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  • India: Citizenship Bill: JPC report shows how proposed law violates constitutional principles of equality before law0

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    • January 28, 2019

    Angshuman Choudhury and Jonmani Das Jan 25, 2019 Editor’s Note: The two-part series on the Joint Parliamentary Committee report on the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a detailed political-legal analysis of the report, the Bill, and the surrounding sociopolitical context around it. This is the first part of the series. *** On 8 January, the Lok Sabha passed

  • THE BAN ON TRIPLE TALAQ: THE LEGAL CONTEXT OF BANGLADESH AND PAKISTAN0

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    • January 27, 2019

    Taslima Yasmin* Emraan Azad** 27 January 2019 “The Holy Quran has attributed sanctity and permanence to matrimony. However, in extremely unavoidable situations, talaq is permissible. But an attempt for reconciliation and if it succeeds, then revocation – are the Quranic essential steps before talaq attains finality. In triple talaq, this door is closed, hence, triple

  • Bangladesh Is Booming. Don’t Believe the Negative Hype0

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    • January 27, 2019

    Sumit Ganguly’s recent FP article branded Bangladesh’s election a debacle. Dhaka’s ambassador to the United States begs to differ. BY MOHAMMAD ZIAUDDIN | JANUARY 24, 2019   Foreign Policy Magazine Foreign Policy’s Jan. 7 article titled “The World Should Be Watching Bangladesh’s Election Debacle” is an inaccurate and unfair portrayal of Bangladesh’s recent election. The article is wrong when it asserts

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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