Don’t Politicise the Anti-Coronaviurs Campaign

By Sajjad Shaukat Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has almost enveloped the entire world. Up to April 13, 2020, globally, it killed more than 113,849 persons and infected 1.8 million people. As regards Pakistan, up to the same date, the number of coronavirus-deaths has reached the figure of 95, whereas the number of persons, affected by the virus is 5,478. Unlike Asia and Africa, this novel virus has badly a ...

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Book Review: A Soldier’s ‘Lone Long Walk’

From the Self-Quarantined ‘Solitude’ A Soldier’s ‘Lone Long Walk’ [caption id="attachment_17934" align="alignright" width="275"] Soldier - Siachen Sector[/caption] By F Z Khan Outside my self-imposed solitude, the fear of coronavirus has gripped, around the globe, as the demon has started wreaking havoc across continents. Messages on social media and talk shows on TV have added dread and scare to further sp ...

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Political Fault Lines, Moving India towards Disintegration

By Sajjad Shaukat While, the ideology of Hindutva (Hindu nationalism) is the genesis of Hindu terrorism, having co-relationship with it, India’s political fault lines are based upon the discriminatory system of caste and religion. These trends in Indian politics have become the staging ground for all the national movements and wars of liberation. Indian anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan approach is also part of ...

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Global War on Terror: Positive Effects of Pakistan’s Policy Transformation

By Sajjad Shaukat Owing to its fragile economy, after the 9/11 tragedy, Pakistan joined the US-led Global War on Terror (GWoT) and was granted the status of non-NATO ally by America due the early successes, achieved by Pakistan’s Army and country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) against the Al-Qaeda militants. But, when the US-led NATO forces felt that they are failing in coping with the stiff resistance ...

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Indian State Sponsored Terrorism in Sri Lanka

By Sajjad Shaukat Historically, India has continued interventionist and hegemonic policies vis-à-vis her neighbouring countries through its military and intelligence agency RAW. Besides supporting separatism in East Pakistan which resulted in dismemberment of Pakistan and continued assistance to the separatist elements of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, New Delhi occupied Sikkim, subdued Bhutan. It particu ...

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Secular India: Muslims Are Not Equal to Hindus

posted by Zaheerul Hassan Dr Subramanian Swamy, a senior leader of the ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and a member of India’s parliament, has said that Muslims are not equal citizens since they pose a threat to the world. He was speaking to journalist Isobel Yeung when he slammed over 200 million people of his own country; Muslims. He was supposed to justify an ongoing human rights crisis in In ...

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Broadening split in India’s Federation

By Sajjad Shaukat Since Narendar Modi, the leader of the ruling party BJP became the Indian Prime Minister in 2014, he started implementing ideology of Hindutva ((Hindu Nationalism). Under his regime, persecution of religious minorities such as Dalits, Sikhs, Christians and particularly Muslims, including even of lower cast-Hindus might be cited as instance. In this regard, the Indian Citizenship Amendment ...

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Does Religion Matter? Communal Violence in India

Shared by Ram Puniyani Posted by Zaheerul Hassan The carnage or to put it more precisely the anti Muslim violence in Delhi (February-March 2020) has shaken us all. Analysts are burning midnight oil yet again to understand the deeper causative factors of the same. One of the neglected aspects of analysis of communal violence has been the one related to prevalent factor of Caste in Indian society. Caste is in ...

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