OTHER VIEW

 Towseef Ahmad

Taxonomy of Rights

The infinite relationship of the constitution with the recognized mandate of sovereign will of society makes it evidently clear that the constitution caters to the efficacious and extraordinary exemplar of the rule-making taxonomy and purposive program of its sentient characteristics and essentials. This also points to the evolution of the constitutional interface whilst the point […]

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THE SWORD OF ALLAH, KHALID BIN WALEED (RA)

THE SWORD OF ALLAH, KHALID BIN WALEED (RA)

BY: MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA Khalid bin Waleed (RA) was born in a highly respected family of Banu Makhzum of the tribe of Qureysh in Makkah in nearly 585 AD. His folks were one of three primary people of its clan and were also in charge of the matters relating to battles. That is why he […]

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The Islamist Confusion of Branding Religion as Political System

By: Ali Al-Amin In order to dismantle the tyranny and violence issuing from the Islamist system of the Arab world today, there should be focus on researching the essence of Islamic culture, not religion. One day as a child, the great poet Muhammad Iqbal was reciting verses from the Holy Quran, when his father entered […]

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A Woman Can Lead Friday Prayers

BY: Syeda Hameed I was a member of the National Commission of Women in 1998 when I met Daud Sharifa, who was building a mosque for women at Puddokotai, Tamil Nadu, since women were denied entry into mosques there. Last week, I read reports that a woman in Mallapuram district led the Friday prayers, which […]

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AJK-GB democratic deficit, way out

AJK-GB democratic deficit, way out

By: Manzoor Gilani Parts of princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) under the administrative control of Pakistan are neither its constitutional part nor autonomous to be called as ‘local authority’ as mandated by UNCIP. Despite that they are controlled by the Government of Pakistan […]

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VALLABHBHAI PATEL – A LEGACY APPROPRIATED AND DISTORTED

BY:Neha Dabhade Historical figures are complex and shaped by the context they lived out of. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is no exception. Vallabhbhai Patel popularly known as the “indomitable iron man” of India is credited with unifying India when India was a cluster of numerous princely states at the time of independence and Patel was the […]

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Interpreting G-B council’s dissolution

Interpreting G-B council’s dissolution

By: Masud Ahmed Khan Gilgit-Baltistan is strategically important not only for Pakistan but also for China, India and the United States. The territory — bordering Afghanistan and China in the north, Khyber-Pakhtunkwa in the west and Indian-administered Kashmir in the east — is as important today as it was in 1880 during the strategic rivalry […]

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The anatomy of another riot

The anatomy of another riot

Kasganj is a metaphor for the emerging everydayness of riot-induced violence

BY: Shiv Visvanathan Every riot today produces a set of staged narratives which are eerie to watch and strange to listen to. A riot is no longer an act of production where the narrative focusses on causes but an act of consumption where a variety of narratives create a quilt patch we call history. The […]

 Zehra Kamal

What schools should also teach

What schools should also teach

Zehra Kamal Alam THE Zainab rape-murder case in Kasur has jolted the nation into thinking seriously about a highly prevalent but hushed-up issue. There is an increased sense of urgency and greater receptivity among parents, teachers and adult caregivers to the idea of providing children with information that can help to protect them from potentially […]

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