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Why should women march?

“Kuch Log Tumhay Samjhayein Gey/ Wo Tum Ko Khaof Dilayein Gey/ Jo Hai Wo Bhi Kho Sakta Hai/ Is Rah Mein Rehzan Hain Itnay/ Kuch Aur Yahan Ho Sakta Hai”…

A freedom lost”: Part – I

Formulating laws and creating rules from above – without broader consultations – is not a good idea. Of course, you cannot consult criminals while legislating against them but other than…

What rule of order?

An unelected prime minister (the current caretaker PM) while speaking to a delegation of Ivy League students (Aug 26) claimed, “social order can never be compromised for rule of law”.…

What does privacy mean?

Power and rights are neither absolute nor permanent but dynamic, situational, contested and socially constructed concepts. Power, in the sociological context does not merely mean raw physical force or economic…

Responding to the terror threat

The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in August 2021 created a euphoric feeling in Pakistan that a friendly Taliban government had come into power. It was assumed that the…

The facade of Indian democracy

Seventy-five years ago, India gained freedom and declared itself a secular state. The constitution of the world’s largest democracy provides for “freedom of conscience and the right of all individuals…

Is Modi using Israel’s tricks?

The policies and strategies employed by the Indian government and the ruling BJP in the recent past to suppress minorities, especially the Muslim community, have a remarkable similarity to what…

Age of democratic erosion

PRESIDENT Joe Biden’s initiative to hold a virtual ‘Summit for Democracy’ has been variously interpreted. Many in the West saw this as a timely effort to reinvigorate democracies, put the…

Checkmate

BY the time this column goes to print, the TLP will either still be wreaking havoc on N-5 or some settlement would’ve been struck. Either way, considerable damage to life, property, and…

State of surrender

IT has not happened for the first time that the state has surrendered to a group it had declared terrorist. But the way the government capitulated yet again to the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik…