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India’s Cultural Battle of Panipat

India's cultural battle of Panipat

By: Amjad Khan Afridi Culture is an integral part of human societies as is a shared aspect of human civilizations. However, each human group has its distinct culture and cultural traits that are deep rooted in its civilization and history. The region of South Asia that constitutes Indian Subcontinent today …

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Feature: Security Forces Should Not be Used for Political Purposes

Security Forces Should Not be Used for Political Purposes

As the election crisis deepens in Afghanistan, with transparent vote-counting process not in sight, some of the candidates running for the election are likely to invite their supporters to sit in front of the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC’s) provincial offices as protest. Protesters in some provinces may close the gates …

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Feature: IEC Should Address the Valid Demands of the Candidates

IEC Should Address the Valid Demands of the Candidates

The halted presidential vote recount in Afghanistan was resumed by IEC after about three days of suspension due to the protesters’ demands. The talks did not work out, and the commission restarted the recounting process. Many candidates oppose the recount process, and disputes remain. Protesters have warned that they will …

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Feature: Ghani’s Peace Plan is Unrealistic and Impracticable

Ghani’s Peace Plan is Unrealistic and Impracticable

Ghani’s peace plan that he has made after five years of his administration seems to be unrealistic in current situation that has caused concern among Afghan people. Peace plan is something that prescribes practical functions in a given domain. But what President Ghani has written is unfortunately not an effective …

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Presidential Election Conundrum

Presidential Election Conundrum

As per Afghan election’s standard operating procedure, the President of Afghanistan is elected using the two-round system; if no candidate receives 50+1 of the votes in the first round, a second round will be held featuring the top two candidates. Independent Election Commission (IEC) delayed preliminary results of Presidential elections, …

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Feature: Role of Media in Election Process

Role of Media in Election Process

In the modern world, media is a mean of conveying the messages of political groups and organizations to citizens. And using media, political parties and groups seek to increase their influence in public opinion by expanding their reach. This reach out is particularly increased at election time. Today, the role …

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Feature: Validating Non-biometric Votes in Counting Process

Validating Non-biometric Votes in Counting Process

The way the presidential election was held in the country is getting more and more controversial. The leaders of Presidential Tickets each claim to have received more votes and victory at press conferences or appear in the media and sometimes insult each another. On social media such as Facebook pages …

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Feature: Revelations Regarding Electioneering in Afghanistan

Feature: The Role of National, International Observers in the Transparency of Elections

The facts and events in Afghanistan clearly show that there are efforts underway regarding electioneering in upcoming presidential election, especially by those who must the guardians of democracy and democratic institutions. An official from Independent Election Commission (IEC) Afghanistan recently said that the report by security institutions about the closure …

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