Human Rights

Violence in the Name of Cow Protection in India

Violence in the Name of Cow Protection in India

With the assumption of power by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in May 2014, Hindutva-linked cow protection groups have resurged back in the spotlight by either killing or beating cattle traders, beef-eaters and daily farmers, mostly Muslims and Dalits. The majority of India’s Hindus consider cows as sacred. The cow is […]

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Recalling the Modus Vivendi of Burhan Wani

Recalling the Modus Vivendi of Burhan Wani

The experts have been vying hard to evolve and settle not only on the definitional aspects of terrorism and freedom fighter but on the causes of both the terms as well. It is another matter however that, no singular definition has been settled unanimously till date. Terrorism for one may […]

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Dissipating Concerns Related to the Afghan Refugee Issue

Dissipating Concerns Related to the Afghan Refugee Issue

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 changed Pakistan in many ways. Perhaps the most significant effect was the massive influx of Afghan nationals into the state of Pakistan. The first wave of Afghan refugees to Pakistan began during the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the late 1970s. By the […]

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Dented Legacy of India’s Minority Rights

Dented Legacy of India’s Minority Rights

India professes its distinct cultural plurality in terms of “unity in diversity” while being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. It has time and again used the precursor of secularism to celebrate this diversity. The multiculturalism in Indian society is reflected by its variety of cultural, linguistic and religious […]

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Supporting the Kashmir Intifada

Supporting the Kashmir Intifada

The on going Kashmiri intifada movement sparked by the sacrifice of a young freedom fighter, Burhan Wani, is entering its second year; facing the wrath of the world’s third largest military machine. With more than two hundred martyrs, thousands blinded and maimed; it still could not attract the requisite level […]

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Subterfuge of Demeaning Kashmiris

Subterfuge of Demeaning Kashmiris

Even Stanley Cooper wouldn’t have imagined the scenario when he inked the poem, ‘Our Topsy-Turvy World’ where everything loses track, where peace can never reign, so long as the aberrations are norm. It can be candidly stated that the world we live in today’s era, is indeed topsy-turvy, where defying […]

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Anti-Romeo Squads: Saffronization of Culture

Anti-Romeo Squads: Saffronization of Culture

The election of Hindu extremist Yogi Adityanath in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has raised concerns over the rise of Hindu Fundamentalism in India. These concerns have been vindicated through the reign of terror and violence unleashed by Hindutva groups across the country. While the main manifestation of this […]

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Women’s Political Representation in the  European Union

Women’s Political Representation in the European Union

Over the previous year the European Union has done an extraordinary arrangement to advance gender uniformity. One breakthrough from the perspective of getting through the ‘discriminatory constraint’, which is as yet keeping capable women from rising to the top in Europe’s driving organizations, has without a doubt been Parliament’s undaunted […]

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Kashmir, Down the Drain: A lost paradise

With the area of around 86,000 square miles, Kashmir is a land facing the longest military occupation and surveillance due to an unresolved conflict, since almost 70 years. India has forcefully imposed itself on this former princely state by deploying 1 million (estimated) army personnel. The purpose of keeping the […]

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The RSS is increasing its presence in Indian Occupied Kashmir

Altering Demographics of Indian-held Kashmir

For almost seven decades, the issue of Jammu and Kashmir continues to remain the main dispute between two nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan. The Jammu and Kashmir issue, is one of the oldest unresolved international disputes, which continues to threaten the stability of the region which is home to three […]

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