OPINION

 Syed Kaleem Geelani

RBA Category Needs Relook & Rethink

RBA Category Needs Relook & Rethink

  When & How it came into existence? After Independence, the first priority of the govt was to uplift the people who were poor, downtrodden, neglected and the tribes living primitive life in jungles and ravines. So, the govt of India appointed First Backward Classes Commission known as Khan Sahib Kalekar Commission on 29th Jan […]

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The Unpious Pir

The jousting and collusion of prayer and power in Pakistan

By: Khaled Ahmed Pakistan says it is an ideological state but when heavily bearded, rotten-toothed, medieval-looking Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi comes out of his lair in Sial Sharif, Sargodha, Punjab, it looks like a mental asylum broken loose. That is what this 90-something-old man unleashed when he came out in January 2018 and said he and […]

 Amratya Sen

Asma Jahangir, my fearless friend

Asma Jahangir, my fearless friend

Asma was loved in Pakistan, but no less in India, and whenever she gave a talk in India, the room — whatever its size — was always overfull

It is hard to find a measure of Asma Jahangir’s greatness. She was a brilliant intellectual, a superb humanist, a great political leader, an epitome of kindness, a personification of indomitable courage. Asma was all these things — and much more. Professionally she excelled as a magnificent lawyer — who did more than anyone else […]

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Disqualification

In 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party swept the polls. It had to be neutralised.

IT is unfortunate that a question concerning the probity of public life should have become entangled in the cold war which the Narendra Modi government has launched against all non-BJP-ruled governments — in this instance the government of Delhi headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. At issue is the scope of the constitutional bar on […]

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Series of scams could hurt Modi’s election prospects

Series of scams could hurt Modi’s election prospects

Modi, who despite being in power for almost four years tends to blame everything on India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru, has now blamed the scam on his predecessor

BY: Aditya Sinha India is seized with another banking scam. At the centre is Punjab National Bank (PNB), a nationalised bank. The culprit is diamond jeweller (or, as he prefers, “diamantaire”) Nirav Modi. The amount involved is Rs114 billion (approx $1.8 billion). PNB has localised the blame to a two low-level officials, who allowed diamantaire […]

 Moonis Ahmar

Security pact for the Middle East?

Syria is a classic example of proxy war because Iran is supporting the regime of Bashar al Assad and Saudi Arabia is supporting the other side

In his speech delivered on the occasion of annual Munich Security Conference on February 16, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani came up with an innovative idea for a security pact for the Middle Eastern countries in order to establish peace and resolve contentious issues in the region. The Amir of […]

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Confrontation on the LoC

Confrontation on the LoC

Neither party is talking seriously about preventing a conflict that will harm both.

BY: I.A. Rehman THE almost daily exchange of fire across the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, in the Kashmir and Punjab sectors, with growing losses of life and property on both sides, must be brought to an end as quickly as possible, because the danger of the situation getting out of control and […]

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When apartheid Israel abuses Palestine’s children

Palestinians being subjected to threats and violence in prisons has become a part of the Zionist regime’s policy now

BY: Fawaz Turki Nelson Mandela, who knew a thing or two about national struggle, once said: “There is no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats children.” And no child in the world has suffered more grievously — indeed more barbarously — than those living under Israel’s rule of the gun. […]

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Will Pakistan empower people of Azad Kashmir?

Will Pakistan empower people of Azad Kashmir?

BY: Dr Shabir Choudhry    A full-blown debate on Act 74 with many dimensions is raging in Azad Kashmiri political circles and on social media. Some people are even wrongly portraying that they are the first one to oppose the Act 74; or demand its abolition. They give this impression that as a result of their […]

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Morality and Goodwill

BY: Towseef Ahmad     It is a fact that the system of morality can be based on an egalitarian moral system or it can be moral system which does not payoff due to unruly imperial design and structure. It can be said firmly that the goodwill is considered as one of the unwavering doctrines in the […]