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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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End Double Speak

When in Pakistan Mumtaz Qadri, killer of the then Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, was showered with rose petals and felicitated by people who lifted him up on shoulders in the court premises some five years ago , the world was left aghast. Taseer was eliminated because he had sought clemency for a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death under the blasphemy law for having passed disparaging remarks against the Holy book. Taseer had been warning against the misuse of blasphemy law by vested interests.

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Should we celebrate success or gear up to end AIDS?

The fight against AIDS has definitely made considerable progress but formidable challenges confront the path to ending AIDS by 2030, as committed by the countries globally at 70th UN General Assembly in September 2015. The brutal irony is that despite knowing 'what works in helping us progress towards AIDS' the uptake of these evidence-based strategies is abysmally low, and some countries like India, have slashed health budgets by 20%.

Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI).
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