(By Syed Mohammad Ali) For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities due to multiple waves of Afghans crossing over the porous international border to flee repeated bouts of escalating conflict within their war-ravaged country.
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan had unleashed the first wave of refugees into . . . → Read More: Afghan refugees by the millions
For years, we have been doing everything in our power to erode the state in every way. The rich and powerful have habitually used the state to obtain easy riches. Learning from them, state functionaries – civil service, army and the judiciary – developed perks, plots and protocol as a means of joining the elite.
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The self-righteous liberals in India appear to have been shocked by Penguin India’s decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus’. There are petitions being disseminated and signed, and articles being written that express a range of emotions from disgust to dismay. A few others are (rightly) concerned that the actual blame may . . . → Read More: Where will Modi take secular India?
A London-based human rights campaign group has called on the British government to come clean on its policy regarding deadly drone strikes overseas.
In a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague, legal charity Reprieve urged the government to publish its assessment of the number of civilians killed in the drone attacks across the . . . → Read More: What is United Kingdoms stance on use of drones
More than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012, revealing for the first time the shocking scale of death toll among those building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.
Official figures confirmed by the Indian embassy in Doha reveal that 237 Indians working in Qatar died in 2012 and 241 in 2013. . . . → Read More: How have over 500 Indian workers died in Qatar
Eminent academics, writers and lawyers have come out strongly against the withdrawal of American academic Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, following a settlement between publisher Penguin and petitioner Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti on Tuesday.
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PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.
The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label