Another 140 persons were injured in the attack. Later, the Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-KP) claimed the incident and named Muhammad al-Uyghuri as the bomber. The bomber belongs to the Uygur community that traditionally inhabits the Xinjiang Province of China. The IS-KP release claimed the attack targeted both Shiites and the Taliban for their alleged willingness to expel Uyghurs to meet China’s demands.

Afghanistan: Sikhs, Hindus appeal to India for immediate evacuation from Kabul after gurdwara vandalisation

Kabul/UNI: Days after the vandalisation of the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul by suspected Taliban militiamen, the council of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs met on Saturday at the gurdwara to discuss the safety of the community and appealed to the Indian government for their immediate evacuation.

Developments in Afghanistan will have 'very, very significant consequences': S Jaishankar

New Delhi/IBNS: India was not taken into confidence on various aspects of the Doha deal US and Taliban inked last year but the following developments in Afghanistan will have "very, very significant consequences" for the region and beyond, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, according to media reports.

Unravelling Narratives

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

India and Russia have same goals in Afghanistan where Pakistan pulls the Taliban strings: Experts

India and the world knows without official acknowledgement that the main problem in Afghanistan is not the Taliban but Pakistan while there is a scope for the Asian giant to do better in the present situation where Russia and China would not want things to go out of control, according to experts at a recent panel discussion. 

Country that uses terrorism as a tool should realise it is also a threat to them: Modi gives strong message to Pakistan at UNGA

New York: Indian PM Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday when he gave a strong message to Pakistan and said those using terrorism as a political tool should realise that it is also a threat to them.

Won't let BJP turn India into Taliban state: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she won't let the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to turn India into a Taliban state, in an unsparing attack on the saffron camp while campaigning for her byelection in Bhabanipur constituency.

SAARC Foreign Ministers' meet cancelled amid concerns over participation of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

New Delhi/UNI: A meeting of Foreign Ministers of SAARC countries, which was to be held on September 25 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, was called off on Tuesday tonight amid concerns over the participation by Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Rajnath Singh discusses Afghanistan situation with US Defence secretary Lloyd J Austin

New Delhi: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh talked to US Defence secretary Lloyd J Austin over the issue of Afghanistan on Monday.

Snakes in the Backyard

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Afghanistan may soon Talibanise Pakistan: MJ Akbar

Senior journalist and Rajya Sabha MP MJ Akbar in his latest article for a magazine wrote that with Taliban ruling Afghanistan, it may soon 'Talibanise Pakistan'.