Lakhvi, others to be charged for Mumbai attacks

Background: India-Pakistan relations, Terrorism, Mumbai terror attacks 2008, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Important Points: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court ruled that the LeT operations commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and six others accused in the 2008 Mumbai attack case will be individually charged for the abetment to murder of each of the 166 people who died in the carnage.

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Sri Lanka: Trudeau seeks foreign jurists

Background: Sri Lanka-Canada relations, Sri Lankas human rights issue, Reconciliation process, UNHRC, Eelam War. Important Points:  In a statement to mark the seventh anniversary of the end of the war, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emphasised the role of foreign jurists in the proposed accountability mechanism on alleged violations of international law during the […]

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Days and nights in Kathmandu 

Background: Nepal crisis, Nepal’s economic blockade, Nepal’s New Constitution, Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM).   Important Points: The ongoing protest of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) has been on the warpath in Kathmandu since May 14 for equal rights for the Nepalis […]

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