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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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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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Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change

Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change

The phenomenon of human rights, its protection and its violation is one of the most vulnerable subjects prone to get affected by a number of factors. Be it a state of war or conflict between or within the states or bad governance on the part of any state, if it […]

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Challenges Posed by Asymmetric Warfare to International Humanitarian Law

Challenges Posed by Asymmetric Warfare to International Humanitarian Law

The nature of armed conflicts have changed dramatically in the 21st century. Conflicts between two or more states are rare while non-international armed conflicts between government forces and organized armed groups or between such groups themselves are now common. The wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are prime examples of […]

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Islamophobia in Europe

Islamophobia in Europe

Islamophobia is one of the most contentious concepts today. Literally translated as the ‘fear of Islam’, many argue that no such phenomenon exists. Yet far from being an intellectual debate, Islamophobia or anti-Muslimism is a glaring reality. Since the September 11 attacks and the London bombings 2005, Muslims throughout the […]

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1971 War-Related Trials in Bangladesh

1971 War-Related Trials in Bangladesh

Briefs, Human Rights, International, Research Brief September 7, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

The Bangladeshi government has accused various of its religious leaders and public figures of aiding the Pakistan Army in carrying out alleged war crimes against Bengali population before and during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, also referred to as liberation war in Bangladesh. It has accused Pakistan Army of carrying out […]

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Israel’s Impunity

Israel’s Impunity

Human Rights, International May 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

Marcus Tullius Cicero rightly quoted “Silent enim leges inter arma” – In the times of war, the law falls silent. The Israel-Palestine conflict is one such perfect embodiment of this maxim. The grim humanitarian situation of the Palestinians in the occupied territories of West Bank and Gaza Strip and those […]

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The Rohingya Crisis: Implications and Recommendations

The Rohingya Crisis: Implications and Recommendations

Human Rights, International August 10, 2015 at 11:22 pm 0 comments

The recent crisis sparked by the mass escape of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state to Bangladesh and East Asian countries is the latest manifestation of the oppression of the ethnic community by the Myanmar state and its sponsored groups. The Rohingya have been designated one of […]

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