• Understanding Islamic Feminism in India0

    by Dr. Tarannum Siddiqui 5 July 2019  Abstract: This paper discusses Islamic feminism and the importance of Islamic feminism along its history. What is Islamic feminism and how Islamic feminism differs from other religions feminism and feminist moments? What the impact of feminism happened in India Muslim feminism and how to have political, legal, economic

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  • The logic behind demanding an independent Kashmiristan0

    Dr. Muzammil Ahad Dar 5 July 2019 Could Kashmir Catch-up for Its Independence: Passing Decades and Evolving Dimensions Revisiting formation of Greater Kashmir Mountainous regions are politically the most volatile areas of the contemporary world, be it the Alps, Balkans, Caucasus, Hindu Kush, Himalayas or other malicious regions of the world, the establishment of powerful

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  • Rahul Gandhi’s resignation: Three inconvenient issues0

    Ali Riaz 5 July 2019 The public announce-ment of the resignation of Rahul Gandhi as president of the Indian National Congress on Wednesday was surprising and expected, at once. Soon after the results of the Lok Sabha were announced on May 23, 2019, which delivered a serious blow to the Congress as the Bharatiya Janata

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  • India’s Approach to UN peace-keeping0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 4 July 2019 The meaning of peace cannot be uniform across the globe and problems specific to developing countries propel them to consider peace and development as complementary to each other. Therefore, peace implies a continuous process of developing positive societal conditions to meet socio-economic needs of people rather than putting

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  • The Orwell prize was wrong to choose Labour MP Tulip Siddiq as a judge0

    Coffee House David Bergman 4 July 2019 The winner of this year’s Orwell prize for political writing, announced last week, was a book that centres around the disappearance in Belfast of Jean McConville. McConville, a widowed mother of ten, was snatched from her home in December 1972 by a gang of armed men. She was never

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  • The use of religion in Indian politics0

    And the floundering pillars of secularism Rajkumar Singh 3 July 2019 On the eve of independence, India decided to establish a secular state with its own characteristics of religious tolerance, liberty and equality. Religious tolerance is a key element in the concept of Indian secularism because it has been a significant element of the country’s

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  • Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan under pressure to ease tax hike impact1

    by Fawad Kaiser 2 July 2019 With an ambitious new Prime Minister Imran Khan in power and in absolute control of the machinery of government, there has been a lot of talk in this budget session about revenue and how Pakistan Tehreek Insaf government can raise more of it. There is, of course, a proposal

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  • Fundamentals of Ethnic Politics in Modern Sri Lanka0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 1 July 2019 In the initial years, fallowing the independence of Sri Lanka, it was believed that the country would soon attain political stability and the major ethnic groups would get integrated into one nation. But the chasm between the Sinhalese and the Tamil–the two major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka

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  • Sri Lanka: Executions under Executive Presidency0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  1 July 2019 It is anybody’s guess why and how President Maithripala Sirisena got to sign the death-warrants of four big-time drug-offenders, as he has declared since. In modern democracies, Constitutions reserve the right of considering ‘clemency pleas’ of death-row convicts, not the formal clearance of their execution. That has mostly remained

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  • CONFLICTING NEIGHBORS0

    Nowadays, the thrill of the Cricket World Cup 2019 has taken over all countries participating in the tournament. Each country is seen supporting its own team either by their physical presence on field or through social media, where a match other than the one payed on ground is played. The two South Asian neighbors, Pakistan

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  • Bangladesh as Kornhauser’s “Mass Society” or a “Dictatorial Democracy”!0

    by Taj Hashmi 29 June 2019 “Civilizations as yet have only been created and directed by a small intellectual aristocracy, never by crowds. Crowds are only powerful for destruction.” — Gustave Le Bon “Mass politics occurs when large numbers of people engage in political activity outside of the procedures and rules instituted by a society

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  • Managing Neighborhood: India’s unremitting challenge0

          Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 29 June 2019    India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru carried an innovative perspective on world politics based on a policy of Non-Alignment that could grant India – a newly independent country – the necessary maneuverability and independence of action for its long-term development at a time when the global politics

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  • Religious contexts of present-day terrorism0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 27 June 2019 Current day terrorism has many faces. Its objectives are multifaceted and operations multi-pronged. The entire world is its stage, which has made it a prime concern for governments and societies around the world. No community is safe from its impact. It ranges from individuals to groups to international

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  • The Hypocrisy inherent in India’s proposed membership to the NSG0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 27 June 2019 The ideological foundations of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) are based on non-proliferation of nuclear materials and the prevention of nuclear weapons buildup. Unfortunately, the group has instead become more of a cartel comprising of the major powers that is aimed at benefiting their own economies through nuclear

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