The New Crossroads: State, Religion, and the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The New Crossroads: State, Religion, and the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan

As the primary constitutive basis of Pakistan, religion has been coming at a crossroads with politics, strategy, and the wider state policies for over decades now.  This interaction of religion…

The TLP Conundrum: Discourses of Radicalisation in Brelwism Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The TLP Conundrum: Discourses of Radicalisation in Barelvism

Pakistan has been under the wave of country-wide violent protests by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) over the issue of blasphemous caricatures published in a French magazine and the subsequent developments. TLP…

Imran Khan’s Visit to Sri Lanka – A Success? Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Imran Khan’s Visit to Sri Lanka – A Success?

On February 23, Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived on a two-day visit in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his counterpart, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have shared a…

The Brahman Strategic Syncretism Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Brahman Strategic Syncretism

Hinduism is “dharma” or a code of conduct; a disjoint from fundamentals is at the locus of its peculiarity. Its amorphism personifies its millennial survival and resilience. It is identified as one…

Pakistan's Drive Against Islamophobia Articles Asia

Pakistan’s Drive Against Islamophobia

Today, one can observe widespread hatred and uninformed fear of the Islamic faith and its adherents. There are everyday incidences of hate crimes against Muslims. Though the state of affairs…

Decoding Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020 Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Decoding Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020

The ethnic and religious composition of the disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) has remained central to the decades-old conflict, primarily because the Kashmir independence movement stands on the…

Deconstructing Delhi State Election Results Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Deconstructing Delhi State Election Results

The recent state election in the Indian state of Delhi declared Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) victorious with a land-slide victory. The party conveniently secured 62 seats in the Delhi state assembly…

Deconstructing Israel Trump’s Deal of the Century: An Absolute Apartheid? Articles Defense & Security

Deconstructing Trump’s Deal of the Century: An Absolute Apartheid?

On January 28, 2020, President Trump announced his so-called ‘deal of the century’ for the resolution of the longstanding Palestine conflict. The official title of the deal is “Peace to…

The Red Right Hand and Another Tory Term Articles Europe Politics & Governance

The Red Right Hand and Another Tory Term

In John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, when Belial, a fallen angel, argues in favor of ending the war in heaven, he tries to unnerve his fellow rebels with the fear of…

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Acquittal of Asia Bibi and March of Violence

Recent episode of violent protests across Pakistan on the acquittal of Asia Bibi quaked the country to its core, seriously tarnishing the social fabric of the society. The acquittal was…

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