Why is India trying to become an aggressor

(By Ali Raza) India’s new leadership is continuously posing threats to the security of Pakistan. Modi’s engineering to convert existing posture into new offensive posture which no doubt has the capacity to bring instability in the whole region. By adoption of this posture Modi is trying to get hegemonic status for India in the region . . . → Read More: Why is India trying to become an aggressor

Defeat of another super power in Afghanistan

In the 19th century, Great Game was played between Russia and Great Britain in the regions of Central Asia and Afghanistan. Durand Line was demarcated in 1893 during Abdur Rahman’s rule and Afghanistan was created as a second buffer State between the two competing powers. Afghanistan was ruled by King M. Zahir Shah from 1933 . . . → Read More: Defeat of another super power in Afghanistan

Will extremist Hindus backed by Modi be able to stop Indian liberals

India may be the world’s largest democracy, but a kiss can still land you in serious trouble.

Kissing in public is not against the law here, but it is still considered somewhat taboo – and it is totally unacceptable to an increasingly active right-wing Hindu moral police. Lovers can be beaten up for kissing . . . → Read More: Will extremist Hindus backed by Modi be able to stop Indian liberals

The unjust state of affairs

The horrifying case of the killing and burning of a young Christian couple, Shama and Sajjad, by a mob in a village in Kasur could become a test case for the government to demonstrate — for once — its commitment to the rule of law in incidents where the vulnerable are attacked.

For the first . . . → Read More: The unjust state of affairs

Rape victims suffer more due to insensitive police attitude

Barbara Bowman first publicly accused Bill Cosby of rape in 2004. But people didn’t start believing her until now, when a male comedian called Cosby a rapist last month.

Bowman’s story puts a personal face on the myriad reasons women are often hesitant to come forward with rape allegations. They often face disbelief, harrassment, or accusations of . . . → Read More: Rape victims suffer more due to insensitive police attitude

Indian politicians clear themselves of Chhattisgarh deaths

 

As the Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy mounts, the question is where will the accountability lie? In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh dismissed Congress’s demand for his resignation, saying his resignation or that of the state health minister won’t solve the problem. He said that prima facie it appeared that SOPs . . . → Read More: Indian politicians clear themselves of Chhattisgarh deaths

Should Pakistani leadership wake up to the IS developments

Amid swelling reports of the Islamic State (IS) rapidly emerging in Pakistan, a most recent meeting in Balochistan between the leadership of Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi-led IS and a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan – Jundallah – has created ripples in the Pakistani establishment circles.

The news about the meeting between the delegations of . . . → Read More: Should Pakistani leadership wake up to the IS developments

PTI won’t remain peaceful after November 30 rally in Islamabad: Imran Khan

Imran Khan says PTI won’t remain peaceful after Nov 30 rally in Islamabad

Apparently frustrated by the fact that their three-month-long agitation against the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has failed in achieving their primary objective – the prime minister’s resignation –Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his close ally Sheikh Rashid . . . → Read More: PTI won’t remain peaceful after November 30 rally in Islamabad: Imran Khan

Ashrafi suggests punishment for violation of Blasphemy law and not repeal

Opposing calls for repealing the blasphemy law, Pakistan Ulema Council chairman Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi has suggested that instead those misusing the law should be given the punishment prescribed for its violators.

Referring to IS posters and wall-chalking being reported in suburban areas of the provincial metropolis, he describes it as a reaction to the hoisting . . . → Read More: Ashrafi suggests punishment for violation of Blasphemy law and not repeal

Age of reason comes to an end

(By Pervez Hoodbhoy) Some 300 years ago the age of reason lifted Europe from darkness, ushering in modern science together with modern scientific attitudes. These soon spread across the world. But now, running hot on its heels is the age of unreason. Reliance upon evidence, patient investigation, and careful logic is giving way to bald assertions, . . . → Read More: Age of reason comes to an end